Applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6613/more en Keeping the Forest Green http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-forest-green <div class="field-deck"> National parks, forests, and recreation areas are environmentally sensitive, and naturally great candidates for hydraulic fluids formulated for minimal environmental impact. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To preserve the 879,000 acres of forest, Hiawatha National Forest Fleet manager W. Toby Rhue partnered with Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) Field Operations Director Keith Reinholt to incorporate bio-based products use at the facility in Michigan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-forest-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-forest-green#comments Products Forestry & Lumber Hydraulic Fluids Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 29361 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Hydraulic system causes structural failure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure <div class="node-body article-body">I was asked to examine and review the circuit design on a walking-beam conveyor system in a pipe mill that had one of two lifting cylinders suddenly drop. This caused one side of the structural frame to fracture, dropping a 60,000-lb coil of ½-in. steel into a pit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000 29221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electrically Powered Gear Pump Slashes Fuel Consumption http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption <div class="field-byline"> Ray Scroggins, Scroggins Associates </div> <div class="field-deck"> Using batteries to drive an electric motor, the hydraulic power unit of Versalift bucket lifts run cleaner and quieter, while resulting in significant fuel savings over their powertrain-driven counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using batteries to drive an electric motor, the hydraulic power unit of Versalift bucket lifts run cleaner and quieter, while resulting in significant fuel savings over their powertrain-driven counterparts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption#comments Other Industries Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 29081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Simpler System Soups Up Productivity http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/simpler-system-soups-productivity-0 <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey, Editorial Intern </div> <div class="field-deck"> Can Lines partners with Festo to develop a state-of-the-art retort basket unloading system that improves productivity by 30%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Can Lines partners with Festo to develop a state-of-the-art retort basket unloading system that improves productivity by 30%. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/simpler-system-soups-productivity-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/food-beverage/simpler-system-soups-productivity-0#comments Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation Packaging Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:25:00 +0000 28981 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Chicago Hosts Pack Expo 2014 http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/chicago-hosts-pack-expo-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey, Editorial Intern </div> <div class="field-deck"> North America’s most comprehensive resource for packaging and related technologies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Around 40,000 industry professionals from over 40 vertical markets are expected to attend the Pack Expo International, the marketplace for processing and packaging innovation, comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place November 2-5, 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/chicago-hosts-pack-expo-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/events/chicago-hosts-pack-expo-2014#comments Packaging Events Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:37:00 +0000 28921 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>Around 40,000 industry professionals from over 40 vertical markets are expected to attend the Pack Expo International, the marketplace for processing and packaging innovation, comes to Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place November 2-5, 2014.</p> Troubleshooting Challenge: Eroded Construction Plug Causes Manifold Leak http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak <div class="node-body article-body">A mill that produces oil-field pipe is required to hydrostatically test the pipe with water according to ASTM standards. They used a hydraulically driven water intensifier to fill and test the pipe at pressure to 2,500 psi. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak#comments Other Industries Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:49:00 +0000 28811 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Mulcher Puts Land-Clearing Into High Gear http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0 <div class="field-deck"> Forestry applications — both in the field and in processing plants — require the brute force and precise positioning of hydraulics technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Land-clearing operations frequently process plant clippings, tree branches, and other debris by mulching. Hydraulic drives built into professional-grade mulchers deliver the high torque and dead-on speed control needed to quickly and efficiently turn such debris into a pile of mulch for composting, landscaping, or other form of recycling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0#comments Forestry & Lumber Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000 28661 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at some innovative medical devices that help get patients back on their feet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Our soldiers have, unfortunately, suffered a substantial number of lower-limb battle injuries in recent years. That has spurred research efforts into innovative treatment strategies, such as powered orthotic systems. The goal is to develop devices that improve rehabilitation methods and results, and ultimately enhance the mobility in those suffering from combat-related, as well as civilian, injuries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts#comments Other Technologies Other Industries Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:13:00 +0000 28641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Movers and Shakers Ride the Rails http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you&rsquo;ve ever dumped a load of soil from a wheelbarrow, you know there are two ways of getting every particle of dirt out. One is to dump the cart almost completely upside-down so that even dirt stuck to the bottom of the bucket falls out. The other is to pivot the cart skyward and shake it a few times. This agitation loosens clumps of soil that stick to each other and to the bucket.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/movers-and-shakers-ride-rails#comments Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:38:00 +0000 28601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Lever Changes Joystick Pattern in Off-Highway Machines http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines <div class="node-body article-body">When two of the big guys in the hydraulic excavator business — say, Caterpillar and John Deere — each design a different operating pattern for the two joysticks that control the pilot circuits on their machines, it’s highly likely that both patterns will appear in the field. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/lever-changes-joystick-pattern-highway-machines#comments Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:32:00 +0000 28591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com