Dynamic Positilt PTK29 inclination sensor offers high accuracy and signal transmission with no delay

Inclination measurement in mobile machines is exposed to motion, shock and vibration. Under these influences normal inclinometers will give incorrect values affecting sensor accuracy. ASM Sensors introduces the Positilt PTK29 inclination sensor that compensates dynamic influences to give correct values even when in motion. The sensor measures inclination between ±180° with 1 axis or ±60° […]

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Three key priorities for successful agricultural hydraulic design

Agricultural hydraulic design systems must be energy efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and of course reliable. Contributed by Carl Dyke, CD Industrial Group, Inc. Designers of hydraulic systems for agricultural machines face some difficult challenges. This is especially true for high horsepower tractors with not only steering and brake functions, but where a great […]

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Demystifying transducers in fluid power

Transducer is a mystical word. Saying it emotes feelings of the word transmogrify, which itself describes the magical transformation of an object or person. The word transducer was certainly a mystery to me when I was a fluid power neophyte. I knew a transducer was some sort of electrical device, but I didn’t know how […]

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Eaton expands Authorized Solution Partner network to electro-hydraulics

Eaton has signed an agreement with a new Electro Hydraulic Authorized Solution Partner. As part of the EMEA-wide Eaton network, partner companies have preferred access to Eaton’s Electro-Hydraulic extensive product portfolio and solution’s know-how. Werthenbach Hydraulik-Antriebstechnik GmbH already collaborates with Eaton as a ‘Hydraulics System Integrator,’ and they will expand the partnership with Eaton through […]

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CTT 2017 starts in Moscow in one week

The international construction equipment and technologies industry will meet in Moscow from May 30 to June 3, 2017. The Russian metropolis will once again be the scene of the CTT trade fair. The annual event taking place since 2000 focuses especially on the markets of the entire Eastern European region in addition to the host […]

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HAWE North America celebrates 20th birthday

HAWE Hydraulik – leading manufacturer of high quality components – celebrated 20 years of business in North America this month in Charlotte, Houston, and Clackamas. “Everyone here, present and past, has played a role in building HAWE to where it is today. HAWE has come a long way in our first 20 years in North […]

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Self-contained electrohydraulic actuator performs powerful drive tasks without external piping

New at OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) earlier this month was a new self-contained electrohydraulic actuator from Bosch Rexroth, which reduces space and weight by eliminating external piping for heavy-duty loads. As the device demonstrated its powerful lifting capabilities (in the short clip below), Tor E. Jensen, Director Oil & Gas and Marine, Bosch Rexroth, explained how the […]

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IFPE announces that HydraForce’s David Price to be 2020 Show Chair

IFPE organizers have announced that David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc., has been named 2020 IFPE chair and will lead the show’s management committee, a volunteer group of industry executives responsible for overall show planning. IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is held every three years and focuses on the latest innovations, product […]

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How do you safely design and use hydraulic cylinders?

Contributed by J. Eric  Freimuth, Hydraulic Training Associates Many of the failures in a hydraulic system show similar symptoms: a gradual or sudden loss of high pressure, resulting in the loss of power or speed in the cylinders. In fact, the cylinder may stall under a light load or may not move at all. Often the […]

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Load-holding valves made simple

Load-holding valves, or counterbalance valves, are simple devices but critical to mobile machine stability and cost. Contributed by Todd McIntryre, Global Planning and Strategy Manager, SiCV, Eaton Load-holding valves, which are also known as counterbalance valves, are a small but important part of any mobile machine. Though they are simple in design, their application can often […]

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New material improves clutch noise

Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, announced this week at the International CTI Symposium that its Ixef 1027 polyarylamide (PARA) enabled development of a new clutch actuator system from FTE automotive Group, a premier producer of drivetrain and brake system applications. Selected to replace a glass-filled polyamide (PA) 6/6 actuator that generated cabin noise at elevated temperatures, […]

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CY.PAG expands business with new hydraulic cylinder product line

CY.PAG has expanded its business through creating a new product line of hydraulic cylinders—by evolving and combining our own existing technologies. Since 1995, the company has counted among its clients some of the leading companies operating in the industrial automation sector. Its hydraulic cylinders are in accordance to standards design ISO 6020/2 – DIN 24554 and N.F.P.A – J.I.C. […]

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AEM announces CONEXPO Latin America Technology Pavilion this October in Chile

The U.S.-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) will highlight the advanced technologies that the CONEXPO brand represents with a new Technology Pavilion, a CONEXPO Latin America event, exclusively at Expo Edifica October 4-7, 2017 in Santiago, Chile. The Technology Pavilion will feature static and interactive displays and exhibits from leading industry companies; it aims to […]

