C2. Energy Recovery of a Log Lifting Hydraulic System Dimensioning

Goal:
Development of hydraulic energy recovery system in a timber lifting hydraulic system
Method: 
  • Concept of the hydraulic circuit
  • 1D simulation
  • Mechanism analysis of lifting arm
  • FEA analysis of critical parts
Results:
  • Overall efficiency evaluation
  • Demonstrator build up
  • Efficiency improvement up to 57% during work cycle