The National Fluid Power Association's (NFPA) most recent published data indicatees that shipments of fluid power products for February 2013 decreased 11.8 percent compared to February 2012, and decreased 3.5 percent compared to January....More
A pneumatic clutch can easily adjust the torque of a shaft remotely or while a machine is running. A and A Manufacutring’s Polyclutch Slip-Aire pneumatic slip clutch does just that. These air actuated clutches feature long-life friction plates (between 20 and 30 million cycles) and ensure constant torque or tension.
Slip-Aire clutches accommodate shaft sizes up to 5⁄8 in. and torque capacities to 300 lb-in. The bi-directional clutches come in fixed, adjustable, and custom designs and do not need lubrication....More
The solution for mobile and industrial applications, Parker coolers produce
a higher cooling capacity and lower pressure drop for improved temperature optimization. What’s more, they create a wealth of economic and environmental benefits like extended life of both the hydraulic system and oil, increase in the system’s operating time (resulting in fewer shutdowns) and reduced service and repair costs....More
Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) redesigned its website to attract more job seekers to careers in industrial distribution and manufacturing. The mobile-enabled site is divided into three sections. The Work section highlights positions in a dynamic feed on every page; allows users to post resumes; and features social media feeds and video testimonials....More
A new job board from the Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) — ICP JOb Board — allows employers to search for candidates for free. ICP is an initiative of the Industrial Supply Association Foundation, NAHAD-The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, and PTDA Foundation....More
Mining equipment makes wide use of hydraulics technology because it packs so much power into such little space. Pneumatics, of course, also packs a lot of punch into a small space. However because most pneumatic systems operate at much lower pressure, hydraulics usually gets the nod to provide the power needs for digging, pushing, lifting, and crushing....More
SS100 Series air starters from Ingersoll Rand can start engines up to 10 liter displacement. Compared to electric starters, the SS100 Series is a fraction of the size. This feature is especially important in meeting Tier IV requirements, which make engine compartment space more precious than ever....More
Our staff recently attended the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) presented by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). This annual event presents to individuals and companies making up the fluid power industry a review of the past year and a forecast of the coming year....More
The IFPE Education Committee issued a call for papers for the next IFPE Technical Conference, which will be part of IFPE 2014. Scheduled for March 4 to 8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. IFPE 2014 is an international exposition and technical conference dedicated to integrating fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. It will be held in conjunction with ConExpo/ConAgg, which is conducted by The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)....More
When we hear of hydraulic simulation, most of us think of motion simulators, where a multi-axial motion base moves in multiple directions to simulate aircraft flight or applications involving highly dynamic motion. However, a motion base was designed and built earlier this year to simulate wind snow masses, and other extreme weather conditions....More
This will be a two-part issue, in the last of this chain of schematic and symbol related writings. I have had a lot of positive feedback during my coverage of symbology, so I'll continue where I left off, but only sometime in the future. In the mean time, grab a stein full of coffee, because this is going to be a long e-zine....More
In the past few issues of Fluid Power Tips (trademark pending), I have covered (mostly) square shaped hydraulic symbols. For this issue, I am going to discuss diamond shaped symbols, which according to the Organization internationale de normalisation, represent conditioning apparati. OK, so apparati isn’t a real word, but why should cacti have all the fun?
Deutsche Messe and Fiera Milano have expanded their partnership to launch TPA Italia, a professional exhibition dedicated to hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanical power transmission and drive technologies. The show will make its debut in May 2014 at Fiera Milano (Rho)....More
The Mechanical Engineer Formulator app, created by veteran Apple developer Marc Schulman, from Multieducator Inc., New Rochelle, N.Y., allows you to make countless calculations, especially those for fluid power, right from your pocket....More