By combining the best features of our battery-electric Normet SmartDrive® platform and state-of-the-art low-emission engine technology, the Normet ElectroDynamic® architecture allows for increased payload capacity with astonishingly compact outer dimensions while also ensuring superior driving dynamics, high performance, superb fuel efficiency and less need for maintenance.
A key element of the ElectroDynamic technology is that the need for a driveshaft and gearboxes are eliminated through driving the externally cooled mining axles directly with permanent magnet motors in a highly efficient direct-drive configuration. This not only renders a low and compact load end design, instant torque and economical electric retardation possible, but also significantly increases component lifetime.
“As we were developing our battery-electric SmartDrive equipment, we quickly realized that we can actually remove the driveshaft from engine powered equipment as well. This is monumental, because now we can utilize the space where the driveshaft used to be for increased payload capacity.”
- Samu Kukkonen, Technology Director
In essence, the engine generates electricity, which is then used to drive the electric motors at the axles. This power conversion decouples the engine RPM from the speed of the machine and, consequently, enables optimizing it for both best possible fuel economy and performance.
One pedal for a one-of-a-kind underground driving experience
Normet ElectroDynamic® architecture also enables one-pedal driving, where the vehicle automatically controls both acceleration and deceleration with the operator’s accelerator pedal input. Additionally, our advanced front axle suspension system and the new Normet 180° cabin with improved ergonomics and visibility set new industry standards for operator safety and comfort.
Normet ElectroDynamic paves the way to the future of more sustainable underground operations