The Hitch Post Observations about fluid power and other technologies, technical writing, and unrelated topics en Double-Indemnity Insurance for Your Pump <div class="node-body blog-body">Perhaps a compromise can be reached when it comes to the argument of whether or not to use a suction strainer—incorporate a bypass.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0000 41831 at Fewer Hydraulic Connections Means Fewer Problems <div class="node-body blog-body">Starting with a problem of excessive oil leakage, a large automotive engine plant is systematically "revitalizing" its hydraulically actuated production machine circuits to "outlaw" oil waste, maintain designed system pressures and machine efficiencies, and to simplify systematic maintenance.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Fittings & Couplings Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:35:00 +0000 41661 at In the Driver’s Seat <div class="node-body blog-body">All the shows we cover deal with fluid power in some size, shape, or form. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Fluids Waste Management News The Hitch Post Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:05:00 +0000 41201 at Really! A Pneumatic Airplane? <div class="node-body blog-body">A reader in Germany recently contacted me to see if I could provide a copy of an article from 1959 on servovalves. I told him I'd be happy to fulfill his request on one condition...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerospace Pneumatic Valves The Hitch Post Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 40891 at Do You Serve the Packaging Industry? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>InterOcean Advisors LLC is an investment bank that provides merger, acquisition, and capital-raising advisory services to manufacturing companies. Periodically they publish marketing and financial reports that I think would be of interest to people involve in the industry the reports are written about.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging The Hitch Post Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:59:00 +0000 40871 at No Matter What, MINExpo is the Place To Be <div class="node-body blog-body">Held only once every four years, the MINExpo conference in Las Vegas will bring together more than 70 companies promoting fluid power products and services for mining equipment. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Events The Hitch Post Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:57:00 +0000 40191 at FREE Webinar Aids Design of Compact Track Loader Drives <div class="node-body blog-body"><p align="left" class="style3" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">Time is running out to sign up for a free webinar on drive selection for compact track loaders.The compact track loader (CTL) market has been growing fast thanks to the machine&#39;s versatility and high performance. As these machines move towards higher speeds and horsepower, which motor design reigns supreme?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:33:00 +0000 39291 at ¿Comprende Hidráulica y Neumática en Español? <div class="node-body blog-body">“Do you understand hydraulics and pneumatics in Spanish?” Ricardo Solórzano's blog brings the world of fluid power to the Spanish-speaking population.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community The Hitch Post Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:19:00 +0000 39071 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies The Hitch Post Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:42:00 +0000 38961 at A Snapshot of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Community The Hitch Post Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:31:00 +0000 38771 at