30.3. - 3.4. 2014
International Forestry and Hunting Fair
Inteligent Boom Control
|PROFILE OF EXHIBITS|
|Product:||Inteligent Boom Control|
|Location:||Open area F|
|Producer:||John Deere Forestry OY|
Brief characteristics of the exhibit
Innovation from John Deere Forestry designers was first time introduced last year in Elmia Wood. Now it is prepared also for czech and slovak operators also on forestry fair trade Silva Regina in Brno. This optional accessory is combination of hardware and software solution, which simplifies and speeds up the boom control. Operator controls only the boom tip with two joysticks – first joystick controls movements of boom tip forward and backward, the other one controls movements of boom tip up and down – control system selects then the most convenient combination of individual hydraulic cylinder movements. Software calculates speed of each hydraulic cylinder to reach desired boom speed and movement direction with use of linear optimalization. Thanks to electronic end dampings in each hydraulic cylinder the boom lifetime and durability are significantly extended by decreasing boom construction stress.
Specification of advantages compared to the competitors
Controling the boom is easier, thus more productive (3-10%). Constat speed of boom movements increases the accurancy, especially with long boom reach. IBC decreases fuel consumption (l/m3) thanks to faster working cycle. Operator feedback is clear – faster, easier, comfortable and natural boom control, smooth movements, boom end dampings are very practical.