Catching up with Rolf Najork, the new chairman of Bosch Rexroth AG

A few months ago, Rolf Najork took over the reins at Bosch Rexroth as chairman of the executive board. I had the opportunity to sit down and speak…

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Bucher Hydraulics develops non-return valves with 50% higher flow

Global competition and increasing cost pressures have raised expectations for every aspect of hydraulic systems. According to officials at Bucher Hydraulics, that’s why it pays to review even…

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Where are hydraulic motors used?

Hydraulic motors are used in any application requiring rotational force, also known as torque. A hydraulic motor converts hydrostatic energy into mechanical energy by pushing vanes, gears or…

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Twelve tips for better cylinder selection

By Marty Hegyi Product Manager, Cylinders, Bosch Rexroth Corp. Here’s how to design hydraulic cylinders that improve performance, last longer and cost less. Hydraulic cylinders harness fluid pressure and flow to generate…

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CONEXPO and IFPE to get bigger?

If you’ve never attended the CONEXPO/IFPE shows, let me tell you something—they’re enormous. How big are they? Well, they spread across pretty much the entire Las Vegas Convention…

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How do you eliminate heat generated by a hydraulic pump?

One of the ways to eliminate hydraulic pumps’ heat generation is related to efficiency. The efficiency of the pump is directly related to how much energy is being used downstream. If…

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Ag machinery relies on the versatility of hydraulics

Unique, easily changed designs dominate in agricultural machines, where the power density and the precision offered by electrohydraulics will continue to keep farms in the green.  The agricultural machinery…

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Medium pressure pump added to hydraulic portfolio

Liebherr component division presents at the Bauma 2016 the newly developed LH30VO axial piston pump of swash plate design. The medium pressure pump complements the existing product portfolio…

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Liebherr enhances its hydraulic components portfolio

Liebherr expands its hydraulic components portfolio by energy-efficient hydraulic power units and a new hydraulic cylinder series-production range for pressures of up to 350 bar. The Liebherr Group…

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High fuel-efficiency R3 hydromechanical variable transmission

Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems has announced that its engineers have completed final validation testing of the R3 hydromechanical variable transmission (HVT), with the start of production expected in…

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New tank-mounted low pressure filter

Schroeder Industries has released the redesigned ZT, a tank-mounted low pressure filter. The 100-psi ZT features an aluminum head with a plastic bowl and plastic cap to minimize weight….

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Pitching vibration damping for wheel loaders

Over the years, driving speeds of construction vehicles have steadily risen. Even the small- and medium-sized machines for material handling and transport (wheel loaders and telescopic loaders) have…

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Where are manifolds used?

Manifolds are used in my many fluid power applications, depending upon the application. Manifolds are used in hydraulics as well as pneumatics, and can be used to mount…

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Fluid power market to continue slow growth pace

Last week, I had a chance to participate in the Canadian Fluid Power Association’s Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont le Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. The event…

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Kawasaki launched new pumps, motors and valves at Bauma

Kawasaki Precision Machinery is helping manufacturers improve efficiency and cost savings, with the launch of a new range of pumps, motors and control valves at Bauma last month….

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How do you choose a hydraulic pump based on the fluid you have?

A pumps can be chosen by looking at the datasheets of the particular pumps that you’re looking for. This is a case where the same reasons you would choose…

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One of Canada’s preeminent trainers to head technical sessions at FPTC

Carl Dyke, founder of CD Industrial Group, will lead four of the key technical sessions at the inaugural Fluid Power Technology Conference, presented by Fluid Power World. The…

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Where are filtration systems used?

Filtration systems are used anywhere upgraded or auxiliary filtration is required in a hydraulic system. A filtration system is available in either permanent kidney loop circuits or portable…

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Where are hydraulic filters used?

Hydraulic filters are used anywhere in a hydraulic system particle contamination is to be removed. Particle contamination can be ingested through the reservoir, created during the manufacture of…

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Line of premium quality hydraulic reservoirs

Available in aluminum, steel and polyethylene, Muncie Power’s line of hydraulic reservoirs comes in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to meet most hydraulic system needs. There…

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Hengli America launches HVS multi-section mobile valve

Hengli recently introduced its HVS Multi-Section Valve. With spool sizes of 16/18 and sandwich plate design, this valve is a must have on multiple applications including but not…

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Get more out of your industry associations

I’m fortunate to attend a lot of conferences and conventions put on by industry associations. These events are not only great networking opportunities, but they allow attendees to…

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i-Design Integrated Manifold Design Tool

HydraForce has released the latest version of i-Design, its circuit design tool. Version 5 of i-Design supports the trends toward integrated hydraulic systems, expanded use of electro-hydraulics, and…

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12 eye-catching machines from Bauma

Hydraulics was at the heart of almost all of the hundreds of machines on display last week at Bauma 2016. Here’s a look at a dozen of them…

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What is the best hydraulic pump design?

The best hydraulic pump design is the one that is most appropriate for your application. The reason that there are so many pump designs is because manufacturers or…

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