Boosting Efficiency of an Excavator by Zonal Hydraulics

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  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Fujian University of Technology


Hybridization is frequently applied in order to increase the energy efficiency of off-road and construction machinery. One such novel energy saving method was proposed for working hydraulics, based on an established zonal concept for airplanes. The introduced method supplied the power on demand to the actuators, utilising direct-driven hydraulics in machinery. However, component selection plays a significant role in order to achieve high efficiency. Therefore, the primary goal is to evaluate the energy efficiency of selected components for the front hoe of the micro excavator under the digging and levelling cycles. The efficiency of the zonal hydraulic preselected components was evaluated utilising a developed Matlab/Simulink model and energy efficiency maps.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid power networks: proceedings: 19th - 21th March 2018: 11th International Fluid Power Conference
EditorsHubertus Murrenhoff
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Fluid Power Conference - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201821 Mar 2018
Conference number: 11


ConferenceInternational Fluid Power Conference
Abbreviated titleIFK
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    Research areas

  • Excavator, Zonal Hydraulics, Energy Efficiency, Efficiency Map, Sizing, Direct Driven Hydraulics

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