Cylinders & Actuators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Troubleshooting Challenge: Drifting Cylinder Problem http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-drifting-cylinder-problem <div class="node-body article-body">A hydraulic system was designed and sold by a new sales engineer. The application required an ejector cylinder to remain fully retracted for a dwell period while the molded part cured. Once the part was fully cured, the cylinder would extend to eject the part...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-drifting-cylinder-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-drifting-cylinder-problem#comments Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:40:00 +0000 27351 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic cushion alternative http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/9673/TechZone-Cylinders <div class="node-body article-body">NuCushions are made with durable elastomer to adapt to pneumatic cylinder pistons. No adjustment required. Eliminates need for bleed needle assembly, cushion spud, and spud seal. Reduced reaction forces compared to pneumatic cushions. More than ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/9673/TechZone-Cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Cylinders & Actuators Packaging Fri, 16 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 3177 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Machine makes cars compact http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/machine-makes-cars-compact <div class="field-deck"> The smaller you make a car, the more of them you can fit onto a trailer for transport. And crushing cars is what Al-Jon Manufacturing’s Impact V is all about — thanks to hydraulics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What this car crusher sacrifices in its final product's denseness is more than made up for by its efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/machine-makes-cars-compact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/machine-makes-cars-compact#comments Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 05 May 2014 19:12:00 +0000 26621 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 Pneumatic Cylinder Design Factors http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips </div> <div class="field-deck"> Properly sizing both the cylinder and related components prevents damage, improves performance, and cuts cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pneumatic systems appear relatively simple at first glance. Nevertheless, there are many factors to consider when selecting components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:00 +0000 26041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cylinder failures on a pipe-fabrication machine http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine <div class="node-body article-body">A company that fabricates oil-field pipes starts with flat steel, rolls it into a round tubular shape, and simultaneously welds the inside and outside surfaces of the joined ends. Tooling removes excess weld material, creating a round pipe that actually looks like seamless pipe. A cutoff station then cuts the pipe coming off the production line to 21-ft lengths.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/cylinder-failures-pipe-fabrication-machine#comments Maintenance Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:28:00 +0000 25351 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Prince Series Cylinders http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/prince-series-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body"><b>www.PrinceSeriesCylinders.com</b><br clear="all" /><br/></br/></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/prince-series-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/prince-series-cylinders#comments Products Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:33:00 +0000 25151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Checklist for matching air cylinders to load requirements http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/checklist-matching-air-cylinders-load-requirements <div class="field-deck"> Several calculations can bring you close — probably very close — to the right cylinder size, but in the long run, it’s best to test. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When applications involve linear motion, high speed, and moderate loads, air cylinders are often the first choice to provide the actuation. Compressed air is available as a utility at almost every industrial facility, and economical air cylinders can be obtained from many manufacturers. One of the most fundamental</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/checklist-matching-air-cylinders-load-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/checklist-matching-air-cylinders-load-requirements#comments Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:46:00 +0000 24601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Lightweight cylinders http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/lightweight-cylinders <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You&rsquo;ll find some of the largest fluid circuit lines in the world at refineries and large-scale chemical processing plants, where miles of large-diameter tubing is commonplace. Because it is clean, safe, compact, and powerful, pneumatics is widely used to actuate large valves in these applications. Lehigh Fluid Power, Lambertville, N. J., provides a wide variety of cylinders for use in valve actuators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/lightweight-cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/lightweight-cylinders#comments Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:54:00 +0000 24541 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How We Test Cylinders for Side Loading http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/how-we-test-cylinders-side-loading <div class="field-byline"> Bill O&#039;Rourke, Jet Products LLC </div> <div class="field-deck"> In an effort to improve master-cylinder designs, tests were conducted to observe wear under linear and side-loading conditions. The results led to a satisfactory remedy to reduce damage from side loading. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort to improve master-cylinder designs, tests were conducted to observe wear under linear and side-loading conditions. The results led to a satisfactory remedy to reduce damage from side loading.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/how-we-test-cylinders-side-loading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/how-we-test-cylinders-side-loading#comments Cylinders & Actuators Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:39:00 +0000 24311 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com