Electric excavation and compaction – with self-sufficient construction site power supply

Electric excavation and compaction – with self-sufficient construction site power supply

They have proven many times that electric construction machines are convincing in practice. But what about the power supply on the construction site? On a construction site in Barcelona, zero emission solutions from Wacker Neuson were used, including a mobile charging station.

When laying new water pipes, the E-excavators and -dumpers, electric rammers and vibratory plates from Wacker Neuson showed off their skills. For the first time, the tried-and-tested machines and equipment were charged using the Charging Box from Wacker Neuson. Thanks to this “powerbank”, there is always a power connection available on the construction site – whether for charging at night or during work breaks during the day.

Charging Box: Power supply on the construction site

The mobile energy storage for the construction site based on lithium-ion batteries enables a continuous power supply. The Charging Box has an energy content of 25 kWh and an output power of 50 kVA. This means that even corded machines with a high starting current can be operated without any problems. This means that both the compact machines such as the EZ17e excavator, the DW15e dumper and the WL20e wheel loader as well as the battery for the electric rammers and vibratory plates can be charged there.

Pioneers in zero emission

Wacker Neuson has been offering e-machines since 2015 and is playing a pioneering role in the field of electric construction sites.

Alberto Villanueva on the emission-free construction site“In Spain, we are seeing an increase in demand for zero emission machines.”

– Alberto Villanueva,
Service Manager at Wacker Neuson Spain

“We expect this demand to continue to grow as the issue of sustainability becomes more and more important,” emphasizes Alberto Villanueva, Service Manager at Wacker Neuson Spain. “In addition to zero emission machines, we can also provide our customers with the energy they need with the Charging Box. The Charging Box can be used to recharge the batteries – and not just for the smaller compaction equipment but also for the excavators or dumpers.”

Independent – electric – powerful

The electric machines and equipment were in demand for the entire process on the job site: The hydraulic hammer of the electric excavator EZ17e was used to break up the pavement as well as the underlying concrete slab and then remove the material. The task of the wheel loader WL20e and dumper DW15e was to transport the material.

The electric wheel dumper from Wacker Neuson in Barcelona

The DW15e electric dumper transports the broken up material.

The next step was the laying of the water pipes. The soil was then compacted using two battery-powered rammers AS50e and the vibratory plate APS1340e. The special feature here is that the lithium-ion battery used can be used for all compaction equipment from Wacker Neuson and can be replaced in no time at all.

Read more here about the zero emission construction site in the Swiss Alps or in the city center of Stuttgart.

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