Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml en Hydraulic Quadraped Uses E024-LA Mini Servo Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraulic-quadraped-uses-e024-la-mini-servo-valves <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulics generate limb torque for a running, jumping, and trotting four-legged robot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraulic-quadraped-uses-e024-la-mini-servo-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraulic-quadraped-uses-e024-la-mini-servo-valves#comments News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:47:00 +0000 30551 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Capacity Controls Deliver Energy—and Cost—Savings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/capacity-controls-deliver-energy-and-cost-savings <div class="field-deck"> The greatest opportunity to save power, particularly in multiple-compressor facilities, lies in correcting the misuse or poor application of compressor-unloading controls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy and power efficiency differ for all types of capacity controls. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/capacity-controls-deliver-energy-and-cost-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/capacity-controls-deliver-energy-and-cost-savings#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:55:00 +0000 30541 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Norgren Announces Name Change http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/norgren-announces-name-change <div class="field-deck"> Norgren products rebranded under IMI Precision Engineering umbrella </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/IMI%20Norgren.png" style="width: 211px; height: 119px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" />Norgren Inc., Littleton, Colo., a global provider of pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies, will be part of a new division of long-time parent company, IMI plc. All of IMI&rsquo;s fluid power businesses will be brought into a single division, called IMI Precision Engineering.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/norgren-announces-name-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/norgren-announces-name-change#comments News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:04:00 +0000 30531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Seal Supplier Partners with MSOE for New Test Method http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/seal-supplier-partners-msoe-new-test-method <div class="field-deck"> First-of-its kind test for rod wipers sets new industry criteria for contaminant exclusion. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hallite Seals Americas, Inc., Wixom, Mich. announced today the successful development of a new test procedure for assessing the amount of dirt and dust that enters a typical hydraulic system through the rod wiper. Developed in cooperation with Milwaukee School of Engineering&rsquo;s (MSOE) Fluid Power Institute&trade;, the test breaks new ground because it features a novel methodology for measuring dry particles attributed to being a major cause of hydraulic system inefficiency, degradation and failure. It fills a critical need within the cylinder manufacturing industry.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/seal-supplier-partners-msoe-new-test-method" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/seals/seal-supplier-partners-msoe-new-test-method#comments Seals News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23:00 +0000 30521 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> How A Small Omission Can Result In A BIG Hydraulics Maintenance Disaster http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-small-omission-can-result-big-hydraulics-maintenance-disaster <div class="node-body blog-body">It was crystal clear to me the hydraulic pumps had failed as a result of inadequate lubrication. Further, this lubrication failure was a result of improper commissioning. In short, the pump housings hadn't been bled of air and therefore, were not completely full of oil prior to start-up. The worst thing about this from my point of view was, the pumps had been installed by one of our technicians -- who should have known better!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-small-omission-can-result-big-hydraulics-maintenance-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-small-omission-can-result-big-hydraulics-maintenance-disaster#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:41:00 +0000 30481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Drives on the Move http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move <div class="field-deck"> Proven in heavy-vehicle applications, where they have reduced fuel consumption and saved on brakes, hydraulic hybrid drives may find their way into smaller vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vehicles that require a lot of power are finding hydraulic hybrid drives to be more efficient than their electric hybrid brethren.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-drives-move#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:36:00 +0000 30461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 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 Maintenance-Free Vacuum Cartridges Help Eliminate Clogs http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/maintenance-free-vacuum-cartridges-help-eliminate-clogs <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RTM series of maintenance-free venturi cartridges replace multi-stage pumps allowing dirt, dust, and debris to pass through the pump without clogging. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/maintenance-free-vacuum-cartridges-help-eliminate-clogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/maintenance-free-vacuum-cartridges-help-eliminate-clogs#comments Products Vacuum Technology Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:56:00 +0000 30441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Linear Position Sensors Target Port-Mounted Applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/linear-position-sensors-target-port-mounted-applications <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MR series of linear position sensors are intended as a replacement for magnetostrictive sensors, specifically targeting port-mounted applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/linear-position-sensors-target-port-mounted-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/linear-position-sensors-target-port-mounted-applications#comments Products Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:52:00 +0000 30431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Multipurpose Grippers Designed for Automation Processes http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/multipurpose-grippers-designed-automation-processes <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Parallel and angular grippers are designed for a range of automation processes. A magnetic piston for position sensing is included on all models. