Technologies http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en PHD Inc's Expansion Creates New Job Opportunities http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>PHD, Inc. is expanding their operations in their Huntington, IN facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017. They are investing $4.18 million into their Huntington facility where multi-axis CNC equipment will be installed in the coming weeks with plans to begin insourcing production of CNC-machined parts. PHD currently employs 285 full-time employees, with more than 100 in Huntington. PHD plans to begin hiring CNC machinists and programmers in early May.</p> <p>To view the full press release please <a href="http://www.phdinc.com/aboutus/news/" target="_blank">click here. </a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/phd-incs-expansion-creates-new-job-opportunities#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fluid Power Talk Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:23:00 +0000 26451 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Proportional-Valve Inconsistency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/troubleshooting-challenge-proportional-valve-inconsistency <div class="node-body article-body">A simple circuit was designed to lift large castings on an elevator from a conveyor at floor level to another conveyor located high in the building. The elevator used a pressure-compensated pump with a three-position proportional-directional valve, filters, and a relief valve for safety. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/troubleshooting-challenge-proportional-valve-inconsistency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/troubleshooting-challenge-proportional-valve-inconsistency#comments Technologies Pneumatic Valves Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:36:00 +0000 26421 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Analogies between hydraulic and electrical systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/analogies-between-hydraulic-and-electrical-systems <div class="field-deck"> Whether your background is electrical or mechanical, analogies exist between the two technologies that can aid your understanding of both. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most technical people working in the fluid power industry have roots either in the mechanical realm or the electrical realm. Those who consider themselves “mechanically inclined” often struggle with understanding of electrical concepts. Likewise, those well versed in electrical science are often faced with terminology in fluid power that is inconsistent with their knowledge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/analogies-between-hydraulic-and-electrical-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/analogies-between-hydraulic-and-electrical-systems#comments Technologies Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:00 +0000 26381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Handbook presents new approach to troubleshooting http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/handbook-presents-new-approach-troubleshooting <div class="field-deck"> A new book by Brendan Casey focuses on the 12 principles of effective troubleshooting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most troubleshooting guides walk the user through a series of if-then procedures to eventually find the cause of a malfunction. This can be a time-consuming task that may or may not find the cause of a problem...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/handbook-presents-new-approach-troubleshooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/handbook-presents-new-approach-troubleshooting#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Learning Resources Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:28:00 +0000 26361 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com serv-Clip Device Taps into Hydraulic Lines http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/serv-clip-device-taps-hydraulic-lines <div class="field-deck"> The potentially complicated task of installing test ports onto existing systems is made easier. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The benefits of assessing a hydraulic system&rsquo;s condition are well documented. Even though pressure transducers, flow meters, and temperature sensors may not be required for routine operation of a machine, portable diagnostic instruments monitor these parameters to determine a hydraulic system&rsquo;s condition. But even regular monitoring of pressure, flow, and temperature can miss sensitive fluid conditions, such as particulate contamination, oxidation, water infiltration, and additive depletion.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/serv-clip-device-taps-hydraulic-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/serv-clip-device-taps-hydraulic-lines#comments Technologies Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:17:00 +0000 26341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A Logical Choice for Relief Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/logical-choice-relief-valves <div class="field-deck"> Logic element technology can boost the flow (and pressure) capability of electroproportional relief valve circuits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Effective use of logic elements is a key to designing cost-effective circuits and is limited only by the designer’s imagination. Most experienced hydraulic circuit designers know and understand the many ways to apply logic elements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/logical-choice-relief-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/logical-choice-relief-valves#comments Technologies Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Pneumatic Valves Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 26321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com From the Editor: A New Role for H&P http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-new-role-hp <div class="field-deck"> Content Director Alan Hitchcox sees Hydraulics & Pneumatics filling a new niche. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I’m always pleased to hear how many seasoned veterans in the fluid power industry cite Hydraulics & Pneumatics as a recurring source of information they’ve relied on through the years, and still do. It’s probably the biggest reason why I’m proud to carry on the legacy begun and nurtured by my predecessors nearly 70 years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-new-role-hp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-new-role-hp#comments Technologies Community Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:51:00 +0000 26291 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bionic Kangaroo Brought to Life by Pneumatics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-pneumatics <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festo’s BionicKangaroo combines both pneumatic and electric drive components to accurately replicate the jumping pattern of an actual kangaroo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-pneumatics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-pneumatics#comments Entertainment Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:00 +0000 26281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com AISTech Rolls In to Indy http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/aistech-rolls-indy <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Indianapolis hosts the annual meeting for the iron and steel industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition (AISTech) will be held May 5 to 8 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. This year will feature more than 500 exhibitors and more than 500 technical presentations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/aistech-rolls-indy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/aistech-rolls-indy#comments Technologies Events Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:46:00 +0000 26241 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Concentric Appoints New Director in Rockford, IL http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/concentric-appoints-new-director-rockford-il <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Concentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing in Rockford, IL. <img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2014/04/uploads/2014/04/matt-christensen.jpeg" style="margin: 5px; float: right; width: 160px; height: 180px;" />Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Matt began his career with Concentric, in 1998 and left in 2006. He returned in 2008 as OEM Account Manager, and will now take on this new role.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/concentric-appoints-new-director-rockford-il" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/concentric-appoints-new-director-rockford-il#comments Other Components Fluid Power Talk Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 26221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com