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Water Hydraulics

Water Hydraulics


"Ancient" technology - today more relevant, important, and modern than ever.

As early as the mid-17th century, Blaise Pascal laid the foundations of water hydraulics.

By the mid-18th century, thousands of machines in England were controlled by it. Today, within the context of the shift to renewable energies, the subject is more important than ever. Tiefenbach Water Hydraulics has been designing and manufacturing components as well as complete system controls for many decades.

Even though oil is partially irreplaceable in some hydraulic systems, the same applies to water. However, the ecological significance of water as a medium is obvious and should be used wherever possible.

Sun, wind, and water, the so-called "renewable" energies, are playing an increasingly important role in global energy supply. The depletion of fossil fuels is causing energy prices to rise significantly - and not just in the distant future.

It is already evident that European countries, especially Germany, are even more dependent on energy imports from potentially unstable regions of the world.

Unlike depletable fossil fuels, water offers unlimited availability. Water can be used through a variety of decentralized and partly centralized technologies.

Compared to fossil and nuclear energy sources, water does not burden the environment, making it particularly suitable for local environmental relief. Water offers the possibility of using local renewable sources and consequently reducing transportation effort and risks, such as those associated with oil.


Benefits of Water Hydraulics

Often overlooked by many hydraulic users, water hydraulics is the precursor to hydraulic systems. Oil hydraulic applications were developed much later and therefore are derivatives of water hydraulics.

Even today, water hydraulics often provides a technologically viable alternative. The physical and chemical properties of water compared to oil can offer significant advantages for a large number of manufacturing processes.

For example, water applications eliminate costly fire protection measures and storage expenses associated with hydraulic oils, as well as considerations of hazardous substance regulations.

Furthermore, the physical properties of water allow for much better power transmission and consequently more efficient controls.

High hygiene standards for end products often require extensive cleaning efforts in oil hydraulics, which can be eliminated through the use of water hydraulics.

Water hydraulics can be found in many application areas. Key areas for high-pressure hydraulics include the forging industry and general hot forming.

For further information regarding water hydraulics, please feel free to contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.