Hydraulic power units show their environmental side

MJC Engineering is a custom machine tool builder in Huntington Beach, Calif. that specializes in metal-spinning machines for applications such as sheet spinning, flow forming, wheel spinning and rotary forging. The company’s machines produce end products such as car wheels, aircraft engine housings, spacecraft fuel tanks, and welding gas cylinders. They typically use very large

Hydraulic hybrid powers fuel-efficient tug

Engineers take a novel, low-risk approach to marine propulsion with a hydraulic hybrid design. Much like the trend in mobile-equipment markets over the last decade, shipbuilders and their suppliers have made steady, incremental improvements in terms of vessel performance, fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Many in the marine industry are now pushing the next wave

Servo-electric pump drive optimizes hydraulic presses

A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a servomotor delivers highly dynamic performance, often with sizeable energy savings. Machine-tool manufacturer Lasco Umformtechnik, based in Coburg, Germany, is taking advantage of such servo-electric pump drives in its latest solid and sheet-metal forming presses. Lasco recently delivered a deep-drawing press supplying 800 tons of force at up to

New Leybold vacuum pumps are robust, flexible

Industrial and research applications increasingly rely on dry and robust vacuum systems that can be tailored to a specific task. The new air-cooled SCROLLVAC plus vacuum pump from Leybold, Cologne, Germany, is said to do just that. The SCROLLVAC plus, which is an oil-free, dry running “fore” vacuum pump, qualifies for a variety of demanding

Linde Hydraulics introduces new generation of bent axis motors

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG presents the new generation of bent axis motors at Agritechnica 2017, continuing its tradition in this motor segment. The new bent axis motors—the variable displacement motors (CMV) and fixed displacement motors (CMF)—are characterized by their high power density and speed capability. Renown for use in agricultural and construction machinery, […]

2775 Series pressure/vacuum pumps

Gardner Denver THOMAS is pleased to announce the release of its 2775 series variants: 2775CE50 (115/60/1) and 2775CGHI50 (230/60/1 & 220-240/50/1). These oil-less twin WOB-L piston units are RoHS compliant and can be used for either pressure or vacuum operation. They are versatile enough for market applications ranging from Cable Drying to Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment. […]

Efficient design in industrial hydraulics

Efficient– (of a system or machine) achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. “Efficient.” en.oxfordictionaries.com. 2017. Sometimes a simple dictionary reference can explain better in a few words what may take me a paragraph or more. I think we can all agree on the definition of efficient, especially in this day and age, where cars,

New overhung load adapter from Zero-Max features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts

The all new Zero-Max model 650 overhung load adaptor features heavier duty bearings, stronger shafts and longer profile. Designed to provide more radial and axial load support for hydraulic motors and pumps, this new model 650 meets the more robust requirements of today’s motor applications. This new SAE B model 650 is in the middle […]

Quiet and efficient gear pumps offer a competitive edge

Gear pumps are widely used in applications ranging from injection-molding machines to wind-turbine power plants. The new QXEH Series internal-gear drive units from Bucher Hydraulics are said to offer a performance advantage over other gear pumps, thanks to several engineering features. These include: The QXEH Series non-compensated design permits long and symmetrical pressure build-up sections

Parker’s PGP130 gear pumps supply high pressure in tight spaces

The Gear Pump Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced the launch of the PGP130 series product line, a fixed displacement external gear pump. PGP130 series pumps fit where space is limited, and are capable of delivering high pressure fluid transfer for a number of segments including site construction, mini-construction, road construction, truck, mining, agriculture, and oil […]

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Compact double pump from Bosch Rexroth suitable for closed circuit applications

Bosch Rexroth has launched the A21 VG 35/45, a compact double pump for closed-circuit applications featuring an efficient back-to-back design that allows for installation in applications with very limited mounting space. The pump has a wide range of control options available to achieve the best fit, form and function to machine requirements. The result is two […]

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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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Vane pump features low speed capability

Eaton has launched its new VSQ (Vane-Speed-Quiet) pump series designed to provide operators with a minimum speed range of 0-50 rpm to decrease energy usage and improve efficiency in dynamic industrial applications like injection moulding or metal forming. The new VSQ vane pumps combines the features of vane pumps with 0 rpm low speed capable architecture to […]

