Hydraulics

Check Valves Are The Little Part That Can Lead To Big Savings

Check valves are typically thought of as a very simple component of a hydraulic process. They permit the flow of fluid in one direction and prevent flow in the opposite direction. Simple, right?...
On October 16, 2018

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

Corporate and University Partnerships Better Equip Future Engineers

Universities and corporations have a long history of relationships that are mostly tied to monetary support. In an age where universities are continuously looking for more funding and corporations are...
On October 8, 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

Hydraulic Traction Drive Systems Modernize Railway Vehicles

Since 1997, Chvalis, a premier distributor of Parker Hannifin based in the Czech Republic, has been focusing on the development and construction of hydraulic systems for the needs of general industry...
On September 20, 2018

Piston Pumps Deliver New Levels of Efficiency to Oil & Gas Market

Over the last several years, the trend in the oil and gas market has been the near constant decrease in oil prices. As prices continue to drop, companies must find ways to remain profitable...
On September 18, 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

Theme Park Thrills Owe Much to Hydraulics and Accumulators

Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, but for those in the hydraulics industry, they are a place to demonstrate their expertise. Behind many of the rides that make your...
On August 8, 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

How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance | Case Study

Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On July 16, 2018

New Winding Technology for Paper Converting Delivers Energy Savings

The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the fence from each other in solving paper converting...
On June 29, 2018

Three Ways to Improve the Operation of Your Proportional Valve

Proportional valves that employ powerful, voice-coil valve technology are used in applications where higher flows from smaller valves are ideal. While the list is endless, a few of the activities in...
On May 22, 2018

Ten Dos and Don'ts of Applying Variable Speed Drives to Hydraulic Pumps

Inefficient energy allocation, heat generation and noise are typical concerns among facility engineers in manufacturing environments. Parker’s new variable speed drive solution, called Drive...
On May 17, 2018

How to Specify the Proper Sized Heat Exchanger for Your Hydraulic System

Given the many risks of excess heat in a hydraulic system – such as fluid decomposition, increased wear on system components, damage to seals and bearings, etc. – the need for an effective heat...
On May 15, 2018

What Every Hydraulic System Designer Ought to Know About ISO 18752

Managing pressure classes, hose sizes and product uniformity in different regions can be challenging for hydraulic system designers at large, global OEM companies. ISO 18752 makes the process...
On May 1, 2018

Read This if Your Wind Turbines are Overheating

Rising temperatures - which lead to water evaporation and loss of coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems – may cause 1.5 MW wind turbines to overheat. Fortunately, there's a solution...
On April 24, 2018

Lifters Designed with Rotary Actuators Dump Waste More Effectively

Looking for ways to reduce worker compensation claims and improve route times, amongst other benefits, some municipalities and waste companies look to design changes from refuse truck OEMs to...
On April 10, 2018

Hydraulic Accumulator Services Improve Plant Equipment Efficiency

Modern industry needs far more from its suppliers than straightforward product sales. Today’s industrial component and system providers must support their customers with accessible and professional...
On March 20, 2018

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 2018