Hydraulics
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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LinePro Equipment Lessens Hazards of Electrical Line Work
It’s a sobering fact that many of the support structures holding up the world’s electrical grid are nearing the end of their serviceable life. After 50 or so years, wooden electric poles and...
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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 a typical manufacturing or warehouse that benefits from the speed and efficiency that a forklift brings to the production. The forklift makes work easier, whether it be in terms of better...
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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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PowerTilt Reduces Manual Labor, Lowers Costs and Increases Operator Safety
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. brings over 60 years of experience to the highway, commercial and residential fields throughout central Pennsylvania. They continue to grow their business by expanding their...
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Engineers Work in New Ways to Accelerate Innovation in Mobile Machines
These days, mobile machines used in a broad range of markets such as agriculture, construction, forestry, material handling and transportation are exceptionally sophisticated pieces of...
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Is It Time to Rethink Open Loop Hydraulics in Drills and Trenching Systems?
We think so, because OEMs can reduce the cost of underground construction machines by using Parker's Overcenter Intelligent Flow Control (IFC) architecture. Closed-loop hydraulic systems are commonly...
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Pilot Ratios Are Key To Proper Load Control in Counterbalance Valves
Commonplace integrated hydraulic circuits can be found on mobile applications in the construction, forestry, and material handling markets. To meet the essential feature of load controls in...
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