Digital hydraulics is a revolution in a 4.0 optic of the traditional hydraulic. With new technologies, machine functionality should increase by up to 20%, modifying traditional sectors such as steel, printing, earth moving machinery…
This new feature of the 4.0 era would change the hydraulics, digitalizing valves and pumps. The sector turns then into digital, with a technology that, despite being at its origins, promises to significantly increase the efficiency of the machinery.
Currently the sector is slowly growing, but forecasts for the upcoming 3-5 years indicate a double digit growth; as soon as corporates will understand the real advantages of such innovations; in fact, applying the 4.0 hydraulics implies a cut in costs not just for a single machinery, rather, cuts in the whole projects costs, increasing efficiency up to 20%.
Advantages of digital hydraulics
In addition to increased efficiency, the application of digital systems to the oleodynamic sector allows to implement algorithms related to machine learning. The downtime would be minimized and even predictive maintenance would be easier to organize.
Furthermore, thanks to digitalization, hydraulics becomes more precise and dynamic, able to lower the overall operative costs. Finally, thanks to industry 4.0, it is possible to obtain data about the entire production process, instead of only referring to a specific machine. In this way, the total knowledge that passes from the smallest oleodynamic components for the company also implies a reduction in terms of cost of analysis; in fact, if today a person must analyze several variables, with different units of measurement, thanks to the digital hydraulics would have all these data immediately available, thus avoiding potential errors.