Hydraulics
Rotary Actuator Lowers Fire Boat to Fit Under Bridges
Considering that more than six million people live in the Philadelphia region, government officials realized they needed a fast-response emergency river vessel with both fire fighting and rescue...
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Highway Department Benefits From PowerTilt and PowerGrip In Idaho
After witnessing first hand what the PowerTilt Tilting Coupler and the PowerGrip Multi-Purpose Jaw Bucket could do for a neighboring county’s public works department, Paul Stubbs, Road Supervisor...
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Cutting Environmental Impact of Forestry Equipment
Modern, highly mechanized forestry practices are known for being fairly carbon-intensive. New technologies, however, are being introduced with the potential to help lessen the environmental impacts of...
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Trends in Wheel Loader Market Point to Smarter, More Efficient Solutions
As the wheel loader is the stalwart of the construction site, equipment manufacturers know that technological advances are important in their customers' buying decisions. Add in the stringent...
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Five Ways Excavators are Gaining Traction
The evolution and refinement of the hydraulic excavator’s design have been constant, with today’s models incorporating electrification, hydraulic technology, and machine analytics; which all...
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Precision Agriculture Technology Includes Equipment Electrification
The electrification trend is clearly impacting the automotive industry’s reliance on internal combustion engines (ICE). It is even affecting change in off-road segments, such as construction. With the...
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Electric Construction Equipment Drives Change for the Future
Since the 1960s, the diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned as the powerplant of choice for off-road heavy equipment, offering high levels of power and torque relative to weight...
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How Construction Robotics is Transforming the 21st Century Jobsite
There is hardly any question that the 21st century is bringing about a revolution in construction processes and equipment. Many of the aspects of what’s traditionally thought of as manual labor...
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The IoT in Construction: How it’s Transforming the Industry
Internet of Things (IoT) technology enables otherwise unconnected objects to be connected digitally. The technology already is transforming industries such as automobile manufacturing,...
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Using PowerGrip/PowerTilt Improves Weight Savings and Overall Versatility
In the residential excavation field, time is money. For Ken Williams of Williams Loader Services Inc. the time savings that he gained from adding a PowerGrip multipurpose bucket to his CAT 314 was...
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Precision Agriculture Poised to Help Farmers Feed Billions
As we embark on an era where technology has seemingly evolved every aspect of our lives, the agriculture industry as well is undergoing an evolution.  New technologies, including drones, robots, GPS,...
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Mining Automation Promises Improvements to Safety, Productivity
Difficulty and danger have always been inherent in the mining profession. Miners typically face risks ranging from flying debris to mine collapse, to vehicular incidents. But as mining operations move...
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Construction Company Doubles Productivity With the PowerTilt
The construction boom in Western Washington spawned many new entrants to the construction business. The leaders of the pack availed themselves of the right tools needed to provide quality workmanship...
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Helical Rotary Actuator on Mining Rock Drilling Machine Helps Reliability
The Tamrock Axera 226 — built in Lyon, France, by Sandvik Mining and Construction — is a rubber-tired, twin-boom rock-drilling machine. Typically used for underground hard-rock mining and tunneling...
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Learn How PowerGrip was the Right Tool for Rebuilding After Natural Disaster
It is not unusual in the Pacific Northwest to get substantial rainfall, up to eighteen inches in thirty-six hours, which results in severe damage to forest roads. To make matters worse, many of these...
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Mobile Displays Keep Pace with Advanced Functions in Mobile Machinery
Mobile off-road machinery is adding more advanced features such as advanced load moment indication (LMI), automated dig routines, and GPS based excavation and grading. In addition to...
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The Advantage of Switching Fluid-Powered Actuators to Electromechanical
From piercing, punching or riveting applications in the automotive industry to press applications within industrial automation, a linear actuator can be found in virtually all manufacturing...
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Learn Why the Silent 500H Series Pump Is Ideal for Forklifts
Think of typical manufacturing or warehouse that benefits from the speed and efficiency that a forklift brings to production. The forklift makes work easier, whether it be in terms of...
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Solution for Capturing Maximum Solar Energy Includes Helical Actuator
In a Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) system, solar radiation is collected and concentrated, multiplying the sun's ambient heat to temperatures in excess of 750°F. In the most common application of CSP...
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Improve Wind Turbine Safety With a Piston Accumulator Retrofit
Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is crucial to limit...
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