Innovative new technologies are laying the foundation for the latest hydraulic systems and applications designed for construction, agriculture, mining and power generation. From smart user interfaces to load sensing valve technology to hybrid actuation systems for renewable energy applications, these solutions lead to productivity increases, energy savings and maximised operational efficiency. Here are five key technology trends presented by Parker Hannifin that are shaping the future of hydraulics.
1. Innovative heavy duty vehicle technology
New generation load sensing valves: Parker’s EQA EcoFormance electric flow amplifier technology is a significant advancement in load sensing valves. By automatically adapting the meter-out pressure to the load conditions, machine control is greatly improved. This is especially useful for functions with slew or jib movements, or digger arms with over-centre movement.
Electro-hydraulic control: Parker’s IQAN Connect is a totally electronic approach that replaces mechanical and electromechanical systems for controlling and monitoring hydraulics in mobile machines. This digital ecosystem ties together Parker’s smart hydraulics and electronics products, resulting in a synergy of intelligent components and customisable software that delivers next generation connectivity while providing flexibility in design and development.
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