Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Hydraulics & Pneumatics is the leading international technical resource for fluid power http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rss.xml en Reducing the Cost of Compressed Air http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-compressors/reducing-cost-compressed-air <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Exair </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What tasks do manufacturers do with compressed air? And could they do those tasks more efficiently? What would be the first step...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-compressors/reducing-cost-compressed-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-compressors/reducing-cost-compressed-air#comments Air Compressors Design FAQs Maintenance Fittings & Couplings Other Components Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:07:00 +0000 38721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com AEM Releases Ag Tractor and Combine Report http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aem-releases-ag-tractor-and-combine-report <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Data from AEM’s Ag Tractor and Combine Report is provided monthly and is derived from AEM member companies through proprietary statistical reporting programs. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aem-releases-ag-tractor-and-combine-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aem-releases-ag-tractor-and-combine-report#comments News Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:43:00 +0000 38991 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Tractor and combine sales remained generally the same over the month of May. There was a rise during spring months, a trend that follows previous years.</p> How To Make Sense Of Case Drain Flow From A Hydrostatic transmission http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission <div class="node-body blog-body">"I tried one afternoon and evening to determine what was wrong with a hydrostatic transmission by monitoring case drain flow and was confused by the readings I was seeing. There was a flow meter in the transmission pump outlet and another in its case drain that always showed charge pump flow, even though the motor was bypassing profusely. The motor case drain went through the transmission pump case to tank." </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-make-sense-case-drain-flow-hydrostatic-transmission#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:12:00 +0000 38981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com La hidráulica como sistema óptimo para la producción de azúcar http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-como-sistema-ptimo-para-la-producci-n-de-az-car <div class="node-body blog-body"><p class="rtejustify"><strong>La hidr&aacute;ulica como sistema optimo para la producci&oacute;n de az&uacute;car</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-como-sistema-ptimo-para-la-producci-n-de-az-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/la-hidr-ulica-como-sistema-ptimo-para-la-producci-n-de-az-car#comments Food & Beverage Hydraulic Pumps & Motors H&amp;P en tu idioma! Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:03:00 +0000 38971 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com FREE Software Helps You Draw Fluid Power Schematics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of the most frequent inquiries that comes my way is where to find inexpensive software for drawing hydraulic and pneumatic schematics. I&#39;ve seen many good ones come and go through the years, and it&#39;s hard to keep track of what&#39;s currently available.</p> <p>Some programs have some fantastic features. Unfortunately, they are accompanied by fantastic price tags. Most of this high-end software has simulation capabilities, which most people don&#39;t need, and they don&#39;t want to pay for something they don&#39;t need.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/free-software-helps-you-draw-fluid-power-schematics#comments Other Technologies The Hitch Post Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:42:00 +0000 38961 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 2016 FPDA-ISD Joint Annual Summit Set for September http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/2016-fpda-isd-joint-annual-summit-set-september <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA)-International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD) Joint Annual Summit is scheduled to occur September 18-21 at the Westin Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/2016-fpda-isd-joint-annual-summit-set-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/2016-fpda-isd-joint-annual-summit-set-september#comments News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:17:00 +0000 38951 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics & Pneumatics Products of the Week (6/23-6/30) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-623-630 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This product gallery features high-pressure hydraulic components, diecast aluminium precision regulators, closed-circuit axial-piston pumps, counterbalance valves, and rotary vacuum pumps. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-623-630" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-623-630#comments Products Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Pneumatic Valves Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:56:00 +0000 38941 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Principios Ingenieriles Básicos: Motores Hidráulicos http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-motores-hidr-ulicos <div class="node-body blog-body"><p class="rtejustify">Los motores hidr&aacute;ulicos transforman energ&iacute;a cin&eacute;tica del fluido en energ&iacute;a mec&aacute;nica rotativa, la cual generalmente es aplicada a una carga mediante un eje.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-motores-hidr-ulicos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/principios-ingenieriles-b-sicos-motores-hidr-ulicos#comments Motors & Actuators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors H&amp;P en tu idioma! Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:20:00 +0000 38931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Are You SURE Your Hydraulic Pump Is Broken? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken <div class="node-body blog-body">"We have some problems with a Parker-Denison hydrostatic transmission pump P24S 2R1C 9A2. Oil temperature rises from 20 to 50 Celsius within 15-20 minutes of only light operation (65 bar working pressure). The pump was sent to a local workshop for repair and cost us $10,000 and yet the problem remains."