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Making Installation Easier with Hydraulic Plug-In Connections

By CEJN Construction and agricultural equipment OEMs continually seek manufacturing improvements and efficiencies for their products and assembly lines. Areas …

Test Your Skills: Calculate the Kinetic Energy

It is common practice to position shock absorbers to cushion loads attached to air cylinders, rather than to subject the air cylinders to shock loading …

Stressed Out: Extending the Life of Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensors

By Henry Menke, Operational Sales Support & Digital Information Manager, Balluff Inc. Magnetostrictive linear position sensors are the dominant technology …

2021 Systems Integrator Directory Listing

Download our 2021 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a systems integrator supplier? Search by product category HERE. …

Wireless Pneumatic Solenoid Valve Interfaces

Solutions to wiring problems  By Mark Arnold, Electronic Product Sales Manager, SMC Corporation of America  Electrical connections for pneumatic solenoid …

The Vacuum Cup Holds the Key

By Dane Spivak, Engineering Manager, Davasol Inc. There are countless types of vacuum cup models in existence, and choosing the right one for an application …

Knowing Where to Look for Contamination

Proper training in preventative maintenance reduces system failures. By Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPSD, Applications Manager, RHK Hydraulic Cylinder Services The …

4 Common Misconceptions About Cobots

By Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director/CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity It has been nearly six decades since the first …

The Right Hydraulic Fluid Reduces Fire Risks in Aluminum Plants

By Ronald Knecht, Global Strategic Product Line Manager, Hydraulics & Lubricants, Quaker Houghton Whatever the manufacturing facility, a fire is among the …

Seal of Assurance: Zero-Leak Systems Wipe Fluid ‘Weepage’

By Harlan Hart, Technical Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, U.S. A variety of factors, such as a desire for higher efficiency, are driving manufacturers …

BionicSoftArm Lifts and Grips Like Nature Intended

By Karoline von Häfen, Head of Corporate Bionic Projects, Festo Like its two predecessors – the Bionic Handling Assistant (2010) and the BionicMotionRobot …

Test Your Skills: Size a Rotary Actuator

Rotary actuators are used to provide a partial rotation or pivoting action to a component where the space available is not practical for a cylinder and …

Pneumatics Gets a Grip on Robotic Tooling Applications

By John Ross, Vice President of North America Sales, PHD Inc. Most applications today incorporate both robotic and fluid power components. These two …

Understanding Current Loop Output Sensors

4 to 20 mA current loops made easy From Alliance Sensors Group For analog sensor data transmission, a 4-20 mA current loop is a very common method to convey …

Driving for Safety in a Truck Suspension

By Valerie Chhokar, Marketing Manager, Lynch Fluid Controls Buying a vehicle is a significant purchase. Consumers want to be sure the manufacturer has tested …

Fluorescents Shine a Light on Leaky Hydraulic Systems

From Spectronics Corporation Every year excessive volumes of hydraulic fluid are lost due to leaks, resulting in equipment downtime, contamination, energy …

Test Your Skills: Understand the Application of Regenerative Circuits

Regeneration is a general term that describes what happens when exhausting hydraulic fluid from the rod side of an actuator is directed back into the pressure …

Slip-In Logic Valve Circuits: An Art and a Science

By Jon Rhodes, CFPECS, CFPAI, President, CFC Industrial Training Art and science blend to form the efficient and demanding modern hydraulic circuits used in …

Predictive Intelligence and Monitoring Keeps Pneumatic Components Running

By Jeremy King, Product Manager for Vacuum and Sensing, Bimba For more than a century, workplace managers have pondered and proposed processes to increase …

2020 Tech Directory Company Listing

Download our 2020 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer? Search by product category

Vacuum Gripping and Pick & Place for Wood Surfaces

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

Stepper Technology Boosts FireFighting Efficiency

By Pat Byce, Marketing Coordinator, Spartan Scientific Flames begin to blaze and a fire engine pulls up within minutes, complete with professionals ready to …

Optimizing Efficiency to Meet Emmissions Regulations

By Dierk Peitsmeyer, Product Portfolio Manager Bucher Electronics The European Union has stipulated that CO2 emissions must be significantly reduced. …

Hydraulic Cylinder Cushions Fight Mechanical Shock

By Tony Casassa, Application Engineer, Aggressive Hydraulics Every day, hydraulic cylinders work to push, pull, tilt, raise, and hold loads on diverse …

Eliminating Water Contamination in Air Systems

By Michael Schapoehler, Product Technology Manager, Airline Hydraulics Corp. In the dog days of summer, people often say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the …

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