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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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/ReservoirsAcces/Article/False/31849/TechZone-ReservoirsAcces
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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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 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. 19, 2006 | http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/31837/TechZone-Cylinders
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