</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/are-you-sure-your-hydraulic-pump-broken#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:55:00 +0000 38911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/designing-drives-competitive-edge <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read how two field retrofits led to better performing, more competitive drive designs by converting...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/designing-drives-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/designing-drives-competitive-edge#comments White Papers Other Technologies Other Components Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:23:00 +0000 38831 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Selecting the Right Components for Harsh Environments http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/selecting-right-components-harsh-environments <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download Gates “Selecting the Right Components for Harsh Environments” white paper and discover cutting-edge solutions and...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/selecting-right-components-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/selecting-right-components-harsh-environments#comments White Papers Marine & Offshore Hose & Tubing Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:51:00 +0000 38821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Today’s Advanced Hose & Hydraulic Hose Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Gates </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Access “Today’s Advanced Hose and Hydraulic Systems” white paper and discover innovative systems-approach...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hose-tubing/today-s-advanced-hose-hydraulic-hose-systems#comments White Papers Hose & Tubing Hydraulic Fluids Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:40:00 +0000 38811 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com June 2016 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics-pneumatics/2016-06-17-0 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves">Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves</a> <a href="/cylinders-actuators/stick-slip-happens-how">Stick-Slip Happens, But How? </a> <a href="/hydraulic-pumps-motors/corn-processing-hits-new-speeds-hydraulics">Corn Processing Hits New Speeds With Hydraulics</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 38891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Partnership Delivers Aerospace-Standard CAD-Model Catalog http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/partnership-delivers-aerospace-standard-cad-model-catalog <div class="node-body article-body">PARTsolutions Strategic Parts Management, a behind-the-firewall application, enables engineers to download parts from more than 600 digital catalogs of manufacturer-certified components. It now includes SAE MOBILUS—a catalog containing SAE Aerospace Standard 3D models.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/partnership-delivers-aerospace-standard-cad-model-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/partnership-delivers-aerospace-standard-cad-model-catalog#comments Technologies Other Components Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:15:00 +0000 38851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>PARTsolutions Strategic Parts Management, a behind-the-firewall application, enables engineers to&nbsp;download parts from more than 600 digital catalogs of manufacturer-certified components. It now includes SAE MOBILUS&mdash;a catalog containing SAE Aerospace Standard 3D models.</p> June 2016 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/node/38861 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/cylinders-actuators/stick-slip-happens-how">Stick-Slip Happens, But How? </a> <a href="/hydraulic-valves/gain-control-flow">Gain Control of the Flow</a> <a href="/blog/fluid-power-gives-robot-arms-all-right-moves">Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000 38861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How To Select Hydraulic Connectors For Leak-Free Reliability http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability <div class="node-body blog-body">Hydraulic oil leaks are often considered to be an inherent characteristic of hydraulic machines. While this may have been true 30 years ago, advances in sealing technology and the development of reliable connection systems means that today, leak-free hydraulic plumbing is readily achievable. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-select-hydraulic-connectors-leak-free-reliability#comments Hydraulics At Work Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:23:00 +0000 38801 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cavitación en un sistema hidráulico http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/cavitaci-n-en-un-sistema-hidr-ulico <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong>Cavitaci&oacute;n en sistemas hidr&aacute;ulicos</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/cavitaci-n-en-un-sistema-hidr-ulico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/cavitaci-n-en-un-sistema-hidr-ulico#comments Hydraulics System Design H&amp;P en tu idioma! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:22:00 +0000 38791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Position Sensor Approved for Hazardous Areas http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/position-sensor-approved-hazardous-areas <div class="node-body article-body">MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corp., announced that its Temposonics T-Series sensors are now certified to NEC and CEC standards 500, 505, and 506.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/position-sensor-approved-hazardous-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/position-sensor-approved-hazardous-areas#comments Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation News Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:42:00 +0000 38781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Snapshot of Social Media http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media <div class="node-body blog-body">From its start with AOL and CompuServe to today's LinkedIn and Facebook, what twists and turns will social media now take with the onset of the Internet of Things?</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/snapshot-social-media#comments Community The Hitch Post Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:31:00 +0000 38771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Premature Failures and What to Do About Them http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/premature-failures-and-what-do-about-them <div class="field-deck"> Despite all our best efforts to practice good preventive and proactive maintenance, premature component failures still occur—and repair costs may still lie with the component supplier. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite practicing good preventive and proactive maintenance, premature component failures still occur—and repair costs may still lie with the supplier. