Cleveland-based Applied Industrial Technologies celebrates 95th anniversary

Applied Industrial Technologies is celebrating 95 years of success and leadership in industrial distribution, specializing in providing bearings, power transmission products, engineered fluid power solutions, and other industrial supplies to MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. Since its beginning in 1923, Applied has focused on being a value-added distributor of high-quality products from […]

MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium announces half-day seminar on smart sensors

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) has announced the next in its series of informative technical seminars.  The March 2, 2018 half-day seminar, to be held at the downtown Milwaukee Intercontinental Hotel, will feature a keynote address by sensor industry marketing expert Roger Grace of Roger Grace Associates. The title […]

New hydraulic brake packages from Twiflex

Twiflex now offers a variety of  standard and custom hydraulic brake packages to meet the static holding and dynamic (emergency) stopping duty requirements of many types of applications including elevators, ship loading gantry cranes, escalators, metal mill ladle cover hoists, amusement rides, conveyors, cold steel mills, ski lifts, and more. Twiflex brake packages combine world-class Twiflex spring […]

Motion Industries announces three senior management changes

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries President and CEO, announced the following promotions: Randy Breaux was promoted to EVP of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing. The increased […]

Microtrenching lets utilities keep pace with internet demand

It’s not exactly news that the demand for instantaneous, high-speed internet connections is growing by leaps and bounds with no sign of easing up anytime soon. As a result, the number of fiber-optic installations is rapidly increasing as carriers scramble to bring fiber cable directly to homes, businesses, schools and government facilities. In North America […]

AEM acquires data analytics company Hargrove & Associates

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that it has purchased Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates, Inc. (HAI) a data processing and business analytics company. At a time when the innovative use of data is transforming the manufacturing industry, the acquisition allows AEM to enhance and build upon its statistics program to better meet the needs […]

Canfield Connector launches hydraulic valve connector

The new series 5K DIN valve connector from Canfield Connector is compatible, versatile and dependable and enhances two of its product lines. An innovator in the manufacturing of electronic devices, Canfield Connector offers the 5K connector without the integrated gasket design to promote version compatibility with the company’s MCCR (Multiple Control Connector Receptacle) and its […]

The 6 most popular mobile hydraulic stories of 2017

So-called IFPE years are always new generators in fluid power—and mobile hydraulics in general. And true to form, it’s been an active year, from product introductions to corporate mergers. But what were the most viewed stories posted this year on Mobile Hydraulic Tips? We did some research, and interestingly, they were mostly basics-type features. Here’s […]

Air Hydro Power acquires Powermotion Inc.

Air Hydro Power Inc. of Louisville, Ky., has acquired the assets of Powermotion Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. This acquisition included a ParkerStore in Birmingham. With the addition of AHP’s product lines, Powermotion will have a complete automation, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hose and fittings offering. Beau Carter, current president of Powermotion, said that the acquisition is, “a […]

Teams progress ahead of NFPA’s 2017-18 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

  The NFPA Vehicle Challenge kicked off this September with twelve teams from universities across the United States participating. The teams just recently completed their individual Midway Review calls in which they were judged on their design objectives, vehicle design, fluid power circuit design, selection of hardware, results and incorporation of analyses, and stage of […]

Gates offers tips on hydraulic safety

A free Quick Reference Safety Guide is now available from Denver-based Gates Corp. The handy reference outlines preventive maintenance practices and offers safety tips for anyone working with and around hydraulic hoses and couplings—including machine operators, service technicians and even equipment designers. According to the company, Gates experts created the Guide to help improve hydraulic […]

Kraft Fluid systems adds industry veteran to lead Wisconsin sales effort

Kraft Fluid Systems has announced the addition of Steve Chapin as regional manager for the newly acquired Wisconsin business market. Chapin brings 25 years of hands-on hydraulic equipment and integrated systems experience with him from major companies in the industry. Chapin joined the Kraft sales team in October after a successful position with a global […]

New explosion proof PVE-EX electrohydraulic actuator

PVE-EX series actuators are certified for use in explosive atmospheres and incorporate closed loop spool position control and event monitoring technology for reliable control, making them an ideal solution for mining and the offshore oil and gas market. Approved and certified according to ATEX and IECEx standards, the PVE-EX enables the use of PVG valves […]

