(19)
(11)EP 3 263 871 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
27.07.2022 Bulletin 2022/30

(21)Application number: 15883430.9

(22)Date of filing:  27.02.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F02D 29/04(2006.01)
E02F 9/20(2006.01)
F02N 9/00(2006.01)
E02F 9/22(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
F02N 9/00; F02D 29/04; E02F 9/2228; E02F 9/2235; E02F 9/2292; E02F 9/2066; E02F 9/2296
(86)International application number:
PCT/KR2015/001951
(87)International publication number:
WO 2016/137041 (01.09.2016 Gazette  2016/35)

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CONSTRUCTION MACHINE STARTING ASSIST SYSTEM

ANLASSHILFSSYSTEM FÜR BAUMASCHINEN

SYSTÈME D'ASSISTANCE DE DÉMARRAGE D'ENGIN DE CHANTIER


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(43)Date of publication of application:
03.01.2018 Bulletin 2018/01

(73)Proprietor: Hyundai Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
Incheon (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • AHN, Hyeon Sik
    Seoul 138-890 (KR)

(74)Representative: Isarpatent 
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Barth Charles Hassa Peckmann & Partner mbB Friedrichstrasse 31
80801 München
80801 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
WO-A1-2011/074672
WO-A1-2016/040484
JP-B1- 4 948 643
KR-A- 20140 083 119
KR-A- 20150 099 942
WO-A1-2014/115645
JP-A- 2014 227 949
KR-A- 20110 012 037
KR-A- 20140 123 636
US-A- 3 945 207
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    [Technical Field]



    [0001] An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a construction machine, and more particularly, to a construction machine starting assist system, such as defined in JP 2014 227949 A.

    [Background Art]



    [0002] In general, a construction machine such as an excavator or a wheel loader uses an engine as a power source and performs an operation of operating, driving, or swing working apparatuses such as a boom, an arm, and a bucket.

    [0003] Working and traveling operations of the construction machine are performed after turning on the engine. When the construction machine receives a starting signal from outside pressure, a battery of the construction machine is activated and supplies electric power. In this case, the battery is mounted in the construction machine, and not only supplies electric power required to start the engine, but also supplies electric power to all electric devices that require electric power.

    [0004] The construction machine in the related art uses the battery and a starter motor in order to start the engine.

    [0005] Meanwhile, recently, a hydraulic motor and a hydraulic pump are additionally mounted in order to improve working and traveling efficiency of the construction machine. The construction machine is mounted with and uses the battery with high capacity because a large load is applied when starting the engine.

    [0006] However, in a case in which an outside temperature is low like during the winter season, lubrication properties and efficiency of the battery deteriorate because of the outside temperature even though the battery has a high capacity, and as a result, there is a problem in that the engine does not start well.

    [0007] Furthermore, in a case in which the capacity of the mounted battery is unlimitedly increased in order to improve startability of the construction machine, there is a problem in that manufacturing costs of the construction machine is increased.

    [Disclosure]


    [Technical Problem]



    [0008] An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides a construction machine starting assist system and a control method which are capable of improving cold startability of a construction machine when an outside temperature is low like during the winter season.

    [Technical Solution]



    [0009] An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides a construction machine starting assist system including: an engine of a construction machine; an input unit which receives a key-on signal and a key-off signal of the engine; a hydraulic pump which is operated by the engine; an actuator which is operated by hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump; a regeneration valve which is switched so that a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil returned from the actuator and a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump are supplied for regeneration; an accumulator which is charged with the hydraulic oil supplied from the regeneration valve; a charging valve which is controlled so that the hydraulic oil is discharged from the accumulator when the key-on signal is inputted into the input unit; and a hydraulic motor which is operated by the hydraulic oil discharged from the charging valve, in which the hydraulic motor is connected to the engine and assists in starting the engine.

    [0010] The construction machine starting assist system further includes : a solenoid valve which receives the hydraulic oil from the accumulator and adjusts a swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor; and a controller which controls the regeneration valve and the solenoid valve.

    [0011] The controller detects a hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator is charged when the input unit receives the starting key-off signal, and when the hydraulic pressure of the accumulator is below a predetermined value, the controller may operate the engine to charge the accumulator with the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump until the hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator is charged reaches the predetermined value, and then the controller may turn off the engine.

