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Problem: Vehicle Rod Sizing

Problem: Vehicle Rod Sizing

In designing a vehicle to go down the road at 60 mph, one must know the drawbar pull of the vehicle. This is a combination of drag..

08/04/2014 with 0 Comments
The Pressure Is On!

The Pressure Is On!

Most industrial vacuum applications involve the picking up or transfer of products, such as vacuum pick-and-place or material conveying...

02/28/2014 with 0 Comments
Don’t Ignore the Basics

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Workers at a small fiberglass manufacturer implemented some good efficiency measures a few years ago, yet some basic elements of their..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
How Clean Is Your Hydraulic Fluid?

How Clean Is Your Hydraulic Fluid?

Of all the oil-lubricated assets found in industrial plants, hydraulic systems are by far the most sensitive to contamination. Put simply:..

10/23/2013 with 1 Comment
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
Mid-Pressure Range Pump

Mid-Pressure Range Pump

The V40M axial piston pump has been designed for open circuits in mobile machines and has a displacement volume of 2.75 in.3/rev. Its swash..

06/28/2013 with 0 Comments
Electronic Pressure Switch

Electronic Pressure Switch

The MEP switch offers advanced control to improve safety, extend equipment lifecycles, and reduce maintenance costs. The single-switch..

06/28/2013 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
Differential Pressure Transducer

Differential Pressure Transducer

The AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure transducer is for use in explosion-proof and non-incendive areas. Featuring all 316L and Inconel..

03/01/2013 with 0 Comments
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