Applications en Bionic Kangaroo Brought to Life by Pneumatics <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Festo’s BionicKangaroo combines both pneumatic and electric drive components to accurately replicate the jumping pattern of an actual kangaroo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:00 +0000 26281 at A new weapon in the battle against corrosion <div class="field-byline"> Eduardo Perea, Sandvik Materials </div> <div class="field-deck"> Alternative annealing and alloying techniques can improve performance stainless-steel tubing used in hydraulic cylinders and other components. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative annealing and alloying techniques can improve performance stainless-steel tubing used in hydraulic cylinders and other components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marine & Offshore Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 26091 at Simulation Helps Manufacturer Improve HST Design <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Pilgrim </div> <div class="field-deck"> Imagining new solutions through improved understanding enables Poclain Hydraulics to improve the performance and efficiency of hydrostatic transmission components and systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers have been able to simulate transmission behavior with the aid of software, solving problems quicker and less expensively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rail, Truck & Bus Other Components Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:03:00 +0000 26061 at Pneumatic Cylinder Design Factors <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips </div> <div class="field-deck"> Properly sizing both the cylinder and related components prevents damage, improves performance, and cuts cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pneumatic systems appear relatively simple at first glance. Nevertheless, there are many factors to consider when selecting components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:00 +0000 26041 at “Root beer” foam coming from filler breather <div class="node-body article-body">A technician at a plant that uses large three-axis milling machines explained that one of the machine&rsquo;s hydraulic power units had foam coming out of the reservoir&rsquo;s filler breather and the HPU was quite noisy. He observed the foam oozing out when a large cylinder retracted, and noise was normal. However, when the same cylinder extended, noise increased but the foaming stopped.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:44:00 +0000 25751 at New Mobile Impact Crusher Depends on Hydraulic Success <div class="field-byline"> Matthieu Guilbert, Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp., Hydraulic Pump Div. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Combining an electric motor with four identical hydraulic pumps in a hybrid design reduces a rock crusher’s fuel consumption and noise generation, without sacrificing performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 500px; height: 513px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="The design of the R1100DE machine runs a diesel engine at nearly constant, optimal speed to drive the generator for the electric motor. " />Kormann Rockster Recycler GmbH specializes in the design and production of mobile crushers for the profitable processing of mined materials and recycling of concrete, asphalt, and demolition rubble.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:22:00 +0000 25541 at No More Tangles <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Rathburn, igus inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Choosing the right hose or cable carrier for your equipment can prevent kinks, tangles, and other damage as machine elements extend and retract. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When hydraulic or pneumatic lines connect to a moving machine component, there are several ways to accommodate the motion. While the easiest is to simply allow slack hose, this method can lead to excess flexing, premature hose wear, and damage from pinching or exposure to other hazards. Hose reels are another possibility, but generally they are useful only for single or dual lines and may not accommodate longer travel distances or larger hose sizes easily.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Hose & Tubing Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:34:00 +0000 25341 at Temposonics® MH-Series Sensors Enable the Next Generation of Vehicle Steering Systems <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the past few years, the agricultural industry has gained new tools that, even 20 years ago, would have seemed more like scenes from a science fiction movie</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural White Papers Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:45:00 +0000 25171 at Log harvester benefits from ball-less swivel design <div class="field-byline"> Seabastian Tremblay, Managing Director, Taimi Hydraulics </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Scorpion is an impressive eight-wheeled harvester designed to cut logs at their base, delimb the branches and cut the stripped logs to length — all in a few seconds. The complex twists and turns from its high-pressure hydraulic system are made possible by ball-less swivels that have no problem with pressure spikes inherent to the application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the logging industry, ever-higher levels of automation have increased log-harvesting productivity. One case in point is the Scorpion, an eight-wheeled harvester by Finnish manufacturer Ponsse Vierem&auml;. The Scorpion processes standing timber into cut-to-length logs ready for transport from the forest to a finishing mill. Its frame is comprised of three parts linked by rotating joints. Front and rear frames are each linked to the center cab frame by these joints. The middle frame is kept level along its longitudinal axis by hydraulics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 24591 at An air car? No way. A hybrid air car? Maybe. <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> New hybrid technology for cars combines compressed air with a gasoline engine — sounds like it could be a winning combination.</p></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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Compressors Other Industries The Hitch Post Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:31:00 +0000 24721 at