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    What changes to hydraulic and pneumatic components will electrification bring?

    The Impacts of Electrification on Fluid Power Systems

    May 15, 2023
    Electrification presents challenges as well as opportunities to re-evaluate and improve upon the design of hydraulics and pneumatics.
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    2023 IDEA Awards: Help us to Spotlight Product Design Excellence

    April 27, 2023
    For the third year running, we honor the top innovations in industrial design, engineering and automation—as nominated and voted upon by you, our readers.
    Emerson; NI; Dreamstime/Mr.phonlawat Chaicheevinlikit
    Emerson has acquired NI to expand its capabilities and markets.
    Sensors & Software

    Emerson Acquires NI

    April 19, 2023
    Emerson sees value in merging NI’s test and software products with its automation technology.
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    At IFPE 2023, Parker Hannifin displayed its ePTO which connects to a electrified machine's battery to power the hydraulics.

    How is Electrification Impacting Hydraulics and Pneumatics?

    April 5, 2023
    Electrification is growing in many applications, bringing a need to re-evaluate fluid power system designs.
    Hydraulics and pneumatics are forecast to weather the current recession better than other sectors.

    A “Good” Recession for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    April 3, 2023
    Although the economy is in a mild recession, the fluid power industry and most of its customer markets are forecast to be minimally impacted.

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