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

Balluff launches in-cylinder rod-style linear position sensor with IO-Link

Balluff has expanded its IO-Link sensor portfolio with the addition of the BTL6 rod style linear position sensor with IO-Link 1.1 interface. Ideally suited for continuous hydraulic cylinder position feedback, the BTL6 rod style sensor uses field-proven, time-tested magnetostrictive technology to provide accurate, continuous position and velocity measurement at stroke lengths up to 180 in.

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 Surfaces, a manufacturer of athletic surfaces and indoor running tracks, went to long-time partner, Mitchell Machine Works. MMW is responsible for creating the hydraulics system that adjusts the shape of

How to choose pneumatics in food and beverage processing

With issues such as temperature extremes, washdown capabilities and cleanliness considerations, components for this industry must be thoughtfully selected. By Richard McDonnell, Market Development Manager, Motion Systems, Parker Hannifin Corp. Recently, a food processing OEM was designing and installing a new line of extremely high-speed filling machines intended to deliver higher performance with a smaller

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 the load-carrying capacity of these beams in future constructions, six hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr Components, Nussbaumen, Switzerland, are used to press down with full force until the element breaks. The

Nanovate CoP replaces chromium rod plating

Steel used in aggressive environments subjected to corrosion coupled with high wear have traditionally used electroplated “engineered” hard chrome (EHC) for surface protection. While other electroplated metals like cadmium and zinc-nickel provide good corrosion resistance, they wear off quickly, leaving the underlying steel exposed. And, in recent years, there has been a push to replace […]

Why compact air cylinders are still important

The “less is more” trend seems to be prevalent in the pneumatic actuator market, as real estate on OEM equipment is at a premium. Compact air cylinders go back to the late 1950s, and satisfy the need for short stroke, low profile, compact actuators that have to fit in very tight spaces. In fact, this […]

What is a pancake cylinder?

There are many kinds of compact cylinders available in the marketplace—these pneumatic actuators have been shortened relative to standard pneumatic cylinders. In fact, they can be as much as 50% shorter than the normal cylinder, but still maintain the capacity to exert the same force as their larger counterparts. The “Pancake cylinder” was the original […]

What are hydraulic cylinder applications?

Hydraulic cylinders are used in countless applications. They are often seen at work in both industrial applications (including hydraulic presses, cranes, forges, and packing machines), and mobile applications (such as agricultural machines, construction vehicles, and marine equipment). They’re essential to the operation of excavators, loaders, balers, telehandlers, man-lifts, drill-rigs, and dump trucks—not to mention operating […]

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Three key priorities for successful agricultural hydraulic design

Agricultural hydraulic design systems must be energy efficient, easy to operate and maintain, and of course reliable. Contributed by Carl Dyke, CD Industrial Group, Inc. Designers of hydraulic systems for agricultural machines face some difficult challenges. This is especially true for high horsepower tractors with not only steering and brake functions, but where a great […]

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Self-contained electrohydraulic actuator performs powerful drive tasks without external piping

New at OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) earlier this month was a new self-contained electrohydraulic actuator from Bosch Rexroth, which reduces space and weight by eliminating external piping for heavy-duty loads. As the device demonstrated its powerful lifting capabilities (in the short clip below), Tor E. Jensen, Director Oil & Gas and Marine, Bosch Rexroth, explained how the […]

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How do you safely design and use hydraulic cylinders?

Contributed by J. Eric  Freimuth, Hydraulic Training Associates Many of the failures in a hydraulic system show similar symptoms: a gradual or sudden loss of high pressure, resulting in the loss of power or speed in the cylinders. In fact, the cylinder may stall under a light load or may not move at all. Often the […]

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CY.PAG expands business with new hydraulic cylinder product line

CY.PAG has expanded its business through creating a new product line of hydraulic cylinders—by evolving and combining our own existing technologies. Since 1995, the company has counted among its clients some of the leading companies operating in the industrial automation sector. Its hydraulic cylinders are in accordance to standards design ISO 6020/2 – DIN 24554 and N.F.P.A – J.I.C. […]

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Bimba enhances “Blue and Improved” cylinder line with Blue and Improved Flat-1, including 19 new features

