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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 Dec 05, 2016

Hydrostatic Transmissions: Making Sense Of Case Drain Flow - Part 3

In response to my previous posts on hydrostatic transmissions, some members were still confused about the influence of the charge pump when determining case drain leakage from a hydrostatic transmission....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...

Nov 22, 2016

Really! A Pneumatic Airplane?

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'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....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...

Principios Ingenieriles Básicos: Circuitos Regenerativos

Los circuitos regenerativos permiten aprovechar el flujo de un lado del actuador al otro. Al hacer esto, logramos obtener mayor velocidad en etapas de desplazamiento muerto del ciclo, es decir, cuando no se efectúa trabajo. A continuación les presentamos los circuitos regenerativos más comunes: Circuito 1....More
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