Digital hydraulics: what is it, where will it be needed and how much will it save us?

Digital hydraulics: what is it, where will it be needed and how much will it save us?

Digital hydraulics is a 4.0 revolution ofhydraulics traditional. With new technologies, the functionality of machinery should increase by up to 20%, changing traditional sectors such as steel, presses, earth moving ...

What is digital hydraulics? What changes?

This new aspect of the 4.0 era, in essence, would go to modify the hydraulics by digitizing valves and pumps. In this way, hydraulics becomes digital, equipping it with a technology that, although at its origins, promises to significantly increase the efficiency of machinery.

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At the moment the sector is in timid growth, but already in 3-5 years the forecasts indicate double-digit growth, as soon as the real advantages of these technologies are noticed; in fact, the application of hydraulics 4.0 allows to reduce costs not for a single machine but, rather, to the entire project cost, increasing efficiency by up to 20%.

Advantages of digital hydraulics

digital hydraulics what it isIn addition to an increase in efficiency, the application of digital systems to the hydraulic sector allows the implementation of algorithms related to machine learning. The downtime would be minimized and predictive maintenance would also be easier to organize.

Furthermore, thanks to digital, hydraulics becomes more precise and dynamic, capable of lowering operating costs. Finally, thanks to industry 4.0, it is possible to obtain data regarding the entire production process, rather than referring solely to a specific machine.

In this way, the total knowledge that passes from the smallest hydraulic components leads to thecompany also a reduction in terms of analysis costs; in fact, if today a person has to analyze different variables, with different units of measurement, thanks to digital hydraulics he would have all these data immediately available, thus avoiding potential errors.

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