Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml en Smart Components Enhance Flow Control for Hydroelectric Francis Turbines http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/smart-components-enhance-flow-control-hydroelectric-francis-turbines <div class="node-body article-body">Spanning 112,000 acre-feet, Carter Lake is an impressive reservoir for the Carter Lake Hydroelectric plant in northern Colorado. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/smart-components-enhance-flow-control-hydroelectric-francis-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/smart-components-enhance-flow-control-hydroelectric-francis-turbines#comments Fittings & Couplings Hydraulic Filters Other Industries News Fri, 27 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 38471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>1. Spanning 112,000&nbsp;acre-feet, Carter Lake is an impressive reservoir for the Carter Lake Hydroelectric plant in northern Colorado.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Word Press and Northern Water How To Reduce Noise Emission From Hydraulic Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems <div class="node-body blog-body">The magnitude of noise radiation from an object is proportional to its area and inversely proportional to its mass. Reducing an object's surface area or increasing its mass can therefore reduce its noise radiation. For example, constructing the hydraulic reservoir from thicker plate (increase in mass) will reduce its noise radiation.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-reduce-noise-emission-hydraulic-systems#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 24 May 2016 00:25:00 +0000 38461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 3D-Printed Excavator to Debut at IFPE 2017 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/3d-printed-excavator-debut-ifpe-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">The first fully functional 3D-printed construction excavator will be one of the main features at the show. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/3d-printed-excavator-debut-ifpe-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/3d-printed-excavator-debut-ifpe-2017#comments Construction News Thu, 19 May 2016 16:02:00 +0000 38451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Hydraulics and pneumatics technologies are two widely accepted methods of power transmission. Hydraulics is most often used for its ability to move heavy loads with highly controlled motion. Pneumatics, ont the other hand, is more often associated with applications with lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves#comments News The Hitch Post Tue, 17 May 2016 20:17:00 +0000 38441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Deal With Water In Hydraulic Oil http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil <div class="node-body blog-body">If you've worked with hydraulic equipment for any length of time, it's likely that you've come across a hydraulic system with cloudy oil. Oil becomes cloudy when it is contaminated with water above its saturation level.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-deal-water-hydraulic-oil#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 17 May 2016 00:55:00 +0000 38431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Husco Executive Honored as Wisconsin Business Leader of the Year http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/husco-executive-honored-wisconsin-business-leader-year <div class="node-body article-body">Agustin Ramirez is honored by the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin for his leadership in corporate business and civic engagement across the globe. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/husco-executive-honored-wisconsin-business-leader-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/husco-executive-honored-wisconsin-business-leader-year#comments News Mon, 16 May 2016 21:19:00 +0000 38421 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Agustin Ramirez is honored by the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin for his leadership in corporate business and civic engagement across the globe.&nbsp;</p> CHAPTER 14: Sequence Valves and Reducing Valves (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/chapter-14-sequence-valves-and-reducing-valves-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Reducing valves are normally open and respond to outlet pressure to keep outlet flow from going above their set pressure. They also can have a bypass check valve.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/chapter-14-sequence-valves-and-reducing-valves-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mon, 16 May 2016 13:51:00 +0000 38401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Principios Ingenieriles Básicos - Circuitos de Presión http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-circuitos-de-presi-n <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Cuando se utilizan v&aacute;lvulas direccionales con centro t&aacute;ndem o abierto en circuitos que requieren de presi&oacute;n piloto para accionar las v&aacute;lvulas, tiene que haber una manera de mantener la presi&oacute;n cuando las mismas est&aacute;n en la posici&oacute;n central. Uno de los m&eacute;todos consiste en instalar una v&aacute;lvula anti retorno de &lsquo;contra-presi&oacute;n&rsquo; en la l&iacute;nea de tanque. La misma mantendr&iacute;a una contra-presi&oacute;n de unos 50 psi.</p> <p><strong>Retracci&oacute;n a baja presi&oacute;n</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-circuitos-de-presi-n" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-circuitos-de-presi-n#comments Circuits H&amp;P en tu idioma! Mon, 16 May 2016 02:37:00 +0000 38391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Versatile Valve Rates a 10—Sections, That Is http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/versatile-valve-rates-10-sections <div class="node-body article-body">The new CLS sectional mobile valve from Eaton Hydraulics features a modular design and an envelope that is claimed to be among the smallest in the mobile hydraulics industry.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/versatile-valve-rates-10-sections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/versatile-valve-rates-10-sections#comments Hydraulic Valves Fri, 13 May 2016 19:38:00 +0000 38381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com CHAPTER 11: Slip-in Cartridge Valves (Logic Valves) .PDF Download http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/chapter-11-slip-cartridge-valves-logic-valves-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body">The term cartridge valves commonly refers to pressure, directional, and flow control valves that screw into a threaded cavity. These valves are mostly rated for low flows - 40 gpm or less, although some manufacturers have units that will flow more than 100 gpm. