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Energy efficient tracking control of a mobile machine boom mockup

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the eighth workshop on digital fluid power
EditorsJanne Uusi-Heikkilä, Matti Linjama
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampere University of Technology
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3757-8
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3755-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2016
Publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventWorkshop on Digital Fluid Power -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceWorkshop on Digital Fluid Power
Period1/01/00 → …


Energy efficiency of hydraulic machinery is an important trend. Another trend is more automatic machines, which sets new demands for the controllability of hydraulic actuators. High-performance distributed valve systems can satisfy these requirements. Recently, the authors have developed a new high performance digital hydraulic tracking control solution for force, velocity and position tracking. This paper further develops the solution by improving energy efficiency. A new method to control supply pressure is developed. Experimental results with a 1-DOF boom show that the new control solution can combine good controllability and energy efficiency


  • Energy efficiency, tracking control, Digital hydraulics

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