Fluid power systems function in harsh environments, that is what makes them so very valuable. In the September issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, one of our feature articles will be Fluid Power in Rail, Truck, & Bus. This feature will highlight why fluid power provides the power and flexibility needed for the design of railroad maintenance equipment, trucks, and buses.
If you spend just a few moments in a rail yard, you become quickly and keenly aware of the power and force existent there. Fluid power technology provides the muscle and accuracy to deal with this type of environment.
The same is true for all types of work trucks. Only fluid power technology can lift and move heavy loads in difficult environments. By difficult, I am referring to the hazards of heavy loads bumping into walls, platforms, docks, or any other such obstacles. Also consider that such work generates lots of dust and dirt and the machinery must be able to perform accurately in such locations. Fluid power fits the task.
In the area of busses, providing safe and reliable entry and exit are some of the functions served by fluid power. All of these applications make for very interesting reading and that is why our 47,000 qualified readers will be very interested in our September issue.