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/premature-failures-and-what-do-about-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/premature-failures-and-what-do-about-them#comments Maintenance Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:40:00 +0000 38731 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com New Valve Technologies Improve Load- Sensing Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/new-valve-technologies-improve-load-sensing-systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Eaton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ability for a hydraulic system to provide variable pressure and variable flow has many advantages, not the least of which is...</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/new-valve-technologies-improve-load-sensing-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/new-valve-technologies-improve-load-sensing-systems#comments Design FAQs Hydraulic Valves Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:29:00 +0000 38641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Reader Offers Advice to Prevent Spline Wear http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/reader-offers-advice-prevent-spline-wear <div class="field-byline"> Don Searles </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To solve the problem of the shaft prematurely wearing out in a dredge's vane pump, Loctite was applied to the small pump shaft and two internal splines.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/reader-offers-advice-prevent-spline-wear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/reader-offers-advice-prevent-spline-wear#comments Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:14:00 +0000 38691 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ag Apps Are Just the Beginning http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/ag-apps-are-just-beginning <div class="node-body article-body">The PowerMax cylinders developed by Delavan, featuring tie-rod construction, target agricultural as well as other applications.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/ag-apps-are-just-beginning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/ag-apps-are-just-beginning#comments Agricultural Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:46:00 +0000 38671 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic System Runs with Engine Shut Off http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-system-runs-engine-shut <div class="node-body article-body">Altec won an award for its JEMS vehicle, which employs a hybrid hydraulic-electric system that saves on fuel consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-system-runs-engine-shut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-system-runs-engine-shut#comments Hydraulic Fluids Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:48:00 +0000 38651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Leaking Cylinder Puzzles Expert http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-leaking-cylinder-puzzles-expert <div class="node-body article-body">Can you solve the mystery of this hydraulic repair shop's leaking power steering cylinders?</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-leaking-cylinder-puzzles-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-leaking-cylinder-puzzles-expert#comments Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:09:00 +0000 38611 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Leaking Cylinder Puzzles Expert (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/troubleshooting-challenge-leaking-cylinder-puzzles-expert-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Several years ago when I owned a large hydraulic repair shop, we received defective power steering cylinders off of a popular Clark forklift truck to be repaired. The Clark dealer would give us...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:02:00 +0000 38631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Internal Gear Pumps http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-internal-gear-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Although usually associated with low-speed, high-torque motors, the gerotor element also works effectively as a pump. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although usually associated with low-speed, high-torque motors, the gerotor element also works effectively as a pump. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-internal-gear-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-internal-gear-pumps#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:06:00 +0000 38601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Gain Control of the Flow http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/gain-control-flow <div class="field-deck"> Designers rely on flow-control valves to regulate actuator speed. But different situations call for different types of valves, so this guide explains what can be used where and why. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Designers rely on flow-control valves to regulate actuator speed. But different situations call for different types of valves, so this guide explains what can be used where and why.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/gain-control-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/gain-control-flow#comments Hydraulic Valves Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:30:00 +0000 38561 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Gain Control of the Flow (.PDF Download) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/datasheet/gain-control-flow-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Hydraulic circuits usually have a dedicated power source sized to meet the cycle time, making flow restrictors &shy;unnecessary. Flow controls always generate some heat in hydraulic circuits, so consider...</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> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:35:00 +0000 38581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Stick-Slip Happens, But How? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/stick-slip-happens-how <div class="field-byline"> Yasunori Wakasawa, Yuhi Ito, and Hideki Yanada </div> <div class="field-deck"> Breakaway friction makes smooth acceleration from rest a challenge with pneumatic cylinders. Developing a mathematical model offers a glimpse into the forces at work and reveals some surprising observations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breakaway friction makes smooth acceleration from rest a challenge with pneumatic cylinders. Developing a mathematical model offers a glimpse into the forces at work and reveals some surprising observations.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/stick-slip-happens-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/stick-slip-happens-how#comments Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:04:00 +0000 38571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com