Forestry & Lumber http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6621/more en Keeping the Forest Green http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-forest-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-fluids/keeping-forest-green#comments Products Forestry & Lumber Hydraulic Fluids Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 29361 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic Mulcher Puts Land-Clearing Into High Gear http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0 <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-lumber/hydraulic-mulcher-puts-land-clearing-high-gear-0#comments Forestry & Lumber Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:05:00 +0000 28661 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Log harvester benefits from ball-less swivel design http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/log-harvester-benefits-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/log-harvester-benefits-ball-less-swivel-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/log-harvester-benefits-ball-less-swivel-design#comments Forestry & Lumber Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 24591 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Rebuilding Cat machines simplified with cylinder honing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/rebuilding-cat-machines-simplified-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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/rebuilding-cat-machines-simplified-cylinder-honing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-amp-actuators/rebuilding-cat-machines-simplified-cylinder-honing#comments Construction Maintenance Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Mining Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 18931 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic hose cuts downtime in forestry equipment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/hose-cuts-downtime <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/hose-cuts-downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/hose-cuts-downtime#comments Forestry & Lumber Hose & Tubing Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:57:00 +0000 17201 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Log splitter works double-time http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/log-splitter-works-double-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/forestry-amp-lumber/log-splitter-works-double-time#comments Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:23:00 +0000 14601 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Saw smarts come from control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/84769/IndZone-ForestryLumber <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/84769/IndZone-ForestryLumber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Forestry & Lumber Mon, 14 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 6190 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Aluminum Air Cylinders Find their Place in Sawmill Application http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/79459/TechZone-Cylinders <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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/Article/False/79459/TechZone-Cylinders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry & Lumber Cylinders & Actuators hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/95 hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Cylinders/73 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 8301 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com LDT Cuts Waste and Downtime in Lumber Processing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/78418/IndZone-ForestryLumber <div class="node-body article-body">Gregory wood Products improved machine reliability by providing magnetostrictive LDTs with high (1000 G) shock and 30 G vibration tolerance. Dimensional lumber is a commodity product, so it must be produced ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/78418/IndZone-ForestryLumber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Forestry & Lumber Fri, 15 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 3662 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Rotary encoders are good for your system http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/73301/IndZone-ForestryLumber <div class="field-deck"> <p>When working with high precision rotating machinery, like that in the lumber industry, encoders can make your life much easier.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When working with high precision rotating machinery, like that in the lumber industry, encoders can make your life much easier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/Article/False/73301/IndZone-ForestryLumber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Forestry & Lumber hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/ForestryLumber/95 hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/SystemInstrumen/86 Thu, 18 Oct 2007 04:00:00 +0000 3496 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com