July 27, 2017




  • Compact | Connected | Complete...The CytroPac from Bosch Rexroth

    2017-07-11 12:25:05

    With its groundbreaking and elegant design, CytroPac from Rexroth offers an entirely new approach. CytroPac is the first compact hydraulic power unit to provide optimized hydraulic performance within such a compact, drop-in ready design. It is ready to be networked with multi-Ethernet and Industry 4.0 connectivity, and is as much as...

  • Case Study: Putting Sun Hydraulics at the heart of hydraulic regenerative braking systems

    2017-07-11 12:31:20

    Their patented system works on the same basic principle as other parallel hybrid vehicle systems - capturing kinetic energy from braking, storing it and releasing it for acceleration during takeoff.  But Lightning Systems does it with hydraulics, which is far better suited to...

  • New Product: LEANTECHNIK launches their linear gear rack lift drives in North America

    2017-07-11 12:36:07

    It has been touted as one of the more innovative products in recent times, and the possibilities of its application are truly endless. Linear gear rack drives from LEANTECHNIK convert rotation into linear motion and their modular design allows multiple options. The quadrilateral rack with roller bearing drives have a high exact positioning for

  • An aluminum factory keeps a Kentucky town afloat — and keeps America safe

    2017-07-06 15:01:47

    The blue-collar town of Hawesville, Ky., is home to less than 1,000 people. But don’t let its size fool you — Hawesville is also home to an essential part of America’s defense industrial supply chain. {media_1} The Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville is one of just five primary aluminum smelters remaining in the United States. It


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Proper hydraulic system maintenance: organize your documentation

2017-07-07 16:35:50

Organizing your system documentation, including manuals, schematics, bills of material, etc. helps in proper hydraulic system maintenance. If you’re looking to improve your hydraulic system maintenance program, you must begin by organizing your documentation. The experts at CD Industrial Group (CDIG) explained in a recent webinar that they


The IoT on the job site

2017-07-07 12:05:49

I occasionally find myself in situations where I have to defend the Internet of Things to a nonbeliever. That person may be a skeptical engineer who sees it all as marketing-speak or an acquaintance who isn’t entrenched into the manufacturing world. I do agree that there’s a degree of the IoT marketing bandwagon—where anything


Lightweight piston accumulators used in hydraulic systems for hybrid powertrains

2017-07-05 15:05:48

Hydraulic energy recuperation with hydraulic accumulators responds to demands for increasingly energy efficient and fuel-conserving solutions. Developers at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies have succeeded at significantly reducing the weight of high-pressure and low-pressure piston accumulators thanks to a special construction design and a new


How are caps and plugs used to protect hydraulic systems from contamination?

2017-06-30 16:36:43

Image courtesy of Essentra Components Although seemingly simple devices, protective plastic caps and plugs are critical in protecting hydraulic systems from dirt, moisture, corrosion and damage during manufacturing, shipping and storage. Experts agree that 75 to 85% of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within


Fluid power and the age of digitization

2017-06-21 16:36:28

Not too many years ago, one could still find a small number of IoT skeptics amongst fluid power professionals. Today, however, it’s become difficult for those last few IoT holdouts to substantiate their apprehension. There are the companies that have embraced IoT potential, and made it a core innovation initiative, and there are those that



Teaching Robots to ‘Feel with Their Eyes’

2017-07-07 15:01:31

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science: Burka hopes to build up a database of one thousand surfaces to help coach robots on how to identify objects and also to know what they’re made of and how best to handle them.


How Dimic Steel Tech Cut Their Programming Time In Half

2017-07-06 22:31:22

Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California cut their programming time in half by using OCTOPUZ software. Read on to find out how. Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California uses OCTOPUZ to program their robot, a KUKA KR 16 for MIG welding, from start to


Case Study: Flex uses mobility to stay lean

2017-07-06 17:30:06

Two mobile robots independently transport goods internally in the Austrian location of Flex, one of the world’s leading technology companies. The automation of these monotonous tasks keeps processes lean, efficient and flexible and takes the strain off the employees and enables them to devote more time to more important activities.


New Service Helps Robotics Companies Drive Revenues & Grow Business

2017-07-05 17:30:07

Service Advantage is a substantial addition to Ricoh’s services suite that offers businesses access to its global network of highly skilled and certified services employees to assist with lifecycle management for electromechanical devices.


Retired Army Ranger and Robot Sidekick Conduct Special Ops for Toyota

2017-07-03 12:30:06

-First North American In-Home Trial of Robot to Aid Paralyzed Veteran -Ongoing Robotics Research Designed to Help People with Limited Mobility -Toyota Showcases Robot at NASCAR Race Honoring Veterans DAYTONA, Fla., June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Decorated U.S. war veteran Romulo (Romy) Camargo starts his day like most of us. He wakes up, gets a


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