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Pneuchair Unveiled at Water Park

Pneuchair Unveiled at Water Park

A new waterproof motorized wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air was unveiled April 7 at Morgan’s Wonderland, a 25-acre …


IO-Link: A Step Toward Smart Manufacturing (11/16/2017) - By Sam Skelton, CFPPS Festo Corporation Control engineers and plant maintenance personnel responsible for machine design and maintenance are continuously inundated with information about new connectivity technology for automation. Although this flood of new ideas and concepts can be overwhelming, it does show that “smart manufacturing” is on its way, a statement most manufacturers would […]
MP Filtri Invests in Research and Testing Laboratory (11/15/2017) - MP Filtri, a company specializing in hydraulic filtering, recently invested 2.5 million euros in building a 1200 sq m laboratory for researching and testing its global-market products in extreme conditions. As a result of a recent agreement with Milan Polytechnic, through the Piacenza Territorial Pole, new return-line filter prototypes have been developed and used as […]
Quadrature Encoder Capability Added to New RMC200 Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controllers (11/14/2017) - Delta Computer Systems, Inc. announced its new Quadrature encoder input module (Q4) for the RMC200 motion controller. Each Q4 module has four incremental quadrature encoder input channels (A, B and Z) supporting RS-422, HTL, or TTL. Each input channel also has home and registration inputs with 5V or 24V signal levels and LEDs indicating encoder […]
DIN 24342 Proportional Flow Control (5000 psi) (11/13/2017) - This proportional control valve comes in sizes from 16 to 50mm and fits standard ISO 7368 and DIN 24342-cavity porting.  Control areas provide 4 millisecond response time and can close the poppet under a high-pressure load.  The valve has On Board Electronics. All you need to provide is a 0-10-volt command, which is proportionate to […]
Why We Need a Global Standard to Measure Shifting Time of a Control Valve (11/13/2017) - By Mary Dyksterhouse, Lab Manager at Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division, Nominated by the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to become the next convenor of TC 131/SC 5/WG 3 Pneumatic Control Products As technology continues to develop, we only want things to go faster. We care about how fast our cars are, how long we wait in line for […]
Exploring the New Frontier of Underwater Mining and Construction (11/9/2017) - By Ron Burg, Mechanical Engineer, Mahan’s Inc. The new frontier of underwater mining is experiencing rapid technological development. Innovation has proven to be an important element in the underwater use of construction equipment. By leading the way in breakthroughs in robotics, the industry is seeing a new dawn. Add to this the possible implementations of […]
Anchor Fluid Power Acquires Maxbar Inc. (11/8/2017) - Anchor Fluid Power, a supplier of flange and inline valve components for the fluid power industry, announced today it has acquired Maxbar Inc located in Houston, Texas.  Maxbar is the largest US distributor of Walther- Präzision products and specializes in quick connect couplings for a variety of industries including aerospace, subsea, oil & gas and […]
Bosch Rexroth Celebrates 50 Years in the United States (11/8/2017) - 2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting in 1967 with a small office in Easton, Pennsylvania and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough to build a hydraulics manufacturing facility 7 years later, the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in Bethlehem, PA at 2315 City […]
2017 IFPS Annual Meeting (11/6/2017) - The 2017 Annual Meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana was bursting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd. The 2018 Board of Director nominee slate was officially voted in during the annual dinner. These officers and directors will take their positions January 1, 2018. Optional tours of Horner Industries, The Great Escape Room, and the Indianapolis […]
Research to Watch: 4 Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor (11/1/2017) - This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power. The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic […]
Aqua AdventureSM Registration is Open! (10/30/2017) - Get pumped for the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. 2017/2018 season. In the AQUA ADVENTURESM Challenge, more than 40,000 children will navigate the uncharted waters of this important resource. Find out where the water you use in your daily life comes from and what happens on its way to you. Where will this current voyage take […]
Peninsular Cylinder Company Transforms the Way You Request Custom Cylinders (10/26/2017) - Peninsular Cylinder Company is proud to launch an electronic version of the application data sheet, a tool that will make it easier for customers to provide information necessary to receiving a recommended custom cylinder design from Peninsular. While outlining the user interface, Peninsular’s marketing team put themselves in their customer’s shoes and imagined the journey […]
NFPA Strengthens the Fluid Power Industry (10/26/2017) - A Message from the 2017-18 Chairman of the Board by Marc Weston, Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Danfoss Each June, the NFPA Board of Directors holds a strategic retreat where we talk about the many challenges facing the fluid power industry, and what NFPA is and should be doing to help our members address them. […]
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