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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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 […]

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 […]

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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