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Christoph Boes

Christoph has been principal engineer in the Industrial Group at Moog GmbH since 2015. He previously held roles as the company’s director of engineering solutions global, engineering manager of control solutions Europe and engineering manager of servo valves. Before joining Moog, he was an engineering manager at Denison Hydraulics and an IFAS researcher at RWTH Aachen. He has a master’s and a PhD in mechanical engineering.


Active automatic chassis stabilization for an excavator

This paper shows the development of a high-performance servohydraulic actuation system for excavators, to allow an ‘easy drive’ and/or teleoperated driving and later on an autonomous driving mode. The architecture of the system, which is based on a central unit and intelligent actuators, will be presented. Results will be revealed in the form of measured values in a video clip showing the driving machine. The stabilization of the vehicle platform during off-road driving requires extremely high loop gains or performance in the force loops of the actuators.