Improving Energy Efficiency of an Electric Mini Excavator

Toivo Hassi, Antti Korva, Santeri Markkula, Toni Partanen, Tom Sourander, Panu Kiviluoma, Aku Korhonen, Petri Kuosmanen

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Abstract

Construction takes place increasingly in a city environment, which puts limits to noise and gas emissions produced by construction machinery. In city environment work is also often done indoors, where local emission are not allowed. These requirements forces to use zero emission machinery, for example fully electric machinery. This study aims to improve the energy efficiency of a battery powered electric mini excavator. A start & stop logic system was developed to achieve this. The benefits of this system was measured using a test cycle. The cycle was done using the old and the new configuration and the improvement in the operation time proved to be at least 50 % longer than old one.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 11th International Conference of DAAAM Baltic INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
EditorsTauno Otto
Place of PublicationTallin
PublisherTallinn University of Technology
Pages116-120
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-9949-23-987-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational DAAAM Baltic Conference: Industrial Engineering - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference of DAAAM Baltic
PublisherTallinn University of Technology
ISSN (Print)2346-612X
ISSN (Electronic)2346-6138

Conference

ConferenceInternational DAAAM Baltic Conference
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period20/04/201622/04/2016

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    Hassi, T., Korva, A., Markkula, S., Partanen, T., Sourander, T., Kiviluoma, P., Korhonen, A., & Kuosmanen, P. (2016). Improving Energy Efficiency of an Electric Mini Excavator. In T. Otto (Ed.), Proceedings of 11th International Conference of DAAAM Baltic INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING (pp. 116-120). (Proceedings of the International Conference of DAAAM Baltic). Tallinn University of Technology. http://innomet.ttu.ee/daaam/proceedings/Mechatronics/Hassi.pdf