Electric driven zonal hydraulics

  • Project code:EL-Zone
  • Schedule:10/2015 - 09/2018
  • Status:finished

Project developed concepts for zonal (or decentralized) hydraulics for mobile working machines and stationary (process) machinery. This idea is first introduced in the aircraft industry. In a fully zonal system, the hydraulic pumps are removed from the engine and replaced within hydraulic power-packs distributed throughout the machine. In this architecture, multiple hydraulic power sources may be utilized in each zone in order to achieve energy savings and work in power-on-demand approach.

Project contacts

  • Aalto University, Dept of Engineering Design, Fluid power
  • Tatiana Minav

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