    [0012] When the engine is turned off, the controller may close the solenoid valve so that the supply of the hydraulic oil supplied from the accumulator to the hydraulic motor is cut off.

    [Advantageous Effects]



    [0013] According to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the construction machine starting assist system stores hydraulic oil in the accumulator while the engine is operated, and uses the hydraulic oil to produce starting torque when starting the engine, and as a result, it is possible to effectively improve startability of the construction machine and reduce manufacturing costs of the construction machine because it is not necessary to greatly increase a capacity of the battery for starting the engine. In addition, the engine of the construction machine may be independently started, even without a starter motor, when the engine is required to be started such as when a starter motor is broken down or the battery is discharged.

    [Description of Drawings]



    [0014] 

    FIG. 1 is a circuit diagram illustrating a construction machine starting assist system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIGS. 2 and 3 are circuit diagrams illustrating operating states of the construction machine starting assist system according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

    FIGS. 4 to 6 are flowcharts illustrating operational sequences of the construction machine starting assist system illustrated in FIG. 1.


    [Description of Main Reference Numerals of Drawings]



    [0015] 

    10: Engine

    11: Hydraulic pump

    12: Main control valve (MCV)

    13: Actuator

    14: Key switch

    15: Input unit

    20: Regeneration valve

    30: Hydraulic motor

    40: Controller

    41: Electromagnetic proportional pressure reducing valve (EPPRV)

    42: Shuttle valve

    50: Accumulator

    51: Pressure sensor

    52: Relief valve

    53: Solenoid valve


    [Best Mode]



    [0016] Hereinafter, exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure will be described in detail with reference to the accompanying drawings so that those skilled in the technical field to which the present disclosure pertains may easily carry out the exemplary embodiments. The present disclosure may be implemented in various different ways, and is not limited to the exemplary embodiments described herein.

    [0017] It is noted that the drawings are schematic, and are not illustrated based on actual scales. Relative dimensions and proportions of parts illustrated in the drawings are exaggerated or reduced in size for the purpose of clarity and convenience in the drawings, and any dimension is just illustrative but not restrictive. Further, the same reference numerals designate the same structures, elements or components illustrated in two or more drawings in order to exhibit similar characteristics.

    [0018] Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure illustrate ideal exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure in detail. As a result, various modifications of the drawings are expected. Therefore, the exemplary embodiments are not limited to specific forms in regions illustrated in the drawings, and for example, include modifications of forms by the manufacture.

    [0019] Hereinafter, a construction machine starting assist system according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3.

    [0020] As illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 3, the construction machine starting assist system according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes an engine 10, an input unit 15, hydraulic pumps 30, an actuator 13, a regeneration valve 20, an accumulator 50, a charging valve 52, and a hydraulic motor 11.

    [0021] In addition, the construction machine starting assist system according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure may further include a solenoid valve 53 and a controller 40.

    [0022] The engine 10 serves to allow the construction machine to perform working and traveling operations. Typically, a diesel engine is mounted in the construction machine.

    [0023] The input unit 15 receives a key-on signal and a key-off signal by a key switch 14 connected to the engine 10.

    [0024] The hydraulic pumps 11 are operated by the engine 10. The hydraulic pumps 11 receive power from the engine 10 and convert the power into pressure energy.

    [0025] In this case, in the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the two hydraulic pumps 11 are illustrated as being used like a general excavator, but one or three or more hydraulic pumps 11 may be used.

    [0026] The actuator 13 is an actuator for operating a boom of the construction machine, and the actuator 13 is reciprocally operated by hydraulic oil supplied or discharged from a head side and a rod side of the actuator.

    [0027] The regeneration valve 20 is switched to supply the hydraulic oil. Specifically, the regeneration valve 20 is switched so that a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil returned from the actuator 13 and a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump 30 are supplied for regeneration.

    [0028] The accumulator 50 is temporarily charged with energy.

    [0029] The accumulator 50 according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure is charged with the hydraulic oil discharged by the reciprocal movement of the actuator 13 and the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump 11.

    [0030] In this case, a pressure sensor 51 may be provided at one side of the accumulator 50.

