Ship operators in the oil and gas industries who raise or lower pipes, gas wellheads, and other components to the sea floor must work despite surging and swelling waves or stormy weather. First generation Active Heave Compensators for Gusto BV, were built around an intelligent, rapidly controlled dual-function hydraulic cylinder platform.
Whether your application is mobile construction, truck, agricultural equipment, or marine work, it needs a pump to supply flow and meet application work requirements.
Hydraulics have won wide acceptance for factory and mobile applications because of its power, strength, durability and control. But new lines of research are focusing in on efficiency.
Three types of systems are commonly used in mobile applications: constant-flow (CF), constant-pressure (CP), and load-sensing (LS) systems.
Designing a mobile system once was simple: start with a gear pump, add manual valves and the necessary actuators, and finish off with an appropriate reservoir, filter, and cooler. But new developments for this key application have brought forth equipment with capabilities that are changing the old design truisms.
Here are a few key developments that make hydraulic systems more “green,” more efficient, and that tap efficiency to create energy-saving alternatives to conventional equipment.
To help this tornado-chasing car from being whizzed into the sky was to keep wind from getting underneath from the start. That’s where the unique hydraulic system from Parker Hannifin comes in.
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