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Phenolic wear bands were a mainstay in hydraulic cylinders, however due to the formaldehyde content, they have largely been replaced by..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

12/26/2012 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
Telescopic Cylinders

Telescopic Cylinders

The single-acting telescopic cylinders have been engineered with machined hard stops to guarantee reliable stopping at the end of every..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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