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/multipurpose-grippers-designed-automation-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/multipurpose-grippers-designed-automation-processes#comments Products Vacuum Technology Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:38:00 +0000 30421 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Clean Valve Terminal Uses Redundant Seal System http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/clean-valve-terminal-uses-redundant-seal-system <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MPA-C clean-design valve terminal uses a redundant seal system that allows problem-free cleaning with high-pressure jets or foam. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/clean-valve-terminal-uses-redundant-seal-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/clean-valve-terminal-uses-redundant-seal-system#comments Products Hydraulic Valves Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:08:00 +0000 30411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Cylinder Testing Unit Records Pressures to 3000 psi http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HCT-3000 hydraulic cylinder tester assures repaired cylinders are free of rod or piston seal leaks and that they will function properly when reinstalled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi#comments Products Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:04:00 +0000 30401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Needle Valves Allow for 360° Positioning http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/needle-valves-allow-360-positioning <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Series GNV needle valves control the rate of flow in a pneumatic system with bidirectional flow control. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/needle-valves-allow-360-positioning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/needle-valves-allow-360-positioning#comments Products Hydraulic Valves Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:52:00 +0000 30391 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Vane-Type Hydraulic Motors Ideal for High-Pressure Applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/vane-type-hydraulic-motors-ideal-high-pressure-applications <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Series M motors come in four sizes, with standard or heavy-duty bearings for high-speed (to 4,000 rpm), high-pressure applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/vane-type-hydraulic-motors-ideal-high-pressure-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/vane-type-hydraulic-motors-ideal-high-pressure-applications#comments Products Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:49:00 +0000 30381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Drop-In Replacement Air Cylinders Are Field-Repairable http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Optimax Series OCG round-body pneumatic actuators provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable#comments Products Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:42:00 +0000 30371 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com All-Stainless Air Cylinders Are Ideal for Washdown Applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Applications in food processing palnts can really be tough on machine components &mdash; especially air cylinders. That&#39;s because government agencies require frequent washdown of equipment that comes in direct or incidental contact with food products. These regulations are enacted not only to protect our food supply, but also to protect workers at the food processing plants.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications#comments Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:25:00 +0000 30341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Parker Hannifin Announces New Leadership http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/parker-hannifin-announces-new-leadership <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, recently announced that Thomas L. Williams will become its Chief Executive Officer and Lee C. Banks will become President and Chief Operating Officer effective February 1, 2015. Donald E. Washkewicz, who served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, Chairman of the Board since 2004, and President since 2006, will continue as Chairman of Parker&#39;s Board of Directors. Williams and Banks have also been elected as members of the board, effective immediately.<br /> the Board of Directors.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/parker-hannifin-announces-new-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/parker-hannifin-announces-new-leadership#comments News Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:17:00 +0000 30331 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 System Simplifies Hydraulic Tank Cleaning http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/system-simplifies-hydraulic-tank-cleaning <div class="field-deck"> The versatility of the Super Caddy 3 makes it useful for any shop or large fleet operation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Super Caddy 3 is a service tool that gives dealers and service center the ability to clean a hydraulic system efficiently and with confidence. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/system-simplifies-hydraulic-tank-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/system-simplifies-hydraulic-tank-cleaning#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:19:00 +0000 30311 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Smart Hydraulic Hose Protects Golf Greens http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/smart-hydraulic-hose-protects-golf-greens <div class="field-deck"> Golf courses have zero tolerance for hydraulic leaks, so keeping close tabs on the condition of hydraulic hose makes a lot of sense. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Golf courses use a wide variety of mobile equipment for maintaining fairways, greens, and other areas. So if equipment failure causes oil to leak onto public areas....