Other Industries http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6628/more en Hydraulics Essential to Mobile Forklift http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift <div class="node-body article-body">More and more forklift trucks are moving from the conventional 4-wheel type to a truck-mounted, all-terrain forklift. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/material-handling/hydraulics-essential-mobile-forklift#comments Material Handling Other Industries Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:52:00 +0000 29761 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Hydraulic system causes structural failure http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure <div class="node-body article-body">I was asked to examine and review the circuit design on a walking-beam conveyor system in a pipe mill that had one of two lifting cylinders suddenly drop. This caused one side of the structural frame to fracture, dropping a 60,000-lb coil of ½-in. steel into a pit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/cylinders-actuators/troubleshooting-challenge-hydraulic-system-causes-structural-failure#comments Cylinders & Actuators Other Industries Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:23:00 +0000 29221 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Electrically Powered Gear Pump Slashes Fuel Consumption http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption <div class="field-byline"> Ray Scroggins, Scroggins Associates </div> <div class="field-deck"> Using batteries to drive an electric motor, the hydraulic power unit of Versalift bucket lifts run cleaner and quieter, while resulting in significant fuel savings over their powertrain-driven counterparts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using batteries to drive an electric motor, the hydraulic power unit of Versalift bucket lifts run cleaner and quieter, while resulting in significant fuel savings over their powertrain-driven counterparts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulic-pumps-motors/electrically-powered-gear-pump-slashes-fuel-consumption#comments Other Industries Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 29081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Troubleshooting Challenge: Eroded Construction Plug Causes Manifold Leak http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak <div class="node-body article-body">A mill that produces oil-field pipe is required to hydrostatically test the pipe with water according to ASTM standards. They used a hydraulically driven water intensifier to fill and test the pipe at pressure to 2,500 psi. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/troubleshooting-challenge-eroded-construction-plug-causes-manifold-leak#comments Other Industries Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:49:00 +0000 28811 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fluid Power Assists Rehabilitation Efforts http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at some innovative medical devices that help get patients back on their feet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Our soldiers have, unfortunately, suffered a substantial number of lower-limb battle injuries in recent years. That has spurred research efforts into innovative treatment strategies, such as powered orthotic systems. The goal is to develop devices that improve rehabilitation methods and results, and ultimately enhance the mobility in those suffering from combat-related, as well as civilian, injuries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-industries/fluid-power-assists-rehabilitation-efforts#comments Other Technologies Other Industries Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:13:00 +0000 28641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Hydraulic-Electric Analogies, Part 4: Comparing Power Sources http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources <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/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/other-technologies/hydraulic-electric-analogies-part-4-comparing-power-sources#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