New stainless-steel gauge from Ashcroft provides safety in harsh environments

The new Ashcroft 1209 pressure gauge provides maximum safety in harsh environments. A 316L stainless-steel solid front case and ring along with a pressure-relief back ensure that the process fluid will be directed away from the operator in the event of an internal failure. Optional liquid fill or the patented PLUS! Performance option dampens shock,

What you need to know about hydraulic flow meters

By Martin Cuthbert, Managing Director, Webtec Ltd What is flow? Flow is the measurement of the volume of a liquid that passes a fixed point in a unit of time. For most hydraulic applications, flow is measured in liters per minute (lpm), U.S. gallons per minute (US gpm), or, occasionally, U.K. gallons per minutes (UK

Parker’s Intellinder absolute position sensor suitable for industrial, mobile applications

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new integrated absolute position sensor that can provide improved application productivity while offering low installation and maintenance costs. Intellinder equipped cylinders provide a rugged, damage resistant solution for use in OEM equipment that requires precise linear feedback of the cylinder position. Intellinder equipped Parker cylinders are able to support a […]

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J1939 sensors measure hydraulic flow, temperature, pressure

Webtec has introduced a series of new SAE J1939 CAN hydraulic sensors for OEM mobile and industrial applications where customers require real-time monitoring of hydraulic flow, pressure and temperature around the clock. Designed for closed loop control on high-pressure hydraulic systems, the sensors help users predict imminent hydraulic failure or they can be used to […]

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Original equipment gauges meet a higher standard

Ashcroft introduces the 8008A pressure gauge to industrial OEMs looking for a cost effective high quality gauge. This new durable instrument meets the recognized specifications of EN837-1 and ASME B40.100, ensuring accuracy and long term performance. A corrosion resistant stainless steel case along with liquid fill vibration dampening help extend the service life. The Ashcroft […]

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Demystifying transducers in fluid power

Transducer is a mystical word. Saying it emotes feelings of the word transmogrify, which itself describes the magical transformation of an object or person. The word transducer was certainly a mystery to me when I was a fluid power neophyte. I knew a transducer was some sort of electrical device, but I didn’t know how […]

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Curtiss-Wright introduces new CANbus rotary position sensor

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has announced the launch of the NRH27C, a non-contact rotary position sensor which is suitable for use on specialty on- and off-highway vehicles utilizing CANbus communications. Developed by Curtiss-Wright’s legacy brand of Penny & Giles, the NRH27C extends the company’s recently-introduced NRH271 and NRH272 family and shares many similar features and benefits. […]

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Noshok unveils new temperature products, improved delivery times

Noshok has announced re-engineered and expanded bimetal thermometer offering with cost reductions of up to 28% and significantly improved delivery times of 5-7 days. The company is also announcing a new battery operated digital temperature indicator, and flanged thermowells. Noshok’s new bimetal thermometers feature an improved design including a highly sensitve bimetallic helix coil which is silicone […]

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Linear displacement transducer from Ametek Factory Automation resists shock, vibration

The new GEMCO 958A embedded Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) from AMETEK Factory Automation was designed specifically with the needs of the mobile hydraulics market in mind. The rugged, rod style LDT is designed to fit entirely inside a hydraulic or clevis style cylinder and provide absolute analog feedback in the most-demanding applications and extreme operating […]

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Digital gauge monitors pressure the easy way

The new Ashcroft DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a 5 full digit LCD in ranges up to 1600 bar. Available in accuracies of 0.5% and 0.25% FS, this new design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include an IP67 enclosure, selectable units of measure, a 20-segment bar graph indicator, min-max, tare […]

CPI releases SL2000 subsea linear position sensor

Control Products Inc, East Hanover, N.J., has announced the SL2000, the world’s first harsh duty linear position sensor that is both deep sea submersible and ATEX and IEC-EX intrinsic safety rated. The sensor is designed for the unique needs of extreme endurance, high power hydraulic cylinders and accumulators such as those used in offshore oilfield […]

