Fluid Power Basics http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en Tech Skills Get a Lift from Donated Hydraulic Training Stands http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/training/tech-skills-get-lift-donated-hydraulic-training-stands <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Comments in this year&rsquo;s Salary Survey revealed that many fluid-power professionals had one particular concern in common: Newcomers in the industry do not have adequate hands-on training or experience to learn quickly on the job. Hydrotech Inc. tackled this issue head on by donating four new hydraulic training stands to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/training/tech-skills-get-lift-donated-hydraulic-training-stands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/training/tech-skills-get-lift-donated-hydraulic-training-stands#comments Circuits Training News Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:19:00 +0000 35091 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com <p>People listen to a demonstration on&nbsp;one of four brand-new hydraulic training stands. The training assemblies, valued at $30,000 per unit, will be used by students in Cincinnati State&rsquo;s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technologies program to build modern manufacturing skills.</p> Preventive Maintenance is a Wise Investment http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Hawe Hydraulik </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lack of proper maintenance is the leading cause of hydraulic component and system failure. However, practicing preventive maintenance (PM) can reduce machine downtime and increase...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/design-faqs/preventive-maintenance-wise-investment#comments Design FAQs Maintenance Hydraulics Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:27:00 +0000 33841 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Safety Integrity Level http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is SIL, and why is it important? How are SILs determined? What if I’m using an analog...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level#comments Design FAQs Sensors Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:48:00 +0000 31781 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Eliminate Those Hydraulic Oil Leaks http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics/eliminate-those-hydraulic-oil-leaks <div class="node-body article-body">Taking steps to prevent leaks not only drastically cuts oil costs and consumption, it’s an environmental imperative—one liter of leaked oil potentially pollutes up to one million liters of water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics/eliminate-those-hydraulic-oil-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/hydraulics/eliminate-those-hydraulic-oil-leaks#comments Hydraulics Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:00:00 +0000 31081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Fundamentals of Pressure Transducers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/FPE/Sensors/Article/False/6439/FPE-Sensors <div class="field-deck"> Pressure is a key factor in almost every fluid-power circuit. Pressure transducers can interface that factor with the control system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pressure is a key factor in almost every fluid-power circuit. Pressure transducers can interface that factor with the control system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/FPE/Sensors/Article/False/6439/FPE-Sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Sensors Tue, 17 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 5459 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Engineering Essentials: Fundamentals of Hydraulic Pumps http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/6401/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM <div class="field-byline"> By the Editors of Hydraulics &amp; Pneumatics </div> <div class="field-deck"> A hydraulic pump is a mechanical device that converts mechanical power into hydraulic energy. It generates flow with enough power to overcome pressure induced by the load. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A hydraulic pump is a mechanical device that converts mechanical power into hydraulic energy. It generates flow with enough power to overcome pressure induced by the load.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicPumpsM/Article/False/6401/TechZone-HydraulicPumpsM" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pumps Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Fluid Power Basics Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 4879 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Air Motor Selection and Sizing http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/FluidPowerAcces/Article/False/6422/TechZone-FluidPowerAcces <div class="field-deck"> Air motors harness the safe, reliable power of compressed air to generate torque and rotational motion. Several different designs are available to serve a wide variety of applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air motors harness the safe, reliable power of compressed air to generate torque and rotational motion. Several different designs are available to serve a wide variety of applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/FluidPowerAcces/Article/False/6422/TechZone-FluidPowerAcces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Motors & Actuators Other Components Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 7114 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Accumulators http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Accumulators/Article/False/6446/TechZone-Accumulators <div class="field-byline"> A staff report </div> <div class="field-deck"> Accumulators can increase efficiency, provide smoother, more reliable operation, and store emergency power in case of electrical failure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Accumulators can increase efficiency, provide smoother, more reliable operation, and store emergency power in case of electrical failure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/Accumulators/Article/False/6446/TechZone-Accumulators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Accumulators Hydraulics Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 6441 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Engineering Essentials: Electrohydraulic Motion Control http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/FPE/SystemDesign/Article/False/6463/FPE-SystemDesign <div class="field-byline"> Edited by Alan L. Hitchcox, Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> In a departure from conventional wisdom, motion control can be implemented to increase production rate and product quality and consistency - all at the same time. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a departure from conventional wisdom, motion control can be implemented to increase production rate and product quality and consistency — all at the same time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/FPE/SystemDesign/Article/False/6463/FPE-SystemDesign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> System Design Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 5641 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Engineering Essentials: Directional-Control Valves http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/6408/TechZone-HydraulicValves <div class="field-byline"> A staff report </div> <div class="field-deck"> One of the most fundamental components of any fluid power system is the directional-control valve. Here's a summary of the different types, configurations, and uses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most fundamental components of any fluid power system is the directional-control valve. Here's a summary of the different types, configurations, and uses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/200/TechZone/HydraulicValves/Article/False/6408/TechZone-HydraulicValves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hydraulic Valves Valves Pneumatic Valves Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 4742 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Courtesy Fluid Power Training Institute, www.fpti.org