Industrial Funded Projects
INTEGRATED ACTUATORS FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
POR FESR 2014-2020 – AVVISO RICERCA 2020 – Cod. CUP I62C20001110007
In Europe, non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) are responsible for approximately 15% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 5% of particulate (PM) emissions. The development of electric mobility is already introducing new challenges to industrial supply chains, starting from the development of new powertrains, to the reuse and recycling of materials up to the advanced management of electric power. Under investigation there are not only traction applications but also all the auxiliary services of the vehicle.
The actuation system called "Steering by Wire" is one of the first applications for "no road" vehicles to take a step towards simplification and electrification, it performs the function of moving the steering wheels in complete replacement of the hydraulic steering system commonly used on these vehicles.
The INTEGRATED ACTUATORS FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES project aims to develop a mature and validated product (TRL7) for the application of steering in the context of the vehicle electrification, improving efficiency and energy consumption. The product components will be improved from the performance point of view and integrated with IoT-type functions.
The new product will improve the electrification of off-road vehicles such as forklifts by adding to electric traction other features such as the steering. The innovations introduced with the project are:
- greater efficiency guaranteed by the complete replacement of the hydraulic system with an electromechanical one capable of using energy only when actually needed
- longer battery life;
- the simplification of the system by reducing the number of components (there is only one cable between the actuator and the steering wheel);
- a remotely managed monitoring system.
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The GENERA project
The GENERA project, "Regenerative Electric Generation", was financed by the Ministry of Economic Development with the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 as part of the National Operational Program "Enterprises and Competitiveness". The goal of the project is to develop a family of innovative linear generators based on ball screw technology to be used in frontier applications in wave motion generation. Together with the project partners, EMS srl and SEAPOWER scrl, new technologies have been developed for the realization of a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system. Many public bodies and private companies have estimated the potential of global wave energy to be around 2100 GW. The products resulting from the project were tested at the port of Civitavecchia in real applications, bringing the technology to a (TRL)6 development level.