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Tracking and Maintenance Tool

Tracking and Maintenance Tool

PTS Pro is the company’s latest addition to its Parker Tracking System (PTS) suite of products. From the easy-to-use Asset Management..

07/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines – ISO/TS 17165-2

Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines – ISO/TS 17165-2

Hydraulic hose and hose assemblies require careful selection, fabrication, installation, and maintenance to reduce the likelihood of..

06/30/2014 with 0 Comments
Ceramic Air Valves Reduce Maintenance Cost

Ceramic Air Valves Reduce Maintenance Cost

The story line has been repeated endless times: maintenance personnel have to deal with directional control valves that stop working far..

04/25/2014 with 0 Comments
Rethinking The Venturi Tube

Rethinking The Venturi Tube

The differential pressure gauge is one of the most overlooked and forgotten measurement instruments in the industry. This is surprising..

08/29/2013 with 1 Comment
Good Housekeeping Keeps Solenoid Valves Happy

Good Housekeeping Keeps Solenoid Valves Happy

The health of any motion control system is only as good as the health of its components. Because of their small size, solenoid valves can..

03/01/2013 with 0 Comments
Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system..

02/28/2013 with 1 Comment
Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators, and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of..

02/01/2013 with 1 Comment
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
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