Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml/trackback en Sometimes, You Just Gotta Be Direct http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/sometimes-you-just-gotta-be-direct <div class="node-body article-body">A big advantage of hydraulics over other forms of power transmission is how easy it is to measure applied force from a hydraulic cylinder. But errors are still a consideration.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/sometimes-you-just-gotta-be-direct" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/sometimes-you-just-gotta-be-direct#comments Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:22:00 +0000 42031 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Sometimes, You Just Gotta Be Direct (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/sometimes-you-just-gotta-be-direct-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>A big advantage of hydraulics over other forms of power transmission is how easy it is to measure applied force from a hydraulic cylinder. For best results, just install a pressure gauge or pressure transducer...</p> <p>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/sometimes-you-just-gotta-be-direct-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:14:00 +0000 42041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Terrain Leveler is All Hydraulic http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/terrain-leveler-all-hydraulic <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulics helps surface excavation machine extract ore reserves that might otherwise get left behind.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/terrain-leveler-all-hydraulic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/terrain-leveler-all-hydraulic#comments Other Technologies Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:51:00 +0000 42011 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Terrain Leveler is All Hydraulic (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/terrain-leveler-all-hydraulic-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Regulations continue to have a significant impact on productivity in the mining industry at a time when it&rsquo;s already running on thin margins. Mine operators, therefore, look for a competitive advantage...</span></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> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/terrain-leveler-all-hydraulic-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:48:00 +0000 42021 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com When NOT To Use Wire-Reinforced Hydraulic Hose http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/when-not-use-wire-reinforced-hydraulic-hose <div class="node-body blog-body">A recent client engaged me to design the hydraulic steering circuit for a luxury motor yacht he was building. During installation, the installer questioned why I specified thermoplastic hose for the sections where stainless steel tube was not able to be used. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/when-not-use-wire-reinforced-hydraulic-hose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/when-not-use-wire-reinforced-hydraulic-hose#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:53:00 +0000 41971 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Use Exonomy Analysis for Your Next Drive Solution http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/use-exonomy-analysis-your-next-drive-solution <div class="field-byline"> Elvira Rakova, Technical University at Dresden </div> <div class="field-deck"> The choice between specifying a pneumatic drive or an electromechanical one sometimes is clear. In many cases, though, choices often involve tradeoffs, so the scientific method presented here can help you make a wise decision. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The choice between specifying a pneumatic drive or an electromechanical one sometimes isn't always clear.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/use-exonomy-analysis-your-next-drive-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/use-exonomy-analysis-your-next-drive-solution#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:35:00 +0000 41921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Use Exonomy Analysis for Your Next Drive Solution (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/use-exonomy-analysis-your-next-drive-solution-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Electric and pneumatic drives are widely used to perform a variety of handling tasks. While electric drives are highly dynamic, very precise, and demonstrate tailored control concepts for position, velocity, and force...</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 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:30:00 +0000 41931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Positive Pump Protection http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/positive-pump-protection <div class="field-byline"> Donald C. Krause, Flow-Ezy Filters Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Keeping fluid clean by controlling contamination is essential for ensuring long life of all components in any hydraulic system. And because the pump is the most critical component in a hydraulic system, you should start by keeping contaminants out of the pump’s suction line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Keeping fluid clean by controlling contamination is essential for ensuring long life of all components in any hydraulic system.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/positive-pump-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-filters/positive-pump-protection#comments Hydraulic Filters Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:36:00 +0000 41901 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Positive Pump Protection (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/positive-pump-protection-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Keeping fluid clean by controlling contamination is essential for ensuring long life of all components in any hydraulic system. And because the pump is the most critical component in a hydraulic system, you should start...</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 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:29:00 +0000 41911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Image Gallery: The Las Vegas High Roller - World’s Largest Observation Wheel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel <div class="node-body gallery-body">The world's largest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller, stands 550 ft and accommodates 1120 passengers/hr.