HYDAC Air-X technology – the solution for saving space and reducing CO2

How to save costs and energy with HYDAC

In every existing tank system, we see potential for optimising and reducing the size of tanks.

 

•    Optimising of tank size by 30–40%
•    Cost reduction by reducing complexity and material use
•    CO2 reduction 
•    More reliable machine availability
•    Original HYDAC product quality

 

Benefit from our extensive specialist knowledge and from profession tools such as customised test benches and simulations in the HYDAC FluidCareCenter® and in field measurements on site.

 

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Application examples for mobile machinery

Excavators

Quantity: 20,000

Original tank size: 150 liters


  per machine TOTAL
Oil - 50 l - 1,000,000 l
Steel - 14 kg - 280 t
Cost* (oil + steel) - 59.40 €

- 1,190,000 €

CO2 (oil + steel) - 241.4 kg CO2 - 4,828 t CO2

*) 1 €/l oil; 0,7 €/kg steel

Wheel loaders

Quantity: 5,000

Original tank size: 104 liters


  per machine TOTAL
Oil - 24 l - 120,000 l
Steel - 7.5 kg - 37.5 t
Cost* (oil + steel) - 29.10 € - 145,000 €
CO2 (oil + steel) - 117.1 kg CO2 - 585 t CO2

*) 1 €/l oil; 0,7 €/kg steel

Application examples for stationary systems

Hydraulic press

Quantity: 1

Original tank size: 8,600 Liter


  TOTAL
Oil - 5,000 l
Steel - 389 kg
Cost* (oil + steel) - 7,780 €
CO2 (oil + steel) - 22.8 t CO2

*) 1,5 €/l oil; 0,7 €/kg steel

Plastic injection moulding machine

Quantity: 100

Original tank size: 720 liters


  per machine TOTAL
Oil - 480 l - 4,800 l
Steel - 400 kg - 4 t
Cost* (oil + steel) - 1,720 € - 17,720 €
CO2 (oil + steel) - 2.8 t CO2 - 28 t CO2

*) 1 €/l oil; 0,7 €/kg steel

HYDAC Air-X technology enables significant tank reduction

 

To reduce the tank size, the system needs perfect air separation. This can only be achieved by combining the tank with an optimised filtration strategy. Our innovative Air-X technology offers a range of features that ensure maximum air separation in the system:


 
•    Low discharge velocities
•    Reducing oil turbulence in the tank
•    Uniform mixture of oil in the tank
•    For flow entry from below, an outlet above oil level is possible
•    Coalescence of the air bubbles at integrated degassing windows and thus faster separation
 

 

Only using Air-X technology makes it possible to construct the tank with more compact dimensions – combined with improved air separation – as the follow video demonstrates:

The advantages of using Air-X technology:

  • Additional space 
    thanks to smaller tanks.
  • Lower costs for OEM
    thanks to less oil and steel and thus reduced piping and screw connections.
  • Lower costs for end customers
    thanks to less oil use and longer oil intervals.
  • Improved carbon footprint and use of resources
    as less oil and steel is used in manufacture.
  • Improved machine reliability
    thanks to maximum air separation and avoiding the problems air can cause in the oil such as corrosion, accelerated oil degradation and cavitation.

HYDAC offers a wide range of services and customer service

In addition to the innovative Air-X technology, we offer extensive consultation and services:

  • Simulation

    We provide various simulations for computer-aided optimisation of systems. This includes simulations of:

    - Flow

    - Degassing

    - Swashing

  • Lab and field tests

    We also perform experimental testing of tank systems in the laboratory or directly at the machine in the field.

    We have a unique specially developed air-content sensor that we can use for this purpose.

  • Individual consultation

    In our development centre, the HYDAC FluidCareCenter®, we pool our filter expertise and application knowledge with our extensive experience in the topic of “air in oil”. We will gladly provide you with expert individual consultation regarding tank optimisation.

  • Simulation

    We provide various simulations for computer-aided optimisation of systems. This includes simulations of:

    - Flow

    - Degassing

    - Swashing

  • Lab and field tests

    We also perform experimental testing of tank systems in the laboratory or directly at the machine in the field.

    We have a unique specially developed air-content sensor that we can use for this purpose.

  • Individual consultation

    In our development centre, the HYDAC FluidCareCenter®, we pool our filter expertise and application knowledge with our extensive experience in the topic of “air in oil”. We will gladly provide you with expert individual consultation regarding tank optimisation.

  • Simulation

    We provide various simulations for computer-aided optimisation of systems. This includes simulations of:

    - Flow

    - Degassing

    - Swashing

  • Lab and field tests

    We also perform experimental testing of tank systems in the laboratory or directly at the machine in the field.

    We have a unique specially developed air-content sensor that we can use for this purpose.

  • Individual consultation

    In our development centre, the HYDAC FluidCareCenter®, we pool our filter expertise and application knowledge with our extensive experience in the topic of “air in oil”. We will gladly provide you with expert individual consultation regarding tank optimisation.