IsoLogic connected desiccant breather from Des-Case is first IIoT breather on market

Des-Case Corp. today announced the launch of IsoLogic, the first connected desiccant breather. The patent-pending device is Des-Case’s first entrance into the rapidly growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space, expanding on the launch of the first desiccant breather by the company in 1983 and its many innovations since. It is projected that 20.4 billion […]

AEM’s Megan Tanel recognized with Trade Show ‘Industry Icon’ Award

Megan Tanel, senior vice president exhibitions and events of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), has earned Industry Icon honors from the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). “This terrific honor comes as no surprise to me, our team at AEM or anyone in the trade show industry who has worked with Megan. She is truly […]

5 reasons to attend the Fluid Power Technology Conference

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor If you’re reading this, I’m certain you’ve heard of the Fluid Power Technology Conference, especially as Fluid Power World is a media partner of the event. If this is the first you’ve heard of it, let me ask if it’s warm and cozy under that rock … and then I’ll […]

New GoldenCrimp 420 is designed for harsh environments and high crimping force

Developed after many years’ experience in some of the worlds’ toughest mining workshops, the GoldenCrimp 420 from Manuli Hydraulics sets new standards for resilience and reliability while offering the performance and adaptability that is vital in modern hose assembly operations. Its robust design is ideal for transport and operation in harsh environments such as open-pit […]

HAWE Hydraulik acquires 55% of the shares of Hydra-Fab Fluid Power Inc.

HAWE Hydraulik is pleased to announce that one of its strongest partners in Canada will now be part of the HAWE Group. As of June 1, HAWE Hydraulik will have acquired 55% of the shares of Hydra-Fab Fluid Power Inc., Ontario. The remaining 45% of shares will continue to be held by Richard Gores, who continues […]

What components make up hydraulic power units or HPUs?

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Nearly every single hydraulic system shares one thing in common — they’re run by a hydraulic power unit. Although some units are multitaskers, like the engine on a tractor, most often they’re purpose-built for the single task of converting mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. The scope of a power unit […]

FPTC Hot Technologies: MC DuroTech series of air-driven hydraulic power units

Milwaukee Cylinder will be showcasing its new, durable air-driven hydraulic power unit technology built for high-cycle industrial applications at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Attendees can learn more about these devices at the company’s’s booth throughout the event. The MC DuroTech series is well-suited for use in production applications

Virtual Engineer tool from Parker Hannifin gives users intuitive interface for simplified design processes

A new motion control design tool for engineers from Parker Hannifin Corp. aims to help with the proper selection of electromechanical and pneumatic linear motion. Dubbed Virtual Engineer, the free online tool is an intuitive interface where users can easily enter their application specifications, (for example, speed, load, external forces) and then quickly navigate to […]

FPTC Hot Technologies: Mobile controls from OEM Controls

OEM Controls will be showcasing its mobile controls offerings, including its dual-axis controller and custom solutions at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Attendees can learn more about these devices at OEM’s booth throughout the event. New HJS24 dual-xis controller OEM Controls has introduced the new HJS24 controller. Its primary purpose is […]

New rodless cylinder from Aventics supports compact machine design

Aventics completes its range of rodless cylinders with the addition of the RTC-SB, a slide bearing version that rounds off the pneumatics specialist’s RTC range of rodless cylinders. As with the other double-acting rodless cylinders from Aventics, at the heart of the RTC-SB (slide bearing) is its oval piston shape. In relation to its size, it […]

Freudenberg showcases latest high-tech sealing technologies at OTC2018

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is highlighting its latest products and technologies specifically designed for oil and gas customers at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) through tomorrow, May 3 in Houston. The company will also introduce customers to its new accumulator manufacturing and service facility in Houston during the show. During the event, customers and media […]

Online sizing tool from ACE Controls simplifies gas spring selection

ACE Controls has launched a new, user-friendly online calculator, enabling customers to size ACE gas springs for hoods, flaps and machine enclosures. The tool also dramatically shortens the time between design and delivery. The tool—available on the “Calculations” tab of the ACE homepage—requires customers to input the details of the flap, including the length, width

Why should you use thread identification kits?

