The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed Observations about fluid power and other technologies, technical writing, and unrelated topics en Really! A Pneumatic Airplane? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/really-pneumatic-airplane <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><em>A reader in Germany recently contacted me to see if I could provide a copy of an article from 1959 on servovlaves. I told him I&#39;d be happy to fulfill his request on one condition: Why on earth did he want a mearly 60 year old article on servovalves? He explained that he was working on his masters thesis on servovalves and needed a comprehensive example of what was available in the 50s to show how far we&#39;ve come today. And it&#39;s a great article: 12 pages. </em></p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/really-pneumatic-airplane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/really-pneumatic-airplane#comments Aerospace Pneumatic Valves The Hitch Post Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 40891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Do You Serve the Packaging Industry? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/do-you-serve-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/do-you-serve-packaging-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/do-you-serve-packaging-industry#comments Packaging The Hitch Post Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:59:00 +0000 40871 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com No Matter What, MINExpo is the Place To Be http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/no-matter-what-minexpo-place-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/no-matter-what-minexpo-place-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/no-matter-what-minexpo-place-be#comments Mining Events The Hitch Post Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:57:00 +0000 40191 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com FREE Webinar Aids Design of Compact Track Loader Drives http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-webinar-aids-design-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-webinar-aids-design-compact-track-loader-drives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-webinar-aids-design-compact-track-loader-drives#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:33:00 +0000 39291 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com ¿Comprende Hidráulica y Neumática en Español? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/comprende-hidr-ulica-y-neum-tica-en-espa-ol <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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/comprende-hidr-ulica-y-neum-tica-en-espa-ol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/comprende-hidr-ulica-y-neum-tica-en-espa-ol#comments Community The Hitch Post Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:19:00 +0000 39071 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 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