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OTC 2011: Rexroth Develops Hydraulics for Deep-Sea Applications

OTC 2011: Rexroth Develops Hydraulics for Deep-Sea Applications

The Subsea Crawler from Aker Wirth with modified hydraulics by Rexroth.

With worldwide demand for oil, natural gas and minerals rising, and recent discoveries of sources located in the deep sea, new machinery will be needed to harvest these resources from increasingly harsh environments.

Rexroth is the first to adapt numerous standard components to fit the special requirements for deep-sea applications such as pressure compensation and corrosion protection to provide equipment with a longer maintenance-free life span and optimal performance.

In order to test its designs, Rexroth developed a Subsea test power unit equipped with a water-proof motor/pump assembly that can drive an axial piston motor and hydraulic cylinders via an encapsulated valve control. The hydraulic system comes in a pressure-compensated design. Rexroth tested the equipment in a unique pressure chamber facility, was able to demonstrate suitability of its hydraulic components to a depth of 6,000 meters below sea level.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy.

As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $5.7 billion (4.1 billion Euro) with 34,200 employees.

For more information please visit: www.boschrexroth-us.com .

 

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