Hydraulics sustainability

What contribution can Industrial Hydraulics make to environmental protection?

Our three levers make your fluid technology more environmentally friendly.
And more economical too.

According to a joint study by the Boston Consulting Group and the VDMA, CO2 emissions from industrial greenhouse gases can be reduced by 13 gigatons by 2030 and by 30 gigatons by 2050.
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As a machine builder and plant operator, you play an important role in the fight against climate change. With your ability to make production technology more efficient, you hold an essential key to reducing the industry's CO2 emissions.

Bosch Rexroth supports you in achieving your climate goals with an intelligent combination of solutions.

In order to become more sustainable, industrial hydraulics uses these levers

Less Energy

Less Energy

  • Lower electricity consumption
  • Lower operating costs
  • Lower CO2 emissions

Savings of up to 80%

Optimum hydraulic system design

The energy efficiency of hydraulic systems can be increased considerably by designing them with the help of simulation and other software tools during the development phase and by avoiding pressure losses.

Sytronix variable-speed drives

Thanks to their high energy efficiency, variable-speed drives are the basis for reducing energy consumption. New, intelligent hydraulic power units allow the energy-on-demand principle to be used in machine tools and larger systems with a number of loads.
In quiet phases, the drive can switch to stand-by mode. Depending on the work cycle, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 80 percent.
In many cases, cooling systems can be dispensed with, thus saving even more energy.
As a welcome side effect, variable-speed drives also minimize noise levels.

Kinetic buffering

Certain systems such as presses or plastics machines also allow the energy released during braking processes to be stored hydraulically, mechanically or electrically and then fed back into the system at an appropriate point. As a result, the system requires less energy from the grid and smaller motors and pumps may be sufficient.

Less Material

Less Material

  • High efficiency
  • Less space
  • Lower costs

Design with optimized flow and material use

Innovative geometries

With the help of additive manufacturing procedures, Bosch Rexroth produces innovative geometries for flow-optimized manifolds and valves which allow lighter, more compact components and higher levels of efficiency.

Less Fluid

Less Fluid

  • Lower insurance costs
  • Lower fluid costs
  • Lower fluid consumption

Efficient system design

Design with optimized flow and degassing

With the help of our simulation systems, we design units with optimized flow and degassing for new and existing systems. These produce the same power output but with much smaller tanks and with much less hydraulic oil.


How manifolds produced using additive manufacturing reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Manifolds produced using 3D sand core printing help to ensure greater sustainability in industrial hydraulics.



These three levers make your fluid technology more environmentally friendly and more economical too.
Do you want sustainable systems, reduce CO2 and thus save costs? Find out here how to make it happen:



with Boston Consulting Group
What contribution can mechanical engineering make to climate protection? Here you can learn more about specific funding opportunities, potentials and solutions for more energy efficiency in hydraulics.

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Do you have any questions or do you require advice on sustainability, reducing CO2 and conserving resources through hydraulics? We would be happy to get in touch:

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