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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 May 30, 2016

How To Avoid Hydraulic Troubleshooting Mistakes

Troubleshooting hydraulic systems can be a complex exercise. It involves a lot of science and sometimes, a bit of art. Incorrect diagnosis prolongs downtime and can result in the unnecessary repair or replacement of serviceable components. To avoid these costly mistakes, a logical approach based on sound troubleshooting principles is....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 The Hitch Post May 17, 2016

Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves

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....More

Ricardo Solorzano

Ricardo es un Ingeniero Mecánico Venezolano, egresado de la Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) ubicada en Caracas y cuenta además con una Maestría en Administración de Empresas (MBA) de la universidad de Clemson en Clemson, SC EE.UU. Empezó su ‘jornada...

Principios Ingenieriles Básicos - Circuitos de Presión

Cuando se utilizan válvulas direccionales con centro tándem o abierto en circuitos que requieren de presión piloto para accionar las válvulas, tiene que haber una manera de mantener la presión cuando las mismas están en la posición central. Uno de los métodos consiste en instalar....More
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