Delta enhances support for test system applications

Motion controller manufacturer Delta Computer Systems, Battle Ground, Wash., announced that its RMCTools motion control software now features XY plotting, in addition to plotting variables over time. Engineers value XY plots in a number of ways in manufacturing and testing applications, according to Delta officials. The tool can now produce stress-strain curves. It can be […]

Bucher flow dividers offer higher precision

With a deviation of just 1.5%, new flow dividers from Bucher Hydraulics, Klettgau, Germany, offer higher precision compared to their more-conventional counterparts. The new versions complement an extensive product family of the company’s MT series of flow dividers. These automatically operating units split a volume flow into two part-flows that can vary within certain limits. […]

Daman Products supports Fluid Power Action Challenge

Daman Products is committed to improving the educational experiences of young people in the community, and one way it is stepping up to the plate is by supporting the Fluid Power Action Challenge. The NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge helps seventh and eighth grade students build critical thinking and problem solving skills by using mechanical […]

More accolades earned for AEM’s Tech Experience at IFPE

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) continues to earn best in class recognition for its innovative new Tech Experience at CONEXPO-CON/AGG/IFPE 2017. The latest honor is the Experience Design and Technology Awards’ top prize for Best Outdoor Event in 2017. The Experience Design & Technology Awards, from Event Marketer, is the world’s only marketing awards […]

What’s the advantage of buying a cylinder through a manufacturer or distributor?

We asked Josh Cosford, who works for Higginson Equipment, which is both a manufacturer and a distributor this question: What’s the advantage of buying a cylinder through a manufacturer or distributor? We see the challenge of some of our suppliers that offer all their products online. When it comes down to it, these things are […]

Holmbury couplers make simultaneous hydraulic connections

The MP series of multiplate couplers from Holmbury, Eastlake, Ohio, lets users simultaneously connect multiple hydraulic lines. The MP Series inherits the benefits of Holmbury’s flat-face coupler design. The product is currently available with a 4- or 6-port design. The devices feature connect-under-pressure male couplers that permit bidirectional flow. The couplers are circlip mounted and […]

AEM announces ‘I Make America’ award winners

A record number of equipment manufacturing industry companies were recognized for their outstanding commitment to advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) recent Annual Conference. Thirty companies received AEM’s highest honor for their participation in I Make America, the association’s national grassroots campaign that advances the equipment manufacturing […]

Enerpac introduces new multi-stage telescopic hydraulic cylinders

Enerpac has introduced its new series of Multi-Stage Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinders designed for long cylinder strokes in confined spaces. The telescopic cylinders feature a multi-stage rod built from a series of nested steel tubes of progressively small diameter. The long stroke, multi-stage telescopic cylinder is particularly suited for extended lift heights when clearance is limited. […]

Ohio Transmission Corp. acquires PK Controls

Ohio Transmission Corp., an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of PK Controls Inc. PK Controls, located in Plain City, Ohio, is a leading engineering and services company that specializes in factory automation and controls. PK Controls’ extensive full-service, technical experience in customizing automation solutions for customers from […]

Kaman Distribution Group names new president

Kaman Corp. has announced that Alphonse J. Lariviere, Jr., 58, has been appointed to serve as President of the Company’s distribution segment effective immediately, assuming the position previously held by Steven J. Smidler. Lariviere has served in various roles with Kaman Corporation since 2004 most recently as SVP – Finance & Administration of the Distribution segment. […]

Hydraulic valves for explosive atmospheres

Potentially explosive mixtures of gas, vapor, mist or dust aren’t unusual in many chemical and petrochemical plants or, for example, in mines. Thus, it is necessary to ensure a high level of protection against explosion for every component on equipment used in these industries, according to officials at ARGO-HYTOS, Zug, Switzerland. When using hydraulic components, […]

Sun Hydraulics introduces Bluetooth-configurable electro-hydraulic drivers

Sun Hydraulics has introduced the first product in the company’s new line of low-cost, high-performance electronics developed in conjunction with recently acquired Enovation Controls of Tulsa, Okla. Sun’s new XMD Bluetooth-Configurable Electro-Hydraulic Drivers are both CE and E-Mark rated, achieving 100-V/m radiated immunity (Level 3, Class A) for the most demanding applications. That means they’re […]