SL Series Sensor for Accumulators (Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine)

Hybrid hydraulic drives use accumulators to store kinetic energy from braking as hydraulic energy instead of braking a vehicle with friction. The hydraulic energy can then be used to accelerate the vehicle, which can substantially increase fuel economy. The greatest potential for energy savings lies with heavy vehicles that make frequent stops — delivery trucks, buses, garbage trucks, etc. (Read Article)