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Beware Design Cost and Space-Saving Pitfalls of an Undersized Reservoir

Beware Design Cost and Space-Saving Pitfalls of an Undersized Reservoir

The improved oil-cooling technology of recent years has resulted in many hydraulic reservoirs being designed to reduce initial cost and..

09/16/2014 with 0 Comments
Spur Gear Pump Displacement

Spur Gear Pump Displacement

So you need to replace an unlabeled external gear pump originally sold by Cro-Magnon Hydraulics during the First Crusades, and sadly you..

02/20/2013 with 0 Comments
Wear Band Materials and Pressures

Wear Band Materials and Pressures

Phenolic wear bands were a mainstay in hydraulic cylinders, however due to the formaldehyde content, they have largely been replaced by..

02/20/2013 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..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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
Keep That Pressure Under Control!

Keep That Pressure Under Control!

Machinery in a plant often operates at pressure settings higher than that actually needed to get the job done. Elevated pressure settings..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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