The high power density associated with hydraulic systems makes them flexible—and popular. In aerospace applications, hydraulics power parts of planes (brakes, steering, propeller). In agriculture they move farming equipment. In everyday use, your car’s shock absorbers, your office chair and the dishwasher are likely to be powered by hydraulics. Hydraulic systems are evolving alongside the computer technologies and electrification.
In this video, Mitch Eicher, a business development manager at Parker Hannifin, discusses how traditional hydraulic components will remain critical to systems where the flow rate, pressure or actuators need to be controlled. He also brings us up to speed on applications where hydraulic transmission stands head-above-shoulders in industrial and mobile hydraulic machinery.