Bimba today announced the release of the latest in its cutting-edge, compact air cylinders—the Blue and Improved Flat-1. “Blue (as in New) and Improved” designates Bimba products that have been redesigned to offer enhancements applying the most recent advances in design technology. The Blue and Improved Flat-1 features 19 new product enhancements such as permanent […]

Tie rod cylinders feature linear cushioning

ZHZ Series of tie-rod cylinders have maximum operating pressure of 160 bar, piston diameters from 25 mm to 200 mm. The DIN/ISO 6020/2 compatible cylinders feature multiple mounting options, are equipped with linear cushioning. Ground, hardened and hard chrome-plated piston rods are standard, and are equipped with Viton seal as a standard, as well. Other features include: • Tie […]

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Safe pneumatic system design

Consider the following safety and design choices for control of pneumatic systems in automated equipment. By Pat Phillips • Product Manager, Fluid Power & Mechanical Products at AutomationDirect A safe pneumatic system design starts at the connection to a machine’s air preparation hardware and continues to correctly pairing valves with cylinders. This article reviews the […]

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Eaton Hydraulics launches 3D CAD configurator for mill duty cylinders

Eaton continues to expand their huge 3D catalog: the Metric IM Mill Duty Series Cylinders are now available within Eaton’s 3D CAD configurator. Whether on the go or sitting in your office, this user-friendly tool delivers immediate access to 2D & 3D CAD drawings, list pricing, pdf datasheets, application guides & tools, and lead-times for mill […]

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Enerpac releases Autonomous SyncHoist for safe and efficient hoisting

Enerpac announces the SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist for high-precision load maneuvering with a single crane, allowing for the safe and accurate positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads. Deployed below-the-hook, SyncHoist can be used either directly between slings or under an auxiliary frame, enabling accurate hoisting where space is limited. “The Autonomous SyncHoist System is the latest

Peninsular Cylinder appoints Bill Tulloch as customer service manager

Peninsular Cylinder Co., Roseville, Mich., announced that Bill Tulloch will now serve as its Customer Service Manager. In holding over 40 years of fluid power experience, Tulloch brings a wealth of knowledge to Peninsular’s doorsteps. Peninsular’s National Sales & Marketing Manager, Bill Tyler, speaks to this new addition, “I’ve known Bill for many years and I

Galland Henning Nopak expands capabilities for fluid power solutions

Today at the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), Galland Henning Nopak Inc. (GHN), a manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, announced expanded product capabilities including servo valve integration and customization for large-bore cylinders up to 48 in. With over a century of proven manufacturing expertise, these innovative capabilities extend GHN’s engineering […]

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The business end of hydraulics: the cylinder

Contributed by David  Marlowe, Owner/CEO, DMAR Technical Training and DMAR Business Centers USA This article will talk about the business end of the hydraulic system: The force produced by the cylinder. When using a standard double-acting cylinder, there are three internal areas of concern: Piston area = transfer fluid pressure to force to extend piston rod Net […]

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Galland Henning Nopak to showcase cylinders and valves at IFPE 2017

Galland Henning Nopak Inc., a manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders, has announced its participation at the upcoming International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) in Las Vegas, scheduled for March 7–11. IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission […]

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Aventics to present CCL Clean Line cylinder series at Hannover Messe

The new Aventics cylinders comply with all relevant European standards for applications in food splash zones. Both the CCL-IS standard cylinder to ISO 15552 and the CCL-IC compact cylinder to ISO 21287 correspond to the basic principles of hygienic design: The cylinder bodies consist of anodized aluminum, while the screws and piston rod are made of stainless […]

BOSS hydraulic cylinder line unveiled

​The BOSS Hydraulic cylinder line was developed by PT Hydraulics Australia to provide a high quality replacement for most brands of cylinders at a lower cost to OEM’s, resellers and repair shops. We pride ourselves on supplying high quality products that are backed by the service and support our customers deserve. On the back of […]

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Hengli America moves locations, plans for future growth

Hengli America is moving its U.S. headquarters from Naperville, to Bolingbrook, Ill., as it continues to expand its footprint in North America, said General Manager Justin Fluegel. “We have about 47,000 square feet, total and about 12,000 of that is office space. The rest is a blank canvas,” Fluegel said. This blank canvas will eventually […]

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