PARKER DEMONSTRATES CNG OPTION FOR RUNWISE HYBRID DRIVE SYSTEM
Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies, has partnered with Autocar, Heil and Republic Services to develop and validate a proof of concept CNG fueled RunWise refuse truck in Chula Vista, California. The demonstration was conducted over one month on a collection route typically served by a traditional CNG truck. Parker’s RunWise technology has a million miles of operation and 99 percent uptime. “Test data shows that the RunWise system is delivering up to 20 percent incremental fuel savings over traditional CNG trucks and a 10 percent improvement in productivity, and we can anticipate that reduced brake wear and routine maintenance requirements will also contribute to the value of these clean energy vehicles,” said Shane Terblanche, general manager, hybrid drive systems division. The RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System improves upon the typical gains achieved by using natural gas as a fuel source, making these refuse trucks the cleanest environmental solution on the road today. Parker will continue to develop this technology with its industry partners to commercialize a CNG option for its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System. For additional information on Parker’s hydraulic hybrid drive technology, visit parkerhybrid.parker.com.