Eaton announced that customers of its hybrid systems have accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and emissions by 40,000 metric tons.
Altair Engineering has selected Parker Hannifin’s series hybrid hydraulic drive system for its BUSolutions project. The system will enable the new advanced bus platform to achieve 45-70% increased fuel economy over average diesel powertrains and more than double the fuel economy improvement of hybrid-electrics.
HydraForce has collaborated with Famic Technologies Inc. to incorporate their valve library into Famic’s Automation Studio software.
Designing a hydraulic control system involves several design considerations and tradeoffs. Key among them are selecting the proper system components and setting up the motion controller with the proper control algorithm.
Protective covers for hydraulic hoses are still used to protect hoses on mobile construction and mining equipment. However, with the need for higher-pressure systems and more compact machine designs, there is an increasing need for ways to safely protect machine operators and personnel from catastrophic hydraulic hose failure.
The combination of an AMLOK rod lock, rod and rod eye, plus cartridge valves and bodies supplied by Hydrotech engineering staff resulted in a gate lift system that mechanically holds securely at any angle, with rod release occurring on operator command.
Teflon hose is seldom specified for routine hydraulic or pneumatic systems, but dominates in aerospace and tough industrial environments.
Delta’s Tuning Wizard for position is now available for pressure and force axes, including axes that are often challenging to tune manually when required to transition between position and pressure control.
Hydraulic systems are known for adjustable, controllable power transmission to a variety of actuators. But they require careful design attention to keep noise to acceptable levels. Fortunately, new pump technologies are making this task easier.
The EHS2 directional control valve fulfills the need to integrate a number of functions in one central, space-saving electro-hydraulic control unit.