Variable-speed drive solutions: Less current, less noise, less costs.

Variable-speed drives connect standard components from hydraulic and electric systems to form customized, intelligent and cost-efficient systems. What is the savings potential compared to simple hydraulic solutions, and what should be considered for dimensioning? The hydraulic drives market is changing. Instead of dimensioning for corner power, machine manufacturers and users are more and more looking

Hydraulics with IO-Link: Reduced effort, high value

In almost all industries, machine users require increased flexibility for production means for small batches and continuous diagnostics of all actuators and sensors to increase availability. In addition to this, there is quickly increasing horizontal and vertical connection of machinery and systems for Industry 4.0 applications. The open standard IEC 61131-9, IO-Link, fulfills these requirements

Power Units 4.0

Hydraulic power units 4.0

Future hydraulic power units will differ fundamentally from the assemblies we are accustomed to today. With its own intelligence and sensor technology, the latest generation already increased flexibility, energy efficiency and availability through condition monitoring. Simultaneously, the design has been changed to an extent previously not imaginable. The latest hydraulic power units are encapsulated, and

Electro hydraulic drives: The Fitness program

Electro hydraulic drives: Made in heaven

Jake Mitchell of Bosch Rexroth highlights the role of electro hydraulic solutions in modern industrial applications. Established for more than 200 years as an efficient and convenient way of delivering power to a myriad of industrial applications, hydraulic systems today remain at the heart of industrial processes across an enormous spectrum of sectors. The advantages

Sieben Rekorde mit Hydraulik

Seven Records using Hydraulics

Force, torque, robustness: These physical advantages have always been used as arguments in favor of using hydraulics in a wide range of applications. For decades, hydraulics have amazed us time and time again by pushing the limits of what is technically possible. Below you will find seven examples of how fluid power moves huge masses

Auch Industrie 4.0 braucht Kraft und Drehmoment

Even I4.0 needs power and torque

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are a hot topic of discussion in mechanical engineering, and rightly so. This could easily give the impression that sooner or later it will be possible to replicate any technical requirement in software and perform it electronically. As long as real machines and systems produce real products, however,

Hydraulik und Industrie 4.0 Chancen und Herausforderungen Teil 3

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 3)

Displacer instead of throttle control Modern hydraulic system solutions require often significantly less hardware components because tasks which have been carried out by the valve technology in the past, are now done by the software. The classic throttle control with valves is replaced increasingly with an intelligent displacer control with variable flow via internal gear

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 2)

Chances and challenges Motion Controls Motion controls for hydraulic actuators close the control loop in a decentralized way and release the superior control. Functions which were previously purely hydromechanical or hydraulic, are now moved into the software: Predefi ned functions take over the control of position, velocity, distance/force, diff erent synchronous cylinders or path-dependent braking.

Hydraulik und Industrie 4.0 Chancen und Herausforderungen Teil 3

Hydraulics and Industry 4.0 (Part 1)

Chances and challenges Industry 4.0 is currently the most frequently discussed topic in system and mechanical engineering and for industrial end users. The horizontal and vertical interconnection requires intelligence which is distributed on several levels – like the one widely used in electric drives – and standardized and open interfaces (as far as possible) for