Applications en Motion Industries Launches Industrial Solutions Website <div class="field-byline"> Iliza Sokol </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Motion Industries has launched a new website for its MiVending solutions to aid in the management of industrial supplies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food & Beverage Controls & Instrumentation News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 27811 at Fluid Does Double Duty in Construction Equipment <div class="field-deck"> Reducing operating costs and increasing productivity were top of mind for these construction companies as they implemented high-efficiency hydraulic fluids. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction companies always want to get projects done on time and under budget, and a high-efficiency hydraulic fluid lets them do both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hydraulic Fluids Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 27681 at Electric-Hydraulic Analogies — Part 4: Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems <div class="node-body article-body">Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies Other Industries Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 27661 at 50 Years Ago: Hydraulics in the Boeing 727 <div class="field-byline"> James E. Klansnik, The Boeing Co. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The 727, latest and smallest of the Boeing family of passenger jets, makes greater use of hydraulic power than the 707 and the 720. Reliability and maintainability studies revealed the areas on which system and component design development should be concentrated. The studies resulted in a greatly improved hydraulic system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article, originally published in the July 1964 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, describes the hydraulic features of the original Boeing 727 airliner. It is presented here for its archival and historic value.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aerospace Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 27571 at Seed Conveyor Has Self-Contained Hydraulics <div class="field-deck"> Fitting a conveyor drive with its own hydraulic system eliminates the need for power from a tractor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tractors, of course, have become an integral part of any farm. You’ll see them at work tilling the soil, planting seed, applying fertilizers and pesticides, harvesting, and preparing the soil for next year’s crop. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 27381 at Hydrostatic Drive Is "Berry" Precise <div class="field-deck"> A high-tech strawberry harvester, with vision and closed-loop dc-motor drives, relies on an electrohydraulic propulsion system for precise and efficient speed control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Industrial robots have had a profound effect on manufacturing by improving productivity, quality, and consistency. But robots are no longer confined to the factory floor. Agricultural robots are beginning to take the place of human hands in tasks much more sensitive than those typically found in manufacturing. Agrobot, Oxnard, Calif., has been working with local growers to test and perfect its SW6010 robotic strawberry harvester in California.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:00 +0000 27141 at Pneumatic cushion alternative <div class="node-body article-body">NuCushions are made with durable elastomer to adapt to pneumatic cylinder pistons. No adjustment required. Eliminates need for bleed needle assembly, cushion spud, and spud seal. Reduced reaction forces compared to pneumatic cushions. More than ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Cylinders & Actuators Packaging Fri, 16 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 3177 at Heading to an amusement park this summer? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If you plan on going to an amusement park this year, you may find our coverage of hydraulics and pneumatics technology at theme parks of interests.</p> <p>Some of the attractions described are no longer in service, but, then again, many of them are alive and well:</p> <p><a href="/entertainment/fluid-power-provides-thrills-and-mystery" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read about Millennium Force and Power Tower at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio.</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> Entertainment The Hitch Post Mon, 12 May 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26781 at 50 years ago in Hydraulics & Pneumatics — May 1964 <div class="field-byline"> By Alexis Coffey, Editorial Intern </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>50 years ago in Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics &mdash; May 1964</strong></p> <p>The May 1964 issue of Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics described an asphalt paving machines rugged enough to withstand severe jarring of trucks backing into them, yet sensitive enough to produce smooth, even surfaces. A good, finished surface must be true to grade (elevation in the longitudinal direction) and transverse slope.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction News Fri, 02 May 2014 20:42:00 +0000 26561 at Pneumatic elevator transports the disabled <div class="field-byline"> Alan Hitchcox, Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vacuum — not compressed air — powers an elevator from floor to floor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Vision 550 wheelchair-accessible home elevator from Nationwide Lifts uses vacuum and gravity to move an elevator cab up to 35 ft at speeds to 20 fpm inside a 53-in. tube. Its simple design gives it clear advantages over chair lifts and conventional elevators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Industries Vacuum Technology Fri, 02 May 2014 19:21:00 +0000 26571 at