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel#comments Construction Entertainment News Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:28:00 +0000 24481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Essentra Caps & Plugs Application Guide http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/essentra-caps-plugs-application-guide <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Essentra </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Choosing the right cap or plug to protect your application can be challenging. Our guide provides an easy way to choose the</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/essentra-caps-plugs-application-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/essentra-caps-plugs-application-guide#comments White Papers Fittings & Couplings Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:45:00 +0000 40951 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Complete Line of Hydraulic Hose Protection and Fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/complete-line-hydraulic-hose-protection-and-fittings <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Essentra </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Hydraulic Hose Protection range includes: hose protection sleeves, hose wear protectors, Spiralguard®, and fire protection sleeves. Essentra also offers</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/complete-line-hydraulic-hose-protection-and-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/complete-line-hydraulic-hose-protection-and-fittings#comments Fittings & Couplings Hose & Tubing Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:19:00 +0000 41681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Big Turnout Expected for 2017 IFPE-ConExpo Show http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/big-turnout-expected-2017-ifpe-conexpo-show <div class="field-byline"> Ronald T. Klimko </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2016/04/RKlimko2.jpg"><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2016/04/RKlimko2.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 350px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></a>The <a href="http://www.nam.org" target="_blank">National Association of Manufacturers</a> has reported that the international economy has made tremendous strides over the past few months, and although January suffered a few pullbacks in growth, that progress was mostly sustained as we began 2017.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/big-turnout-expected-2017-ifpe-conexpo-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:00:00 +0000 41881 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Work Truck Show: Building Bridges Between Suppliers and Industry http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/work-truck-show-building-bridges-between-suppliers-and-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Fluid power professionals can take advantage of the show to make connections with peers in the work truck industry. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/work-truck-show-building-bridges-between-suppliers-and-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/work-truck-show-building-bridges-between-suppliers-and-industry#comments News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:13:00 +0000 41871 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>The&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="NTEA">NTEA</span>&nbsp;consists of nearly 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell, and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers, and accessories. Fluid power professionals can take advantage of the show to make connections with peers in the work truck industry.&nbsp;(Courtesy&nbsp;of The&nbsp;Municipal)</p> How To Buy Hydraulic Filter Elements - The Right Way http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-buy-hydraulic-filter-elements-right-way <div class="node-body blog-body">When comparing filter elements, the better filter is the one that will achieve and maintain the required or targeted fluid cleanliness level (at the lowest cost).</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-buy-hydraulic-filter-elements-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-buy-hydraulic-filter-elements-right-way#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:39:00 +0000 41861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Double-Indemnity Insurance for Your Pump http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/double-indemnity-insurance-your-pump <div class="node-body blog-body">Perhaps a compromise can be reached when it comes to the argument of whether or not to use a suction strainer—incorporate a bypass.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/double-indemnity-insurance-your-pump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/double-indemnity-insurance-your-pump#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors The Hitch Post Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0000 41831 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Product Preview Part 1: IFPE 2017 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/product-preview-part-1-ifpe-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here's a sneak-peek at the products to appear at the International Fluid Power Expo along with their respective booths.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/product-preview-part-1-ifpe-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/product-preview-part-1-ifpe-2017#comments Products Events Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:58:00 +0000 41851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com La Hidráulica Repotencia Sopladora de Plástico http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-repotencia-sopladora-de-pl-stico <div class="node-body blog-body"><p class="rtejustify">Las sopladoras de pl&aacute;stico de Jomar Corp. son utilizadas por fabricantes para la producci&oacute;n de art&iacute;culos con un espesor fino de pared como lo son botellas y contenedores utilizados en la industria farmac&eacute;utica, de salud, higiene personal, belleza, comida, bebidas y art&iacute;culos del hogar.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-repotencia-sopladora-de-pl-stico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-repotencia-sopladora-de-pl-stico#comments Plastics & Injection Molding H&amp;P en tu idioma! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 01:16:00 +0000 41821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: 800-Ton Press Suffers from Severe Stuttering http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-800-ton-press-suffers-severe-stuttering <div class="node-body article-body">A press used in the manufacture of aerospace seals began stuttering on its normal downward stroke, but contamination wasn't the culprit. What was it?</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-800-ton-press-suffers-severe-stuttering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-800-ton-press-suffers-severe-stuttering#comments Aerospace Hydraulic Valves Seals Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:18:00 +0000 41791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Take an IIoT Approach to Your Inventory of Things http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/take-iiot-approach-your-inventory-things <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Johnson, O-ring Sales &amp; Service Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Whether you’re specifying parts, managing components at a distributorship, or buying parts for equipment maintenance, finding an easier way to control and keep track of inventory would likely simplify your job—and save your company money. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whether you’re specifying parts, managing components at a distributorship, or buying parts for equipment maintenance, finding an easier way to control and keep track of inventory would likely simplify your job—and save your company money.