Hybrid saves up to 25% on fuel costs

Electrification and digitalisation are a win-win for RM customers...

Sharply rising fuel prices, legal requirements for emissions, expanding your business, and environmental protection - there are many reasons for switching to hybrid machines. As a pioneer in electrification, RM Group has been engineering crushers with electric drives for 30 years. This expertise is integrated into RM hybrid crushers and screens. Two of these crushers and an RM MSC8500e mobile hybrid screen will be on display at Hillhead in June.

Saving a quarter of your fuel costs sounds extremely interesting, and not just in times of rocketing fuel prices. This is how it works: On RM hybrid crushers, an electric motor drives the crusher rotor. The electric drive compensates for peaks in power demand during operation, allowing the diesel engine to run at a constant speed without fluctuations. The result is a much lower fuel consumption - up to 25 percent lower, as proven by field data from RM crushers recorded by the new RM XSMART Fleet Management and Condition Monitoring tool. Even if the RM hybrid machine is running on diesel 100% of the time, it saves up to 60% in annual operating costs compared to a hydraulic machine, because in addition to lower fuel consumption, costs for hydraulic oil and servicing are also reduced.

"Low running costs have a massive impact on the total cost of ownership of the machine. That is why, despite the higher initial cost of hybrid systems, they often pay for themselves in just a few years," agree Paul Donnelly, Managing Director of Red Knight 6, and Ian Burton, Sales Director of Taylor & Braithwaite. Both of the RM Group's UK sales partners will be demonstrating and explaining the RM 100GO! hybrid to visitors at this year's Hillhead show. If you combine a hybrid crusher with a hybrid screen, you can even achieve fuel savings of up to 30%. A combination will be on display at RM Group's stand at Hillhead: the RM 120X crusher and the RM MSC8500e hybrid screen. The savings calculator on the RM website also provides a detailed comparison of your potential savings Reduce costs. Increase performance. - RUBBLE MASTER

Emission-free crushing and screening with just one energy source
With a hybrid crusher or hybrid screen, it is also possible to operate purely electric and emission-free. This opens up completely new application possibilities for tunnel construction sites, inside buildings, and in city centres. RM crushers easily comply with the strictest legal requirements in terms of exhaust, dust, and noise emissions. For example, an RM customer in Latvia recently purchased an RM 100GO! hybrid - the same as the one on display at Hillhead - to crush dolomite electrically and to be able to meet the high legal requirements for road construction. Thanks to the intelligent networking of the RM NEXT Generation machines, a crusher like the RM 120X hybrid can also power the RM MSC8500e, or both can be plugged into the mains power supply.

Effective fleet management with the RM XSMART app
Whether it's fuel consumption, maintenance intervals, throughput, operating hours, or pinpointing the location of RM equipment - RM XSMART is the digital assistant that keeps all this information available at any time using your smartphone, tablet or computer. This RM Group Fleet Management and Condition Monitoring tool uses real-time machine data to simplify the everyday work of machine operators, workshop managers, rental fleet managers, deployment coordinators and owners. "We don't want our customers to waste time doing paperwork for their machines. We want our customers to make the highest profit, and we want to provide them with the best service. That's also why we are focusing on digitalisation," says RM CEO Gerald Hanisch. With just a few clicks, the data can be broken down to a defined time period. Because the operating hours are recorded automatically, it is no longer necessary to manually log hours at regular intervals for invoicing or as proof for the authorities.