Most of us don’t assemble components into systems and subsystems while hundreds of feet under water. So if an assembly will be used at the bottom of the ocean, it must accommodate hydrostatic pressures measured in hundreds or thousands of psi.
I met with officials of Lightning Hybrids at the Work Truck Show, held earlier this year in Indianapolis. Lightning Hybrids held a press conference and allowed show attendees to test drive a delivery truck equipped with a hybrid hydraulic drive. It was fun and interesting to drive the vehicle, but a conversation with company officials clarified some points I had pondered about hydraulic hybrids....More
Enerpac supplied dozens of high-pressure hydraulic cylinders for the topside lift system beams on Allseas ‘Pioneering Spirit’ vessel. The cylinders are an integral part of the vessel’s lift system, enabling the installation and decommissioning of complete topsides weighing up to metric 48,000 tons. ‘Pioneering Spirit’ is the largest platform installation, decommissioning, and pipelay vessel in the world. The vessel’s 16 lifting beams feature 64 Enerpac CLRG-Series double-acting hydraulic cylinders arranged in groups of four....More
Altec, which designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of agricultural implements for handling sheep-, cattle-, horse-, and goat-breeding processes, now uses Webtec's flow dividers to further farm-proof its machinery....More
When introducing an electrohydraulic hitch control to the Indian market, engineers had not accounted for the hostile conditions typically found on Indian farms. After some seat-of-the-pants modifications, a revised hitch control not only stands up to tough conditions, but carries a lower price tag as well....More
Grape and olive harvesting often involves steep slopes on wet ground—conditions that push traction control to its limits. Oxbo International answers this challenge with an electrohydraulic control system that eases the burden on operators while also conserving fuel....More
The harsh winter of 2014-2015 brought many of us to our knees, but city buses fitted with pneumatic-valve control modules designed for these harsh conditions proved more than a match for Old Man Winter....More
A lumber company had an older yard stacker machine that they wanted to put back into service. The problem: The boom lift cylinder would drop when the operator also rotated the forks at the same time....More