Technologies en Hydraulic-Electric Analogies, Pt. 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">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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Components Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:36:00 +0000 28461 at JARP Opens New Cylinder Remanufacturing Facility <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>JARP Industries opens a new stand-alone manufacturing facility for its cylinder remanufacturing business. The 25,000 square foot facility is part of JARP&rsquo;s long-term commitment to cylinder remanufacturing and dedicated to its JARP/RE remanufacturing program.</p> <p>The new facility increases remanufacturing capacity from 7,000 to 20,000 cylinders a year. JARP now has the ability to offer customers customized inventory programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:00 +0000 28381 at Air in the Tank <div class="field-byline"> Hank van Ormer, Air Power USA Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Every compressed air system needs a receiver, but the receiver alone is not always the answer to energy efficiency in the system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With its dumpy fat cylindrical shape, dull-painted exterior, lack of visible dynamic activity, and frequently hidden location, it&rsquo;s easy to understand why the air receiver usually is the orphan of the plant-air system family. There is confusion and controversy over its function, where it should be located, what size it should be, how it should be piped &mdash; and whether it is needed at all. Air receivers are one of the least understood, yet potentially most useful components available to increase operating efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Compressors Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:03:00 +0000 28351 at Hydraulics in the Limelight <div class="field-deck"> Unseen hydraulics bring on-stage performances to life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Whether you&rsquo;re into ballet or hip-hop, the staging and special effects now play a major role in performances at many modern theaters and arenas. Behind the scenes, much of the action is thanks to state-of-the-art hydraulic drives.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:13:00 +0000 28341 at Mighty Minis of Construction <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction equipment requires lots of power for digging, breaking, hauling, and any other heavy-duty task at hand. But just because compact construction machines are smaller than their full-size counterparts doesn&rsquo;t mean they can skimp on power. They still need plenty of force for digging, high torque for drilling, and enough power to work quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 28331 at VFDs help HPUs be more efficient <div class="node-body article-body"><p>HAWE Hydraulics, Charlotte, N. C., offers an energy-saving alternative to conventional fixed-speed hydraulic power units (HPUs) using variable-displacement pumps. Instead, the industrial HPU drives a fixed-displacement pump at variable speed. This technique drives the pump at the speed necessary to provide the required flow up to 20 lpm &ndash; all while maintaining a constant pressure for clamping or other functions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:39:00 +0000 28321 at A Flak Jacket for Hose <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today&rsquo;s hydraulic hose is tougher than ever. Manufacturers now offer a wide variety of extra-tough cover materials that resist chemicals, heat, sunlight, and abrasion. But in some of the most demanding applications, providing more protection can extend the hose life even further. That&rsquo;s where hose sleeves come in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hose & Tubing Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:14:00 +0000 28311 at Sensor Sets the Table in Simplicity <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Sensor sets the table in simplicity</strong></p> <p>Whenever you&rsquo;ve eaten at a restaurant, cafeteria, or anywhere else outside the home, you were most likely served by products from The Vollrath Co. LLC (, Sheboygan, Wis. Vollrath makes a huge variety of both simple and sophisticated products and equipment related to food and beverages &mdash; from ketchup squirt bottles to stainless steel cookware and food preparation machines to sophisticated serving stations that keep salads cool and soups hot.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:51:00 +0000 28301 at From the Editor: Making a Connection in Wisconsin <div class="field-deck"> Meeting Vollrath Man, and discovering the part that pneumatic cylinders play at this giant foodservice equipment manufacturer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I had the pleasure of visiting The Vollrath Co. LLC, in Sheboygan, Wis., several weeks ago. Vollrath makes just about every type of commercial food and beverage preparation and serving product you can imagine — and many you probably can’t. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:09:00 +0000 28271 at No man is an island <div class="node-body blog-body">And neither is fluid power. Unless you&#39;re buliding a test bench to evaluate or demonstrate a hydraulic or pneumatic component, every fluid power system is connected to some sort of mechancial system. So even though you may have a collection of smart phone apps for making fluid power calculations, you&#39;ll probably need apps for the mechancial portion of hte machine you&#39;re designing.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies The Hitch Post Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:46:00 +0000 28281 at