Cylinders & Actuators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en 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 Smart Actuation of Pumps and Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/smart-actuation-pumps-and-valves <div class="node-body article-body">New actuation technology holds promise to do away with the need for pilot circuits for valves in mobile hydraulic systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/smart-actuation-pumps-and-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/smart-actuation-pumps-and-valves#comments Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Hydraulic Valves Fri, 15 May 2015 19:02:00 +0000 32511 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Elephant House Doors Open on Their Own http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-elephant-house-doors-open-their-own <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-elephant-house-doors-open-their-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/maintenance/troubleshooting-challenge-elephant-house-doors-open-their-own#comments Maintenance Entertainment Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:10:00 +0000 32061 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Closing the Loop on Pneumatic Drive Control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/closing-loop-pneumatic-drive-control <div class="node-body article-body">A new servopneumatic proportional control system is intended for applications requiring simultaneous high speed and high force control for positioning a cylinder anywhere along its stroke.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/closing-loop-pneumatic-drive-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/closing-loop-pneumatic-drive-control#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +0000 31941 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Positioning with Air http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/positioning-air <div class="field-byline"> Steve Vincent and John Bridges </div> <div class="field-deck"> Electropneumatic-positioning systems bring extreme accuracy to high-speed automation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electropneumatic-positioning systems bring extreme accuracy to high-speed automation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/positioning-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/positioning-air#comments Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 31881 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Power Sources, Part 1 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-power-sources-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> The analogous nature of hydraulics and their electrical counterparts becomes even more evident when examining motors and power conversion. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The analogous nature of hydraulics and their electrical counterparts becomes even more evident when examining motors and power conversion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-power-sources-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-power-sources-part-1#comments Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:56:00 +0000 31861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 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 Maintenance Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Fluids Hydraulic Valves 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