Looking back on a success story
Ten years ago, Voith presented the world's first self-contained servo drive to the public, the DrivAx CLDP. For drive technology, this meant a revolution. As an alternative to valve-controlled hydraulic drives, it opened up completely new possibilities. The movement of the actuator is no longer controlled by a control valve but by a servo motor. The force is thereby transmitted by a variable-speed internal gear pump. Motor, pump and actuator are directly connected – eliminating the need for piping, power units, oil tanks and filters. This compact, self-contained design has become the new standard for modern servo hydraulics.
The DrivAx CLDP not only convinces users of hydraulic systems but is also an alternative for electromechanical drives, as it combines the ruggedness and force density of hydraulics with the controllability of servo technology. In the meantime, well over 1,000 axes are in use and both machine builders and end users can no longer imagine life without it.
But even innovative technology must be further developed. That's why Voith engineers have been constantly working to make the DrivAx CLDP even more efficient, robust, dynamic and ready for Industry 4.0 applications.
On its 10th birthday, two additional sizes are introduced to the DrivAx CLDP family. These will allow even more precise adaption to the customer application. Thus, not only are investment costs in the drive train reduced, but also energy consumption. Voith also offers various additional functions for specific machine processes, as well as solutions for the entire automation of the drive system.
The most important benefits at a glance
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The self-contained drive DrivAx CLDP offers the highest variety of configurations in the family of Voith servo-hydraulic drives. Thanks to the preconfigured modular system, adjustments to the customer application can be made quickly and easily.
Also at control level, the DrivAx CLDP offers maximum flexibility; thanks to standard interfaces, it can be treated like an electromechanical drive. For the machine builder, this not only makes integration into the system easier but also reduces commissioning effort to a minimum. For the operator, this means maximum flexibility in adapting to different production processes.
The DrivAx CLDP is by far the most sought-after and highly valued model and is perfectly suited to industrial applications of various kinds.
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DrivAx servo drives are suitable for all linear movements requiring high forces and precision. They consist of a variable speed pump and a servo motor, which simultaneously serves as drive and control for the actuator. DrivAx drives make hydraulics more economical and sustainable. Only the actual amount of power needed for the process is generated from electrical energy. Hence, DrivAx servo drives use up to 80% less energy than conventional hydraulic systems. It’s not only the environment that benefits.EXPLORE NOW
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