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Title: Control system for, and a method of, heating an operator station of a work machine

Abstract

There are situations in which an operator remains in an operator station of a work machine when an engine of the work machine is inactive. The present invention includes a control system for, and a method of, heating the operator station when the engine is inactive. A heating system of the work machine includes an electrically-powered coolant pump, a power source, and at least one piece of warmed machinery. An operator heat controller is moveable between a first and a second position, and is operable to connect the electrically-powered coolant pump to the power source when the engine is inactive and the operator heat controller is in the first position. Thus, by deactivating the engine and then moving the operator heat controller to the first position, the operator may supply electrical energy to the electrically-powered coolant pump, which is operably coupled to heat the operator station.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175301
Patent Number(s):
6,874,695
Application Number:
10/308,901
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC04-00AL66778
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Baker, Thomas M., Hoff, Brian D., and Akasam, Sivaprasad. Control system for, and a method of, heating an operator station of a work machine. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Baker, Thomas M., Hoff, Brian D., & Akasam, Sivaprasad. Control system for, and a method of, heating an operator station of a work machine. United States.
Baker, Thomas M., Hoff, Brian D., and Akasam, Sivaprasad. 2005. "Control system for, and a method of, heating an operator station of a work machine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175301.
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abstractNote = {There are situations in which an operator remains in an operator station of a work machine when an engine of the work machine is inactive. The present invention includes a control system for, and a method of, heating the operator station when the engine is inactive. A heating system of the work machine includes an electrically-powered coolant pump, a power source, and at least one piece of warmed machinery. An operator heat controller is moveable between a first and a second position, and is operable to connect the electrically-powered coolant pump to the power source when the engine is inactive and the operator heat controller is in the first position. Thus, by deactivating the engine and then moving the operator heat controller to the first position, the operator may supply electrical energy to the electrically-powered coolant pump, which is operably coupled to heat the operator station.},
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