Enerpac releases Autonomous SyncHoist for safe and efficient hoisting

Enerpac announces the SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist for high-precision load maneuvering with a single crane, allowing for the safe and accurate positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads. Deployed below-the-hook, SyncHoist can be used either directly between slings or under an auxiliary frame, enabling accurate hoisting where space is limited. “The Autonomous SyncHoist System is the latest

Peninsular Cylinder appoints Bill Tulloch as customer service manager

Peninsular Cylinder Co., Roseville, Mich., announced that Bill Tulloch will now serve as its Customer Service Manager. In holding over 40 years of fluid power experience, Tulloch brings a wealth of knowledge to Peninsular’s doorsteps. Peninsular’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, Bill Tyler, speaks to this new addition, “I’ve known Bill for many years and I

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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The business end of hydraulics: the cylinder

Contributed by David  Marlowe, Owner/CEO, DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers USA This article will talk about the business end of the hydraulic system: The force produced by the cylinder. When using a standard double-acting cylinder, there are three internal areas of concern: Piston area = transfer fluid pressure to force to extend piston rod Net […]

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Galland Henning Nopak to showcase cylinders and valves at IFPE 2017

Galland Henning Nopak Inc., a manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, has announced its participation at the upcoming International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) in Las Vegas, scheduled for March 7–11. IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission […]

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Aventics to present CCL Clean Line cylinder series at Hannover Messe

The new Aventics cylinders comply with all relevant European standards for applications in food splash zones. Both the CCL-IS standard cylinder to ISO 15552 and the CCL-IC compact cylinder to ISO 21287 correspond to the basic principles of hygienic design: The cylinder bodies consist of anodized aluminum, while the screws and piston rod are made of stainless […]

BOSS hydraulic cylinder line unveiled

​The BOSS Hydraulic cylinder line was developed by PT Hydraulics Australia to provide a high quality replacement for most brands of cylinders at a lower cost to OEM’s, resellers and repair shops. We pride ourselves on supplying high quality products that are backed by the service and support our customers deserve. On the back of […]

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Hengli America moves locations, plans for future growth

Hengli America is moving its U.S. headquarters from Naperville, to Bolingbrook, Ill., as it continues to expand its footprint in North America, said General Manager Justin Fluegel. “We have about 47,000 square feet, total and about 12,000 of that is office space. The rest is a blank canvas,” Fluegel said. This blank canvas will eventually […]

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After Humphrey line acquisition, Fabco-Air releases new stainless steel, disposable cylinders

Fabco-Air Inc., which recently acquired the Humphrey Stainless Steel, Disposable Cylinder product line, also included the Volume Chamber product line as well as all relevant cylinder accessories in the acquisition. Now, Fabco-Air is unveiling the H-Series product line. The H-Series is completely interchangeable to the previous version offered by Humphrey. In an effort to make the […]

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Series 6PF cylinder from Camozzi delivers precise position control with integral linear potentiometer

Camozzi Pneumatics designed the series 6PF Positioning Feedback Cylinder to increase both precision and control in its pneumatic actuators. In compliance with ISO 15552 standards, the series 6PF is equipped with a potentiometric transducer of a linear position integrated inside the rod. This type of cylinder, when used with the LRXA4 proportional servo valve, makes […]

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Hydraulic cylinders at IFPE 2017

Every three years, manufacturers of fluid power components and systems exhibit at The IFPE show in Las Vegas. This year’s event, from March 7-11, will offer users of these technologies an opportunity learn about the latest in hydraulic cylinders. Here you can learn how they are constructed and used on mobile machinery. Below, you will […]

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New software simplifies cylinder ordering

As a manufacturer, the design phase can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Often finding the exact product that you are searching for can be nearly impossible. In an effort to combat this, the international manufacturer LJM created an online tool that makes the design of cylinders an easier process. LJM’s Technical Sales Agent in the U.K., […]

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What kinds of seals are there in a hydraulic cylinder?

It is important where you put a seal—every part of a cylinder has seals, and they are there for specific reasons. Rod wipers are the ones that are most exposed to the elements in any hydraulic cylinder application. Rod wipers have a groove that pushes it against the rod itself. Any time the cylinder retracts, […]

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How are pneumatic actuators used in automation applications?

Pneumatic actuators come in an array of permutations for automation. Rod and rodless actuators are the two most common, though rodless are far more common in the U.S. Rodless actuators include bearings to address moment loads in X. Y, and Z. Tip: Avoid undersized pneumatic actuators for applications by accurately calculating application force; subtracting piston-rod […]

Peninsular Cylinder launches new website

Peninsular Cylinder Co. has launched its new website, a fully redesigned platform packed with many new features, including homepage access to its configurator, client testimonials, and a blog. According to Peninsular’s President and General Manager, Bud Haver, the new website is critical to the company’s growth, “We are confident that this new platform will help to provide […]

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Series 6PF cylinder from Camozzi features integral linear potentiometer

Camozzi Pneumatics designed the Series 6PF Positioning Feedback Cylinder to increase both precision and control in its pneumatic actuators. In compliance with ISO 15552 standards, the Series 6PF is equipped with a potentiometric transducer of a linear position integrated inside the rod. This type of cylinder, when used with the LRXA4 proportional servo valve, makes […]

Why do cylinders fail on an excavator?

Hydraulics works well in extreme conditions, including in mobile equipment such as excavators. Hydraulic systems run at higher pressures here, typically 4,000 psi or more. The components used, including the cylinders, are very heavy duty in nature, and they have high duty cycles—which means these machines can run for hours at a time—continuously. And, it […]

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A look ahead with JARP Industries’ CEO, Kevin Kraft

Last month, Wisconsin-based JARP Industries, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic cylinders, purchased Ordered Motion Systems Inc. (OMS), a nearby producer of large bore, telescopic cylinders. I spoke with JARP CEO, Kevin Kraft, about the combined company’s direction and outlook. Kraft explained that, as the NFPA’s market statistics readily show, almost all of the company’s markets […]

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JARP Industries completes acquisition of Ordered Motion Systems

JARP Industries, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic cylinders, has completed an asset purchase agreement of Ordered Motion Systems, Inc. (OMS), the Wausau, Wis.-based producer of large bore, telescopic cylinders….

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Permco Inc. announces a long-term strategic alliance with China’s XCMG

Permco Inc. has announced that it has developed a long-term strategic alliance with XCMG, the ninth largest construction equipment maker in the world. XCMG was ranked the number one brand name in…

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What are cylinder stop tubes?

Cylinder stop tubes are simply metal collars or tubes that are placed around a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder’s rod between the piston and head. They are designed for…

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Pneumatic safety for truck-mounted forklifts

Picture this. A truck driver has to load and unload construction materials at twenty stations. The driver repeatedly parks, exits the vehicle and climbs underneath the truck-mounted forklift…

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Stroke measurement in hydraulic cylinders

Whether it’s agricultural machinery, construction equipment, or municipal vehicles, intelligent sensors are indispensable nowadays throughout the mobile machine market. Accurately recording paths and angles is an integral component…

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Piston and cylinder sets offer unmatched capabilities

Airpot has a new line adaptable piston and cylinder sets. Constructed using a graphite piston borosilicate glass cylinder combination in which each piston is selectively matched to fit the cylinder…

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Non-stiction cylinders offer precise position sensing

Airpot Corporation has added a position sensing option to its popular line of Airpel non-stiction air cylinder actuators.  The company offers non-contact electronic switching sensors from Sick, Inc. using…

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