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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IFPE giving back to military veterans through charitable events

Did you know that unemployment among post-9/11 veterans remains 2.6 times greater than the national average? However according to a CEB Corporate Leadership Council analysis, veterans, on average, perform at higher levels and are less likely to turnover generating significant business outcomes. As we look ahead to IFPE/CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the industry has an incredible opportunity […]

Parker introduces new line of Push-Lok hoses

Parker Hannifin has introduced a more application-focused range of Push-Lok hoses, designed to ease the selection of the correct product for the specific applications. Supporting all current needs combined with improved functionality, the new hose range eliminates product duplicates and is enhanced by the introduction of a new high temperature Push-Lok hose with lower fitting […]

India’s Vertex Industries readies for IFPE

At a press meeting held at the company’s headquarters in Gujarat, Vertex Industries, announced that they are ready to participate in IFPE 2017. Their latest CNC machinery and upgraded quality measuring devices and can achieve a stunning accuracy as low as 0.010 mm on everyday basis. The company is one among the 400+ manufacturers who will be sharing their innovations and […]

NAHAD planning plenty of educational opportunities at Convention

In addition to outstanding networking and business opportunities, NAHAD has also planned exceptional educational workshops through its UID-in-a Day program. Choose from six great sessions designed to provide you with the skills you need to tackle today’s business challenges. Looking for new sales techniques and strategies? Want to avoid top HR pitfalls challenging today’s businesses? […]

Canadian Fluid Power Association opens general meeting registration

The Canadian Fluid Power Association will hold its 2017 Annual General Meeting May 31- June 2 at Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, Ont., in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. During the General Meeting, delegates will learn about trends in the Canadian Fluid Power market, educational initiatives, communications in fluid power and regulatory issues affecting the fluid power […]

Processing line for hose up to 8-in.

O+P is offering a complete processing line for industrial hose up to 8-in., composed of: • winding-rewinding electric device AV02EL; • Insert 08H, for fitting preassembling; • crimping machine V340IES, with ES4 PLC control with 7” colour touch-screen display, silent pump, back limit switch and a particularly narrow crimping head to crimp hose ends with large […]

ICP trying to build awareness of industrial distribution careers with job seekers

Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) assisted dozens of volunteer “ICP Ambassadors” to participate in 39 career events across North America in 2016. Any employee of an industrial distribution company with membership in one of nine ICP Alliance Partner trade associations can become an ICP Ambassador by volunteering. ICP Ambassadors are encouraged to represent their respective companies, […]

Kuriyama’s Piranhaflex hydraulic hose offers kink resistance, flexural rigidity

Updated line of Piranhaflex series PF267NC thermoplastic hydraulic hose from Kuriyama of America is made with a seamless polyester inner tube along with braided high tensile strength fiber reinforcement. Series PF267NC has an orange non-conductive (REACH Compliant), non-pin pricked cover. It features an improved flexural rigidity, up to 16% less force to bend vs competitive 100R7 […]

Parker to showcase expanded line of ToughJacket hydraulic hoses at IFPE

Among many other product developments, Parker Hannifin, will be highlighting an expanded line of Parflex hydraulic hose at IFPE with the introduction of a family of ToughJacket hydraulic hoses. Designed to withstand the strains of large-scale, heavy-duty applications, the new hoses feature Parker-formulated polyurethane jackets to meet industry requirements for mega/super tough abrasion resistance, exceed […]

NFPA looking for Robotics Challenge application reviewers

The National Fluid Power Association is still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and the association is expecting that volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing. The process will take place during May and June 2017 and will include the initial application […]

How do you protect hydraulic hose?

