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Electrohydraulics automates asphalt application

The Etnyre Black Topper asphalt distributor automatically maintains a precise application rate across the full bar and wing width up to 24 ft. From the cab of the Black Topper asphalt distributor, the operator has full control of all spraying...
Jun. 30, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/21599/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM
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Cv — an essential design and diagnostic tool

Every pneumatic device possesses a specific conductance, identified as Cv . Because Cv is perceived as a complex expression, many designers avoid learning about it and, hence, become ignorant of its importance and proper application. Pneumatic...
Jun. 30, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/PneumaticValves/Article/False/21595/TechZone-PneumaticValves
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LSHT hydraulic motor nibbles concrete slabs

Trailer-mounted crushing plant incorporates powerful LSHT hydraulic motor (indicated by arrow above, and shown in inset above) to nibble reinforced concrete slabs, bricks, blocks, and other construction rubble for recycling. Slabs are...
Jun. 29, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Construction/Article/False/21588/IndZone-Construction
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Fluid power shines — down on the farm

HST drives 3-speed gearbox to move huge, 6-row cotton picker. By: R.T. Schneider Cotton picking often goes on around the clock; stadium-lighting package of six halogen lamps creates floodlight pattern for night visibility out in front of...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Agricultural/Article/False/21531/IndZone-Agricultural
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Pneumatic milking robot gives dairy farmers a vacation

Equipment for Voluntary Milking System includes multi-purpose arm in vertical rest position and pneumatic cylinders that manipulate arm at lower right. Lower arm's end effector supports housing for video camera and lasers, as well...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Agricultural/Article/False/21532/IndZone-Agricultural
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When it comes fluid to performance Match characteristics to application…

With all the different types and formulations of hydraulic fluids available, fluid selection should never be an afterthought...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicFluids/Article/False/21536/TechZone-HydraulicFluids
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Hydraulics helps break the ice

The MV Kigoriak, a 90-m Arctic Class 4 icebreaker, makes use of a unique electrohydraulic steering system that minimizes the effects of its rudder impacting hard ice. Fig.1. Icebreaker's steering system features two AutoNav-built 6-in...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MarineOffshore/Article/False/21530/IndZone-MarineOffshore
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All-hydraulic crusher offers high production

Komatsu's FS4430QA maximum-capacity jaw crusher — with bow-type fixed jaw — allows discharge setting to be changed with simple, one-touch adjustment. Tracked undercarriage of BR550JG-1 crusher offers user high travel speeds, allowing...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Construction/Article/False/21538/IndZone-Construction
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Thoughts on applying pneumatic quick-acting couplings

Push button on Prevost safetystyle coupling starts 2-stage disconnection procedure. Safety and productivity continue to be key factors when selecting components for almost any industrial application. Simple pneumatic...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/FittingsCouplin/Article/False/21527/TechZone-FittingsCouplin
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Designing with vacuum and suction cups

By Richard T. Schneider Atmospheric pressure acting on the exterior of evacuated cup generates lifting force. Locating cups uniformly around load's center of gravity balances lifting force. When an application calls for...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Vacuum/Article/False/21525/TechZone-Vacuum
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