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Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study

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Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study. / Ketonen, Miikka ; Linjama, Matti ; Huhtala, Kalevi .

Conference proceedings, 9th International Fluid Power Conference Aachen: Modern Fluid Power - Challenges, Responsibilities, Markets, Vol. 1. Aachen Germany, 2014. p. 163.

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Harvard

Ketonen, M, Linjama, M & Huhtala, K 2014, Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study. in Conference proceedings, 9th International Fluid Power Conference Aachen: Modern Fluid Power - Challenges, Responsibilities, Markets, Vol. 1. Aachen Germany, pp. 163, International Fluid Power Conference, 1/01/00.

APA

Ketonen, M., Linjama, M., & Huhtala, K. (2014). Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study. In Conference proceedings, 9th International Fluid Power Conference Aachen: Modern Fluid Power - Challenges, Responsibilities, Markets, Vol. 1 (pp. 163). Aachen Germany.

Vancouver

Ketonen M, Linjama M, Huhtala K. Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study. In Conference proceedings, 9th International Fluid Power Conference Aachen: Modern Fluid Power - Challenges, Responsibilities, Markets, Vol. 1. Aachen Germany. 2014. p. 163

Author

Ketonen, Miikka ; Linjama, Matti ; Huhtala, Kalevi . / Retrofitting digital hydraulics – An analytical study. Conference proceedings, 9th International Fluid Power Conference Aachen: Modern Fluid Power - Challenges, Responsibilities, Markets, Vol. 1. Aachen Germany, 2014. pp. 163

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