Hannover Messe update, Day 4: Working smarter, digitally

Hannover Messe is one show where you’ll see a lot of new product releases. Here’s a sampling of what we’re seeing: EPLAN Cogineer, an innovative new development to automatically generate schematics, is celebrating its premiere here. SVP of Product Management and Development Dieter Pesch said, “We’ve developed a solution that is easy to use and yet very […]

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Curtiss-Wright introduces new CANbus rotary position sensor

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has announced the launch of the NRH27C, a non-contact rotary position sensor which is suitable for use on specialty on- and off-highway vehicles utilizing CANbus communications. Developed by Curtiss-Wright’s legacy brand of Penny & Giles, the NRH27C extends the company’s recently-introduced NRH271 and NRH272 family and shares many similar features and benefits. […]

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Webtec offering custom hydraulic valve design service

Any OEM producing mobile machinery for industries such as construction, mining, agriculture or energy, will be familiar with the limitation of having to design hydraulic solutions around standard parts. Most hydraulic valve manufacturers, for example, will typically seek volumes of around 5,000 to 10,000 a year to design a new valve. As a result, many […]

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AutomationDirect adds Total Air Preparation (TAP) Units and Ethernet/IP (EIP) modules

AutomationDirect’s line of NITRA pneumatics now includes new Total Air Prep (TAP) units and NITRA Ethernet/IP protocol compact modular valve (CMV series) modules. Both TAP units contain an automatic drain air filter with clogged filter indicator, relieving regulator, lockable shut-off valve, pressure gauge and air dump. Electric models also have an adjustable electric soft start […]

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NFPA’s economic update webinar

Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, will help listeners gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization during these uncertain economic conditions. This webinar will provide insights into the latest economic developments and future trends for the U.S. and global economy and their effects on the fluid power industry. The […]

Muncie launches new RS6S-P89M series rear-mount power take-off

Muncie Power Products Inc. has introduced its new RS6S-P89M Series rear-mount power take-off. The RS6S-P89M power take-off features an integral hydraulic mount for structural support of hydraulic pumps up to 60 lb without additional transmission support but has a bending moment limit of 29.5 ft-lb maximum. The RS6S-P89M takes advantage of the full torque capacity […]

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William L. Clippard III, Clippard board chair, receives Lifetime Achievement Award

William L. Clippard, (Bill), Chairman of the Board of Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., recently received the highly prestigious Stillman Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of The Ohio State University for his commitment to the field of engineering. The Stillman Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award honors retired or emeritus alumni who have distinguished […]

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Compressed air delivery via modular interfaces allows thousands of mating cycles

HARTING, Espelkamp, Germany, has announced the development of a new compressed air module at Hannover Messe, which is designed to meet the increased demands on interfaces for flexible production processes – the Han Pneumatic Module Metal. It employs robust, durable high mating cycles contacts made of metal that can be plugged and unplugged at least 10,000 […]

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HydraForce to acquire Hydraulic Designers Ltda

HydraForce, Lincolnshire, Ill., continues to expand its global hydraulics manufacturing capabilities with a key acquisition in Brazil. The independent manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds and electro-hydraulic controls recently signed an agreement to acquire its current distributor and global systems integrator, Hydraulic Designers Ltda. This acquisition will give HydraForce a greater presence in the burgeoning […]

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Hengli America to open new, larger facility May 1

Hengli America will start operating from its newly acquired 47,000-ft2 facility located in Bolingbrook, Ill. on May 1st. Since 2012, Hengli America Corp., a subsidiary of Hengli Hydraulics’ headquartered in China, has focused on developing customers within the US hydraulics industry. As reported earlier this year, the new facility will allow Hengli to support all products […]

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PIRTEK expands South Florida presence with new location in Palm Beach

PIRTEK has expanded its South Florida presence with a new location in Palm Beach. Owner Sam Belin opened PIRTEK Palm Beach earlier this month, staffing it with three technicians and two Mobile Service Vehicles. He plans to add a third vehicle in a few months. PIRTEK is the only franchise of its kind in the […]

Muncie expands its low-speed, high-torque motor line with MH series

Muncie Power Products Inc. has expanded its line of low speed high torque motors with its latest addition – the MH Series. The MH Series low-speed, high-torque motor is available in 16 displacement sizes. Its roller gerotor design reduces sliding friction between the rotor and stator. The roller gerotor design provides smooth performance, high efficiency […]

