Real-time Load Determination of Wheel Loader Components
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Adapted vehicle control systems can reduce the stresses and damage, the machine downtime and consequently the operating and maintenance costs of mobile machines. Researchers of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have therefore developed a method for real-time load determination using the example of a wheel loader boom.
1 Introduction and Background
The lifecycle costs of systems are moving more and more into the focus of machine manufacturers to ensure competitive edges and strengthen customer relations. This results in development goals such as higher availability, maintenance intervals according to requirements, and minimized outages and downtime costs.
Mobile machines are subjected to loads which, occasionally, are characterized by the working task, the environmental boundary conditions and the operator. In practical use of mobile machines, some operators are not very experienced in handling a machine, for instance when using machines in the construction industry. In these...