Cylinders & Actuators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en All-stainless-steel air cylinders http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/7082/TechZone-Cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">A line of stainless-steel cylinders is designed for food-processing and pharmaceutical applications. All-threaded construction cylinders are fully repairable, and their crevice-free design simplifies washdowns and clean-ups. Available in 1 1 ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/7082/TechZone-Cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:36:00 +0000 4197 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cylinder Hones Provide Slick Solutions http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/cylinder-hones-provide-slick-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Damaged, scored cylinders are repaired in the field using flexible cylinder hones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Damaged, scored cylinders can be repaired in the field using flexible cylinder hones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/cylinder-hones-provide-slick-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/cylinder-hones-provide-slick-solutions#comments Maintenance Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:43:00 +0000 31411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Assumptions and Safety Don’t Mix http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/assumptions-and-safety-don-t-mix <div class="node-body article-body">Counterbalance valves are among the top subjects viewed week after week on our website. I don’t know why, so your guess is as good as mine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/assumptions-and-safety-don-t-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/assumptions-and-safety-don-t-mix#comments Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Fluids Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:00 +0000 31341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com A chrome alternative for corrosive environments http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/chrome-alternative-corrosive-environments <div class="field-byline"> By M. Woods, T. Damirgi and E. Rolinski, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Environmental limitations on the usage of hex-chrome coatings1 have yielded many alternative coatings and surface treatments for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder piston rods. Piston rod surfaces need to have low coefficient of friction and resist wear from abrasion, erosion and sliding. But they also must be resistant to corrosion2.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/chrome-alternative-corrosive-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/chrome-alternative-corrosive-environments#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Components Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:20:00 +0000 31311 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Cylinder Testing Unit Records Pressures to 3000 psi http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HCT-3000 hydraulic cylinder tester assures repaired cylinders are free of rod or piston seal leaks and that they will function properly when reinstalled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-cylinder-testing-unit-records-pressures-3000-psi#comments Products Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:04:00 +0000 30401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Drop-In Replacement Air Cylinders Are Field-Repairable http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Optimax Series OCG round-body pneumatic actuators provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/drop-replacement-air-cylinders-are-field-repairable#comments Products Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:42:00 +0000 30371 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com All-Stainless Air Cylinders Are Ideal for Washdown Applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Applications in food processing palnts can really be tough on machine components &mdash; especially air cylinders. That&#39;s because government agencies require frequent washdown of equipment that comes in direct or incidental contact with food products. These regulations are enacted not only to protect our food supply, but also to protect workers at the food processing plants.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/all-stainless-air-cylinders-are-ideal-washdown-applications#comments Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:25:00 +0000 30341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Speed Control Causing Unwanted Jolt and Pressure Spike http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-speed-control-causing-unwanted-jolt-and-pressure-spike <div class="node-body article-body">A casting plant used a simple two-speed circuit to extend a hydraulic cylinder at high speed, then shift to a slower speed for forming. The maintenance supervisor used the accompanying schematic to plumb the circuit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-speed-control-causing-unwanted-jolt-and-pressure-spike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-speed-control-causing-unwanted-jolt-and-pressure-spike#comments Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:42:00 +0000 30011 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Hydraulic system causes structural failure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure <div class="node-body article-body">I was asked to examine and review the circuit design on a walking-beam conveyor system in a pipe mill that had one of two lifting cylinders suddenly drop. This caused one side of the structural frame to fracture, dropping a 60,000-lb coil of ½-in. steel into a pit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000 29221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Aventics Celebrates 50 Years at Lexington Headquarters http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aventics-celebrates-50-years-lexington-headquarters <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Aventics community commemorated the opening of its Lexington facility in 1964 with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aventics-celebrates-50-years-lexington-headquarters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/news/aventics-celebrates-50-years-lexington-headquarters#comments Cylinders & Actuators News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:59:00 +0000 28911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Courtesy of Aventics