Siphon protects pressure instruments from high temperatures

The Ashcroft 2198 MicroTube siphon will help to keep pressure instrument safe from high temperature processes. This siphon is capable of containing pressure up to 5,000 psi, and can reduce temperatures from as high as 800°F (427°C), depending on the pressure input. A 316L stainless steel construction and a variety of process connections ensure compatibility

Electrohydraulic control smooths sawmill performance

When an application calls for high forces and heavy loads, hydraulics is usually the choice, but motion controllers provide the necessary precision and safety. By Richard Meyerhoefer, International Sales Manager, Delta Computer Systems, Battle Ground, Wash. Hydraulics is the go-to technology when applications demand high forces and equipment must lift heavy loads. But it is

Milwaukee Cylinder launches the Idea Center videos to highlight cylinder designs

Milwaukee Cylinder has launched its new Idea Center Videos on the Milwaukee Cylinder website. The Idea Center contains several short videos covering different cylinder designs and highlighting what these different cylinder designs can do. The Idea Center Videos help potential users visualize the different capabilities that cylinders have and how they can be used in

Last chance for the NAHAD early-bird rate

Friday, February 16 marks the last day attendees can register at the early bird rate for NAHAD’s 34th Annual Meeting & Convention. The event is slated for April 28 – May 1, at the JW Marriott Marco Island, Fla. As usual, the four days provides attendees with education, training, networking, and fun, giving users, manufacturers and […]

ISO/VDMA series CV small-bore cylinders from PHD

PHD Inc. originally began manufacturing a line of small bore cylinders in 1957, under the Tom Thumb brand name. The NFPA line provides reliability and long-life characteristics in small bore cylinders, and the products continue to be a popular choice among manufacturers around the world due to features like low maintenance, field-reparability, various mounting styles […]

Mechanical locking cylinders from Milwaukee Cylinder

End-of-stroke, mechanical locking cylinders provide positive mechanical locking when cylinders are fully extended, fully retracted, or both. An internal mechanical device locks the load into position, and it and remains locked until line pressure is applied. It also remains locked in the event of piston-seal failure or the absence of line pressure. Only applied hydraulic […]

VMAC enters equipment rental market with gas engine-driven air compressor

VMAC has entered the equipment rental market, leading with the VMAC 30 CFM G30 gas engine-driven air compressor. The affordable VMAC G30 gas-driven rotary screw air compressor is now available for the first time to equipment rental customers. “There’s been tremendous growth in the equipment rental market in recent years, and the market is expected […]

High-precision sliders from Koganei

Koganei mini guide sliders are compact, high-precision actuators. The MGA units reportedly offer a smaller physical size as compared to competitive units with the same bore and stroke. And they are more rigid to torque moments in roll, pitch and yaw. The products feature high-precision mounting with running parallelism of 0.005 mm and mounting parallelism […]

ISO 15552 cylinders with adaptive cushioning from IMI Norgren

The new IMI Norgren ISOLine family of ISO 15552 standard cylinders adapt automatically to varying loads without manual adjustment. Adaptive cushioning compensates for varying loads or application changes without the need to adjust the cushion screw. This makes installation simpler and faster. At up to 20% lighter than previous cylinders, the ISOLine reduces machine weight […]

Monnier acquires Fluid Air Controls, manufacturer of Flairline and Hydronic products

Monnier Inc., an Algonac, Mich. manufacturer of air preparation products, has acquired the assets of Fluid Air Controls LLC, the manufacturer of Flairline cylinders and valves, and Hydronic, a line of air driven hydraulic pumps. Fluid Air Controls is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monnier and will now operate under the name Fluid Air Controls […]

Pneumatic DSBC cylinder from Festo improves motion performance

Festo’s DSBC family of ISO 15552 standard pneumatic cylinders features the company’s patented PPS self-adjusting cushioning capability. PPS ensures that cushioning into the end position is dynamic, but gentle, and requires no manual intervention. PPS eliminates the need to manually adjust needle valves, a time consuming task when installing air cylinders. This self-adjusting ability ensures […]

Integrating IoT with fluid power

By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor The Internet of Things has been touted for years, but how will it mesh with hydraulics and pneumatics? The world is full of uncertainty, and fluid power should be no different. We in the industry question our own relevance and capacity to exist in the future. Can the venerable fluid

Simplifying manifold design with software

Manifolds are unique to each machine they run, making designing and building the right manifold a complicated task. Ask any manifold designer or distributor – there’s no such thing as building the right manifold on the first try. Consider the design process. An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) would approach a manifold designer, looking for a

