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17.10.2017

Fluid Power Research Fund – Working for the future together

Rising customer requirements for performance, function, quality and costs are shaping today's market and demanding a huge speed of innovation from companies.

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03.01.2017

Expertise in seals: Ten-year commitment of a VDMA support society

Seals are sensitive components of all technical products. This applies especially to pneumatically and hydraulically powered products in fluid power. Seals are always located in the most critical positions – at the joints between products. Most are small, inconspicuous and invisible, yet they are still irreplaceable high-tech products that have to be constantly adapted to changing requirements.

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Standardization

12.11.2018

VDMA welcomes fluid power experts to ISO meetings

ISO committees met at the VDMA in October 2018 to work on international standardisation projects for fluid power components.

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12.04.2018

Optimizing the energy efficiency of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

The objective of the VDMA specifications 24580 and 24581 is to support appliers of hydraulic and pneumatic systems in stationary machines to design machines which can be operated energy efficiently by taking into account functionality and economic efficiency.

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10.04.2018

VDMA Specification 24577 – Methods of determining the friction force of hydraulic cylinders

The VDMA Specification 24577 describes besides the characteristics of the cylinder which is to be checked the testing conditions and the measuring procedure. Here it has to be distinguished between static friction and friction during a uniform test velocity.

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31.05.2017

Information day addresses current technology trends in fluid power

At the beginning of March 2017, the Fluid Power Association provided approximately 70 participants with a comprehensive overview of the ongoing standardization activities and addressed current technology trends.

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01.02.2017

Experts update ISO standards

More than 60 experts from all over the world gathered in Winterthur, Switzerland, in October 2017 to work on the updating of the technical standards. During the ISO meetings, the focus was laid on pipe and hose connectors, hydraulic filters as well as further pneumatic and hydraulic components.

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09.01.2017

German experts elected as chairman/convenor of ISO committees

The subcommittee 'Cylinders' within the ISO fluid power committee elected Ferdinand Rein, SMC Pneumatik, as its new chairman. In this function he succeeds Dieter Waldmann, Festo.

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VDMA welcomes fluid power experts to ISO meetings
Optimizing the energy efficiency of hydraulic and pneumati...
VDMA Specification 24577 – Methods of determining t...
Information day addresses current technology trends in flu...
Experts update ISO standards
German experts elected as chairman/convenor of ISO committ...
Legal provisions

VDMA Position Paper on the use of mechanical seals in compressors subject to ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

Products with potential ignition sources that are used in potentially explosive areas must meet the ATEX Directive. This position paper by the Fluid Power Association at VDMA applies to the use of mechanical seals in compressors subject to the ATEX Directive and is intended to support compressor manufacturers in the use of mechanical seals.

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VDMA Position Paper: Implementation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC in the fluid power industry

The VDMA Position Paper serves as a guide and gives an overview of the application of the machinery directive, which came into effect from Dec. 29th 2009, to parts or components for fluid power applications.

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Contacts

Peter-Michael Synek

Deputy Managing Director of VDMA Fluid Power Association, Deputy Managing Director Forschungsfonds Fluidtechnik, Project Manager Mechatronic, Managing Director Förderverein Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen e.V.

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1513


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2513


peter.synek@vdma.org

Jörn Dürer

Fluid Power: Standardization and Technology, European Directives

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1652


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2652


joern.duerer@vdma.org

Dr. Christian Geis

Fluid Power: Standardization and Technology, Sealing Technology, DIN NAM Department Fluid Power (Basis, Pneumatic, Sealing Technology)

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1318


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2318


christian.geis@vdma.org

Martina Suwald

Assistant Fluid Power, Forschungsfonds Fluidtechnik, Forum Mechatronic and Förderverein Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen e. V.

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1642


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2642


martina.suwald@vdma.org

Maria Goeden

Assistant Fluid Power, Standardization

Phone: 

+49 69 6603-1236


Fax: 

+49 69 6603-2236


maria.goeden@vdma.org

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