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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced new and enhanced models, A Series models exclusively powered by Cummins Performance Series engines, and the integration of new services under the Hyundai Intelligence Care brand. Hyundai also is highlighted two prototypes of electric-powered compact excavators, and the demonstration of a remote-controlled wheel loader for use in hazardous applications. The company is displayed a full range of wheel loaders and excavators. 

The Hyundai HL930A wheel loader, HX210A crawler excavator, HX85A compact excavator, and HW250MH wheeled material handler make their first public appearances at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, along with the HL975CVT, a new version of the HL975 wheel loader with a continuously variable transmission. 

Hyundai Intelligence Care

Hyundai also featured an expanded variety of Hyundai Intelligence Care technologies, including a new Hyundai HiASSIST (Hyundai Intelligence) option for HX series excavators that integrates a Trimble machine-control system into the Hyundai control/monitor cluster, enabling remote setting of dig-site parameters to achieve more accurate digs, among several benefits. 

Another new service, Hyundai HiCARE, establishes a support platform that facilitates dealer service organizations to provide remote support to their customers. 

Electric-Powered Compact Excavators

Hyundai showed a prototype of the R18E, a Hyundai-electric-powered compact excavator and a prototype of the Cummins-electric-powered Hyundai R35E compact excavator which offers a variety of benefits, including no carbon emissions and quiet operations.

The prototype Hyundai R18E is a two-ton-class machine designed for use both indoors and in urban settings. Offering power and productivity equivalent to the diesel-powered Hyundai R17Z-9A compact excavator, the R18E is 60 percent more energy efficient. The Hyundai-developed excavator uses a Li-ION Battery (LFP type), generating a power capacity of 19.6 hp. Its battery charger is rated at 4 hp, with a free voltage range of 100 to 230 volts AC.

The R35E excavator prototype, which is powered by Cummins BM4.4E flexible battery modules (5.9 hp), is designed to support a full work shift and charge in less than three hours. The machine eliminates all gaseous emissions and substantially reduces noise, making it ideal for use in urban and suburban construction. 

The excavator contains eight BM4.4E modules connected in a series configuration to provide a total energy of 47 hp. Mounted near the base of the excavator, the Cummins-designed and -built battery modules use lithium-ion technology to achieve a higher energy density and proprietary control technology to maintain the battery state-of-charge for a longer zero emission range. The modular design also allows for scalability to other applications and duty cycles. 

A Series

As the result of a collaboration between Hyundai and Cummins, Hyundai introduces several A Series wheel loader and excavator models that feature Cummins Performance Series engines, which achieve compliance with the international Stage 5 emissions control standard. 

The Cummins Performance Series engines, combined with the engineering and product design expertise of Hyundai, will enable customers to achieve substantial performance gains from a smaller, lighter power package. Customers will experience more than a 10 percent increase in power and a nearly 20 percent increase in torque compared to previous engines, all while using less fuel.

The new Hyundai HX210A features similar general specifications to those found in the HX220L model, but with standard features and pricing designed to appeal to rental houses and dealers with high volumes of rental business. 

A Hyundai HL960A wheel loader – an A Series upgrade of the HL960 model – demonstrates a prototype remote-control system, enabling the machine to be operated from any appropriately technology-enabled remote site. Hyundai expects the remote-control wheel loader to find use in severe or hazardous-duty applications, where a human operator could be exposed to danger.

Visit www.hceamericas.com for more information

This material appeared in the May 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder

Hyundai to Develop Hydrogen-fueled Excavators, Forklifts

Expects to Introduce Machines to the Market as soon as 2023

 Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today announced that its parent company, Hyundai Construction Equipment, recently entered into an agreement with Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis to develop hydrogen-fueled excavators and forklifts, with development starting this year and plans to roll out the technology as soon as 2023.

The three companies will collaborate on the technology at Hyundai’s Mabuk Research Center in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by all parties, Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis will design and manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems, including power packs, while Hyundai Construction Equipment will design, manufacture and evaluate the performance of the excavators and forklifts incorporating the technology.

Unlike conventional diesel-engine-based equipment, hydrogen-based electric construction equipment uses electricity produced through the chemical reactions between hydrogen and oxygen as its power source, which means there are no toxic emissions polluting the air. In addition, compared with lithium-battery-powered electric machines, hydrogen fuel cells are especially compatible with the power demands associated with large construction equipment because it is easier to expand the capacity of hydrogen fuel cells.

Agreement lays foundation for commercialization of hydrogen-powered equipment

Hwang Jong-hyun, head of the R&D Division for Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Material Handling, said, “With this latest agreement, we’ve prepared a foundation upon which we can secure core technology in hydrogen-powered construction equipment ahead of our competitors. Hyundai Construction Equipment will do its very best to meet the challenges that lie ahead as countries around the world attempt to establish global standard for certifying the performance of equipment and legislating relevant laws for the commercialization of hydrogen-powered construction equipment, and play a leading role in the market moving forward.”

Stan Park, vice president, Distribution and Marketing, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, said, “Being part of the Hyundai team that will lead the future of hydrogen-powered equipment globally is a great honor. We look forward to introducing this important forward-looking technology to customers across North America who are interested in clean, alternative fuel sources.”

About Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., Norcross, Ga., offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to mass excavators, as well as wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, compaction equipment, hydraulic breakers and forklifts. Visitwww.hceamericas.com for more information or to locate a Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas dealer.  

 today announced that its parent company, Hyundai Construction Equipment, recently entered into an agreement with Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis to develop hydrogen-fueled excavators and forklifts, with development starting this year and plans to roll out the technology as soon as 2023.

The three companies will collaborate on the technology at Hyundai’s Mabuk Research Center in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by all parties, Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Mobis will design and manufacture hydrogen fuel cell systems, including power packs, while Hyundai Construction Equipment will design, manufacture and evaluate the performance of the excavators and forklifts incorporating the technology.

Unlike conventional diesel-engine-based equipment, hydrogen-based electric construction equipment uses electricity produced through the chemical reactions between hydrogen and oxygen as its power source, which means there are no toxic emissions polluting the air. In addition, compared with lithium-battery-powered electric machines, hydrogen fuel cells are especially compatible with the power demands associated with large construction equipment because it is easier to expand the capacity of hydrogen fuel cells.

Agreement lays foundation for commercialization of hydrogen-powered equipment

Hwang Jong-hyun, head of the R&D Division for Hyundai Construction Equipment and Hyundai Material Handling, said, “With this latest agreement, we’ve prepared a foundation upon which we can secure core technology in hydrogen-powered construction equipment ahead of our competitors. Hyundai Construction Equipment will do its very best to meet the challenges that lie ahead as countries around the world attempt to establish global standard for certifying the performance of equipment and legislating relevant laws for the commercialization of hydrogen-powered construction equipment, and play a leading role in the market moving forward.”

Stan Park, vice president, Distribution and Marketing, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, said, “Being part of the Hyundai team that will lead the future of hydrogen-powered equipment globally is a great honor. We look forward to introducing this important forward-looking technology to customers across North America who are interested in clean, alternative fuel sources.”

About Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., Norcross, Ga., offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to mass excavators, as well as wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, compaction equipment, hydraulic breakers and forklifts. Visit www.hceamericas.com for more information or to locate a Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas dealer.  

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