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Software makes solid impact

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • 14OFHP03_03
Published March 04, 2014 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Programs are helping hydraulic systems do more while reducing operator workloads.

Digital controls continue to expand their reach, impacting everything from the intricacies of engine operations to the interactions between operator and machine. This takeover has driven an explosion in the amount of software running on all types of electronic control units (ECUs).

Electrohydraulic systems have seen significant growth as most vehicles' overall volume of software soared. Programs control valves and other equipment, interact with operators, and ensure that safety regulations are met.