Fluid Power Journal

Choosing the Right Fluid Power Sealing Solutions for Construction Equipment

By Ryan Webster, Director of Sales and Engineering, Hallite Demand for heavy construction equipment is continuing to grow. According to a recent report, the …

Hydraulic Oil vs. Seal Lip Material

By George Barbin In a perfect world, our bodies would be able to rehydrate with either fresh or salt water, our skin would not be affected by UV rays, and …

The Effect of High Temperature on Sealing Material

Comprehensive Test of Water Glycol Fluids on Common Seal Materials Reveals Temperature-Related Issues By James Simpson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMM, Sales Manager, Oil …

Key to Surviving Hydraulic Failure

Seal failure is inevitable, and seals are 99% less likely to be on the inspection list. If seals are in an inspection program, then it has been determined that …

Automated Pneumatic Connectors

The company’s FI and FE internal and external automated pneumatic connectors have been expanded to include options with metric mounting holes, pilot ports, …

High-Temperature Seals

What is “high temperature” in hydraulic-sealing applications? Most hydraulic seals are NBR rated at 250ºF. So is anything over 250ºF high temperature? …

Vacuum Assist to Lift Single-Acting Vertical Hydraulic Cylinders

For discussion purposes, we will assume the cylinder is 4 inches in diameter, the rod is 2 inches in diameter, and all math figured here is approximate. This …

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