Kathy Zoeller
Mattson Communications, Inc.

July 26, 2018

Fluid Power Solutions are Key Element of HANNOVER MESSE USA

ARGO-HYTOS Group, Easylift of North America and HYDAC Technology Corporation Plus Other Innovators To Showcase Connected Hydraulic & Pneumatic Components And Systems

Chicago, Ill. — The Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives USA (IAMD USA) trade show at HANNOVER MESSE USA 2018 will showcase how the fluid power industry has rapidly evolved, merging digital capabilities into hydraulic & pneumatic components and systems. Launched at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 in Hannover, Germany, the IAMD event supports the latest advancements in the fluid power industry by demonstrating digitally connected fluid power products to international distributors and system integrators. IAMD USA co-located with IMTS 2018 will showcase these new industrial hydraulic & pneumatics products to North American manufacturers and equipment distributors who attend the trade show in Chicago this September. IAMD USA will feature a host of connected linear motion and gear technology; hydraulic pumps, motors, drive units, and actuators; hydraulic assemblies and systems; hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and valves; control and regulation systems; sensors and monitoring devices on the show floor.

“IAMD USA attendees who are eager to learn more about the evolving digitization of the fluid power industry will preview the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connected solutions during the show’s premier at HANNOVER MESSE USA,” said Christian H. Kienzle, CEO of ARGO-HYTOS Group.

ARGO-HYTOS Group Particle Monitoring. Click image to view hi-res version in a new window.

During IAMD USA 2018, ARGO-HYTOS Group will showcase its new easy-to-use and high added value oil condition technology for predictive maintenance. The company’s connected particle measurement detectors, counters and oil condition monitors quickly identify problems and reduce downtime on the factory floor. Additionally, the company’s digitized sensors can quickly detect changes, wear and damage, reducing operating costs of machinery and equipment.

ARGO-HYTOS will launch its EXAPOR®MAX 2 hydraulic filtration element technology for the wind power industry at IAMD USA and will demonstrate its OBE (On-Board Electronics) proportional valve technology to correct nonlinear behavior of valves.

“Condition monitoring is the driver of our products,” said Kienzle. ARGO-HYTOS has developed approaches through sensors that can collect and provide big data to end users across a variety of industries that need to control various components and systems. “The biggest benefit of our networked products is the optimization of tools, giving users a better value proposition for production. We look forward to demonstrating how the fluid power industry is rapidly adopting digitization and to presenting the latest trends in condition monitoring,” added Kienzle.

easyE® Line from Bansbach. Click image to view hi-res version in a new window.

Miniaturization Is A Growing Trend

Bansbach Easylift® will showcase its new easyE-line of electric linear actuators. The linear layout of the motor, gear and spindle in the easyE® line, provide a very slim design for installation. These actuators fit into nearly every application with outer diameters of 35, 50 and 60 mm. Synchronized adjustment and battery powered mobility also are options. An application of the easyE actuator in the automotive industry is the special handbrake function in handicap-friendly cars. The actuator can withstand specific temperatures and is connected to an AMP switch.

Bansbach Easylift® will also demonstrate its new micro-hydraulic cylinders for compact devices. “Miniaturization is a growing trend in the hydraulics industry, especially the rise of micro-hydraulics directly related to robotics,” said David Vickery, vice president of product development at Easylift. Because of the growth opportunities in this area, Easylift is launching micro-hydraulics products that can be customized to fit into very small robotic devices. “As the adoption of IIoT expands, connected miniaturized devices will continue to become more prevalent in industrial automation and motion control processes,” added Vickery.


Smart Sensors For Preventative Maintenance

EDS 820 from HYDAC Technology Corporation. Click image to view hi-res version in a new window.

HYDAC Technology Corporation plans to launch new products at the IAMD USA 2018 trade show, including its new electronic pressure switch EDS 820 with IO-Link communication interface. The EDS 820 is a compact electronic pressure switch for relative pressure measurement in the high-pressure range. The device has two PNP transistor switch outputs, one of which can serve as the IO communication output. The IO-Link interface enables bidirectional communication between the device and the control, offering parameterization and cyclical transmission of process and service data.

“The pressure switch series EDS 820 with communication interface IO-Link has been specially designed for connecting sensors in automation systems,” said Minh Dao, product manager of electronics at HYDAC. Typical fields of application for the IO-Link line are machine tools, handling and assembly automation, intralogistics and packaging. “By implementing the IO-Link capability, manufacturers can monitor and conduct preventative maintenance on the sensor turning it into a smart sensor that can send data to the network and to the cloud,” added Dao.

HYDAC Technology will also showcase HYDACLab HLB1400 for oil aging/oil condition, Aqua sensor-AS 1000 for humidity temperature in oil, HPT 500 for differential pressure transmitters and ETS 3200 compact electronic temperature switch with a 4-digit display that has an integrated 18 mm temperature probe and can be screwed directly inline or into a hydraulic block. ETS 3200 offers different output models with one or two switching outputs, optionally with an additional analog output signal for a variety of applications.

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HANNOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial technology show launched 70 years ago in Hannover, and HANNOVER MESSE USA are at the forefront of showcasing innovations in the factory of the future: cobots, industrial energy systems, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 and related applications such as predictive maintenance, more efficient use of raw materials, faster time to market, and other trends in industrial manufacturing. HANNOVER MESSE USA will be produced alongside IMTS 2018 from September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About Hannover Fairs USA

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. (HFUSA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany's Deutsche Messe – one of the world's largest and most active organizers of industrial technology events. Chicago, Illinois-based HFUSA helps U.S. companies expand domestically and internationally through exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at Deutsche Messe's worldwide portfolio of events. Participation in these events offers U.S. companies an unparalleled opportunity for business development through trade shows and conferences held in Hannover, Germany and North America, as well as in key markets such as China, India, Mexico and Turkey. HFUSA creates qualified new business leads, helps U.S. companies enter new markets and aids them in forming lasting partnerships.

About ARGO-HYTOS Group

ARGO-HYTOS is a global producer of fluid power solutions. As a components and system supplier ARGO-HYTOS is an essential part in the supply chain of the world market leaders when it comes to mobile working machinery and mechanical engineering. For more information, visit

About Easylift®

The company has been developing and producing all types of gas springs for more than 40 years. Our portfolio has grown over the years to include: Gas Springs, Lockable Gas Springs, Traction Gas Spring, Dampers, easyE® – Electric Linear Actuators, easymotion® – Hydraulic Linear Actuation, Rotary Dampers and Shock Absorbers. For more information, visit

About HYDAC Technology Corporation

HYDAC provides fluid power solutions to OEM's, manufacturers and end users of a variety of heavy duty mobile and industrial equipment. These solutions increase the efficiency, longevity and safety of fluid power systems – even under extreme conditions. For more information, visit

About IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show

The largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2018 will run Sept. 10-15. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world's preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2016 was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

About AMT

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members — those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.

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