Engineering education: The science vs technology split

Although it’s been more than two decades since I received my engineering degree, it took me this long to fully understand engineering education. My breakthrough came last month when Dan Burklo, Dean of Math, Science, and Engineering Technologies, Northwest State Community College, spoke at a manufacturing workforce conference in Columbus, Ohio, that I attended. Burklo […]

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Sun Hydraulics agrees to acquire Enovation Controls

Sun Hydraulics Corporation has entered into an agreement with Enovation Controls, LLC, an Oklahoma-based and privately held provider of electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions, to acquire its Power Controls (PC) and Vehicle Technologies (VT) lines of business. The acquisition is expected to close in 30 days, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing […]

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Cleveland Regional Meeting program announced

Two Speaker Presentations in Cleveland this November This year’s NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, will feature two speakers, each with unique presentation topics: Alicia…

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What is electronic control in fluid power?

Hydraulic valves operate most commonly in one of three ways; mechanical/manual control, pilot control or electric control. Mechanical control involves something physical pushing on the valve, such as…

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ICUEE — The Demo Expo Honored as “Gold 100” Top Trade Show

Just about 11 years ago, when I was a new technical editor covering fluid power technology, I attended my first trade show—ICUEE, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition,…

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Eaton’s Brenner talks hydraulics and state of the mining industry

I spoke with Paul Brenner, global marketing manager for Eaton Hydraulics of Eden Prairie, Minn. at the recent MINExpo show in Las Vegas. We discussed the challenges of the…

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Balluff hosts Manufacturing Day Event with over 200 students and community members

Balluff hosted its second annual Manufacturing Day event on October 7. Over 200 students and local community members attended the event to learn more about modern manufacturing and…

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Permco Inc. announces a long-term strategic alliance with China’s XCMG

Permco Inc. has announced that it has developed a long-term strategic alliance with XCMG, the ninth largest construction equipment maker in the world. XCMG was ranked the number one brand name in…

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Will shifting job roles make manufacturers better or worse?

People older than a certain age like to talk about how their parents (well, in most cases, their fathers) worked their entire career at the same company. There’s…

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Where do you locate fluid power components?

We at Fluid Power World write many articles about fluid power components, but less often do we write about where these components are located in a system. You…

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Hydraulic track motor features high starting torque, low heat generation

Eaton has launched of the new HP50 track motor, featuring high power density, high starting torque efficiency and low no-load pressure drop. Designed to reliably meet the growing trend…

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Pre-wet package options available for all truck sizes

Pre-wet packages are available in hydraulic and electronic drives. Muncie Power’s hydraulic pre-wet features three different models with 15 GPM max hydraulic flow, independent hydraulic or auger exhaust…

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Eaton highlights reliability of Delta Motors in new giveawaypromotion

Power management company Eaton today announced a new promotional campaign highlighting the reliability and efficiency of the company’s Delta motors for agricultural and industrial applications. As part of…

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Wireless control and hydraulics work together to help crane soar

Edited by Mike Santora Tiffin Loader Crane’s primary focus is providing lifting, loading, and handling solutions for material handling problems. The previous system of wired controls for calibrating…

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Continental launches new products and services, including hydraulic hose, at MINExpo

Continental is using MINExpo 2016 to showcase its broad portfolio of products and services specifically designed for the mining industry to reaffirm its commitment to that industry. “In…

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AKG America develops new oil cooling options for mining applications

AKG America is launching several new products at MINExpo 2016. The MCS Series (multiple cooler systems) is a new large cooler suitable for a wide range of harsh…

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Rexroth to display drive and control components at MINExpo 2016

At MINExpo 2016, September 26-28 in Las Vegas, Bosch Rexroth will present several new drive and control products as well as other mining and mineral relevant solutions. The…

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MINExpo highlights hydraulics at work

MINExpo, the world’s premier exhibition for mining equipment and technology, kicks off Monday, September 26, at the Las Vegas convention center. The show, held every four years, will…

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When should you use high-pressure motors?

High-pressure motors are able to accomplish more in a smaller package compared to medium-pressure technology. When it comes to enhancing performance of both mobile and stationary hydraulic systems,…

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What are cylinder stop tubes?

Cylinder stop tubes are simply metal collars or tubes that are placed around a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder’s rod between the piston and head. They are designed for…

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Large Tough Coil for construction and agricultural equipment

Eaton has announced its new Large Tough Coil, a valve coil that can withstand environmental exposure, including high temperatures and rain, snow or freezing conditions. Ingress Protection (IP)…

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Multi-axis electrohydraulic motion controller

When Delta Computer Systems designed its new RMC200 closed-loop electro-hydraulic motion controller, the goal was to extend the capabilities of previous generations of RMC motion controllers. The new…

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Engineering a groundbreaking hydraulic hybrid

Here’s an inside look at the concepts, engineering and testing behind Caterpillar’s highly successful 336EH hydraulic hybrid excavator. By Aleksandar Egelja, Engineering Manager, Advanced Hydraulic Systems, Caterpillar Inc. Recently, I had the…

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Death spiral for mining hydraulics?

The once-every-four-years MINExpo show takes place this month and, if you’re a pessimist, the timing couldn’t be worse. The boom-bust cycle in commodities has decimated sales of mining…

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How do you select a gerotor motor?

When selecting a gerotor motor, there are many items to consider, including performance, quality, reliability and cost. Choosing the wrong one could lead you down a path of…

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