Aside from a big jump from analog to digital control, electronics in fluid power has gone through evolutionary changes. Components with Bluetooth and similar wireless communication have only recently been introduced to the fluid power market, though....More
Series 714 double-acting piston seals from Hallite Seals America feature reinforced, heat-stabilized, thermoplastic sealing faces, equipped with a step-cut joint to allow easy passage over ports....More
Alliance Sensor Group's LA-21-A series of ac linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs), featuring five full ranges from 3 in. to 15 in., suits applications such as stamping or drawing press-die openings and processing valve controls....More
Mechanical pressure gauges and switches still have their place in fluid power, but with more features and greater accuracy and life, transducers are being specified in a wide variety of applications....More
If you’ve worked with hydraulic equipment for any length of time, it’s likely you’ve come across a hydraulic system with cloudy oil. Oil becomes cloudy when it is contaminated with water above its saturation level. The saturation level is the amount of water that can dissolve in the oil’s molecular chemistry and is typically 200 to 300 ppm at 20°C (68°F) for mineral hydraulic oil....More
Fischertechnik offers a range of products for kids and adults to explore the power of pneumatics in dynamic devices. Here, we take a look at the different products and some of the do-it-yourself models. We even offer a promo code, for a discount on any device, if you decide to order your own. For more information, visit the Fischertechnik website and click on 'products'!
St. Louis Zoo officials asked Valtec Hydraulics Inc., St. Louis, to design a preventive maintenance program for hydraulic system in the zoo’s elephant house. A problem occurred after Valtec changed all five pressure filters during normal scheduled service....More
Chevron Products recently introduced Clarity Synthetic environmentally acceptable hydraulic and gear oils, which provide lubrication and thermodynamic properties and seal compatibility for hydraulic equipment and industrial gearing....More