Machine (WP2)

Machines used in the process need to be optimised for defined tasks. Optimisation can be made on different levels. We will focus on novel powertrain solutions for boom, the most inefficient subsystem.

We will design and realise innovative energy-efficient methods and solutions for HDM powertrains. Future mobile machines contain several different drive technologies such as mechanical, hydraulic, electric and their combinations with energy recovery and hybrid features. The number of actuators and the load cycles differ from one machine to another; thus, one powertrain architecture cannot be optimal for all. Our objective is to design and realise innovative energy-efficient concepts and solutions for mobile machine powertrains for chosen cases.