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“Lifting” a 48,000-ton Platform in the Open Ocean

“Lifting” a 48,000-ton Platform in the Open Ocean

It was the biggest assignment employees at Bosch Rexroth in Boxtel had ever faced, and it took more than two years to carry it out. But …


Hydraulic Oil Receives RDE 90345 Fluid Rating (7/21/2017)

PANOLIN HLP SYNTH 32 from The PANOLIN Group is the first rapidly biodegradable hydraulic oil to obtain the Bosch Rexroth RDE 90245 fluid rating. It was also the first hydraulic oil to obtain the “Blue Angel” environmental award around 20 years ago. Its inclusion on the Bosch Rexroth list means that HLP SYNTH now also […] Read More

Increase Your Professional Value with Online Training (7/20/2017)

By Kristine Coblitz, Editor, Fluid Power Journal The digital revolution is changing the way we do business. Time-management apps help us to productively and efficiently tackle our workload; social media adds a personal touch to client communication; and emerging technology advances the value of our equipment and machines. But what about us, the professionals who […] Read More

FPEF Scholarships Now Managed by NFPA Foundation (7/19/2017)

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO I want to make sure that NFPA members who are also Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) supporters are aware of the recent announcement about the future of the FPEF’s very popular and successful fluid power scholarship program. This program, which provides $2,000 scholarships to qualified students studying fluid power at 2-year technical […] Read More

Yates Industries Announces New Hires (7/18/2017)

Yates Industries added two members to its inside sales team: Stacie R. Weissert has been named inside sales manager where she manages the inside sales team and coordinates daily activities. She has seven years of experience. Martha Carr has been added as a customer service representative. She has been in customer service for 18 years […] Read More

Pneumatic Cylinder ISO Standards (7/17/2017)

Let’s start with a little background on the ISO committees. ISO TC131 is the committee responsible for fluid power. One of the groups underneath TC131 is subcommittee 3 (SC3), which is responsible for cylinder standards. Underneath this are the working groups that put together the standards for cylinders. Currently there are three active working groups: […] Read More

Poclain Receives Award by Caterpillar in India (7/16/2017)

Poclain Hydraulics PVT Ltd., part of POCLAIN Group and based in Pondicherry, India, successfully met the challenging requirements of the CAT SQEP certification process and obtained the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process – Platinum Certification Award for 2016. Poclain Hydraulics PVT started its relationship with Caterpillar by supplying the MSE02 motors to Caterpillar BCP Sanford […] Read More

Hengli Expands to New U.S. Facility (7/15/2017)

On May 1, Hengli America started operating from its newly acquired 47,000 sq.ft. facility located in Bolingbrook, Ill. Since 2012, the company, a subsidiary of Hengli Hydraulics headquartered in China, has focused on developing customers within the U.S. hydraulics industry. The new facility will allow the company to support all products sold in North America […] Read More

SPS-Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou 2017 Achieves Record Visitor Attendance (7/15/2017)

SPS-Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 1-3, 2017, ended with record-breaking attendance at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The event welcomes 545 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. Covering the latest selection of robotics, machine vision, sensors and measurement, connectivity systems, drive systems and control technologies, these cutting-edge products attracted […] Read More

Ritter Technology Acquires Fluid Systems Engineering (7/14/2017)

Ritter Technology, LLC acquired the business of Fluid Systems Engineering in Clinton Township, Mich., which has been serving the automotive, industrial, and governmental markets for nearly 56 years. This acquisition strengthens Ritter’s commitment to providing engineered hydraulic and pneumatic products to its customer base in the greater Detroit area. Terms of the acquisition were not […] Read More

WABCO Plans New Engineering Center in Hanover (7/14/2017)

WABCO Holdings Inc. laid the foundation stone for its new Engineering Innovation Center in Hanover, Germany. Starting in 2018, approximately 450 employees will work in an area of 11,500 sq. meters on technologies and systems for commercial vehicles worldwide. In addition to laboratory and testing rooms, office spaces will be created, helping to make the […] Read More

The Case for Using Radio Frequency Remote Controls in Mobile Machines (7/13/2017)

Let’s Set the Stage: You are an operator of a concrete pump that is delivering concrete to the top of a six-story building. You need to move the nozzle into position and have the ability to start and stop the flow of the concrete into the forms that your crew has built. Screaming “Turn it […] Read More

CCEFP Fluid Power Research Webinar Series (7/12/2017)

“Co-Simulation: The Road to a More Precise Model” The CCEFP webinar series continued with a presentation on May 24 with Celine Cabana, technical account manager at FD-GROUPS America, Inc. The topic was “Co-Simulation: The Road to a More Precise Model,” which detailed a dynamic simulation study of the complete hydraulic system for the MPG (Multi-Purpose […] Read More

Bishop-Wisecarver Celebrates a Decade as FIRST Sponsor (7/11/2017)

Bishop-Wisecarver Group, celebrated a decade of support to STEM education in 2017 as it continues to sponsor the FIRST® Robotics programs. The company, a Diamond Supplier at the national level supported four regional teams, in addition to donating wheels and tracks for the 2017 competition. These products are offered to all teams who then have […] Read More

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