Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml en How to Avoid Hydraulic Accumulator Failure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-hydraulic-accumulator-failure <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a couple of things which should be checked when a bladder or diaphragm accumulator fails. The first is compression ratio. If the bladder or diaphragm is subject to excessive deformation when the accumulator is pressurized to maximum system pressure, the life expectancy of the bladder or diaphragm is greatly reduced...</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-avoid-hydraulic-accumulator-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-avoid-hydraulic-accumulator-failure#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:31:00 +0000 29821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ameripride Takes Delivery of First Hydraulic Hybrid Truck http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/ameripride-takes-delivery-first-hydraulic-hybrid-truck <div class="node-body article-body">Lightning Hybrids provides system that reduces emissions and cuts fuel costs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/ameripride-takes-delivery-first-hydraulic-hybrid-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-bus/ameripride-takes-delivery-first-hydraulic-hybrid-truck#comments Accumulators Rail, Truck & Bus Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 29801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electrohydraulic Proportional Valve Tolerates Heavy Shock http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/electrohydraulic-proportional-valve-tolerates-heavy-shock <div class="node-body article-body">Series TEB proportional valves from Atos Spa,use digital control, making them impervious to the EMI and RFI that can plague analog devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/electrohydraulic-proportional-valve-tolerates-heavy-shock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/electrohydraulic-proportional-valve-tolerates-heavy-shock#comments Hydraulic Valves Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:05:00 +0000 29781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics Essential to Mobile Forklift http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift <div class="node-body article-body">More and more forklift trucks are moving from the conventional 4-wheel type to a truck-mounted, all-terrain forklift. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift#comments Material Handling Other Industries Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 29761 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Unexpected pressure loss while testing a new hydraulic power unit http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/troubleshooting-challenge-unexpected-pressure-loss-while-testing-new-hydrauli <div class="node-body article-body">In preparing for a retest of a hydraulic power unit experiencing quick pressure drops/rises, the oil was drained from the reservoir and panels removed, only to discover construction debris and beads of excess pipe dope at the bottom of the reservoir.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/troubleshooting-challenge-unexpected-pressure-loss-while-testing-new-hydrauli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/troubleshooting-challenge-unexpected-pressure-loss-while-testing-new-hydrauli#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:16:00 +0000 29741 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Sensing Decisions Under Pressure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/sensing-decisions-under-pressure <div class="field-byline"> Ketan Mehta, Honeywell Sensing &amp; Control Group </div> <div class="field-deck"> Important considerations must be weighed when specifying pressure sensors for pneumatic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Important considerations must be weighed when specifying pressure sensors for pneumatic systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/sensing-decisions-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/sensing-decisions-under-pressure#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:45:00 +0000 29721 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 November 2014 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2014-11-13 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/marine-offshore/deep-seas-push-hydraulic-system-boundaries">Deep Seas Push Hydraulic-System Boundaries</a> <a href="/marine-offshore/workboat-show-chugs-nola">WorkBoat Show Chugs into NOLA</a> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/pump-controls-optimize-hpu-performance">Pump Controls Optimize HPU Performance</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 29791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com WorkBoat Show Chugs into NOLA http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/workboat-show-chugs-nola <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Expect this year’s annual show and conference to highlight the best of the marine industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expect 2014’s International WorkBoat Show and Conference to highlight the best of the marine industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/workboat-show-chugs-nola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/workboat-show-chugs-nola#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Fluids Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:34:00 +0000 29701 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatics, with a side of fries http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/pneumatics-side-fries <div class="node-body article-body">A New Zealand restaurant installed a pneumatic tube conveying system to add an effective and creative twist to customers’ food delivery experience. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/pneumatics-side-fries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/pneumatics-side-fries#comments Food & Beverage Hose & Tubing Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:42:00 +0000 29671 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Capacitors and Accumulators, Part 1 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/hydraulic-electric-analogies-capacitors-and-accumulators-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Developing an understanding of hydraulic capacitance helps eliminate pesky parasitic capacitances, and facilitates the overall application of circuit theorems in hydraulic design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developing an understanding of hydraulic capacitance helps eliminate pesky parasitic capacitances, and facilitates the overall application of circuit theorems in hydraulic design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/hydraulic-electric-analogies-capacitors-and-accumulators-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/hydraulic-electric-analogies-capacitors-and-accumulators-part-1#comments Accumulators Other Technologies Other Components Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:26:00 +0000 29651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulator designed for deep-water applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulator-designed-deep-water-applications <div class="node-body article-body">The Lockbox piston accumulator design addresses issues of costly, time-consuming, and complicated offshore accumulator service by removing the issue of corroded large threads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulator-designed-deep-water-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulator-designed-deep-water-applications#comments Accumulators Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:47:00 +0000 29631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid condition monitors http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/fluid-condition-monitors <div class="node-body article-body">AZ 2 ATEX fluid condition monitors feature eight-channel contamination measurement and display; measurement of international standard forms; data logging and 4000 test memory; and PLC control across various communication protocols. