Tom Nash

Product Manager - Fluid Power Products,
Applied Industrial Technologies Inc.

Tom Nash has more than 20 years of technical, sales, and managerial experience in the fluid power industry. Call him at (216) 426-4257, email, or visit

Lessons learned — the hard way

At a customer’s facility they used a long hydraulic cylinder in a track in the floor to move a small rail car into an oven. The maintenance manager was tired of installing rebuilt cylinders only to find they leaked, so he decided to test one before he installed it. He hooked it to a large flow power unit in the maintenance shop. The long stroke, large diameter rod began to accelerate to near warp speed. When it reached the end of the stroke, the end cap didn’t have a chance of holding.

Carefully review hydraulic gearbox instructions for proper operation
Carefully review hydraulic gearbox instructions for proper operation Appeared in print as "Lessons learned - the hard way: Pointing fingers" By Tom Nash, Applied Industrial Technologies Pointing fingers A machine shop had been commissioned to ...
Lessons learned — the hard way ... Turn it off!
After trying to help troubleshoot a hydraulic system over the phone, I decided it may be best to make an on-site visit. I was met in the lobby by the plant manager who stated his guys had been ...
Going from disco to dynamic in your plant operations
Updating to new, dynamic technology from something designed 30 years ago can yield a number of benefits.
FILTRATION: It's the little things that get you
Controlling contamination is essential for any successful fluid power system — but do you know where your dirt is coming from?
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