Hydraulics
Pre-compensated Flow Sharing Can Save Money and Boost Productivity
As multi-tasking becomes more prevalent in today’s day and age -- texting your mother while picking up groceries and simultaneously catching up on your latest podcast after taking your kids to...
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Selecting Between Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electromechanical Linear Actuators
Linear actuators are used in many applications around industry. Pneumatic, hydraulic and electromechanical technologies are the primary options for providing linear actuation but the selection and use...
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Tandem Circuitry and the Prevention of Function Drift
Waste management vehicles perform many different functions. An easy way to understand how such functions operate can be represented by the concept of a hydraulic valve that actuates a cylinder...
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Hydraulic Pump and Motor Combination Packs Power on Rayco Stump Cutter
Following new, more stringent Tier IV diesel engine emissions regulations, Rayco, an environmental equipment designer for the tree care and landscape industries, took the opportunity to develop a more...
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Sprayer Steers Clear of the Ordinary
Traditionally, agricultural sprayer machines were custom-built on a four-wheel chassis. These custom-built units were heavy, expensive and not easily adapted to other farm applications. Sprayers...
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Power Shift Power Take-Off (PTO) Troubleshooting
Parker Chelsea’s Power Take-Off (PTO) is designed and built to meet the demands of the mobile equipment industry. The Chelsea PTO is intended to provide a long service life, both on-highway...
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Ten Frequently Asked Questions You Should Know About PTOs
A Power Take-Off, or PTO, gives a truck versatility beyond its usual function of providing transportation for materials. It directs power to the auxiliary equipment to perform work at the site and/or...
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How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)
It is very important to have specific information to select the proper Power Take-Off (PTO) to match the transmission on a vehicle. A PTO is not transferable from one vehicle application to another...
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Sorting Out the Difference Between M2M and IoT
The difference between Machine to Machine (M2M) and The Internet of Things (IoT) can be confusing. While both M2M and IoT involve sharing data and can be connectivity solutions for enterprises, they...
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What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)?
The last thing one wants to worry about is a loud noise coming from their truck and not knowing why it is happening or where it is coming from. Without proper maintenance and potential...
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How Are We Going to Benefit From 5g Connectivity?
5G, which stands for the “fifth-generation” of wireless technology, is expected to change the face of connectivity as we know it, offering faster downloads and better network reliability,...
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An IoT Gateway is the Central Nervous System for Smart Off-Road Equipment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing human lives and the way companies operate by continuously enhancing how we connect equipment. When the topic of IoT is discussed, the conversation typically...
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New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals
Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
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16 Essential Guidelines for Safe and Proper Power Take-Off Mounting
Incorrect installation of a Power Take-Off (PTO) may cause the PTO and/or the gearbox to break and damage other parts as well as cause death, personal injury and property damage. Therefore, PTOs...
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Stop Paying 2-5X More to Maintain Your Off-Road Equipment
Gone are the days where equipment must be serviced on a set schedule. IoT technology helps enable maintenance based on equipment use. For instance, in an IoT solution for heavy equipment, cloud-based...
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Delivering Visibility and Reducing Fleet Management Costs
Even when a business is doing well, margins can be razor thin, so keeping track of your off-road equipment fleet is an important job. Providing your project managers and crew with actionable...
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The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves
The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
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Understanding Why There are So Many Options for Mounting a PTO
Transmissions commonly found in class 4 and larger vehicles may have provisions for the mounting of a Power Take-Off (PTO). Many popular transmissions have a PTO aperture on the side or bottom (such...
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Electrification Put to the Test
With increasing numbers of industries switching from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) driven mobile machinery to electric, Parker has set about addressing concerns associated with proving...
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Connecting the Dots Between IoT Data and Equipment Efficiency for OEMs
Today, most connected things belong to the consumer IoT (with smartphones topping the list). But another, less visible industrial IoT, with its heavy-duty infrastructure (such as power...
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