The topics of energy conservation and alternate sources of energy have been buzzing around since I graduated from college in the mid-60s. The level of excitement vacillates depending upon how Arabian and/or OPEC nations are interfacing with the Western developed countries.
Sauer-Danfoss is pleased to introduce the DDC20 — a new 20 cm3 direct displacement control pump — to their lineup of pumps and motors for transmissions on mobile equipment. As the most compact pump on the market, the DDC20 offers unparalleled efficiency, low noise and the flexibility to perform in a wide array of light-duty equipment applications.
Friction between lubricated surfaces is a principal source of energy losses in fluid power systems—a ubiquitous problem for fluid power users across the industrial spectrum. But thanks to research underway within the Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, that problem is on its way to resolution.
Jon Jensen of SMC, Immediate Past President of the International Fluid Power Society, opened up the first Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel on Tuesday. Jensen explained that the registered attendance was 107, an excellent showing for a first-time event.
HydraForce has recently added a section to their website explaining how their multi-function valves incorporate two or more functions into a single cartridge valve. By combining functions, they can reduce space claim, number of ports, and costly cross drills, while increasing flow passage and efficiency.
Eaton Corp. has announced a new generation of proportional valves created to provide integrated programmable control capabilities in sophisticated electro-hydraulic axis control applications. Eaton’s new AxisPro valves are designed to support both centralized and distributed axis control architectures in high-performance applications.
Hydraulic fluids flow through filters in a spiral pattern that improves flow, increases absorption capacity, keeps filters cleaner and protects hard-working equipment from contamination.
With ever-rising fuel prices, designing efficient hydraulic systems can pay big dividends for users of mobile hydraulic vehicles. Join Design World as we take an in-depth look at three critical areas of mobile hydraulic system design: filtration, sensors and sealing. Our expert panel will be presenting critical design tips and answering your questions.
For the most part, industrial tradeshows are necessary evils. People who don’t travel seem to think they’re comprised of an endless array of fantastic locales, amazing meals and endless partying. Check out Editorial Director Paul Heney’s tips for engineers in the video below, along with some of the strangest mistakes he’s seen people make at their booths.
Normally, the figure of 6.9 mpg wouldn’t get many people’s hearts racing. But this number, achieved by Altair ProductDesign’s new BUSolutions prototype, is fairly stunning. Doing real-world testing of the bus over downtown, commuter and arterial routes, the bus achieved the 6.9 mpg number. Compare that with 3.3 mpg for a same-class diesel bus going through the identical testing, and the number begins to impress.