    [0031] The pressure sensor 51 detects the amount of hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged. The controller 40 determines whether the amount of hydraulic oil detected by the pressure sensor 51 may be utilized to produce assistive starting torque for assisting in starting the engine 10.

    [0032] If the amount of hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged cannot assist in starting the engine 10, the controller 40 operates the hydraulic pump 11 to supply a larger amount of hydraulic oil to the accumulator 50.

    [0033] The accumulator 50 is charged with the hydraulic oil discharged from the actuator 13 and the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump 11 only when starting the engine 10 of the construction machine.

    [0034] The hydraulic motor 30 is operated by the hydraulic oil supplied through the regeneration valve 20 or the accumulator 50. The hydraulic motor 30 converts pressure energy generated by the hydraulic pump 11 into rotational energy. A swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30 is adjusted by a regulator 31. The hydraulic motor 30 supplements driving power of the engine 10.

    [0035] The charging valve 52 discharges the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged.

    [0036] Specifically, when the key-on signal is inputted into the engine 10 by the key switch 14, the charging valve 52 decreases a preset relief pressure by a predetermined value, thereby discharging the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged. A value of the relief pressure of the charging valve 52 according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure is, but not limited to, about 100 bar.

    [0037] That is, the charging valve 52 according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure is configured as a variable relief valve in order to change a preset value of the relief pressure.

    [0038] The solenoid valve 53 controls the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30.

    [0039] Specifically, the solenoid valve 53 receives the hydraulic oil discharged from the accumulator 50 and adjusts the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30. In this case, the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30 is adjusted in accordance with the amount of hydraulic oil supplied from the accumulator 50 to the solenoid valve 53.

    [0040] The controller 40 controls the regeneration valve 20 and the solenoid valve 53. The charging valve 52 and the solenoid valve 53 are switched by an electrical signal outputted from the controller 40.

    [0041] An operation of the controller 40 will be specifically described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3.

    [0042] While the engine 10 is started, the hydraulic pump 11 is operated by the operation of the engine 10, and the hydraulic oil is discharged.

    [0043] The hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump 11 is supplied to the regeneration valve 20 via a main control valve (MCV) 12. In addition, the hydraulic oil discharged from the actuator 13 is also supplied to the regeneration valve 20.

    [0044] The regeneration valve 20 provides the supplied hydraulic oil to the accumulator 50, and the accumulator 50 is charged with the provided hydraulic oil.

    [0045] Even after the engine 10 is turned off, the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged remains.

    [0046] In a case in which the engine 10 is started again, the relief pressure of the charging valve 52 is decreased by a predetermined value, such that the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged is delivered to the solenoid valve 53.

    [0047] In this case, the regeneration valve 20 and the solenoid valve 53 are switched by a signal of the controller 40.

    [0048] The controller 40 also transmits a signal to an electromagnetic proportional pressure reducing valve (EPPRV) 41 and a shuttle valve 42 in addition to the regeneration valve 20 and the solenoid valve 53.

    [0049] The hydraulic oil delivered to the solenoid valve 53 is supplied to the shuttle valve 42, and the shuttle valve 42 supplies the high-pressure hydraulic oil, which is delivered from the solenoid valve 53, to a regulator 31, which controls the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30.

    [0050] Then, the regulator 31 increases the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor 30 in accordance with the amount of supplied hydraulic oil so as to allow the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged to flow toward the hydraulic pump 11, thereby reducing a load when starting the engine 10.

    [0051] With the aforementioned configurations, the construction machine starting assist circuit according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure stores the hydraulic oil in the accumulator 50 while the engine 10 is started, and uses the hydraulic oil to produce assistive starting torque for reducing a load of the engine 10 when the engine 10 is started again, thereby effectively improving cold startability of the construction machine.

    [0052] A method of controlling the construction machine starting assist system according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure will be described with reference to FIGS. 4 to 6.

    [0053] First, the input unit 15 receives a starting key-off signal (S100).

    [0054] When it is determined that a starting key is turned off, the accumulator 50 is charged with the hydraulic oil (S110).

    [0055] As described above, the accumulator 50 is charged with the hydraulic oil while the engine 10 of the construction machine is operated. In other words, even though the engine 10 of the construction machine is turned off, the accumulator 50 is charged with the hydraulic oil for assisting in starting the engine 10 of the construction machine.

