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Digital Displacement Pumps

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPJPP, CFPSD, CFPMT, Perisseuma Energy There seems to be a lot of excitement about the emerging technology surrounding the Digital Displacement® pumps (DDP) and motors (DDPM) developed and patented in 1994 by Stephen Salter, co-founder of Artemis Intelligent Power. It is time to be rethinking the way we transfer energy […]

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Linear Displacement Transducer Technology Designed for Extreme Conditions and Demanding Applications

The new Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) GEMCO® 957S Series Brik™ Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) from AMETEK Factory Automation is designed and built to offer accurate continuous-position feedback under demanding conditions. The GEMCO 957S Brik™ is suited for process automation applications, providing reliability and durability regardless of the application environment. That includes shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, […]

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High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power. The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic […]

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Danfoss adds new dimensions to footprint at bauma 2019, showcasing partnership capabilities in technology and design

Danfoss Power Solutions will highlight its growing expertise as a technology leader and partner in off-highway vehicle design in two booths at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany from 08-14 April 2019. The booths reflect the company’s recent emphasis on obtaining new technologies and areas of expertise. The increased footprint of Danfoss at the show is […]

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Then and Now: Energy Awareness

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC In 1994, I visited an injection molding plant in Claremont, New Hampshire. The facility had four molding centers and was planning to purchase a fifth. Each center was equipped with a 10-ton chiller requiring a 7.5 kW (10 hp) motor and a circulation pump driven by […]

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Danfoss Acquires Majority Shares in Disruptive Technology Leader

Danfoss announces the acquisition of the majority shares of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd. (AIP), an R&D and engineering company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, specializing in hydraulic system development. The acquisition includes AIP’s Digital Displacement technology, which will enable Danfoss to develop hydraulic pumps, motors and systems with unprecedented levels of efficiency, controllability and design flexibility […]

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Welcome to the Future of Fluid Power!

By DAN HELGERSON, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPECS, CFPSD After many years with little or no change in the components or approaches to the application of fluid power, some new ways of thinking and some new products are bursting onto the scene. Benefits of the New Products Digital pneumatics, Digital Displacement® pumps and motors, and smart […]

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Transforming Fluid Power Systems through Collaboration

By Zongxuan Sun, Director of Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota Fluid power is one of the three ways for power transfer: electrical, mechanical or fluid power. The key advantages of using fluid (pneumatic or hydraulic) to transmit power include superior power density and flexibility. These advantages […]

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Research to Watch: 4 Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power. The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic […]

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Flow Means “Go”…Well, Not Exactly.

Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, entertains and protects us, and all with a power density and flexibility that is unmatched in any other power transfer system. However, when it comes to efficiency, fluid […]

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