The fluid power portion of the show demonstrated a range of new products designed to capture emerging trends, such as miniaturization, energy savings, hydraulic/electric hybrids, and advanced automation software.
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The Hägglunds CBM hydraulic motor from Bosch Rexroth was created to take over from the tried-and-true Hägglunds Marathon motor. The Hägglunds CBM packs 50% more torque into a motor that is smaller and up to 50% lighter than its predecessor, giving it a high torque-to-weight ratio.
(Source: Bosch Rexroth)
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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