Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml en 25 Years Ago: Crash Course on Clutches http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/25-years-ago-crash-course-clutches <div class="field-byline"> Joseph A. Montaine and Bernard T. Novy, Logan Clutch Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, originally published in the August 1989 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, describes the reasons for using clutches in fluid power systems and how they operate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/25-years-ago-crash-course-clutches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/25-years-ago-crash-course-clutches#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Other Components Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 27951 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Monitor A Hydraulic Machine’s ‘Vital Signs' http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs <div class="node-body blog-body">What is your hydraulic machine's normal operating pressure? And normal operating temperature? Can you answer these two basic questions about the 'vital signs' of the hydraulic equipment you maintain, repair or operate? If not, I strongly recommend you make the effort to get to know your hydraulic equipment 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-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-monitor-hydraulic-machine-s-vital-signs#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 27931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Learning from troubleshooting http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting <div class="node-body blog-body">If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/learning-troubleshooting#comments Maintenance Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fluid Power Talk The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 27921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 5 Things You Must Tell Your Hydraulic Equipment Supplier (OR 5 questions to ask your customer if you're a hydraulic designer!) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo <div class="node-body blog-body">When sourcing a piece of hydraulic equipment, there are five things about the environment the machine will operate in, that you should always disclose to the equipment supplier or designer--even if they don't ask. Especially if they don't ask!</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/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/5-things-you-must-tell-your-hydraulic-equipment-supplier-or-5-questions-ask-your-customer-if-yo#comments Hydraulics At Work Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:48:00 +0000 27911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Motor Reverses Itself http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-motor-reverses-itself <div class="field-deck"> The Danfoss Reverse Displacement Motor features an integrated proportional shifting valve that allows smooth, on-the-go reversing using system pressure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Danfoss Power Solutions, Ames, Iowa, recently introduced its Reverse Displacement Motor (RDM), which reverses direction without requiring an external directional-control valve. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-motor-reverses-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-motor-reverses-itself#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 27891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Smart, Compact Actuator for Mobile Hydraulics Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/smart-compact-actuator-mobile-hydraulics-valves <div class="field-deck"> Sonceboz recently introduced a smart actuator for use with mobile hydraulic valves on off-highway vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sonceboz SA, Sonceboz-Sombeval, Switzerland, specializes in intelligent electrical drive systems for customized applications. Its product portfolio includes stepper motors, brushless DC motors, high-torque motors, and electrical linear drives...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/smart-compact-actuator-mobile-hydraulics-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/smart-compact-actuator-mobile-hydraulics-valves#comments Hydraulic Valves Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:40:00 +0000 27881 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to Prevent Wear in Pivot Points http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/how-prevent-wear-pivot-points <div class="field-deck"> Unprotected, hydraulic cylinder ends will succumb to wear and can ultimately become out-of-round bores. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pivot points with low-speed motion, high loading, and, especially, high impact, are often an issue for operators, service technicians, and the design engineer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/how-prevent-wear-pivot-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/how-prevent-wear-pivot-points#comments Other Components Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:16:00 +0000 27871 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Deep-Sea Accumulator Servicing Just Got Easier — and Faster http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster <div class="field-deck"> The Lockbox piston accumulator design does away with threaded retaining rings to secure the endcap, making servicing faster and less complicated because it can be performed on-site using standard tools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a more-urgent need for scheduled maintenance of critical equipment has occurred in the offshore oil and gas industry. Such equipment includes the blowout preventer (BOP) and its main components, such as the piston accumulators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster#comments Accumulators Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:00 +0000 27851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com LSHT Motor Is Foundation of Drive http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/lsht-motor-foundation-drive <div class="field-deck"> The Black Bruin S series hydraulic motor offers high efficiency because its cam-roller radial-piston design converts hydraulic energy directly to final speed and torque without the need for gearing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Piledriving Equipment (APE), Kent, Wash., forms the foundation of large construction projects. Literally. Among the many heavy-duty machines the company designs and manufactures are top-drive augers, which drill holes into the ground for foundations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/lsht-motor-foundation-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/lsht-motor-foundation-drive#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:06:00 +0000 27831 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com July 2014 Hydraulics & Pneumatics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2014-07-14 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>July 2014 Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/fundamentals-hydraulic-motors">Fundamentals of Hydraulic Motors</a> <a href="/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment">Fluid Does Double Duty in Construction Equipment</a> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/precise-controls-verify-oilfield-component-functionality">Precise Controls Verify Oilfield Component Functionality</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/2014-07-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 27861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Know WHEN To Change Your Hydraulic Filters http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters <div class="node-body blog-body">If you're changing your hydraulic filters on hours in service, you're either changing them too early or too late. If you change them early - before all their dirt holding capacity is used up, you're wasting money on unnecessary filter changes. If you change them late - after the filter has gone on bypass, the increase in particles in the oil quietly reduces the service life of every component in the hydraulic system--costing a lot more in the long run. </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-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-know-when-change-your-hydraulic-filters#comments Hydraulics At Work Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:31:00 +0000 27821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Motion Industries Launches Industrial Solutions Website http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/motion-industries-launches-industrial-solutions-website <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Motion Industries has launched a new website for its MiVending solutions to aid in the management of industrial supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/motion-industries-launches-industrial-solutions-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/motion-industries-launches-industrial-solutions-website#comments Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 27811 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Radial-piston motors consume less energy http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/radial-piston-motors-consume-less-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Radial-piston motors consume less energy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/radial-piston-motors-consume-less-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/radial-piston-motors-consume-less-energy#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 27791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Custom hydraulic cylinders http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/custom-hydraulic-cylinders-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Custom hydraulic