Mary C. Gannon

Mary C.
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.

Web Exclusive: Specialized valve helps cap BP oil leak
Everyone knows about the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. But what many don’t know is that hydraulics has played a role in helping to cap the leak in recent weeks.
Web Exclusive — High-pressure accumulators make deep sea drilling safer
By Mary C. Gannon, senior associate editor Deep-sea drilling rigs are going deeper than ever before. For the past three months, the world has been bombarded with stories and images from the Gulf Coast oil spill. The news has put a close ...
Safety valve
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Model 118CSS high-capacity safety valve is an ASME Code Certified, precision machined brass valve with a hard seat. It supports ASME Code applications up to 300 psi and features a stainless steel ball for durability and a ...
Pneumatic cylinders
ISO-6432 air cylinders are available in 12 to 25 mm bores with strokes from 10 to 500 mm. Stainless steel barrel and anodized aluminum end covers ensure long life and corrosion resistance. Standard features include: ...
Mobile filtration cart
Edited By Mary C. Gannon CFC200 unit provides three-stage filtration to 25 gpm. It features a stand-alone 3-hp pump and motor combination and four operating modes — assist helper mode for truck or system using centrifugal oil delivery pump, with ...
Shaft coupling element
Edited By Mary C. Gannon CENTAFLEX series AR flexible coupling features a split through one of its axial aluminum inserts, allowing quick installation of replacement coupling element without disturbing driver and driven components’ mounting alignment. ...
Hydraulic disc brake
Series 520 hydraulic apply caliper disc brake uses a modulated hydraulic pressure source to control brake torque. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally. Linings can be replaced without removing brake. Two ductile iron ...
Blow gun
Edited By Mary C. Gannon Typhoon blow gun is available with 45 bent angle safety tips to get into hard to reach areas. Tip swivels so it can be rotated to desired position and then locked in place. Tips are available as 12-, 24-, 36- and 48-in. ...
Hydraulic, pneumatic servovalves
Edited By Mary C. Gannon R-DDV (rotary-direct drive valve) servovalve features a rotary torque motor that drives a valve spool directly through an eccentric, which is built into the motor shaft. Rotary operation of motor results in linear spool ...
Digital pressure gauge
Edited By Mary C. Gannon The 1000 series digital gauge line now includes vacuum/compound ranges. Standard pressure ranges are available from 0 to 30 psig, to 0 to 10,000 psig. Compound ranges are available from 30/30 through 30/600 psig. Battery ...
Hydraulic hose, tubing make easy work of quarry mining (web exclusive)
High productivity in quarry work is what sets the sturdy HD 900 Termite from B BURG apart from the rest. Reliable hydraulic lines from ContiTech give this machine its strength and power. ...
Hydraulics — it’s a gas
Hydrostatic regenerative braking system is installed for use with compressed natural gas refuse truck.
Pneumatic pressure sensors
Edited By Mary C. Gannon PQ series pressure sensors are designed for pneumatic applications typically found in robotics and material handling. They measure 32 30 42 mm and feature two programmable switching outputs or one switching and one ...
Position cylinder
Edited By Mary C. Gannon PDH position cylinder is available in 2.5 to 5 in. bores and rated to 3000 psi. All sensor components (except electrical connector) are imbedded internally within the cylinder for durability and long field life. Internal ...
Hydraulic motors
Edited By Mary C. Gannon F12 series of 150 cc and 250 cc bent-axis, fixed-displacement motors offer reliable operation at a wide range of speeds and rapid change in velocity thanks to special lightweight pistons and a sturdy timing gear design that ...
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