Full line of Spectroline fluorescent leak detection dyes is formulated for oil-based industrial fluid systems, including hydraulic fluids. Dyes are available in a choice of seven colors (yellow, white, green, bright blue, yellow-green, blue, and red) to help differentiate between leaking fluid systems, especially those leaks where portions of the hoses are hidden from view.
Metal-Tack fasteners mechanically attach name plates, wiring clips and components to pressurized devices and equipment without drilling. They are more permanent than adhesives and faster, safer and cleaner than drilling. A portable air tool drives the tack into virtually any metal, creating a durable blind displacement anchor with a typical load or extraction rating exceeding 200 lb.
Air spring manufacturer Firestone Industrial Products, Indianapolis, has promoted Graham Brookes to director of technology. He will be responsible for strategic planning and technology direction for the entire company.
Brookes began his career at Firestone almost 13 years ago. For the past six years he has been division manager of technology.
IFPE 2014 has issued a second call for abstracts to fluid power professionals to present their research and applications work at the IFPE Technical Conference and the IFPE Innovations Theater March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The deadline to submit abstracts is June 6, 2013.
Sauer-Danfoss, Ames, Iowa, announced that it has become the first company to achieve TÜV-Nord certification of process quality, with Software PDLP development process, which simplifies functional safety software project management.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry in 2009 to provide NFPA member companies and their research partners with a consensus regarding the research and development needs of the industry. It has been used by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power to guide their research efforts; by NFPA to guide its standards development work, and by NFPA members to inform decisions about research partnerships and product development.
Metric Hoopster retaining rings retain mechanical components when space is limited. Their minimal radial projection and shallow groove depth allow them to fit where conventional stamped rings and retaining rings cannot. More than 150 carbon and 302 stainless steel rings are available in sizes from 10 to 76 mm. They are suitable for light to heavy loads and for thin wall tubes.
Four series of heavy-duty hydraulic oil coolers for mobile and industrial applications are available, including: ULAC with ac motor for industrial use, with maximum cooling capacity up to 400 hp; ULOC cooling system for industrial use, with maximum cooling capacity up to 60 hp; ULDC with dc motor for mobile use, with maximum cooling capacity up to 40 hp; and ULHC with hydraulic motor for mobile and industrial use, with maximum cooling capacity up to 215 hp.
Series of Extractor/Dryers is designed to be used as point-of-use filters that efficiently remove moisture and contaminants to improve and extend the life of pneumatic components. Two-stage filter operates most effectively within 25 ft of the point of use. Each model offers a standard 5-μm rating with lower ratings available. They are rated for flows of 15 to 2000 scfm and pressure ratings to 250 psi.
Clear-VU EZ Connect Filter is an in-line filter for use in most pneumatic, vacuum, and liquid applications. Push-to-connect filter features a clear plastic housing with color coded filter element to indicate micron rating. Push-in connections allow for quick replacement of the disposable filter without having to cut or replace the tubing. They are available in 6-mm and 1⁄4-in.
WB61 tape extension sensors measure strokes to 4 m, yet feature a compact housing. They provide three analog and three digital outputs (SSI, CANopen, CAN, SAE J1939), the option of redundant design, and nonlinearity of ±0.10%. They work best where multiple pulleys are required. Stainless steel measuring tape is not liable to break when using several pulleys, for adherence to strict safety requirements for cranes.
V40M axial piston pump is designed for open-circuits in mobile machines, with displacements of 2.75 in.3/rev. Swash plate design allows for easy fine tuning of flow rate. With a self-priming speed of 2900 rpm, it is suitable for applications that require operating pressures up to 3625 psi but can handle pressures spikes up to 4600 psi. It is connected to the PTO or directly to the motor by an SAE-B flange.