More accolades earned for AEM’s Tech Experience at IFPE

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) continues to earn best in class recognition for its innovative new Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG/IFPE 2017. The latest honor is the Experience Design and Technology Awards’ top prize for Best Outdoor Event in 2017. The Experience Design & Technology Awards, from Event Marketer, is the world’s only marketing awards […]

What’s the advantage of buying a cylinder through a manufacturer or distributor?

We asked Josh Cosford, who works for Higginson Equipment, which is both a manufacturer and a distributor this question: What’s the advantage of buying a cylinder through a manufacturer or distributor? We see the challenge of some of our suppliers that offer all their products online. When it comes down to it, these things are […]

Holmbury couplers make simultaneous hydraulic connections

The MP series of multiplate couplers from Holmbury, Eastlake, Ohio, lets users simultaneously connect multiple hydraulic lines. The MP Series inherits the benefits of Holmbury’s flat-face coupler design. The product is currently available with a 4- or 6-port design. The devices feature connect-under-pressure male couplers that permit bidirectional flow. The couplers are circlip mounted and […]

AEM announces ‘I Make America’ award winners

A record number of equipment manufacturing industry companies were recognized for their outstanding commitment to advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) recent Annual Conference. Thirty companies received AEM’s highest honor for their participation in I Make America, the association’s national grassroots campaign that advances the equipment manufacturing […]

Enerpac introduces new multi-stage telescopic hydraulic cylinders

Enerpac has introduced its new series of Multi-Stage Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinders designed for long cylinder strokes in confined spaces. The telescopic cylinders feature a multi-stage rod built from a series of nested steel tubes of progressively small diameter. The long stroke, multi-stage telescopic cylinder is particularly suited for extended lift heights when clearance is limited. […]

Ohio Transmission Corp. acquires PK Controls

Ohio Transmission Corp., an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PK Controls Inc. PK Controls, located in Plain City, Ohio, is a leading engineering and services company that specializes in factory automation and controls. PK Controls’ extensive full-service, technical experience in customizing automation solutions for customers from […]

Kaman Distribution Group names new president

Kaman Corp. has announced that Alphonse J. Lariviere, Jr., 58, has been appointed to serve as President of the Company’s distribution segment effective immediately, assuming the position previously held by Steven J. Smidler. Lariviere has served in various roles with Kaman Corporation since 2004 most recently as SVP – Finance & Administration of the Distribution segment. […]

Hydraulic valves for explosive atmospheres

Potentially explosive mixtures of gas, vapor, mist or dust aren’t unusual in many chemical and petrochemical plants or, for example, in mines. Thus, it is necessary to ensure a high level of protection against explosion for every component on equipment used in these industries, according to officials at ARGO-HYTOS, Zug, Switzerland. When using hydraulic components, […]

Sun Hydraulics introduces Bluetooth-configurable electro-hydraulic drivers

Sun Hydraulics has introduced the first product in the company’s new line of low-cost, high-performance electronics developed in conjunction with recently acquired Enovation Controls of Tulsa, Okla. Sun’s new XMD Bluetooth-Configurable Electro-Hydraulic Drivers are both CE and E-Mark rated, achieving 100-V/m radiated immunity (Level 3, Class A) for the most demanding applications. That means they’re […]

Anchor Fluid Power acquires Maxbar Inc.

Anchor Fluid Power, a leading supplier of flange and inline valve components for the fluid power industry, announced today it has acquired Maxbar Inc located in Houston, Texas.  Maxbar is the largest US distributor of Walther- Präzision products and specializes in quick connect couplings for a variety of industries including aerospace, subsea, oil & gas […]

Sun Hydraulics launches Sun FLeX Series solenoid valves, coils

Sun Hydraulics Corp. has announced the availability of 16 completely new solenoid-operated cartridge valves and three new coils for the mobile and industrial hydraulics marketplace. These newly designed valves—including on/off and proportional models—are the first phase of products introduced in the Sun FLeX Series Solenoid Valves. Coil options for the family include interchangeable low-power, high-power […]

AEM announces 2018 officers, new directors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting. 2018 AEM Officers are: Chair Richard M. Goldsbury, Regional President, North America & Oceania, Doosan Bobcat Inc. Vice Chair Jim Walker, […]

Why are accumulators so scary?

