Machine Tools en Machine Builder Unveils Green HPU <div class="node-body article-body">MJC Engineering's Green Hydraulic Power HPU can reduce electrical input energy by as much as 70%. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:08:00 +0000 35971 at “Root beer” foam coming from filler breather <div class="node-body article-body">A technician at a plant that uses large three-axis milling machines explained that one of the machine&rsquo;s hydraulic power units had foam coming out of the reservoir&rsquo;s filler breather and the HPU was quite noisy. He observed the foam oozing out when a large cylinder retracted, and noise was normal. However, when the same cylinder extended, noise increased but the foaming stopped.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:44:00 +0000 25751 at Machine Tool and Automation Show Scheduled for Milan, Italy October 2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Organizers introduce general commissioner and information about the event.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools News Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 24491 at Weight balancing conserves power <div class="node-body article-body">Weight balancing conserves power</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:14:00 +0000 24251 at Hydraulic Upgrade Brings New Life to Extrusion Press <div class="field-byline"> By: Jeff Grube, Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Aluminum parts producers are carefully assessing the performance of their extrusion presses as customers such as vehicle component manufacturers, aerospace suppliers, window and door (fenestration) suppliers and other high-volume users seek faster turnarounds and smaller order lot sizes. Customers are also requiring more complex profiles and extrusions with lowered costs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:25:00 +0000 22561 at The Old Timer Part 17: Penniless Project Recycles Rejected Components <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&amp;P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is just as useful &mdash; and interesting &mdash; today.</p> <p> So rather than leave his wisdom printed on pages archived in our storage room, I pulled out issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and have been reproducing relevant entries in this blog. Here is my 17th entry, which was originally published in the May 1989 issue:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cylinders & Actuators Machine Tools The Hitch Post Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:23:00 +0000 20151 at German machine tool production headed back to record levels <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Good news came out of Germany yesterday, with the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders Association) saying that it expects a modest increase in production output of 1% during 2013. This follows two years of substantial growth, says Martin Kapp, Chairman of the VDW. &ldquo;This means the sector will be back to its previous high from 2008,&rdquo; Kapp said in a press conference.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Fluid Power Talk Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:32:00 +0000 19331 at The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., Part 1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> When I began my career with H&amp;P more than 25 years ago, a regular contributor to the magazine was The Old Timer from Royal Oak. This gentleman submitted regular contributions for about five years.</p> <p> The Old Timer always wanted to be kept anonymous because he wrote about situations his employer might&#39;ve had problems with. I still don&#39;t know who the Old Timer was because his contributions were edited by then-editor Dick Schneider, who doesn&#39;t remember.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Other Technologies Machine Tools The Hitch Post Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:01:00 +0000 17841 at Presentations from the Motion, Drives and Automation Conference at IMTS <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The first annual Motion, Drives and Automation Conference &mdash; Fluid Power in Automation &mdash; at IMTS 2012 was held September 10 and 11, 2012, sponsored by Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics, as part of Penton Media&#39;s Design Engineering Group and the National Fluid Power Association.</p> <p> The following presentations are available for reading from the event:</p> <p> Topics will include machine efficiency, noise and vibration, predictive maintenance, closed-loop control, and software and simulation tools for effective system design.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:45:00 +0000 16631 at An easier fit for clevis pins <div class="node-body article-body">It's a given that when you need to transmit tremendous forces for excavators and other types of heavy equipment, hydraulics is the only way to go. And although transmitting cylinder force to the machine's structure may not be a "hydraulics" problem a practical solution must be found to avoid premature bearing failure and other problems. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Machine Tools Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:54:00 +0000 15221 at