Using the improper hydraulic fluid can spell disaster for your entire hydraulic assembly. When designing and/or servicing your hydraulic equipment, it is vital that you keep compatibility in mind.
The Fairfax County Solid Waste Program in Virginia is using a Bosch Rexroth parallel hydrostatic regenerative braking system in the county’s first hydraulic hybrid trash and recycling vehicle.
Last month’s NFPA Conference was an excellent event, with plenty of insight on the future from a bevy of speakers.
At IFPE 2011, the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power will be the cornerstone of expanded education. The conference focus is on new technologies and methodologies within the fluid power industry related to improved analysis, design, manufacturing and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets.
The Optimum Series’ of high-performance gear pumps features integral, two piece castings that are press fit together for greater structural integrity over other traditional designs.
Sauer-Danfoss Inc. has launched new H1 piston pump frame sizes. The H1 range of piston pumps, first introduced to the market in 2005, now includes six displacement ranges.
Rexroth’s three practically-oriented mobile hydraulics component sets—with corresponding documents for instructors and students—illustrates fundamental control principles for mobile hydraulics.
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, now in it’s 5th year, has been a nice success story for the fluid power industry. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the Center has among its goals the research and development of efficient components, compact power supplies, and compact energy storage.
A high efficiency excavator, one of four test beds being developed through the research program of the NSF-funded CCEFP, will be among the highlights at the Center’s booth at IFPE 2011.
I found it enlightening being on Eaton’s 2010 Q4 earnings call this morning. Sandy Cutler, Eaton’s CEO, said that the hybrid market had grown mostly in foreign markets where governments were helping to subsidize green efforts.