Vesna Jovanović, Dragoslav Janošević, Nikola Petrović

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The paper presents a procedure for experimental determination of slewing bearing loads in the rotating platform drive mechanisms of hydraulic excavators with an excavating manipulator. A mathematical model is defined which enables the determination of the vectors of force and moment of bearing loads, on the basis of the measured quantities of the state of an excavator in operation under exploitation conditions. The measured quantities of the state of an excavator relate to the position of the kinematic chain and pressures of the hydrostatic system in the actuator ducts of the excavator drive mechanisms. As an example, the paper provides the research results obtained in the experimental determination of slewing bearing loads in the rotating platform drive mechanism of a hydraulic excavator with the mass of 16t.

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