Smart fluid power systems enable manufacturers to get more out of their assets by reducing nuisance stops and unplanned downtime when operating hydraulic and pneumatic systems. They provide more flexibility and enable top-performing performance from equipment by monitoring and reporting key parameters. Smart sensors give manufacturers a wealth of information on actuator positions, levels and pressure values, and temperature and flow. This makes troubleshooting and repairs easier and faster, saving both time and money for manufacturing businesses.
The CCEFP (Centre for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power) is a community of researchers, educators, and companies focused on advancing the field of fluid power. Established in June 2006, it is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centre. It is supported by seven member universities and currently has 25 research projects and four test beds. Its members are working to improve the reliability and efficiency of fluid power systems and make them both more user-friendly and environmentally friendly. For advice on Hydraulic Power Unit choices for your needs, go to //www.hydraproducts.co.uk/Hydraulic-Power-Units/Standard-Power-Units
The fluid power industry has also developed design and performance standards for fluid-powered systems. These standards are set by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute, and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Fluid-powered systems are highly beneficial and as such are used in many industries, including construction, agriculture, and transportation.
Smart fluid power systems increase the efficiency of mechanical devices. They are silent, clean, and safe. They are also easy to use. Their low-maintenance features make them a desirable choice for a variety of applications.
Fluid power research in China has grown rapidly in recent years, especially at universities and in industry. The National Fluid Power Association, the Japan Fluid Power System Society, and several Fluid Power Trade Associations in Europe have announced research priorities in the field. The future of fluid power looks very promising. There are many applications for fluid power technology and the research on these systems is constantly expanding so watch this space!
The technology behind fluid-powered equipment is similar to power electronic and engine technology. Smart fluid power systems improve the efficiency of hydraulic equipment, allowing smaller machines to operate more efficiently and produce less emissions which is essential in today’s environmentally conscious world. Smart fluid power systems also make it easier for maintenance and service. They are also a more efficient alternative to electromechanical solutions.