Fluid Power Talk http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8339/feed H&P is a global fluid power content provider in many areas – print, web, and in-person. Our blogs offer a more casual look at fluid power technology. en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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 Holmbury moves to new digs http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/holmbury-moves-new-digs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Holmbury Inc. has moved to a new custom facility in Eastlake, OH. &nbsp;Serving as their North American distribution hub, the new facility includes:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/holmbury-moves-new-digs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/holmbury-moves-new-digs#comments Fittings & Couplings Fluid Power Talk Thu, 22 May 2014 14:22:00 +0000 26981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Trelleborg's Innovation Competition http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/trelleborgs-innovation-competition <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Trelleborg announces its Innovation Award Competition. The competition is open to any ideas or applications that can further engineering, technology and design solutions for the future. &nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2014/05/01_14_InnoAward.jpeg" style="width: 200px; height: 179px; float: right;" />Applicants can submit ideas for two categories, &ldquo;Products and Technology&rdquo; or &ldquo;Digital Services &amp; Apps&rdquo;. IPads will be awarded to the top two winners of each category.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/trelleborgs-innovation-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/trelleborgs-innovation-competition#comments Other Technologies Fluid Power Talk Thu, 22 May 2014 13:53:00 +0000 26971 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com PHD Inc's Expansion Creates New Job Opportunities http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>PHD, Inc. is expanding their operations in their Huntington, IN facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017. They are investing $4.18 million into their Huntington facility where multi-axis CNC equipment will be installed in the coming weeks with plans to begin insourcing production of CNC-machined parts. PHD currently employs 285 full-time employees, with more than 100 in Huntington. PHD plans to begin hiring CNC machinists and programmers in early May.</p> <p>To view the full press release please <a href="http://www.phdinc.com/aboutus/news/" target="_blank">click here. </a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fluid Power Talk Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:23:00 +0000 26451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com