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The engine of a waste collection vehicle has to perform with great versatility during its working day. With the DUALPOWER option, FAUN has created an optimized power train with its own diesel-electric power unit that stores the energy otherwise lost when braking and sensibly reuses it to carry out the various work processes required when collecting waste. This is not only a relief for the vehicles engine, your budget and the environment will benefit too.
The FAUN Rotopress DUALPOWER is equipped with an electrical braking system that not only promotes energy recovery, it also minimises brake wear. An additional diesel generator, which is activated at the right moment, reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels by one third. This power unit is fitted with a soundproofing capsule, which considerably reduces noise compared to a conventional waste collection vehicle without hybrid drive. Profit from this unique energy concept and let the FAUN Rotopress DUALPOWER do the economissing for you! The ingenious active principle: incredibly simple and highly efficient.
The original truck power train (A) continues to be used for covering long distances. When the first loading position has been reached, a mechanical gearbox is used to switch over to electrical operation (B) and the main diesel engine (C) is then switched off. The basic power needed on the waste collection round is now produced by a quiet generator (D) and during peak performance it is assisted by an energy storage unit (E). When charging is complete, the vehicle is driven by an electric motor (F), which in turn serves as a generator that transfers the braking energy needed for the next acceleration into the energy storage unit.
Fuel consumption is accounting for an increasingly high percentage of the total cost of operating a waste disposal vehicle and has meanwhile become a major overhead. Current estimates put the figure at approximately 40 percent. The new FAUN Rotopress DUAL POWER saves around one third of the cost of fuel required for daily operation.
Concepts for sustainability are now highly relevant for both local government and private companies. Only those who develop coherent strategies can retain their credibility in the long run. The reduction in toxic emissions achieved with the FAUN Rotopress DUALPOWER has a highly positive impact on your carbon footprint.
The FAUN Rotopress DUALPOWER quiet drive unit operates at 91 dB (A) - barely louder than a speaker talking to an audience. In comparison: conventional waste collection vehicles generate approximately 106 dB (A) – as much as a chainsaw (to the human ear, an increase of 15 dB (A) is equivalent to three times the noise level experienced).