Five tips for spring maintenance in your hydraulic systems

By Josh Cosford Spring has arrived, with all the fanfare of a 3675th place finish in the Boston Marathon. As I write this, I am elated by the…

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STAUFF Oil Quality Sensor (OQS) Monitors Engine Oil Condition

Interval oil changes are now a thing of the past thanks to the new STAUFF Oil Quality Sensor (OQS). Because the OQS from STAUFF monitors oil condition –…

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J.W. Winco Offers Fork Heads With Retaining Clips

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 751-AL Aluminum Fork Heads (Yokes) with Shaft Safety Retaining Clip in metric sizes….

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UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Spots All Industrial Fluid Leaks!

The Spectroline® OPTI-LUX™ 365 is a powerful yet compact leak detection flashlight that provides UV light for optimal fluorescent dye response. It’s ideal for all industrial fluid system…

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New A15VSO high-pressure axial-piston pump from Rexroth

Rexroth developers used state-of-the-art simulation tools in all design stages. The one-piece housing eliminates numerous sealed oil paths, allowing designers to move closer to the goal of a…

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Trelleborg launches online learning modules on sealing

If there’s one thing the fluid power industry needs, it is as many opportunities for users of its technologies and components to have chances to learn about them….

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Is it a fair fight? Hydraulics vs. electrics

By Josh Cosford In my last blog, I squared hydraulics off against pneumatics in a battle to decide the champion of fluid power. The judges called it a…

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Yates Industries to release complete product catalog for 2014

Yates Industries, a leading manufacturer of custom and rebuilt cylinders, is proud to announce a new catalog of its entire cylinder product line for 2014. This catalog gives…

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The Metric vs Inch debate: Retaining rings weigh in

The retaining ring was invented in Germany nearly 100 years ago and naturally followed the DIN metric standard since its inception. When the retaining ring was first produced…

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Multi-Colored Fluorescent Dyes Pinpoint Leaks

Spectronics Corporation has introduced a full line of Spectroline® fluorescent leak detection dyes specially formulated for oil-based industrial fluid systems. The dyes are available in a choice of…

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The big battle: Hydraulics vs pneumatics

By Josh Cosford Fewer topics in the fluid power realm garner more conversation than that of the differences between hydraulics and pneumatics. The two types of fluid power…

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Eaton launches low-temperature hydraulic hose

Last week during IFPE, Eaton Corp.’s, Hydraulics Group, Eden Prairie, Minn., introduced the Ice Champion EC810 hose for extreme low temperature applications. This spiral wire reinforced hydraulic hose…

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Smart honing technology puts lift in business for aerospace hydraulic pumps

“We don’t believe it!” – that’s how experienced machinists at Waltz Brothers Inc., a precision grinding and machining operation producing flight-critical hydraulic pumps, reacted to their first encounter…

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IFPE 2014 was very much a success

How do you measure whether a trade show was a success? Was it the number of contacts that you (as an attendee) made? Was it the amount of…

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MTS Introduces External-Mounted Model MXR Sensor for Off-Highway Equipment

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a global supplier of test systems and position sensors, announced that the Sensors Division introduced the Temposonics® MH-Series Model MXR linear position sensor,…

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MTS Expands Product Offering to Include Hall Effect Sensors

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a global supplier of test systems and position sensors, announced that the Sensors Division has expanded its product line for mobile equipment to…

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The importance of viscosity index in hydraulic fluids

By Josh Cosford  As one of the longest, coldest winters on record comes to an end (or doesn’t come to an end, in this case), I consider how…

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Helping You Master the Fields with Compact, Energy-Saving Valves

HAWE Hydraulics is a global manufacturer and supplier of sophisticated hydraulic components and controls for the mobile, industrial, and renewable energy markets. “The PSL/PSV valve series is just…

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CCEFP update: Varying pump flow rates

There are several hydraulic applications that require varied flow rates. Traditionally, this was achieved by using a fixed-displacement pump and a metering valve that throttles the flow across…

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Systems solutions is the theme at IFPE 2014

When I attended my first IFPE back in 2011, I really had no idea what to expect. But three years makes a big difference and I came in…

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Comatrol Introduces New Solenoids, HLE Logic Elements & Dual Counterbalance HICs

HSV High Pressure Solenoid Valves: The new Comatrol HSV High Pressure Solenoid Valve portfolio continues to grow. Last year, the 10, 12 and 16 size poppet‐type designs were…

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IFPE 2014 opens its doors

It’s been a long three-year wait for this iteration of the IFPE Show, co-located with CONEXPO and CON/AGG in sunny Las Vegas. But we’re finally here, and attendees…

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Trelleborg to highight delivery services and sealing products at IFPE

 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will highlight its “Trelleborg Solution” of advanced delivery services and customized packaging as well as an array of products at IFPE 2014, booth #81929 in…

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Tompkins is attending the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show!

Tompkins team will be at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 4 – 8, 2014. We’re in Booth 80754 in South Hall 3. Come…

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Maintaining reliability with hydraulic filters

By Josh Cosford Fluid conditioning is the top priority for those intending to keep their hydraulic machines happy and reliable. Control of the various forms of fluid contamination…

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