DEVELON is at CONEXPO at Booth F9153.
DEVELON, formerly known as Doosan construction equipment, is displaying the company’s latest low-carbon, zero-emission power source technology at CONEXPO 2023. On display in the DEVELON booth is the company’s latest iteration of its e-Powerpack (battery pack), mild-hybrid powertrain and plug-in high-voltage full hybrid engine. Visitors can see the next phase of the launch with newly DEVELON branded construction equipment in the outdoor DEVELON exhibit. This includes the latest developments in the Concept-X autonomous equipment solution and live demonstrations at the outdoor exhibition in the Festival Grounds lot.
On January 18 2023, it was announced that the familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan would now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions that exceed expectations, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the infrastructure industry.
New Brand Debuts at CONEXPO
After CONEXPO, continued efforts will be made to advance the brand at the local dealer level through updates to signage and machine decals. Customers are likely to begin to see newly branded machines at their local DEVELON dealerships and on jobsites as early as the end of Q2 2023.
DEVELON will continue as a subsidiary in the Hyundai Genuine group alongside Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE). These two subsidiaries will remain independent construction equipment companies under HD Hyundai. Together, the two brands will position Hyundai Genuine as a global top-5 player in the construction equipment industry.
E-Powerpack: Go Electric
In June 2021, the company announced the manufacture of its first in-house battery pack prototype. The battery pack was developed for use with electrically driven vehicles, including construction, mining and agricultural machinery. The DX20ZE-7 electric-powered mini-excavator on display at CONEXPO features the company’s battery pack technology.
A battery pack is the final form of the battery system mounted on motorized machines. It is configured with control and protection systems, such as a customized battery module that bundles a certain number of batteries in cell units into a frame, a battery management system (BMS) and a cooling system.
“Our DEVELON battery pack provides a low-cost, high-efficiency solution for our customers who are planning for electrification in their equipment fleets. We continue the development of attachable high-energy and high-density battery packs.”
said Thomas Lee, director of product management at DEVELON.
High efficiency and durability are achieved in the e-Powerpack through the following ways:
- Enhanced energy density structural adhesives to attach cells and modules to the frame
- Increased lifespan and low-temperature performance through an integrated water-cooling system module
From a safety perspective, Thomas Lee says, the e-Powerpack is designed with wire bonding to help prevent thermal runaway. And the company adheres to ongoing hardware and software compliance with functional safety (ISO 26262) ASIL-C.
Serial and parallel combinations are adaptable for diverse voltages and capacity of battery packs. Thomas Lee says this is part of the company’s plan for standardization and expandability of its e-Powerpacks.
Hybrid Engine and Powertrain Technology
DEVELON is highlighting two of the company’s hybrid engine technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The first is a mild hybrid powertrain with the following features:
- 48-volt electric motor and lithium-ion battery added to the existing engine and system
- e-Drive system for improved startability and dynamic characteristics
- Reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy made possible by downsizing the engine, reducing low-efficiency components and using regenerative braking
The second engine technology is a plug-in high-voltage full hybrid. It offers the following features:
- More efficient and powerful multi-purpose powertrain system
- 360-volt e-Drive system and lithium-ion battery added to the engine
- Ability to choose most efficient operation based on the application: Pure electric mode in zero-emission zone; Hybrid mode; ICE-only mode
- High performance achieved through e-Drive system and ICE
- Plug-in charging available using on-board charging
DEVELON-branded heavy and compact construction equipment is on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in the company’s outdoor booth in the Festival Grounds lot.
“We look forward to displaying our newly branded DEVELON machines at the trade show this week. This is a continuation of our plan to roll out the new brand to our North American and international audiences. We expect our dealers and customers will be pleased with the new look.”
said Todd Roecker, vice president of growth initiatives at DEVELON.
Concept-X and XiteCloud Smart Construction Solution
DEVELON is demonstrating its commitment to the future of construction sites with updates to its Concept-X and XiteCloud smart construction platform during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023.
Concept-X was unveiled in 2019 as the world’s first automated construction solution. At a demonstration of Concept-X in Korea, attendees witnessed autonomous construction equipment performing everyday jobsite tasks.
DEVELON is unveiling the latest developments to the technology-based solution in an updated version called Concept-X2. The newest iteration of the solution includes the following updates:
- New dozer added to autonomous equipment line-up
- Autonomous driving and blade control based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
- Automated 3D grading with tiltrotator accessory
- Enhanced machine-learning-based auto digging and loading
- Integrated work planning algorithm applied
- Advanced E-Stop safety technology
The Concept-X2 autonomous construction equipment in the DEVELON booth includes the DD100-CX dozer and DX225-CX crawler excavator. Both machines feature a new cabinless design and a linear core design language. Three times a day, a live demonstration of the autonomous construction equipment will take place in the ‘demo pit’ in the DEVELON booth.
With XiteCloud solutions, a customer can manage multiple tasks such as surveys, terrain analysis, machine purchases, equipment operation and construction management on a single platform, thereby reducing construction costs and saving time while increasing work accuracy, which in turn raises productivity. XiteCloud also allows customers to manage multiple projects on a single platform, accumulating and managing data that can be utilized for future decision making/business.
The advanced automation technology is commercializing in phases. Customers can digitize their construction site with innovative management, field and safety solutions. A range of new solutions that form part of the XiteCloud system cover many aspects of construction management. These include:
XiteFleet provides real-time fleet monitoring with location tracking and operation monitoring. XiteAuto commercializes the current and future technology that DEVELON is developing from 3D machine guidance to automation. XiteAnalyst is a digital twin-based earthwork analysis/management solution. XiteSafety offers safety management, including preventing collisions between construction equipment and workers.
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