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  • Jun 12, 2013
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    Update on the tubing industry

      Current news for the tubing industry includes the relaunch of Sharon Tube. Sharon Tube announced its relaunch in April, and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 11th.  To join in the celebration they invited family, customers, and the media to their facility in Wheatland, PA. The event also included speakers Barry Zekelman, CEO of JMC Steel Group, Brian Beader the Mercer County Commissioner, and Sharon Tube’s president Bill Perrine.   Sharon Tube’s relaunch marks a positive future for domestic industry....More
  • Apr 12, 2013
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    The Old Timer Part 18: Avoid unwanted intensification

    Most hydraulics courses include an example to illustrate an intensification problem that occurs when holding vertical loads with a cylinder. A blocked-center directional control valve stops the cylinder in mid-stroke....More
  • Apr 1, 2013
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    The Old Timer Part 17: Penniless Project Recycles Rejected Components

    The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is just as useful — and interesting — today. So rather than leave his wisdom printed on pages archived in our storage room, I pulled out issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and have been reproducing relevant entries in this blog. Here is my 17th entry, which was originally published in the May 1989 issue:...More
  • Mar 16, 2013
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    The Old Timer Part 15: Two-way Intensifier Squeezes Sand

    The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is just as ueful — and interesting — today. So rather than leave his wisdom printed on pages archived in our storage room, I pulled out issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and have been reproducing relevant entries in this blog. Here is my 15th entry, which was originally published in the March 1989 issue:...More
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