Oilgear's PVM open-loop, axial piston pumps offer a compact, computer-optimized unit with multiple controls available. They come in three frame sizes, with multiple displacements available for each. They last longer, run under higher pressure, and have a higher resistance to contamination through its "hard on hard" rotating group, which uses hardened steel shoes on a hardened swashblock surface. Composite materials are used in the hydrodynamic bearing support on the cylinder barrel, meaning it can take higher temperatures. The pumps can be used with low-viscosity or other special fluids. They can be easily converted between right and left-hand-driven pumps, and they are still easy to install. They offer a rugged cylinder design; lubricated saddle bearing; cylinder mount in polymerous journal bearing for high performance in high-cyclic applications; sealed front bearings; SAE heavy-duty spline and keyed shafts; running speeds up to 3,600 rpm; a maximum pressure of 4,250 psi (293,1 bar), and theoretical maximum displacements from 0.66 in3/rev (10,8 ml/rev) to 7.94 in3/rev (130,2 ml/rev).
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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