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/fluid-condition-monitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/fluid-condition-monitors#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Fluids Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:19:00 +0000 29621 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ultra-fine filtered synthetic hydraulic oil http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/ultra-fine-filtered-synthetic-hydraulic-oil <div class="node-body article-body">Klübersynth FB-4 series ultra-fine filtered synthetic hydraulic oil extends component life and lowers operating cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/ultra-fine-filtered-synthetic-hydraulic-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/ultra-fine-filtered-synthetic-hydraulic-oil#comments Hydraulic Fluids Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:30:00 +0000 29611 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electronic controllers offer drop-in replacement http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electronic-controllers-offer-drop-replacement <div class="node-body article-body">The P-Series Bear Bones controllers, consisting of open-board controllers, specialty function expanders, and I/O expanders, have a footprint identical to the original Bear Bones series, making them mechanical drop-in replacements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electronic-controllers-offer-drop-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electronic-controllers-offer-drop-replacement#comments Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:49:00 +0000 29601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The next chapter for the CCEFP http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/next-chapter-ccefp <div class="node-body article-body">A lot of companies spend a lot of money on research, but the CCEFP provides a means to combine efforts and resources to help ensure a strong future for fluid-power technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/next-chapter-ccefp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/next-chapter-ccefp#comments Hydraulic Fluids Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:05:00 +0000 29581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pump Controls Optimize HPU Performance http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/pump-controls-optimize-hpu-performance <div class="field-byline"> William Fischer, The Oilgear Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Through the proper selection of variable-volume pump control, the hydraulic system engineer can design a circuit that will offer the best performance with the most efficient use of available energy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Through the proper selection of variable-volume pump control, the hydraulic system engineer can design a circuit that will offer the best performance with the most efficient use of available energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/pump-controls-optimize-hpu-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/pump-controls-optimize-hpu-performance#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:03:00 +0000 29571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Equipment Reliability: Who's Responsible? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-equipment-reliability-whos-responsible <div class="node-body blog-body">In many respects the conflict between machine maker and machine owner is a classic duality - similar to that which exits between labor and capital: The owners of labor (workers) want more pay, better conditions, few working hours, etc. While the owners of capital (businesses) want the exact opposite - or at least their interests are best served by the exact opposite of what their workers want. Similarly, a machine owner wants a machine that is cheap to buy, is maintenance free, highly reliable and cheap to fix when it does breakdown. But just like the owners of capital, the machine makers' interests are best served by the exact opposite of what the machine owners want...</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-equipment-reliability-whos-responsible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-equipment-reliability-whos-responsible#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:44:00 +0000 29561 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Deep Seas Push Hydraulic-System Boundaries http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/deep-seas-push-hydraulic-system-boundaries <div class="field-byline"> Royce Gerngross and Alexandre Orth, PhD </div> <div class="field-deck"> Industries expand efforts into the subsea terrain to acquire vital resources needed to meet global demand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Taking of advantage of hydraulic systems, industries look to expand efforts into the subsea terrain to acquire vital resources needed to meet global demand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/deep-seas-push-hydraulic-system-boundaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/deep-seas-push-hydraulic-system-boundaries#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:08:00 +0000 29541 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 The Difference Between A Quick Fix And A Band-Aid Solution http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/difference-between-quick-fix-and-band-aid-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">Last week I had a conversation with an old client who's been having a long-running battle with the manufacturer of a hydraulic machine he bought 3-years ago. The machine has never performed to either my client's satisfaction or the manufacturer's advertised specifications...</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/difference-between-quick-fix-and-band-aid-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/difference-between-quick-fix-and-band-aid-solution#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:45:00 +0000 29501 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Solenoid Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/solenoid-valves <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Peter Paul Electronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the common functions of solenoid valves? What is the port size? What voltage does a solenoid need to operate the valve? What size orifice or flow is required?