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/chapter-11-slip-cartridge-valves-logic-valves-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies Gold Fri, 13 May 2016 13:50:00 +0000 38371 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Real-Time Fluid Monitoring on the Go http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Any manufacturing, agricultural, or mining operation strives to eliminate unplanned equipment downtime and the repair costs associated with it. Skipping routine service and preventive maintenance could result in contaminated fluid and reliability problems, erratic operation, and premature component failures.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go#comments Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 12 May 2016 21:27:00 +0000 38361 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Extreme Pressures Require Extreme Safety http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-basics/extreme-pressures-require-extreme-safety <div class="node-body article-body">Great danger is posed by pressurized fluid. Even at moderate pressure, a jet of fluid shooting from an opening in a hydraulic system can easily penetrate the skin. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-basics/extreme-pressures-require-extreme-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fluid-power-basics/extreme-pressures-require-extreme-safety#comments Fluid Power Basics Thu, 12 May 2016 21:19:00 +0000 38351 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com May 2016 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2016-05-12 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/waste-management/thermal-analysis-garbage-truck-s-hydraulics">Thermal Analysis of a Garbage Truck’s Hydraulics</a> <a href="/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth">Controlling the Biggest Water Show on Earth</a> <a href="/waste-management/waste-expo-2016-unveil-latest-industry-wide-innovations">Waste Expo 2016 to Unveil Latest Industry-Wide Innovations</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 38341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic Control Info on the Go http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go <div class="node-body article-body">Datasheets, specs, and other website-based information on ControlAir's pneumatic and electropneumatic controls now can be accessed via mobile devices. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go#comments Controls & Instrumentation News Wed, 11 May 2016 18:39:00 +0000 38321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Fix Water Hammer In Hydraulic Circuits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-fix-water-hammer-hydraulic-circuits <div class="node-body blog-body">When a moving column of fluid hits a solid boundary - when a directional control valve closes suddenly for example, its velocity drops to zero and the fluid column deforms, within the rigid cross-sectional area of the pipe, to absorb the (kinetic) energy associated with its motion - similar to a car hitting a concrete wall.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-fix-water-hammer-hydraulic-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-fix-water-hammer-hydraulic-circuits#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 10 May 2016 00:35:00 +0000 38301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Knowledge Center Hub Offers Educational Media on Sealing Tech http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/knowledge-center-hub-offers-educational-media-sealing-tech <div class="node-body article-body">Trelleborg’s Knowledge Center is accessible across mobile and desktop platforms.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/knowledge-center-hub-offers-educational-media-sealing-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/knowledge-center-hub-offers-educational-media-sealing-tech#comments Seals Mon, 09 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 38281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com My Kind of Opinion Polls http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls <div class="node-body blog-body">As the presidential election draws closer, it makes me think of the important trends revealed from the polls and surveys we conduct at Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/my-kind-opinion-polls#comments Community The Hitch Post Mon, 09 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 38291 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Hoses Pull Away from Fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/troubleshooting-challenge-hoses-pull-away-fittings <div class="node-body article-body">Technicians at a paper mill were puzzled by hydraulic hoses pulling loose from their end fittings. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/troubleshooting-challenge-hoses-pull-away-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/troubleshooting-challenge-hoses-pull-away-fittings#comments Hose & Tubing Fri, 06 May 2016 15:12:00 +0000 38261 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hoses Pull Away from Fittings (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/hoses-pull-away-fittings-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Technicians at a paper mill were puzzled by hydraulic hoses pulling loose from their end fittings. Before this problem began, the workers had replaced...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Fri, 06 May 2016 14:39:00 +0000 38271 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Waste Expo 2016 to Unveil Latest Industry-Wide Innovations http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/waste-expo-2016-unveil-latest-industry-wide-innovations <div class="field-deck"> In the ongoing push for a greener society, the Waste Expo, which descends on Las Vegas in June, becomes a must-attend event. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the ongoing push for a greener society, the Waste Expo, which descends on Las Vegas in June, becomes a must-attend event.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/waste-expo-2016-unveil-latest-industry-wide-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/waste-expo-2016-unveil-latest-industry-wide-innovations#comments Waste Management Events Fri, 06 May 2016 13:36:00 +0000 38241 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Rewards of Purchasing Reman Units http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/rewards-purchasing-reman-units <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Fluidyne </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you choose a Remanufactured product with FluiDyne Fluid Power you are getting a unit that...