When fluid power and power transmission products are discontinued, finding replacements can be challenging. Zero-Max now fills this Overhung Load Adaptor void with its new 212k and 412k OHLA models for 2-bolt SAE A mount and 4-bolt non-SAE mount applications requiring a 1-1/4 in. output shaft. For both new and replacement applications, these new OHLA […]
Python Protective Sleeves + Covers releases new Diamondback Lite Sleeve
Python Protective Sleeves + Covers has released their Diamondback Lite Sleeve. This tubular sleeve joins Python’s other Diamondback Sleeves, Diamondback and Diamondback PRO. The new Diamondback Lite sleeve is designed to provide UV protection and abrasion resistance to hydraulic hoses and wires. It is lightweight, flexible, and provides a clean, professional look to the application. […]
IFPE 2023 wrap-up: PC-GO software cuts propel subsystem development time by 35%
Danfoss Power Solutions has launched its PC-GO propel solution for single pump/motor hydrostatic transmissions. The company highlighted the new tech at IFPE 2023 last week. Comprising the new PC036 safety controller and PC-GO propel software, the ready-to-use platform cuts propel subsystem development time by up to 35% while simplifying compliance with environmental and safety regulations. […]
IFPE 2023 wrap-up: Hallite highlights sustainable, new sealing technologies
During a press conference on March 15 at IFPE, Hallite showcased its three new seal offerings — the 683 low friction rod seal, 565 precision bearings, and the 777 piston seal. The three new products help spotlight Hallite’s commitment to innovation, education, product testing in partnership with MSOE, and sustainability. “We recognize that sustainability has […]
EPEQ AIR20 provides dependable air from proven compressor
When you need clean quiet power with no fumes or extensive heat build-up, the EPEQ AIR20 is a proven compressor choice. EPEQ Air Compressors are designed to be ultra-efficient when paired with the ELiMENT Battery. The EPEQ AIR20 reciprocating compressor provides 20 cfm at 150 psi, which is suitable for intermittent air use while performing […]
Wanted for criminal waste: Killer Watt!
Did you know that there are criminals hiding in your plant wasting your energy and hard-earned dollars? In fact, they are nasty, terrible creatures who deserve to be tried and convicted. Be sure to hunt them down and arrest their wasteful ways. Remember that all it takes is a little effort — and it could […]
Husco to showcase new tech in controls, solenoids and more at IFPE
Husco announced it be exhibiting at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 show in Las Vegas as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), from March 14-18. The Husco exhibit will be located in the IFPE – South Hall 2nd Level — S81115. Husco’s theme for the trade show is “Enabling Your Next Step to Zero,” which […]
Alpha-Web media technology provides up to four-times cleaner hydraulic fluid
Donaldson Company Inc. has released Alpha-Web filtration media. This new hydraulic filtration technology significantly improves hydraulic fluid cleanliness which can extend hydraulic component life, decrease downtime and lower the cost of equipment ownership. Filters must stand up to the challenge of maintaining fluid cleanliness and system protection against frequently changing flow rates prevalent in […]
Petro-Canada Lubricants launches Produro TO-4+ multi-purpose fluid
Petro-Canada Lubricants, an HF Sinclair brand, has launched Produro TO-4+ UHP, a multi-purpose synthetic all-season transmission, hydraulic, drive line and wet brake fluid for heavy-duty mobile equipment that increases equipment productivity and decreases operating costs. It can deliver up to a 6% equipment life increase for applicable mining and construction equipment Developed to improve the […]
TTI launches SmartFlow media and filter element lines for parallel flow
TTI is excited to announce its newest innovation, its patented SmartFlow Media Technology and PowerGuard SmartFlow Filter Element Line. This media technology is an optimization that is available across every filter element TTI manufactures and allows TTI to pair any two or more filtration medias together in parallel flow. This technology allows users to customize […]
Compressed air: Dewpoint control saves
A medicinal products supply company installed a 600-cfm heatless desiccant dryer to condition their air, due to the nature of their business they wanted high air quality. They also wanted to save energy, so they upgraded this dryer to dew point dependent switching, a control mode that turns off the 90-cfm purge flow when output […]
Continental to show next generation hydraulic hose solutions at IFPE/CONEXPO
Continental’s group sector ContiTech is showcasing innovative digital solutions that provide a new approach to construction operations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Exposition. The co-located shows run March 14-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continental will showcase a portfolio of products designed to make industry more efficient and reliable. “Continental is revolutionizing […]
DGD Fluid Power launches latest series in its CFT flow meter range
DGD Fluid Power is pleased to announce that it has developed the latest model in its CFT Cartridge Flow Transmitter series. The CFT is the first turbine flow meter configured as a cartridge valve. “The CFT30 series has the 4-20 mA output profile that is easy to integrate but it also incorporates a microprocessor that…
Why do hydraulic valves fail?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor No matter how well engineered or manufactured, no product has infinite reliability, including hydraulic valves. Valves are critical components in hydraulic systems, responsible for controlling the flow, direction, and pressure of the hydraulic fluid circulating to transmit work. When a valve fails, it can cause system downtime, decreased productivity, and […]
piGRIP Foam Lip – FLIW handles objects with irregular or unstructured surfaces
FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) is Piab’s latest contribution to the piGRIP series. Fully configurable with a multitude of combinations, makes it a perfect fit for any picking application. Select the type of lip, bellow, support, and fitting, and get the right match for any specific need. piGRIP FLIW is the perfect choice for picking objects […]
How do I fix a VSD compressor control gap?
