Danfoss Mobile Electrification specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets. A business division of Danfoss, it develops and manufactures high-performance, EDITRON power systems for heavy duty vehicles, machines and marine vessels, based on its unique synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet (SRPM) technology.
EDITRON powertrain systems deliver market-leading efficiency and are suitable for hybrid and electric applications within the power range of 30kW to 2,000kW. Its rugged and compact systems with smart software controls provide a comprehensive EDITRON drivetrain solution for customers.
Based in Lappeenranta, Finland, the division has several global operation bases to serve a broad international client base, with exports to Europe and Asia representing 90 per cent of sales. Danfoss Mobile Electrification has assembled an award-winning team to work on the technologies that will enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less.
Electric revolution on its way
Danfoss Mobile Electrification is driving the electrification of marine vessels, off-high way and commercial vehicle drivetrains, taking fuel savings and energy efficiency to the next level. We design and manufacture next-generation hybrid and full-electric drivetrains. Our software-led EDITRON systems enable you to reduce your emissions, run safe and reliable operations and minimize your payback time. These systems have the market’s highest total system efficiency, meaning fewer-batteries in full-electric vehicles and lower fuel consumption in hybrid systems. Extremely compact and lightweight design saves space and guarantees less noise and higher comfort.
Danfoss offers integrated electric propulsion for new and converted marine vessels. We work with vessel owners, operators and shipyards to deliver custom hybrid and electric powertrain systems around the world. In a revolutionary approach for smaller vessels, we offer a DC-grid hybrid propulsion solution that is highly flexible and easy to manage. Our EDITRON systems are capable of meeting impressive weight, size and fuel consumption targets, allowing marine owners and operators to benefit from lower costs and longer lifetimes without compromising on customer experience.
Our unique electric drivetrain system has been designed from the ground up to ensure maximum efficiency at real-world load speeds. The EDITRON system comprises components designed in-house with high IP-classes and permanent magnet technology. Our software-based approach allows a much more intelligent management of power distribution, delivering superior performance in even the most demanding situations. Our platform makes system integration quick and easy including handling monitoring, diagnostics and set-up.
The EDITRON marine system is suitable for hybrid and electric systems within the power range of 30 kW to 2,000 kW. The system is engineered for harsh operating conditions in heavy-duty applications. A high tolerance to shocks and vibrations means excellent reliability. All our components are liquid-cooled, guaranteeing reliability throughout a wide ambient temperature range and a broad range of environments – directly resulting in a significantly longer lifespan.
Optimised for harsh environments
The EDITRON off-highway system has been designed from the ground up to ensure maximum efficiency at real world load speeds. Designed for seamless integration, and available as both hybrid and fully-electric, the EDITRON off-highway system delivers high performance and fuel reduction savings of up to 50 per cent. The system offers unmatched efficiency and endurance even in the roughest conditions. Dust, moisture, mechanical vibrations and extreme temperatures are simply no match. Compact and lightweight, every EDITRON system is designed to last the entire life cycle of the machine.
The EDITRON off-highway system offers a power range of 30 kW to 2,000 kW. A high tolerance to shocks and vibrations means excellent reliability. All components are liquid-cooled, guaranteeing reliability throughout a wide ambient temperature range and broad range of environments. Lightweight and compact, EDITRON saves space and allows for flexibility in installation. Our easy-to-use software platform makes system integration quick and easy and takes care of monitoring, diagnostics and set-up. Our advanced control software guarantees superior performance in even the most demanding situations.
EDITRON transport pollution
The EDITRON transportation system has been designed from the ground up to ensure maximum efficiency at real world load speeds. Designed for seamless integration, and available as both hybrid and fully-electric, the EDITRON transportation system delivers high performance and fuel reduction savings of up to 50 per cent. The system offers unmatched efficiency and endurance even in the roughest conditions. Dust, moisture, mechanical vibrations and extreme temperatures are simply no match. Compact and lightweight, every EDITRON system is designed to last the entire life cycle of the machine.
