High-performance Components

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The research group „High-Performance Components“ investigates and develops fluid power drive components in the field of oil and water hydraulics as well as pneumatics

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The research group „High-Performance Components“ investigates and develops fluid power drive components in the field of oil and water hydraulics as well as pneumatics

Efficiency Increase

For the efficiency increase of hydraulic components, higher speeds and higher pressures are required. Due to the changed load profiles, the currently used components need to be optimized.

Existing components have to become cheaper and more efficient due to the increasing competition with other drive technologies. The advancement of electrification offers potential for hydraulics that can be used to further develop and increase efficiency.

Ecological Compatibility

A research focus is on the use of recyclable, wear-resistant and non-toxic materials. In future, the currently used material, like for example lead containing bronze and brass alloys, need to be substituted by more environmentally friendly materials.

Another focus of research is the investigation and optimization of fluid power components and systems with regard to structure-borne and air-borne noise, which people perceive as unpleasant and damage their hearing.

Component Design

In the field of component design, new and innovative concepts will be developed and then tested in the field. Existing concepts are optimized.

Innovative manufacturing processes can help to optimize the components. The strengths of additive manufacturing are, for example, functional integration, possibilities for fluidic optimization and resource efficiency.

The use of innovative materials, such as ceramics, also offer new opportunities for fluid technology.

 
 

Current Research Projects

MODULAR CM - Robustness enhancement and condition monitoring of an EHA axial piston pump used in aerospace applications

 
 

Completed Research Projects

Decentralized compact hydraulic power supply
Proof of the functionality of a flat slide valve with ceramic components for hydraulics
Pressure controller for variable displacement pumps without bypass losses
Psychoacoustics and subjective assessment of variable-speed hydraulic drives
Increasing the efficiency of the contact valve plate/cylinder block in axial piston machines
Electromechanical actuation of large directional control valves in flow-controlled hydraulic systems
Increased efficiency through efficient actuation systems
Endurance prediction of hydraulic valves
Radial piston unit with axial cone valve plates
Simulative and experimental investigation of the contact cylinder block – valve plate in axial piston machines