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ISO 11727 Port Identification

ISO 11727 Port Identification

Dennis Bonacorsi- Chief Engineer (retired)- Numatics, Inc., Prior Member ISO TC 131/SC 5/WG 3 Pneumatic Valves Proper paths are a very …

International Fluid Power Society Announces 2018 President and Board of Directors (10/19/2017) - The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM, Cemen Tech Inc., was elected the 58th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dean will take office in January 2018. Dean has served as IFPS first vice president, IFPS vice president of […]
Problem: Bucket Cylinders (10/19/2017) - This is a sketch of a sandbox loader and bucket. Calculate the vertical distance that the bucket cylinders (2) should be mounted above the pivot points to match the required pressure of the boom cylinders. The bucket cylinders are mounted horizontally. Think you know the answer? Submit it at http://ifps.org/docs/education_training/fluid_power_math_teaser/answer.aspx This teaser is printed in the Fluid […]
2017 Milwaukee Regional Scheduled to Hit a Homerun (10/18/2017) - The first of NFPA’s 2017 fall regional meetings has been scheduled for Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 10. This lunch meeting will be held at Friday’s Front Row Grill at the Miller Park Major League Baseball Stadium. NFPA regional meetings are open to both NFPA members and non-members alike, and are not limited to those in […]
2017 ESA Fall Tech Conference in Phoenix (10/17/2017) - This year’s annual Equipment Service Association (ESA) Fall Technical Conference will be held November 8–9 in Phoenix, AZ at the Crown Plaza Phoenix Airport. The conference will feature seminars hosted by professionals, elite education, training, premium networking opportunities and shop tours. Also in Phoenix, an IFPS Fluid Power Specialist Certification review will take place on […]
Energy Savings with “E-motion” (10/16/2017) - Servo-Electric Pump Drive Optimizes Hydraulic Presses — From a Technical and Energy-Efficiency Perspective A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a servomotor is an energy-efficient solution that delivers highly dynamic performance typically with double-digit energy savings. The press manufacturer Lasco uses this servo-electric pump drive for solid and sheet metal-forming presses. “Our new servo technology provides […]
ISO 4406: Method for Coding the Level of Contamination by Solid Particles (10/12/2017) - By Barry Verdegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cummins Filtrations, Inc. and Chair, ISO TC 131/SC 6 It has been estimated, in commonly available literature1, that between 75 and 90 percent of hydraulic system failures may be attributed to contamination issues. Automatic particle counting provides a cost-effective way to monitor fluid cleanliness levels and ensure reliable equipment operation. […]
FIRST Celebrates Next Generation of World-Class Problem Solvers at Class Festival of Champions (10/11/2017) - FIRST celebrated middle and high school students from around the world who have received the highest honors during its most recent FIRST season at the 2017 FIRST Class Festival of Champions in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, July 29. The Festival included a robotics event at SNHU Arena in Manchester, the same city where FIRST held […]
Hyflow Controls Announces Partnership with Vibo (10/10/2017) - Hyflow Controls Inc, a global supplier of professional hydraulic parts has announced a strategic partnership with Vibo Hydraulics, an enterprise specialized in hydraulic power units. Vibo Hydraulics is rated one of the top three Original Equipment Manufacturers in China. With over 14 years of experience, Vibo Hydraulics is a leading enterprise in power units, manifolds, […]
Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller Upgrades Railcar Wheel Assembly (10/9/2017) - By Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems Inc. PLCs are very flexible, but machine builders that need precision hydraulic motion control, coupled with data acquisition during the machine cycle, can benefit by selecting an electro-hydraulic motion controller that is specialized for the task. Consider, for example, the manufacturing of wheel and axle assemblies for the railcar manufacturing […]
Rotary Sensors Detect Steering Position on Electric Lift Trucks (10/5/2017) - NRH272 rotary position sensors from the Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division’s brand family of Penny & Giles have been specified for use on a range of British-designed and manufactured electric forklift trucks from Nexen Lift Trucks. The Challenge Aisle width in warehouses is being reduced to maximize storage space within a building footprint, and many lift-truck manufacturers […]
FIRST Announces John Deere as Strategic Partner (10/4/2017) - FIRST announced John Deere is now a strategic partner that has significantly expanded its support of the organization over the last five years, and joins more than 20 companies in the top-tier level for sponsorship. John Deere’s support began for the 2011-12 season when it sponsored 45 teams in the U.S. and expanded its support […]
2017 Tech Directory Listing (10/2/2017) - Download our 2017 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file.
2017 ICUEE (10/1/2017) - October 3-5, 2017 • Louisville, Kentucky The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is a premier event for utility professionals and construction contractors to gain comprehensive insight into the latest technologies, innovations, and trends affecting their industry. Strong exhibitor support has pushed the Expo to record size, with […]



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