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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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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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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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 […]

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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Hengli launches explosion-proof solenoid valves

To increase safety in hazardous environments, Hengli Hydraulic is expanding its line of directional valves to include explosion-proof solenoids. These valves will be officially launched to the U.S. market in May, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. While the oil and gas markets are a focus of these valves, they are also widely […]

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Electro-Matic completes purchase of RAF Automation

Electro-Matic Ventures Inc., a supplier of high-technology automation components and services, announced that it has acquired RAF Fluid Power, a provider of advanced automation with a focus on pneumatic and robotic solutions, located near Cleveland in Solon, Ohio. This is the first acquisition for Electro-Matic Ventures, which has three other subsidiaries: Electro-Matic Products, Electro-Matic Integrated, and […]

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Turck debuts PT2000 line of pressure transmitters at IFPE

Working in the harsh environments that mobile machinery runs in requires tough components that can withstand abuse. That’s why Turck introduced the PT2000 line of pressure transmitters at IFPE 2017. This line features a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility. The PT2000 offers a solution that has no elastomer […]

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Retaining rings useful in multiple components

Spirolox Retaining Rings have no ears to interfere with mating components in your assembly. Spirolox are manufactured by coiling the ring from flat wire. Because coiling produces a retaining ring with no scrap, the Smalley Retaining Ring can be economically produced in carbon steel, stainless steel, coppers, and many other alloys. Readily available: • No […]

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Ingersoll Rand to debut breakthrough technologies at ComVac

Ingersoll Rand will debut some of its new, breakthrough technologies and services at ComVac (Booth #C12, Hall 26). Experts will also be available to discuss the latest products and services that are redefining reliability: Next Generation R-Series 200-250kW Rotary Screw Compressors The Next Generation R-Series RS200 to RS250 oil-flooded rotary screw models will debut on the […]

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Day 3 of IFPE: Talking about manufacturing service options

I had the chance to talk with Bob Mosey of Moseys, a precision manufacturer that specializes in providing manufacturing services for a lot of different OEMs, including those in the hydraulic and pneumatic industries. “We can take a part from concept through final production and into final packaging if the customer wishes, so it’s a pretty wide […]

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Safety on the IFPE show floor: a look at Ryco hose protection devices

A resounding theme at IFPE 2017 this week has been talk about safety. With high-pressure hydraulics, one must always think about the dangers presented, particularly with hose, when fluids can escape and cause leaks and even cause a hose to burst, creating dangerous hose whip. That’s why one of the most prominent displays at Ryco […]

Galland Henning Nopak expands capabilities for fluid power solutions

Today at the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), Galland Henning Nopak Inc. (GHN), a manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, announced expanded product capabilities including servo valve integration and customization for large-bore cylinders up to 48 in. With over a century of proven manufacturing expertise, these innovative capabilities extend GHN’s engineering […]

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CCEFP, the NFPA and fluid power head to Capitol Hill

CCEFP and NFPA, and several industry supporters, visited Capitol Hill on February 27-28, 2017 to promote the proposed Commercial Off-Road Vehicle R&D Program through the Vehicle Technology Office within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This program is important because: • commercial off-road market consumes 8% of total transportation energy, larger than either marine or […]

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AEM hosting two events at CONEXPO for Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge

AEM will host two events at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in connection with its crowdsourced, incentivized competition, the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge. When: Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finalists Meet & Greet Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:30 am (immediately following Project AME unveil) Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finale Event Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Finale event: 9:30 am – 11:00 […]

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