The MOS-FC Project, carried out in the context of the POLIGHT Innovation Pole, was aimed to develop the prototype of a Fuel Cell Self-Propelled Operating Machine (MOS): a machine with high energy efficiency and low environmental impact, equipped with electric drives, powered by a fuel cell using hydrogen as an energy source and integrated with equipment suitable for materials handling and managing.
In the development of the prototype of a self-propelled fuel cell operating machine, the main activities carried out by AMET were:
- Design of electrical / electronic architecture (wiring design) and VMU technical specifications;
- MOS simulation and definition of components’ specifications;
- HW VMU development (including functional and EMC tests) and electrical system;
- Validation of the model by means of experimental data.
Means of transport and heavy machinery represent a mobility sector that can greatly benefit from the application of hydrogen technologies. The Fuel Cell Self-Propelled Operating Machine (MOS), integrated with equipment suitable for materials handling and managing, offers the advantage of high energy efficiency and low environmental impact, being equipped with electric drives powered by a fuel cell that uses hydrogen as a source of energy.