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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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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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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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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Applied Industrial Technologies acquires Toledo-based Sentinel Fluid Controls

Applied Industrial Technologies has acquired Sentinel Fluid Controls, a distributor of hydraulic and lubrication components, systems and solutions. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. “The addition of Sentinel complements and enhances our fluid power market leadership,” said Neil A. Schrimsher, President & CEO for Applied. “Their experience and expert fluid power solutions enrich our […]

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ASTM International calls for nominations for new emerging professionals program

After two successful pilots, ASTM International, a global standards organization, is expanding its Emerging Professionals program. The program will provide free airfare and lodging this year for up to 24 participants to attend a leadership development workshop held during an ASTM International conference—“committee week”—where technical experts in their industries create and revise standards. D. Thomas […]

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcases new accumulator design and assembly process at IFPE

To enable new opportunities for diaphragm accumulator applications in the industrial and automotive industries, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new concept for the manufacturer of these parts. The company is presenting this concept along with its portfolio of hydraulic accumulator solutions at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) in Las Vegas March 7-11. “Diaphragm […]

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IFPE Day 2: Learning about radio remote controls

I had a great chat with Scott Pastorius of Ikusi at IFPE, and he filled me in on his company’s line of ergonomically designed radio remote controls for the mobile market. “We invested a lot of time and money in the ergonomics, because operators are using these controls more and more as a point of control. They’re […]

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Wrap-up of Day 1 at IFPE

Hopefully you mapped out your first day at IFPE well—there was certainly a lot to see, and I know I only covered a fraction of what I want to experience! Thank goodness this show continues on all week … Well, one thing that is sure to attract people to a booth is golf, and Manuli […]

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2017 Fluid Power Technology Conference now open for registration

I’m happy to report that registration is now open for our great annual fluid power event! If you didn’t make last year’s FPTC, you missed out on a fantastic educational opportunity, not to mention the chance to network with some of your peers. We’re coming back to beautiful Milwaukee this year, and I hope that you’ll […]

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WIX Filters gives $34k to national FFA chapters

WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has awarded $34,347.25 to national FFA chapters through a box-top redemption program in partnership with the National FFA Organization. “As a former member of FFA, I know what a great opportunity it is for local chapters to raise money and build momentum for their ongoing initiatives. This […]

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Parker purchase of Baldwin Filters, CLARCOR expected to close tomorrow

The Kearney Hub reports that, based on comments made by Parker Hannifin’s CEO, that the company’s purchase of CLARCOR will be finalized on February 28th. According to the Hub: On Thursday, CLARCOR shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the merger, which will result in the Franklin, Tenn.-based CLARCOR becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker, headquartered […]

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Triangle Fluid Controls to grow business with help from Ontario development fund

Ontario is partnering with Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. to help invest in new technology and grow its business, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 25 positions in Belleville. Triangle Fluid Controls manufactures high-performance sealing gaskets and is a leading Canadian distributor for control valves used in industrial equipment and piping systems that handle fluids or […]

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NFPA grants bring fluid power to Tampa Bay area students

The Fluid Power Action Challenge not only reaches students in traditional classrooms, but has also engaged students who are homeschooled. The Tampa Bay HEAT Homeschool group recently received a grant from NFPA, which enabled teacher Samantha Porter Lerch to lead her students in learning about and creating fluid power designs. Samantha shared the fun ways […]

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WIX Filters released 589 new parts in 2016

WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, introduced 589 new parts in 2016, with more than half of the new numbers serving the light-duty automotive, heavy-duty, and international premium segments. This total includes 72 premium light-duty and 113 premium heavy-duty filter applications. “Last year included rapid growth for developing new parts as we’re constantly […]

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Where should you locate hydraulic filters in your system?

Is there an ideal location for placement of hydraulic filters in an operating system, and if so what is the correct type of filter to use? Is one filter sufficient, or should multiple filters be used? Can different types of filtration be combined? Matt Brown, Product Manager Filter Systems for Schroeder Industries explains that in […]

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Is breaking up hard to do? NFPA, CCEFP to go their separate ways in 2018

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power and the National Fluid Power Association, two closely linked organizations in the fluid power realm, have made a decision to officially end their partnership agreement as of June 30, 2018. The NFPA, through its Pascal Society, has raised funds from its membership over the past three years, […]

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How does fluid contamination cause components to fail?

Particulate contaminants that are circulating in fluid power systems cause surface degradation through general mechanical wear (abrasion, erosion, and surface fatigue). This wear adds to the problem because it causes increasing numbers of particles to be formed, the result being that wear also continually increases. If this “chain reaction of wear” is not properly contained—by […]

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Parker Hannifin planning sealing focus at Hannover Messe 2017

Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin has so many divisions—covering so many types of products—that it can be difficult to keep up with the company’s initiatives and products. But I had the chance to catch up with Christine Stehmans, Marketing Communications Manager for the Engineered Materials Group-Europe, at the recent Hannover Messe press preview. The Group was formed […]

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Graco to showcase lubrication equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Graco Inc., a  manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, will be showcasing its lubrication equipment for the heavy-duty construction and aggregate market at the upcoming CONEXPO-CON/AGG show March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit booth C32811 to learn how Graco lubrication product solutions can help aid in implementing current construction and aggregate safety best practices. […]

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Long-term greases for actuators and seals offered by Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klübertemp GR M07, M30, M60, a series of greases are that are white, odorless and long-term, based on perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) oils and a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thickener. The extremely high viscosity index, i.e. the very flat viscosity curve of the base oils, of Klübertemp GR […]

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Fraunhofer Institute enables intelligent manufacturing with help from a digital twin

Machines today produce parts in networked, pre-programmed production runs: pieces are turned, milled and measured in a set order. But what happens when a machine fails or a customer changes its order? Production has to be re-configured, which is time-consuming and expensive. What if there was a better way? Instead of a central control program […]

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Comparative test report for Hallite’s Armorlene HLX bronze-filled PTFE available

A few months ago, Hallite announced worldwide availability of its new Armorlene PTFE product and material portfolio which encompasses more than 30 product profiles, 26 materials and 18 Armorlene PTFEs. Today, the company is pleased to announce that comparative product testing of an important member of that product family—Hallite’s Armorlene HLX Bronze-Filled PTFE—is complete, and […]

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How do you use Cleanliness Code Charts (ISO 4406)?

The objective of the ISO 4406:1999 is to classify particulate contaminants in hydraulic fluids. Particle counts are determined cumulatively, i.e. > 4 μm, > 6 μm and > 14 μm, and coded for easy comparison. Matt Brown Product Manager Filter Systems at Schroeder Industries gives the following table as an example. “This explains how the ISO […]

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New four-wheel lubrication filter cart

A  four-wheel lubrication filter cart is now being offered; the unit features transfer filtered lube oil to equipment components for top off, a kidney loop equipment through on-board filter, and ability to recirculate and filter the on board the 22 gal-storage tank. Other features include: • Filter new oil into the on board storage tank […]

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