Hydraulics

Hybrid Actuator System Offers Alternate Solution to Electrification

The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in hydraulics...
On May 30, 2019

Simplified Hydraulic Pumps for the Low Speed, High Torque Market

Using mechanical energy produced by a machine’s engine, a hydraulic pump can move hydraulic fluid from the pump’s own reservoir to a connected hydraulic motor, converting the mechanical energy...
On April 23, 2019

Smart Sensor Enhances Material Handling Systems Closed-loop Control

Mobile equipment manufacturers are always striving to get the most out of their machines without overburdening the system with costly and complex mechanics. Moreover, performance expectations are...
On April 4, 2019

Unique Valves Manage Flow Better in Construction Equipment

Frequently when designing simple hydraulic circuits that utilize low-cost solutions, system designers will often use fixed displacement pumps. One challenge associated with the use of...
On February 28, 2019

Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid Engineered for Low Maintenance

Work in the turf industry can be tough, dirty and unforgiving. The last thing you need is for the machine to fail in the midst of a job. Machine failure leads to unscheduled maintenance and...
On February 18, 2019

Integrated ISOBUS Functions Help Agriculture Sector Plow Ahead

As the case is across many sectors, electronics systems are the primary drivers of innovation in today‘s agricultural industry. However, those working in this sector may have noticed that any major...
On January 9, 2019

Unique Team Effort Completes Upgrading of Pressure-Relief Valves at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam -- one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century – generates hydroelectricity for millions of homes and businesses across the Southwest, and it’s a constant challenge...
On January 7, 2019

Hydraulic Cylinders Enable Artistic Architecture at University | Case Study

A massive engineering and design collaboration have brought the vision of world-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls to life in Lakeland, Florida. The new Innovation, Science...
On December 12, 2018

Challenged with Long-Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder Performance? Read This

Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
On December 7, 2018

New Compact Design Solves for Typical Check Valve Challenges

Check valves are commonly applied to a variety of load-holding applications that are found, for example, in mobile equipment in mining, construction, or forestry. Typical thread in cartridge style...
On December 3, 2018

Equipment Display Simplifies Real Time Weight Calculations

Simplifying user interface and machine system design requires expertise and products. Often machines require a simple, cost effective weight measurement system to improve loading or processing of...
On November 27, 2018

Hydraulic Motors Make a Splash in Car Care Systems

Washing a car effectively takes more than soap and water; it takes proper equipment. At the heart of the operation is the motor. Motors actuate brushes, cars, water-hoses and more within a car washing...
On November 14, 2018

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

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