Editron

With EDITRON, one piece of hardware can perform the task of many different components and each system can adapt and upgrade as the customer’s needs develop. 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.

EDITRON marine system

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.

EDITRON off-highway system

Optimized 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 transportation system

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.

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.

Features and benefits

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.

Features and benefits
  • 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.

Features and benefits
  • Emission- free operation
  • Low noise
  • Fast response time
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Higher productivity
  • Better performance

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Case studies

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    Danfoss partners with Paus Maschinenfabrik from Emsland for providing health protection for miners through emission-free electromobility and cost reduction through lower fuel and ventilation costs.

  • Danfoss powers Asia’s first E-ferry in Taiwan
    Danfoss powers Asia’s first E-ferry in Taiwan

    Replacing diesel with electricity - an efficient and cost-effective solution for reducing ferry emissions.

  • Europe’s first hybrid-powered heavy truck
    Europe’s first hybrid-powered heavy truck

    With the electric drive system, we provide a solution that lowers fuel consumption and emissions; in addition, the powerful hybrid system boosts available low speed torque. 

  • Sailing the electric revolution
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    As part of a global plan designed to better support Gothenburg’s growing commuter infrastructure, Sweden’s second-largest public transportation company Västtrafik launched an initiative to help alleviate the emissions.

  • World’s first hybrid-electric horizontal drill halves fuel consumption
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News

  • Visedo Oy now Danfoss Mobile Electrification
    Developer team from Danfoss Mobile Electrification wins prestigious Finnish Engineering Award
    Tuesday, 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.

  • Danfoss acquires Visedo – a world-leading expert in electric solutions
    Danfoss acquires Visedo – a world-leading expert in electric solutions
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Danfoss continues to invest in innovation to enable further growth – the latest with the acquisition of Visedo Oy, a world-leading expert in electric solutions for the off-highway and marine markets.