Hydraulics
Maximizing Wind Farm Performance to Produce More Energy at Less Cost
Although wind currently provides 5 percent of the world’s electricity, the growing push for renewables has led many scientists and engineers to predict that wind turbines may generate at least half of...
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Flexibility and Ease of Programming Leads to OEM Success
In the off-road machinery industry an easy-to-use operator interface is increasingly important. Because of innovation and technology enhancements, users expect encoder, push-button and touch screen...
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West Virginia Highway Maintenance Department Benefits From PowerTilt Productivity
The West Virginia Department of Highways has the responsibility to maintain and repair thousands of miles of public roads and state highways to support the environment and communities that call...
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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Colorflow Valves Enter a New Era
Parker Colorflow valves have been a global standard in industrial and mobile applications for more than 60 years. The exclusive colored rings found on metering, flow control and needle valves provide...
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Ramping Up Energy Output at Offshore Wind Projects
The potential for wind energy is massive. Although wind energy currently represents only about five percent of the world’s total electricity, many experts predict it could easily produce at...
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An Electric Hybrid System for Refuse Vehicles
Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the popularity of electric cars. These vehicles are efficient, silent and do not pollute the air (at least where they are driven). In...
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A Pump and Motor Redesign On An Allied System Logstacker Outperforms
Allied Systems, a Portland, Oregon-based fabricator of material handling equipment for the wood products industry, was looking to redesign their hydraulic system for greater efficiency on their...
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Precision Forestry Prompts Revolution in Tree Harvesting
Demand for wood is higher than ever. According to a 2020 report by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, record volumes of wood-based products were produced and traded...
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Maximizing Productivity at the Washington Department of Natural Resources
With a mandate to restore and preserve streams used by native fish populations which circumnavigate over 3,000 miles of roads and 1,700 stream culverts, it’s easy to see why it’s mission-critical to...
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How An Alternative Axial Piston Pump Delivers Design Flexibility and Cost Savings - Infographic
Finding a cost-effective piston pump for a heavy-duty application with a shorter lead time and design flexibility can be very uncommon in the marketplace.  However, Parker's PVplus Axial Piston...
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Time to Inspect and Service Your Combustion Turbine Valves
Diminishing functionality of combustion turbine components due to aging parts is a concern for plant and maintenance managers. The harmonization of each individual part of a machine is crucial...
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Truck Actuator Extends Nozzle Reach Into Dangerous Places
Firefighters have one of the most dangerous and demanding jobs in the public’s eye. They are called upon to face complex fires or natural disasters to save lives or property. Innovative technology to...
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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 firsthand 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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