Towards a better energy efficiency through a systems approach in an industrial forklift system

Tatiana A. Minav*, Thomas Schimmel, Kirill Murashko, Rafael Åman, Juha J. Pyrhönen, Matti Pietola

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to improve the potential energy recovery to electric energy in an electrohydraulic forklift system. The initial result achieved for the energy saving ratio after structural optimization is 40%. Component optimization is applied to the tested drive; this consists of an electric servomotor with direct torque control which is directly running a reversible hydraulic pump. According to the study, the energy efficiency and the energy recovery from the electrohydraulic forklift system can be increased by 11%. New ideas and directions for further research were obtained during the study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-282
    Number of pages10
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering
    Volume229
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • efficiency
    • Electric
    • electric vehicle
    • goods vehicles and trucks
    • hybrid
    • off-road vehicles

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