ZQuip, part of Moog Construction, has launched its ZQuip modular energy solution to convert diesel-powered construction fleets into zero-emissions machines that create all-electric jobsites.
The ZQuip energy kit includes:
- 70- and 140-kWh Energy Modules, which are interchangeable across machines
- Conversion kit consisting of a battery harness, electric motor and AI thermal management
- IoT and connectivity to monitor a fleet’s activities and battery-life
“The 700V ZQuip Energy Modules are at the core of this innovation. ZQuip modules are interchangeable across any machine we convert regardless of size, type, or manufacturer, and will enable a level of serviceability, run-time, and value that is far greater than current battery solutions,” said Chris LaFleur, managing director for ZQuip.
ZQuip first demonstrated this concept with a CAT 308, creating a ZQuip battery-electric version of the classic diesel-powered 8-ton excavator.
With ZQuip, once project managers determine the work to be done, they match the fleet’s energy needs with battery capacity. They then optimize each machine by installing the appropriate number of ZQuip Energy Modules and, if necessary, swap them across machines on the jobsite. ZQuip’s onboard AI Thermal Management technology alerts project managers well before the point when actual energy outstrips what is planned. With this solution, project managers have additional ZQuip Energy Modules onsite and ready to swap out.
“We are not selling individual excavators, loaders or other machines,” said LaFleur. “The innovation with ZQuip is this: To enable customers to have a zero-emissions work site, we are creatin fleets of zero-emissions machines that make the most sense from the perspective of productivity and cost.”