Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power-generation environments. Parker Hannifin Corporation has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal for renewable-energy actuation applications, such as those used with solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro-electric dams.
The new hybrid design combines the controllability of traditional electromechanical actuators with
the power density, longer life, and resistive-force capabilities of traditional hydraulic systems. The result is an improved actuation system for single and dual axis tracking and other renewable energy systems, with a wider range of capabilities.