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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000077237
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Efficiency Optimisation of a Forestry Crane by Implement Hydraulics with Energy Recovery

Geiger, Chris; Geimer, Marcus

Abstract (englisch):
Forwarders are an essential part in fully mechanised timber harvesting chains. Due to a
suboptimal energy usage at the implement hydraulics, caused by unused energy recovery,
there is a great potential for an optimisation of the machines to increase its sustainability and
environmental compatibility. Hence, innovative solutions for this challenge are designed
within the project ‘Forwarder2020’ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), embedded
in and sponsored by the European program ‘Horizon 2020’, managed by the project leader
HSM Hohenloher Spezial-Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG.
The focus in this treatise is on the energy efficiency of a forestry crane, for example mounted
on a forwarder. On current machines there is no built-in system to recover energy. An energy
recuperation and regeneration system is therefore developed for forestry cranes.
To compare the efficiency of different machines or system architectures and to evaluate the
energy recovery potential of loading processes, reference loading cycles have been established
based on field measurements of real logging processes. These standardized reference
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Fahrzeugsystemtechnik (FAST)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-18-092300-0
ISSN: 0083-5560
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-772370
KITopen ID: 1000077237
Erschienen in VDI-MEG - 75th International Conference on Agricultural Engineering - LAND.TECHNIK AgEng 2017 - The Forum for Agricultural Engineering Innovations, Hannover, 10.-11. November 2017
Verlag VDI Verlag GmbH Düsseldorf
Seiten 175-184
Serie VDI-Berichte/VDI-Tagungsbände ; 2300
Projektinformation Forwarder2020 (EU, H2020, 727883)
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