• How And Why To Monitor Hydraulic Filter Condition

    2016-07-26 07:57:43

    Continuous monitoring of the filter elements in a hydraulic system can provide valuable clues to the performance of the filter and the condition of the system. But before discussing this, let's consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of common filter locations in a hydraulic system.

  • Expertise Meets Affordability: Introducing Zimmer GPP1000 Gripper Series

    2016-07-25 12:45:59

    Are you looking for a reliable gripper with an unbeatable price/performance ratio? Well look no further because Zimmer Group has just introduced their brand new Gripper Series GPP1000. Unlike its competition, this highly affordable gripper offers a 100N gripping force in three different strokes, 4mm, 8mm, and 16mm per gripper jaw.

  • ABB announces 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider Award winners

    2016-07-19 17:42:13

    Awards recognize select Value Providers for innovation, outstanding performance and leadership AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (July 19, 2016) - ABB, the global power and automation technology group, is pleased to announce the 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider award winners. The awards were presented during ABB's annual Robotics Value Provider

  • Aventics Offers Next Generation Technology for the Industrial World

    2016-06-27 14:26:58

    Aventics is a manufacturer of Pneumatic and Hydraulic products specifically pneumatic cylinders, pressure control valves, and other valve technology. Moving a big manufacturing location to Lexington, KY in June of 2014 is now increasing the ability for fast lead times and superior regional support. There are a few new products in particular however


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Improving The Reliability of Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensors

2016-07-25 22:57:39

Today's highly demanding industrial applications for linear position sensors in hydraulic cylinders sometimes exceed the limits of survivability for standard product designs. Heat, extreme cold, physical impact, shock, vibration, liquid ingress, corrosion, and other challenges can lead to premature sensor failure and unsatisfactory service life.


How To Make Sense Of Case Drain Flow From A Hydrostatic Transmission

2016-06-28 06:26:56

One of our readers recently wrote me regarding the following problem:"I tried one afternoon and evening to determine what was wrong with a hydrostatic transmission by monitoring case drain flow and was confused by the readings I was seeing. There was a flow meter in the transmission pump outlet and another in its case drain that always showed


CONEXPO and IFPE to get bigger?

2016-05-23 20:12:42

Posted by Paul Heney on Monday, May 23, 2016 · Leave a Comment   If you’ve never attended the CONEXPO/IFPE shows, let me tell you something—they’re enormous. How big are they? Well, they spread across pretty much the entire Las Vegas Convention Center (which is pretty gargantuan to begin with) and then they spill


The hydraulics of injection molders

2016-05-23 18:42:32

Carl Dyke • Contributing Editor Precise metering and responsive force control are the name of the game in this specialized fluid power application. Seals are expertly designed to keep hydraulic oil from leaking into the plastic molding process. Plastics injection molding machines feature a hydraulic system that must provide reliable


3D-Printed Excavator to Debut at IFPE 2017

2016-05-19 20:03:41

At the joint CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) scheduled for March 2017 will spotlight some of the most innovative products to likely shape the future of the construction industry. One of the main displays embodying the shows’ theme, “Imagine What’s Next,” will be the first fully functional



Why Is My Compressor Room So Hot?

2016-07-25 16:57:41

Posted by Paul Heney on Monday, July 25, 2016 · Leave a Comment   Good ventilation is essential to reliable compressor operation. The physics of compressed air dictates that heat must be generated if air is compressed. The amount of heat depends on the size of the compressor. For example, a fully loaded 25 hp compressor will produce


What's More Efficient? Reciprocating Compressor or Screw Air Compressors?

2016-06-27 19:57:30

Often, when it comes to choosing an air compressor for a service shop, there is a choice between types and sizes of compressors. Do you choose a standard reciprocating compressor or do you go with a more modern lubricated screw? But depending on the way you use your compressed air, and how the compressor is installed, the operating costs may be


Industrial Internet of Things Focal Point for Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit at 2016’s Industrial Automation North America

2016-05-20 00:23:44

Senior level discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be the focal point for the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit held during Industrial Automation North America 2016, which is co-located at IMTS from September 12-17, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Themes for the one-day conference on Wednesday, September 14


Why is there water in my compressed air system?

2016-05-18 14:45:49

Receiver tanks can easily fill with water if they are not protected by condensate drains. Depending on inlet conditions, air compressors can produce lots of water. If this water is not removed, it can travel through your piping and overwhelm your air dryer (if you have one). The water will rust steel pipes, and act as a solvent for compressor


The New GP 5000 Gripper Series is Here | 30 Million Cycles - 3X Industry Standard

2016-05-16 13:55:09

Sommer Automatic is now part of Zimmer Group. One of the largest selections of gripper technology in the U.S. is here. Check out the industry changing Zimmer 5000 Series Grippers with new steel-on-steel dovetail guide-ways for an even stronger and more reliable hold than any gripper in the industry.


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