Other Industries http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6628/more en Electric-Hydraulic Analogies — Part 4: Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and- <div class="node-body article-body">Comparing Power Sources Between Electric and Hydraulic Systems</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/electric-hydraulic-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources-between-electric-and-#comments Other Technologies Other Industries Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0000 27661 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic elevator transports the disabled http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/pneumatic-elevator-transports-disabled <div class="field-byline"> Alan Hitchcox, Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Vacuum — not compressed air — powers an elevator from floor to floor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Vision 550 wheelchair-accessible home elevator from Nationwide Lifts uses vacuum and gravity to move an elevator cab up to 35 ft at speeds to 20 fpm inside a 53-in. tube. Its simple design gives it clear advantages over chair lifts and conventional elevators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/pneumatic-elevator-transports-disabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/vacuum-technology/pneumatic-elevator-transports-disabled#comments Other Industries Vacuum Technology Fri, 02 May 2014 19:21:00 +0000 26571 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic Cylinder Design Factors http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors <div class="field-byline"> Pat Phillips </div> <div class="field-deck"> Properly sizing both the cylinder and related components prevents damage, improves performance, and cuts cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pneumatic systems appear relatively simple at first glance. Nevertheless, there are many factors to consider when selecting components.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/pneumatic-cylinder-design-factors#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:00 +0000 26041 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com An air car? No way. A hybrid air car? Maybe. http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> New hybrid technology for cars combines compressed air with a gasoline engine — sounds like it could be a winning combination.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/hitch-post">The Hitch Post</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/blog/air-car-no-way-hybrid-air-car-maybe#comments Air Compressors Other Industries The Hitch Post Sat, 14 Dec 2013 03:31:00 +0000 24721 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Wood Processor Cuts Energy Use up to 70% http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/wood-processor-cuts-energy-use-70 <div class="field-deck"> Opportunities abound for applying new technology to save energy. But reducing energy use as much as 70% is a rare opportunity indeed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of us call them Popsicle sticks. More correctly, they&rsquo;re called ice-pop sticks. But whatever you call them, John Lewis Industries Ltd., La Tuque, Canada, has been making ice-cream sticks (as they call them) since 1920 and now produces more than 26 million of them a day. Not surprisingly, the company also produces tongue depressors for the medical industry and coffee stirrers and wooden sticks for hobbies and crafts. Roughly 85% of Lewis&rsquo;s output is exported to countries around the world.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/wood-processor-cuts-energy-use-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/wood-processor-cuts-energy-use-70#comments Other Industries Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:06:00 +0000 24531 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Oil rig has overheating problem http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/oil-rig-has-overheating-problem <div class="field-deck"> Oil rig has overheating problem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oil rig has overheating problem</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/oil-rig-has-overheating-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/oil-rig-has-overheating-problem#comments Other Industries Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:55:00 +0000 24321 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Indicators let you “eyeball” airflow http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/indicators-let-you-eyeball-airflow <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/2013/09/BelArt-red.gif" style="width: 250px; height: 197px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />When troubleshooting or monitoring the status of a low-pressure pneumatically powered or controlled machine &mdash; such as medical equipment or air-logic circuits &mdash; it can be next to impossible to determine if air is flowing through a particular line, even if clear tubing is being used. You could provide a flowmeter for each critical line, but that can get expensive.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/indicators-let-you-eyeball-airflow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/indicators-let-you-eyeball-airflow#comments Other Industries Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:25:00 +0000 23401 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Aluminized steel reservoirs resist corrosion http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/aluminized-steel-reservoirs-resist-corrosion <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Hydraulic reservoirs in mobile equipment can be prone to corrosion when humid air is drawn in when oil level drops. Once moist air gets into the reservoir, water can condense on the interior walls of the reservoir when the ambient temperature drops. Desiccant breathers can be specified to filter and dry ambient air drawn into the reservoir. However, the desiccant has a finite service life, so if the breather is not changed at recommended intervals, moisture will be drawn in unimpeded.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/aluminized-steel-reservoirs-resist-corrosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/aluminized-steel-reservoirs-resist-corrosion#comments Other Industries Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:31:00 +0000 23371 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com ParkerStore opens 2000th location http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/parkerstore-opens-2000th-location <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <style type="text/css"> <!--{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2D%0A%20%2F*%20Font%20Definitions%20*%2F%0A%40font-face%0A%09%7Bfont-family%3ACambria%3B%0A%09panose-1%3A2%204%205%203%205%204%206%203%202%204%3B%0A%09mso-font-charset%3A0%3B%0A%09mso-generic-font-family%3Aauto%3B%0A%09mso-font-pitch%3Avariable%3B%0A%09mso-font-signature%3A3%200%200%200%201%200%3B%7D%0A%40font-face%0A%09%7Bfont-family%3A%22MS%20Mincho%22%3B%0A%09mso-font-alt%3A%22%EF%BC%AD%EF%BC%B3%20%E6%98%8E%E6%9C%9D%22%3B%0A%09mso-font-charset%3A128%3B%0A%09mso-generic-font-family%3Amodern%3B%0A%09mso-font-pitch%3Afixed%3B%0A%09ms</style></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/parkerstore-opens-2000th-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/parkerstore-opens-2000th-location#comments Other Industries Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:24:00 +0000 16071 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Aerial work platform has all-hydraulic control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/aerial-work-platform-has-all-hydraulic-control <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Forget about expensive fiber optics and temperamental digital controls. Elliott Equipment Co., Omaha, recently developed a full-hydraulic upper platform control package for its HiReach aerial work platform product line. Hydraulic valves and actuators are typically used for moving and positioning aerial booms and platforms, but electronic controls usually command solenoid-operated electrohydraulic valves.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/aerial-work-platform-has-all-hydraulic-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/construction/aerial-work-platform-has-all-hydraulic-control#comments Construction Controls & Instrumentation Other Industries Hydraulic Valves Tue, 11 Sep 2012 19:18:00 +0000 15771 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com