Digital hydraulic technology for linear actuation: A state of the art review

Viktor Hristov Donkov, Torben Ole Andersen, Matti Linjama, Morten Kjeld Ebbesen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


This paper analyses the current state of the art in linear actuation with digital hydraulics. Based on the differences in their aims the paper partitions the area into four actuation concepts – parallel valve solutions, single switching valve solutions, multi-chamber cylinders, and multi-pressure cylinders. The concepts are evaluated based on accuracy and smoothness of motion, switching load, reliability, efficiency and the number of components required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-304
Number of pages42
JournalInternational Journal of Fluid Power
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Digital hydraulics
  • State of the art
  • Switching valves

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Digital hydraulic technology for linear actuation: A state of the art review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this