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CHAPTER 4: ISO Symbols

A family of graphic symbols has been developed to represent fluid power components and systems on schematic drawings. In the United States, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is responsible for symbol information. The Institute controls...
Sep. 28, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/chapter-4-iso-symbols
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CHAPTER 4: ISO Symbols and Glossary, part 2

Part 1    Part 3...
Sep. 28, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/chapter-4-iso-symbols-and-glossary-part-2
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Oilgear goes private with purchase

By Mary C. Gannon Oilgear Co., Milwaukee, has been acquired and taken private by an affiliate of investment firm Mason Wells for about $31 million, says the company. The acquisition by Mason Wells Buyout Fund II Limited Partnership, an affiliate of...
Sep. 19, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/oilgear-goes-private-purchase
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New software version has more power, more symbols

Realistic dynamic simulation allows users to validate design integrity prior to machine implementation. Scenarios can be created as a function of time, position, or force due to devices such as joysticks, steering wheels, PID controllers,...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/new-software-version-has-more-power-more-symbols
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When your space is at a premium

MicroBIL sensor provides continuous position feedback of standard pneumatic grippers. In pick-and-place operations, space is often a valuable commodity at the end of an end effector. If there isn't enough space to mount sensors...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/FoodProcessing/Article/False/31836/IndZone-FoodProcessing
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Modular automation system means quick setup

Modular automation systems manufactured by De-Sta-Co Robohand, Madison Heights, Mich., feature DirectConnect technology, allowing all components of the system — base slides, block thrusters, thruster slides, grippers, and mounting stanchons — to be...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Packaging/Article/False/31838/IndZone-Packaging
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These are great times for fluid power

Sitting at my desk, I daydream about what it must've been like to work in the 1960s and late 50s — what many would consider the heyday of fluid power. Air travel would've been much more convenient — long before security lines were needed. Even more...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/these-are-great-times-fluid-power
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Working toward "Automotive Control"

Electronic controls for hydrostatic drives can help even the largest machinery drive more like the family car...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/31851/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM
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A safety boost in OSB manufacturing

Manufacturing of oriented strand board requires a combination of high pressure and elevated temperatures — a combination that holds a high potential for fire unless fireresistant hydraulic fluids are used. By Alan L. Hitchcox...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicFluids/Article/False/31846/TechZone-HydraulicFluids
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Rugged Breathers Offer Multi-layer Filtration

Reservoir breathers provide a path for air to enter and leave a tank as its fluid level rises and lowers during system operation...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/ReservoirsAcces/Article/False/31849/TechZone-ReservoirsAcces
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