Applications en 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Industries Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:49:00 +0000 28811 at Hydraulic Mulcher Puts Land-Clearing Into High Gear <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000 28661 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies Other Industries Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:13:00 +0000 28641 at Movers and Shakers Ride the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:38:00 +0000 28601 at Lever Changes Joystick Pattern in Off-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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:32:00 +0000 28591 at Mobile Concrete Pump Breaks 100-m Height Barrier <div class="field-deck"> One of the world’s largest concrete pumps soars to heights exceeding 100 m and is controlled, of course, by hydraulics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nowhere in the world are cities currently growing faster than in China. In fact, skyscrapers seem to be springing up like mushrooms in Shanghai and Beijing. To keep up with this growth, construction ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:17:00 +0000 28581 at Mighty Minis of Construction <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction equipment requires lots of power for digging, breaking, hauling, and any other heavy-duty task at hand. But just because compact construction machines are smaller than their full-size counterparts doesn&rsquo;t mean they can skimp on power. They still need plenty of force for digging, high torque for drilling, and enough power to work quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 28331 at From the Editor: Making a Connection in Wisconsin <div class="field-deck"> Meeting Vollrath Man, and discovering the part that pneumatic cylinders play at this giant foodservice equipment manufacturer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I had the pleasure of visiting The Vollrath Co. LLC, in Sheboygan, Wis., several weeks ago. Vollrath makes just about every type of commercial food and beverage preparation and serving product you can imagine — and many you probably can’t. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage Cylinders & Actuators Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:09:00 +0000 28271 at Superior Tube Appoints Aerospace Market Manager <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Superior Tube Company appoints Wade Burchell as Aerospace Market Manager. Wade has 22 years of experience, gained across international markets, covering a wide range of aircraft and aerospace products, ground support equipment and military sub-contact manufacturing. Wade is also a Naval Academy Graduate and retired United States Navy pilot with over 20 years&rsquo; service. He joins Superior tube at their Collegeville, PA facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerospace Hose & Tubing Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:00 +0000 28131 at Troubleshooting Challenge: Mine lift overheating problem <div class="node-body article-body">Mine lift overheating problem</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:13:00 +0000 28081 at