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"><p>Airplane hangars need tall, wide openings to make it easy to move aircraft in and out. The same goes for service garages for large boats and mining, construction, and agricultural equipment. In most cases, these large openings need doors for security and to isolate a building&rsquo;s interior from the surrounding environment. Scaled-up versions of residential garage doors generally are not practical. In fact, electromechanical door openers contain multiple parts that require periodic lubrication, and tracks, motors, bearings, and drives.</p></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