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/take-iiot-approach-your-inventory-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/take-iiot-approach-your-inventory-things#comments Maintenance Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:59:00 +0000 41771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Suction Strainers, a Hungry Donkey, and the Paradox Of Choice http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/suction-strainers-hungry-donkey-and-paradox-choice <div class="field-deck"> We’re faced with decisions every day. Decisions on minor issues are fairly easy because wrong choices carry little or no consequences. But what about technical issues, such as whether you should use a strainer on a hydraulic pump’s suction line? Opinions differ, so the choice is yours. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Decisions on minor issues are fairly easy because wrong choices carry little or no consequences. But what about technical issues?</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/suction-strainers-hungry-donkey-and-paradox-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/suction-strainers-hungry-donkey-and-paradox-choice#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:58:00 +0000 41741 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Suction Strainers, a Hungry Donkey, and the Paradox Of Choice (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/suction-strainers-hungry-donkey-and-paradox-choice-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">A hungry donkey enters a barn in search of hay. Much to his delight he discovers two identical haystacks, each on the opposite side of the barn. The donkey stands in the middle of the barn between the two piles of hay...</span></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> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/suction-strainers-hungry-donkey-and-paradox-choice-pdf-download" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:55:00 +0000 41761 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Motor Face-Off: Bent Axis vs Axial Piston http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-motor-face-bent-axis-vs-axial-piston <div class="node-body blog-body">Bent axis and in-line axial piston motors are both high performance designs featuring high efficiency at high operating pressures. But which is best? To answer this question, a comparison of relative performance advantages is required.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-motor-face-bent-axis-vs-axial-piston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/hydraulic-motor-face-bent-axis-vs-axial-piston#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:10:00 +0000 41731 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ins and Outs of I/P Transducers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Control Air </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I/P and E/P transducers are used to regulate air pressure in many different types of processes and equipment. The very basic use for an</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/ins-and-outs-ip-transducers#comments White Papers Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Other Components Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:54:00 +0000 41671 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Different Driver, Different Torque http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/different-driver-different-torque <div class="field-byline"> A Staff Report </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electric motors can produce starting torque several times that of their operating torque. This gives them an advantage over gasoline and diesel engines for driving a pump in a hydraulic power unit. Understanding power and torque of different prime movers will help you design powerful and efficient HPUs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electric motors can produce starting torque several times that of their operating torque. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/different-driver-different-torque" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/different-driver-different-torque#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:49:00 +0000 41711 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Courtesy Bailey Intl. LLC; www.baileyhydraulics.com Different Driver, Different Torque (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/different-driver-different-torque-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>When specifying components for a hydraulic power unit, the prime mover is sized based on torque, speed, and power requirements of the hydraulic pump. This is fairly straightforward for electric motors...</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, 03 Feb 2017 20:46:00 +0000 41721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Transmission Comparisons, Part 3 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-transmission-comparisons-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Analytical schematics reveal the analogous nature of pumps and generators—both suffer resistance losses that lead to inefficiencies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analytical schematics reveal the analogous nature of pumps and generators—both suffer resistance losses that lead to inefficiencies. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-transmission-comparisons-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-transmission-comparisons-part-3#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:34:00 +0000 41691 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fewer Hydraulic Connections Means Fewer Problems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fewer-hydraulic-connections-means-fewer-problems <div class="node-body blog-body">Starting with a problem of excessive oil leakage, a large automotive engine plant is systematically "revitalizing" its hydraulically actuated production machine circuits to "outlaw" oil waste, maintain designed system pressures and machine efficiencies, and to simplify systematic maintenance.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fewer-hydraulic-connections-means-fewer-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/fewer-hydraulic-connections-means-fewer-problems#comments Maintenance Fittings & Couplings Hose & Tubing The Hitch Post Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:35:00 +0000 41661 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com IFPE Floor Map 2017 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/ifpe-floor-map-2017 <div class="node-body page-body">IFPE Floor Map 2017 </div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/ifpe-floor-map-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:23:17 +0000 41651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Komatsu America Offers Career Day for University Students http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/komatsu-america-offers-career-day-university-students <div class="node-body article-body">The students received hands-on training for state-of-the-art construction equipment and learned about current and future job opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/komatsu-america-offers-career-day-university-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/komatsu-america-offers-career-day-university-students#comments News Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:35:00 +0000 41631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Students from three Atlanta universities participated at&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Komatsu">Komatsu</span>&nbsp;America Corp.&#39;s educational session, where they could operate state-of-the-art machinery.&nbsp;</p>