The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed en Visitors bring us a scoop on pressure transducers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers <div class="node-body blog-body">Highly visible LED display and Bluetooth capability make pressure monitoring easier than ever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers#comments Controls & Instrumentation News The Hitch Post Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27511 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Impact of the Model T Ford http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/impact-model-t-ford <div class="node-body blog-body">Some great footage of the making and impact of the Model T Ford.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/impact-model-t-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/impact-model-t-ford#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Learning from troubleshooting http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting <div class="node-body blog-body">If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fluid Power Talk The Hitch Post Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Professionals' Day is coming http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming <div class="node-body blog-body">Fluid Power Professionals' Day? Why not?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Heading to an amusement park this summer? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you plan on going to an amusement park this year, you may find our coverage of hydraulics and pneumatics technology at theme parks of interests.</p> <p>Some of the attractions described are no longer in service, but, then again, many of them are alive and well:</p> <p><a href="/entertainment/fluid-power-provides-thrills-and-mystery" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read about Millennium Force and Power Tower at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer#comments Entertainment The Hitch Post Mon, 12 May 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com There's more than one way to synchronize cylinder motion http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some simple ways to synchronize motion of multiple cylinders without using electronic controls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion#comments The Hitch Post Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Got varnish? We have answers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/got-varnish-we-have-answers <div class="node-body blog-body">Many of today's hydraulic systems contain insoluble contaminants, which are too small to be trapped by filters — and too small to be detected by particle counting. This varnish formation is a serious problem that degrades system operation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/got-varnish-we-have-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/got-varnish-we-have-answers#comments Hydraulic Filters Hydraulic Fluids The Hitch Post Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Company proves it really does value its employees http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Are employees a company's most valuable resource? Here's one company that says yes, definitely, by putting its money where its mouth is.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees#comments News The Hitch Post Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:19:00 +0000 25841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ever heard of ideal cushioning? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning <div class="node-body blog-body">You shouldn't expect maximum cycle rates from your air cylinders if they aren't achieving ideal cushioning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning#comments The Hitch Post Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:40:00 +0000 25401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 2014-2015 Fluid Power Handbook & Directory now available http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/12/FPHD1.png" style="width: 200px; height: 276px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" />The 2014-2015 edition of the <strong><em>Fluid Power Handbook &amp; Directory</em></strong> is now available in print and in digial formats. You can order the print edition from our H&amp;P Bookstore, or read the digital edition for free by <strong><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-handbook#1" target="_blank">clicking here</a></strong>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available#comments The Hitch Post Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:40:00 +0000 24771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An air car? No way. A hybrid air car? Maybe. http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> New hybrid technology for cars combines compressed air with a gasoline engine — sounds like it could be a winning combination.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe#comments Air Compressors Other Industries The Hitch Post Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:31:00 +0000 24721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to troubleshoot hydraulics using an infrared heat detector http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> You can use an infrared heat detecting gun to troubleshoot a hydraulic system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:29:00 +0000 24221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Pressure-compensated flow control valves maintain a constant fluid flow through a variable orifice in the valve. The valve’s compensator spool will move toward an open or closed position in response to work-load changes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 11: Pressure-reducing Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Pressure-reducing valves are normally open, 2-way valves that allow system pressure fluid to flow through them until a set pressure is reached downstream. They then shift to throttle flow into the branch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-11-pressure-reducing-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 10: Sequence Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-10-sequence-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Sequence valves control fluid flow to primary and secondary circuits and perform two functions. First, they program the order (sequence) in which certain actions take place. Second, they maintain a minimum predetermined pressure in a system’s primary line while preset events occur in the secondary circuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-10-sequence-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-10-sequence-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com