As the world’s leading trade show for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, bauma 2022 once again reached many people. With more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries and 3,200 exhibitors from around 60 countries, the trade show exceeded all expectations and was a complete success again this year.
This year, bauma was all about sustainability. With over 90 years of experience, ingenuity and inspiration, Perkins and BU Power Systems are committed to solutions that enable a climate-friendly CO₂-reduced future. Stage V compliant engines, biodiesel and alternative powertrains are already helping to shape a sustainable future. With high-quality and durable spare parts and components, a long engine life can be achieved and resources can be conserved. Optimal service from a partner at eye level provides a good basis for this.
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“With our innovations and solutions, we want to offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases while still maintaining or even increasing performance and efficiency,” says Peter Wagner, General Sales Manager at BU Power Systems. “In doing so, Perkins and BU Power Systems address an increasingly wide range of sustainable propulsion solutions. In addition, the use of alternative fuels such as biodiesel and lower carbon fuels can make a contribution. There is no universal solution here. In practice, it is necessary to look at how sustainable solutions can be integrated for each individual customer. For machines in the field, increased efficiency can be achieved by overhauling or replacing spare parts in addition to replacing an engine. Perkins is strategically well positioned to further support OEMs in the energy transition. As an expert, we are looking forward to the dialogue with our customers in order to develop practicable solutions together.“
In addition to the existing hybrid-electric, hybrid-mechanical and hybrid-hydraulic programmes, Perkins engineers are currently developing and testing 48-volt, 300-volt and 600-volt battery configurations for use in construction, industrial, materials handling and agricultural applications. The lithium-ion batteries feature a robust, modular design and factory-installed telematics to optimise performance and application in off-highway applications. They are also being designed for recycling and reuse at the end of life to incorporate sustainability across their entire life cycle.
In addition, Perkins offers a powerful and growing portfolio of connectivity solutions that can help OEMs promote optimal, sustainable diesel engine performance. Available as a separate Perkins service or easily integrated into OEM fleet management offerings, the connected engines provide real-time insights into performance, fuel and oil consumption, and other key engine data via a customisable dashboard that can maximise the uptime of Perkins-powered machines and fleets.
These connectivity offerings are seamlessly integrated with the expert maintenance and services offered by the global Perkins dealer network to proactively diagnose and resolve engine issues, helping technicians get the job done right the first time to minimise downtime and repair costs.