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Muncie expands its low-speed, high-torque motor line with MH series

Muncie Power Products Inc. has expanded its line of low speed high torque motors with its latest addition – the MH Series. The MH Series low-speed, high-torque motor is available in 16 displacement sizes. Its roller gerotor design reduces sliding friction between the rotor and stator. The roller gerotor design provides smooth performance, high efficiency […]

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Three-pump hydraulic circuit powers forest harvester

The new 8-wheel-drive 931XC (Xtreme Conditions) forestry harvester from Komatsu America, Chattanooga, Tenn., is reportedly built to deliver high performance, particularly on steep, rough or soft terrain. One notable feature, according to the company, is the 3PS three-pump hydraulic system. It provides significantly higher hydraulic working flow at low engine speeds than comparable machines—which combines […]

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Danfoss launches K2 axial piston pump

Danfoss Power Solutions is updating the Series 45 pump portfolio with the addition of the K2 frame axial piston pump. The smaller K2 frame, 25-45cc, has been reduced in length by up to 20%, width by up to 10%, and weight by up to 30%, offering customers a smaller solution that continues to provide maximum […]

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FluiDyne Fluid Power expands its stock A4V Series

FluiDyne announces the re-launch of its A4V series piston pumps. They carry a complete line of A4V piston pumps that are available in displacement of: 40, 71, 125, 180, 250. Their units are used in many different applications: agriculture, forestry machinery, construction, on-highway, commercial vehicles, offshore, marine, wind/ocean energy, automotive and more. FluiDyne’s A4V pumps […]

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Bosch Rexroth launches A30VG variable axial-piston pump

The A30VG, a new axial piston variable pump from Rexroth, is universally compatible with the BODAS mobile electronics product range. It’s compatible with controllers from series 3x and higher, as well as current pressure sensors. The pump can be adjusted mechanically, the output flow of the pump is proportional to the swivel angle of the […]

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Danfoss debuts new generation of ORBITAL X motors at IFPE

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its Orbital X product line at the IFPE trade show in Las Vegas last week. The new Orbital X program OMP X and OMR X motors mark the first new product introduction since Danfoss acquired White Drive Products in September 2016, elevating Danfoss Power Solutions to the top position in the worldwide […]

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New radial piston motor from Rexroth: shorter, stronger, more efficient

Rexroth is expanding its range of direct drives for compact tracked loaders and other tracked vehicles with the new MCR-T radial piston motor in frame size 10. The newly designed unit is approximately 20% shorter than conventional radial piston motors on the market and offers around 10% higher starting torque for more tractive force. For […]

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Hydraulic pumps at IFPE 2017

The triennial IFPE trade show and conference begins next week at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Slated for March 7-11, this event features nearly 500 fluid power exhibitors and gives attendees a chance to see the latest in hydraulic pump offerings. Here you can learn how they are constructed and used on mobile machinery. Below, you will […]

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Hydraulic motors at IFPE 2017

The triennial IFPE trade show and conference is in less than two weeks at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Slated for March 7-11, this event features nearly 500 fluid power exhibitors and gives attendees a chance to see the latest in hydraulic motor offerings. Here you can learn how they are constructed and used on […]

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Hydraulic wave-energy system operates underwater for over a year

Ocean-energy electric generators like wave- and tidal-power systems hold lots of potential for the future of renewable, carbon-free energy. Among the advantages, waves have a much greater energy density than does wind. Power plants can be relatively small and located near coastal cities, limiting transmission distances. And wave energy is much more predictable than wind

Predictive maintenance for radial piston motors prevents downtime in the rubber industry

As roll mills run in three-shift mode almost continuously, machine availability plays a hugely important role. Failures on a single machine ultimately delay the entire production process and thus cause extremely high costs. To prevent this, machines are normally maintained after a certain number of operating hours. On its new roll mill, KRAIBURG wanted to

Remote service with augmented reality decreases maintenance downtime

A unique virtual reality tool from Bosch Rexroth provides hydraulics maintenance and service professionals with immediate advice from product and application experts. The company’s Hägglunds Insight Live service uses augmented reality to give customers access to a Bosch Rexroth service expert easily, without waiting, travel or high costs. Using either a smart phone or a […]

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