Forklift using Hydraulic Cylinder – Multibody, Multi-Domain Physical Model in MapleSim – Maplesoft

Forklift using Hydraulic Cylinder

This model uses MapleSim's Hydraulics library as an example of a lift control system that is connected with the motion of a mobile forklift system. The forklift can be observed moving forward with the forks being lifted and lowered, similar to the desired motion of offloading or loading a pallet. PI controllers are used to control the forklift wheel speed as well as the hydraulic cylinder position that is connected within the Multibody domain components. The Multibody, Tire, and Hydraulics libraries are combined in this mobile MapleSim model.

This model uses the MapleSim Tire Component Library

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Model Images
  • Model The model schematic of the system
  • Subsystem Subsystem modeling the hydraulic portion of the system
  • CylinderResults Simulation results for the desired and actual position of the cylinder
  • WheelSpeedResults Simulation results for the desired and actual wheel speed
  • 3dResults Visualization of the simulation results
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