Helios Technologies launches efficient and energy-efficient ecoline™ program through its operating company, Sun Hydraulics

Innovative product line saves energy, time and resources in various manufacturing applications

SARASOTA, Florida, July 18, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Helios Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: HLIO) (“Helios” or the “Company”), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for various end markets, today announced the launch of the newest program of one of its operating companies, Sun Hydraulics. Responding to customer demands for advancements in energy saving, Sun Hydraulics has developed the ecoline™ programa variety of solutions equipped to save energy, time and resources.

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Josef Matosevic, President and CEO of the company, said, “The ecoline™ program was designed to provide users looking for energy-saving methods the ability to effortlessly find the best solution, even for their toughest applications. For more than half a century, Sun Hydraulics has championed the world of cartridge valve technology by producing high performance cartridge valves, integrated assemblies, and now the company has assembled a mix of solutions to customize a system that can significantly increase and improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and provide cost savings. Customers can confidently incorporate these ecoline™ products into their machines knowing they come from the most trusted name in the hydraulic valve industry.”

Comprised of several unique products, the ecoline™ program includes Sun’s latest evolution in electro-hydraulic load holding and balancing technology, eSense™, as well as other popular solutions such as LoadMatch™, Load Adaptive™, Series 4 Plus cartridges, T-18AU and T-19AU Cavities, QuickDesign and EVY manifold castings.

Additional features and benefits of ecoline™ program solutions:

  • The eSense™ solution offers 100% of the performance at 30% of the energy consumption compared to a traditional balancing valve solution. Proven lab tests conducted at Purdue University’s Maha Fluid Power Research Center have demonstrated energy savings of up to 85% under certain load conditions.

  • LoadMatch™ balancing valves offer 30% or more energy savings by automatically controlling the setting at reduced loads. This self-adjusting valve minimizes wasted energy during machine cycle times and provides the advanced stability and safety features that users have come to expect from Sun. For a quick overview of potential energy savings, the LoadMatch™ Energy Savings Calculator is available and conveniently located on every LoadMatch™ product page.

  • LoadAdaptive™ balancing valves offer motion control to reduce valve adjustment using pilot assist control.

  • 4 PLUS series cartridges and T-18AU and T-19AU cavities are 50% to 80% more efficient than an equivalent standard Sun Series 4 cartridge.

  • The innovative and efficient Sun cavity design allows for larger orifice sizes and reduced pressure drop. Combined with the ability to create a 5-axis design in Quick Designthe results are a solution that contains fewer clogs and equates to fewer potential leak points.

  • Sun Hydraulics has developed the capability to offer manifold castings. These castings use material more efficiently, resulting in reduced weight, lower pressure loss, fewer leak points and improved reliability.

About Sun Hydraulics
Founded in 1970, Sun Hydraulics is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds that control force, speed and motion as integrated components in hydraulic systems. As a global operating company, Sun Hydraulics has continuously improved its manufacturing capabilities and technological advancements, while prioritizing the familiar quality that customers around the world have come to expect. For more information, please visit: www.sunhydraulics.com

About Helios Technologies
Helios Technologies is a global leader in highly sophisticated motion control and electronic control technologies for a variety of end markets including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine, health and well-being. Helios sells its products to customers in over 90 countries around the world. Its growth strategy is to be the leading supplier in niche markets, with best-in-class products and solutions through the development and acquisition of innovative products. The Company has paid a cash dividend to its shareholders every quarter since going public in 1997. For more information, please visit: www.heliostechnologies.com.

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