Material Handling http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6622/more en Vacuum handling for the masses http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/vacuum-handling-masses-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Mason Nicholson, Schmalz Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Large-area vacuum grippers are built to move pallet loads of products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Reliable handling plays a key role in automated production processes, whether moving individual components, packaging materials, or finished goods. Regardless of the product, the goods need to be transported quickly and safely, without damage, and with a cost-efficient handling system.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/vacuum-handling-masses-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/vacuum-handling-masses-0#comments Material Handling Packaging Vacuum Technology Sat, 11 May 2013 21:33:00 +0000 20811 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com NO substitute for safety http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/no-substitute-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Rory McLaren, Fluid Power Safety Institute </div> <div class="field-deck"> Although a forklift can be used as an aerial platform, a forklift’s hydraulic system does not have the same redundant safety components as an aerial platform. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Allow me to preface my article with a recent accident: <em>A maintenance technician was nearly killed when the tilt cylinder hose assembly that was made by an untrained technician unexpectedly failed, causing the mast to tilt forward and stop a few feet from a steel structure. The victim was apparently spared from severe injury, and possibly death, for two reasons. First, he was wearing a safety harness.</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/no-substitute-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/no-substitute-safety#comments Maintenance Material Handling Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:06:00 +0000 20371 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Heavy loads lifted with synchronized control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/heavy-loads-lifted-synchronized-control <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The transfer and jacking of oil platforms, drilling mud tanks, and other large, heavy loads demand compact and robust engineering solutions that can fit into tight spaces and tolerate extreme ambient conditions. Add to this the precise positioning and motion control of loads with variable centers of gravity, and the task seems daunting.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/heavy-loads-lifted-synchronized-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/heavy-loads-lifted-synchronized-control#comments Cylinders & Actuators Material Handling Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:04:00 +0000 14631 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Closed-loop electrohydraulic motion controller boosts steel producing machine's productivity http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87721/IndZone-MaterialHandlin <div class="node-body article-body">Closed-loop electrohydraulic motion controller boosts steel producing machine's productivity Appeared in print as "Closed-loop system boosts machine productivity" Ducking dogs slide formed I-beams along the rails of the pusher table (from ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87721/IndZone-MaterialHandlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Material Handling Tue, 09 Aug 2011 04:00:00 +0000 3863 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic valve module makes forklifts more efficient http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/87465/TechZone-HydraulicValves <div class="node-body article-body">Hydraulic valve module makes forklifts more efficient Appeared in print as "Valve module makes forklifts more efficient" Edited by Alan L. Hitchcox HAWE Hydraulik’s HMPL lifting module is a compact hydraulic integrated circuit that ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/87465/TechZone-HydraulicValves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling Hydraulic Valves Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 6173 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Web-first: Active contact flange gives robotic machines a sense of "polish" http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87419/IndZone-MaterialHandlin <div class="node-body article-body">Edited by Mary C. Gannon,senior associate editor Pneumatics is often the choice in robotic automation applications, where gripping and turning objects is necessary. But when it comes to soft or flexible objects, robots often have difficulty handling ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87419/IndZone-MaterialHandlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/96 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 4342 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Cornell engineering students invent pneumatic gripper with coffee grounds and a balloon http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87345/IndZone-MaterialHandlin <div class="node-body article-body">Cornell engineering students invent pneumatic gripper with coffee grounds and a balloon. Jammed coffee grounds in universal gripper hold and ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/87345/IndZone-MaterialHandlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling Vacuum Technology Fri, 13 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 4628 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Protecting hydraulic components is key to lift longevity http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicHoseTu/Article/False/86830/TechZone-HydraulicHoseTu <div class="node-body article-body">Aerial work platforms can subject hydraulic hose assemblies and exposed piston rods to damage from welding and other manufacturing operations in shipbuilding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicHoseTu/Article/False/86830/TechZone-HydraulicHoseTu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling Hose & Tubing Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000 3905 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Vacuum pads grip on corners and edges http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/86712/IndZone-MaterialHandlin <div class="node-body article-body">Schmalz’s SAOK vacuum suction pads provide a tight grip on metal surfaces without actually touching the surfaces. Handling structural sheet metal, especially that with oily surfaces, ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/IndZone/MaterialHandlin/Article/False/86712/IndZone-MaterialHandlin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling Vacuum Technology Tue, 14 Dec 2010 05:00:00 +0000 8054 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Valve malfunctions after pachyderm problem http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/86385/TechZone-HydraulicValves <div class="field-byline"> By Robert J. Sheaf, Jr. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A famous zoo had several hydraulic systems that opened and closed overhead gates in its elephant and large cat compounds. An elephant reached through a fence and around the corner of its compound building with its trunk and ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/86385/TechZone-HydraulicValves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Material Handling Hydraulic Valves Wed, 13 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000 4744 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com