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One valve, three functions

Comatrol, a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of engineered hydraulic cartridge valves and hydraulic integrated circuits (HICs), today introduces the new SVP08-NCF solenoid valve. Recognizing…

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Linear sensors to be embedded in hydraulic cylinders

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial,…

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Why the ISO code matters

Earlier this month, I explained the meaning behind the ISO 4406 contamination code, so now I’m explaining why it matters, and how you can apply it to your…

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Highly customized hydraulics delivered in one week

Danfoss Power Solutions has launched the Rapid Delivery Center (RDC) Program. Danfoss Rapid Delivery Center distributors offer delivery of highly customized hydraulic components in about a week, enabling…

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Explosion proof pressure transmitters for Zone 1 environments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. has achieved ATEX certification of its Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters for Class I Zone 0 Exd hazardous locations. The added approvals enhance the ability…

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Understanding ISO 4406

The most critical quality of hydraulic fluid you should consider is that of cleanliness. We refer to the size and quantity of particle contamination when discussing cleanliness, and…

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Sealed toggle switches for all-weather environments

Ultra Switches from Kar-Tech feature IP-68 sealing and are fully submersible. The switch uses an engineered silicone seal both between the top of the switch housing and the…

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Sealed toggle switches for all-weather environments

Ultra Switches from Kar-Tech feature IP-68 sealing and are fully submersible. The switch uses an engineered silicone seal both between the top of the switch housing and the…

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Rexroth Sytronix SVP 7010 variable-speed pump drive

The new SVP 7010 expands the Sytronix family of ready-to-install variable-speed pump drives offered by Rexroth. With a comprehensive selection of hydraulic-specific functions, it is suited to a…

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Freudenberg-NOK forms new ARPM seals committee

These are two industry challenges a new Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) committee being launched by Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies will likely tackle in the future. This new…

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Accumulator fundamentals … without the math

I’m going to attempt the impossible: I am going to explain the fundamentals of hydro-pneumatic accumulators without using any mathematics. I will use some numbers where needed, but…

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Rexroth expands its GoTo program as it marks 5 years

Echoing its local-for-local growth, Bosch Rexroth is once again expanding its GoTo Focused Delivery Program, as it is able to add more products and shorten lead times due to…

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The challenges of mobile reservoir design

Hydraulic oil spends most of its time in the reservoir, and as such, various tank design criteria provide benefits for the hydraulic system as a whole. When designing…

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Comparing blood pressure to fluid power pressure

Blood pressure is an interesting measurement of biological health. Most of us use the term as if it has no relation at all to fluid mechanics, and we…

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Conserving energy and reducing leakage with hydraulic fluids

Leakage and system efficiency are always at the top of fluid power users’ minds. This is why several CCEFP researchers are focusing on how to optimize system sealing…

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Conserving energy and reducing leakage with hydraulic fluids

Leakage and system efficiency are always at the top of fluid power users’ minds. This is why several CCEFP researchers are focusing on how to optimize system sealing…

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The smart use of logic elements

By Darren Magner • Director of Marketing & Product Development • Comatrol Effective use of logic elements is key to designing cost-effective circuits, and is limited only by…

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How magnets can help your maintenance schedule

Probably the most interesting object on my desk is the shaker bottle demonstrator for a company called FilterMag. The small, clear bottle is filled with iron shavings suspended…

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Rod clamps retain load on hydraulic power or pump failure

The AMLOK Hydraulic Series RCH Rod Clamp has been developed to provide power-off clamping of rods and shafts. The type RCH rod clamps are actuated by a spring/collet…

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NFPA report shows increase of 4% in August 2014 compared to August 2013

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2014 increased 4.0% compared to August 2013, and decreased…

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5 things your father never told you about mobile hydraulic fluids

Josh Cosford • Contributing Editor Dad was a lot of things, but he was no hydraulic expert. However, that doesn’t mean he (and everyone else) didn’t have an…

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Comparing hydraulic and electric symbols

Earlier, I mentioned how electric and hydraulic actuators are similar in execution and principle, and in this blog post I’d like to finish off the mini-series on the similarities…

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Hydraulic fluid contamination: The greatest danger to your system

David Marlowe • Owner/CEO • DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers When conducting a class on hydraulic and lube oil systems, I often find that the students…

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World’s most powerful test bench for hydraulic seals helps qualify A350 main landing gear

To test seals for critical applications, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions invested in one of the world’s most powerful test benches for hydraulic rod seals. This facility allows testing to…

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Countdown to Hannover Fair

If you’ve never had the chance to attend a Hannover Fair, now’s the time to start planning. The venerable event has a particular focus on fluid power in odd-numbered…

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