Eaton introduces new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves at IFPE

Offering precise control with high flow and small deadband, Eaton’s new ESV9 series of proportional solenoid cartridge valves are designed to provide superior control with optimized linearity. With less than 7% hysteresis, the new valves provide excellent operational efficiency and a broad ramp rate for greater resolution and ease of use. “The new ESV9 offers […]

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Messe München partnering with Brazil’s construction machinery trade fair, M&T Expo

Messe München is further expanding its international expertise in the construction machinery sector and getting involved for the first time in Brazil: As part of a long-term cooperative partnership with the Brazilian Association of Technology for Construction and Mining, Sobratema, the Munich-based company will also be a partner of M&T Expo, the second-largest trade fair […]

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FPTC Keynote: Building a winning engineering team for the coming decade

The Fluid Power Technology Conference will return to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center on May 16-17. Fluid Power World is pleased to announce that Allen Carlson, University of Florida, College of Engineering, and retired CEO, Sun Hydraulics Corp., will open the conference with a keynote presentation. Titled, “Building a winning engineering team for […]

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Overhung load adapter from Zero-Max features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts

The all new Zero-Max model 650 overhung load adaptor features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts and longer profile. Designed to provide more radial and axial load support for hydraulic motors and pumps, this new model 650 meets the more robust requirements of today’s motor applications. This new SAE B model 650 is in the middle […]

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APEM introduces single axis paddle controls

Following the recent launch of the BH series paddle, the new BL series features the same exciting new design, but in a smaller package—measuring at just 48mm above panel. The compact footprint of the paddles allows for closer group installation of multiple paddles, perfect in applications such as vehicle arm rests, remote control portable boxes […]

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Position sensor for hydraulic cylinders avoids piston drilling

The SGH10 is a new position sensor for hydraulic cylinders from SIKO. It’s a great option for people who don’t want to have to drill into the cylinder piston. This wire-actuated encoder measures the absolute, direct cylinder stroke in the hydraulic cylinder—the sometimes cost-intensive drilling of the piston is not required with this product. As a […]

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INTERMAT on schedule for April 2018 in Paris

Every three years, INTERMAT constitutes one of the world’s largest exhibitions devoted to construction equipment, machinery, technology and materials. Capitalising on its strong position in the EMEA zone (Europe, Middle East, Africa), our event has over the years become a unique opportunity for conducive meetings between all of the international players on this market. INTERMAT’s next […]

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Danfoss debuts new generation of ORBITAL X motors at IFPE

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its Orbital X product line at the IFPE trade show in Las Vegas last week. The new Orbital X program OMP X and OMR X motors mark the first new product introduction since Danfoss acquired White Drive Products in September 2016, elevating Danfoss Power Solutions to the top position in the worldwide […]

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Daman helps local kids tackle fluid power challenge

After weeks of preparation, Jimtown Junior High took home the Overall Champion trophy from Daman Products’ 2017 Fluid Power Action Challenge held at Bethel College on March 3. They also captured the Team Challenge Award, earning 45 points by moving a canister with their machine. Trophies were awarded to the top 5 teams in the […]

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New radial piston motor from Rexroth: shorter, stronger, more efficient

Rexroth is expanding its range of direct drives for compact tracked loaders and other tracked vehicles with the new MCR-T radial piston motor in frame size 10. The newly designed unit is approximately 20% shorter than conventional radial piston motors on the market and offers around 10% higher starting torque for more tractive force. For […]

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11th IFK in Aachen, Germany to focus on “Fluid Power Networks”

The 11th International Conference on Fluid Power (IFK) will be held in Aachen from March 19-21, 2018. In attending the IFK several times over the years, I’ve found it to be one of the best fluid power conferences in the world—and a fantastic place to network with fluid power users, researchers, and experts. The IFK […]

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Canada to be partner country for bauma 2019

The next bauma is set for April 8-14 in Munich, and Canada has just been named as the official partner country for the fair. The most recent bauma, which had a lot of focus on sustainability, attracted approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries around the world. Canada is one of the world’s most important markets for the […]

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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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Hengli launches explosion-proof solenoid valves

To increase safety in hazardous environments, Hengli Hydraulic is expanding its line of directional valves to include explosion-proof solenoids. These valves will be officially launched to the U.S. market in May, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. While the oil and gas markets are a focus of these valves, they are also widely […]

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Lightning Hybrids expands its UK facilities

Lightning Hybrids, which manufactures hydraulic-hybrid propulsion systems for trucks and buses, has doubled the space it of its UK facility as it aims to expand its international business. Bonnie Trowbridge, company spokesperson, said that sales were promising in England, so moved from its office outside London—which was established in 2015— to the Motor Industry Research […]

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Vacuum lifting system for skid steers

Vacuum lifting system for skid steers are an alternative way for handling concrete slabs, steel plates and other material. Vacuworx, Tulsa, Okla., has developed an array of vacuum-lifting systems tailored for the mobile-equipment industry. The newest addition, the SS 2 vacuum lifting system, reportedly improves the versatility of the venerable skid steer. The SS 2 […]

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Turck debuts PT2000 line of pressure transmitters at IFPE

Working in the harsh environments that mobile machinery runs in requires tough components that can withstand abuse. That’s why Turck introduced the PT2000 line of pressure transmitters at IFPE 2017. This line features a welded stainless steel measuring cell for increased durability and increased chemical compatibility. The PT2000 offers a solution that has no elastomer […]

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Retaining rings useful in multiple components

Spirolox Retaining Rings have no ears to interfere with mating components in your assembly. Spirolox are manufactured by coiling the ring from flat wire. Because coiling produces a retaining ring with no scrap, the Smalley Retaining Ring can be economically produced in carbon steel, stainless steel, coppers, and many other alloys. Readily available: • No […]

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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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3D-printed excavator wows the crowd at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Kicking off the Tech Experience at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the unveiling of the 3D-printed excavator—dubbed Project AME—was a fitting start to the “Imagine What’s Next” theme of the two massive shows this year. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), in collaboration with CCEFP university student designers from the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and […]

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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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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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AEM hosting two events at CONEXPO for Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge

AEM will host two events at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in connection with its crowdsourced, incentivized competition, the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge. When: Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finalists Meet & Greet Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:30 am (immediately following Project AME unveil) Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finale Event Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Finale event: 9:30 am – 11:00 […]

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Yates Industries adds two to sales team

As Yates Industries continues to grow and expand, they are proud to announce the addition of two new members to their inside sales team. Stacie R. Weissert joins the Yates family as an Inside Sales Manager where she coordinates daily inside sales team activities and manages the team to ensure they continue to gain important […]

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APEM unveiling new joysticks, switches

At IFPE/CONEXPO-CONAGG 2017, March 7-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, APEM will showcase a number of new products at booth #S-83145, including new LED illumination and threaded housing options for the TS series Thumbstick. The LED options provide optimal visibility for operation in dimly lit applications, while drawing less than 40mA per joystick. The […]

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