What is a swaging machine?

Fluid Power World Contributing Writer Joyce Laird talked with Sr. Traning Specialist for Eaton Corporation Robert J. Koehler about swaging and swaging machines. Here’s what he had to…

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High temperature hydraulic hose

Intertraco’s one wire braid high temperature hose is used for both mineral and biological hydraulic oils, polyglicol based oils, water-oil emulsions and water. For hydraulic oils, the hose…

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Low-temperature hydraulic hose flexible in cold climates

Parker’s Duramax low-temperature hoses offer flexibility in operating environments with low temperatures. With a 3,000 psi constant working pressure, the hose is designed to withstand and perform in…

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62-year-old company celebrates employee ownership

In January 2016, NewAge Industries will note a milestone—10 years as an employee-owned company. The share price of the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) has increased over six fold…

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The importance of hydraulic hose construction

Senior Editor Mary Gannon talks with Contributing Editor Josh Cosford about the importance of hydraulic hose construction for Fluid Power World’s Hump Day Hydraulics video series. Josh discusses…

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Poppet type hydraulic couplings

Quick Coupling Technology’s QC-AG Poppet Type hydraulic quick coupling, made of steel, is used on construction equipment, forestry equipment, agricultural machinery, oil tools, steel mill machinery and other…

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Pneumatic tubing for air brake systems

Coilhose Pnuematics’ D.O.T. tubing is a Type A, non-reinforced nylon tubing used for connecting instrumentation and accessories for air brake systems. It is manufactured from high quality resins…

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Ryco’s JSeal gives users double the strength

Senior Editor Mary Gannon and Assistant Editor Michelle DiFrangia discuss Ryco’s JSeal JIC fitting in a video for Fluid Power World. The fittings features a convex female design…

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Steel blades cut hydraulic hose

Cut-Off Blades, LLC provide machined tool steel cut-off blades, made for extra wearability and re-sharpening capabilities. The blades, available in .095 and .125, are available in standard, bevel-edge,…

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Finn-power crimpers increase productivity at Tompkins Industries

Tompkins Industries has specialized in hydraulic adapters and related products since 1967.  As an ISO Certified Company, Tompkins products meet industry standards. Company founder J.L. Tompkins Sr. sought…

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Instrumentation tube fittings now ASTM F1387 certified

Brennan’s entire instrumentation tube fittings line is now ASTM F1387 certified. The fittings have passed rigorous testing including pneumatic proof, hydrostatic proof, impulse, flex fatigue, tensile, burst, repeated…

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ContiTech plant announces $7.2M expansion

ContiTech has announced a $7.2M expansion of its industrial hose plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, responding to the increasing demand for industrial hoses in the NAFTA region. “We have…

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Directional control valves built with higher pressure capabilities

Muncie Power Products offers a family of directional control valves built with higher pressure capabilities to withstand the most extreme applications. Featuring high-grade iron castings and nickel-plated or…

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

Hydraulic system helps reduce harvest loss

Edited by: Mike Santora • Associate Editor When Blueline Manufacturing Company sought to enable its blueberry harvester to reduce harvest loss by up to 50%, the company looked…

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

In this self-propelled beet harvesting machine, the series E 598/E 998 filter provides a modular connection concept with two stackable connecting plates.

Edited by: Mike Santora • Associate Editor Since the launch of the return-suction filter from Argo-Hytos, this filter concept for mobile machines has become a standard in many…

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Ultra-miniature threaded dry-break quick disconnect minimizes dead volume between internal and external ends

The ultra-miniature Beswick M3 threaded dry-break quick disconnect is precisely manufactured from corrosion resistant stainless steel and is rated to 500 psig when connected. Buna-N is the standard…

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What does STAMPED stand for?

STAMPED defines the seven major areas of information required to provide a quality hose assembly for the customer. The acronym stands for size, temperature, application, materials/media, pressure, end and delivery….

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What is the difference between NPT and NPTF?

NPT stands for National Pipe Taper. For NPT, pipe should be thread per ANSI B1.20.1. For the National Pipe Tapered for Fuels, or NPTF, the pipe should be thread as…

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Can I use hose and fittings from different manufacturers in the same system?

The short answer is “no.” Here’s why: Mixing and matching components from different manufacturers is the traditional way of life for many industrial hose distributors and end-users, but this…

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How do I prevent hose whip?

Hose whip occurs when a pressurized hose breaks free from its fitting or connection point and whips around violently. This can cause damage to nearby equipment or injury to operators….

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Motion Industries announces agreement to acquire Moss Rubber And Equipment

Motion Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Motion Industries has agreed to acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment. Execution…

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Permabit delivers increased efficiency and RHEL 7 support in new VDO release

Permabit Technology ushered in the next generation of storage efficiency with the release of Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) 5.2. Albireo VDO combines fine-grained thin provisioning, inline data deduplication and the company’s HIOPS Compression for Linux-based storage solutions, while delivering an average 6:1 data reduction across mixed storage environments. Offered as an OEM component, VDO

FIRST program hopes to challenge younger generations

Editorial Director Paul J. Heney spoke to FIRST creator Dean Kamen for Design World’s January leadership issue, which sparked an interest into exploring the education side of careers in design and engineering. An interview between Assistant Editor Michelle DiFrangia and FIRST President Don Bossi delves deeper into the FIRST program and the advantages of early

Compact rotary latch series from Southco features dual trigger action

Southco has further expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-10 rotary latch with dual trigger. Southco’s newest rotary latch features a compact design that provides multiple points of actuation, allowing the latch to be triggered by two independent actuators. Dual actuation points and its compact size make the

Project-based education creates excitement among students

FIRST President Don Bossi has previously discussed the FIRST program and its importance to Design World, but expanded onto education in general and the importance of math and science in American schools. “When it comes to math, science and other STEM topics, I wouldn’t say that the education system is exactly doing what we’re hoping