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  • Apr 17, 2013
    Article

    Electrohydraulics runs giant elephant

    Gigantic. Majestic. Futuristic. Even scary. Those are just some of the words that describe the Great Elephant at Machines of the Isle, in Nantes, France, birthplace of science fiction pioneer Jules Verne. Not surprisingly, something this big uses the power and control of hydraulics....More
  • Apr 12, 2013
    blog

    Water hydraulics in your back yard?

    I received an email this morning from a company looking for hydraulic component suppliers for their innovative backyard swimming pool design. And visiting their site, seeing their pictures and video, have made me wish I could have such a pool (but never will, alas!)...More
  • Apr 1, 2013
    blog

    The Old Timer Part 17: Penniless Project Recycles Rejected Components

    The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is just as useful — and interesting — today. So rather than leave his wisdom printed on pages archived in our storage room, I pulled out issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and have been reproducing relevant entries in this blog. Here is my 17th entry, which was originally published in the May 1989 issue:...More
  • Feb 21, 2013
    blog

    German machine tool production headed back to record levels

      Good news came out of Germany yesterday, with the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders Association) saying that it expects a modest increase in production output of 1% during 2013. This follows two years of substantial growth, says Martin Kapp, Chairman of the VDW. “This means the sector will be back to its previous high from 2008,” Kapp said in a press conference....More
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