Peter Hahn appointed new Business Area President at Trelleborg Group

Peter Hahn has been appointed new Business Area President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as of January 1, 2018. He succeeds Claus Barsøe and will like his predecessor be a member of Group Management. Claus Barsøe will become EVP within Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, focusing on the transition to the new president and future business development. Peter […]

MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium set for September 8

Learn more about energy efficient hydraulic fluids at MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC), September 8, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A full agenda for the seminar is available here. All NFPA members are able to attend free, but members of NFPA’s Roadmap Committee, who assist us in maintaining the NFPA Technology Roadmap, are especially […]

How often should I replace the seals in my cylinders?

There is a lot of variability in how often you should replace your cylinder seals. First, you have to ask yourself some questions. How often are you using the cylinder should be the first question. How fast is the cylinder moving, and do you have high velocity seals installed on it? What’s more, how contamination-free […]

NFPA publishes update to its “Technology Roadmap”

  A new publication, the 2017 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems, has been published by the National Fluid Power Association. Copies can be downloaded after a brief registration process from the following website: nfpa.com/fluidpower/fluidpowertechnologyroadmaps.aspx  The purpose of the Roadmap is to provide NFPA member companies and […]

Trelleborg’s new polyurethane materials meet future standards for seals

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched its polyurethane materials, Zurcon Z53 and Zurcon Z54, which conform to the latest EU REACH environmental standards coming into force in November. In addition, they meet users’ requirements for higher operating temperatures. REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. Zurcon Z53 and […]

Trelleborg invests in high-end production for sealing solutions in Denmark

Trelleborg has—through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions—decided to invest in a new state-of-the-art production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, thus relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country. The move is intended to transform and further expand the current capabilities of the existing facility to demonstrate future manufacturing principles and technologies that enable […]

Hydraulic symbology 101: Understanding basic fluid power schematics

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Out of any topic under the patio-sized umbrella of fluid power, hydraulic symbology garners the most requests from those wishing to learn more about fluid power. Reading any schematic with more than three symbols can be daunting if your experience is limited. But it’s not impossible to learn. In fact, […]

In-tank return line filter assemblies from Hy-Pro are ideal for high velocities

The TFR1 in-tank filter assemblies from Hy-Pro Corp. are ideal for particulate contamination removal in high-velocity hydraulic power unit return line and compact mobile hydraulic OEM installations. Featuring a maximum operating pressure of 150 psi (10 bar), they are rated for operating fluid temperatures of 30° to 225°F (0° to 105°C) and ambient temperatures of –4° to […]

What makes a seal for hydraulics different than a seal for pneumatics?

With seals for pneumatic application uses, one consideration to think about is the severeness of the duty. Obviously, the durometer is very important. When you get into a 70, 80, or 90 durometer seal, it becomes very resistant to being smooshed. As the pressure increases—say 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, or maybe even 10,000 psi or more—it […]

Parker Hannifin unveils metal seal design for extreme temperatures

U.S. Patent No. 9,453,600, for a new stainless steel flat face sealing ring for use with tube fittings in extreme temperature applications, was recently issued to Parker Hannifin Corp. The new seal design was developed by engineers at the Parker Tube Fittings Division and is a principal design feature of the Parker Seal-Lok Xtreme line […]

How do you install a fluid power seal?

An important consideration for seals in fluid applications is installation—literally how a cylinder seal is installed, and what you need to know when you’re picking a seal. How we describe a seal is the cross section, which is looking at a seal from the side. The cross section is the width across the U-cups, or […]

Mark Yourek of IBM to speak at FPDA / ISD Joint Industry Summit

The 2017 FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA) and the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD) Joint Industry Summit introduces a Joint FPDA/ISD Business Meeting featuring a panel of industry leaders discussing NAW and IBM’s 2017 trend report, “Facing the Forces of Change: Navigating the Seas of Disruption.” A Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Report sponsored by IBM […]

Reliable Plant announces that the Blue Angels’ Greg “Boss” Wooldridge to be 2018 keynote speaker

Noria has announced that its keynote speaker for Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition 2018 will be Greg “Boss” Wooldridge. As the only commanding officer to lead the world-famous Blue Angels for three separate tours, Wooldridge will give an address entitled “Flying in Formation.” Wooldridge has an extensive history of building high-performing, effective teams. While starting […]

NFPA Future Leaders announce IEOC lunch speaker, topic

NFPA’s Future Leaders Network will be hosting lunch for its members on Tuesday, August 15, during the NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. This year’s lunch program will feature a special presentation by Chris Shuppe, engineering integration leader for GE Additive. Chris has been with GE since 2000 and is currently leading a team to accelerate additive […]

Why are the location of seals important in fluid power?

