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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 …

Civil Service: Modernizing the Hydraulics in Dams and Locks

By Parveen Gupta, Director of Large Projects, and Milan Milunovic, Senior Application Development Engineer, Large Projects, Bosch Rexroth Corporation Our …

Hydraulics Offers the Advantage for Heavy Equipment

By Emily Newton, Editor in Chief, Revolutionized.com. Hydraulic and electric heavy equipment motors are two popular options for companies’ machinery needs. …

Piab’s piSAFE Helps Safe Lifting of Heavy Products

By Andrea Bodenhagen, Global Ownership Content Manager, Piab. In the automotive industry, safety of operations plays an important role, particularly when …

Under Surveillance: Testing Vehicle Steering and Fan Drive Systems

By Martin Cuthbert, Managing Director, Webtec. Power-assisted steering is now common on all types of on-highway vehicles. While electric steering systems are …

The Acid Test: Judging a Hydraulic Fluid’s Performance

By Joshua Dickstein, Technology Deployment Manager –  Industrial Oils, The Lubrizol Corporation. Hydraulic fluids serve two primary functions: transmitting …

Integrating the Hydraulic Filter Catridge on the Manifold: Can It Work?

By Gordon Weiler, Vice President of Sales, Daman Products. Traditionally, adding a filter to a hydraulic system has meant plumbing an inline filter housing as …

Keys to Success: 8 Building Blocks of Smart Fluid Power Systems

By Will Healy III, Regional Marketing Manager – Americas, Balluff Inc. Manufacturers working to improve asset utilization and machine availability while …

Electric Shock: Off-Highway Isn’t Done with Hydraulics

By Alan Hitchcox, Technical Communications Specialist. Bobcat’s new T7X skid steer loader is all about sustainability. As with other heavy equipment recently …

Roth Hydraulics Accumulators Essential to Bühler Die-Casting Machines

With the Carat 840 and the Carat 920, Bühler, of Uzwil, Switzerland, is further expanding its range of die-casting solutions. They are the most powerful …

Case Study: Building Seaworthy Hydraulic Cylinders

By Peter Claessens, Customer Support & Supply Chain Manager, Danfoss Power Solutions. Floating liquefied natural gas vessels are used in offshore …

The Odd Couple: A Component that Floats Your Boat

A Component that Floats Your Boat By Brad Longmuir, Regional Sales Manager, Holmbury Inc. When the COVID pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, lots of things …

Winds of Change: Hydraulic Turbines Generate Green Energy

By Michelle Berdusis, Wind Energy Business Development Specialist, and Mark Barnes, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Des-Case Corporation. …

Law Firm: Manufacturers Must Consider Prescription Meds Case by Case

By Kathryn J. Russo, Jackson Lewis P.C. Manufacturers that conduct workplace drug and alcohol testing must be careful when addressing drug test results and …

Improving Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Equipment

By Emily Newton, Editor in Chief, Revolutionized.com. Improving heavy equipment fuel efficiency is a common goal among company owners and fleet managers. …

SIKO Position Sensors Used for Movie Special Effects

By Michaela Wassenberg. Draw-wire encoders are not the kind of component normally associated with motion picture production. But draw-wire encoders from SIKO, …

Emerson Executive: The Journey to Sustainability

Improving pneumatic efficiency is a key step. By Hakan Erdamar, Group President of Discrete & Industrial, Emerson. People all over the globe are taking …

Case Study: Reducing Contamination in a Hydraulic Grinder

By Otto G. Knottnerus, President, Harvard Corporation A Midwestern engine manufacturer was experiencing high contamination levels in the hydraulic oil of a …

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