High-pressure stainless steel filter from Argo-Hytos

The HFL 180 high-pressure filters of the HFL series are suitable for applications with extreme ambient conditions thanks to their corrosion-resistant filter housings made of stainless steel. Typical applications include the energy and disposal, mining industry, maritime and offshore sectors. Three different housing Three different housing lengths, as well as various filter finenesses, are available […]

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Filter change proves how costly dirt can be to your hydraulic pump

A pump is the heart of a hydraulic system. When the pump fails, the entire system is down until the pump is operational again. This poses a serious threat to any operation relying on hydraulic systems for productivity. Recently, a hydraulic valve manufacturer was losing 25 pumps a year on their centralized hydraulic system at […]

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PANOLIN’s HLP SYNTH 32 is first eco-friendly hydraulic oil to obtain RDE 90235 rating

PANOLIN HLP SYNTH 32 is the first and so far only eco-friendly hydraulic oil to obtain the Bosch Rexroth RDE 90245 Fluid Rating List. HLP SYNTH was the first hydraulic oil to obtain the ‘Blue Angel’ environmental award around 20 years ago and has already been approved by numerous manufacturers. Its inclusion in the Bosch Rexroth list […]

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Is the oil and gas market ready to flip the switch on recovery?

At this week’s OTC (Offshore Technology Conference), the keyword was probably cautious optimism for the oil and gas market. The event—which has been down since its record-breaking year in 2014 as gas prices plummeted—continues to get smaller, but fluid power manufacturers and show organizers are still preparing for a slow and steady ramp-up. In 2014, […]

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Line of suction strainers protects against contamination

FFP’s range of hydraulic reservoir suction strainers protects against both ferrous and non-ferrous contamination. The solid stainless steel rugged design—combined with ample filtration—ensures reliable performance. The FSS Series features connection size of  3/8- to 3-in. BSP with a galvanized steel end cap and center tube. The head is die-cast aluminum. Other features include: By-pass: on request. Permanent […]

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Cleanliness and wear monitoring via modern particle-measurement technology

In hydraulic systems, the oil is regarded as a structural element that handles many diverse tasks, according to engineers at ARGO-HYTOS. Hydraulic fluid transmits power, lubricates, transfers heat, and transports dirt to the filters. Although there are many causes for failure in fluid-power systems, the condition of the oil is usually the main focus besides […]

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How do backup rings help to prevent O-ring migration?

Backup rings are used for both static and dynamic fluid power applications and prevent the migration or extrusion of an O-ring in the gap as pressurisation and de-pressurisation/pressure cycling occur. The profile shape of the backup rings is usually rectangular but may also be concave at the face mating with the O-ring. Manufactured in various PTFE […]

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Freudenberg to showcase accumulators, more at 2017 OTC

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is showcasing a variety of component solutions at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week. Longstanding industry priorities, including superior functionality, system serviceability, operational safety and cost, have driven Freudenberg to develop materials, components and a field-service program that address the existing and future needs of oil and gas companies. […]

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Small, big and fast products at Hannover Messe

Among the announcements coming out of Hannover this week, Argo-Hytos introduced the new CFP compact filter pack. It’s a multi-purpose off-line filtration unit dedicated for servicing compact power packs on a daily basis, not just during start-up or breakdowns. It’s designed for tanks ranging from 1 to 100 l in size. According to the company, […]

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Trelleborg’s seal materials tested for optimum performance based on fluid type

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has carried out a series of tests to show the importance of fluid type and seal material choice in “ensuring optimum seal performance and service life.” The company worked with fluid producer MacDermid to test the effect of water glycol fluids on common seal materials. Together the engineers for both companies tested […]

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Globally compliant materials for producing high purity products

The newest globally compliant materials from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics produce high purity and differentiated products with the added benefit of helping to reduce stock-keeping units (SKU’s) and product inventory in multiple markets and countries. These new globally compliant materials give designers greater design flexibility while providing efficiencies of fewer material and end-product requirements. Minnesota […]

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First aid for technicians: Professional O-ring tool kit from COG

Technical users know the problem all too well: Installing O-rings in cramped installation spaces without damaging them or the removal of stuck O-rings from grooves without causing damage to the machine is often a tedious and above all difficult affair. Often, screwdrivers or simple plastic tools are used to perform the task. These tools are […]

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New Parker-Prädifa compound, nobrox, useful for Seals, engineered components