It matters where you put a seal. Every part of a cylinder has seals, and they’re in there for a reason. The rod wiper is the one that is most exposed to the elements in any hydraulic cylinder application. It has a groove that pushes against the rod itself. Anytime the cylinder retracts, anything on […]

What are some applications for seals in fluid power?

Seals are simple objects, but obviously very critical to fluid power applications. Without a seal, there would be no way to contain one, two, three or four psi, let alone 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 to 10,000 psi or more that you tend to experience in fluid power applications—and that’s regardless of air, water, hydraulics, etc. They’re […]

FilSon Filters launches new website

FilSon Filters, which designs and manufactures filters and filter carts, announced today the launch of its new website, filsonfilters.com. This website offers easy to access information about FilSon Filters products, company’s history and an online resource center. Designed with user experience in mind, the new website features the latest technology in web design. It is […]

FPDA, ISD to host 2017 Joint Industry Summit

The FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA) and the International Sealing Distribution Association (ISD) Joint Industry Summit provides expanded networking opportunities for the leaders of the industries served by these two associations. With a theme of “Amplify Your Future,” the 2017 Joint Industry Summit brings together Fluid Power and Sealing distributors, manufacturers and other vendors […]

Freudenberg launches expansion into PTFE aerospace seal production

With a focus on growing its product portfolio, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is introducing a new line of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) seals to aerospace customers at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, June 19 to 25. The new PTFE seals round out the selection of aerospace component solutions that have been designed to meet exacting industry requirements. […]

RMF Systems develops large-volume hydraulic fluid filtration solution

Most standard fitted system filters contain fiberglass filter elements, which don’t remove particles smaller than 3 micron. Within high-pressure hydraulic applications, cluttering of smaller particles can quickly result in the development of varnish, an increase of the TAN value and a significant reduction of the lubrication quality of the oil. The MultiPure applies the Radial […]

Quaker Chemical features fire-resistant hydraulic fluids at the CHS2 International Conference on Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

Quaker Chemical Corp. will present its fire-resistant hydraulic fluids solutions at the CHS2 Conference on Hot Sheet Metal Forming from June 4-7 in Atlanta. Hot forming operations, also known as press hardening, have all the elements of a fire hazard—900°C (1,652°F) hot surfaces, pressurized oil in the hydraulic systems, and the proximity of the hot […]

Parker unveils Resilon 4350 Polyurethane with high temperature nanotechnology

The Engineered Polymer Systems Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the launch of Resilon 4350 Polyurethane delivering unmatched high temperature seal performance and reliability for a wide range of applications. This new material extends the high temperature sealing range of polyurethanes by over 20° F. Parker’s Resilon […]

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Parker unveils Resilon 4350 Polyurethane with high temperature nanotechnology

The Engineered Polymer Systems Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the launch of Resilon 4350 Polyurethane delivering unmatched high temperature seal performance and reliability for a wide range of applications. This new material extends the high temperature sealing range of polyurethanes by over 20° F. Parker’s Resilon […]

Freudenberg Xpress features new materials, 24-hour replacement

Freudenberg Xpress, the company’s service for manufacturing replacement parts, prototypes and small production runs of seals, can produce large and small one-off components in as little as a day. Using a variety of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, Freudenberg Xpress can provide industrial customers with fast, economical, tailor-made sealing solutions that do not compromise quality […]

Freudenberg Xpress features new materials, 24-hour replacement

Freudenberg Xpress, the company’s service for manufacturing replacement parts, prototypes and small production runs of seals, can produce large and small one-off components in as little as a day. Using a variety of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, Freudenberg Xpress can provide industrial customers with fast, economical, tailor-made sealing solutions that do not compromise quality […]

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