Mary C. Gannon

Associate Editor
Penton Media

Mary joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 2005. She graduated from Boston University’s
College of Communication in 1998 with a BA in Journalism. She began her career as a business reporter at a daily newspaper in Greater Cleveland. Prior to joining the H&P staff, she worked in public relations.

Articles by Mary C. Gannon
Rod locks
By Mary C. Gannon, Senior Associate Editor Generation 2 RLSS series rod locks are spring engaged and air released, to deliver holding forces to 5000 lb with low backlash. Optional magnetic inductive sensor can improve overall machine safety by ...
CCEFP features high-efficiency excavator
A high efficiency excavator, one of four test beds being developed through the research program of the National Science Foundation-funded Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power ...
Pneumatic quick-acting couplings
By Mary C. Gannon, Senior Associate Editor Dry break quick-acting couplings connect without leakage or fluid spray. A double shut-off version (both internal and external ends) seals during connection and disconnection. They are designed for ...
Caliper disc brake
Series 520 hydraulically applied caliper disc brake for on- and off-highway equipment braking uses a modulated hydraulic pressure source, such as a master cylinder, to control brake torque. It can be ...
Pneumatic cylinders
By Mary C. Gannon, Senior Associate Editor NITRA pneumatic product line has been expanded to include a series of compact stainless steel round body cylinders. C-series cylinders feature type 304 stainless steel bodies with anodized aluminum alloy ...
Education abounds at IFPE
A vast array of technical training opportunities are available at IFPE.
Vacuum pads grip on corners and edges
Schmalz’s SAOK vacuum suction pads provide a tight grip on metal surfaces without actually touching the surfaces. Handling structural sheet metal, especially that with oily surfaces, ...
Hydraulic hybrid fleets hit the streets
Hydraulic hybrid system providers gear up for growth as vehicle manufacturers take advantage of the fuel and maintenance savings offered by hybrid designs.
Web Exclusive: Look at the big picture to create neat and clean working machines
Edited by Mary C. Gannon, Senior associate editor As they face new challenges and legal requirements, makers of mobile equipment must be concerned particularly with four major things: energy, the environment, costs and functionality. On the one ...
Pneumatic cylinders
Edited By Mary C. Gannon TAS series pneumatic cylinders offer reliability in heavy-duty industrial operations. They are rated for 250 psi air and 400 psi hydraulic (with TH option) in bore sizes 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3.25, 4, 5, 6 and 8 in. Standard features ...
Air filters
Edited By Mary C. Gannon NITRA AF series particulate and moisture separation air filters are available with 1/8 to 1 in. NPT female port sizes and either a semi-automatic or automatic drain. Polycarbonate bowls are standard on 1/8 to 1/2 in. sizes; ...
Rod locks
Edited By Mary C. Gannon RLSS series rod locks combine strong holding capabilities with low backlash for linear motion control where high accuracy is required. Spring-engaged, air-released series — available in ISO and NFPA sizes — features a wide ...
Pneumatic mini slide
Edited By Mary C. Gannon DGSL ultraprecise slide is used for positioning or as a pick-and-place system. It features an integrated bearing system with 0.01-mm accuracy, linearity, and parallelism. Eight sizes are offered from 4 to 20-mm diameter, ...
Making the connection
Quick-acting couplings improve productivity in hydraulic systems that require frequent connections and disconnections.
Planetary gearboxes
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Planetary gearboxes come in sizes from 800 to 2.1 million lb-ft output torque. Modular construction has inputs for SAE and NEMA mounting or adapters for any hydraulic or electric motor. Available output shafts include SAE, ...
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