A number of load handling sequences have been simulated in SimulationX software using a conventional hydraulic reach stacker load handling simulation model and simulation results have been compared to measurements. The simulation results show a good overall compliance with reality. The simulation model can provide detailed information about how large the losses are in different components of the system. By modifying the model and utilise the measured data to get a relevant loading cycle; it is possible to evaluate strategies for improved energy efficiency. Performed simulations indicate that it is possible to further improve the energy efficiency of the system by adding a cylinder and accumulator to recuperate energy when lowering the boom
Keywords: Energy Efficient Hydraulics; Mobile Load Handling; Crane; Reach Stacker
13th Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power; June 3-5; 2013; Linköping; Sweden
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