Zero-emission construction with Danfoss Editron and Digital Displacement®

Friday, 14 May 2021

With this Perfect Match from Danfoss Power Solutions, you’ll be at the forefront of excavator electrification and investing in a greener future.

By combining Danfoss Editron's industry-leading electric drivetrain systems with our innovative Digital Displacement® pump technology, we make electrification a commercially viable option for construction machinery and help the industry significantly reduce its CO2 emissions footprint, particularly for excavators, where there is so much to be gained.

“In the construction market, there’s a strong need to reduce CO2 emissions and electrify machines. This is particularly true when we talk about excavators. With this perfect match, we offer the most efficient solution for battery electric and hydraulic system architecture for excavators on the market today. Just as important, the solution will reduce the total cost of ownership, as well as increase the operating hours of the machines. This offering – the combination of Danfoss Editron and Digital Displacement® – makes us unique in the industry,” said Philipp Hermann, Market Segment Director.

Our Danfoss Editron electric drivetrain system includes a broad portfolio of electric machines, electric converters and electric motors. “Our products are efficient, compact, easy to integrate, designed for harsh environments and are the perfect solution for excavators,” said Markus Plassmann, Manager Product Portfolio in Danfoss Editron. Most of the electrified medium-sized excavators in operation on construction sites today are, in fact, equipped with Danfoss Editron solutions.

“Combining our Editron products with Digital Displacement®, you will gain the efficiency needed on larger machines. Here, Digital Displacement® becomes an enabler of electrification,” Markus explained.

With the Digital Displacement® technology, we are truly adding a unique toolbox to hydraulic systems making them more efficient and more productive. It even lowers the cost of the engine and other system components by removing waste heat. Today, a Digital Displacement® pump system is expected to save 25% of the total energy consumption, and future energy recovery architectures could further reduce consumption by up to 50%. 

“The perfect solution is an electrified machine with Digital Displacement®, but you can reach this goal in more than one way – beginning with the electrification with a Danfoss Editron solution to reduce emissions and add Digital Displacement® for efficiency later on – or the other way around, taking it one step of the time,” stressed Philipp.

“We saw the perfect match of Digital Displacement® and Danfoss Editron solutions early on,” added Sales Development Manager Craig Grant. “For Digital Displacement®, we work with more levels of system architecture depending on how much efficiency is needed. This means there are different ways of approaching it, depending on customer demands,” he said.

If you wish to learn more, please reach out to your local Account Manager with any questions you may have or click here to learn more about this "Perfect Match".

Stay tuned for more information on other “Perfect Matches” in our extensive product portfolio in the near future.

Danfoss Editron

The Danfoss Editron electric drivetrain system includes a broad portfolio of electric machines and electric converters that are designed and proven for mobile machines and harsh environments. In fact, most of the electrified medium-sized excavators in operation on construction sites today utilize Danfoss Editron solutions.

Digital Displacement®

The Danfoss Digital Displacement® pump is not only the most efficient variable displacement pump on the market, but it also enables innovative hydraulic system architectures which dramatically reduce system energy losses. Today, a Digital Displacement® pump system is expected to save 25% of the total energy consumption, and future energy recovery architectures could further reduce consumption by up to 50%.