Linde Hydraulics Wins Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal for New Hydraulic Motor
- Innovative motor design increases maximum-speed and power density
- Considerable reduction in size, weight and costs for the same motor output
- Power take-off capability with the power density of a bent axis motor
Aschaffenburg, 9 November 2015 – Linde Hydraulics GmbH and Co. KG has been awarded the Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal for its new HMV105D drive motor. The world’s largest agricultural machinery trade fair awards prizes for new product developments that offer fundamental improvements for agricultural applications.
With its new axial piston hydraulic double motor, Linde Hydraulics has developed a design offering higher maximum speeds and hence a bigger transmission ratio spread of oil volume flow into rotary motion than conventional swash plate motor designs. The new motor is about 30 percent lighter than a motor with transfer gear box and is shorter than other modular approaches. Linde Hydraulics achieves this through innovative design of two in-line swash plate rotating groups in “face-to-face” arrangement. This means that only one swash plate is needed to adjust the displacement volume of the two motors, and additionally inner lateral forces are compensated so that only one drive shaft and only two (instead of four) bearings are required for both rotating groups. Apart from the weight and size advantages, the new Linde Hydraulics double motor also offers cost reductions in the drive-train with full power take-off capability.
“The Prize is a motivation for us to stay committed to developing practical solutions, opening up new opportunities for our customers and offer them considerable competitive advantages,” added Dr Steffen Appel, company COO and responsible for research and development.
The Linde HMV105D double motor was selected from 330 applicants for the Silver Innovation Medal. The Agritechnica jury consists of independent experts from the scientific and research community and forward-thinking farmers.
About Linde Hydraulics
Linde Hydraulics is a manufacturer of heavy-duty drive systems consisting of hydraulics, power transmissions and electronics. As a leading technology provider in the field of high-pressure hydraulics, the systems manufactured by Linde Hydraulics set the standard by significantly reducing fuel consumption and CO2. The Linde product range comprises hydraulic pumps and motors, valves, electronic controls, peripheral equipment and swing and track drives. Linde Hydraulics is the supplier and development partner for world-famous original equipment manufacturers of mobile work machinery, including construction, mining, agricultural, forestry and municipal utility equipment, as well as manufacturers of industrial machinery.
The company, which was founded in 1904, is based in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Around 1300 employees work at five production sites in Germany and China as well as in subsidiaries in Europe, the US and China. Linde Hydraulics is represented in more than 50 countries by a strong network of over 80 sales and service partners.