From individual components to complex systems
We enjoy tackling the challenges of your machine tool types

Metal-cutting: turning, sawing, milling & grinding

Lathes, machining centres, grinders and sawing machines are indispensable in the industry. The trends for all machine tool types are leading to greater efficiency and conservation of resources in production. Another important factor is, of course, an overall increase in productivity by means of smart data analysis via IIoT solutions. Our experts will support you in sustainably optimising your system availability and energy and raw material consumption.

Thermal power: welding, lasering, hardening

Thermal cutting, hardening and joining processes using welding, laser and hardening systems regularly pose challenges for machine builders, especially when individual cooling strategies and energy-optimised cooling are involved. As a full-liner, HYDAC can use its many years of expertise in filter technology, sensors and drive technology to consistently supply the right solutions for optimum operation of your system, and can support you in topics relating to increasing productivity, the conservation of resources and cost-efficiency.

Machines for electric drive production

With the changes currently taking place with regard to mobility, machine builders are facing increasingly complex requirements for the cooling of impregnation, induction and magnetisation systems, for example. Filtration solutions in industrial part washers are also being focused on by machine tool manufacturers in production plants for electric drives, batteries and H2-drives. We can support you in product and custom solutions with our many years of experience – for a more sustainable future.

Retrofit – modernisation for machine tools
#Retrofit #Upgrading #Modernisation

In order to use existing machinery effectively and efficiently for longer, end users are increasingly initiating modernisation projects involving all kinds of machine tool types. Our HYDAC experts can support you both on the OEM side and the MRO side with various requirements in retrofitting and resource optimisation projects. In this context, we also support specialised service providers in the successful project implementation.

Retrofit – modernisation for machine tools with our product solutions

Fluid-air cooling systems, series FLKS

The HYDAC fluid-air cooling systems combine plastic tank, reversing pump, cooling element and fan with compact dimensions and are perfect when inexpensive yet effective cooling needs to be realised for media above the ambient temperature. Our FLKS systems are available in various sizes and can achieve up to 4.5 kW/K cooling capacity and up to 300 l/min pump capacity. As a special feature of retrofitting projects, selected FLKS systems are available with 24-volt technology. This makes these devices compatible with almost any machine.

Plate heat exchangers, series WTRE

As a full-liner in cooling technology, HYDAC also supplies plate heat exchangers with closed-loop control. They are used to create an intermediate circuit to cool motor spindle, drives, power units and/or coolants with the available factory cooling water. This severely reduces the running time of the installed active cooling system, conserving technology and resources. The installed controller makes it possible to control the media temperature both with a fixed set point and on the basis of the ambient or machine temperature.

Engineering: custom project solutions

With its extensive product portfolio, the HYDAC group is able to provide custom subsystems suited to your needs. The solutions take the form of combinations of our products from hydraulics, cooling, filtration, electronics and mounting technology, depending on the requirements, and allow you to both update existing functions and integrate new ones in the machines that are being upgraded.  

Thermal management for machine tools#Cooling #ConservationOfResources #Efficiency

Needs-based thermal management can sustainably increase the efficiency and service life of your machine tool. As an expert in all cooling and temperature-control tasks, HYDAC supplies thermal management solutions and systems – for applications in thermal production technology or in electric drive and battery production. As a full-liner for machine tool construction, we supply solutions for all cooling concepts – water, air and compressor cooling. We are highly committed to using the available resources responsibly and to making use of unavoidable waste heat. In combination with our innovative technology, we can achieve the best possible configuration quality.

Thermal management in applications in the machine tool industry with our product solutions

Fluid-air cooling systems, series FLKS

The HYDAC fluid-air cooling systems combine plastic tank, reversing pump, cooling element and fan with compact dimensions and are perfect when inexpensive yet effective cooling needs to be realised for media above the ambient temperature. Our FLKS systems are available in various sizes and can achieve up to 4.5 kW/K cooling capacity and up to 300 l/min pump capacity. As a special feature of retrofitting projects, selected FLKS systems are available with 24-volt technology. This makes these devices compatible with almost any machine.

