Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP)

Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) Solutions Integrated Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems - Metal working factory image - Parker Hannifin

Modern industrial machinery is creating ever-increasing demands on hydraulics to provide more efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint, while maintaining the benefits traditionally associated with hydraulic systems, i.e., high power density, precise control and enduring performance. But historically, these benefits have come with the high cost of inefficient energy allocation, heat generation and noise. The variety of discreet components constituting each hydraulic system has complicated the challenge.


Knowledge required

No two hydraulic systems are identical, and effective integrations require a deep understanding of

  • Hydraulic systems 
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Electric motor technologies 
  • Control algorithms

– and how these interact with each other. 

Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) - technician on CNC machine  Getty image- Parker Hannifin Conventional hydraulic power units require oversize pumps and motors to ensure performance during a system’s highest duty-cycle demands. When energy costs were predictable and environmental regulations less stringent, the wasted energy and high CO2 emissions were not seen as problematic. In today’s eco-conscious and globally competitive economic environment, a transition to systems in which power is precisely modulated to the requirements of specific tasks within highly complex hydraulic systems is essential.

This is where Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) technology can provide a solution to address the challenges of 

  • More demanding applications
  • Rising energy costs
  • Rising staff costs
  • Greater environmental requirements

Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) - Cover image of White Paper - Drive Controlled Pump (DCP Solutions - Parker Hannifin

Download our white paper to learn more about the use of DCP technology in applications such as automotive, metal forming, rubber production, plastics, retrofit design, test stands, general industrial, machine tools, and die casting.



Contributed by: 

Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) Solutions for Integrated Energy-Saving Hydraulic SystemsRashid S. Aidun (top) who draws on his electrical and fluid power background to create custom drive controlled pump solutions. Prior to joining Parker 16 years ago, he worked as an industrial manufacturing and fluid power and controls engineer for various OEMs. He has a BSME from Syracuse University.





Drive Controlled Pump (DCP) Solutions Integrated Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems - Dan Detweiller Parker Hannifin Hydraulics

Dan Detweiler (bottom) is a value added systems and technical services manager for Parker. He has a BS in Electronic Engineering Technology from the College of New Jersey. Dan joined Parker with Miller Fluid Power acquisition in 2001, and has held account manager, application engineer, and regional manager roles during his 28 years in the fluid power industry.



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Brochure for DCP Solutions

The Hydraulic Solution for the Evolution of Electric Drives

High-power AC Drives for Offshore Oil & Gas Applications

How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance

Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine

VFD Provides Energy Saving on Hydraulic Power Unit

Hydraulic Pump/Motor Selection Considerations for High-Production Shredding Applications

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