Learning from Formula 1

Learning from Formula 1

Energy Recovery

Klaus Zillinger

There’s a lot of kinetic energy in play when a forging manipulator weighing, with the workpiece it carries, hundreds of tonnes, is moving at a speed of 60 m/min..

Now, using technology derived from the world of Formula 1, we recover during retardation 70 % of the energy expended for acceleration. The manipulator’s energy needs are thus drastically reduced. And, at the same time, we shorten the acceleration and braking phases.

The benefit for our customers: significantly lower energy costs, shorter processing times, more forgings per shift.

Using technology derived from the world of Formula 1, we recover during retardation 70 % of the energy expended for acceleration.