April 29, 2017




  • Introducing the Next Generation of Pneumatics - Industry 4.0 Solutions from AVENTICS

    2017-04-25 13:06:11

    With the recent emergence of Industry 4.0 solutions & Industrial IoT, no other pneumatic manufacturer has adapted quite as well as AVENTICS. By always keeping an eye towards the future of manufacturing, AVENTICS provides a complete pneumatic product offering ready for the next industrial revolution. For more info, take a look at our AVENTICS

  • Product Spotlight: The Variable Volume Reservoir (VVR) from Smart Reservoir

    2017-04-25 13:12:32

    Hydraulic systems very often rely on reservoirs that are too large and too heavy. The VVR addresses these issues by offering a light, efficient and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by the bootstrap oil reservoir used in aerospace. The VVR was created to replace conventional atmospheric reservoirs in numerous applications. Acknowledging the

  • Hannover Messe update, Day 1: IoT takes center stage

    2017-04-24 21:06:10

    There’s always so much to see at the Hannover Messe, and this year is no exception to that rule. Some of the highlights: Parker unveils new “Voice of the Machine” platform Parker Hannifin Corp. unveiled its Voice of the Machine IoT platform today. This is an open, interoperable and scalable ecosystem of connected

  • Will Eaton be in hydraulics for the long haul?

    2017-04-13 21:05:32

    Recently, I read an interesting piece in Bloomberg about Eaton’s potential for a partial breakup in the near future. Specifically, the author surmises about the industrial giant’s eventual sale or spinoff of its vehicle division, which some analysts see as too cyclical of a market—and a bit of a drag on the company’s more


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Komatsu acquires Joy Global to expand mining business

2017-04-17 22:35:49

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Joy Global Inc. will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp. and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The company will continue to promote and invest in


Demolition Cutter Takes on Steel

2017-04-19 16:35:31

Whoever says hydraulics is a mature industry probably is not aware of the many innovative machines  that were introduced last month at ConExpo and last year at Bauma. The incredible capability of these machines relies heavily on cutting-edge hydraulics technology. Case in point is the MC200 Multi Cutter from Brokk AB. Brokk is well-known for


Hydraulics Helps Clear the Air

2017-04-19 15:05:33

Street sweepers have been a familiar sight on city streets for generations. However, most sweepers still use old-fashioned technology to remove dirt from our roadways. They spray water to prevent kicking up excessive dust, and they use rotating brushes to loosen dirt and debris and sweep it into a hopper for subsequent emptying. The sweepers we


Rittal Partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Modular Data Center Solution

2017-04-17 17:00:04

Rittal Systems Ltd. has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer Modular Data Center solutions to the global market. The go-to-market alliance will focus on the computing challenges related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge networks. Rittal’s portfolio of infrastructure solutions support the e ntire industry, from


How to quickly supply complex hydraulic systems

2017-04-14 19:35:34

Edited by Mike Santora How does one ensure engineers can quickly supply complex hydraulic systems based on customer demand, each with their own unique applications? The German engineering company Viereck & Co has done so by making smart design software a key part of the supply process. HydroSym software contains a complete library of standard



Integrated control system shortens custom development process

2017-04-24 16:30:15

Edited by Mike Santora Converting machine builder Curt G. Joa, Inc. keeps its multidisciplinary engineering team well staffed at all times. It must. The company’s current customer list includes global manufacturers who require custom machines that can take six to nine months to build. The machines are massive, occupying two floors with a


IBM Watson-powered QIHAN Sanbot Brings AI to Life at IBM Forum 2017

2017-04-21 15:01:42

Sanbot demonstrated smart card payments in retail solutions using a demo for an interactive coffee menu and language recognition using IBM Watson, as well as interacted with the event’s attendees to reveal how robotics will benefit the future. SHENZHEN, China--Earlier this month, IBM invited QIHAN Technology Company to showcase Sanbot, an


More Farmers Considering Drone Use

2017-04-20 14:30:07

Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.


SCHUNK EGL: Intelligent Gripping Module

2017-04-19 20:00:07

The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence. With variable gripping force between 50 and 600 N it is one of the most powerful and flexible mechatronic grippers on the market and was specifically developed for industrial applications. The SCHUNK EGL 70 mechatronic parallel gripper combines power and intelligence.


GE Uses OTTO™ Motors to Support Lean Manufacturing of Medical Equipment

2017-04-19 15:01:42

GE Uses OTTO™ Motors to Support Lean Manufacturing of Medical Equipment (Kitchener, ON, Canada - April 19, 2017) At GE Healthcare's 280,000 square foot Repair Operations Center in Milwaukee, WI, a fleet of OTTO™ self-driving vehicles are used to deliver parts to workstation cells to handle over 2,000 repairs of medical devices weekly.


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