CAN Newsletter magazine
Eletric drives open up possibilities for future-focused ecological and economical vehicle concepts. Brewery trucks with Lenze’s Mobile inside reduce the carbon footprint.
Jonas Schuster from Lenze Schmidhauser describes in his article the usage of the DCU/PSU combined inverter and DC/DC converter in trucks used by the Heineken brewery. The CAN-based unit runs the J1939 protocols nicknamed PublicCAN. Ginaf is the truck maker integrating the electrical motor and control system.
“The drivers are also very happy with the vehicle – even if the electrical drive demands a completely different driving style because only one pedal is effectively used for acceleration and braking,” reported the author. Because the trucks are used only in Amsterdam between 7:00 and 11:00, the trucks are running not more than 50 km to 60 km on their daily tours. Nevertheless, the battery-powered trucks can run up to 200 km.
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