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Achieving linear motion in off-highway applications

05 November 2018

The term ‘off-highway’ covers a wide range of machinery and equipment that operate in harsh working environments where dust, water and even chemicals can be prevalent.

Suppliers of components destined to work in these unforgiving applications need to offer high quality products that are rigorously tested and fit for purpose.

Mourade Vaneeckhoutte, Director for Mobile Power Equipment at Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, looks at the challenges faced by components used in off-highway applications.
Throughout this sector, lifting and positioning tasks are performed by actuators that may be powered by hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical energy. The selection of the most appropriate design is affected by a number of factors and in many cases the electric actuator has many advantages.

Read the full article in the November issue of DPA

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