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Brendan Casey

Brendan Casey is a war-weary and battle-scarred veteran of the hydraulics industry. He's the author of The Hydraulic Troubleshooting Handbook, Insider Secrets to Hydraulics, Preventing Hydraulic Failures, The Definitive Guide to Hydraulic Troubleshooting...

in Hydraulics At Work Jan 26, 2015

How A Small Omission Can Result In A BIG Hydraulics Maintenance Disaster

It was crystal clear to me the hydraulic pumps had failed as a result of inadequate lubrication. Further, this lubrication failure was a result of improper commissioning. In short, the pump housings hadn't been bled of air and therefore, were not completely full of oil prior to start-up. The worst thing about this from my point of view....More

Alan Hitchcox

Alan joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 1987 with experience as a technical magazine editor and in industrial sales. He graduated with a BS in engineering technology from Franklin University and has also worked as a mechanic and service coordinator. He has taken technical courses in fluid...

in Fluid Power Talk Jan 26, 2015

Welcome to three new staff members

We're starting off the new year on the right foot by adding three editors to our group — and all com efrom technical backgrounds. Here they are, in no particular order:....More
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