Richard Schneider

Contributing Editor

Contributing Editor, has been affiliated with Hydraulics & Pneumatics for more than 30 years and served as chief editor from 1987 through 2000. He received a BSME from Cornell University and also completed additional courses at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. His diverse background in industry includes ten years with a fluid power distributor and a variety of other professional positions. He has also been active with the National Fluid Power Association and Fluid Power Society.

Air logic controls twin-piston food pump
Air logic-controlled, hydraulically powered twin-piston, positive-displacement food pump is integral part of sausage-stuffing machine. For more than 40 years, Marlen Research Corp., Overland Park, Kans., ...
Pepperoni placement goes high tech
Servo-controlled cylinder has external magnetostrictive piston-position sensor. Peppamatic automatic pepperoni-slicing machine assures complete portion and weight control of topping for pizzas. Valve compartment holds servo, ...
Desiccant breathers help howitzer hydraulics

Military hydraulic applications range from relatively simple locomotion to precise alignments needed to position a gun barrel. As precision increases, the need to maintain a high level of operating integrity grows as well. The reliability of military hydraulic systems is vital not only to soldiers’ ability to perform their missions but also to the very survival. Reducing the rate of contaminant ingression into a hydraulic system is, therefore, of paramount importance.

Air dryer helps make beverage bottles
Production of distinctive Perrier bottles relies on novel air drying system.
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