Question: I have a 1,000 cfm VSD compressor, but due to motor and control problems it is producing only 560 cfm. I notice my compressors are fighting with each other. What new size of VSD do I need to fix this problem? Answer: The basic rule in running with a VSD is that the variable […]
Smart seals shown to offer significant data on service life
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies can now validate the superior performance capabilities of the intelligent seals it has under development. In addition to their core function, these seals can handle tasks such as sensor applications and monitoring their own state of wear. As a result, they enhance the reliability of machines and systems they help power by […]
ELGi to launch GP35FP portable air compressor at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023
ELGi North America (ELGi) plans to introduce the new GP35FP portable compressor at the highly anticipated CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, from March 14 – 18, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At IFPE in booth South Hall 1 S61908, ELGi will display the GP35FP, the latest portable air compressor in the portfolio and the trusted D185T4F model. […]
Hydraulic filters continue to evolve
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor The evolution of hydraulic filters from basic, pleated cellulose or paper into today’s synthetic depth media material has been slow but sure. This is because there are only so many ways to trap microscopic particles while offering little resistance to even smaller oil molecules. But engineers are continuing the advance […]
What impacts hydraulic hose life?
Hydraulic hoses are critical components of any hydraulic system, and their lifespan is essential for the system’s efficiency and longevity. Several factors impact hydraulic hose life, from environmental conditions to maintenance practices. If you heed the tips below, you can enjoy long life from your hoses. One of the most critical factors impacting hydraulic hose […]
How can you prevent pneumatic tube failure?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Pneumatic systems are common in various industries, including automation, food & beverage, and packaging. They’re preferred over other systems for their simplicity, efficiency, cleanliness and versatility. Pneumatic systems rely on hoses to transport compressed air from the compressor to the devices that use it. There are many types of hose, […]
Anyseals USA makes two new leadership appointments
anyseals Inc., a wholesale industrial sealing supplier, is pleased to announce the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Scott Rassett as CEO. In this role, Rassett will lead anyseals operations in the U.S. with a focus on enhancing and further developing the company’s sales organization, customer base, and management team. He joins […]
How do you repair pneumatic cylinders?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor I’ve seen many pneumatic cylinders in my fifteen years in fluid power. From pancake to ISO and from NFPA to compact round line, there are as many types of air cylinders as there are applications for them. With so many cylinders and ways to use them, there are many ways […]
DGD Fluid Power receives patent for its Cartridge Flow Transmitter
DGD Fluid Power is pleased to announce that it has received the first US Patent on the CFT Cartridge Flow Transmitter. It is the first turbine flow meter configured as a cartridge valve. According to DGD President and CEO, Dale Dietel, “It is a great honor to have our efforts to develop this new technology…
New electro-proportional boom lock valve from HydraForce to launch at IFPE 2023
HydraForce is launching its patent-pending electro-proportional boom lock valve, the EHBL, at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 show in Las Vegas as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE). Taking place March 14-18, the valve will be on display at IFPE on HydraForce booth S80207. “We’re excited to showcase the latest in boom lock technologies,” said […]