Electrification of hydraulic systems is not a question of IF, it is a question of WHEN. As more mobile machinery manufacturers turn to electric systems to power their machinery, it is imperative that hydraulic technologies follow suit. Currently, less efficient hydraulics can’t match the efficiency ratings of electric motors and batteries, but redesigned electrohydraulic actuator designs can meet the challenges. Learn from the innovators in this area, as they come together to discuss how the fluid industry is responding to these challenges.
In this session, Neil Mendes will offer insight into what fluid power users and manufacturers can expect from the global energy market as we deal the impacts of the pandemic and tumultuous worldwide events. He will highlight the following:
• Global Demand (Future) – All Sources including Energy Transition
• Global Production vs Consumption
• Global Storage and Spare Capacity
• Prices for Oil & Natural Gas
• Opportunities in this Market
Ask any fluid power professional what the maximum pressure rating for an NFPA tie-rod cylinder and they will tell you it is 3000 PSI. However, we don’t have to accept this limitation, and with intelligent engineering, we can achieve 10,000 PSI or higher.
Integrating electromagnetism and sensory electronics makes for an ultimate system. Learn about the electronic side of hydraulics as Dyke looks into pressure, flow, level, position and temperature sensors, along with programmable valve drivers and amplifiers. We’ll have fun together studying and measuring common signals and connection schemes. Learn how to use these tools along with test instruments to isolate problems and ensure uptime by diagnosing and fixing faults before they cause real problems.
Review and understand what pressure intensifiers do and how to use them in hydraulic systems. Take a look at different applications and how they were used to reduce cost. The characteristics , advantages, and how they can benefit you in the design of high-pressure needs.
We use ten percent of our brain. Saturated fat causes heart attacks. Flow makes it go. These statements have one thing in common – they’re straight out lies. We can’t expect to lure the next generation of fluid power professionals by sounding off jingles they inherently know are wrong. Today is the day we bunk Flow Makes It Go.
In this session from Sheaf, the user will gain insight into pneumatic circuit design, as he covers:
• Soft (Slow) start valve uses
• Quick Exhaust valves and their tubing needs
• Time delays with and without volume chambers
• Multiple pressures of a single actuator
• Pressure reducing valves for sequencing