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/smart-hydraulic-hose-protects-golf-greens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/smart-hydraulic-hose-protects-golf-greens#comments Hose & Tubing Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:09:00 +0000 30301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How Little Leaks Keep Hydraulic Equipment Users Poor http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-little-leaks-keep-hydraulic-equipment-users-poor <div class="node-body blog-body">It's now more important than ever to ensure that every dollar spent on operating and maintaining hydraulic equipment is a dollar well spent. Furthermore, it's imperative that the hydraulic equipment you design, repair or maintain does not LEAK money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-little-leaks-keep-hydraulic-equipment-users-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-little-leaks-keep-hydraulic-equipment-users-poor#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:27:00 +0000 30281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation Intended for Fluid Power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multi-domain-modeling-and-simulation-intended-fluid-power <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.mscsoftware.com/product/easy5" target="_blank">Easy5 software</a> is a graphics-based tool for modeling, simulation, and design of multi-domain dynamic systems characterized by differential, difference, and algebraic equations. Systems that can be analyzed using Easy5 include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, thermal, powertrain, vehicle dynamics, digital/analog control systems, and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multi-domain-modeling-and-simulation-intended-fluid-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multi-domain-modeling-and-simulation-intended-fluid-power#comments Other Technologies Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:15:00 +0000 30161 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How-to Guide: Design for Pressure Surge http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/how-guide-design-pressure-surge <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pressure bursts pipes or it makes diamonds.” The phrase has been said in different ways by different people, usually in reference to how someone performs in critical situations. Of course, this phrase has a more direct meaning for</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/how-guide-design-pressure-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/how-guide-design-pressure-surge#comments White Papers Hydraulic Valves Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:56:00 +0000 30141 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accurate Thermo-Fluid Simulation in Real Time Environments http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/accurate-thermo-fluid-simulation-real-time-environments <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The crux of any task undertaken in System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis is striking a balance between time and accuracy. This paper describes the "Design of Experiments" approach used to</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/accurate-thermo-fluid-simulation-real-time-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/accurate-thermo-fluid-simulation-real-time-environments#comments White Papers Hydraulic Fluids Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:03:00 +0000 30111 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com What is System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/what-system-level-thermo-fluid-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate why 1D CFD is not an </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/what-system-level-thermo-fluid-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/what-system-level-thermo-fluid-analysis#comments White Papers Hydraulic Fluids Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:44:00 +0000 30101 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Oil Contamination: How Its 'Cure' Can Be Worse Than The Disease http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-oil-contamination-how-its-cure-can-be-worse-disease <div class="node-body blog-body">Given that removing contaminants from the oil to extend hydraulic component life is the primary objective of filtration, it is a paradox for filters to be located where they reduce the service life of components they were installed to protect. So when considering the possible locations for filters in a hydraulic system, the overarching principle should be: first, do no harm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-oil-contamination-how-its-cure-can-be-worse-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-oil-contamination-how-its-cure-can-be-worse-disease#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:34:00 +0000 30091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Self-made hydraulics expert dies in Texas http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/self-made-hydraulics-expert-dies-texas <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/01/JMasculineWEB.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 273px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" title="J. Masculine" />Joseph W. P.&nbsp; Masculine, of Montgomery, Texas, died December 23, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1953 in Columbia, S.C., he worked in several states serving the hydraulics industry. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Stewart Masculine; son, Ian Andrew Masculine, mother, Geraldine Masculine; brother, John C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/self-made-hydraulics-expert-dies-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/self-made-hydraulics-expert-dies-texas#comments News Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:58:00 +0000 30171 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid power innovator dies at 96 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fluid-power-innovator-dies-96 <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Firth was a self-made engineer, studying engineering at the New York City Public Library while working for Republic Aviation, manufacturer of the Thunderbolt fighter-bomber of WW2 fame.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fluid-power-innovator-dies-96" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fluid-power-innovator-dies-96#comments News Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:58:00 +0000 30061 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com From The Go-To Guy Chronicles: Un-common Sense and The Spectator Mentality http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/go-guy-chronicles-un-common-sense-and-spectator-mentality <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week I had cause to study a machine's technical manual. I'm not sure whether it was lack of care in the original authorship or in the translation from Japanese to English, but the text was riddled with errors, omissions and ambiguities. The information it contained was so confusing I had to read each section several times to make any sense out of it. Thank goodness for standardized schematic symbols!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hydraulics-work">Hydraulics At Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/go-guy-chronicles-un-common-sense-and-spectator-mentality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/go-guy-chronicles-un-common-sense-and-spectator-mentality#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:35:00 +0000 30041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com