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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...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Low Separation Force Quick Disconnect Device

A self-aligning, self-healing system for pneumatics and cryogenics with applications in aerospace.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smart Design for Pneumatics Proves Vital

While the U.S. historically has had much lower energy costs than in other parts of the world, today’s volatile energy market combined with the initiatives of many corporations to reduce carbon...

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Motion Control

Assessing Five Key Areas of Modern Hydraulic Power Units

Any manufacturing facility that uses hydraulics powered by conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) has engineers and personnel who know all too well how large,...

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Improving Extrusion Press Performance with Hydraulics Upgrade

Many presses continue using inefficient and unreliable hydraulic pumps.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft Components for Soft Robotics

An electrically driven soft valve paves the way for fully soft robots.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Hydraulic Actuator Enables Sprayer to Steer Clear of the Ordinary

The retrofit uses unconventional technologies.

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Materials

The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves

Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Basic Pneumatic Circuits

These common pneumatic circuits can be used alone or as building blocks in larger pneumatics systems.

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Propulsion

Tension Element Damping (TED) with Hydraulics for Large Displacements

Applications include wind turbines, solar arrays, commercial space mobile launchers, and industrial process stacks and equipment.

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Power

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...

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Power

Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

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Energy

Air-Powered Robot Needs No Electronics

The walking quadruped is controlled and powered by pressurized air.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smarter Pneumatic Valves Enhance Automation Systems

Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.

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Energy

Volvo CE, Norrhydro Team to ‘Revolutionize’ Digital Hydraulics

A patented, multi-chamber digital hydraulic actuator developed by Finland-based Norrhydro is set to “revolutionize machine hydraulic performance,” according to the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Human-Like Hands with Flexible, Hybrid Pneumatic Actuators

These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.

Technology Leaders
Medical

Taking Benchtop Fluid Dispensing to a New Level of Process Control

The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.

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Manned Systems

Battery Show Teems with All Things Rechargeable

Although electric vehicles (EVs) currently comprise less than 2% of the U.S. light-vehicle market, the transportation sector is bursting with established companies and startup enterprises...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Bits and Bytes Boost Hydraulic System Capabilities

Off-highway vehicles are typically admired for their power, but the driving force behind a growing number of performance improvements are the invisible bits and bytes of control...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electrohydraulically Actuated Valve Train

The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.

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Test & Measurement

Boosting Performance in Hydraulic Systems with Alternative Coatings

Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.

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Manned Systems

Faurecia Creates ‘Personal Bubbles’ for AVs

App-led exercises that unfold while seated, and audio selections heard via the seat headrest illustrate the types of wellness and comfort options that supplier Faurecia envisions with its...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Dynamic Force Control and Advanced Electropneumatic Positioning Systems in Automation

As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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,”...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Spring Drive Fitting

Applications include valves, tubes, and other gas and fluid system components.

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Motion Control

Valves for Pneumatic Cylinders and Actuators

Know your valve options.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot Circulating Liquid Stores Energy and Provides Power

This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.

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Energy

Volvo CE Showcases 100-Ton EC950F Excavator, New Hybrid Assist That Cuts Fuel Use by 15%

The entrance to Volvo Construction Equipment’s ConExpo-Con/Agg exhibit (F3432), through what the company has dubbed “excavator alley,” will...