John Deere ploughs significant resources into electric future 

John Deere Power Systems is investing significant resources in advanced battery technologies for off-highway vehicles.
Bauma 2022 / October 28, 2022
Kreisel Electric’s Kreisel Battery Pack 63  
Kreisel Electric’s Kreisel Battery Pack 63  

To demonstrate strides made toward low- and near-zero carbon propulsion systems, the company is showcasing a suite of electric systems, including batteries, drives and converters.

A key talking point, explained Collin Krantz, John Deere Power Systems’ OEM implementation manager, is the Kreisel Battery Pack 63 (KBP63), which utilises Kreisel Electric’s patented immersion cooling technology for efficient thermal management.  

This ensures that all cells are stressed equally, prolonging battery life while meeting high safety standards. The technology offers a low temperature spread of <1°C throughout the module, thus increasing service life and reliability.

“The modules in the battery pack are interchangeable, allowing the battery to serve multiple applications with just one platform solution,” said Krantz.  “The same module is adaptable for use in the automotive and commercial vehicle, off-highway, transportation and marine markets. It can be connected in parallel as well as in series (400V or 800V). This offers high flexibility in combination with different possible installation positions.”  

In addition, the company is showcasing a series of inverters based on a modular concept that supports single or dual configurations with a variety of other hardware options. The high-voltage, high-power, liquid-cooled modules are designed to work at maximum efficiency with complete monitoring capabilities.

The common control architecture enables advanced software features for control under all conditions and supports a variety of different motor types.

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