The technologies behind power transmission and control rank among Germany’s most highly regarded in terms of reliability, operational availability, energy efficiency and sustainability, and they have what it takes to generate major benefits all along the industrial value chain.
Among the objectives pursued on a daily basis by solution providers are digitization, networking, communication across components and systems, modularization, careful stewardship of materials and energy efficiency. Rapid innovation cycles are mission-critica. When it comes to hydraulics, for example, traditional strengths in terms of performance, robustness, overload capacity and small footprints are being augmented by various electronic and IT-based technologies with the goal of achieving even greater efficiency and operational availability, as well as faster deployment times. A case in point: Manufacturers of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems are coming up with distributed drive solutions that employ integrated intelligence to control hydraulic pumps & engines, valves and cylinders equipped with built-in measuring and control functionality, as well as the ability to share data. Two prime examples of this are proportional hydraulics and servopneumatics.
Thanks to widely deployed sensor interfaces, diagnostic functionality and measuring capabilities, smart drive technology is contributing to efficient and scalable applications and processes, and therefore also powering the shift to networked, self-regulating systems that can take full advantage of the potential offered by digitization. Electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic drive technology firms are constantly striving to create system solutions that leverage the interplay between mechanical, electrical, control and adjustment technology, sensor systems, diagnostics and information technology.
Highly integrated components and systems in power transmission and control are the key to technically and economically viable solutions that stand out in terms of reliability, sustainability, energy efficiency and life cycle costs. As part of the Smart Power Transmission & Fluid Power Solutions display in Hall 23 (Stand A19), the companies Aventics, Bosch Rexroth, Schaeffler, Bucher Hydraulik, Linde Hydraulics and Argo Hytos will be treating visitors to a wide array of attractive options.