This program is developed to assess the endurance of a digger arm assembly of an excavator by simulating digging action and applying side loads.

While the program controls axial and side actuators, up to 8 pressure transducers are also recorded to monitor pressures at various joints.

A pre-defined number of axial loads are applied, followed by a number of side loads.

On-line load and deflection plots against number of cycles provides providing an early assessment of possible ageing or damage.