New ISO clean-line of pneumatic cylinders from Aventics meet stringent hygiene needs

New CCL-IC series of compact pneumatic ISO cylinders from Aventics feature a hygienic design, making them suited for applications with limited installation space combined with stringent hygiene requirements, such as in food and beverage operations. With nine bore sizes, the CCL-IC cylinders reportedly cover the broadest range of hygienically designed cylinders on the market. Bore […]

Mini vacuum pump from COVAL saves up to 60-97% on energy use

After the launch of the LEM, a new generation mini vacuum module integrating in a smaller size all the functions of the vacuum pump, COVAL has entered a new phase with its LEMAX mini vacuum pump. Emphasis with this new product is on energy saving through continuous monitoring and regulation. At the heart of this […]

Compact extruded-body cylinders from Clippard are ideal for quick-drop replacements

Clippard’s Compact, Extruded Body Cylinders are available in double-acting, double-rod, single-acting spring return, and single-acting spring extended models. The small and lightweight products reportedly provide reliable and long cycle life and are universally compatible for quick drop-in replacement. Various mounting configurations, bore sizes, stroke lengths and other options make the units both versatile and highly […]

Midland Metal releases 2018 catalog

Midland Metal Mfg. has released its new, full-color, 2018 catalog. It features more than 500 pages of the company’s fittings, valves, clamps and accessories for hose, pipe and tube. Midland is a supplier to wholesalers and distributors nationwide focusing on the industrial, hose and fitting, fluid power, fastener, plumbing, oil and gas, heavy duty truck […]

NAHAD webinar to focus on attracting women into the hose industry

NAHAD will host a webinar, “Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors” on Wednesday, February 21 from 12 to 1 p.m., to preview the Women in Leadership (WIN) workshop at NAHAD’s 34th Annual Meeting and Convention in Marco Island, Fla.,  April 29. The webinar is meant for both women and men, and will ask important questions, […]

Fire-resistant, non-toxic hydraulic fluid available from Bel-Ray Co.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. announced that Bel-Ray Co. LLC, a high-performance lubricant manufacturer, has released its No-Tox BioFR Hydraulic 46, a nontoxic fire-resistant hydraulic fluid. This new industrial lubricant is designed for severe operating conditions in hydraulic applications where petroleum and other synthetic hydraulic fluids create a potentially unsafe environment and where a fire […]

Aventics partners with CADENAS Partsolutions for online catalog of NFPA cylinders

Aventics has recently launched an all-new configurable catalog of NFPA cylinders. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the new catalog provides on-demand access to design NFPA cylinders directly within the Aventics website. The new NFPA cylinder configurator provides instant access for users to search, configure and download product information in more than 150 native and neutral formats. […]

ContiTech expands its Hungarian hose, bellows plant

ContiTech is building on its commitment to Hungary. Over the past one and a half years, the industrial supplier – part of German technology company Continental – has invested around €20 million in its location at Nyíregyháza. The plant has built a second rubber mixing line, a new semi-finished production facility (using calender technology) for […]

CADENAS develops product configurator for Festo pneumatics

CADENAS has developed a new web application for the error-free configuration and order of Festo pneumatic systems. The Festo Design Tool 3D Online is available, without installation or plug-in, giving designers, purchasers and fitters easy and fast access to safe and efficient design, ordering and assembly of Festo product assemblies. Developed in cooperation with the German […]

Anderson Metals acquired by private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital

Anderson Metals has been acquired by Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm. According to Keith Anderson, “Our leadership team is excited about this next step for our business. We are completely committed to supporting and serving our customers and business partners, as well as maintaining and building on Anderson’s position as a leading […]

Wireless handheld transmitters from Magnetek are designed for hazardous location

Magnetek has added three new handheld transmitters to its portfolio of wireless controls approved for hazardous locations. They are safe to use in hazardous or potentially explosive locations with gas or vapors, which allows users the flexibility to operate farther away from a potentially dangerous situation than wireless alternatives. Ideal for material handling applications, such

Hydraulic seals battle extreme cold

Low-temperature chemistry and innovative hydraulic seal designs prevent weeps and leaks. By Ryan Webster, Hallite Seals Americas and Mark Haggerty, Hallite Seals Canada Equipment used in industries like construction, transportation, forestry, agriculture, mining and mineral extraction requires hydraulic seals fit for extreme temperatures. Whether due to subzero outdoor conditions or cold hydraulic fluid flowing through a […]