Entertainment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en Heading to an amusement park this summer? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/heading-amusement-park-summer#comments Entertainment The Hitch Post Mon, 12 May 2014 15:19:00 +0000 26781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Bionic Kangaroo Brought to Life by Pneumatics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-pneumatics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/bionic-kangaroo-brought-life-pneumatics#comments Entertainment Controls & Instrumentation Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:00 +0000 26281 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Image Gallery: The Las Vegas High Roller - World’s Largest Observation Wheel http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel <div class="field-byline"> A staff report </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">The world's largest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller, was recently constructed at a height of 550 ft. and a total 1120-passenger capacity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/image-gallery-las-vegas-high-roller-world-s-largest-observation-wheel#comments Construction Entertainment News Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:28:00 +0000 24481 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electrohydraulics runs giant elephant http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/electrohydraulics-runs-giant-elephant <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> 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.</p> <p></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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/electrohydraulics-runs-giant-elephant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/electrohydraulics-runs-giant-elephant#comments Entertainment The Hitch Post Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:37:00 +0000 20571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Water hydraulics in your back yard? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/water-hydraulics-your-back-yard <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> 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!)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/fluid-power-talk">Fluid Power Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/water-hydraulics-your-back-yard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/water-hydraulics-your-back-yard#comments Entertainment Fluid Power Talk Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:14:00 +0000 20491 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Locking valves cause pole in circus act to drift http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-locking-valves-cause-pole-circus-act-drift <div class="field-byline"> By Robert J. Sheaf, Jr. </div> <div class="field-deck"> In the latest Troubleshooting Challenge, Robert Sheaf poses a question as to why locking valves that control a hydraulic cylinder are drifting in a circus clown act. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> During a circus act, a clown balances on a platform resting on the end of a 60-ft pole. The platform has a double rail on all four sides, and the top rail is about waist high. The clown acts like he is trying to cause the pole to sway back and forth, which causes it to break loose and drop to about 30 ft above an open cage holding tigers and lions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-locking-valves-cause-pole-circus-act-drift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-valves/troubleshooting-challenge-locking-valves-cause-pole-circus-act-drift#comments Entertainment Cylinders & Actuators Hydraulic Valves Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:05:00 +0000 20471 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 25 years ago: Diesel-driven centrifugal compressor helps blanket Mount Snow http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/entertainment/25-years-ago-diesel-driven-centrifugal-compressor-helps-blanket-mount-snow <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Over the last decade, large-scale snow-making has become critical to the success of most ski areas, and compressed air is critical to make snow.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/entertainment/25-years-ago-diesel-driven-centrifugal-compressor-helps-blanket-mount-snow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/entertainment/25-years-ago-diesel-driven-centrifugal-compressor-helps-blanket-mount-snow#comments Air Compressors Entertainment Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:16:00 +0000 18671 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Making sweet music with pneumatics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/making-sweet-music-pneumatics <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Once again, Clippard Instrument Laboratory will be showcasing its pneumatic &ldquo;Air Guitar&rdquo; at PackExpo this year, highlighting its pneumatic valves and cylinders.</p> <p> According to Rob Clippard, Business Development Manager, the air guitar, which he and a small team built in 2010, is a modified ovation series guitar. The instrument is controlled by 56 standard electronic valves and 62 miniature stainless-steel cylinders ranging from 5&frasl;32 to &frac12; in. bore.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/making-sweet-music-pneumatics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/pneumatic-valves/making-sweet-music-pneumatics#comments Entertainment Cylinders & Actuators Pneumatic Valves Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:37:00 +0000 16321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Spider-Man musical relies on the power of hydraulics to control and lift stages and platforms http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Entertainment/Article/False/87632/IndZone-Entertainment <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Ferrara and Jeff Goldhammer </div> <div class="field-deck"> Spider-Man flies through the air with the greatest of ease inBroadway production. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spider-Man flies through the air with the greatest of ease in Broadway production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/Entertainment/Article/False/87632/IndZone-Entertainment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Thu, 14 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 5947 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com There's no business like... http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-no-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Through the years, I've been fortunate enough to sometimes write and edit article dealing with the entertainment industry. These usually involved thrill rides at amusement parks but also included special effects used in movies and in live theater. Developing these articles generally turns up much more information than space allows to print or that deviates from the magazine's focus of system design.</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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-no-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/theres-no-business#comments Entertainment The Hitch Post Sun, 22 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000 8400 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com