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/rewards-purchasing-reman-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/rewards-purchasing-reman-units#comments White Papers Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 05 May 2016 18:33:00 +0000 38101 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Controlling the Biggest Water Show on Earth http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth <div class="field-deck"> When heavy loads and precise motion control with pinpoint repeatability are needed, electrohydraulics is a frequent choice—even when operations occur under water. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When heavy loads and precise motion control with pinpoint repeatability are needed, electrohydraulics is a frequent choice—even when operations occur under water.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 05 May 2016 15:35:00 +0000 38201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Controlling the Biggest Water Show on Earth (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Taking in Franco Dragone&rsquo;s <em>The House of Dancing Water</em> production in Macau, China&rsquo;s City of Dreams, is breathtaking. Sophisticated staging is actually composed of eight different lift sections. The stage sits atop a forest of hydraulic cylinders...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Thu, 05 May 2016 14:58:00 +0000 38231 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Thermal Analysis of a Garbage Truck’s Hydraulics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/thermal-analysis-garbage-truck-s-hydraulics <div class="field-byline"> Peter Weller, P.E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> What happens when a hydraulic system operates with fluid temperature that exceeds the normally recommended maximum of 180° F? A model was developed to study thermodynamic behavior of a hydraulic system in a garbage truck that can also be applied to hydraulic systems on other work trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What happens when a hydraulic system operates with fluid temperature that exceeds the normally recommended maximum of 180° F? A model was developed to study thermodynamic behavior of a hydraulic system in a garbage truck that can also be applied to hydraulic systems on other work trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/thermal-analysis-garbage-truck-s-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/thermal-analysis-garbage-truck-s-hydraulics#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Waste Management Thu, 05 May 2016 13:22:00 +0000 38211 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Give Automation a Lift with Vacuum Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/give-automation-lift-vacuum-systems <div class="field-deck"> When choosing a method of power for picking, holding, and automation applications, it would be a mistake not to consider vacuum. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When choosing a method of power for picking, holding, and automation applications, it would be a mistake not to consider vacuum. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/give-automation-lift-vacuum-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/give-automation-lift-vacuum-systems#comments Vacuum Technology Wed, 04 May 2016 19:04:00 +0000 38141 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Part 2—Adding a Variable to Positive Displacement http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-2-adding-variable-positive-displacement <div class="field-deck"> Vane pumps are like the gear pumps described in last month’s issue in their capacity to produce positive displacement, but they go one step further with variable-displacement capability. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vane pumps are like the gear pumps described in last month’s issue in their capacity to produce positive displacement, but they go one step further with variable-displacement capability. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-2-adding-variable-positive-displacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-2-adding-variable-positive-displacement#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 04 May 2016 19:03:00 +0000 38181 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Low-Speed, High-Torque Motor has Wealth of Features http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/low-speed-high-torque-motor-has-wealth-features <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2016/04/Concrete%20mixer.jpg" style="width: 261px; height: 230px; margin: 3px; float: left;" title="1. Applications requiring heavy loads to be accelerated from rest, such as this portable concrete mixer, stand to benefit from Fluidyne Fluid Power’s new 500 Series low-speed, high-torque motors." />​Geroler-type hydraulic motors have a great reputation for delivering low-speed, high-torque power.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/low-speed-high-torque-motor-has-wealth-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/low-speed-high-torque-motor-has-wealth-features#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 04 May 2016 18:47:00 +0000 38171 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Give Automation a Lift with Vacuum Systems (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/give-automation-lift-vacuum-systems-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>As compressed air does, vacuum puts the atmosphere to work. In a compressed air system, increased air pressure creates...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Wed, 04 May 2016 18:24:00 +0000 38151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Los Varios Roles de los Acumuladores en un Sistema http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/los-varios-roles-de-los-acumuladores-en-un-sistema <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Los Acumuladores Hidr&aacute;ulicos almacenan energ&iacute;a mediante la compresi&oacute;n de un gas, generalmente nitr&oacute;geno. &Eacute;ste gas a alta presi&oacute;n entonces desplaza el fluido hidr&aacute;ulico a trav&eacute;s del p&oacute;rtico del acumulador cada vez que la presi&oacute;n del sistema cae por debajo de la del gas comprimido en la vejiga (diferencial).</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/los-varios-roles-de-los-acumuladores-en-un-sistema" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/los-varios-roles-de-los-acumuladores-en-un-sistema#comments Accumulators H&amp;P en tu idioma! Tue, 03 May 2016 19:13:00 +0000 38131 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