Fluid-water cooling systems, series FWKS

Fluid-water cooling systems are used in water glycol or mineral oil circuits and enable energy-efficient use of existing factory building infrastructure to cool machines and systems. The possibility of cooling beneath the ambient temperature combined with the very low heat dissipation to the direct surroundings makes this cooling system the solution of choice whenever cooling water is available. HYDAC supplies different closed-loop temperature control technologies as options and enables cooling capacities of up to 250 kW in various sizes.

Cooling units, series RFCS

The active cooling systems enable high-precision cooling (± 0.1K) of machines and systems even below the ambient temperature, regardless of the available factory building infrastructure.  HYDAC supplies these devices as installation or add-on devices in various sizes for cooling capacities of up to 200 kW. The energy-efficient, patented mixer principle combined with a seal-less submersible pump round off this system, making it an all-round solution for machine tools.

Cold plates

Cold plates are used wherever electronic components have to operate at a high performance level and have to be cooled directly. The components that are to be cooled are mounted onto the cold plates directly, and a cooling fluid circulates through the plate and effectively channels away the dissipated heat. The cooling fluid itself can be supplied from and returned to the various HYDAC cooling systems. HYDAC cold plates feature a custom design, first-class quality and dimensions of up to 1,600 mm x 750 mm.

Functional safety & occupational health and safety in connection with machine tools
#FunctionalSafety #MachineSafety #OccupationalHealthAndSafety

Because of current statutory regulations, at European and national level, such as the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, machine operators are having to focus on functional occupational health and safety and more protection at the production workstation in the factory. However, the provisions require manufacturers to keep creating new, documented safety solutions. Our HYDAC experts can support you and your colleagues with custom services, for example consultation during the project planning phase and Sistema calculations for integrating designed subsystems into your safety strategy so that you can meet all the requirements imposed on you.

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Functional safety & occupational health and safety in connection with machine tools with support from our product solutions

Sensors for safety circuits & safety functions

HYDAC provides pressure and linear position transmitters for applications in functionally safe plants and systems up to SIL 2 (IEC 61508) or PL d (ISO13849). They have two channels and/or are equipped with self-diagnosis functions and are thus suitable for use in safety-critical applications.

Actuators with electronic switch position monitoring and proportional technology

Using valves with switch position monitoring is another way for machine manufacturers to fulfil the requirements of functional safety (ISO 13849). Safety-relevant requirements can also be met by means of the correct use of proportional valves. As a long-standing manufacturer of valve technology, we supply an extensive portfolio of suitable products in this regard.

Sustainability & system configuration for all kinds of machine tool types#Sustainability #Engineering

Machine constructors want to do their part to protect the climate. But sustainability, conservation of resources and a favourable energy balance are also becoming important issues for end users and consumers. HYDAC can support you from the initial quotation onwards with custom services, for example the issuing of energy certificates.

Sustainability & system configuration for machine tools with the help of our product solutions

Dewatering and conditioning systems

HYDAC has an extensive portfolio of professional solutions for increasing the service lives of the hydraulic and lubricating media that you use. Using a variety of functional principles, oils can be dewatered, degassed and freed from varnish. The systems are available in both mobile and stationary variants.

RFCS-SMART Line with propane as coolant

The new RFCS cooler S0 from the SMART Line enables the use of propane as a coolant. Compared with the coolants already in use, propane has a very low GWP value of 3. Despite using this climate-friendly coolant, the cooling unit uses tried-and-tested technology, has a compact size and enables a cooling capacity of up to 1.5 kW.    

Variable-speed drives

If a broad range of flow rates is needed in hydraulics at constant pressure ratios, variable-speed drives makes it possible to always provide the precise capacity that is needed by the system. HYDAC provides two systems for this: the inexpensive standardised CO3 unit and the customisable DVA unit that is available in various capacity classes up to 22 kW.

