For challenging construction projects and material handling at the harbor alike: Powerful hydraulic excavators, dump trucks, and materials handling cranes from Liebherr are hard at work around the world, wherever there is a need to move large quantities of material quickly, reliably, and safely. A research and development team from Liebherr is working to test the new machines at maximum load capacity in the new, state-of-the-art Development and Demonstration Center at the flagship offices in Kirchdorf. For the extensive series of structural tests performed at its modern test bench facility, Liebherr relies on the U10M and S9M force sensors from HBK, the global market leader in measuring technology – for data with the greatest precision and maximum reliability.
In order to ensure that the hydraulic excavators, dump trucks, and material moving cranes from Liebherr will perform reliably over the long run in the harsh working environment present on a construction site, in a scrap yard, or at a harbor, the company tests the load-carrying capacity and enhanced fatigue strength of its components very precisely. With the goal of securely testing the mechanical stability of components, Liebherr, one of the world’s leading construction machine manufacturers, commissioned a state-of-the-art Development and Demonstration Center in Kirchdorf an der Iller in 2018.
“During our load tests, we subject assemblies such as the hydraulic excavator extendable arm to loads in a few weeks that are equivalent to what an excavator would normally experience over the course of its entire service life,” says Nils Dippon, test engineer at the Liebherr Development and Demonstration Center. “The tests are often performed over the course of months. When you are investing this much and have such high standards, it is important to have measurement technology that we can rely on completely and over the course of the entire test phase.” It is for this reason that the experts at Liebherr put their trust in durable U10M force sensors with long-term stability.