• How To Avoid Hydraulic Troubleshooting Mistakes

    2016-05-31 05:19:30

    Troubleshooting hydraulic systems can be a complex exercise. It involves a lot of science and sometimes, a bit of art. Incorrect diagnosis prolongs downtime and can result in the unnecessary repair or replacement of serviceable components. To avoid these costly mistakes, the correct equipment and a logical approach are required.Before you incur the

  • Get a Grip on Your Robotics & Material Handling

    2016-05-31 12:05:47

    Sommer Automatic is now part of Zimmer Group. One of the largest selections of Robotic Accessories in the U.S. is here. Check out all of the industry leading Robotic Accessory products especially for the Automotive, Machine Tool, and Consumer Goods market.

  • Twelve Tips for Better Cylinder Selection

    2016-05-24 18:46:00

    By Marty Hegyi Product Manager, Cylinders, Bosch Rexroth Corp. Here’s how to design hydraulic cylinders that improve performance, last longer and cost less. Bosch Rexroth builds large hydraulic cylinders with bores to 1.5 m and strokes to 24 m. Hydraulic cylinders harness fluid pressure and flow to generate linear motion

  • Clippard NIV Series PTFE Media Isolation Valves

    2016-05-20 20:12:07

    The Clippard NIV Series Media Isolation Valve is a solenoid-operated device that uses a flexible diaphragm to isolate the actuation mechanism from the fluid path. Media isolation valves are commonly used for a wide variety of applications, including those that require precise, repeatable dispensing of media for analytical instrumentation. All


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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


The Made in America Store Readies for a Re-opening

2016-05-19 18:23:25

Mark Andol, founder and CEO of the Made in America stores in western New York, is hosting another celebration this Saturday, May 21. The event is to mark the grand opening of his newly built, 12,000 square-foot flagship location in Elma, New York. The Elma location, the first of Andol’s Made in America Stores, was launched six years ago. He


Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves

2016-05-18 20:46:06

Hydraulics and pneumatics technologies are two widely used methods of power transmission. Hydraulics is most often used for its ability to move heavy loads with highly controlled motion, whereas pneumatics is more often associated with applications involving lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions. Many machines use hydraulic, pneumatic, and



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.


The Cabinet-Free Drive Technology

2016-05-16 15:21:36

Bosch Rexroth is once again developing the most cutting edge technology, which is changing the way our world manufactures and develops products. In the world of manufacturing, specifically the automation sector, all electronically controlled machines need big control cabinets for all of the electrical controls for the machine. This can be very


These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

2016-05-13 12:42:16

Alison E. Berman for Singularity Hub:  If you've been staying on top of artificial intelligence news lately, you may know that the games of chess and Go were two of the grand challenges for AI. But do you know what the equivalent is for robotics? It's table tennis. Just think about how the game requires razor sharp


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