Filter elements Stat-X®

Over the past few years, the trend towards ash-free hydraulic fluids, more compact systems and finer filtration has led to increasing problems with electrostatic charging and discharging in hydraulic and lubrication oil systems, leading to much faster oil degradation. With the forward-thinking Stat-X® element technology, HYDAC makes it possible to provably reduce this electrostatic charging and discharging in the filter, combined with excellent ultrafine filtration.

Smart, automated processes & Industrie 4.0 for machine tools
#Digitisation #SmartProducts #IIoT

With automated accumulator starting pressure monitoring, edge computing solution DATA+, our smart sensors and the scalable HYDAC CMX Suite (consisting of specially developed software as cloud or on-premise solution), we can support you in monitoring the various machine tool types and using this as a basis to determine potential for action. In this way, the constant machine analysis leads to an increase in machine availability, improvements in performance and quality and fundamentally to improvement in your key OEE figures in the company.

Increasing productivity by digitising machine tools – our product solutions

Smart start-stop unit, series CO1S

If hydraulic units are to work efficiently, they need to be operated within the prescribed operating parameters. Conventional power units have limited options when it comes to condition monitoring. The smart CO1S start-stop unit from HYDAC enables constant communication between the unit and the machine thanks to the integration of IO-Link technology. This means that pressures, runtimes, temperatures and the residual filter life can be monitored. This data forms the basis of high machine availability, needs-based preventive maintenance and new payment models such as “pay per use”.

Fluid-water cooling systems FWKS

Fluid-water cooling systems are used in water glycol or mineral oil circuits and enable energy-efficient use of existing factory building infrastructure to cool machines and systems. The possibility of cooling beneath the ambient temperature combined with the very low heat dissipation to the direct surroundings makes this cooling system the solution of choice whenever cooling water is available. HYDAC supplies different closed-loop temperature control technologies as options and enables cooling capacities of up to 250 kW in various sizes.

Smart sensors

Using smart sensors plays a major role in the successful implementation of I4.0 projects in machine tools. HYDAC supplies a broad range of different sensors for this purpose. Many of these sensors are available with IO-Link interfaces and provide a variety of diagnostic options such as device temperature measuring range monitoring and temperature-standardised operating times, to mention but a few.

Our references from the machine tool industry Optimise your machine with a tailored HYDAC solution & our industry knowledge

Machine Tools

Keep a cool head – thanks to retrofitting

Fluid Engineering

High temperatures causing machine downtime? Retrofit to a water cooling system √ Regulate component temperature √ Reduce energy costs → Find out more!

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Reducing electrostatic discharges with Stat-X

Hydraulics
Machine Tools

Stat X filter elements replace regular oil filters in manufacturing systems √ Innovative technology √ Reduce electrostatic discharge from oil → Learn more!

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Machine Tools

Functional safety

Process reliability

Optimise process safety with your manufacturing systems specialist √ We analyse & engineer hydraulics, valves, sensors, controls √ Top safety → Learn more!

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Laser welding fume filtration for additive manufacturing methods

Engineering
Hydraulics

SLM laser technology generates welding fumes that require continuous filtering √ Innovative fume filter reduces costs and boosts safety → Learn more!

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We are your partner for the machine tool industry How HYDAC can benefit you

Local for locals

Fluid engineering “Made in Germany”

Reduced costs in your plant thanks to energy efficiency, system availability, conservation of resources and process reliability.

Product range

Reduction in number of suppliers

Efficient purchasing saves time and money – and when you access our broad and specialised product portfolio, you get it all from a single source.

Development partners

Development partnership

Innovative answers to your specific requirements – through close collaboration on equal terms.

Location

Worldwide support

Think global, act local – thanks to HYDAC’s global network, which extends to 51 countries, our experts are always close at hand.

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