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Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 3

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 3

Think you know the answer? Click HERE to submit. This teaser is printed in the Fluid Power Journal. Those who submit the correct answer..

04/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication

For more than 80 years, Klüber Lubrication has formulated tribological solutions for an ever-advancing industrial society. The company has..

04/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Problem: Pushing the Button

Problem: Pushing the Button

What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and held? What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and released with a..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
Problem: Necessary Pressure

Problem: Necessary Pressure

If the rotary actuator has four 4″ diameter cylinders as shown, what would be the necessary pressure to rotate the shaft with a..

09/30/2013 with 0 Comments
Designing and Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

Designing and Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

(and Convincing a Customer it is Worth it!) Machine builders and their customers are often at odds over machine pricing and how to address..

07/31/2013 with 0 Comments
Position Sensor Technology Comparison for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback

Position Sensor Technology Comparison for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback

Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have used one of three traditional technologies:  magnetostrictive,..

05/01/2013 with 0 Comments
Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 2

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 2

Deadline Past. Not Available for Submissions. Winner: Mike Stoltenow, CFPS, Comatrol, Easley, SC Answered Correctly: Edward Day, CFPPS,..

04/01/2013 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Phenolic wear bands were a mainstay in hydraulic cylinders, however due to the formaldehyde content, they have largely been replaced by..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
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
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