The EDITRON transportation system offers a power range of 30 kW to 2,000 kW. A high tolerance to shocks and vibrations means excellent reliability. All components are liquid-cooled, guaranteeing reliability throughout a wide ambient temperature range and broad range of environments. Lightweight and compact, EDITRON saves space and allows for flexibility in installation. Our easy-to-use software platform makes system integration quick and easy and takes care of monitoring, diagnostics and set-up. Our advanced control software guarantees superior performance in even the most demanding situations.
We are proud to introduce you to the world’s most sophisticated electric drivetrain system-EDITRON.
EDITRON is the new name for the complete electric drivetrain system from Danfoss Mobile Electrification. Software-led, the EDITRON system delivers maximum efficiencies for heavy-duty vehicles across the off-highway, marine and transportation sectors. This answers the companies mission of ending pollution with electrification.
Our software-based approach delivers maximum efficiency, reduced size and weight and continual improvements for customers. Our sophisticated software controls and optimizes each individual component of the electric or hybrid drivetrain leading to much more intelligent management of power distribution. It allows one piece of hardware to perform the task of many different components and enables each system to adapt and upgrade as the customer’s needs develop. EDITRON comprises the complete electric product family of Danfoss Mobile Electrification and the world-leading technical expertise and market knowledge offered by our team.
Serial hybrid system
Serial hybrid is a system where power is changed from mechanical power to electrical power then back to mechanical power where the power is needed. This means there is a generator connected to the ICE (internal combustion engine), electric motors connected to the load (wheels, propulsion, hydraulic pump etc.), inverters controlling both generators and motors and then also energy storage (battery, supercapacitor) connected between the generator and load.
In this kind of system, the ICE can run independently of the load. It can run at constant speed at optimum operation point when power is needed and then on light load it can be run on idle or even shut down completely. This kind of operation is made possible with the energy storage that buffers the load need from the diesel. Both peak loads and start up power can be fed from the energy storage unit.
The generator that is connected to the ICE can be used also as a motor allowing start/stop functionality.
ICE can be run in isolation from the load
- Variable speed operation
- Start/stop functionality
- Fuel savings
- Reduced wear
- Less noise
Full electric operation possible
- Less noise
- No emissions
Peak loads can be fed from the energy storage unit
- Reduced size or increased performance from the ICE
- High productivity
Energy that is normally wasted can be stored
Better responsiveness, control and reaction times
Parallel hybrid system
In parallel hybrid systems there is one electric machine that acts as either a generator or motor depending on the operation point. This machine is connected to the ICE and the load is connected to the ICE/generator pair. The electric machine is connected to energy storage by the inverter. The inverter controls when the energy storage is charged (generator) and discharged (motor).
This energy storage unit can be used to support the ICE when the load is higher, reducing the load and load peaks handled by the ICE, and then recharged when the ICE load is lower.
- Increased total peak power
- The same or even better performance from a smaller ICE
- Fuel savings and less emissions
- ICE can be run at lower speed on low loads
- Lower noise, lower emissions and fuel consumption
Full electric system
Full electric system consists of energy storage, electric machines running the load (wheels, hydraulic pump, propulsion, etc.) and inverters controlling the electric machine. Energy storage is usually charged from the grid and used to feed the load in question. The inverter is used to control the electric machine running the load.
In full electric systems all the loads are electrically driven. Energy recovery is possible from electrical braking or other deceleration functions.
- Emission- free operation
- Low noise
- Fast response time
- Lower maintenance costs
- Higher productivity
- Better performance
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Developer team from Danfoss Mobile Electrification wins prestigious Finnish Engineering AwardTuesday, May 15, 2018
The Visedo engineering team has been awarded this year’s Finnish Engineering Award in recognition of the team's work to develop and implement EDITRON, an intelligent electric drivetrain system for heavy duty vehicles.