Thread Identification kits are available for countless styles of hydraulic hose fittings, particularly for common styles and sizes, for example, NPT, SAE, metric and BSPP fittings. These kits are designed to reduce confusion between different styles of fittings, which have fairly similar threads. They’re also used to differentiate between male and female fittings. Although fittings […]

FPTC Hot Technologies: ISO-Lock valve from Elwood

Elwood Corp. will be showcasing its ISO-Lock valve at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Attendees can learn more about this safety device at Elwood’s booth throughout the event. Elwood’s ISO-Lock valve was developed to lower the amount of disruption caused by full system shutdown in order to repair valve

What functions do hydraulic fluids perform in a system?

Contributed by Carl Dyke, CD Industrial Group Hydraulic fluid is the energy transfer medium in all hydraulic systems. This simple function is only achieved by a fluid that does not easily trap gasses. Trapped gas and foaming problems would bring a higher level of compressibility to a fluid that is usually relied upon to support […]

Marine-safe hydraulic oils from Lubriplate are inherently biodegradable

Marine-safe hydraulic oils from Lubriplate are inherently biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic life, exceeding U.S. EPA LC50 and U.S. Fish and Wildlife requirements. Formulated with premium USP white mineral oils and a zinc-free anti-wear additive package, these high-performance hydraulic fluids meet or exceed the performance requirements of most types of hydraulic equipment while providing an additional […]

10 tips for easy hydraulic hose design and maintenance

In part 2 of this three-part series, the author will discuss how hose tubing and routing can simplify maintenance and reduce hose failure. Read part one here. By Mike P. Beining, Product Manager, Eaton To correctly route and properly install fluid conveying components during a machine prototyping, follow these 10 general rules. These guidelines are […]

FPTC Hot Technologies: Price Engineering to highlight Rethink Robotics’ cobot Sawyer

Price Engineering, a SunSource Co., will be showcasing Sawyer, a collaborative robot from Rethink Robotics, at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Attendees can meet Sawyer in the Price Engineering booth #105. With the ability to work 24/7 through 3 shifts, this ‘worker’ is easy to train, a fast

FPTC keynote presentations find the pulse of industry

Attendees won’t want to miss three keynote presentations. These high-level talks will shed light on trends in the industry and where the fluid power market is headed. First up is Husco International’s Austin Ramirez, who will open Tuesday with his presentation, “What Washington gets right—and wrong—about manufacturing.” Ramirez, President and CEO of HUSCO, was selected […]

A half-century of offshore insights at OTC 2018

The Offshore Technology Conference marks 50 years, as it returns to Houston April 30 to May 3. OTC 2018 returns to Houston’s NRG Park April 30 to May 3 this year, marking its 50th year bringing together engineers, technicians, executives, operators, scientists, and managers involved in offshore drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The oil

NOSHOK appoints purchasing manager

NOSHOK is pleased to announce the addition of a new key team member, Robert Campbell, who has taken on the role of Purchasing Manager, effective immediately. Campbell will be handling all aspects of Purchasing Management, including maintaining communication and strengthening partnerships with suppliers, contributing to product development, and providing input in developing, administering and implementing

Echo Engineering to invest $24 million, add jobs to its new Michigan-based location

As previously announced, Echo Engineering, Indianapolis, recently acquired a Michigan-based plastics injection molder, Ammex Plastics, as it aims to grow its presence in the automotive industry. As a result, Echo Engineering is investing $2.4 million into 60-plus full-time jobs with additional real estate and automated manufacturing equipment in the two facilities in Michigan. The two facilities, […]

New at the FPTC: Pre-conference workshops from IFPS and MSOE

New to the Fluid Power Technology Conference are two full-day workshops on Monday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the  Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Grohmann Tower. Registration is required. Attendees can choose from the following: Advanced Hydraulics Workshop presented by the International Fluid Power Society’s Tom Blansett — Data gathered from IFPS Hydraulic Specialist

FPTC Hot Technologies: Ductile iron for manifolds and high-strength materials

Dura-Bar will be showcasing its series ductile iron for manifold applications and its new Solution Strengthened Ductile Iron at this year’s Fluid Power Technology Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Visitors can see this and other Dura-Bar technologies at booth 203  at the FPTC May 15-16. Better under pressure: Dura-Bar’s ductile iron for manifold applications Pressure ratings […]

Hydraulic system contamination: causes and solutions

Overlooking these common causes of hydraulic system contamination could mean catastrophic machine failure. Vigilance is key in maintaining a clean machine. By Carl Dyke. CD Industrial Group Inc. I picture several things when I think of a mobile hydraulic system malfunction: damaged control wiring and connectors a scored valve spool stuck in place a pressure valve […]