Simplified Hydraulic Tank Redesign For Construction Equipment

Challenge

A leading manufacturer of telescopic loading construction equipment requested redesign ideas to simplify the hydraulic tank and circuit to alleviate existing filtration problems, lengthy assembly time and vendor complexity.

Solution

Utilizing the Helical Program, Helgesen redesigned the hydraulic sub-system to ensure proper filtration, gauge pressure and overall functionality. The following quantitative benefits were realized:

  • Reduce Bill of Material size by 20%
  • Reduce Material Combinations by 75%
  • Reduce Press Brake Set-ups by 75%
  • Reduce The Number of Vendors by 93%
  • Overall Cost Reduction by 11%

EQUIPMENT: Telescopic Fork Boom
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