Fluid & Gas Handling

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

Tapered Thread Port 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 tapered thread ports, which include...
On July 9, 2018

Why are Brass Fittings Preferred by Truck Manufacturers?

Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On July 1, 2018

Sourcing Hose Assembly Components from a Single Manufacturer

The safest, highest quality hydraulic hose assemblies are made with hoses, fittings and crimping equipment from the same manufacturer. Components from different manufacturers should not be used...
On June 28, 2018

Vibration Monitoring is Key to Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Machinery

Any of us who have driven a vehicle knows from experience certain mechanical issues produce symptoms that can be detected by our senses of touch and hearing. Vibrations felt in the steering wheel and...
On June 26, 2018

Brazil Terminal Operation Increases Predictive Maintenance Success With Asset Tracking

Located in the Rio Grande do Sul, the Port of Rio Grande is one of the main shipping ports for Brazilian products to the world. Geographically speaking, the Port of Rio Grande is ideally located and...
On June 23, 2018

Safety in the World of Exploration and Deep Drilling

Blowout prevention systems (BOP systems) are one of the most important pieces of equipment used in exploration and deep drilling applications. These large systems are vital to safety in both on- and...
On June 22, 2018

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018

New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018

An Economical and Lightweight Option for the Air Brake System

Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms. They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

What Every Design Engineer of Rail Vehicles Should Know About EN 45545

The European standard EN 45545 was introduced in 2013 with a transitional period until 2016 and raises the level of requirements to the previous national standards, which have now been withdrawn. The...
On June 14, 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

Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

Heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube fittings are a virtually invisible component on these vehicles, but they...
On June 7, 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

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 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

Top Ten Tips for Hydraulic Hose Routing

Safety and performance are top considerations when using hydraulic hose. To guarantee productivity and prevent potential hazards in the work environment, proper installation is imperative. A safe work...
On May 17, 2018