FilSon Filters launches new website

FilSon Filters, which designs and manufactures filters and filter carts, announced today the launch of its new website, This website offers easy to access information about FilSon Filters products, company’s history and an online resource center. Designed with user experience in mind, the new website features the latest technology in web design. It is […]

Festo expands low cost EtherNet/IP connectivity to IO-Link devices

The CTEU-EP universal interface module from Festo makes EtherNet/IP connectivity low cost and plug and play for IO-Link devices and Festo valve terminals. The CTEU-EP is ODVA conformant and a Rockwell Encompass referenced product. For maximum flexibility, OEMs can cost effectively integrate IO-Link devices such as pressure and flow sensors, RFID readers, and light stacks […]

What happens if you don’t measure your crimp fitting?

If you don’t measure your crimp fitting—after you crimp a hose and you don’t measure it—you could get lucky; if you set up your machine properly and it’s calibrated, it probably will be very close to that every single time. In many cases, the tolerance is plus or minus eight thousandths of an inch. You […]

Presair unveils low cost pressure monitoring solution

Presair has released a pressure monitor providing a low cost solution to original equipment manufacturers and facilities worldwide. The pressure monitor provides notification and prevents issues before downtime occurs. Versions are tailored to meet the needs of manufactures, the monitor notifies personnel using visual, audio and even text alerts when air pressure rises or falls […]

C Series variable displacement piston pumps

The Hydraulic Pump and Power Systems Div. of Parker Hannifin Corp. manufactures the C Series Variable Displacement Piston Pumps. The Parker C Series has been designed for use in closed-circuit hydrostatic applications and features a rugged swash plate and bearing design. It offers a full range of controls, such as a manual lever with feedback, hydraulic […]

AEM Wins Innovation Honors for ‘Tech Experience’ at IFPE/CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has won innovation honors for its new Tech Experience at IFPE/CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. AEM was among a select group winning the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) ‘Power of A’ Gold Award. The award annually recognizes organizations that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively […]

FPDA, ISD to host 2017 Joint Industry Summit

The FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA) and the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD) Joint Industry Summit provides expanded networking opportunities for the leaders of the industries served by these two associations. With a theme of “Amplify Your Future,” the 2017 Joint Industry Summit brings together Fluid Power and Sealing distributors, manufacturers and other vendors […]

NAHAD announces APPI Energy as newest value partner

One of NAHAD’s goals is to bring members programs and services that benefit their businesses. The association recently announced its newest NAHAD Value Partners program, APPI Energy. NAHAD’s Value Partners program is a members-only benefit that provides valuable discounts on relevant business services. APPI Energy is a natural fit for this program, as it provides […]

Hose wraps mean hose safety

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jerry Pawluk, President of Safeplast NA, a manufacturer of hose guards and sleeves. The oil and gas sector is a big one for the company, and Pawluk said the company has seen a big uptake in the sector over the past few months. In fact, the company […]

PACK Expo scholarship program to distribute $30,000

The new PACK EXPO scholarship program will provide $30,000 annually to support the future packaging and processing workforce. Each year, six $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students studying packaging and processing at PMMI Partner Schools. A portion of the proceeds from the PACK gives BACK events at PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las […]

HydraForce completes acquisition of South America’s Hydraulic Designers Ltda

Illinois-based HydraForce has finalized the acquisition of Hydraulic Designers Ltda. The leading independent manufacturer of hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds and electro-hydraulic controls completed the acquisition and assumed ownership on June 2, 2017 and named the entity HydraForce Hydraulics Ltda. This key acquisition gives HydraForce a greater presence in the fast growing South American off-highway equipment […]

Allmand expands into portable air compressor market

Allmand Bros. Inc., a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corp. is expanding its product offerings into the portable air compressor market. The Maxi-Air Portable Air Compressor’s heavy-duty, over-sized rotary screw air end provides consistent, high-pressure air volumes at low rpm for enhanced fuel efficiency. The Maxi-Air comes in two models, the MA185 and MA400, with […]

Compressed Air Fail: Cooling choke

A tire manufacturer used air cooled lubricated screw compressors to feed the production machinery in their medium-sized plant. The plant is located in an extremely hot climate. Over the years, some of the air compressors at the plant reached the end of their useful life and were replaced. Because the production demand was growing, the […]

