Commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles(CAV)


With rising demand for fuel and operation efficiency, electrification is an attractive option for commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles (CAV). Doing so offer two key benefits: compliance with stricter legislation for emission levels and energy efficiency, and increased process efficiency and yield rates. By choosing hybrid or fully electric drivetrains CAV operators can reduce or even eliminate their fuel consumption and CO
2 emissions. What’s more, electric drivetrains require less maintenance, and are thereby more reliable and productive.

24V body applications for trucks and agricultural vehicles

24V body applications for trucks and agricultural vehicles can be divided into three sections: truck body Electric Control Unit (ECU), seat control, and LED lighting. The success of each primarily hinges on one thing: high-quality 24V solutions specifically engineered for truck and agricultural vehicles’ high demands.

Offering a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, Infineon is your ideal partner for all 24V body applications for trucks and agricultural vehicles. Whether your challenge is limited space for a body ECU and seat control, or high efficiency demands for LED lighting, at Infineon we’ve got your needs 100% covered.

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Example Application for Motor Control for Trucks and Agricultural Vehicles

Low voltage motor control for trucks and agricultural vehicles

No matter which kind of motor – brushless DC, brushed DC or unidirectional – motor control for trucks and agricultural vehicles has to be extremely robust and come with the diagnostic and protective functions required in CAVs. But that’s not all – the motor control industry faces growing pressure to find new ways of, among other things, increasing energy efficiency. With software assuming a central role, the systems themselves are becoming ever more complex.

At Infineon, you’ll find the right innovative motor control solutions in reliable German-engineered quality. Such as our high-quality 12V and 24V integrated or discrete solutions for all three CAV motors. As well as reference designs and support from experts to ensure your design is a resounding success – and in line with your budget. Learn more about our motor control for trucks and agricultural vehicles components by selecting the relevant motor type below.

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Hybrid electric solutions for construction, commercial and agricultural vehicles

There are growing electrification possibilities for drive trains and auxiliary machines in construction, commercial and agricultural vehicles. An electric drive train has far fewer parts, especially moving ones, which results in fewer failures and maintenance issues. Using electric rather than hydraulic power in CAV auxiliary machines, including saws, balers and mowers, leads to increased productivity by enabling higher speed and accuracy.

Hybrid designs continue to grow in popularity as well. While they still rely on a combustion engine for parts of the propulsive power, the electric drive delivers torque for peak loads. The advantages range from reduced fuel consumption to braking energy recovery. Electric motors for CAV can also function as a starter-generator, reducing complexity by combining the two parts. Similar to the automotive industry, the generator provides the power needed to operate the vehicle, which always runs electrically. A battery provides an independent energy supply and stores recovered energy. Because electric machines can provide maximum torque at speed zero, they are ideal for heavy-duty applications common to CAV.

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Valve control for trucks and agricultural vehicles

Whether hydraulic or pneumatic, control valve management systems must have the right characteristics and functions to meet CAV demands. To efficiently control an inductive valve, a hydraulic management system has to be precise and robust enough to withstand harsh environments and engineered to provide the right selection of protective and diagnostic functions. A pneumatic management system, on the other hand, is typically chosen because it’s cost friendly and easier to integrate (no need for a reservoir) than its hydraulic counterpart, but can still withstand a harsh environment.

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