The Hitch Post http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/8418/feed Observations about fluid power and other technologies, technical writing, and unrelated topics en Do You Still Dabble in QBASIC? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/do-you-still-dabble-qbasic <div class="node-body blog-body">Even though QBASIC is a real antique as far as software goes, it can still useful for creating relatively simple control programs. You can download a copy by clicking here. </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/do-you-still-dabble-qbasic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/do-you-still-dabble-qbasic#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 31691 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Find a Job in Fluid Power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/find-job-fluid-power <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Seems like at least nine out of ten people I meet in the fluid power industry stay in the fluid power industry. Time and again, I hear someone has moved on, then I run into him or her again at a trade show, conference, or other fluid power event.</p> <p>So if you&#39;re looking for a new job, chances are, you&#39;ll remain in the fluid power industry. But finding good leads in such a specialized field can be frustrating.</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/find-job-fluid-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/find-job-fluid-power#comments Community The Hitch Post Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:25:00 +0000 31131 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Are you (or a kid you know) into Lego? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-or-kid-you-know-lego <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you&#39;re reading this, you&#39;re probably interested in hydraulics, pneumatics, or both. And, to quote Bill Cosby, you probably &quot;started out as a child.&quot;</p> <p>So assuming you started out life as a child, there&#39;s a good chance you spent much of your childhood playing with <strong><a href="http://www.lego.com/en-us/" target="_blank">Lego</a></strong> building blocks. You may have even built some pretty sophisticated pieces.</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/are-you-or-kid-you-know-lego" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-or-kid-you-know-lego#comments Learning Resources The Hitch Post Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:38:00 +0000 30851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A True Steam Shovel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/true-steam-shovel <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&#39;m a member of our local historical society, and I often look through old pics and negatives when I visit. Last night I came a cross this picture of a steal shovel excavating for a junior high school, which was dedicated in 1922. So this image was probably taken in 1921.</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/true-steam-shovel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/true-steam-shovel#comments Construction The Hitch Post Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:43:00 +0000 30321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Look at Hydraulic Hose Failures http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>We regularly look at what types of articles draw the most visitors on our websites. One of the biggies is maintenance. What&#39;s interesting about maintenance of hydrauli systems is that even though many of the tools and instruments have changed dramatically during my 25+ years on H&amp;P many of the problems and their solutions are still the same.</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/look-hydraulic-hose-failures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/look-hydraulic-hose-failures#comments Maintenance Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:40:00 +0000 29841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Tried & True Ways of Dealing with Air in Hydraulic Fluid http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid <div class="node-body blog-body">Symptoms typical of an aerated hydraulic system plagued the F-104 aircraft for years. Aeration was caused by system components with built-in chambers and passages where free air (bubbles) collected when system fluid was saturated or at rest with no pressure acting on the fluid.</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/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/tried-true-ways-dealing-air-hydraulic-fluid#comments Aerospace Hydraulic Fluids Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:24:00 +0000 29531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics in the Aftermath of Pearl Harbor http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-aftermath-pearl-harbor <div class="node-body blog-body">Quick action using hydraulics helped right many of the warships damaging in the attack on Pearl Harbor.</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-aftermath-pearl-harbor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulics-aftermath-pearl-harbor#comments Marine & Offshore Material Handling Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:24:00 +0000 29521 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 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