Accumulators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6607/more en Deep-Sea Accumulator Servicing Just Got Easier — and Faster http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster <div class="field-deck"> The Lockbox piston accumulator design does away with threaded retaining rings to secure the endcap, making servicing faster and less complicated because it can be performed on-site using standard tools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ever since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a more-urgent need for scheduled maintenance of critical equipment has occurred in the offshore oil and gas industry. Such equipment includes the blowout preventer (BOP) and its main components, such as the piston accumulators. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/deep-sea-accumulator-servicing-just-got-easier-and-faster#comments Accumulators Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:00 +0000 27851 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulators add functionality to hydraulic circuits http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-add-functionality-hydraulic-circuits <div class="field-byline"> By Josh Cosford, CFPE, Fluid Power House </div> <div class="field-deck"> Knowing the differences among the various types of hydraulic accumulators will pay off in safety and cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulic accumulators are one of the most underutilized tools in the fluid-power chest, which is unfortunate, because they provide myriad advantages to a hydraulic system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-add-functionality-hydraulic-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-add-functionality-hydraulic-circuits#comments Accumulators Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:49:00 +0000 25431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Sensor detects piston position in accumulators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-amp-instrumentation/sensor-detects-piston-position-accumulators <div class="node-body article-body">Simplified drawing explains operation of SL720 position sensor and shows major components. Hybrid hydraulic drives use accumulators to store kinetic energy from braking as hydraulic energy instead of braking a vehicle ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-amp-instrumentation/sensor-detects-piston-position-accumulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accumulators Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 24471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulator bank breathes new life into core machine http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/accumulator-bank-breathes-new-life-core-machine <div class="node-body article-body"><p> A manufacturer of cast-aluminum automobile engine components called on Livingston &amp; Haven to solve an operating problem with a core-blower machine that produced sand cores for molds &mdash; in this case, for cast intake manifolds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/accumulator-bank-breathes-new-life-core-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/accumulator-bank-breathes-new-life-core-machine#comments Accumulators Hydraulic Valves Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:34:00 +0000 22261 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com The Old Timer Part 24: Remember the People Part of Design Projects http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/old-timer-part-24-remember-people-part-design-projects <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&amp;P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is just as useful &mdash; and interesting &mdash; today.</p> <p> 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 24th entry (only one left), which was originally published in the January 1990 issue:</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/old-timer-part-24-remember-people-part-design-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/old-timer-part-24-remember-people-part-design-projects#comments Accumulators The Hitch Post Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:53:00 +0000 21321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Air and oil do mix http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/air-and-oil-do-mix <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Cheema, Fluid Energy Controls Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Selecting the right accumulator is critical for wind farm applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The wind power and petroleum industries may be seen as rivals, yet oil is essential throughout a wind farm to ensure smooth operation. As such, it is necessary to select the right accumulators for both hydraulic and lubrication applications.</p> <p> Wind turbine manufacturers typically speak of having availability levels in the range of 97% to 98%, but a 2008 study by British wind consultants Garrad Hassan found actual availability levels to be lower. In North America, turbines were averaging an availability of 94% to 95%.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/air-and-oil-do-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/air-and-oil-do-mix#comments Accumulators Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:23:00 +0000 20401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Updated accumulator selection software available http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/updated-accumulator-selection-software-available <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Parker Hannifin Accumulator &amp; Cooler Division Americas recently revamped its <a href="http://www.parker.com/portal/site/PARKER/menuitem.55ba06d23c22a951b49965b3237ad1ca?vgnextoid=83ab65baba587210VgnVCM10000048021dacRCRD&amp;vgnextfmt=EN" target="_blank">inPHorm for Accumulators program</a>, allowing it to run on a Windows 7 platform and serve solely as a stand-alone accumulator-sizing program.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/updated-accumulator-selection-software-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/updated-accumulator-selection-software-available#comments Accumulators Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:50:00 +0000 18641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Lightning Hybrids' fuel efficiency demonstration http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-amp-bus/lightning-hybrids-fuel-efficiency-demonstration <div class="node-body video-body"><p> Lightning Hybrids, Loveland, Colo., announced this week that it will be supplying its hydraulic hybrid system on two city buses for the city of Loveland. A video like this will be shown on board the buses, to demonstrate the fuel efficiency the system is achieving.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/rail-truck-amp-bus/lightning-hybrids-fuel-efficiency-demonstration#comments Accumulators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:31:00 +0000 17551 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Parker to deliver more hydraulic hybrid refuse truck systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/parker-deliver-more-hydraulic-hybrid-refuse-truck-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Two years after testing on three trucks began in southern Florida, Parker Hannifin Corp. announced today that Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed an order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring <a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/RecyclingWasteM/Article/False/86501/IndZone-RecyclingWasteM" target="_blank">Parker&rsquo;s fuel-saving RunWise technology</a>. These vehicles are being used in municipalities across the country yielding significant reliability and performance measures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/parker-deliver-more-hydraulic-hybrid-refuse-truck-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/waste-management/parker-deliver-more-hydraulic-hybrid-refuse-truck-systems#comments Accumulators Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Waste Management Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:53:00 +0000 17531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulators beat boom bounce http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Designers at a manufacturer of agricultural equipment eliminate the problem boom bounce on their self-propelled, high-clearance sprayers with AccuMight bladder accumulators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/accumulators/accumulators-beat-boom-bounce#comments Accumulators Agricultural Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 17251 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com