“Power-split transmissions have found their way into wheel loaders”
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Electric powertrains will lead to changes in almost all the requirements for transmissions in mobile machinery. But according to Professor Marcus Geimer, Head of the Sub-Institute of Mobile Machinery, which forms part of the Institute of Automotive Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), electric drives are not the ideal solution for every type of vehicle. In conversation with ATZoffhighway, he also explains why the power-split continuously variable transmission brings benefits for the industry.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Geimerstudied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University, with a focus on production engineering. After completing his degree, he worked as a Research Assistant in the IHP (now the Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls or IFAS) at RWTH Aachen University, where he also took his doctorate. After this he joined Krupp Berco Bautechnik GmbH in Essen as Head of Development and then moved to become Head of Design and Customer Development at...