Eaton introduces new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves at IFPE

Offering precise control with high flow and small deadband, Eaton’s new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves are designed to provide superior control with optimized linearity. With less than 7% hysteresis, the new valves provide excellent operational efficiency and a broad ramp rate for greater resolution and ease of use. “The new ESV9 offers […]

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Freudenberg offers low-friction sealing solutions at IFPE

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased a new generation of low-friction transmission seals designed to save fuel, lower emissions and extend the operating life of industrial powertrains at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo in Las Vegas. Freudenberg’s Levitas and Levitorq components are part of the company’s Low Emission Sealing Solutions (LESS) product portfolio. Seals are responsible […]

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Messe München partnering with Brazil’s construction machinery trade fair, M&T Expo

Messe München is further expanding its international expertise in the construction machinery sector and getting involved for the first time in Brazil: As part of a long-term cooperative partnership with the Brazilian Association of Technology for Construction and Mining, Sobratema, the Munich-based company will also be a partner of M&T Expo, the second-largest trade fair […]

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CCEFP Industry-University Summit is just around the corner

The spring CCEFP Industry-University Summit at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, April 4-6, 2017 is coming up fast, and the hotel reservation deadlines are almost here: Country Inn & Suites Cut off date:  Friday, March 24, 2017 Hampton Inn Cut off date:  Friday, March 24, 2017 Hilton Garden Inn Cut off date:  Tuesday March 21, […]

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Smart pneumatics monitor from Aventics predicts status and wear of systems

The new Smart Pneumatics Monitor from Aventics provides reliable and valuable information on the state of wear and energy efficiency of pneumatic systems to end users. It sends pre-processed status messages to defined employees and parent IT systems without detouring to the machine controller. This information reduces the risk of machine downtime and lowers operating […]

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UID sees record-breaking attendance

Last week a record number of NAHAD attendees traveled to Indianapolis to attend NAHAD’s University of Innovative Distribution (UID)—March 5-8 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the fourth  year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance, with 616 attendees participating from around the world. The event included more than 40 classes focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution […]

Atlas Copco rolls out first product at new Rock Hill plant

Atlas Copco has produced its first piece of equipment, an XAS 185 portable air compressor, at its new production facility in Rock Hill, S.C. Facility construction, which began in January 2016, included lean manufacturing features to enable efficient and flexible processes that are sustainable for the environment. The compressor is the first product of Atlas […]

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FPTC Keynote: Building a winning engineering team for the coming decade

The Fluid Power Technology Conference will return to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center on May 16-17. Fluid Power World is pleased to announce that Allen Carlson, University of Florida, College of Engineering, and retired CEO, Sun Hydraulics Corp., will open the conference with a keynote presentation. Titled, “Building a winning engineering team for […]

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Overhung load adapter from Zero-Max features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts

The all new Zero-Max model 650 overhung load adaptor features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts and longer profile. Designed to provide more radial and axial load support for hydraulic motors and pumps, this new model 650 meets the more robust requirements of today’s motor applications. This new SAE B model 650 is in the middle […]

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Webinar: Proper Hose Assembly – April 19, 2017

Join us for a free, live webinar on April 19th at 2:00pm EST.       The hydraulic hose is the unsung hero of the fluid power world. To be safe and reliable, a hose assembly needs to be assembled with the proper steps. This webinar describes the necessary steps to ensure you do it

APEM introduces single axis paddle controls

Following the recent launch of the BH series paddle, the new BL series features the same exciting new design, but in a smaller package—measuring at just 48mm above panel. The compact footprint of the paddles allows for closer group installation of multiple paddles, perfect in applications such as vehicle arm rests, remote control portable boxes […]

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Position sensor for hydraulic cylinders avoids piston drilling

The SGH10 is a new position sensor for hydraulic cylinders from SIKO. It’s a great option for people who don’t want to have to drill into the cylinder piston. This wire-actuated encoder measures the absolute, direct cylinder stroke in the hydraulic cylinder—the sometimes cost-intensive drilling of the piston is not required with this product. As a […]

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INTERMAT on schedule for April 2018 in Paris

Every three years, INTERMAT constitutes one of the world’s largest exhibitions devoted to construction equipment, machinery, technology and materials. Capitalising on its strong position in the EMEA zone (Europe, Middle East, Africa), our event has over the years become a unique opportunity for conducive meetings between all of the international players on this market. INTERMAT’s next […]

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How do I select a proper seal for my application?

