Hydraulics Evolving to be More Precise and Efficient

March 2, 2023
Russ Schneidewind of HydraForce sees the need to increase efficiency and precision among the key trends driving hydraulic system designs.

In the hydraulics industry, there is an ongoing trend toward increased use of electronic controls said Russ Schneidewind, OEM sales manager at HydraForce. This is due in part to a desire for increased precision as well as the increased electrification of attachments for heavy-duty mobile equipment. 

Additionally, hydraulic systems are being tasked with becoming more efficient as the efficiency of construction equipment and other heavy machinery increases in importance. “That's a big trend and something that hydraulics have to adjust to because we're used to having this big diesel engine with excess power, and things are changing now with regulations and such that we need to be more efficient,” said Schneidewind. 

HydraForce is taking these industry trends into consideration with its current and future technology developments, many of which will be on display at the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) taking place March 14-18. Schneidewind said the company plans to showcase its new Innercept Digital Proportional Controla compact proportional cartridge valve with integrated LVDT position sensor and electronic valve driver providing improved linearity and repeatability. 

Power & Motion spoke with Schneidewind about current trends in the hydraulics industry and what the company looks forward to seeing at IFPE 2023.

Read the full interview with Schneidewind "Increased Demand for Electronic Controls Driving Hydraulic System Designs" for more on the increasing use of electronic controls in hydraulic systems.

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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. 

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