Eaton describes ways that hydraulics companies are keeping up with the changes in engineering workforce development and hiring.
Whether in smaller vehicles working in urban areas and/or enclosed spaces or in larger vehicles, quieter systems will eliminate the need for hearing protection and cut down on fatigue caused by long exposure to high noise or vibration levels.
The demands on a propulsion system designed for suborbital-flight vehicles are not the same as those on propulsion systems for orbital space flight.
Unlike on-highway vehicles, many off-highway applications don’t provide adequate opportunities to recharge batteries in a hybrid system, says AVL.
Counterfeit electronic parts affect safety and national security, pose long-term reliability risks, and drive up sustainment costs.Those and related issues will be discussed at the SAE 2012 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium, co-located with the SAE 2012 Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems and Power Systems Conferences slated for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Phoenix.
OEMs and their suppliers are creating new hydraulic systems and components, using new fluids and remanufacturing to save energy and reduce the environmental impact of off-highway equipment.