Fluid Power Talk http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8339/feed en Compact Hybrid Actuation System Targets Renewable-Energy Designs http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs <div class="node-body blog-body">With an eye toward the renewable-energy sector, Parker Hannifin Corp. unveiled a hybrid actuation system (HAS) comprised of hydraulic and electromechanical actuators for precise control and holding power. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs#comments News Fluid Power Talk Tue, 03 May 2016 18:32:00 +0000 38121 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Study Summarizes Challenges and Best Practices of B2B Marketing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Recently, a &quot;State of Digital Commerce Report,&quot; conducted by <strong><a href="http://www.cloudcraze.com/" target="_blank">Cloudcraze</a></strong>, revealed that almost half of manufacturers say ecommerce will be their primary channel for receiving customer orders by 2020. Manufacturers realize that customers are looking for the same experience from the business-to-business (B2B) brands as they are receiving in their personal lives with business-to-consumer (B2C) brands.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing#comments News Fluid Power Talk Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:41:00 +0000 37571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Little Fun with Fluid Power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you saw our February 2016 issue, it would&#39;ve been hard to miss our first-ever crossword puzzle.</p> <p>But just in case you did miss it, <strong><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/2016.02-Crossword.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></strong> to view a PDF of the puzzle and clues as they appear in the issue.</p> <p>And if you&#39;re ready to view the solution, just scroll down.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power#comments Community Fluid Power Talk Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:57:00 +0000 37241 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Road Resurfacer Practices Environmental Finesse http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When it comes to repairing blacktop, <a href="http://www.bettisasphalt.com/" target="_blank">Bettis Asphalt &amp; Construction</a> is confident in the environmental finesse of its heating-and-milling machines. Unlike heavy trucks used in conventional overlays, the machines recycle 100% of the asphalt. But the company couldn&rsquo;t help but notice the impact of the high-temperature milling process on its hydraulic motors and gearboxes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors News Fluid Power Talk Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:25:00 +0000 36081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Intensive Procedure Helps Ensure Hydraulic-Hose Cleanliness http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A contaminant with a 60-micron diameter&mdash; the size of the smallest grain of pollen&mdash; can cause extensive damage to a hydraulic system. That is why the International Organization for Standardization only allows a mere 5-15 microns of dust in a hydraulic hose interior. IBT Industrial Solutions, manufacturer of customized hydraulic components and systems, follows a six-step process in order to match this standard.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness#comments Hose & Tubing Fluid Power Talk Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:12:00 +0000 34331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic System Designers: Don't Overlook Critical Backpressure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg"><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></a>Lately, I&#39;ve noticed magazine editors who dub themselves as &quot;experts&quot; in the field of fluid power. I know I know more about fluid power than these people, but I certainly do not consider myself an expert.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Fluid Power Talk Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:36:00 +0000 33861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pet-Food Production Perks Up with Pneumatic Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">This PLC-controlled pneumatic-valve system improved a plant’s efficiency, boosting production by up to 35%. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves#comments Pneumatic Valves Fluid Power Talk Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:18:00 +0000 33281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Videos Give Tips on Clutch and Brake Installation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ogura Industrial Corp., manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes since 1983, has ventured into the cyberspace world of videos. Instructional videos from its YouTube channel address installation techniques, important tips, and basic specifications for its products.</p> <p>The video below describes the installation process of Ogura&rsquo;s 8000 Series of mobile clutches for high-torque hydraulic pump applications. Suited for pot haulers and winches on the back of fishing boats, the clutches work with&nbsp;<span data-scayt-word="torques">torques</span>&nbsp;ranging between 200 and 1500 lb-ft.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation#comments Other Components Fluid Power Talk Wed, 27 May 2015 19:32:00 +0000 32681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Learn by Playing with Fischertechnik Pneumatic Kits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits <div class="node-body blog-body">Fischertechnik kits provide instructors with the materials to build operating pneumatic apparatuses as well as a hands-on curriculum, and in the end, young aspiring engineers. They are also used in industry training.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits#comments Air Compressors News Fluid Power Talk Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 31111 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 8th Grade Students have Fun with NFPA Fluid Power Challenge http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota sparks 8th graders' interest in hydraulics and applied engineering.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge#comments Events Fluid Power Talk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:18:00 +0000 30491 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Group picture of the NFPA Challenge award winners; awards for best portfolio, teamwork, design, and overall challenge championship were awarded to&nbsp;John Metcalf Jr. High School 4, John Metcalf Jr. High School 2,&nbsp;Ashby Public Schools, and&nbsp;North Branch 3, respectively.</p> Welcome to three new staff members http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&#39;re starting off the new year on the right foot by adding three editors to our group &mdash; and all com efrom technical backgrounds.</p> <p>Here they are, in no particular order:</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members#comments News Fluid Power Talk Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:43:00 +0000 30451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com White paper discusses processor power and energy efficiency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>AutomationDirect recently released a&nbsp; white paper titled, &ldquo;Processor Power and Energy Efficiency&rdquo;, which explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Modern electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, etc. can be used to perform myriad tasks, including messaging, photos, videos, music, alarms, day planners, GPS and more. The same trend of combining what once required several components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fluid Power Talk Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 28901 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Are You Participating in Manufacturing Day? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On October 3<sup>rd</sup> Manufacturers across America will open their doors to the public in recognition of Manufacturing Day.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day#comments Events Fluid Power Talk Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 28401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How Many Years Ago? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-many-years-ago <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You may have noticed some H&amp;P articles titled 25/50 Years Ago. These are past articles we have pulled from our archives, with information that is either relevant today or has content that we think you readers would find interesting. We hope you like them!</p> <p>Check out our latest entry on <strong><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/25-years-ago-crash-course-clutches" target="_blank">clutches now!</a> </strong></p> </div> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-many-years-ago#comments Fluid Power Talk Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:54:00 +0000 28001 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Midland Metal Introduces App http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/midland-metal-introduces-app <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Midland Metal Mfg released a mobile app. The app allows users to browse Midland Metals entire product catalog, check product availability, and place restocking orders. The app also includes a barcode scanner that allows users to simply scan and submit orders.</p> <p>The app is available for iOS and android.</p> <p><a href="http://www.midlandindustrial.com/index.php" target="_blank"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> for more information on Midland Metal Mfg.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/midland-metal-introduces-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/midland-metal-introduces-app#comments Fittings & Couplings Fluid Power Talk Tue, 27 May 2014 14:07:00 +0000 27001 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com