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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Whether hydraulics or electrics, force is force

In a previous post, I discussed the similitude between electric and hydraulic motivation, and made it clear (I feel) they are actually quite similar in principle. In practice,…

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Sensor Monitoring Unit – SMU and New Version of TPM

Schroeder Industries, recognized in filtration and fluid conditioning products, introduces a new version of our TestMate® Particle Counter, TPM and the new Sensor Monitoring Unit, SMU. The new…

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How do you specify a hydraulic cylinder?

By Josh Cosford, contributing editor A hydraulic cylinder is one of the simplest devices you can use to create force this side of hiring a guy (or thirty)…

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NOSHOK’s new compact OEM temperature transmitter

NOSHOK announces the availability of the new 810 Series Compact OEM Temperature Transmitter, which is ideal for applications including mobile hydraulics, automotive, heat exchangers, HVAC, transportation and refrigeration…

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Balluff opens new facility in Florence, Ky.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, opened the doors of its impressive new three-story, 48,000 sq-ft customer support center in Florence, Ky., just south of Cincinnati,…

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We’re not so different, you and I

I’ve written articles regularly about the differences between hydraulics and electrics, but today I’d like to write about what is not different. To be honest, more is similar…

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NFPA Report shows 1% increase in Fluid Power Shipments in June

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for June 2014 increased 8.7% compared to June 2013, and increased…

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Reshoring to Kentucky in Balluff’s Global Production Plan

With the 2014 completion of Balluff’s new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their original…

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Customized operator control interface designs

GS Global Resources provides enhanced operator and control environments, customized to its customers’ requirements. Operator control interface designs are seat mounted or designed for dash integration.  CAN, LIN, RS485…

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NFPA’s IEOC Day 2: Hydraulics is not going away, not by a long shot

As long as I’ve been covering the fluid power industry—nearly two decades—there has been an undercurrent of concern as to whether hydraulics was slowly going away. Were electrics…

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What is piston rod bar stock?

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Hydraulic cylinders are the essence of the fluid power motivation. However, their simplicity often leads us to discount their subtleties of manufacture, often…

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New Line of EnrangeTM Mini Wireless Controls

Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a provider of digital power and motion control systems, announced the availability of their new line of lightweight, “miniature” transmitters. While retaining many of…

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Sandvik Mining finds a unique use for a linear position sensor

Sandvik Mining is a drilling solutions provider focused on the design and manufacturing of a wide range of underground in-the-hole (ITH), and geo-technical drilling equipment. The company’s products…

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High-performance Hydraulic Seal for Extreme Conditions

An innovative materials combination consisting of two distinct polyurethanes provides Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) new HDR-2C rod seal with special extrusion stability at high pressures and great flexibility…

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Bosch Community Fund grants support STEM education

Robert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corporation have announced the latest Bosch Community Fund (BCF) grants in support of STEM education – which includes science, technology, engineering and…

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