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.
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