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Rotary timing valve provides simple solution for packaging machine

A single rotating valve that supplies and control single or multiple devices at each work station provides a simple and effective solution for a manufacturer of packaging machines...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/PneumaticValves/Article/False/31835/TechZone-PneumaticValves
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Compact LSHT motor incorporates fail-safe brake

Char-Lynn T-brake motor has an integral brake that makes it 1/2 the weight and 1/5 shorter than conventional brake motors. Low-speed, high-torque motors are the essence of fluid power. They deliver more power in a smaller package than any...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/31843/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM
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Sensors measure off-highway vehicle dynamics

Triaxial piezoelectric force sensors, from PCB Piezotronics Inc., Depew, New York, simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal axes. They are used to study large, off-highway vehicle chassis dynamics at interfaces between...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Construction/Article/False/31847/IndZone-Construction
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Press brake combines best of motion control technologies

Hybrid technology in this press brake combines the positioning accuracy and repeatability of a ballscrew driven by an ac servodrive with the speed and high force application of hydraulics. The hydraulic pump is driven by an ac servomotor,...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/31845/IndZone-MaterialHandlin
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Sweat the small stuff

Taking shortcuts in determining hose selection may affect the performance and life of equipment while creating a potentially hazardous situation for machine operators...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Mining/Article/False/31850/IndZone-Mining
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Closed-loop tuning secrets revealed!

Using feed forwards makes tuning closed-loop systems easier...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Entertainment/Article/False/31840/IndZone-Entertainment
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For a gourd time, call ...

"Second Amendment," the self-proclaimed Baddest Punkin Gun on the Planet, is a 106-ft, 28,000-lb air cannon made of steel and aluminum for the express purpose of shooting fruit, vegetables, frozen turkeys, basketballs, bowling balls — or anything else...
Sep. 18, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/31837/TechZone-Cylinders
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Quiz on Chapter 3: Pipe, tube, and hose

1. Which type of threads is recommended for plumbing hydraulic circuits? SAE straight threads NPT tapered pipe threads BSP tapered pipe threads 2. What is the minimum size pipe to handle 400-cfm air flow for 500 feet? 4 in. 5 in...
Sep. 12, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/quiz-chapter-3-pipe-tube-and-hose
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CHAPTER 3: Pipe, tube, and hose

Plumbing fluid power systems...
Sep. 12, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/chapter-3-pipe-tube-and-hose
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Quiz on Chapter 2: Hydraulic Fluids

1. Hydraulic oil is compressible: not at all by a great amount by a small amount 2. Viscosity is a measure of the hydraulic fluids: color temperature thickness 3. Synthetic fluids: cost more than mineral based fluids will...
Aug. 23, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/quiz-chapter-2-hydraulic-fluids
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