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Tribute adds new functionality to Trulinx Software for distributors’ fabrication operations

Tribute Inc. has added new functionality to its flagship business management software for the fluid power, motion control and automation distribution marketplace. New functionality has

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Hard cash for soft robotics

The recent announcement of $26 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for soft robotics research is welcome news for the fluid-power community. NSF’s

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Upbeat future for fluid-power research

In a recent webinar, Kim Stelson, Director of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, reviewed the operations, accomplishments and vision of the CCEFP.

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Green hydraulic power in a quiet system

The manufacturing industry has seen vast improvements in technology over the past 30 years. Machines are faster, quieter, and more versatile than ever before. However,

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Hydraulics help take athletic track to the next level

The University of Michigan’s new athletic facility features a hydraulically operated running track that can be elevated and banked. To create the track, Beynon Sports

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Servo-electric pump drive optimizes hydraulic presses

A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a servomotor delivers highly dynamic performance, often with sizeable energy savings. Machine-tool manufacturer Lasco Umformtechnik, based in Coburg, Germany,

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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 […]

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Achieving required safety levels with pneumatic exhaust valves

By Linda Caron Global Product Manager, Factory Automation Pneumatic Div. Parker Hannifin Corp. As more companies increase their focus on machine safety, design engineers need

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Friction cups grip slippery materials

Piab DURAFLEX friction cups provide a firm grip on slippery materials. To simplify the task of engineering them into a design, the Hingham, Mass. based

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New Leybold vacuum pumps are robust, flexible

Industrial and research applications increasingly rely on dry and robust vacuum systems that can be tailored to a specific task. The new air-cooled SCROLLVAC plus

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Hydraulic cylinders crush bridges

Researchers at the Technical University (TU) of Munich have developed a new test stand for examining the behavior of concrete bridge beams. To better calculate

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ROSS Controls acquires industrial division of Automatic Valve Corp

ROSS Controls, Troy, Mich. has acquired the Industrial division of Automatic Valve Corp., as of September 1. Automatic Valve is ISO certified, offering a history dating to 1945. The company manufactures pneumatic industrial valves for a broad range of industrial automation, automotive, and process control applications at its Novi, Mich. facility. Automatic Valve markets its […]

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