The novel battery-powered eAPX 68/95 prototype has an operating height of just 700mm coupled with the ability to move in all directions. Its versatility allows it to be used in tricky trench applications, including those with support systems and cross braces, while it can also be used in open spaces.
The unit features four working shafts, in an X shape as well as a curved base plate, ensuring that the 620kg compactor offers high manoeuvrability.
A remote control unit allows the operator to manoeuvre the eAPX 68/95 from a safe distance, even in narrow trenches and areas difficult to access. The control system ensures that the operator can steer the eAPX 68/95 accurately along straight lines or hard-to-reach spots.
Four battery-powered electric motors mean that the machine can work in applications off-limits to internal combustion engines, including indoors and enclosed spaces. The unit can run for around 80 minutes before needing recharging. The eAPX 68/95 utilises lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries to maximise safety. The batteries and their advanced management system are robust against high temperatures, overcharging, and mechanical damage. The drive requires little maintenance as it has no hydraulics, operating fluids or gears.