    [0056] The amount of hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged is detected by using the pressure sensor 51 (Sill).

    [0057] If the detected amount of hydraulic oil is below a value of the assistive starting torque that may assist in starting the engine 10, the hydraulic pump 11 connected to the engine 10 of the construction machine is operated to supplement the insufficient hydraulic oil in order to charge the accumulator 50 with the hydraulic oil (S112).

    [0058] On the contrary, if the detected amount of hydraulic oil is equal to or larger than the predetermined value of the assistive starting torque, the engine 10 of the construction machine is turned off in order to prevent the accumulator 50 from being further charged with the hydraulic oil (S113).

    [0059] In a case in which the accumulator 50 is charged with the amount of hydraulic oil which is equal to or larger than the predetermined value, the starting key of the construction machine is turned on (S200). In this case, the operation of turning on the starting key means that the engine 10 of the construction machine may be started.

    [0060] In this case, when the starting key is turned on, the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged is discharged to start the engine 10 (S210).

    [0061] The relief pressure is decreased by the charging valve 52 in order to discharge the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator 50 is charged (S211). Then, the solenoid valve 53 is opened by the hydraulic oil discharged from the accumulator 50 (S212).

    [0062] When the solenoid valve 53 is opened, the charging hydraulic oil is supplied to the regulator 31, and the regulator 31 controls the swash plate angle in accordance with the amount of supplied hydraulic oil, thereby controlling the hydraulic motor 30 (S213).

    [0063] When the swash plate angle is increased, the hydraulic oil flows through the hydraulic motor 30, thereby allowing the assistive starting torque for starting the engine 10 to be generated in the hydraulic motor 30.

    [0064] In this case, whether the engine 10 is operated is determined (S214).

    [0065] If the engine 10 is in a non-operated state, a standby state is maintained to operate the engine 10. That is, the standby state means a state in which the engine 10 may be operated at any time as necessary.

    [0066] On the contrary, when the engine 10 is operated, the solenoid valve 53 is closed by the controller 40 (S215).

    [0067] The aforementioned method of controlling the construction machine starting assist system uses the accumulator 50 and the hydraulic motor 30 as a starter motor for starting the engine 10, and as a result, the accumulator 50 and the hydraulic motor 30 may assist in starting the engine 10 or may autonomously start the engine 10.

    [0068] Accordingly, it should be understood that the aforementioned exemplary embodiments are illustrative in all aspects and are not restrictive, and the scope of the present disclosure shall be represented by the appended claims.


    Claims

    1. A construction machine starting assist system, comprising:

    a) an engine (10) of a construction machine;

    b) an input unit (15) configured to receive a key-on signal and a key-off signal of the engine;

    c) a hydraulic pump (11) which is operated by the engine;

    d) an actuator (13) which is operated by hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump;

    e) a regeneration valve (20) which is switched so that a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil returned from the actuator and a part or an entirety of the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump are supplied for regeneration;

    f) an accumulator (50) configured to be charged with the hydraulic oil supplied from the regeneration valve;

    g) a charging valve (52) configured to discharge the hydraulic oil from the accumulator when the key-on signal is inputted into the input unit;

    h) a hydraulic motor (30) which is operated by the hydraulic oil discharged from the charging valve, and is connected to the engine and configured to assist in starting the engine;

    i) a solenoid valve (53) configured to adjust a swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor;

    j) a controller (40) configured to control the regeneration valve and the solenoid valve; characterised in that the solenoid valve is configured to receive the hydraulic oil from the accumulator and the system further comprises

    k) a pressure sensor (51) configured to detect a hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator is charged, wherein

    l) the controller determines the hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator is charged by the pressure sensor when the input unit receives the key-off signal, when the hydraulic pressure of the accumulator is below a predetermined value, the controller operates the engine to charge the accumulator with the hydraulic oil discharged from the hydraulic pump until the hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic oil with which the accumulator is charged reaches the predetermined value, and then the controller turns off the engine, and when the hydraulic pressure of the accumulator is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, the controller turns off the engine after receiving the key-off signal.


     
    2. The construction machine starting assist system of claim 1, wherein when the engine (10) is turned off, the controller closes the solenoid valve (53) so that the supply of the hydraulic oil supplied from the accumulator (50) to the hydraulic motor (30) is cut off.
     
