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Technical Innovation

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...


Terzo Strives to Electrify Fluid Power

The intricacies of a traditional hydraulic system are typically where technical issues arise, according to Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems. Simplifying the inherent complexity of fluid power...


Case Unveils Fully-Electric Backhoe Loader, Begins Delivery This Year

Case Construction Equipment’s move toward alternative propulsion took another step forward at March’s ConExpo-Con/Agg Show when it revealed “Project Zeus,”...

Electronics & Computers

Submerged AUV Charging Station

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are becoming increasingly important for military surveillance and mine detection. Most AUVs are battery powered and have limited lifetimes of a few days to a few weeks. This greatly limits the distance that AUVs can travel underwater. Using a series of submerged AUV charging...

Unmanned Systems

Improved OTEC System for a Submarine Robot

An ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC), now undergoing development, is a less-massive, more-efficient means of exploiting the same basic principle as that of the proposed system described in...

Robotics, Automation & Control

Electric Motors vs. Fluid Power: Robotic System Designers Have a Choice

Robotic system designers should choose the right power source for the job. Often, electric motors are chosen without thinking about the benefits of hydraulics or...

Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Tilt/Tip/Piston Manipulator With Base-Mounted Actuators

A proposed three degree of freedom (tilt/tip/piston) manipulator, suitable for aligning an optical or mechanical component, would offer several advantages over prior such...

Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Linear Dynamometer With Variable Stroke and Frequency

An improved linear dynamometer has been developed for testing linear alternators that are to be used to convert mechanical power to electrical power in free-piston Stirlingcycle engines....

Motion Control

Hydraulically Driven High-Speed Spindle for General Machining

A hydraulically driven high-speed spindle system for milling, machining, facing, drilling, and joining metallic and nonmetallic materials has been developed. Spindles are the most critical elements of high-speed milling machines. The keys to successful design of high-speed spindles...