Hydraulic system offer an advantage in that components can be mounted with little regard to alignment, and within reason, proximity to other components with which they must connect. But sometimes, this advantage can be taken too far.
Most passengers don’t notice the tow vehicle that moves their aircraft from the gate to where it can maneuver on its own. Even more unnoticed are the hydraulic fittings that make the vehicle efficient, reliable, and leak-free.
The Numatics 502 series of pneumatic directional control valves target automation and piloting applications in the automotive and tire, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and packaging machinery industries.