August 17, 2017


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  • Top 7 pro tips to improve your hydraulic knowledge



    2017-08-03 15:07:19

    Nobody is born with innate knowledge of fluid power. It’s a tricky business, and is sometimes difficult to learn, especially if you don’t have an engineering background. The basics are clouded with misinformation, and even when you’re past the basics, there are infinite combinations of hydraulic components, requiring a deep


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  • Rexroth control system finds correct setting for profile extrusion presses



    2017-07-27 19:36:27

    Foshan Nanhai Jinli Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of aluminum and copper profile extrusion presses. The company switched to variable speed pump drives a few years ago, including Sytronix from Rexroth. With its dynamic characteristics, the efficient combination of highly dynamic servo drive and fixed displacement pump fulfills


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  • Aventics expands product range to include intelligent compact ejectors with display



    2017-07-24 16:36:34

    Aventics is expanding its project range for vacuum technology. In August 2017, the company will launch the ECD series with four compact ejectors. The new products, some of which are IO-Link-capable, will reduce air consumption significantly. The new ECD (Ejector Compact Display) series consists of four product versions: ECD-BV, ECD-SV, ECD-IV and


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  • HYDAC’s accumulator facility earns Pressure Equipment Directive certification



    2017-07-18 16:36:42

    Hydac bladder accumulators Since May 2002, pressure vessels that are manufactured for sale into the European Union are required to conform to the rules established by the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), also known as “CE.” The PED sets out the standards for the design and fabrication of pressure equipment and other


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Fluid Power

How does a hydraulic accumulator work?

2017-08-07 18:06:21

Hydraulic accumulators are energy storage devices. Analogous to rechargeable batteries in electrical systems, they store and discharge energy in the form of pressurized fluid and are often used to improve hydraulic-system efficiency. Bladder accumulators from Accumulators Inc. An accumulator itself is a pressure vessel that holds hydraulic fluid


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Rexroth’s North American GoTo program now up to 5,000 items

2017-08-07 18:06:21

For the 8th consecutive year, Bosch Rexroth’s GoTo Focused Delivery Program continues to grow, now offering more than 5,000 Drive & Control products for fast delivery. More than 99% of the products in the program ship in 10 days or fewer, with the same lead times in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The latest round of GoTo updates features


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How can hydraulic pressure intensifiers improve your system design?

2017-07-28 21:06:34

Reciprocating hydraulic pressure intensifiers generate higher pressure from a low-pressure hydraulic power source, helping to conserve energy, cost and space. By Anders Levinsen, Sales & Marketing Manager, ScanWill Hydraulic pressure intensifiers from Scan Will are available in many sizes, pressures and for a


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Spartan Scientific introduces IoT-enabled “Green and Dry” drain valve technology

2017-07-25 13:36:49

Marking a move forward with IoT-enabled technology, Spartan Scientific, Youngstown, Ohio, has introduced its new condensate removal drain valve technology with Wi-Fi capabilities that saves time and money with preventative maintenance. The CRDV/S and CRDV/S Wi-Fi Series keeps pneumatic systems, air compressor tanks and air lines free of


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Webtec recognizes long service achievements

2017-07-21 18:06:47

Mike Thomas (left) being presented with his long service award by Martin Cuthbert. Webtec LLC, the hydraulic measurement and control company, based in Milwaukee, has recognised the outstanding contribution made by two members of its U.S. team, Mike Thomas and Kevin Coulter. They have jointly achieved more than 50 years of service. Both Mike and


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Automation

HEIDENHAIN’s Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

2017-07-26 22:00:04

TNC contouring controls from HEIDENHAIN are popular with users thanks to their workshop-oriented operational design and conversational programming. And now, HEIDENHAIN’s compact TNC 620 control combines its advantages of field-proven HEIDENHAIN contouring controls with the latest in touchscreen technology. The TNC 620 control with


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Pneumatics system from FIPA creates safe injection molding and cutting solution

2017-07-26 21:06:22

When a well-known automotive manufacturer needed its front and rear wheel arches molded by an injection molding specialist, it turned to Proper Polymers, a South Carolina-based company that manufactures plastic parts using the injection molding process. The project presented considerable challenges, achieving a viable solution maintaining zero


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Aventics plant is named “Factory of the Year” in Hungary

2017-07-19 22:35:51

The Aventics location in Eger, Hungary can now call itself the “Factory of the Year 2016.” The Hungarian production location for the pneumatics specialist was honored in three categories, making Aventics Hungary Kft. one of the top-rated companies in Hungary. The award ceremony on May 5, 2017, in Budapest was thrilling: Aventics won


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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


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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.


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