For many, machine control is becoming a critical part of vehicle design. Steve Zumbusch, Director of Advanced Platform Innovations at Eaton Corp. relays how Eaton's products and demonstration excavator at IFPE 2014 help to bridge the gap between product and function.
The expectations on equipment for fuel efficiency, level of productivity, government regulations such as Tier 4 emissions and safety, machine controllability is becoming the focus. "Hydraulics has always had the muscle, the power to make the machines very effective. Now getting some intelligence on those hydraulics to make the machines more effective and getting the controllability in is the next phase with electrohydraulics."