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2016 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest

2016 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest

The Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest was created to commemorate the wonder of fluid power and the talented professionals who …


figureitout-logo Elevator Stopping (6/23/2016)

A simple circuit was designed to lift a service elevator up from the basement to the third floor. The HPU had a pressure-compensated pump and a three-position proportional directional valve. A proximity switch was used at each floor to signal the small PLC that, in turn, would signal the valve amplifier card to start de-acceleration […] Read More

james-clements Engineers Must be Uniquely Prepared for the Future (6/20/2016)

A Q&A with Clemson University President Dr. James P. Clements Q: What is engineering’s role in keeping America competitive in the global economy? A: Engineers are the critical link between theory and application. They take ideas out of the lab and translate them to technology that can be used in the real world. To remain […] Read More

nef3 Clemson Elevates Engineering, Brings National Engineering Forum to South Carolina (6/16/2016)

Industry, government, and academic leaders from the greater Greenville region gathered on February 18, 2016 for a NEF regional dialogue marking South Carolina’s place in American engineering. Clemson University and its president, Dr. James P. Clements, hosted the event at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, with executives from Boeing, GE Power, Duke […] Read More

products3 Grease Injection Pump (6/13/2016)

The high-pressure hydraulic Dyna-Star grease injection pump is designed for wireline, slickline, and wire rope applications. It is capable of operating at pressures up to 10,000 psi, even with low flow rates, and reduces freezing, stopping, and stalling. The pump requires about one-third of the energy of pneumatic pumps, and operates more quietly. It is […] Read More

products Servo Pump (6/13/2016)

The Sinamics servo pump for hydraulic machines is built upon the company’s standard components such as the S120 drive platform and distributed I/O, providing increased machine output and reduced energy costs. Other features include reduced noise when compared to a variable-capacity pump or control valve, smaller oil tank volume, reduced dependency on oil temperature, and […] Read More

products2 Ultrasonic Diagnostics (6/13/2016)

The Spectroline® MDE-2000NC Marksman™ II ultrasonic diagnostic tool converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible, natural sound, allowing technicians to “hear” even the smallest leaks. To ensure accurate diagnosis, the tool uses a three-step approach: Step 1: The receiver converts inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible sound using heterodyne circuitry. Step 2: Sound Signature Technology […] Read More

Local Entrepreneur is New Owner of Charlotte-Area PIRTEK Franchise (6/9/2016)

Viresh Sitapara, a local business owner and engineer, is the owner of PIRTEK in Gastonia, North Carolina. The center features four 24/7 mobile service vehicles and is staffed by a team of five fluid transfer solutions technicians. The service center is one of three in North Carolina, with one in Greensboro and another in Charlotte. […] Read More

Enerpac Wins Contract to Build Rotor Removal System (6/9/2016)

Enerpac has been awarded a contract from S.T. Cotter Turbine Services to build a rotor removal system that will provide a tool to reduce the time and labor needed during removal and installation of a generator’s rotor. The hydraulically actuated system will improve the efficiency and safety of turbine field maintenance. Read More

National Oilwell Varco Sponsors “Impact A Hero” Event (6/9/2016)

National Oilwell Varco (NOV), together with Impact a Hero, hosted the fifth-annual NOV sporting clay shoot on October 30, 2015 at Westside Sporting Grounds in Katy, Tex. The event raised more than $65,000 for the Impact A Hero organization. With more than 330 participants in attendance and more than 40 sponsors showing support, it was […] Read More

Trelleborg Opens Technology Resource Center for Engineers (6/9/2016)

“The Knowledge Center” by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions was developed to bridge the gap between design engineers’ needs and standard technology documentation, bringing useful information together as part of one digital portal. It is aimed at design engineers working in industries that require sealing technology, including fluid power, chemical processing, oil and gas, automotive design, and […] Read More

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