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Peter Fischbach

Peter is sales and product manager for inverters in the off-highway electrification project team in Bosch Rexroth’s mobile hydraulics business unit. He has worked in various positions, including the Rexroth industry sector manager of factory automation, application and product management, and as head of the REFU Elektronik US subsidiary. He has a strong engineering background and 30+ years’ experience in drive power electronics, digitalization/IoT and electrification in the area of mobile applications and factory automation.


New requirements and the challenges for electric drives systems in off-highway applications

With increasing requirements for zero emissions and CO2 reduction and in light of the current energy crisis, electrification has become one of the main development fields for all major OEMs. The off-highway market is highly diversified with many different requirements when compared to other market segments such as marine, factory automation or passenger car. The Rexroth electrification portfolio for off-highway machines has been developed based on the market's specific requirements and previous experience. The presentation will explain the key design principles and application-related performances of Rexroth’s eLION portfolio. Furthermore, it will show how a specific design has been developed to optimize the solutions for different vehicle functions such as drivetrain, implementation and accessories, in order to achieve maximum efficiency, noise reduction and power density. A practical use case will show the vehicle-specific implementation and performance of Rexroth’s scalable eLION solutions in a real, electrified, off-highway vehicle.