Efficiency, productivity and availability of mobile work machines

The rising costs of primary energy and drastically more stringent emission laws for the global reduction of CO2 emissions require existing drive systems to be more efficient. This applies especially to off-highway vehicles, which require separate consideration due to their widely varied range of applications and additional work functions. In addition to statutory emission reductions, further decisive machine properties for the users of mobile work machines are high driving dynamics (productivity), long service life, and low maintenance associated with high reliability (availability). In this context, our department focuses its research activities on the following aspects:


  • Continuously variable transmission technology
  • Electric drive technology
  • Hybridization
  • Vehicle and system modeling
  • Reliability calculation
  • Mechanical seal technology
  • Overall system testing

Ongoing research projects:

Completed research projects: