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WISE UP: The Future of Fluid Power Is Smart

By Kevin P. Vanderslice, Director of Sales, ifm efector Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 are common buzz words these days. They focus on real-time data …

At the Crossroads: Smart Sensor Connectivity

By Dennis B. Carstensen, Senior Business Development & Portfolio Manager, Danfoss Global industries are at a crossroads. Urbanization and globalization are …

Equal Footing: Swing-Axle Cylinders Manage Uneven Terrain

Marcel Knobloch, Sales Product Promotion, Bucher Hydraulics The new generation of swing-axle cylinders from Bucher Hydraulics. Mobile machines have to meet …

Examining the Path Toward a Driverless Tomorrow

By Jeff Jurgens, Director of Product Stewardship, Association of Equipment Manufacturers— Autonomous equipment offers significant benefits with respect to …

Lights! Camera! Hydraulics!

Entertainment Applications Take the Stage By Jordan McDowell, Content Strategist, G&G Hydraulics Corporation Hydraulic systems have many applications in …

What to Look for When Selecting Compact Air Cylinders

Exploring the configurations, sizes and internal components that can make or break cylinders in short-stroke applications By Troy Sanders, National Sales …

The Wow Factor: Hydraulic Cylinders in Entertainment

By Tony Casassa, Engineering Manager, Aggressive Hydraulics When thinking about hydraulic cylinders, typically the first applications that come to mind are …

The Unvarnished Truth: Contamination Control Makes Servo Valves Click

Richard Trent, Regional Sales Manager, and Raymond Weaver, CFPHS, District Sales Manager, Hy-Pro Filtration Tissue paper is manufactured by various companies …

TSN Technology Boosts Digital Manufacturing

New functionalities reshape industrial communications —By Thomas Burke, Global Strategic Advisor, CC-Link Partner Association Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) …

How Mobile IoT Can Benefit Hydraulic Systems

By Emily Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Revolutionized— The mobile Internet of Things network concerns infrastructure to support low-power connected devices that …

Absolute Advantage: Proportional Valves for Pressure Regulation

By John Kelly, Engineering Manager, Kelly Pneumatics For decades, electronic pressure regulators (or IP transducers) have been a staple of pneumatic control …

Selecting Hydraulic Solenoid Valves

By Jordan McDowell, Content Strategist, G&G Hydraulics Corporation— Hydraulic solenoid valves are popular in industrial and commercial applications. …

Family Friction: Lubrication Management Grows Up

Michael Cook, Fluid Power Technical Specialist, and Beth Figliulo, Segment Manager Fluid Power, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions  Performance, efficiency, and …

The Aging Workforce: 4 Ways Manufacturers Can Prepare Themselves

By Julie Davis, Senior Director of Workforce Development, Association of Equipment Manufacturers According to a study by the Manufacturing Institute, the vast …

Take Measures: 10 Tips For Sizing Rodless Pneumatic Actuators

By Andrew Zaske, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Tolomatic Inc. There are many important points to consider when sizing rodless pneumatic cylinders. Some …

Damage Control: Managing Fluid Contamination in Mobile Hydraulic Systems

By Tom Fistrovich, OEM and Mobile Market Business Development Manager, Des-Case Corporation For companies that rely on mobile equipment as part of their normal …

AEM Encourages Manufacturers to Seek WANTO Grants

Efforts to empower women to seek training through quality pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs, as well as pursue non-traditional …

Supply Shortages Continue to Abound

By Sue Doerfler, Senior Writer, Inside Supply Management Magazine— Supply chain complications and shortages have been a hot topic among supply management …

Selecting Pneumatic Valves

By Gilbert Welsford Jr., Founder of ValveMan.com Pneumatic valves are one of the most popular varieties of actuated valves. The devices are clean, efficient, …

Shifting Gears: Converting to an Electrohydrostatic Transmission

By Philippe Tottoli, E-mobility Program Marketing Manager, Poclain Low- and zero-emission vehicles are making their way from the roads to the off-highway …

On the Border

Boundary Lubrication in Cylinder Seals By Andrew Iddeson, Global Technical Director, Hallite; and Chuck White, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hallite …

Vote Of Confidence: Choosing the Right Seal for a Hydraulic Pump

By Corey Holloway, Sales Manager North America, Anyseals, Inc. In recent months, seal suppliers for distribution and maintenance and repair markets have …

Improving Cybersecurity in Manufacturing: What to do (and why it matters)

From the Association of Equipment Manufacturers — Cybercrime has exploded over the past decade. No organization is immune – not even a small, obscure …

Preparing Students for Industry 4.0

By Ido Yerushalmi, CEO, Intelitek Even before COVID-19, there were upward of two million unfilled manufacturing sector jobs in the U.S. There were simply not …

Count on It: Run-Time Monitor Racks Up the Miles

  From Webtec Not too many years ago, the only status indicators in automobiles were a coolant temperature gauge, a voltage or battery charge indicator, a …

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