<br /><br /> Download the <b><I>FAQs of Solenoid Valves</i> sponsored by Peter Paul Electronics</b> to answer these questions and more.<br /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/solenoid-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/solenoid-valves#comments Design FAQs Hydraulic Valves Pneumatic Valves Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:34:00 +0000 29491 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Conductor Face Off: Hose vs Tube http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-conductor-face-hose-vs-tube <div class="node-body blog-body">What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure - and that's catastrophic. One minute they're working as they should and the next thing you know, they've gone to hell...</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-conductor-face-hose-vs-tube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-conductor-face-hose-vs-tube#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:21:00 +0000 29481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com FSA Appoints Three New Board Positions http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fsa-appoints-three-new-board-positions <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Shorts, Phil Mahoney, and Robert S. Coffee have been appointed to FSA's Board of Directors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fsa-appoints-three-new-board-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/fsa-appoints-three-new-board-positions#comments Seals News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:43:00 +0000 29471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com HAWE Hydraulics North America welcomes new CEO http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hawe-hydraulics-north-america-welcomes-new-ceo <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Chad%20Tuttle%2C%20CEO%20NA.jpg" style="width: 152px; height: 184px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" title="Tuttle" /><a href="http://www.haweusa.com/" target="_blank">HAWE Hydraulics</a>, Charlotte, N.C., announced that Chadwick Tuttle has been selected as the new General Manager and CEO for the North American operations of <a href="http://www.hawe.de" target="_blank">HAWE Hydraulik SE</a>, Munich.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hawe-hydraulics-north-america-welcomes-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hawe-hydraulics-north-america-welcomes-new-ceo#comments News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15:00 +0000 29451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Who DO you trust with YOUR hydraulic machine? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/who-do-you-trust-your-hydraulic-machine <div class="node-body blog-body">"I'm an owner/operator of a small concrete pumping business. We have 12 years experience operating concrete pumps but limited knowledge of hydraulics. I have no faith in the manufacturer's dealer. They don't give away any information and I'm not happy with the work they do. Plus, they're 6 hours away..."</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/who-do-you-trust-your-hydraulic-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/who-do-you-trust-your-hydraulic-machine#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:18:00 +0000 29441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com October 2014 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2014-10-20 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">September 2014 Hydraulics & Pneumatics</div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/controls-instrumentation/options-add-functionality-motion-controllers">Options Add Functionality to Motion Controllers</a> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/new-hpu-gives-wwii-sub-new-life">New HPU Gives WWII Sub New Life</a> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption">Electrically Powered Gear Pump Slashes Fuel Consumption</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2014-10-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 29461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Marmon/Keystone Celebrates Employees’ Focus on Quality Improvement http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/marmonkeystone-celebrates-employees-focus-quality-improvement <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Marmon/Keystone recently held its 23<sup>rd</sup> Annual Quality Renewal Celebration to honor employees&rsquo; work in the Quality Improvement Process. The celebration spanned across all 40 Marmon Keystone locations where each branch spent half the day participating in recreation, team building, and prize giveaways.</p> <p>Upon hire employees receive training on how the Quality Improvement Process works and then work on one of the Quality Teams where they identify and complete projects that make Marmon/Keystone processes safer, more efficient and cost effective.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/marmonkeystone-celebrates-employees-focus-quality-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/marmonkeystone-celebrates-employees-focus-quality-improvement#comments News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:01:00 +0000 29431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Is YOUR Hydraulic Machine A 'Leaker'? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/your-hydraulic-machine-leaker <div class="node-body blog-body">According to an article by hose manufacturer Gates, it is estimated that 370 million liters of oil leak from hydraulic equipment each year. This is a staggering statistic. And even more so when you consider the same article states that as little as one liter of oil can pollute up to one million liters of water. With this in mind, here's a 'what if?' scenario for you: what if the environmentalists smartened up and lobbied governments to pass a law requiring all hydraulic equipment users to account for and document all deliveries and disposals of hydraulic oil?</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/your-hydraulic-machine-leaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/your-hydraulic-machine-leaker#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:10:00 +0000 29411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cautious Optimism Among Manufacturers as U.S. Economy Surges http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/cautious-optimism-among-manufacturers-us-economy-surges <div class="node-body article-body">According to a recently released report from the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. economy grew an annualized 4.6% in the second quarter of 2014, its fastest pace since the fourth quarter of 2011. In the real gross domestic product (GDP) report, consumer and business </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/cautious-optimism-among-manufacturers-us-economy-surges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/cautious-optimism-among-manufacturers-us-economy-surges#comments News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:23:00 +0000 29401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Courtesy John Moore/Getty Images