Controls & Instrumentation http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Certified Power Acquires Cirus Controls, LLC http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc <div class="node-body article-body">Certified Power Inc. announces the acquisition of Cirus Controls LLC. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/certified-power-acquires-cirus-controls-llc#comments Controls & Instrumentation News Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:20:00 +0000 35691 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics & Pneumatics Products of the Week (1/25-2/1) http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The new product roundup includes push-to-connect fittings and flow-control valves, along with radial-piston hydraulic motors, and new standard cartridge valves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/fittings-couplings/hydraulics-pneumatics-products-week-125-21#comments Products Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation Fittings & Couplings Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Rail, Truck & Bus Pneumatic Valves Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:33:00 +0000 35651 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies: Hydraulic Power Conversion, Part 3 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3 <div class="field-deck"> Power generated by hydraulic systems exhibits current flow traits similar to those of its electrical counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power generated by hydraulic systems exhibits current flow traits similar to those of its electrical counterparts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/hydraulic-electric-analogies-hydraulic-power-conversion-part-3#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:04:00 +0000 35621 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Batteries for Wireless Sensors Deserve Some Thought http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Wireless sensors are no longer a novelty, but they haven't found widespread use in most fluid-power applications, either. Most wireless sensors are used primarily for applications where they are difficult to access. Another big advantage of wireless devices is potentially higher reliability, because wired connectors cannot corrode, break, or work themselves loose if there are none.</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/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/batteries-wireless-sensors-deserve-some-thought-0#comments Controls & Instrumentation The Hitch Post Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:52:00 +0000 35151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulics Fit for Industry 4.0 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/hydraulics-fit-industry-40 <div class="field-byline"> Markus Rukaber, Bosch Rexroth GmbH </div> <div class="field-deck"> Combination of hydraulics, electrical engineering, and open communication for networked solutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The fusion of the physical world of production with the virtual world of information technology into Industry 4.0 is becoming increasingly important. The requirements placed on automation technology have been clearly defined: Decentralized intelligence and autonomous behavior, open communication standards, rapid networkability, and context integration in real time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/hydraulics-fit-industry-40" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/technologies/hydraulics-fit-industry-40#comments Technologies Controls & Instrumentation Mon, 02 Nov 2015 20:32:00 +0000 34941 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electro-hydraulic Motion Controller Enables Precise Automotive Tester http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electro-hydraulic-motion-controller-enables-precise-automotive-tester <div class="field-byline"> Richard Meyerhoefer, Delta Computer Systems Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In automotive component stress testing applications, perfectly-tuned hydraulic systems are often essential to providing reliable, repeatable results.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electro-hydraulic-motion-controller-enables-precise-automotive-tester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/electro-hydraulic-motion-controller-enables-precise-automotive-tester#comments Controls & Instrumentation Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:11:00 +0000 34871 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Multimeter Goes Wireless http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just as electrical technicians use multimeters to analyze electric circuits and diagnose problems, hydraulic technicians have had hydraulic multimeters at their disposal to read pressure, flow, and other important parameters. Webtec, Milwaukee, has offered its Digital Hydraulic Multimeter (DHM) to measure flow, pressure, peak pressure, temperature, power, and even volumetric efficiency.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/hydraulic-multimeter-goes-wireless#comments Maintenance Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:16:00 +0000 34701 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Torsional Vibration Analysis Critical to Tier-4 Engine and Powertrain-System Success http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/torsional-vibration-analysis-critical-tier-4-engine-and-powertrain-system-suc <div class="field-byline"> Steve Gluck and Matthew Witter </div> <div class="field-deck"> The more powerful and compact Tier-4 engines are susceptible to component failures caused by torsional-vibration issues in powertrain-system design. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unless a gear rattle or other mechanism alerts the operator to high levels of torque fluctuation, torsional vibration problems usually don’t show themselves...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/torsional-vibration-analysis-critical-tier-4-engine-and-powertrain-system-suc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/torsional-vibration-analysis-critical-tier-4-engine-and-powertrain-system-suc#comments Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:17:00 +0000 34571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bluetooth and Smartphone Configure Hard-to-Reach Hydraulic Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/bluetooth-and-smartphone-configure-hard-reach-hydraulic-valves <div class="field-byline"> Chad Lampton, Sun Hydraulics Corp </div> <div class="field-deck"> Remote wireless configuration is ideal for fine-tuning dredge arm control in the field—or, in this case, on the water. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Remote wireless configuration is ideal for fine-tuning dredge arm control in the field—or, in this case, on the water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/bluetooth-and-smartphone-configure-hard-reach-hydraulic-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/bluetooth-and-smartphone-configure-hard-reach-hydraulic-valves#comments Controls & Instrumentation Marine & Offshore Hydraulic Valves Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:12:00 +0000 34431 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com