RIGHTWEIGHT 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. 

Can you provide a solution to this challenge?

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Cluster NMWP.NRW

Der Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW handelt im öffentlichen Auftrag mit Sitz in Düsseldorf und entstand 2009 im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative der nordrhein-westfälischen Landesregierung zur Stärkung der Position NRWs in den Bereichen...more...