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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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Dredging Up Dirt From Down Under

This Neumann-built dredge is shown working on one of the many man-made waterways of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. This bucketwheel and its drive was fitted to a dredge built for use in China. Neumann...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MarineOffshore/Article/False/21529/IndZone-MarineOffshore
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Is Air Lubrication Still Practical?

Deciding which, if any, type of lubricator to use in a compressed air system must address performance, maintenance, safety and the workplace environment...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/AirFiltersandFR/Article/False/21534/TechZone-AirFiltersandFR
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All About Cylinder Cushioning

Every cylinder has a single setting for ideal cushioning for a given load and operating pressure. Too much cushioning increases the time it takes for the piston to reach the end of its stroke; too little cushioning increases...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/21523/TechZone-Cylinders
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Use Proportional Vacuum Control to Boost Productivity

Proportion-Air's QB3 electronic controller (top) piped to vacuum booster to increase flow. Combination can control pressure range from –14.5 to 250 psig with closed-loop accuracy. As manufacturers and machine builders...
Jun. 27, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Vacuum/Article/False/21526/TechZone-Vacuum
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Arctic Exposure

What does it take to work in the harshest environment on earth? For Usibelli Coal Mine, a family-owned surface coal mining operation located in Healy, Alaska, it is the positive attitude of its people...
Jun. 26, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicFluids/Article/False/21515/TechZone-HydraulicFluids
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Shock treatment saves equipment

Both mechanical and fluidborne shock and vibration can be very detrimental to equipment's performance and service life. Plan ahead to avoid or control them...
Jun. 26, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/FluidPowerAcces/Article/False/21514/TechZone-FluidPowerAcces
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What's wrong with this picture?

This pump and its hoses look like a combination that might be found on a typical power unit, but they exhibit two violations of hose-routing practices recommended by hose manufacturers. Can you spot them? At first glance,...
Jun. 26, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicHoseTu/Article/False/21520/TechZone-HydraulicHoseTu
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Hybrid vehicle technology conserves energy with hydraulics

Parker's new RunWise hybrid system uses a hydrostatic drive system to store energy and accelerate high stop-and-start vehicles. A new hydro-mechanical series, the RunWise drive system, from Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, is...
Jun. 16, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/18177/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM
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