Agricultural en 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 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 Harvester shakes up pistachio orchards <div class="node-body article-body">A dual eccentric drive powered by hydraulic motors shakes pistachio trees, and hydraulic cylinders position collector assemblies to harvest pistachios from an entire tree in seconds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:55:00 +0000 22151 at Traction is king on grape harvester <div class="field-deck"> Drive designers must anticipate a wide variety of terrain and surface conditions — and be sure their machines can handle them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> You seldom hear happy peasants singing in the vineyard as they hand-pick grapes at harvest time today. As in most agricultural operations, efficient machines have taken over the work of the harvest. However, because vineyards come in all sizes, and are planted on almost all kinds of terrain, equipment-manufacturer Oxbo International Corp., Lynden, Wash., offers a variety of harvesters, planters, and other agricultural equipment, most of which make extensive use of hydraulics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:07:00 +0000 19041 at 50 years ago: Cylinders actuate power mower <div class="field-deck"> From the February 1963 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Hydraulic cylinders actuate and position the end section of this 15-ft highway power mower, manufactured by Engler Mfg. Co., Houston. The mower was designe<img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 300px; height: 131px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />d to follow the contour of the terrain without scalping ridges and high spots. It also enables the operator to raise either end section when the mower nears obstacles such as mailboxes, utility poles or concrete culverts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:39:00 +0000 18941 at LDT lets RoGator adapt to the task at hand <div class="node-body article-body"><p> When it comes to versatility, machines don&rsquo;t get much better than the RoGator, manufactured by AGCO Corp., Duluth, Ga., at it&rsquo;s facility in Jackson, Minn. Three sizes of RoGators all come with a 4-wheel hydrostatic drive system and closed-loop electrohydraulic steering that provides 2-wheel steer, all-wheel steer, auto steer (which provides 2-wheel steer until the front wheels pivot 6&deg; or more, at which time 4-wheel steer automatically kicks in), and crab steer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:34:00 +0000 18561 at AgConnect continues to grow <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Two years ago, <a href="" target="_blank">I remember leaving my daughter for the first time, as I attended AgConnect</a>, the annual agricultural farm machinery show produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. It&#39;s hard to believe that two years have passed that quickly, but the event is once again fast approaching.</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agricultural Fluid Power Talk Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:01:00 +0000 17791 at Accumulators beat boom bounce <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Designers at a manufacturer of agricultural equipment eliminate the problem boom bounce on their self-propelled, high-clearance sprayers with AccuMight bladder accumulators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accumulators Agricultural Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 17251 at