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2020 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2020 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find an off-highway supplier? Search by product category

Understand Flow Control Valves

The terms speed control and flow control are often used interchangeably to identify a valve with the primary function of limiting the velocity of an actuator. …

Retrofitting Component Connections

The following is a composite of familiar situations drawn from engineering calls. A press goes down and the plant finds a temporary solution. A component …

The Functional Safety Revolution In Electrohydraulics

SIL & PL Certified Digital Proportional Valves Digital technology has changed our lives and is a central focus of the industrial sector. It is the basis …

2020 IFPE Supplement

The purpose of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is to be the leading international exposition and educational resource dedicated to the …

Vacuum Level & Volumetric Flow Rate

The following is an opinion article written by Dane Spivak of Davasol Incorporated, an industrial brand management firm with many clients, one of which is …

Turning Cylinder Failure into Real Value: 10 Key Factors In Selecting A Repair Facility

By Billy Rebman, Repairs Manager, EHA When you have cylinder failure, you must decide whether to buy new or repair. The benefits of repairing may include …

Stamped: Understanding the acronym and use it for hose assembly

Proper hose or tubing assembly component selection is critical to a safe hydraulic system. A simple guideline for proper selection is the word “STAMPED”. …

2020 Photo Contest

New AX Piston Pumps and Motors Overcome Limitations of Modern Hydraulic Units

By Kyle Capello and Joel Fornell, Bucher Hydraulics Piston pumps and motors have been established in the market for many years. They are one of the main …

How Alternative Coatings Can Boost Performance in Hydraulic Systems

By Beth Figliulo, Fluid Power Segment Manager, and Michael Cook, Fluid Power Technical Specialist, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Taking a holistic approach to …

Counter Balance Valves: Part 2

SIZING FOR CONTROL In Part 1, I covered the force balance in the counterbalance valve and how to calculate the release pressure.  But what happens once the …

CCEFP Summit Brings Fluid Power Collaboration To UW-Madison

In October 2019, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) held its biannual Summit on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. This network …

IIoT and The Automation of Cylinders in the Fluid Power Industry

By Linda Caron, Global Product Manager, Parker Hannifin Addressing the problem Cylinders have been the workhorse of industrial machinery since the late 1700s. …

The Role Of Robotics And Cylinders In The Fluid Power Industry

By Bud Haver, President, and Chadwick Conte, Senior Marketing Strategist, Peninsular Cylinders When you hear the term “automation” your mind immediately …

Vacuum Control Valves & Actuators

The following is an opinion article written by Dane Spivak of Davasol Incorporated, an industrial brand management firm with many clients. This article is …

Preventative Maintenance of Pressure Regulators

Air regulators keep the operating pressure (downstream pressure) approximately constant regardless of fluctuations in either the upstream pressure or the air …

4 Automation Advances Energize the Field of Pneumatics

SMART-SENSOR NETWORKS OPTIMIZED ELECTRIC AND PNEUMATIC ARCHITECTURES CONFIGURABLE DEVICES, AND IIoT ARE THE TRENDS HAVING THE GREATEST IMPACT By Frank Langro, …

Integration of Ferrous Density and Particle Count for Automated Ferrography Analysis of Abnormal Wear Conditions

By D. Walsh, K. Caldwell, and T. Barraclough, Ametek Spectro Scientific, Inc. Introduction The presence of wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is a …

Hydraulic Hose Maintenance

Hoses are aligned and secured to achieve maximum possible performance. The pressure rating and quality of a hose can be used to predict its service life. Not …

Pascal’s Law and Counterbalance Valves: Part 1

Counterbalance – verb: “to oppose or balance with an equal weight or force” Counterbalance valves serve a very important role in hydraulic system …

The Holy Grail of Motion Software: Easy and Flexible

By Jacob Paso, Motion Product Development Manager, Delta Computer Systems, Inc. In the hectic world of industrial automation, engineers have little patience …

Thinking Outside the Box

How In-House Manufacturing Helps Fluid Power Distributors Grow Their Business By the Epicor Distribution Team, Epicor The days of distributors succeeding based …

2019 Tech Directory Listing

Download our 2019 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer for a specific product? Search by product category …

Your Cylinder Doesn’t Get Enough Respect

By Brian Rooney, Professional Engineer and President, Westcoast Cylinders Inc. While multi-pump tank units and glass-enclosed control rooms get all the glory, …

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