Challenge 12

Challenge purpose: Lightweight guidance plate for crops with strong abrasive resistance

Main section of application:

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics:

  • Design & smart functions

  • Manufacturing & assembly

  • Characterization & modelling

  • Material supply & development

Scope of the challenge

  • Many agricultural machines have a large (2,5mx1,5m) guidance place at the back of which crops guide over. Today, a heavy steel plate is used which takes up a large amount of the weight of the device.

Challenge objectives

  • Identify a lightweight material that allows to further decrease the weight of the crop moving system.

  • A special requirement to this plate is the abrasive load of many crops gliding over it.

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