Hydraulic hose assemblies rarely operate in controlled, protected environments. Rather, rough and demanding conditions are the norm. Thus, hose is often exposed to flying debris in mobile equipment and the likes of weld spatter and hot metal chips—or even the errant lift truck—in industrial settings. Add to that, hoses subjected to continuous movement and machine […]

Kuriyama launches Alfabiotech Supertuff hydraulic hose for extreme applications

Kuriyama’s new Alfabiotech Supertuff series of hydraulic hose by Alfagomma is extremely flexible and offers up to 50% better bend radius compared to SAE 100R. The synthetic rubber tube material is oil resistant and compatible with biodegradable hydraulic fluids. Depending on the type selected, it is available with four or six high tensile steel wire […]

World Wide Metric offers inch size CrVI-free tubes

World Wide Metric is offering inch size CrVI-free tubes for hydraulic and pneumatic systems, according to SAE J-524 | EN 10305-4. World Wide Metric is a premier distributor of high quality precision steel tubes for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. All seamless precision steel tubes are supplied cold-drawn and +N (NBK) annealed to ensure dimensional quality and bendability. […]

NewAge Industries starts plant expansion project

Preparations at NewAge Industries are underway to expand and renovate 40,000 square feet of space for more clean room suites, inspection areas and warehousing. The company is using an existing area at its headquarters and manufacturing facility located just north of Philadelphia. The need to expand arose primarily from the success of NewAge’s AdvantaPure product […]

U.S. manufacturing technology orders finish year down 4%

Manufacturing technology orders finished 2016 down 4.0 percent compared to 2015, according to the December 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Month over month, December orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November. As orders have pulled to near-even with levels seen before the latest dip, the […]

Lewis-Goetz saves $9.7 million through maintenance management program

ERIKS North America–owned company, Lewis-Goetz, has announced that its Industrial Hose Maintenance Management Program has saved customers $9.7 million over three years, according to a recent study. Lewis-Goetz, which operates under the name ERIKS Industrial Services in Canada, designed the Industrial Hose Maintenance Management Program for plants to increase productivity and improve safety, while also […]

Lewis-Goetz to display industrial hose solutions at The Rental Show 2017

ERIKS North America–owned company, Lewis-Goetz, will exhibit its full line of industrial hose solutions and related products at booth #2374 during The Rental Show 2017—the American Rental Association’s annual convention and trade show for the equipment rental industry. The event will take place from February 27–March 1, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, […]

Air-Way earns recognition as John Deere supplier

Air-Way Manufacturing Co. has been recognized as a recipient of the John Deere Construction and Forestry Division Achieving Excellence Partner-level Supplier Award for 2016. Nominated suppliers are evaluated for excellence in quality, delivery, technical support, cost management and other criteria. Air-Way Global Manufacturing is based in Olivet, Mich., with three Michigan plants as well as locations in […]

Quick and systematic tool change simplifies hydraulic pipe bending

Transfluid, which manufactures pipe machining and bending machines, is now offering an automatic tool change system for complex tube processing. The German manufacturer provides mobile pipe bending machines and tube forming machines for pipes with thick walls up to 127 mm for dynamic load. The DB 40120-CNC-VE tube bending machine permits bending radii of 1 […]

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Coxreels introduces family of dual hydraulic reels

Coxreels new series of dual hydraulic reels is designed for use with hydraulic tools and accessories and is offered in two different configurations: the MPD and the TDMP series. These dual hydraulic reels feature single-sided access for both the spring and the swivel. The supply and return lines come in the same side of the reel into an […]

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Hydraulic hose at IFPE 2017

The upcoming IFPE show, in Las Vegas from March 7-11, will allow fluid power designers to see the latest in hydraulic hose. Read on to see what types of hydraulic hose are used in mobile machinery, as well as a listing of what IFPE booths you can visit for more information on them. All hydraulic systems […]

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What is nonconductive hose?

Engineers and technicians specifying hoses for hydraulic circuits routinely consider factors like pressure ratings and flow capacity. But in some instances, electrical shock is a potential risk to equipment and operators, and that demands hydraulic hoses that ensure safety when machines operate near high-voltage sources like power lines. Thus, nonconductive hydraulic hoses are recommended for […]

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