Parker Hannifin has introduced its new nobrox compound, which exhibits excellent wear resistance, chemical resistance and resilience, reliability, ease of assembly and economy. The new material is particularly well suited for use as a sealing element, guiding element and anti-extrusion element for hydraulic as well as many other sealing technology applications. With its potential as […]

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Freudenberg offers low-friction sealing solutions at IFPE

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased a new generation of low-friction transmission seals designed to save fuel, lower emissions and extend the operating life of industrial powertrains at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo in Las Vegas. Freudenberg’s Levitas and Levitorq components are part of the company’s Low Emission Sealing Solutions (LESS) product portfolio. Seals are responsible […]

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How do I select a proper seal for my application?

A few of the important parameters that one needs to consider while selecting a seal are system operating pressure, seal material compatibility with fluid and fluid operating temperature, resistance against extrusion, expected service life, ease of installation, cost of procurement and logistics. System operating pressure is one of the predefined seal limitations. Different types of […]

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Trelleborg posts oil and gas sealing test certification online for almost 30 materials

As it prepares for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in May, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced that it has posted test certification for almost 30 of its best-in-class materials for the oil and gas market for the first time ever. This data is made available online at Trelleborg’s dedicated oil and gas microsite for seals, reinforcing the […]

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ASTM International calls for nominations for new emerging professionals program

After two successful pilots, ASTM International, a global standards organization, is expanding its Emerging Professionals program. The program will provide free airfare and lodging this year for up to 24 participants to attend a leadership development workshop held during an ASTM International conference—“committee week”—where technical experts in their industries create and revise standards. D. Thomas […]

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MP Filtri highlights updated in-line contamination monitor at IFPE

MP Filtri has launched its new ICM-2.0 in-line contamination monitor at IFPE, to allow users to automatically measure and display particulate contamination, moisture and temperature levels in various hydraulic fluids. Company representatives told me that the newest features of this model include the ability to download data via a USB stick with new USB port […]

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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcases new accumulator design and assembly process at IFPE

To enable new opportunities for diaphragm accumulator applications in the industrial and automotive industries, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new concept for the manufacturer of these parts. The company is presenting this concept along with its portfolio of hydraulic accumulator solutions at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) in Las Vegas March 7-11. “Diaphragm […]

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Day 2 IFPE: Innovations in hydraulic sealing technologies

Mobile hydraulics, and those shiny clean cylinders that abound in them, could not function without good, quality hydraulic seals. That’s why I’ve already spent a fair amount of time chatting with some of the major sealing companies throughout the past two days of IFPE 2017. Here’s a brief round-up of some of the innovative sealing […]

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Trelleborg launches rotary seal that allows equipment to run faster, longer at high pressures

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches an its Roto Glyd Ring V, which is primarily intended for double-acting pressure within severe working conditions that require extended rotary service. The seal is specifically engineered for machinery where a high pressure to velocity value is required to allow equipment to run at the highest possible speeds in high pressures for […]

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WIX Filters gives $34k to national FFA chapters

WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has awarded $34,347.25 to national FFA chapters through a box-top redemption program in partnership with the National FFA Organization. “As a former member of FFA, I know what a great opportunity it is for local chapters to raise money and build momentum for their ongoing initiatives. This […]

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Why should you consider operating temperature when selecting hydraulic fluid?

Hydraulic fluid selection criteria include the expected range of operating temperatures, available means of temperature control and fluid physical properties at expected temperature levels. Where ambient and structural temperatures are above hydraulic fluid flash and/or fire points in a compartment, the potential fire hazard must be considered. Fluid stability is affected by thermal stress, which […]

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Parker purchase of Baldwin Filters, CLARCOR expected to close tomorrow

The Kearney Hub reports that, based on comments made by Parker Hannifin’s CEO, that the company’s purchase of CLARCOR will be finalized on February 28th. According to the Hub: On Thursday, CLARCOR shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the merger, which will result in the Franklin, Tenn.-based CLARCOR becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker, headquartered […]

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Save the date: NFPA Minneapolis Regional Meeting slated for April 11

The NFPA will host its first Regional Meeting of 2017 at Hennepin Technical College’s Brooklyn Park Campus in greater Minneapolis on April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hennepin Technical College offers one of the premier A.A.S. fluid power programs in the country, and Instructor Jeannine Uehling and her students will provide an inside […]

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