Introduction

Transmission of power is divided into drive, working, and steering functions. All of the functions will be operated simultaneously. The transmitted energy forms are hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical ones. The control system must have a learning capability and must use collected data to update control values. The control system has to be able to tune control parameters, as well as identify the characteristics of the different valves and actuators by means of measured data. The machine should be able to scan the environment and to follow the orders of the operator (incl. voice or signs). Optimization methods will be needed for intelligent control systems to transmit power and data in modular mobile machines.

The modular structure of the machines will change the design of the machines greatly. The work module can easily be plugged into the base module and can be removed and changed, depending on the work task. The properties of the control valve can be changed by means of software. This opens up new possibilities for controlling the work task and designing the structure of the work module. The personal features of each operator can easily be taken into account, changing the properties of the control valve by means of software. The transmission of control data and sensor information between multiple units and with the operator is carried out wirelessly.