Fluid Power Talk http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8339/feed H&P is a global fluid power content provider in many areas – print, web, and in-person. Our blogs offer a more casual look at fluid power technology. en AEM Releases June, Midyear Tractor and Combine Report http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/aem-releases-june-midyear-tractor-and-combine-report <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>AEM, a trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers released a report in June showing high sales for tractors under 40 HP, while the sales of larger tractors and combines continue to lag.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/aem-releases-june-midyear-tractor-and-combine-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/aem-releases-june-midyear-tractor-and-combine-report#comments Agricultural News Fluid Power Talk Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:15:00 +0000 39401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Video Shows How to Collect an Oil Sample http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/video-shows-how-collect-oil-sample <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraquip’s newest video on its YouTube channel describes best practices for taking accurate oil samples when testing contamination levels and composition. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/video-shows-how-collect-oil-sample" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/video-shows-how-collect-oil-sample#comments News Fluid Power Talk Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:31:00 +0000 39321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Compact Hybrid Actuation System Targets Renewable-Energy Designs http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs <div class="node-body blog-body">With an eye toward the renewable-energy sector, Parker Hannifin Corp. unveiled a hybrid actuation system (HAS) comprised of hydraulic and electromechanical actuators for precise control and holding power. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/compact-hybrid-actuation-system-targets-renewable-energy-designs#comments News Fluid Power Talk Tue, 03 May 2016 18:32:00 +0000 38121 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Study Summarizes Challenges and Best Practices of B2B Marketing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Recently, a &quot;State of Digital Commerce Report,&quot; conducted by <strong><a href="http://www.cloudcraze.com/" target="_blank">Cloudcraze</a></strong>, revealed that almost half of manufacturers say ecommerce will be their primary channel for receiving customer orders by 2020. Manufacturers realize that customers are looking for the same experience from the business-to-business (B2B) brands as they are receiving in their personal lives with business-to-consumer (B2C) brands.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/study-summarizes-challenges-and-best-practices-b2b-marketing#comments News Fluid Power Talk Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:41:00 +0000 37571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Little Fun with Fluid Power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you saw our February 2016 issue, it would&#39;ve been hard to miss our first-ever crossword puzzle.</p> <p>But just in case you did miss it, <strong><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/2016.02-Crossword.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></strong> to view a PDF of the puzzle and clues as they appear in the issue.</p> <p>And if you&#39;re ready to view the solution, just scroll down.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/little-fun-fluid-power#comments Community Fluid Power Talk Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:57:00 +0000 37241 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Road Resurfacer Practices Environmental Finesse http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When it comes to repairing blacktop, <a href="http://www.bettisasphalt.com/" target="_blank">Bettis Asphalt &amp; Construction</a> is confident in the environmental finesse of its heating-and-milling machines. Unlike heavy trucks used in conventional overlays, the machines recycle 100% of the asphalt. But the company couldn&rsquo;t help but notice the impact of the high-temperature milling process on its hydraulic motors and gearboxes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/road-resurfacer-practices-environmental-finesse#comments Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors News Fluid Power Talk Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:25:00 +0000 36081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Intensive Procedure Helps Ensure Hydraulic-Hose Cleanliness http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A contaminant with a 60-micron diameter&mdash; the size of the smallest grain of pollen&mdash; can cause extensive damage to a hydraulic system. That is why the International Organization for Standardization only allows a mere 5-15 microns of dust in a hydraulic hose interior. IBT Industrial Solutions, manufacturer of customized hydraulic components and systems, follows a six-step process in order to match this standard.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/intensive-procedure-helps-ensure-hydraulic-hose-cleanliness#comments Hose & Tubing Fluid Power Talk Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:12:00 +0000 34331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic System Designers: Don't Overlook Critical Backpressure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg"><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></a>Lately, I&#39;ve noticed magazine editors who dub themselves as &quot;experts&quot; in the field of fluid power. I know I know more about fluid power than these people, but I certainly do not consider myself an expert.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Fluid Power Talk Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:36:00 +0000 33861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pet-Food Production Perks Up with Pneumatic Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">This PLC-controlled pneumatic-valve system improved a plant’s efficiency, boosting production by up to 35%. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pet-food-production-perks-pneumatic-valves#comments Pneumatic Valves Fluid Power Talk Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:18:00 +0000 33281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Videos Give Tips on Clutch and Brake Installation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ogura Industrial Corp., manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes since 1983, has ventured into the cyberspace world of videos. Instructional videos from its YouTube channel address installation techniques, important tips, and basic specifications for its products.</p> <p>The video below describes the installation process of Ogura&rsquo;s 8000 Series of mobile clutches for high-torque hydraulic pump applications. Suited for pot haulers and winches on the back of fishing boats, the clutches work with&nbsp;<span data-scayt-word="torques">torques</span>&nbsp;ranging between 200 and 1500 lb-ft.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/videos-give-tips-clutch-and-brake-installation#comments Other Components Fluid Power Talk Wed, 27 May 2015 19:32:00 +0000 32681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com