cylinders</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/custom-hydraulic-cylinders-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/custom-hydraulic-cylinders-0#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 27781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Multiple-pump drive http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/multiple-pump-drive <div class="node-body article-body">Multiple-pump drive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/multiple-pump-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/multiple-pump-drive#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000 27771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic swivels http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/hydraulic-swivels <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulic swivels</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/hydraulic-swivels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/hydraulic-swivels#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 27761 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Check valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/check-valves <div class="node-body article-body">Check valves</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/check-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/check-valves#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 27751 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Push-to-connect fittings http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/push-connect-fittings <div class="node-body article-body">Push-to-connect fittings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/push-connect-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/push-connect-fittings#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:04:00 +0000 27741 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com High-performance pressure transmitter http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/high-performance-pressure-transmitter <div class="node-body article-body">High-performance pressure transmitter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/high-performance-pressure-transmitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/high-performance-pressure-transmitter#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 27731 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Tension bushings for high-load/low-speed applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/tension-bushings-high-loadlow-speed-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Tension bushings for high-load/low-speed applications</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/tension-bushings-high-loadlow-speed-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/products/tension-bushings-high-loadlow-speed-applications#comments Products Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 27721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Building a Billion-Cycle Valve http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/building-billion-cycle-valve <div class="field-deck"> Here’s how engineers used advanced software and innovative manufacturing techniques to produce a next-generation, high-flow valve. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers use advanced software and innovative manufacturing techniques to produce a next-generation, high-flow valve.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/building-billion-cycle-valve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/building-billion-cycle-valve#comments Pneumatic Valves Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:06:00 +0000 27701 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Does Double Duty in Construction Equipment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment <div class="field-deck"> Reducing operating costs and increasing productivity were top of mind for these construction companies as they implemented high-efficiency hydraulic fluids. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction companies always want to get projects done on time and under budget, and a high-efficiency hydraulic fluid lets them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/fluid-does-double-duty-construction-equipment#comments Construction Hydraulic Fluids Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 27681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electric-Hydraulic Analogies — Part 4: Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and- <div class="node-body article-body">Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and-#comments Other Technologies Other Industries Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 27661 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 50 Years Ago — Boeing 727 Hydraulics: More and Better http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/50-years-ago-boeing-727-hydraulics-more-and-better <div class="node-body article-body">The 727 makes greater use of hydraulic power over its predecessors, the 707 and the 720.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/50-years-ago-boeing-727-hydraulics-more-and-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/50-years-ago-boeing-727-hydraulics-more-and-better#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 27651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Deschner Unveils New Website http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/deschner-unveils-new-website <div class="node-body article-body">Deschner Corp. recently redesigned its corporate website to better promote the Deschner line of high-quality industrial shock absorbers, speed regulators, and other specialty devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/deschner-unveils-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/deschner-unveils-new-website#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:24:00 +0000 27631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Plastic bearings have staying power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by igus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plastic bearings are strong enough to outperform and outlast metal in countless applications. Uncover</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/plastic-bearings-have-staying-power#comments White Papers Other Components Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 27611 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraquip Opens Innovation Campus http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-opens-innovation-campus <div class="node-body article-body">Employee-owned Holdings Inc. has a new 98,000‑ft2 campus in Houston that will serve as the headquarters for Hydraquip Inc., and as an expansion of Hydraquip Custom Systems Inc. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-opens-innovation-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/hydraquip-opens-innovation-campus#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:56:00 +0000 27621 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com NFPA Releases Latest Figures for Fluid-Power Product Shipments http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/nfpa-releases-latest-figures-fluid-power-product-shipments <div class="node-body article-body">Data published for April 2014 by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid-power products increased 3.4% compared to April 2013, and decreased 1.6% compared to last month. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/nfpa-releases-latest-figures-fluid-power-product-shipments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/nfpa-releases-latest-figures-fluid-power-product-shipments#comments News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 27601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com From the Editor: Returning to the Most-Basic Social Media http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/editor-returning-most-basic-social-media <div class="node-body article-body"><div> Networking through LinkedIn and other social media certainly has its advantages. But for me, nothing beats face-to-face networking. That&rsquo;s why I look forward to attending the <a href="http://www.nfpa.com/" target="_blank">National Fluid Power Association&rsquo;s Industry &amp; Economic Outlook Conference </a>every year, and I&rsquo;m disappointed when I can&rsquo;t attend.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It&rsquo;s interesting to hear experts&rsquo; views on how we got to where we are and their individual views of where we&rsquo;re going.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/editor-returning-most-basic-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/editor-returning-most-basic-social-media#comments Technologies Events Community Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 27591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 50 Years Ago: Hydraulics in the Boeing 727 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/aerospace/50-years-ago-hydraulics-boeing-727 <div class="field-byline"> James E. Klansnik, The Boeing Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The 727, latest and smallest of the Boeing family of passenger jets, makes greater use of hydraulic power than the 707 and the 720. Reliability and maintainability studies revealed the areas on which system and component design development should be concentrated. The studies resulted in a greatly improved hydraulic system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, originally published in the July 1964 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, describes the hydraulic features of the original Boeing 727 airliner. It is presented here for its archival and historic value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/aerospace/50-years-ago-hydraulics-boeing-727" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/aerospace/50-years-ago-hydraulics-boeing-727#comments Aerospace Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 27571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com