The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed en Hydraulics Places Pizza Pepperoni http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Blog.jpg" style="width: 266px; height: 254px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" />Most of us have popped a frozen pizza into a conventional or microwave oven in an effort to satisfy the munchies. But I doubt any of us ever thought of how hydraulics probably played in role in the making of frozen pizza.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-places-pizza-pepperoni#comments The Hitch Post Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:10:00 +0000 38021 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Another Oldie but Goodie: Improved Hose Routing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/another-oldie-goodie-improved-hose-routing#comments Construction Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 37771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An Oldie but a Goodie: PID Control for Dummies Like Me http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:41:00 +0000 37581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Perfect Timing for Fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We&#39;re starting to put the March issue together, and one of our feature articles will address hydraulic fittings. More specifically, the topic is hydraulic flanges. It&#39;s written by Tim Abrams, of <strong><a href="http://www.anchorfluidpower.com" target="_blank">Anchor Fluid Power</a></strong>, and it delves deeply into the nuances of hydraulic flanges.</p> <p>Of course, fittings are generally thought of as connections that screw together, whereas flanges are held together by the tension of screws or bolts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perfect-timing-fittings#comments Fittings & Couplings The Hitch Post Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:24:00 +0000 36471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Stainless Steel isn't Just Stainless Steel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Read this informative article by <a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/comparing-stainless-steel-and-other-metals?code=UM_Classics011a&amp;utm_rid=CPG05000003742421&amp;utm_campaign=4653&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;elq2=f1c47cc50b0e4f0a859b98525556277f" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/stainless-steel-isnt-just-stainless-steel#comments Other Components The Hitch Post Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:50:00 +0000 35591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Looking to Find Good Candidates to Hire? Learn How to Write Effective Job Postings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings <div class="node-body blog-body">Launch your search for quality entry level employees armed with a well-crafted job description to attract candidates that will match your need. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/looking-find-good-candidates-hire-learn-how-write-effective-job-postings#comments The Hitch Post Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:29:00 +0000 35481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Batteries for Wireless Sensors Deserve Some Thought http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Wireless sensors are no longer a novelty, but they haven't found widespread use in most fluid-power applications, either. Most wireless sensors are used primarily for applications where they are difficult to access. Another big advantage of wireless devices is potentially higher reliability, because wired connectors cannot corrode, break, or work themselves loose if there are none.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +0000 35151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Did You See the Whole Story? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story <div class="node-body blog-body">We published our first-ever reader Salary Survey last month. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/did-you-see-whole-story#comments The Hitch Post Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:14:00 +0000 35001 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Tagout http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout <div class="node-body blog-body">Lockout/tagout is a term most plant and maintenance people are familiar with. Nothing is foolproof, but these procedures have certainly prevented thousands of accidents through the years. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/perils-do-it-yourself-tagout#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:28:00 +0000 34601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Latest Servohydraulic Design Guide is Free for the Asking http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><em><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/image_designguide_3d.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 321px; float: right; margin-left: 2px; margin-right: 2px;" />Practical Design for Fluid Power Motion Control</em>, by Peter Nachtwey, is the latest hydraulic design guide just published by <a href="http://www.deltamotion.com" target="_blank">Delta Computer Systems</a>, Battle Ground, Wash.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/latest-servohydraulic-design-guide-free-asking#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:28:00 +0000 34391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com What You Don’t Know Can Kill You—or Someone Else! http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else <div class="node-body blog-body">This simplicity of hydraulics can be a problem because people with no professional training can—and often do—work on hydraulic systems. They may develop a false sense of confidence after replacing a valve, pump, or other component without incident. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/what-you-don-t-know-can-kill-you-or-someone-else#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Tue, 08 Sep 2015 20:26:00 +0000 34091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bulk Modulus for Dummies http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/bulk-modulus-dummies <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I was in high school when Vincent Magorien wrote what I consider to be the definitive treatise on bulk modulus. That was way back in 1969. But like gravity, bulk modulus is one of those fundamentals that has not and will not change &mdash; except maybe in science fiction.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/bulk-modulus-dummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/bulk-modulus-dummies#comments Hydraulic Fluids The Hitch Post Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:35:00 +0000 33871 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Sweet Spot for Hydraulic Hybrids http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I met with officials of Lightning Hybrids at the Work Truck Show, held earlier this year in Indianapolis. Lightning Hybrids held a press conference and allowed show attendees to test drive a delivery truck equipped with a hybrid hydraulic drive. It was fun and interesting to drive the vehicle, but a conversation with company officials clarified some points I had pondered about hydraulic hybrids.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/sweet-spot-hydraulic-hybrids#comments Rail, Truck & Bus The Hitch Post Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:10:00 +0000 33331 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Of Airplanes and Hydraulic Oil http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/airplanes-and-hydraulic-oil <div class="node-body blog-body">This is the second month in a row where I feel compelled to pay tribute to someone important to the fluid power industry who has died. Ned Stull retired from Hydraulics & Pneumatics as executive editor in May 1993 and passed away June 8. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Ned for only six years, but he made huge contributions to our coverage of hydraulics in the aerospace industry for more than 20 years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/airplanes-and-hydraulic-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/airplanes-and-hydraulic-oil#comments Hydraulic Fluids News The Hitch Post Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:13:00 +0000 33201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to Design Stable Closed-Loop Circuits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Robert Burton was an expert in electrohydraulic servo system design for more than 40 years. He contributed articles to <em>Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics</em> during the 1990s, and our September 1996 issue contains an in-depth article explaining electrohydraulic closed-loop control without of the complicated math that&#39;s often a part of tutorial material.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:35:00 +0000 33141 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com