    3. The construction machine starting assist system of claim 1, wherein the solenoid valve (53) adjusts the swash plate angle of the hydraulic motor (30) in accordance with the amount of the hydraulic oil supplied from the accumulator (50) through a regulator (31).
     
    4. The construction machine starting assist system of claim 1, wherein the hydraulic oil charged in the accumulator (50) remains in the accumulator after the engine (10) is turned off.
     
    5. The construction machine starting assist system of claim 1, wherein the hydraulic motor (30) assists in starting the engine (10) by generating assistive starting torque using the hydraulic oil supplied from the accumulator (50).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Baumaschinen-Anlasshilfesystem, umfassend:

    a) einen Motor (10) einer Baumaschine;

    b) eine Eingabeeinheit (15), die eingerichtet ist, um ein Schlüssel-EIN-Signal und ein Schlüssel-AUS-Signal des Motors zu empfangen;

    c) eine Hydraulikpumpe (11), die durch den Motor angetrieben wird;

    d) ein Stellglied (13), das durch Hydrauliköl angetrieben wird, das aus der Hydraulikpumpe ausgelassen wird;

    e) ein Regenerierventil (20), das geschaltet wird, so dass ein Teil oder eine Gesamtheit des Hydrauliköls, das von dem Stellglied zurückgeführt wird, und ein Teil oder eine Gesamtheit des Hydrauliköls, das aus der Hydraulikpumpe ausgelassen wird, zur Regenerierung zugeführt wird;

    f) einen Akkumulator (50), der eingerichtet ist, um mit dem Hydrauliköl geladen zu werden, das von dem Regenerierventil zugeführt wird;

    g) ein Ladeventil (52), das eingerichtet ist, um das Hydrauliköl aus dem Akkumulator auszulassen, wenn das Schlüssel-EIN-Signal in die Eingabeeinheit eingegeben wird;

    h) einen Hydraulikmotor (30), der durch das Hydrauliköl angetrieben wird, das aus dem Ladeventil ausgelassen wird, und der mit dem Motor verbunden und eingerichtet ist, um bei einem Anlassen des Motors zu helfen;

    i) ein Solenoidventil (53), das eingerichtet ist, um einen Taumelscheibenwinkel des Hydraulikmotors einzustellen;

    j) eine Steuerung (40), die eingerichtet ist, um das Regenerierventil und das Solenoidventil zu steuern;

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das Solenoidventil eingerichtet ist, um das Hydrauliköl von dem Akkumulator aufzunehmen, und das System ferner umfasst:

    k) einen Drucksensor (51), der eingerichtet ist, um einen Hydraulikdruck des Hydrauliköls zu erfassen, mit dem der Akkumulator geladen wird, wobei

    l) die Steuerung den Hydraulikdruck des Hydrauliköls, mit dem der Akkumulator geladen wird, durch den Drucksensor bestimmt, wenn die Eingabeeinheit das Schlüssel-AUS-Signal empfängt, wobei, wenn der Hydraulikdruck des Akkumulators unter einem vorbestimmten Wert liegt, die Steuerung den Motor antreibt, um den Akkumulator mit dem Hydrauliköl, das aus der Hydraulikpumpe ausgelassen wird, zu laden, bis der Hydraulikdruck des Hydrauliköls, mit dem der Akkumulator geladen wird, den vorbestimmten Wert erreicht, und die Steuerung den Motor dann ausschaltet, und wobei, wenn der Hydraulikdruck des Akkumulators größer oder gleich dem vorbestimmten Wert ist, die Steuerung den Motor ausschaltet, nachdem sie das Schlüssel-AUS-Signal empfangen hat.


     
    2. Baumaschinen-Anlasshilfesystem nach Anspruch 1, wobei, wenn der Motor (10) ausgeschaltet wird, die Steuerung das Solenoidventil (53) schließt, so dass die Zufuhr des Hydrauliköls, das von dem Akkumulator (50) zugeführt wird, zu dem Hydraulikmotor (30) abgeschaltet wird.
     
    3. Baumaschinen-Anlasshilfesystem nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Solenoidventil (53) den Taumelscheibenwinkel des Hydraulikmotors (30) gemäß der Menge des Hydrauliköls, das von dem Akkumulator (50) zugeführt wird, durch einen Regler (31) einstellt.
     
