Danfoss has introduced the innovative Reverse Displacement Motor (RDM).The RDM offers reverse circuit functionality without external valves —an unprecedented hydraulic system solution for mobile equipment. Ideal for fan drive systems, among other applications, the RDM enables customers to achieve up to 10 per cent power savings, a 15 percent average reduction in total system cost, and reduced system complexity.
The RDM is built on the proven efficiency and reliability of the L/K axial piston motor from Danfoss. The compact motor features a 12V integrated proportional shifting valve that allows smooth, on-the-go reversing using system pressure. This simplified design eliminates the need for additional components, cost and pressure losses associated with the external valves and pressure supply necessary in typical reversing solutions.
“At Danfoss, we’re dedicated to being our OEM’s strongest partner in mobile hydraulics,” said John Heller, Product Marketing Manager at Danfoss Power Solutions. “We understand how much OEMs have invested in meeting Tier 4 emissions regulations, and how much their customers value power savings. We know OEMs depend on our expertise, and we’re pleased to offer the Reverse Displacement Motor, an industry-exclusive solution that conserves horsepower while minimizing system cost and complexity for the OEM.”
In addition to fan drives, the RDM is well-suited for a full range of applications with the need for reversing capability, including conveyors, auger boring machines and directional drills.