Applications en Really! A Pneumatic Airplane? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><em>A reader in Germany recently contacted me to see if I could provide a copy of an article from 1959 on servovlaves. I told him I&#39;d be happy to fulfill his request on one condition: Why on earth did he want a mearly 60 year old article on servovalves? He explained that he was working on his masters thesis on servovalves and needed a comprehensive example of what was available in the 50s to show how far we&#39;ve come today. And it&#39;s a great article: 12 pages. </em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerospace Pneumatic Valves The Hitch Post Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +0000 40891 at Do You Serve the Packaging Industry? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>InterOcean Advisors LLC is an investment bank that provides merger, acquisition, and capital-raising advisory services to manufacturing companies. Periodically they publish marketing and financial reports that I think would be of interest to people involve in the industry the reports are written about.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging The Hitch Post Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:59:00 +0000 40871 at Nuevas Tecnologías en la Inyección de Plásticos <div class="node-body blog-body"><p class="rtejustify">En el &aacute;rea de inyecci&oacute;n de pl&aacute;sticos, la calidad es definitivamente una prioridad y expectativa de los usuarios y toma disciplina lograrla. Una reducci&oacute;n m&iacute;nima en la precisi&oacute;n podr&iacute;a resultar en un nivel de calidad inferior que resulta en tiempos muertos, aumento en la producci&oacute;n de desechos, reducci&oacute;n de productividad y a la final clientes no satisfechos. Uno de los recursos con los que contamos hoy d&iacute;a para garantizar que se mantenga esa precisi&oacute;n son los sensores inteligentes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Plastics & Injection Molding H&amp;P en tu idioma! Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000 40741 at Pneumatic Cannon Flies Pumpkins At Record Distances <div class="field-deck"> At the World Champion Pumpkin Chucking Contest, pumpkins fly thousands of feet. Weather permitting, the Big Ten Inch hopes to break its 1-mile record this November. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Big 10 Inch (BTI), a pneumatic cannon that holds the Guinness Book of World Record for launching pumpkins over a mile, will compete again at the World Champion Pumpkin Chucking (that&rsquo;s pronounced &ldquo;Punkin Chunkin&rdquo;) competition this year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Compressors Entertainment News Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:55:00 +0000 40661 at <p>The Big Ten Inch&nbsp;broke records, launching a pumpkin over a mile in&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Moab, Utah, 2010.&nbsp;</span></p> Courtesy of UPS Takes Delivery of Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks <div class="field-deck"> The Lightning hybrid technology built into the Mount Denali shuttle buses has now found its way into UPS trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Lightning hybrid technology built into the Mount Denali shuttle buses has now found its way into UPS trucks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technologies Rail, Truck & Bus News Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:34:00 +0000 40531 at <p>UPS delivery vehicles equipped with the Lightning Hybrids hydraulic Energy Recovery System (ERS) hit the road on September 26, 2016&mdash;just in time for the holiday rush. (Photo by Tyler Yadon, Lightning Hybrids)</p> Komatsu Announces Acquisition of Joy Global At MINExpo <div class="node-body article-body">The transaction is expected to be finalized by mid 2017, and to broaden the product range offered by Komatsu to its customers for mining and construction applications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining News Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:18:00 +0000 40461 at <p>Ted&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Ohashi">Ohashi (left) and T</span>ed&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Doheny">Doheny shake hands over the acquisition of Joy Global by Komatsu.</span></p> Fluid Power Takes the Spotlight at Pack Expo <div class="node-body article-body">The 13th annual Pack Expo, descending on Chicago from November 6-9, brings together 2400 exhibitors in the packaging field.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging Events Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:33:00 +0000 40371 at Today’s Air Valves: More Versatile Than Ever <div class="field-byline"> Erl Campbell, Aventics Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> New developments in pneumatic-valve technology make packaging applications faster and more versatile. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent developments in manifold-valve technology have increased flexibility, modularity, and ability to integrate with advanced communication bus architectures.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging Pneumatic Valves Fri, 07 Oct 2016 03:56:00 +0000 40321 at The New IQ in Injection Molding <div class="field-byline"> Dan Davis, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Three ways you can put smart sensors to work today to bring intelligent quality (IQ) to injection molding. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three ways you can put smart sensors to work today to bring intelligent quality (IQ) to injection molding.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Machine Tools Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:07:00 +0000 40341 at Troubleshooting Challenge: Regenerative Circuit Not Working on a Molding Machine <div class="node-body article-body">A molding machine using a regenerative unloader circuit was opening and closing at twice the closing speed rate, and attempts to fix the problem were unsuccessful.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Plastics & Injection Molding Hydraulic Valves Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:20:00 +0000 40311 at