Cylinders & Actuators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Hydraulics Gets Into the Swing of Things http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulics-gets-swing-things <div class="node-body article-body">Hydroswing doors are used as an alternative to bottom-rolling, accordion, fabric, and sliding doors, which typically contain many moving parts and often require increased maintenance over time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulics-gets-swing-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulics-gets-swing-things#comments Cylinders & Actuators News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:39:00 +0000 33551 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Self-Contained Electrohydraulic Actuator Offers Failsafe Operation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/self-contained-electrohydraulic-actuator-offers-failsafe-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Gas and steam turbines often integrate hydraulic cylinders for valve-actuation purposes. Hydraulic cylinders usually can transmit extremely high force and precise position and force control within a much smaller package than electromechanical actuators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/self-contained-electrohydraulic-actuator-offers-failsafe-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/self-contained-electrohydraulic-actuator-offers-failsafe-operation#comments Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:35:00 +0000 33411 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>A self-contained electrohydraulic actuator, originally developed for use in gas and steam turbines by Voith Turbo, transmits 56 tons of force from a package that combines the advantages of hydraulics with the convenience and energy efficiency of electromechanical drives. Photo by Christian Kuhna, courtesy Siemens AG.</p> New Product Line Comes to West Coast http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/new-product-line-comes-west-coast <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hengli America&nbsp; Co. Inc., Naperville, Ill., announced the signing of its first distributor: TECO Pneumatic, Pleasanton, Calif. Hengli manufactures hydraulic cylinders with bores from 1&frac12; to 59 in., strokes to 36 ft., and operating pressures to 10,000 psi. It also owns its own ductile iron foundry for its hydraulic valves and piston pumps.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/new-product-line-comes-west-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/new-product-line-comes-west-coast#comments Cylinders & Actuators News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:05:00 +0000 33401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Advanced Machine Tools Revitalize Cylinder Manufacturing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/advanced-machine-tools-revitalize-cylinder-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body">In 2011, Jim Warneke, general manager, and Frank Laratta, manufacturing engineer, both arrived at Hanna Cylinders, Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Their first major project was to give Hanna a much needed “manufacturing face lift,” as they put it, to shorten production lead times.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/advanced-machine-tools-revitalize-cylinder-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/advanced-machine-tools-revitalize-cylinder-manufacturing#comments Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:10:00 +0000 33301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Taking a Position on Hydraulic Cylinder Sensors http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/taking-position-hydraulic-cylinder-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Edward E. Herceg, Alliance Sensors Group </div> <div class="field-deck"> No clear-cut choices exist when it comes to selecting a linear displacement transducer for position feedback of hydraulic cylinder position. However, this comparison of the most common technologies may help narrow down the field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No clear-cut choices exist when it comes to selecting a linear displacement transducer for position feedback of hydraulic cylinder position. However, this comparison of the most common technologies may help narrow down the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/taking-position-hydraulic-cylinder-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/taking-position-hydraulic-cylinder-sensors#comments Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:19:00 +0000 33211 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How to Design Stable Closed-Loop Circuits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Robert Burton was an expert in electrohydraulic servo system design for more than 40 years. He contributed articles to <em>Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics</em> during the 1990s, and our September 1996 issue contains an in-depth article explaining electrohydraulic closed-loop control without of the complicated math that&#39;s often a part of tutorial material.</p></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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/how-design-stable-closed-loop-circuits#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:35:00 +0000 33141 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com FAQ's on What type of cylinder stroke sensor do I need? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/faqs-what-type-cylinder-stroke-sensor-do-i-need <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Balluff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are lots of products out there for sensing the stroke position of a hydraulic cylinder. How do I know which one to use? What’s the difference?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/faqs-what-type-cylinder-stroke-sensor-do-i-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/faqs-what-type-cylinder-stroke-sensor-do-i-need#comments Design FAQs Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:56:00 +0000 33091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Cylinders Provide Muscle for Pipelaying http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/hydraulic-cylinders-provide-muscle-pipelaying <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Enerpac supplied dozens of high-pressure hydraulic cylinders for the topside lift system beams on Allseas &lsquo;Pioneering Spirit&rsquo; vessel. The cylinders are an integral part of the vessel&rsquo;s lift system, enabling the installation and decommissioning of complete topsides weighing up to metric 48,000 tons. &lsquo;Pioneering Spirit&rsquo; is the largest platform installation, decommissioning, and pipelay vessel in the world. The vessel&rsquo;s 16 lifting beams feature 64 Enerpac CLRG-Series&nbsp; double-acting hydraulic cylinders arranged in groups of four.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/hydraulic-cylinders-provide-muscle-pipelaying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/marine-offshore/hydraulic-cylinders-provide-muscle-pipelaying#comments Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:45:00 +0000 32981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 10 Safety Products for Every Pneumatic Tool Kit http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/10-safety-products-every-pneumatic-tool-kit <div class="field-byline"> Michael Guelker, Festo Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> These products, from actuators to valves, help avoid high-pressure hazards and uncontrolled movements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These products, from actuators to valves, help avoid high-pressure hazards and uncontrolled movements in pneumatics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/10-safety-products-every-pneumatic-tool-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/10-safety-products-every-pneumatic-tool-kit#comments Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:08:00 +0000 32851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Lumberyard Stacker Cylinder Drops http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-lumberyard-stacker-cylinder-drops <div class="node-body article-body">A lumber company had an older yard stacker machine that they wanted to put back into service. The problem: The boom lift cylinder would drop when the operator also rotated the forks at the same time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-lumberyard-stacker-cylinder-drops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-lumberyard-stacker-cylinder-drops#comments Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 19 May 2015 14:09:00 +0000 32631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com