May 26, 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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A cause for optimism in fluid power?

2017-05-12 21:06:10

It’s been the heart of trade show season the last few months, with the triennial IFPE and the annual Hannover Messe and Offshore Technology Conference keeping the fluid power manufacturing community—not to mention us in the media—quite busy. It is always great to get out and see the new technology firsthand, to put your hands on


Hydraulic test benches used in production, research

2017-05-11 21:31:11

The hydraulic test benches are a mark of distinction in the Parmafluid production line—the highest levels of technology at the service of the best known component manufacturers of the sector. We can test pumps, valves, distributors, cylinders, hoses for use in production or research. We propose innovative solutions for ever greater


What shortens the lifespan of hydraulic hoses?

2017-05-11 18:31:08

Not following proper procedures in putting together a hose assembly will definitely shorten that hose’s lifespan. Not properly routing or securing a hose will also result in reduced life. Making the correct selection that is compatible to your fluid, to your ambient conditions is another critical area. If you need a hose that is


Vane pump features low speed capability

2017-05-11 15:31:13

Eaton has launched its new VSQ (Vane-Speed-Quiet) pump series designed to provide operators with a minimum speed range of 0-50 rpm to decrease energy usage and improve efficiency in dynamic industrial applications like injection moulding or metal forming. The new VSQ vane pumps combines the features of vane pumps with 0 rpm low speed


Tie rod cylinders feature linear cushioning

2017-05-09 21:31:12

ZHZ Series of tie-rod cylinders have maximum operating pressure of 160 bar, piston diameters from 25 mm to 200 mm. The DIN/ISO 6020/2 compatible cylinders feature multiple mounting options, are equipped with linear cushioning. Ground, hardened and hard chrome-plated piston rods are standard, and are equipped with Viton seal as a



New lightweight micro gripper designed for small fragile part assembly

2017-05-15 14:30:07

A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed for small, fragile part assembly. The MGR brings operation force 10 gram or less capability into range. Light moving mass reduces impact force during small product placement. New lightweight micro gripper designed for small fragile part assembly A lightweight micro gripper, the MGR5 was designed


OSU College of Engineering establishes institute for robotics, intelligent systems

2017-05-15 17:00:11

It’s called the CoRIS Institute, short for Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Institute director Kagan Tumer said the new center would conduct research in robotics and artificial intelligence, as well as machine learning, vision, sensors, devices, and new materials. The institute also will explore public policy and ethical


Another Race to the Moon—This Time by Robots

2017-05-11 17:00:07

On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Union landed the first human-made object on the surface of the Moon. The United States landed the first human on July 20, 1969. Now, there is a race to land the first robot on the moon.


The Autodesk FUSION 360 format is now available on the TraceParts platform

2017-05-11 14:30:12

Millions of components available for designers in the FUSION 360 format on the TraceParts CAD content platform Saint-Romain, France - 11 May 2017 - TraceParts, one of the world's leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering, enables designers registered on its platform to import components in the FUSION 360 format directly into the


Amazon Selects Finalists to Compete at the Amazon Robotics Challenge Event in Japan This Summer

2017-05-11 14:30:12

The Amazon Robotics Challenge will award up to $250,000 in prizes and encourages idea sharing and innovation within the robotics and automation community


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