Electrification is impacting every mobile vehicle industry—from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks and transit buses to construction equipment and agricultural machinery. As such, manufacturers are developing and integrating a variety of new technologies such as electric motors and battery systems while also determining how best to utilize them in tandem with existing components such as hydraulics.
To help design teams better understand how various technologies are coming together to enable vehicle electrification, Microwaves & RF, in partnership with Power & Motion, has put together a series of educational sessions under the topic Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles. Each session highlights a key topic or subject related to electrification and the various components and systems which enable it. Sessions are available for viewing starting July 28.
Registration is free, and prizes can be won by active session visitors that aggregate the most points!
Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles is part of Power & Motion's Engineering Academy, a collection of educational sessions on various industry topics such as robotics and the Internet of Things (IoT) put together in conjunction with colleagues at Machine Design, Electronic Design, and Microwaves & RF. Some of the most recent events include:
- Robotics by Design
- Power Systems Design
- Chiplets - Electronic Design Automation
The Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles event includes panel discussions and technical presentations with various industry experts who are able to provide their perspectives on working with electric vehicles and the components and systems which help power them.
Best Practices for Working with High Voltage Batteries and Systems
In this 30-minute Technical Session, Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems — and a member of Power & Motion's editorial advisory board — overviews lessons his company has learned when working with high-voltage systems. Currently, there are no industry standards for working with the high-voltage systems that are now prevalent in electric-powered vehicles and equipment, particularly for heavier duty applications. This session will dive into how best to work with these systems, what dangers there are if proper precautions are not taken and how the industry could go about standardizing methods for working with high voltage systems.
How to Leverage the Best of Hydraulics with Emerging Battery-Electric Technology for Mobile Equipment
Jay Schultz, Electrification Business Development manager at Parker Hannifin, leads this technical session overviewing integration of hydraulics with electric power systems. It will offer an evaluation of what approaches to take when integrating these systems, best practices for doing so as well as a real-world example with a heavy equipment OEM.
An OEMs Perspective on Going Electric
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) developing various types of electric vehicles will offer their perspectives during this panel discussion on designing electric vehicles, the technologies being utilized and how they are working with industry suppliers.
Insights will be provided by three panelists from the heavy-duty truck and off-highway equipment industries:
- Steve Heckeroth, founder and chief innovation officer at Solectrac
- George Fotopoulos, vice president of E-Mobility at Mack Trucks Inc.
- Brad Stemper, lead, North America Construction Equipment Product Management at CASE Construction Equipment
How to Prepare for EV Adoption
For manufacturers looking to get into the field of electric vehicles there are many aspects which need to be considered for design, manufacturing, distribution, and service of electric vehicles and the components which help power them. In this panel discussion, two subject-matter experts provide their industry perspectives on the various aspects which need to be taken into consideration when adopting electric vehicles and associated products into your product platform.
During this session, viewers can hear insights from: