Forestry & Lumber en Tree Processor Comes Full Circle with Hydraulic Swivels <div class="node-body article-body">Southstar and United Equipment Accessories developed an electrical slip ring/hydraulic swivel combination assembly that creates a 360° rotating head for a multi-tree processor.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Fittings & Couplings Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:04:00 +0000 35751 at Troubleshooting Challenge: Lumberyard Stacker Cylinder Drops <div class="node-body article-body">A lumber company had an older yard stacker machine that they wanted to put back into service. The problem: The boom lift cylinder would drop when the operator also rotated the forks at the same time. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Tue, 19 May 2015 14:09:00 +0000 32631 at Keeping the Forest Green <div class="field-deck"> National parks, forests, and recreation areas are environmentally sensitive, and naturally great candidates for hydraulic fluids formulated for minimal environmental impact. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To preserve the 879,000 acres of forest, Hiawatha National Forest Fleet manager W. Toby Rhue partnered with Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) Field Operations Director Keith Reinholt to incorporate bio-based products use at the facility in Michigan. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Forestry & Lumber Hydraulic Fluids Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 29361 at Hydraulic Mulcher Puts Land-Clearing Into High Gear <div class="field-deck"> Forestry applications — both in the field and in processing plants — require the brute force and precise positioning of hydraulics technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Land-clearing operations frequently process plant clippings, tree branches, and other debris by mulching. Hydraulic drives built into professional-grade mulchers deliver the high torque and dead-on speed control needed to quickly and efficiently turn such debris into a pile of mulch for composting, landscaping, or other form of recycling.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000 28661 at Log harvester benefits from ball-less swivel design <div class="field-byline"> Seabastian Tremblay, Managing Director, Taimi Hydraulics </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Scorpion is an impressive eight-wheeled harvester designed to cut logs at their base, delimb the branches and cut the stripped logs to length — all in a few seconds. The complex twists and turns from its high-pressure hydraulic system are made possible by ball-less swivels that have no problem with pressure spikes inherent to the application. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the logging industry, ever-higher levels of automation have increased log-harvesting productivity. One case in point is the Scorpion, an eight-wheeled harvester by Finnish manufacturer Ponsse Vierem&auml;. The Scorpion processes standing timber into cut-to-length logs ready for transport from the forest to a finishing mill. Its frame is comprised of three parts linked by rotating joints. Front and rear frames are each linked to the center cab frame by these joints. The middle frame is kept level along its longitudinal axis by hydraulics.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 24591 at Rebuilding Cat machines simplified with cylinder honing <div class="field-deck"> Re-surfaced cylinders save 80% or more over cost of new barrel. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Rebuilding heavy equipment makes good economic sense, particularly for the hydraulic components on construction and earth moving machinery. In fact, the trend since 2008 has been strong enough to support the addition of a machine shop as part of the existing hydraulics shop at Caterpillar dealer Whayne Supply. Key among the shop&#39;s equipment is a Sunnen HTA tube hone, which allows Whayne to resurface scratched and rusted cylinder barrels, saving customers 80 percent or more over the cost of a new barrel.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Maintenance Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Mining Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 18931 at Hydraulic hose cuts downtime in forestry equipment <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Macdonald, Account Manager, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tough hydraulic hose and covers help eliminate damage and malfunction, reducing downtime for forestry machinery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tough hydraulic hose and covers help eliminate damage and malfunction, reducing downtime for forestry machinery. In the forestry industry a few hours of downtime with a stationary machine in the middle of the woods can result in thousands of dollars in losses. In an industry where uptime means everything and quality equipment is vital, companies look for the most reliable components for their logging machinery. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural, construction and forestry machines sought to decrease downtime due to hose damage and malfunction on its tracked feller buncher and harvester forestry machines. The Hose Products Division of Parker Hannifin offered a line of hoses that proved ideal for this company’s forestry efforts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Hose & Tubing Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:57:00 +0000 17201 at Log splitter works double-time <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Log splitters represent one of the most basic applications of fluid power and are probably the most popular project for fluid power do-it-yourselfers. The most basic version consists of a pump, directional valve, and cylinder to apply hydraulic pressure as brute force to a wedge, which is mounted at the end of the cylinder&rsquo;s piston rod to split the log. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:23:00 +0000 14601 at Saw smarts come from control <div class="field-deck"> Controlling horizontal position of saw blades increases yield while also boosting productivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Controlling horizontal position of saw blades increases yield while also boosting productivity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Forestry & Lumber Mon, 14 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 6190 at Aluminum Air Cylinders Find their Place in Sawmill Application <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally, equipment in rugged sawmill environments used pneumatic cylinders made of steel for their assumed ability to tolerate the debris, temperature fluctuations, vibration, and shock generated in tough applications, such as a ...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 26 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 8301 at