ZF electrified PTO for eActros

In Mercedes-Benz, News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 27, 2022

ZF has joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to equip its electric trucks with eWorX, ZF’s electrified Power Take-Off system.

The eWorX all-in-one solution offers vehicle body manufacturers a known mechanical interface to drive work equipment.

The two companies are also closely collaborating with Palfinger to equip a Mercedes-Benz eActros demonstration truck with a skip loader. Additionally, ZF has applied eWorX to an eActros equipped with a hook loader from Meiller.

Both demonstration vehicles will be unveiled at Munich’s IFAT 2022 global trade fair on May 30.

As a fully integrated system, ZF eWorX offers significant value for vehicle and body manufacturers as a modular, standardised and intelligent system that combines all the functions required for the electrification of on-board equipment in a single compact unit.

eWorX acts as a gateway between the vehicle and its on-board equipment, with seamless communication via a connection to the vehicle’s CAN bus. The system operates independently from the driving system and so can be used with electric axle drives and central drives. The traction battery of the eActros provides electrical energy to the ZF eWorX system. With this, the eWorX electric motor in turn drives the hydraulic pump for the tipper. A mechanical connection to the traction motor is therefore not required.