Terberg Techniek introduces electric and hydrogen powered PTO


Terberg Techniek, a subsidiary of the Royal Terberg Group, is launching an electric Power Take-off (E-PTO) and a hydrogen-powered variant (E-PTO-H2) for the construction industry.

The building sector urgently needs solutions to fulfill increasingly stringent CO2 and other undesirable substance emission regulations. The E-PTO and E-PTO-H2 were created to replace the traditional power take-offs that are already in use on trucks. On the building site, a diesel engine is still often utilized.

The E-PTO is already being used by one of Europe’s major cement manufacturers. The E-PTO is installed as a stand-alone module on a concrete mixer’s truck. This permits the diesel engine, which would normally be idle on the building site to power the concrete mixer, to be switched off.

The E-PTO is fitted with a hydrogen module and operates with a particular package of lithium ion batteries (fuel cell). Instead of charging at a charging station, the hydrogen module allows for rapid refueling, similar to that of automobiles or trucks. Another application is for truck-mounted crane hydraulic systems to be powered. The E-PTO can operate two hydraulic pumps per segment of large loader cranes with enough power to deliver up to 400 bar of pressure.

Terberg Techniek is charting a new route toward the vast growing market of electrification of diesel-powered machinery and vehicles with the launch of the E-PTO. Terberg Techniek can leverage its experience in vehicle modification to develop powerful solutions for truck-related applications by using the Terberg Group’s EV technology and hydrogen breakthroughs.

“We know everything about trucks from our history and expertise,” says Guido Schoeman, Terberg Techniek’s General Manager Development. More significantly, we are familiar with the heavy-duty applications and severe environments that exist in many parts of the world. The use of hydrogen and electric vehicle technologies offers up a whole new world.”

Another invention is already at an advanced stage at the Terberg Techniek workshops in IJsselstein. “We can drive the hydraulic systems of excavators just like we can operate truck-mounted cranes,” Schoeman says. In this instance, all we need to do is figure out how to get the hydrogen fuel cell module under the excavator’s bonnet.”

“Right present, we’re collaborating with a worldwide excavator brand on a project for Scholman.” They agreed to take on the job as soon as we showed them the technology. According to Schoeman, “an easy option” since “all of their customers benefit from sustainable energy in order to comply with more rigorous requirements.”

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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