Issues of reliability in mobile working machines: Inquiry study

Tero Välisalo, Antti-Ville Itäsalo, Asko Ellman

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    This paper deals with issues of reliability of the mobile work machines. The study is based on the inquiry for which 11 Finnish companies have corresponded. The results show the reliability bottlenecks during and after the warranty period in the mobile work machines. The management of the reliability issues of the work machines is difficult due to the special characteristics of their use which are varying loads, demanding operating conditions and small manufactured series. Causes of the failures are divided in categories like using against instructions, difficult operating conditions and poor manufacturing or design quality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management, ESREL 2011
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-4292-1726-5
    ISBN (Print)978-0-4156-8379-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2011 - Troyes, France
    Duration: 18 Sept 201122 Sept 2011


    ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2011
    Abbreviated titleESREL


    • dependability
    • management of dependability knowledge
    • reliability software
    • design of dependability


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