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Noshok unveils new temperature products, improved delivery times

Noshok has announced re-engineered and expanded bimetal thermometer offering with cost reductions of up to 28% and significantly improved delivery times of 5-7 days. The company is also announcing a new battery operated digital temperature indicator, and flanged thermowells. Noshok’s new bimetal thermometers feature an improved design including a highly sensitve bimetallic helix coil which is silicone […]

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PIRTEK Hose Replacement operation opens in Austin

The owner of the PIRTEK franchise in San Antonio, Tex., has expanded his hose-replacement business by setting up a new location in Austin. “I expect rapid growth,” said Dean Akin, owner of PIRTEK Broadway in San Antonio. “We’re going to push forward in everything we do there.” The only franchise of its kind in the […]

Guide helps to select the proper pneumatic fitting

A new guide from Beswick Engineering Co. explains the various choices faced when you are selecting pneumatic fittings for your product. There are three common fitting types: barbed, push-to-connect, and compression. Each has advantages and disadvantages. How will you select the best type for the long term success of your design? The Beswick Fitting Selection Guide […]

Air-Way Manufacturing announces ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification

Air-Way Global Manufacturing has announced that the company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 Environmental Management certification. The company had been pursuing this certification since Fall of 2016 and is excited to announce the final approval from ISO. They add this certification to their existing ISO 9001:2008 certification as well. “Our entire staff […]

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Complete Hannover Messe coverage from Fluid Power World and Design World

Hannover Messe, held each year in Hannover, Germany, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. This worldwide industrial trade show is the largest such event on the planet, and is expecting more than 190,000 visitors over a five day span. There will be 6,500 exhibitors spread across an unbelievable 26 exhibition halls. During odd-numbered years, there is […]

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PMMI announces Jim Pittas as next President and CEO

SVP Jim Pittas will succeed Charles D. Yuska as president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Pittas will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer immediately and will work with Yuska to assume the title of President and CEO upon […]

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Increase in awareness of industrial distribution as career path

A recent survey of “right fit” 16-24-year-olds found a 6.7% increase in their awareness of industrial distribution as a career field, compared to a similar survey commissioned three years ago by Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP). The November 2016 survey targeted young people who are not planning on attending a four-year college and self-identified as having […]

Brennan Industries achieves Nadcap, AS9100 aerospace accreditations

To demonstrate its continued commitment to quality, Brennan Industries announces that the company has achieved Nadcap and AS9100 accreditation for fluid system manufacturing—including fittings and other components. Brennan Industries has received international recognition for this initiative and is now qualified to supply their manufactured hydraulic fittings and other components to customers in the aerospace and defense markets that […]

Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global Inc. will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp. and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The company will continue to promote and invest in the P&H, Joy […]

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Peninsular Cylinder announces partnership with Amlok

Peninsular Cylinder Co. has announced a new partnership with Amlok. This allows Peninsular the ability to incorporate the rod lock, providing a plug and play assembled unit at a cost competitive price. These integrated units are suitable for the food industry, wash-down, and underwater applications. Bill Tyler, Peninsular’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, focused on the […]

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April 2017 issue: Hydraulic hybrid slashes operating costs + more

In this issue: 32 Hydraulic hybrid slashes operating costs 40 Safe pneumatic system design 48 Demystifying transducers 54 Fluid Power Technology Conference   Maintaining relevance in the midst of change Change in the fluid power industry is almost always through gradual evolution, and not in huge jumps and starts. Our technology is a mature one,

Parker releases direct-operated D1FC/D3FC proportional DC valve series

Parker Hannifin has completed its range of direct operated proportional DC valves with the new zero lap spools for the D1FC/D3FC series introduced last year. This option makes the use of the valves for closed loop controls possible. Parker is positioning its direct operated valve series with high dynamics and high volumetric flows between the […]

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Plattco Corp. partners with Nexmatix on new energy-saving valve

Thanks to a brand-new partnership with Nexmatix, Plattco Corp. is about to start delivering even smarter solutions for customers nationwide. Known for its “smart” approach to pneumatic valves, Nexmatix offers a significant value proposition to companies that implement its technology. Plattco is teaming with Nexmatix to introduce an energy-efficient Double Flap Airlock Valve for material handling. […]

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