Technologies http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en White paper discusses processor power and energy efficiency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>AutomationDirect recently released a&nbsp; white paper titled, &ldquo;Processor Power and Energy Efficiency&rdquo;, which explains how consumer electronic microprocessor improvements also provide a catalyst for industrial automation advancements.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Modern electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, etc. can be used to perform myriad tasks, including messaging, photos, videos, music, alarms, day planners, GPS and more. The same trend of combining what once required several components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.<br /> &nbsp;</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/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/white-paper-discusses-processor-power-and-energy-efficiency#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fluid Power Talk Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +0000 28901 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bimba's new IntelliSense technology provides predictive intelligence for pneumatics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/bimbas-new-intellisense-technology-provides-predictive-intelligence-pneumat <div class="node-body article-body">IntelliSense offers condition-based monitoring to maximize machine productivity and reliability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/bimbas-new-intellisense-technology-provides-predictive-intelligence-pneumat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/bimbas-new-intellisense-technology-provides-predictive-intelligence-pneumat#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:01:00 +0000 28891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Why Risk It with Copycat Hydraulics? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/why-risk-it-copycat-hydraulics <div class="field-byline"> Bob Nemeth, Parts &amp; Service Director, Americas, Danfoss Power Solutions </div> <div class="field-deck"> Such components may lack the original manufacturer’s proven quality, performance, and reliability, which makes genuine remanufactured products a considerably more viable option for cost-conscious users. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When hydraulic components become damaged or reach the end of their useful lives, off-highway machine users can choose from among many replacement options. An increasing number of solutions are available from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), independent aftermarket suppliers, and remanufacturers. When searching for the best option to minimize downtime and total cost of ownership, users may consider reverse-engineered products that seem identical to the genuine original versions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/why-risk-it-copycat-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/why-risk-it-copycat-hydraulics#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Hydraulic Valves Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:32:00 +0000 28681 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at some innovative medical devices that help get patients back on their feet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Our soldiers have, unfortunately, suffered a substantial number of lower-limb battle injuries in recent years. That has spurred research efforts into innovative treatment strategies, such as powered orthotic systems. The goal is to develop devices that improve rehabilitation methods and results, and ultimately enhance the mobility in those suffering from combat-related, as well as civilian, injuries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts#comments Other Technologies Other Industries Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:13:00 +0000 28641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies — Part 6: Coils, Cores, and Transformers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers <div class="field-deck"> Inductance, in all of its various forms, plays a major role in indispensable electronics components such as coils and transformers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lenz’s Law explains more than just the “speed voltage,” which also happens to be another moniker for that law. It says an induced voltage will occur anytime there’s relative motion between the conductor and the magnetic field. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers#comments Other Components Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 28631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com No Break for Rod Bearings in Hostile Conditions http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/no-break-rod-bearings-hostile-conditions <div class="node-body article-body">The process of coupling rail cars together to assemble a train is called “humping.” In this process, an individual car is pushed over a small hill, or hump. As the car descends the other side of the hill, it coasts until it contacts another car and automatically couples to it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/no-break-rod-bearings-hostile-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/no-break-rod-bearings-hostile-conditions#comments Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:50:00 +0000 28611 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Guest Editorial: The Future of Fluid Power in North America http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/guest-editorial-future-fluid-power-north-america <div class="field-byline"> Michael J. Gust, Industry Liaison Center for Compact &amp; Efficient Fluid Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manufacturers, researchers, and media from around the nation will convene at the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tenn., on October 13 to 16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/guest-editorial-future-fluid-power-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/guest-editorial-future-fluid-power-north-america#comments Technologies Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:49:00 +0000 28541 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com From the Editor: Technology Gives Back http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-technology-gives-back <div class="field-byline"> Nancy K. Freidrich, Executive Director of Content &amp; User Engagement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Thanks to advances in surgery, that war saw more injured soldiers return home than any previous conflict. To help these men regain their mobility and potentially return to work in some capacity, research and development was quickly devoted to prosthetics. According to ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-technology-gives-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/editor-technology-gives-back#comments Technologies Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:57:00 +0000 28531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies, Part 6: Coils, Cores, and Transformers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers-0 <div class="field-deck"> Inductance, in all of its various forms, plays a major role in indispensable electronics components such as coils and transformers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As is the case in electronics systems, inductance is a driving force for coils, transformers, and laminated cores in hydraulics systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-components/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-6-coils-cores-and-transformers-0#comments Other Components Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:36:00 +0000 28461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 60 Years Ago: Two Pump System Provides Synchronized Motion http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/60-years-ago-two-pump-system-provides-synchronized-motion <div class="field-deck"> High pressure, low slip, radial piston pumps with a gear pump powered stroking mechanism supply equal volumes to each of the two car dumping jack cylinders. The circuit has safety and control features which are required by many oil-powered machines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Three major design problems are solved in the construction of a hydraulic power system used to dump slag loaded railroad cars. Keeping two cylinders moving together regardless of varying loads, eliminating possibilities of shock in the system because of the large mass being handled, and providing rigid piping on oscillating cylinders are all accomplished in the design.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/60-years-ago-two-pump-system-provides-synchronized-motion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/60-years-ago-two-pump-system-provides-synchronized-motion#comments Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:43:00 +0000 28411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com