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Problem: Sheet Metal Shear

Problem: Sheet Metal Shear

This month’s problem is to convert a manually operated sheet metal shear to operate on pneumatics. Looking at the diagram, you will see..

12/26/2012 with 0 Comments
Problem: Standard Size Cylinder

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder

The figure shows a door to open with an air cylinder pushing at a 45-degree angle. The door is 48 inches high and weighs 100 pounds. It..

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Problem: Size An Accumulator

Problem: Size An Accumulator

Size an accumulator that will supply the total flow to a cylinder for one cycle in and out. Give the answer in gallons. Given information:..

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Fluid Power Systems Conference 2012

Fluid Power Systems Conference 2012

November 27-29, 2012 • Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Rosemont, IL Hosted by the Download Presentations OPENING REMARKS Pat Maluso, IFPS..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Hose Abrasion

Hose Abrasion

When an operation relies on hydraulic hose, evaluating it for potential abrasion is paramount. Industry and user experience agree 70% of..

12/24/2012 with 1 Comment
High-Temperature Seals

High-Temperature Seals

What is “high temperature” in hydraulic-sealing applications? Most hydraulic seals are NBR rated at 250ºF. So is anything over 250ºF..

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Money Wasted Due to Air Leaks

Money Wasted Due to Air Leaks

ONE THING I FIND in maintenance costs is money wasted due to air leaks that drive a compressor runtime through the roof and the electric..

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In the “Heat” of the Moment

In the “Heat” of the Moment

IN THE “HEAT” OF THE MOMENT of a pneumatic system troubleshooting exercise, skilled workers frequently overlook the most important..

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What’s in Your Toolbox? – Digital Measuring Tools

What’s in Your Toolbox? – Digital Measuring Tools

As technology advances, prices tend to become more affordable. Digital measuring tools have advanced into the 21st century. What was once..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Vacuum Assist to Lift Single-Acting Vertical Hydraulic Cylinders

Vacuum Assist to Lift Single-Acting Vertical Hydraulic Cylinders

For discussion purposes, we will assume the cylinder is 4 inches in diameter, the rod is 2 inches in diameter, and all math figured here is..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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