Cylinders & Actuators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Pneumatic System Designers: Don't Overlook Critical Backpressure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><a href="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg"><img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/08/backpressure.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; float: right; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px;" /></a>Lately, I&#39;ve noticed magazine editors who dub themselves as &quot;experts&quot; in the field of fluid power. I know I know more about fluid power than these people, but I certainly do not consider myself an expert.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/pneumatic-system-designers-dont-overlook-critical-backpressure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Fluid Power Talk Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:36:00 +0000 33861 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pushing Cheese Production http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pushing-cheese-production <div class="field-byline"> James Coshnitzke, Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A major food manufacturer looks to streamline an operation that moves trays through the fill-and-weigh operations, then to the unloading station. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cheese in colorful packages at supermarkets usually starts out in a completely different form. In one such case, machines pour a heated, liquefied cheese product into large fiberglass trays.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pushing-cheese-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pushing-cheese-production#comments Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Packaging Pneumatic Valves Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:39:00 +0000 33711 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com High-Speed Cylinders Get a Soft Landing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/high-speed-cylinders-get-soft-landing <div class="field-byline"> John Bridges </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers have several options when selecting the best way to cushion pneumatic cylinders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers have several options when selecting the best way to cushion pneumatic cylinders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/high-speed-cylinders-get-soft-landing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/high-speed-cylinders-get-soft-landing#comments Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:01:00 +0000 33671 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Custom Feedback Solves Real Problems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/custom-feedback-solves-real-problems <div class="field-deck"> Programmable custom feedback improves the quality of input signals from sensors, as well as protects control-loop algorithms from unwanted feedback and sensor failures. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Programmable custom feedback improves the quality of input signals from sensors, as well as protects control-loop algorithms from unwanted feedback and sensor failures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/custom-feedback-solves-real-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/custom-feedback-solves-real-problems#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:41:00 +0000 33621 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Door Swings into Action http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-door-swings-action <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/hydraulic-door-swings-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/hydraulic-door-swings-action#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