The project ensures the lead in modern boom technology in work machines. It studies new competitive, service free sensors to measure boom movements and structures and work piece position. The objective is to create cost-effective solutions that are easy to install on all kind of machines regardless type, size or structures. The main focus is in MEMS sensors. One part of the project developed boom orientation and tool position measuring by combining inertia data and UWB (ultra wide band) reference information. Passive strain gauges and acoustic emission sensors will be developed for structure lifetime estimation and crack detection. One task of the project was to optimize the main boom features and structures and to develop methods to design optimal structures.
The second phase of the project is done in cooperation with DSII (Doctoral School of Industry Innovations). It focus on installation of low-cost mems sensors and new algorithms which estimate boom position using multiple sensor in each boom section.
Budget 0,8 MEUR
- Tampere University of Technology
- Prof. Jouni Mattila