Moog Inc. Partners with Doosan Bobcat to Create World's First All-Electric Compact Track Loader
Moog launches construction venture focused on accelerating electrification & automation.
Ann Marie Luhr - (BUSINESS WIRE)
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced today that the company is providing Doosan Bobcat with its intelligent machine electrification system to help Bobcat design and build the world’s first all-electric compact track loader: the award-winning Bobcat T7X, which does not use hydraulic parts or oil. The T7X is a zero-emission and all-electric machine with the power and performance of a diesel-hydraulic machine but without the noise, emissions, and hydraulic leaks.
Moog’s intelligent machine electrification system consists of Moog’s integrated software framework, a sophisticated electric machine controller, lift and tilt electric cylinders, electric traction motors, and power electronics. With the help of Moog’s system, the T7X is a major step forward for the productivity, safety, and sustainability of construction machinery.
“Our conversation began with Moog’s all-electric actuators, but ultimately our talks led to the intelligent machine electrification system. Working in partnership with Bobcat, we were able to bring that all-electric vision to life in six months.”
Moog has a long history of converting hydraulic systems to electric in industries including aerospace, defense, and industrial machinery as well as in applications such as simulators for air, sea, and land vehicles. Leveraging this expertise, Moog’s intelligent machine electrification system helps the T7X control the motion of the tracks, as well as lift and tilt functions with industry-leading efficiency to enable a powerful zero-emission machine with significantly increased run time and reduced maintenance costs.
“To describe our contribution to the T7X in anatomical terms,” added Baldi, “we supplied the part of the brain that controls motion; the nervous system helping to intelligently coordinate actions, power, and sensor information; and the muscles, which are the all-electric actuators and motors.”
On January 4, 2022, in Las Vegas at CES 2022, Doosan Bobcat announced that Sunbelt Rentals will invest in a fleet of the all-electric T7X compact track loaders. The all-electric machines will be co-branded by Bobcat and Sunbelt and made available in 2022.
Moog Inc. has launched a new venture called Moog construction. “Our focus is accelerating electrification, automation, and connectivity by enabling the world’s safest, most sustainable, and most productive machines,” said Joe Alfieri, vice president, and general manager for Moog construction.
Moog construction is bringing the intelligent machine electrification system to market for customers looking to create zero-emission, connected, and more automated machines.
By seamlessly integrating multiple subsystems including power management, motion control, connectivity, and automation, Moog enables customers to develop their own differentiated offerings and bring their vision for next-generation machines to life, while decreasing development costs and the time to bring products to market.