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Case Study: Developing a Water-Hydraulic Process Valve

  From Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. Applications in the process industry make high demands on all components. The components must meet hygienic …

Checked: Avoiding Hydraulic Hose Disasters

By Mike Rutan, Product Development Manager, PIRTEK USA. For essential businesses everywhere, equipment is their lifeline. If one piece isn’t working, it can …

Without Skilled Tradespeople, Who Builds It?

By Gordon Kolasingh, Chief Operating Officer, Orange Seal. Imagine for a moment you’re an architect or an engineer meticulously drafting your grand design. …

All Around the World: Circular Sustainability for Fluid Power

By Michael Cook, Global Segment Director for Off-Highway & Segment Manager Fluid Power in the Americas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. In today’s …

Carry On: Fluid Power Keeps Pace with Material Handling

By Wendy Wu, Product Manager Hydraulic Hose & Couplings, Industrial Europe, Gates. Material handling takes place at every stage of the supply chain. It …

Choosing a Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluid

By Ronald Knecht, Global OEM Manager – Hydraulics & Lubricants, Quaker Houghton. When lubricants operate under pressure, there is a risk of small leaks …

3 Trends Impacting Heavy Equipment Markets

By Emily Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Revolutionized. Staying abreast of highway construction trends is essential for anyone who operates or manages heavy …

Case Study: Wireless Controls for Tracked Carrier

By Ben Stoller, Business Development Manager, Columbus McKinnon. As a family firm of crane specialists, John Taylor Crane Services of Bedfordshire, U.K., …

The Versatile Remedy: Pressure Compensated Flow Control Valves

By John Kelly, Engineering Manager, Kelly Pneumatics. A pressure-compensated flow control valve is designed to provide a constant volume flow rate regardless …

It’s All Right: Precision Lubrication for Food and Beverage Hydraulics

By Kate Harnage, MLTI, MLAII, Lubrication Engineer SME, Des-Case Corporation Hydraulic systems harness, control, and transmit power in many industrial …

Pulp (non)Fiction: Hydraulic Maintenance in Paper Manufacturing

  By Timothy McCrea, Market Segment Manager, Aftermarket Hägglunds, Bosch Rexroth Corp. Hydraulic drive systems are heavily used in pulp mill and wood …

Additive Manufacturing: Now Is the Time to Get Started

By Jordan McDowell, Content Strategist, KBM Advanced Materials. Is your company exploring the possibilities of additive manufacturing? As 3D printing becomes …

A Friend Indeed: Hydraulic Fluid That’s Safe for the Planet

By Benjamin Garmier, Vice President, Renewable Lubricants Inc. As companies develop alternates to traditional lubes and greases, there is often confusion about …

Electrohydraulics: On the Road to Zero

.By Miguel Onandia, Electro-Mobility & Services Sales Manager, Poclain. The off-highway equipment market is undergoing a strong zero-emission trend in line …

Stamp of Approval: Testing Fluid Power Seals

By Chuck White, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hallite Seals Americas. Seals play a vital role in fluid power because they allow for the containment of …

4 Tips for Attracting Young People to Manufacturing

By Artem Kroupenev, VP of Strategy, Augury. No one needs to tell you that there’s a significant labor shortage in manufacturing. You need only look to your …

3 Ways IoT Improves Component Efficiency

By Emily Newton, Editor-in-Chief, Revolutionized. Professionals who use fluid power equipment today have numerous goals, improved fluid power efficiency …

The Stepper 12: A Game Changer in Proportional Flow Control

By Patrick Byce, Marketing Manager, Canfield Industries As you drive along the highway, you glance down for a moment to adjust the heat and look up just in …

On the Safe Side: How Pneumatics Protects Our Food

By Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager, Norgren. In February, the Abbott baby formula plant in Sturgis, Michigan, closed due to concerns that its formula …

One for the Road: Providing Power on Demand

By Michael Pyper for Bucher Hydraulics Regulations for road vehicles in the European Union are becoming increasingly stringent. To reduce CO2 emissions, …

Slippery Slopes: Snow Groomers and the Curduroy hills

By Mauro Mezzina, Global Sales and Application Leader, Industrial Division, Danfoss Power Solutions Providing optimum conditions for snow sports requires a …

Six Words That Will Improve Recruitment

By Matt Fieldman, Executive Director of America Works. Up and down busy streets nationwide, the same six-word banners stand outside in front of hundreds of …

A Look at Uncommon Hydraulic Connectors

Robert Mackey, General Manager, MAIN Manufacturing Products. Numerous issues can arise when installing or repairing hydraulic presses. Because the expense of …

Screen Test: New Standards for Assessing Hydraulic Filters

By Paul Klick, Global Hydraulic and Bulk Fuel Product Manager, Donaldson. A dump truck that can’t dump isn’t worth much.  That is why, with the current …

No Pressure: Finding the Right Transducer for Your Hydraulic System

By Bob Atwood, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, GP:50. Many hydraulic or pneumatic systems require continual feedback of system pressure to ensure …

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