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 High-Temp-Resistant Milling Machines Help Save the Environment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/high-temp-resistant-milling-machines-help-save-environment <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/high-temp-resistant-milling-machines-help-save-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/high-temp-resistant-milling-machines-help-save-environment#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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></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 Learn by Playing with Fischertechnik Pneumatic Kits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits <div class="node-body blog-body">Fischertechnik kits provide instructors with the materials to build operating pneumatic apparatuses as well as a hands-on curriculum, and in the end, young aspiring engineers. They are also used in industry training.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learn-playing-fischertechnik-pneumatic-kits#comments Air Compressors News Fluid Power Talk Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 31111 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 8th Grade Students have Fun with NFPA Fluid Power Challenge http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge <div class="node-body blog-body">NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota sparks 8th graders' interest in hydraulics and applied engineering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8th-grade-students-have-fun-nfpa-fluid-power-challenge#comments Events Fluid Power Talk Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:18:00 +0000 30491 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Group picture of the NFPA Challenge award winners; awards for best portfolio, teamwork, design, and overall challenge championship were awarded to&nbsp;John Metcalf Jr. High School 4, John Metcalf Jr. High School 2,&nbsp;Ashby Public Schools, and&nbsp;North Branch 3, respectively.</p> Welcome to three new staff members http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&#39;re starting off the new year on the right foot by adding three editors to our group &mdash; and all com efrom technical backgrounds.</p> <p>Here they are, in no particular order:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/welcome-three-new-staff-members#comments News Fluid Power Talk Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:43:00 +0000 30451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com White paper discusses processor power and energy efficiency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>AutomationDirect recently released a&nbsp; white paper titled, &ldquo;Processor Power and Energy Efficiency&rdquo;, which explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Modern electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, etc. can be used to perform myriad tasks, including messaging, photos, videos, music, alarms, day planners, GPS and more. The same trend of combining what once required several components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fluid Power Talk Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 28901 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Are You Participating in Manufacturing Day? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On October 3<sup>rd</sup> Manufacturers across America will open their doors to the public in recognition of Manufacturing Day.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-participating-manufacturing-day#comments Events Fluid Power Talk Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:49:00 +0000 28401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com