By Josh Cosford Compared to many of you reading this, I am young in this industry, and as such, my fluid power career is sophomoric at best. Depending on your perspective, I am lucky (cursed) enough to experience the slow movement of time. Time does not fly for me, so the year 2006 seems a […]

Sun Hydraulics to participate at Baird 2017 Global Industrial Conference

Sun Hydraulics Corp. has announced that Wolfgang Dangel, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Tricia Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, will present and be available for investor meetings at the Baird 2017 Global Industrial Conference on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Chicago. Sun’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern […]

Littlejohn & Co. announces sale of SunSource

Littlejohn & Co., LLC., a private investment firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has announced that an affiliate has signed a definitive agreement to sell SunSource, an industrial and mobile fluid power distribution for the past 70 years, to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in Addison, Ill., SunSource is a  solutions-based […]

Danfoss acquires Visedo, an expert in electric solutions

Danfoss continues to invest in innovation to enable further growth, the latest with the acquisition of Visedo Oy, a world-leading expert in electric solutions for the off-highway and marine markets. With this step, Danfoss is responding to the growing customer demand for electric solutions to reduce emissions and pollution and to increase productivity. Visedo is […]

Delta Computer Systems hires new Asia Pacific sales manager

Delta Computer Systems Inc. announced that Phil Lin has joined the motion control manufacturer, as a Regional Sales Manager covering Asia Pacific, with an initial emphasis on China. Phil Lin comes to Delta with a background in engineering, sales, marketing and business development with more than 22 years of domestic and international experience gained at […]

Compact hydraulic actuator series launched

Bimba, a manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and vacuum motion solutions, has launched the Compact Hydraulic series of actuators. The Compact Hydraulic actuator product line complements Bimba’s existing NFPA hydraulic products by offering significant space savings without sacrificing performance. This new product family offers two series: Medium (CMH) and High Pressure (CHH). The CMH offers […]

Peninsular launches electronic version of application data sheet

Peninsular Cylinder Co. has launched an electronic version of its application data sheet, a tool that the company says will make it easier for customers to provide information necessary to receiving custom cylinder designs. While outlining the user interface, Peninsular’s marketing team put themselves in their customer’s shoes and imagined the journey of specifying custom […]

MSOE using $34 million gift to transform into leader in AI, computational science

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) has announced that a new academic facility will be constructed in the center of campus. The $34 million Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall has been funded by a donation from MSOE Regent and alumnus Dr. Dwight Diercks and his wife, Dian. The gift marks a bold leap forward for […]

Caterpillar focusing on IoT in energy, transportation industries

Caterpillar has announced its Cat Connect for Energy and Transportation program.  This is a portfolio of industry specific digital offerings of technologies and services geared towards helping Caterpillar customers be successful.  These digital services expand the services offered to customers, enabling the ability to remotely monitor, locate and manage their critical assets from vessels to generator […]

HAWE North America announces new leadership, sales members

HAWE North America has announced its new Executive Leadership team. Effective August 6, 2017, Robert “Bob” Pettit was promoted from the role as CTO to CEO and David “Dave” Stagg was promoted from North American Sales Manager to Chief Sales Officer. Pettit started with HAWE North America in 1997 and has worked as a part […]

Bosch Rexroth unveiling new R&D / vehicle test area in South Carolina

Today, Bosch Rexroth plans to unveil its new vehicle test area in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. As a significant asset to research and development (R&D) and applications engineering groups, the site will enable testing of entire systems as well as individual components. This unique capability contributes to South Carolina’s mission to locally support R&D and allows […]

Bosch Rexroth celebrates 50 years in U.S.

2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting with a small office in Easton, Pa. in 1967 and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough to expand into a newly built hydraulics manufacturing facility 7 years later, the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, PA […]

Can you pneumatically, linearly control a hydraulic valve?

As far as positioning of the valve, hydraulic valves already exist in various ways of actuation. For example, you take a big DO8 valve which is a very large spool it’s an industrial valve. You would not make a DO8 with a lever because of what’s called flow forces. The pressure that is acting on […]