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).
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.