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DOE fluid power research program funded—to the tune of $5 million

The CCEFP has announced a $5,000,000 fluid power energy efficiency improvement research program for commercial off-highway vehicles. FY 2017 funding has been appropriated by Congress and signed by the President last week. This program is the result of three years of hard work lobbying the Department of Energy (DOE) and Congress. The effort was led […]

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IFK 2018 extends deadline for abstract submissions

The 11th International Fluid Power Conference (IFK), which will be held in Aachen from March 19-21, 2018 has extended the deadline for abstract submission from May 15th to May 22nd. The conference is one of the world’s most significant meetings on fluid power. The 2018 conference’s motto is: “Fluid Power Networks” The IFK invites fluid power researchers […]

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Vane pump features low speed capability

Eaton has launched its new VSQ (Vane-Speed-Quiet) pump series designed to provide operators with a minimum speed range of 0-50 rpm to decrease energy usage and improve efficiency in dynamic industrial applications like injection moulding or metal forming. The new VSQ vane pumps combines the features of vane pumps with 0 rpm low speed capable architecture to […]

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Hydraulic test benches used in production, research

The hydraulic test benches are a mark of distinction in the Parmafluid production line—the highest levels of technology at the service of the best known component manufacturers of the sector. We can test pumps, valves, distributors, cylinders, hoses for use in production or research. We propose innovative solutions for ever greater requirements of performance, reliability […]

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Lightning Hybrids renames company Lightning Systems and announces rollout of new fleet efficiency products

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids announced it will change its name to Lightning Systems, effective immediately. Lightning Systems also announced that in the next two years it will introduce a new lineup of fleet efficiency products to support commercial and government fleets. Lightning Systems supplies hydraulic-hybrid systems for delivery trucks, shuttle and paratransit buses, refuse trucks, […]

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Manual flow control cartridges

Line of manual flow control cartridges are load-compensated 2-way and 3-way screw-in cartridges for the cavities M22x1.5 respectively M33x2 in accordance with ISO 7789. The directly driven screw-in cartridges are distinguished by an excellent linearity over the whole pressure range as well as by a low leakage rate. The valves are designed for a maximum operating pressure […]

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Family of hydraulic motors

Family of high-performance orbital motors are available as ‘Gerotor-‘, ‘Geroler-‘ or VIS-‘Valve-in-star motors’, in accordance with the corresponding technical design principles used in each case. These slow-moving motors cover a displacement range from 8 cm³ to 940 cm³ and are often used in traction drives because they are compact and cost-effective drive elements. There are versions available […]

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Tie rod cylinders feature linear cushioning

ZHZ Series of tie-rod cylinders have maximum operating pressure of 160 bar, piston diameters from 25 mm to 200 mm. The DIN/ISO 6020/2 compatible cylinders feature multiple mounting options, are equipped with linear cushioning. Ground, hardened and hard chrome-plated piston rods are standard, and are equipped with Viton seal as a standard, as well. Other features include: • Tie […]

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FPTC keynote to examine intersection of fluid power and IoT

For about as long as I’ve covered the fluid power industry, there has been anxious talk about whether electrics were going to someday replace fluid power. And while electric actuators have certainly made inroads in certain applications, our technology has been made much more efficient, controllable and reliable thanks to the marriage of electronics with […]

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Wide range of hydraulic cylinders

German manufacturer builds multiple cylinder types, including: single-acting, double-acting, telescopic cylinders, and telescopic cylinders with double action. Diameters can reach 1600 mm, with stroke lengths of up to 50 m. Operating pressures are up to 800 bar standard, or 6000 bar for special constructions. Materials offered are steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, red brass, and synthetic […]

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More than 30,000 valve options offered

Flucom was established in 1991 as a cartridge valves and hydraulic components manufacturer. Three years, the Iotti Family sold the Iotti & Strozzi (a longtime gear pumps manufacturer and distributor) and bought Flucom. Under that new management, Flucom grew: new investment together with young, motivated employees brought the company into additional products. The company  focused on quality, and,in 1998 Flucom […]

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Custom manifolds in multiple materials

Eurofluid Hydraulic srl specializes in the production of custom components based on customer drawings and specifications. Materials offered and surface treatments provided include: – Cast iron GG25 (UNI-EN-1561-GJL-250) – Cast Iron GGG40 (UNI-EN-GJS-1563-15) – Steel C45 (UNI-EN-10083-2: 2006) –Steel CF9SMnPb28 (UNI-EN-10087: 2000-B.S.230 M07) – Aluminium 2011 (EN-AW 2011) – Aluminium 6026 (EN-AW 6026) – Aluminium 6082 (EN-AW 6082) – […]

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