New 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 […]

HYDAC’s accumulator facility earns Pressure Equipment Directive certification

Since May 2002, pressure vessels that are manufactured for sale into the European Union are required to conform to the rules established by the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), also known as “CE.” The PED sets out the standards for the design and fabrication of pressure equipment and other components and assemblies subject to pressure loading. HYDAC’s Accumulator manufacturing facility […]

Decentralized hydraulics for micro excavators

Environmental restrictions and economic pressures have spurred greater interest in hybrid and electric off-road mobile machinery. According to researchers Tatiana Minav, Matti Pietola and Shuzhong Zhang of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, in addition to well-established methods for energy saving in hydraulic systems, a promising concept is zonal or decentralized hydraulics—an approach first pioneered in […]

ICUEE adds new “Field Classrooms” to bring education to show floor

Attendees at ICUEE 2017 will be able to see industry best practices illustrated first hand with equipment on the show floor during new “field classroom” education sessions. Rounding out the ICUEE education lineup are popular returning programs: the Utility Safety and Utility Fleet conferences and the indoor Demo Stage. “Education really ramps up the value […]

bauma CONEXPO Africa continues to invest in positive growth

The third edition of bauma CONEXPO Africa, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from March 13 to 16, 2018 in Johannesburg. More than 600 exhibitors will take up 68,000 m2 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. Africa’s premier trade fair for the mining and construction […]

Enerpac announces new high tonnage hydraulic cylinder

With increasing demand for heavier lifts in harsher environments, Enerpac has risen to the challenge with a new range of high tonnage cylinders (HTC). The Summit Edition hydraulic cylinders offer outstanding durability, longer service life, and greater side-load resistance for increased heavy lift capability. New HTC engineering includes advanced bearing and sealing technology to extend […]

Muncie Power releases new L125 post-compensated, sectional load-sense valve

Muncie Power Products has expanded its valve line with a new post-compensated, sectional, load-sense valve—the L125. A 33 gpm nominal flow rate valve, the L125’s inlet is capable of a maximum of 40 gpm and its work sections a maximum of 26.4 gpm. The L125 features good flow sharing parameters and multiple spool flow options. […]

Proper hydraulic system maintenance: organize your documentation

If you’re looking to improve your hydraulic system maintenance program, you must begin by organizing your documentation. The experts at CD Industrial Group (CDIG) explained in a recent webinar that they feel there is a documentation crisis at play in so many of the sites they visit around North America. “It’s very hard, we believe, […]

The IoT on the job site

I occasionally find myself in situations where I have to defend the Internet of Things to a nonbeliever. That person may be a skeptical engineer who sees it all as marketing-speak or an acquaintance who isn’t entrenched into the manufacturing world. I do agree that there’s a degree of the IoT marketing bandwagon—where anything with […]

Joe Wilson, former CEO of Muncie Power Products, passes away

Indiana-based Muncie Power Products has announced that Joe Wilson, who served as chairman and CEO of the company from 1997 until his retirement in 2005, has died. According to Ray L. Chambers, the company’s Chairman, CEO, President: “Joe Wilson retired in 2005 after 43 years of service. He joined Muncie Power Products on August 27, 1962, […]

AEM names new SVP of ag services: Curt Blades

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has named Curt Blades as SVP, ag services. Blades will be responsible for strategic direction of agriculture programs and services for the AEM membership, and will serve as primary liaison with ag-specific industry organizations, customer groups and government agencies, both in North America and worldwide. He replaces Charlie O’Brien, […]

Lightweight piston accumulators used in hydraulic systems for hybrid powertrains

Hydraulic energy recuperation with hydraulic accumulators responds to demands for increasingly energy efficient and fuel-conserving solutions. Developers at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies have succeeded at significantly reducing the weight of high-pressure and low-pressure piston accumulators thanks to a special construction design and a new joining technology. Hydraulic accumulators are used to store braking energy in hybrid […]

Webtec duo recognized with long-term service awards

Webtec LLC, the hydraulic measurement and control company, has recognized the outstanding contribution made by two members of its U.S. team, Mike Thomas and Kevin Coulter, who have jointly achieved more than 50 years’ service. Both Mike and Kevin were presented with long service awards at a recent meeting in Milwaukee by Webtec’s CEO Martin […]

ICUEE 2017 Charity Auction to connect military veterans with jobs

ICUEE, The Demo Expo is again teaming with the Call of Duty Endowment for an industry-giveback benefit auction at ICUEE 2017. All proceeds will go to the Endowment, which notes that every $619 raised helps a veteran obtain a good job. The Call of Duty Endowment is the nonprofit organization founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO […]

A creative approach to mobile-hydraulic controls

Contributed by Adrian Feuz, Wandfluh AG In industrial applications, a superordinate PLC often takes on the coordination of processes and the control of individual components. With hydraulic functions, for example, position control of a hydraulic axis or pressure control of clamping or pressing actions are controlled by the PLC and corresponding electronics. In this case, […]

Monitor pressure the easy way

The Ashcroft DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a 5 full digit LCD in ranges up to 25,000 psi. Available in accuracies of 0.5% and 0.25% FS, this leading-edge design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include an IP67 enclosure, selectable units of measure, a 20 segment bar graph indicator, min-max, tare […]

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 […]

Top 5 reasons to consider switching from a gear to a piston pump

Gear pumps are a popular choice in the hydraulics industry. Generally reliable and inexpensive, gear pumps have been getting the job done for decades. What could go wrong? Depending on the specifications of the machine you’re building, here are five reasons you may want to consider moving to piston pumps. Higher horsepower — The higher the […]

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 […]

Parker opens additive manufacturing facility to accelerate innovation in product design

Parker Hannifin Corp. has opened a new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing learning and development center, located at Parker’s Corporate Technology Ventures facility in Macedonia, Ohio. The facility will serve as a center of excellence where Parker engineers can explore new applications of emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing and collaborative robotics. The investment in cutting-edge additive […]

Mobile Hydraulic Tips

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 […]