Agricultural machinery technology

Frame maize chopper

Agrilight Rahmenkonzept

Agrilight framework concept

  • Development of a frame assembly of a Krone maize chopper in carbon fibre construction with hybrid load introduction elements as part of the AGRILIGHT funding project
  • Focus of the project: Mass reduction of frames and add-on elements by at least 33% / 400kg
  • Only possible through consistent use of fibre composite elements with simultaneous functional integration
  • Integration of composite components into existing production and maintenance processes
  • Use of finite element calculations for structural design
  • Production of a prototype made of CFRP laminate in vacuum infusion as well as CFRP and GFRP sandwich elements
  • Integration of steel load introduction elements in co-operation with TU Clausthal and TU Hannover
  • Finalist at the JEC Innovation Awards, category "Equipment Machinery & Heavy Industries"

CFRP component Vacuum infusion

Carbon fibre optics



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