Mary C. Gannon

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
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
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, ...
Diaphragm pressure transducer
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Model FT29XX amplified pressure transducer features an all-welded stainless steel design with a standard NPT male process connection combined with a flush diaphragm. It offers internal signal conditioning. It has an ...
Hose crimping swager
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Tubomatic S77 swager crimps hoses into tight and articulate curves through the use of a frontal rift. It can crimp flexible hydraulic hoses up to 1 1/4 in. diameter. Electronic control allows for management of all working ...
Hall-effect sensor
Edited By Mary C. Gannon New 2-channel differential Hall-effect sensor offers simultaneous detection of rotational speed and rotation direction. It features a M12 x 1 housing and M12 connector integrated into sensor housing. It is 70 mm long and ...
Differential pressure gauges
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Ashcroft 1130 series d/p gauges offer a choice of dial sizes from 2 to 6 in., and pressure ranges from 0.6 In H2Od through 150 psid. Optional switch feature makes them versatile for nearly any installation. Several case ...
CCEFP researchers recognized
Edited by Mary C. Gannon, Senior associate editor University of Minnesota Professor Perry Li, CCEFP Deputy Co-Director, has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a “Novel Compressed Air Approach for ...
Pilot-operated regulator
Edited By Mary C. Gannon High-relief, pilot-operated regulator for high-flow applications consistently maintains optimal system pressure. Available in 1/4 to 1 1/4 in. port sizes, it is in-line mounted. Its diaphragm design handles a maximum inlet ...
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