The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed en No man is an island http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/no-man-island <div class="node-body blog-body">And neither is fluid power. Unless you&#39;re buliding a test bench to evaluate or demonstrate a hydraulic or pneumatic component, every fluid power system is connected to some sort of mechancial system. So even though you may have a collection of smart phone apps for making fluid power calculations, you&#39;ll probably need apps for the mechancial portion of hte machine you&#39;re designing.</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/no-man-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies The Hitch Post Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 28281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com iPhone app is loaded with calculations for hydraulics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/iphone-app-loaded-calculations-hydraulics <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraulic Engineer app, from MultEducator Inc., New Rochelle, N. Y., contains more than 60 formulas used in hydraulics tecnology. The app includes formulas for actuators ,general fluid power applications, hydraulic tubing, pumps, induction motor selection, and vehicle drives. There are also 60 area&nbsp; and 300 conversion formulas.</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/iphone-app-loaded-calculations-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies The Hitch Post Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 27991 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Learning from troubleshooting http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting <div class="node-body blog-body">If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this.</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/learning-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Visitors bring us a scoop on pressure transducers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers <div class="node-body blog-body">Highly visible LED display and Bluetooth capability make pressure monitoring easier than ever.</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/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/visitors-bring-us-scoop-pressure-transducers#comments Controls & Instrumentation News The Hitch Post Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27511 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Impact of the Model T Ford http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/impact-model-t-ford <div class="node-body blog-body">Some great footage of the making and impact of the Model T Ford.</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/impact-model-t-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/impact-model-t-ford#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Professionals' Day is coming http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming <div class="node-body blog-body">Fluid Power Professionals' Day? Why not?</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/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-professionals-day-coming#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Heading to an amusement park this summer? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you plan on going to an amusement park this year, you may find our coverage of hydraulics and pneumatics technology at theme parks of interests.</p> <p>Some of the attractions described are no longer in service, but, then again, many of them are alive and well:</p> <p><a href="/entertainment/fluid-power-provides-thrills-and-mystery" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read about Millennium Force and Power Tower at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio.</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/heading-amusement-park-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer#comments Entertainment The Hitch Post Mon, 12 May 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com There's more than one way to synchronize cylinder motion http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some simple ways to synchronize motion of multiple cylinders without using electronic controls.</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/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-more-one-way-synchronize-cylinder-motion#comments The Hitch Post Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Got varnish? We have answers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/got-varnish-we-have-answers <div class="node-body blog-body">Many of today's hydraulic systems contain insoluble contaminants, which are too small to be trapped by filters — and too small to be detected by particle counting. This varnish formation is a serious problem that degrades system operation. </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/got-varnish-we-have-answers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/got-varnish-we-have-answers#comments Hydraulic Filters Hydraulic Fluids The Hitch Post Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Company proves it really does value its employees http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Are employees a company's most valuable resource? Here's one company that says yes, definitely, by putting its money where its mouth is.</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/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/company-proves-it-really-does-value-its-employees#comments News The Hitch Post Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:19:00 +0000 25841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ever heard of ideal cushioning? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning <div class="node-body blog-body">You shouldn't expect maximum cycle rates from your air cylinders if they aren't achieving ideal cushioning.</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/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/ever-heard-ideal-cushioning#comments The Hitch Post Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:40:00 +0000 25401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 2014-2015 Fluid Power Handbook & Directory now available http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/12/FPHD1.png" style="width: 200px; height: 276px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" />The 2014-2015 edition of the <strong><em>Fluid Power Handbook &amp; Directory</em></strong> is now available in print and in digial formats. You can order the print edition from our H&amp;P Bookstore, or read the digital edition for free by <strong><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-handbook#1" target="_blank">clicking here</a></strong>.</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/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/2014-2015-fluid-power-handbook-directory-now-available#comments The Hitch Post Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:40:00 +0000 24771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An air car? No way. A hybrid air car? Maybe. http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> New hybrid technology for cars combines compressed air with a gasoline engine — sounds like it could be a winning combination.</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/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe#comments Air Compressors Other Industries The Hitch Post Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:31:00 +0000 24721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to troubleshoot hydraulics using an infrared heat detector http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> You can use an infrared heat detecting gun to troubleshoot a hydraulic system.</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-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-troubleshoot-hydraulics-using-infrared-heat-detector#comments Maintenance The Hitch Post Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:29:00 +0000 24221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Think First, Then Troubleshoot — Chapter 12: System Test for Flow-control Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves <div class="node-body blog-body">Pressure-compensated flow control valves maintain a constant fluid flow through a variable orifice in the valve. The valve’s compensator spool will move toward an open or closed position in response to work-load changes.</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/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/think-first-then-troubleshoot-chapter-12-system-test-flow-control-valves#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:05:00 +0000 23801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com