    4. Baumaschinen-Anlasshilfesystem nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Hydrauliköl, das in dem Akkumulator (50) geladen ist, in dem Akkumulator verbleibt, nachdem der Motor (10) ausgeschaltet wurde.
     
    5. Baumaschinen-Anlasshilfesystem nach Anspruch 1, wobei der Hydraulikmotor (30) bei einem Anlassen des Motors (10) hilft, indem er ein Anlassdrehmoment unter Verwendung des Hydrauliköls erzeugt, das von dem Akkumulator (50) zugeführt wird.
     


    Revendications

    1. Système d'aide au démarrage d'un engin de chantier, comprenant :

    a) un moteur (10) d'un engin de chantier ;

    b) une unité d'entrée (15) configurée pour recevoir un signal de marche et un signal d'arrêt du moteur ;

    c) une pompe hydraulique (11) qui est actionnée par le moteur ;

    d) un actionneur (13) qui est actionné par l'huile hydraulique déchargée par la pompe hydraulique ;

    e) une vanne de régénération (20) qui est commutée de sorte qu'une partie ou la totalité de l'huile hydraulique renvoyée par l'actionneur et une partie ou la totalité de l'huile hydraulique déchargée par la pompe hydraulique sont fournies pour la régénération ;

    f) un accumulateur (50) configuré pour être chargé avec l'huile hydraulique fournie par la vanne de régénération ;

    g) une vanne de charge (52) configurée pour décharger l'huile hydraulique de l'accumulateur lorsque le signal de marche est entré dans l'unité d'entrée ;

    h) un moteur hydraulique (30) qui est actionné par l'huile hydraulique déchargée par la vanne de charge, et qui est relié au moteur et configuré pour aider au démarrage du moteur ;

    i) une électrovanne (53) configurée pour régler un angle de plateau oscillant du moteur hydraulique ;

    j) un contrôleur (40) configuré pour commander la vanne de régénération et l'électrovanne ;

    caractérisé en ce que l'électrovanne est configurée pour recevoir l'huile hydraulique à partir de l'accumulateur et le système comprend en outre :

    k) un capteur de pression (51) configuré pour détecter une pression hydraulique de l'huile hydraulique avec laquelle l'accumulateur est chargé, dans lequel

    1) le contrôleur détermine la pression hydraulique de l'huile hydraulique avec laquelle l'accumulateur est chargé par le capteur de pression lorsque l'unité d'entrée reçoit le signal d'arrêt, lorsque la pression hydraulique de l'accumulateur est inférieure à une valeur prédéterminée, le contrôleur actionne le moteur pour charger l'accumulateur avec l'huile hydraulique déchargée par la pompe hydraulique jusqu'à ce que la pression hydraulique de l'huile hydraulique avec laquelle l'accumulateur est chargé atteigne la valeur prédéterminée, puis le contrôleur coupe le moteur, et lorsque la pression hydraulique de l'accumulateur est égale ou supérieure à la valeur prédéterminée, le contrôleur coupe le moteur après avoir reçu le signal d'arrêt.


     
    2. Système d'aide au démarrage d'un engin de chantier selon la revendication 1, dans lequel lorsque le moteur (10) est coupé, le contrôleur ferme l'électrovanne (53) de sorte que l'alimentation en huile hydraulique fournie par l'accumulateur (50) au moteur hydraulique (30) est coupée.
     
    3. Système d'aide au démarrage d'un engin de chantier selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'électrovanne (53) règle l'angle du plateau oscillant du moteur hydraulique (30) en fonction de la quantité d'huile hydraulique fournie par l'accumulateur (50) par l'intermédiaire d'un régulateur (31).
     
    4. Système d'aide au démarrage d'un engin de chantier selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'huile hydraulique chargée dans l'accumulateur (50) reste dans l'accumulateur après que le moteur (10) a été coupé.
     
    5. Système d'aide au démarrage d'un engin de chantier selon la revendication 1, dans lequel le moteur hydraulique (30) aide au démarrage du moteur (10) en générant un couple de démarrage d'assistance en utilisant l'huile hydraulique fournie par l'accumulateur (50).
     




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