A few of the important parameters that one needs to consider while selecting a seal are system operating pressure, seal material compatibility with fluid and fluid operating temperature, resistance against extrusion, expected service life, ease of installation, cost of procurement and logistics. System operating pressure is one of the predefined seal limitations. Different types of […]

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Making technical education more local

Talk to many component manufacturers and you’ll hear the phrase “local for local,” meaning that they’re strategically placing facilities near their customers. So, instead of one manufacturing plant in China, they may have one in China, one in the U.S., one in Brazil and one in the Czech Republic. Now, the University of Florida is […]

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Danfoss debuts new generation of ORBITAL X motors at IFPE

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its Orbital X product line at the IFPE trade show in Las Vegas last week. The new Orbital X program OMP X and OMR X motors mark the first new product introduction since Danfoss acquired White Drive Products in September 2016, elevating Danfoss Power Solutions to the top position in the worldwide […]

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Daman helps local kids tackle fluid power challenge

After weeks of preparation, Jimtown Junior High took home the Overall Champion trophy from Daman Products’ 2017 Fluid Power Action Challenge held at Bethel College on March 3. They also captured the Team Challenge Award, earning 45 points by moving a canister with their machine. Trophies were awarded to the top 5 teams in the […]

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New 380 Series pressure/vacuum pumps released

Gardner Denver Thomas has released newly developed 380 series variants: 380CE32 (115/60/1), 380CS32 (100/50/60/1) (380CUU32 (230/50/1) coming soon). These oil-less single WOB-L piston units can be used for pressure or vacuum operation and are engineered to be versatile and reliable for a wide array of market applications, ranging from General to specific Medical, Laboratory, Food and Beverage, […]

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New radial piston motor from Rexroth: shorter, stronger, more efficient

Rexroth is expanding its range of direct drives for compact tracked loaders and other tracked vehicles with the new MCR-T radial piston motor in frame size 10. The newly designed unit is approximately 20% shorter than conventional radial piston motors on the market and offers around 10% higher starting torque for more tractive force. For […]

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NFPA announces dates for Spring regional meetings

The NFPA will be hosting two Regional Meetings this Spring in Minneapolis and Detroit. The Minneapolis meeting will be held April 11 at Hennepin Technical College’s Brooklyn Park Campus and the Detroit meeting will be held May 17 at the Somerset Inn in Troy. The Minneapolis meeting will include lunch catered by Hennepin’s culinary students, a tour of the […]

Trelleborg posts oil and gas sealing test certification online for almost 30 materials

As it prepares for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in May, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced that it has posted test certification for almost 30 of its best-in-class materials for the oil and gas market for the first time ever. This data is made available online at Trelleborg’s dedicated oil and gas microsite for seals, reinforcing the […]

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11th IFK in Aachen, Germany to focus on “Fluid Power Networks”

The 11th International Conference on Fluid Power (IFK) will be held in Aachen from March 19-21, 2018. In attending the IFK several times over the years, I’ve found it to be one of the best fluid power conferences in the world—and a fantastic place to network with fluid power users, researchers, and experts. The IFK […]

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Solenoid valve emulates feeling of live fire for military training

The problem The military had an issue with shooting accuracy due to soldiers training on machine guns without live ammunition. They complained of having experienced very different sensations when firing live rounds, because they were not used to the noise and feel during practice. The military needed a responsive solenoid valve manufacture to expedite the […]

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Canada to be partner country for bauma 2019

The next bauma is set for April 8-14 in Munich, and Canada has just been named as the official partner country for the fair. The most recent bauma, which had a lot of focus on sustainability, attracted approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries around the world. Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the […]

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FPW team uses FB Live to cover IFPE highlights

Fluid Power World’s editorial team used a new tool—Facebook Live—to connect readers with the exciting happenings that were all part of last week’s IFPE show in Las Vegas. My postings were shared on the Design World Network’s Facebook page, while Senior Editor Mary Gannon’s videos were featured on the Fluid Power World Facebook page. (If […]

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