Hydraulic Robot Development
This customer required an electro-hydraulic system to test and develop a hydraulic robot. The power unit had to be designed for remote operation and monitoring of system variables via the customer’s existing PLC interface. The customer also required a wide range of flow rates for their testing purposes but was concerned about heat buildup and system efficiency.
As a solution, Bailey designed and provided a custom hydraulic power unit driven by a variable frequency drive. The power unit included field sensors to provide feedback for flow, temperature, pressure and reservoir level. The VFD enabled the use of a rugged and reliable fixed-displacement pump and provided the flow variability to meet the customer’s needs without the need for inefficient flow control valves.