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  • Jun 9, 2013

    The Old Timer Part 25: Old Habits are Hard to Break

    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 25th, and final, installment from the series. It was originally published in the February 1990 issue:...More
  • Apr 12, 2013

    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
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