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Viscosity versus viscosity index

By David Marlowe • Owner/CEO • DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers USA Petroleum-based hydraulic fluid has a variety of desirable characteristics, including lubricating and anti-wear properties, so it…

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Rexroth hydraulic service centers earn ISO-9001 quality certification

Two regional Bosch Rexroth Corporation mobile and industrial hydraulic service centers in Houston and Dallas, Texas recently earned ISO 9001:2008 quality certifications. According to the International Organization for…

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12 questions to answer for shredding equipment design

By Dave Ebert, Product Manager, Gold Cup Pumps & Motors, Hydraulic Pump Div., Parker Hannifin Corp. High-production shredding applications reduce material—appliances, concrete, tires, and so on—into smaller particles…

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Achieving high performance and pressure—with gear pumps

  Muncie Power Products, Inc. showcases its most recent, innovative line of high performance gear pumps/motors, the Optimum Series. Muncie Power’s Optimum Series is designed for durability, featuring…

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Chief Technology Officer of Eaton’s hydraulics group honored with women in manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

Power management company Eaton announced that The Manufacturing Institute awarded Astrid Mozes, chief technology officer, Hydraulics Group, Eaton, the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production)…

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HY-TRAX Fluid Sampling System compact sampling system with telematics option

Schroeder Industries, a recognized leader in filtration and fluid conditioning products, introduces its new HY-TRAX Fluid Sampling System. Schroeder’s new HY-TRAX System is a compact fluid sampling system…

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New two-stage AxisPro KBH servo-proportional valves from Eaton

Power management company Eaton announced the expansion of the AxisPro product line, now including a two-stage, D08 size design featuring valve position feedback on the pilot and main…

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Bosch Rexroth launches its 2015 hydraulic training schedule

Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its training program designed for industrial and mobile hydraulics systems engineers. Rexroth’s Hydraulics Technical Training is targeted toward individuals…

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Compact, high-output OEM pressure transducers

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems) an ISO9001:2008 and ISO13485 certified supplier of standard and custom liquid level, flow and pressure switches, miniature solenoid valves, and pre-assembled fluidic systems,…

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ME, MR and MHP Series inductive linear sensors for hydraulic cylinders position feedback

ShareAlliance Sensors Group has announced the expansion of the ME, MR, and MHP Series Linear Position Sensors used to measure the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders…

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Bailey International acquires Sure Grip Controls

Bailey International, LLC.  announced the acquisition of Sure Grip Controls, Inc.,  a manufacturer of joysticks, control grips and controllers for use on forestry, construction, and other mobile hydraulic…

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New rod wiper test method helps protect hydraulic systems

A partnership between Hallite Seals Americas Inc., Wixom, Mich., and The Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Fluid Power Institute (MSOE) has resulted in the development of a new test…

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Improved controller for Rexroth Active Heave Compensation enhances system performance

Bosch Rexroth has introduced an upgrade to the electrohydraulic controller used on the company’s A4VSO and A4VSG hydraulic axial piston components, which function as secondary control units in…

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Top five hydraulic system errors

Hydraulics is easy to get wrong. In fact, I’d say there are more ways to screw up in hydraulics than there are to get it right. Not everyone…

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New speed sensor on Eaton’s Char-Lynn® HP30 motor

Power management company Eaton announced the launch of the new speed sensor for the company’s Char-Lynn® HP30 motor. This additional feature offers customers the ability to measure pulses…

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App helps customers with product configuration

Muncie Power Products, Inc. continues to expand and improve its innovative product configuration tool, M-Power. M-Power is an online application tool designed to assist customers with product configuration…

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Industry 4.0 to be focus of 2015 Hannover Fair

On Tuesday, representatives of Hannover Messe, along with dignitaries that included the Indian ambassador to Germany, Vijay Gokhale, gave a sneak peak of this year’s Hannover Fair, the…

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NFPA report shows 2.7% increase in fluid power shipments in December

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for December 2014 increased 10.2% compared to December 2013, and increased…

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Dean Kamen speaks out on science vs politics

Design World spoke with master inventor Dean Kamen (of FIRST and Segway fame) and he’s the star of our “Leadership in Engineering” January cover story. As a preview…

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What is a hydraulic motor?

I’ve asked similar questions, “what is a hydraulic cylinder,” and “what is a hydraulic pump,” so I thought I’d add another query to the list, and ask “what…

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NOSHOK’s new pressure and level measurement solutions catalog

NOSHOK announces the availability of our new Pressure & Level Measurement Solutions catalog. This comprehensive catalog replaces and combines our Pressure Measurement Solutions and Electronics Measurement Solutions catalogs,…

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Eaton tests hydraulic hybrid on lift trucks

Eaton’s Hydraulics division has been fairly quiet about its hydraulic hybrid technology lately, considering that the company was one of the first to really pioneer its use in…

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9 things they never taught us in college

Colleges and universities drape the cities of our planet, and they provide a solid foundation of mathematics, communications, processes and engineering to those entering (or already in) the…

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Support sought as the Fluid Power Challenge continues to grow

Back in 2008, just three middle school teams competed in the first ever NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, an event aimed at challenging eighth grade students to solve an…

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Ultra Clean Technologies announces attendance at CONEXPO Latin America

Ultra Clean Technologies Corp. has announced that they will be exhibiting at the first-ever CONEXPO in Latin America. “We are excited to bring our expertise in hydraulic hose,…

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