The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed en FREE Software Helps You Draw Fluid Power Schematics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of the most frequent inquiries that comes my way is where to find inexpensive software for drawing hydraulic and pneumatic schematics. I&#39;ve seen many good ones come and go through the years, and it&#39;s hard to keep track of what&#39;s currently available.</p> <p>Some programs have some fantastic features. Unfortunately, they are accompanied by fantastic price tags. Most of this high-end software has simulation capabilities, which most people don&#39;t need, and they don&#39;t want to pay for something they don&#39;t need.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics#comments Other Technologies The Hitch Post Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:42:00 +0000 38961 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Snapshot of Social Media http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body">From its start with AOL and CompuServe to today's LinkedIn and Facebook, what twists and turns will social media now take with the onset of the Internet of Things?</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media#comments Community The Hitch Post Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:31:00 +0000 38771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Hydraulics and pneumatics technologies are two widely accepted methods of power transmission. Hydraulics is most often used for its ability to move heavy loads with highly controlled motion. Pneumatics, ont the other hand, is more often associated with applications with lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 17 May 2016 20:17:00 +0000 38441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com My Kind of Opinion Polls http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls <div class="node-body blog-body">As the presidential election draws closer, it makes me think of the important trends revealed from the polls and surveys we conduct at Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls#comments Community The Hitch Post Mon, 09 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 38291 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics Places Pizza Pepperoni http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Blog.jpg" style="width: 266px; height: 254px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" />Most of us have popped a frozen pizza into a conventional or microwave oven in an effort to satisfy the munchies. But I doubt any of us ever thought of how hydraulics probably played in role in the making of frozen pizza.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni#comments The Hitch Post Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:10:00 +0000 38021 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Another Oldie but Goodie: Improved Hose Routing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing#comments Construction Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 37771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An Oldie but a Goodie: PID Control for Dummies Like Me http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:41:00 +0000 37581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Perfect Timing for Fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&#39;re starting to put the March issue together, and one of our feature articles will address hydraulic fittings. More specifically, the topic is hydraulic flanges. It&#39;s written by Tim Abrams, of <strong><a href="http://www.anchorfluidpower.com" target="_blank">Anchor Fluid Power</a></strong>, and it delves deeply into the nuances of hydraulic flanges.</p> <p>Of course, fittings are generally thought of as connections that screw together, whereas flanges are held together by the tension of screws or bolts.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings#comments Fittings & Couplings The Hitch Post Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:24:00 +0000 36471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Stainless Steel isn't Just Stainless Steel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Read this informative article by <a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/comparing-stainless-steel-and-other-metals?code=UM_Classics011a&amp;utm_rid=CPG05000003742421&amp;utm_campaign=4653&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;elq2=f1c47cc50b0e4f0a859b98525556277f" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel#comments Other Components The Hitch Post Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:50:00 +0000 35591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Looking to Find Good Candidates to Hire? Learn How to Write Effective Job Postings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings <div class="node-body blog-body">Launch your search for quality entry level employees armed with a well-crafted job description to attract candidates that will match your need. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings#comments The Hitch Post Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:29:00 +0000 35481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Batteries for Wireless Sensors Deserve Some Thought http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Wireless sensors are no longer a novelty, but they haven't found widespread use in most fluid-power applications, either. Most wireless sensors are used primarily for applications where they are difficult to access. Another big advantage of wireless devices is potentially higher reliability, because wired connectors cannot corrode, break, or work themselves loose if there are none.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +0000 35151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Did You See the Whole Story? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story <div class="node-body blog-body">We published our first-ever reader Salary Survey last month. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in it.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story#comments The Hitch Post Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:14:00 +0000 35001 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Tagout http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockout/tagout is a term most plant and maintenance people are familiar with. Nothing is foolproof, but these procedures have certainly prevented thousands of accidents through the years. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:28:00 +0000 34601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Latest Servohydraulic Design Guide is Free for the Asking http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/image_designguide_3d.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 321px; float: right; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" />Practical Design for Fluid Power Motion Control</em>, by Peter Nachtwey, is the latest hydraulic design guide just published by <a href="http://www.deltamotion.com" target="_blank">Delta Computer Systems</a>, Battle Ground, Wash.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:28:00 +0000 34391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com What You Don’t Know Can Kill You—or Someone Else! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else <div class="node-body blog-body">This simplicity of hydraulics can be a problem because people with no professional training can—and often do—work on hydraulic systems. They may develop a false sense of confidence after replacing a valve, pump, or other component without incident. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:26:00 +0000 34091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com