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Bimba adds vacuum technology through Vaccon acquisition

Bimba announced the acquisition of Vaccon Company Inc., an innovator in vacuum technology that includes vacuum pumps, vacuum cups, end-of-arm tools, and accessories. Bimba currently does not offer any vacuum gripping technologies, so this will open up new opportunities in an adjacent, related pneumatic space. Vaccon products are esteemed for their rugged yet simple “straight-through” […]

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Hydraulic fluid test matches real-world conditions

Thanks to higher operating pressures, power density in many hydraulic systems has increased significantly in recent years. That can mean higher performance, smaller and lighter components and better efficiency, although it can also increase the susceptibility to wear and premature failures. Newer pumps and motors are built to handle higher loads and still offer long […]

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2017 registration for University of Industrial Distribution now open

The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2017 marks the 24th year that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology […]

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NewAge Industries announces new board members

Southampton, Pa. — As NewAge Industries grew from a small distributor of plastic tubing to the mid-sized manufacturer it is today, its need for thoughtful and experienced leadership grew as well. To address that need, NewAge’s majority owner and CEO, Ken Baker, recently appointed several new members to its Board of Directors. Over the past […]

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Portable dryer keeps water out of hydraulic oil

Most fluid-power users understand that particulate contamination in hydraulic oil can markedly degrade the performance and life of mobile and industrial machinery. Perhaps less recognized is that water contamination in the oil can similarly lead to component failure. Water, whether dissolved in the oil, present in an emulsion or as free water, is harmful. It […]

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Parker to acquire filtration company CLARCOR for $4.3 billion

Parker Hannifin Corp., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, and CLARCOR Inc., Franklin, Tenn., announced yesterday that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. CLARCO, a manufacturer of mobile, industrial and environmental filtration products, has several divisions which operate in […]

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Fluid Power Solutions to manufacture and support Parker/Denison pumps and motors

Fluid Power Solutions, Columbus, Ohio has entered into an agreement with Parker Hannifin Corp. to license, manufacture and support the Parker/Denison 61, 62, 63 and

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NFPA members celebrate Manufacturing Day 2016

In the beginning of October, NFPA member company and education partners reached more than 500 students with their Manufacturing Day activities. Aggressive Hydraulics, Airline Hydraulics Corporation, Avanti Engineering, Daman Products, JEM Technical Marketing, and Triton College all participated in the nationwide celebration of manufacturing by giving facility tours, showing fluid power in action, and telling […]

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PMMI releases newly revised B155.1-2016 packaging machinery standard

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce the approval of its ANSI/B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery standard as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute by the Board of Standards Review. The objective of the ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 standard is to improve the safety of […]

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NFPA hosting Chicago Regional Meeting on December 7

The NFPA 2016 Chicago Regional Meeting is coming up soon and this year’s program is too good to miss. Brad Terry, Principal with The Keystone Group, will review common pitfalls that manufacturing companies face in the sales & operations planning process. Brad has helped many companies find solutions and will share ideas that will ensure […]

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Firestone Industrial Products team to compete in Annual Engine Challenge

Five students from Sequoyah High School in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., are raring to rev their engines at the national Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge. Their team sponsor—Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP)—will be cheering the young auto enthusiasts on as they battle it out at PRI 2016 in Indianapolis this December 8-10. At stake? Millions in […]

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Helping to solve the distribution riddle

By Paul J. Heney, Editorial Director Anyone who’s been around the fluid power industry for a short while will realize how important distribution is—and how

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