When someone says a system is “load sensing,” it means that it has been designed to operate at as low a flow and/or pressure as possible when no functions are actuated and is able to immediately “jump” back up to the flows and pressures necessary to do the work demanded. As with most things in mobile hydraulics and controls, there is more than one way to accomplish this feature.

CAN J1939 is the communication network used by electronic diesel engines to transmit data about the operating conditions of the engines to the Engine Control Module (ECM). This simple, 2-wire network can take your mobile machine to new heights.

The charge pump is an integral part of any closed loop hydraulic system. But what is it and what does it do?

More should go into hydraulic system design than just cost and functionality. Correctly pairing component types is a simple but significantly impactful decision. You should never pair piston and gear components together.

There aren’t nearly as many safety options for mobile machinery as industrial machinery. But, two of the safety devices we have available to integrate into mobile hydraulic systems are velocity fuses and flow limiters. Here’s a description of what they are, how they work and when to apply them.