The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed en A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What&#39;s interesting about maintenance of hydrauli systems is that even though many of the tools and instruments have changed dramatically during my 25+ years on H&amp;P many of the problems and their solutions are still the same.</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/look-hydraulic-hose-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures#comments Maintenance Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:40:00 +0000 29841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Tried & True Ways of Dealing with Air in Hydraulic Fluid http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid <div class="node-body blog-body">Symptoms typical of an aerated hydraulic system plagued the F-104 aircraft for years. Aeration was caused by system components with built-in chambers and passages where free air (bubbles) collected when system fluid was saturated or at rest with no pressure acting on the fluid.</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/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid#comments Aerospace Hydraulic Fluids Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:24:00 +0000 29531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics in the Aftermath of Pearl Harbor http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-aftermath-pearl-harbor <div class="node-body blog-body">Quick action using hydraulics helped right many of the warships damaging in the attack on Pearl Harbor.</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/hydraulics-aftermath-pearl-harbor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-aftermath-pearl-harbor#comments Marine & Offshore Material Handling Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:24:00 +0000 29521 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com No man is an island http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/no-man-island <div class="node-body blog-body">And neither is fluid power. Unless you&#39;re buliding a test bench to evaluate or demonstrate a hydraulic or pneumatic component, every fluid power system is connected to some sort of mechancial system. So even though you may have a collection of smart phone apps for making fluid power calculations, you&#39;ll probably need apps for the mechancial portion of hte machine you&#39;re designing.</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/no-man-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies The Hitch Post Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 28281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com iPhone app is loaded with calculations for hydraulics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/iphone-app-loaded-calculations-hydraulics <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraulic Engineer app, from MultEducator Inc., New Rochelle, N. Y., contains more than 60 formulas used in hydraulics tecnology. The app includes formulas for actuators ,general fluid power applications, hydraulic tubing, pumps, induction motor selection, and vehicle drives. There are also 60 area&nbsp; and 300 conversion formulas.</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/iphone-app-loaded-calculations-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies The Hitch Post Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 27991 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 The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 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 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