Freudenberg launches expansion into PTFE aerospace seal production

With a focus on growing its product portfolio, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new line of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) seals to aerospace customers at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, June 19 to 25. The new PTFE seals round out the selection of aerospace component solutions that have been designed to meet exacting industry requirements. […]

Festo MSE6-E2M energy efficiency module now compatible with Ethernet/IP and PROFINET

First introduced in 2015, the MSE6-E2M (E2M) intelligent service unit is now compatible with Ethernet/IP and PROFINET communication protocols – significantly expanding potential applications in North America. E2M units can pay for themselves in less than a year from the energy savings accrued. The E2M automatically shuts off the air supply to a machine when […]

MD&M East update: Automation is on tap

This year’s MD&M East—and its associated shows, like ATX East, East PACK, etc.—are back in New York at the Javits Convention Center this week, and there’s a good buzz about the show. The economy is chugging along, according to exhibitors, and there is reason for optimism in the coming quarters. Here’s a sampling of what […]

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Intelligent Load Monitoring System available for pre-production testing

Dana Inc. has announced that its Spicer Smart Suite Intelligent Load Monitoring System (ILMS) is now available for pre-production testing by vehicle manufacturers. This system for telehandlers uses patented and proprietary data-collecting technologies across the vehicle to prevent tip-over incidents, estimate static loads, and supply intelligent calibration management. Spicer Smart Suite ILMS is designed to alert the operator […]

Open-circuit piston pumps optimized for mobile market

The P1M product family was developed specifically with the mobile equipment manufacturer in mind. Power density, space claim and versatility were all taken into consideration to assist the division’s OEM customer base with their particular platform needs. Utilizing a “Zero Defect” approach, the P1M family of products will be assembled on a no fault forward […]

New hydrostatic function modules with DRC software from Bosch Rexroth

During the engineering and design configuration of hydrostatic travel drives, vehicle manufacturers have to comply with the applicable Machinery Directives as soon as they plan to market construction machinery in Europe. Bosch Rexroth assists in reducing the cost for manufacturers, as the company has already carried out risk analyses according to relevant standards for an […]

Watertight or explosion-proof stainless steel pressure switch

A harsh operating environment is no match for Ashcroft’s A-Series 316L stainless steel pressure switch. Available in both explosion proof and watertight configurations, it is offered with a variety of connections and can control pressures up to 15,000 psi. This durable, compact switch is a suitable choice for a wide variety of industrial and OEM […]

Digital flowmeters measure air usage wirelessly on network

EXAIRs new Digital Flowmeters with wireless capability use a Zigbee mesh network protocol to measure and monitor your compressed air use, trends, and historical data. Each meter has a range of 100 ft (30 m) and transmits data to an Ethernet connected gateway. Each meter and gateway are configured for security and have 128 bit […]

Motion Industries unveils new Dallas distribution center

Motion Industries Inc. has announced the successful move to its newly built distribution center (DC) at 200 W. Trinity Boulevard, Grand Prairie, Texas—in the center of the DFW Metroplex. Managed by Dan Krska, the new facility is less than a half mile off of a major highway, close to LTL carriers, and close to both […]

What are hydraulic cylinder applications?

Hydraulic cylinders are used in countless applications. They are often seen at work in both industrial applications (including hydraulic presses, cranes, forges, and packing machines), and mobile applications (such as agricultural machines, construction vehicles, and marine equipment). They’re essential to the operation of excavators, loaders, balers, telehandlers, man-lifts, drill-rigs, and dump trucks—not to mention operating […]

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What are hydraulic cylinder applications?

Hydraulic cylinders are used in countless applications. They are often seen at work in both industrial applications (including hydraulic presses, cranes, forges, and packing machines), and mobile applications (such as agricultural machines, construction vehicles, and marine equipment). They’re essential to the operation of excavators, loaders, balers, telehandlers, man-lifts, drill-rigs, and dump trucks—not to mention operating […]

Tampere University of Technology among three schools to get €1 million Metso donation

In the fluid power world, the Tampere University of Technology in Finland is well known as one of the hosts of the biennial Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power. Now the school is one of the recipients of a large donation from Metso, the international mining equipment manufacturer. Metso is donating a total of EUR 1 […]