The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in hydraulics while garnering the benefits of energy efficiency and plug and play simplicity found in electromechanical solutions.
HAS are high force self-contained linear actuation systems that bring electrification to where the work needs to be performed. They are integrated with field-proven components into localized configurations that look and feel like an electrical actuator yet have the power density and fail-safe characteristics associated with traditional hydraulics. HAS solutions consolidate the entire hydraulic system into a single component integral to the actuator that hooks up to a local control point with plug-and-play simplicity. Each unit presents a compact footprint and represents only a modest addition to overhead.
By localizing the power source, the HAS eliminated not only the centralized power unit with its electric motor, pump reservoir, and related valving but also all the hoses and tubes connecting them to the actuator. This dramatically reduces system complexity, simplifies troubleshooting, and saves energy by deploying it incrementally as needed, without all the horsepower losses commonly found in valve operated hydraulic designs.
From harsh mobile applications to industrial automation, this innovative technology provides opportunities for downsizing and streamlining hydraulic control systems while increasing the flexibility and efficiency of processes and operations.
Parker’s HAS 500 is a new hybrid design that combines the controllability of traditional electromechanical actuators with the power density, longer life, and fail-safe conditions commonly found on traditional hydraulic systems. The result is an improved actuation solution for a 1-2 axis of motion control. Bore sizes ranging from 2" through 8" bore with no limit on stroke, mount, or rod modifications.
Learn more about the benefits of HAS and how they can improve your operational performance by downloading our Hybrid Actuator Simplifies Electrification of Hydraulic Cylinders white paper.
This post was contributed by Bruce Besch, alternative motion sales manager, Parker Hannifin's Cylinder Division.