Agricultural http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6616/more en Flow Dividers Lend a Hand at the Farm http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/flow-dividers-lend-hand-farm <div class="node-body article-body">Altec, which designs, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of agricultural implements for handling sheep-, cattle-, horse-, and goat-breeding processes, now uses Webtec's flow dividers to further farm-proof its machinery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/flow-dividers-lend-hand-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/flow-dividers-lend-hand-farm#comments Agricultural Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:07:00 +0000 32971 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Toughened-Up Hitch Control Also Drops in Price http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/toughened-hitch-control-also-drops-price <div class="field-deck"> When introducing an electrohydraulic hitch control to the Indian market, engineers had not accounted for the hostile conditions typically found on Indian farms. After some seat-of-the-pants modifications, a revised hitch control not only stands up to tough conditions, but carries a lower price tag as well. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When introducing an electrohydraulic hitch control to the Indian market, engineers had not accounted for the hostile conditions typically found on Indian farms. After some seat-of-the-pants modifications, a revised hitch control not only stands up to tough conditions, but carries a lower price tag as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/toughened-hitch-control-also-drops-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/controls-instrumentation/toughened-hitch-control-also-drops-price#comments Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:41:00 +0000 32911 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Controls Squeeze Performance from Grape Harvesters http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/controls-squeeze-performance-grape-harvesters <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Herrin, Danfoss Power Solutions </div> <div class="field-deck"> Grape and olive harvesting often involves steep slopes on wet ground—conditions that push traction control to its limits. Oxbo International answers this challenge with an electrohydraulic control system that eases the burden on operators while also conserving fuel. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Grape and olive harvesting often involves steep slopes on wet ground—conditions that push traction control to its limits. Oxbo International answers this challenge with an electrohydraulic control system that eases the burden on operators while also conserving fuel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/controls-squeeze-performance-grape-harvesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/controls-squeeze-performance-grape-harvesters#comments Agricultural Controls & Instrumentation Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:49:00 +0000 32821 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Seed Conveyor Has Self-Contained Hydraulics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/seed-conveyor-has-self-contained-hydraulics-0 <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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/seed-conveyor-has-self-contained-hydraulics-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/seed-conveyor-has-self-contained-hydraulics-0#comments Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:01:00 +0000 27381 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydrostatic Drive Is "Berry" Precise http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/hydrostatic-drive-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/hydrostatic-drive-berry-precise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/hydrostatic-drive-berry-precise#comments Agricultural Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:00 +0000 27141 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com No More Tangles http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/no-more-tangles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/no-more-tangles#comments Agricultural Hose & Tubing Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:34:00 +0000 25341 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Temposonics® MH-Series Sensors Enable the Next Generation of Vehicle Steering Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-vehicle-steering-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/temposonics-mh-series-sensors-enable-next-generation-vehicle-steering-systems#comments Agricultural White Papers Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:45:00 +0000 25171 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Harvester shakes up pistachio orchards http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-pistachio-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/harvester-shakes-pistachio-orchards#comments Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:55:00 +0000 22151 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Traction is king on grape harvester http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-grape-harvester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/agricultural/traction-king-grape-harvester#comments Agricultural Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:07:00 +0000 19041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com 50 years ago: Cylinders actuate power mower http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/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/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/01/uploads/2013/02/50yr.gif" 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="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/50-years-ago-cylinders-actuate-power-mower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/50-years-ago-cylinders-actuate-power-mower#comments Agricultural Cylinders & Actuators Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:39:00 +0000 18941 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com