In the baseline case (shown in blue), the pressure ripple, which correlates to boom movement, continues to grow in amplitude until the disturbance is removed. Even without the disturbance, the boom requires an extended period of time before it returns to the stable, starting condition.
The boom stability control system (shown in red) maintains a small pressure ripple throughout the disturbance stage, correlating to a significant reduction in boom tip movement. Additionally, any small vibrations present in the boom are quickly dampened once the disturbance is removed from the boom.
The power of stability
BSC technology improves the performance and productivity of boom-equipped machinery by enabling:
- Faster boom deployment and point-to-point movement
- More accurate boom placement
- A safer environment for those working from or around the boom
BSC enables end users to perform more work in less time. The technology can also reduce component wear and maintenance downtime. Together, these benefits can result in potential direct and indirect cost savings for the machine owner.
Keeping concrete flowing
By controlling oscillation, the boom of a concrete pump truck can be positioned easily, more accurately and without significant effort from additional workers. Pumping speed can also be maintained, leading to faster project completion.
Providing peace of mind
When positioning or moving an aerial work platform, the BSC system offers greater platform stability with less oscillation, bringing workers peace of mind. In fire rescue vehicles, where there’s often speed constraints on ladder deployment, BSC technology enables faster ladder extension and boom placement. This helps first responders reach victims quicker. The system also dampens disturbances, so as people climb onto and move up or down the ladder, sway is reduced.