Construction

OEM Design Engineer's Guide to Specifying Hydraulic Cylinders

In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and materials....
On October 10, 2018

Modern Digital Ecosystems Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level

Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
On October 3, 2018

Unique Tilting Coupler Technology Gives Construction Firm Competitive Edge

Ray Clapp, owner of Coast Range Construction, Homer, Alaska, was searching for a way to increase efficiency on jobsites. In business for 16 years, Coast Range specializes in setting foundations...
On October 2, 2018

No More Spills! 8 Reasons Why You Need a New Oil Change Process

A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for the...
On September 14, 2018

Proper Assembly Steps for 37° Flare Fittings Using the Flats Method

Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
On September 6, 2018

Proper Assembly Steps for Parallel Thread Adjustable Style Port End Fittings

Properly assembling your fitting connections help to ensure that your systems install and stay leak-free. This is why we have started a series of assembly posts/videos featuring the proper assembly of...
On August 28, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Assembly Instructions for Ensuring Leak-Free O-ring Face Seal Fittings

No matter what type of port, tube or hose ends your fittings have, it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation steps. Today we are talking about O-ring Face Seal (ORFS)...
On August 9, 2018

Using a Mobile Display as a Dynamic Numeric Keypad Input Device

Control of vehicle speed is important to equipment operators. The ability to accurately set the speed of a conveyor or roller in applications such as road paving or striping, crop sprayers and sugar...
On July 30, 2018

Non-Adjustable Parallel Thread Port End Assembly Instructions for Hydraulic Fittings

No matter what type of port or tube ends your fittings have, it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation steps. Today we are talking about proper assembly of...
On July 24, 2018

Do You Know How Extreme Cold Affects Your Hydraulic Hose Properties?

Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic hoses.  Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is to...
On July 12, 2018

Standard Water Blast Hose Solution or Safety? Now You Don’t Have to Choose

Over the past seven years, the water blast industry has witnessed significant positive progress in many areas of operation, most notably the area of safety. In September 2011, WJTA established a color...
On June 13, 2018

How Mobile Equipment Manufacturers Benefit from Using Formed Thermoplastic Hoses

Considering the variables that require attention in the design and installation of a fluid conveyance system, it is no wonder that hydraulic system engineers, operators and technicians are...
On June 5, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

Digging Deeper: The Importance of Safety and Reliability in Underground Mining

The mining industry, known for its harsh and unforgiving environments, demands reliable, high quality equipment to ensure safety and efficiency. Longwall mining, which accounts for around 50% of total...
On May 24, 2018

Advances in Engine Air Filtration for Heavy-Duty Trucks

  Reducing routine service intervals is an important objective of any fleet manager. Preventing unscheduled maintenance is even more critical to keeping heavy-duty trucks and equipment operational....
On March 16, 2018

Making Ash Analysis Simpler in the Field | White Paper

Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory facility can take a few hours if there is an on-site lab or days if the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker...
On December 12, 2017

Meeting Your Work Truck's Demand for More Hydraulics Space

Dump pumps have long been the standard in the dump truck and trailer segment. The cost-effectiveness of a combination pump and valve with a built-in relief has been a winning combination in the North...
On November 15, 2017

Hydraulic Fan Drives: Efficiency Driven

Looking to improve the efficiency of your construction equipment? Consider a hydraulic fan drive. Compared to mechanically driven fans, hydraulic fan drives provide several advantages. This is proven...
On November 8, 2017