S. Jensen
Hydraulic motors are a key part of many mobile machine systems

How are Hydraulic Systems for Mobile Applications Evolving?

June 19, 2024
Provide your input on how hydraulic systems used in mobile equipment are continuing to advance and evolve.

Hydraulics are a key component to the functionality of construction equipment, agricultural machinery, utility trucks and other mobile applications. The power density required by many of these machines – particularly very large models – is hard to match with other motion control technologies.

Although there are some smaller machine applications in which electromechanical devices are being used in place of hydraulics, to date hydraulics still dominate the mobile market and are likely to do so into the future.

However, this does not mean hydraulics are resting on their laurels. Efforts to improve their efficiency and connectivity to other systems are just some of the ways hydraulics developers are working to meet the evolving needs of vehicles and machines. Industry trends of electrification and automation are helping drive this, as well as efforts to improve the performance of traditional machine types.

To spotlight the many technological advancements taking place within mobile hydraulics, Power & Motion is dedicating a week of new content to the topic, starting August 5. This will include articles and video interviews on new technologies, trends influencing hydraulic system designs as well as a webinar bringing together experts from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to discuss their hydraulic needs and outlook for these systems in future machines.

As part of this, we are also looking to collect insights from the industry on the technologies and trends it is seeing – you can provide your input by taking our survey. Results will be published during our mobile hydraulics week.

From this survey we’re hoping to learn how hydraulic system architectures are evolving, challenges faced by the industry and more. Information from the survey will also be used to help inform future content for Power & Motion. So, take our survey to let us know your thoughts, or feel free to reach out to me at any time via social media or email to offer your perspective on trends for hydraulic systems used in mobile applications.

Reach out to me directly at [email protected] or via social media to provide your input: 

About the Author

Sara Jensen | Executive Editor, Power & Motion

Sara Jensen is executive editor of Power & Motion, directing expanded coverage into the modern fluid power space, as well as mechatronic and smart technologies. She has over 15 years of publishing experience. Prior to Power & Motion she spent 11 years with a trade publication for engineers of heavy-duty equipment, the last 3 of which were as the editor and brand lead. Over the course of her time in the B2B industry, Sara has gained an extensive knowledge of various heavy-duty equipment industries — including construction, agriculture, mining and on-road trucks —along with the systems and market trends which impact them such as fluid power and electronic motion control technologies. 

You can follow Sara and Power & Motion via the following social media handles:

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