Controls & Instrumentation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Real-Time Fluid Monitoring on the Go http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Any manufacturing, agricultural, or mining operation strives to eliminate unplanned equipment downtime and the repair costs associated with it. Skipping routine service and preventive maintenance could result in contaminated fluid and reliability problems, erratic operation, and premature component failures.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/real-time-fluid-monitoring-go#comments Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 12 May 2016 21:27:00 +0000 38361 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic Control Info on the Go http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go <div class="node-body article-body">Datasheets, specs, and other website-based information on ControlAir's pneumatic and electropneumatic controls now can be accessed via mobile devices. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/pneumatic-control-info-go#comments Controls & Instrumentation News Wed, 11 May 2016 18:39:00 +0000 38321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Controlling the Biggest Water Show on Earth http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth <div class="field-deck"> When heavy loads and precise motion control with pinpoint repeatability are needed, electrohydraulics is a frequent choice—even when operations occur under water. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When heavy loads and precise motion control with pinpoint repeatability are needed, electrohydraulics is a frequent choice—even when operations occur under water.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/controlling-biggest-water-show-earth#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 05 May 2016 15:35:00 +0000 38201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic Ballast Control Keeps Ships Fit for High Seas http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas <div class="node-body article-body">The Marex Valve Control System's pneumatic actuators can be mounted in the ballast tanks and adjusted with no need for electricity, thus offering a lower-cost control approach. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/pneumatic-ballast-control-keeps-ships-fit-high-seas#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Marine & Offshore Pneumatic Valves Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:52:00 +0000 37891 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An Oldie but a Goodie: PID Control for Dummies Like Me http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that&#39;s how it should be.</p> <p>Sometimes, though, it&#39;s counter-productive because I get off track because I can&#39;t resist reading the article the search engine pointed me to.</p></div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/oldie-goodie-pid-control-dummies-me#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Valves The Hitch Post Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:41:00 +0000 37581 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Multifunctional Pressure Switch Goes High Tech http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech <div class="node-body article-body">Mead’s digital pressure switch not only provides programmable high and low switching setpoints and digital output signals, but also shows system pressure on an integrated LCD interface.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/multifunctional-pressure-switch-goes-high-tech#comments Controls & Instrumentation Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:11:00 +0000 37401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Taking the Guesswork Out of Pneumatic Control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control <div class="field-byline"> Michael Kettering, Clippard Instrument Laboratory </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a step-by-step approach to efficiently designing systems that work right the first time—and without electricity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a step-by-step approach to efficiently designing systems that work right the first time—and without electricity. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/taking-guesswork-out-pneumatic-control#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 04 Mar 2016 22:12:00 +0000 37281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com WABCO Acquires MICO Inc., Supplies Pneumatic and Hydraulic Braking Worldwide http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide <div class="node-body article-body">WABCO, global supplier of pneumatic braking systems, acquires MICO Inc., adding hydraulic components, controls, and braking systems to its product lines. </div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/wabco-acquires-mico-inc-supplies-pneumatic-and-hydraulic-braking-worldwide#comments Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 23 Feb 2016 23:32:00 +0000 37201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Jon Morrison (left), WABCO president, Americas, and Brent McGrath, MICO president, shake hands after closing the deal in which WABCO acquired MICO.&nbsp;</p> Controlling a Sequence of Events http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events <div class="field-deck"> You can make two or more cylinders stroke in a specific sequence using electronic components. But simple sequence valves can do the same thing, and without adding as much cost and complexity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can make two or more cylinders stroke in a specific sequence using electronic components. But simple sequence valves can do the same thing, and without adding as much cost and complexity.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/controlling-sequence-events#comments Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves Pneumatic Valves Fri, 19 Feb 2016 19:18:00 +0000 37031 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Avoiding the Crowd http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd <div class="node-body article-body">One manufacturer set out to overcome the problem of a large external control cabinet in packaging machines by doing a complete redesign using Festo’s CPX/MPA valve terminal.</div> <p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/avoiding-crowd#comments Controls & Instrumentation Packaging Pneumatic Valves Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:33:00 +0000 36101 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com