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Pressure transducers at IFPE 2017

Every three years, the fluid power world comes together at IFPE. This year’s event will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11, and it will offer designers the opportunity to see what’s new with pressure transducer technology. Here you can learn how they are constructed and used on mobile machinery. Below, you […]

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HYDAC raises the bar in portable hydraulic measurement

Mobile hydraulic measuring equipment requirements correlate with ongoing improvements in machine technology (providing for example, a greater number of functions, shorter production cycles, and higher process precision) and with higher expectations with regards to inspection, testing, fault finding and documentation (such as documentation for final machine acceptance). Furthermore, measurements now need to include events and […]

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LVIT inductive linear sensor for cylinder position feedback requires no magnet

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. The MR Series is designed to be a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for magnetostrictive sensors but with much more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, […]

Digitally compensated pressure transmitter range from TT Electronics

TT Electronics, global provider of engineered electronics, has announced introduction of its TPM Series of industrial pressure transmitters. Featuring digital compensation to provide accurate, reliable pressure measurements with…

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MHP Series Inductive Linear Position Sensor

Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP-7 series linear inductive sensors. These compact inductive linear sensors were designed to be…

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Standard utility or dry gauges

Midland Metal, a supplier of brass, stainless steel, and plastic fittings, valves, and hose accessories, has announced an expanded line of dry and liquid-filled gauges. Material Data: Black steel case and ring Plastic lens Brass inside and connection Face and pointer have aluminum finish Available with 1/8” npt or ¼” npt brass lower or center

The lowdown on gauges

This article was updated on March 16, 2016, with updated text and new images. What is a gauge? A gauge is any device designed to measure the intensity of a particular type of energy or quality. A light meter is a device that converts photon energy into electrical current so it can measure the intensity

Bluetooth embedded amplifier for proportional cartridge valves goes wireless

If you are of a certain age, you might remember when nearly every electronic device had a cord. You also might remember having been tripped, or tangled in those wires as well. In your home, the stakes were fairly low. That’s not usually the case in the field, where they can also pose real safety

What is a pressure gauge?

A pressure gauge is a fluid intensity measurement device. Pressure gauges are required for the set-up and tuning of fluid power machines, and are indispensable in troubleshooting them. Without pressure gauges, fluid power systems would be both unpredictable and unreliable. Gauges help to ensure there are no leaks or pressure changes that could affect the

MTS Introduces External-Mounted Model MXR Sensor for Off-Highway Equipment

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a global supplier of test systems and position sensors, announced that the Sensors Division introduced the Temposonics® MH-Series Model MXR linear position sensor, the latest addition to the company’s MH-Series for off-highway equipment. The Model MXR sensor provides customers with a way to realize the benefits of MTS’ non-contact Temposonics®

MTS Expands Product Offering to Include Hall Effect Sensors

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a global supplier of test systems and position sensors, announced that the Sensors Division has expanded its product line for mobile equipment to include the new Model HE hall effect linear position sensor. “By offering the Model HE sensor along-side our line of MH-Series linear positioning sensors, we are able

Measuring pressure with transducers

The measurement of pressure had once been a monopoly of Bourdon tube pressure gauges, and if you wanted to check the pressure at any location in a fluid power circuit, you had to go right to the source to install a pressure gauge at the location you wished to measure. The invention of test points

Magnetek, Inc. to Exhibit Mobile Hydraulic Wireless Controls at IFPE 2014

 Magnetek, Inc., a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems, will be exhibiting at IFPE 2014, co-located with Conexpo-Con/Agg at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., March 4-8. Visitors to the Company’s booth, 81147, located in the South Hall, will be able to test a variety of Magnetek’s wireless control demos,

Monitor Pressure the Easy Way

The new Ashcroft® DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a 5 full digit LCD in ranges up to 25,000 psi. Available in accuracies of 0.5% and 0.25% FS, this new design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include an IP67 enclosure, selectable units of measure, a 20 segment bar graph indicator, min-max,