Mitch Eichler Closes the Loop on Electrohydraulic Valve Design

Feb. 25, 2022
Parker Hannifin's Mitch Eichler debunks the view that hydraulic systems are living on borrowed time. He argues that traditional hydraulic components will remain critical.

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.

Sponsored Recommendations

The Digital Thread: End-to-End Data-Driven Manufacturing

May 1, 2024
Creating a Digital Thread by harnessing end-to-end manufacturing data is providing unprecedented opportunities to create efficiencies in the world of manufacturing.

Medical Device Manufacturing and Biocompatible Materials

May 1, 2024
Learn about the critical importance of biocompatible materials in medical device manufacturing, emphasizing the stringent regulations and complex considerations involved in ensuring...

VICIS Case Study

May 1, 2024
The team at VICIS turned to SyBridge and Carbon in order to design and manufacture protective helmet pads, leveraging the digitization and customization expertise of Toolkit3D...

What's Next for Additive Manufacturing?

May 1, 2024
From larger, faster 3D printers to more sustainable materials, discover several of the top additive manufacturing trends for 2023 and beyond.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!