A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and
industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make
conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for
On September 14, 2018
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
No matter what type of port, tube or hose ends your fittings have,
it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation
steps. Today we are talking about O-ring Face Seal (ORFS)...
On August 9, 2018
Cold weather may force designers to reconsider the usual technical
choices regarding rolling stock systems. Combining ergonomics of
use, a cost-effective approach and technical performance are...
On August 7, 2018
The reliability of every component is significant for the design
engineer of modern railway vehicles if they are to function
smoothly in the long term. The EO-2 fitting has been extremely
On August 2, 2018
In a European context favouring a unique rail system, the design
and use of trains are becoming increasingly complex. They must
comply with a wide range of specifications and regulations...
On July 25, 2018
Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to
ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific
application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is
On July 12, 2018
It’s well known that aerospace applications of all types – whether
for fuselage skin, structures, or systems and components – require
materials offering a combination of lightweight strength...
On July 6, 2018
Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines
that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger
aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines,
On July 5, 2018
Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass
fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings
gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On July 1, 2018
When it comes to the topic of utilizing elastomeric seals, it’s
stereotypical to consider environmental sealing as one of the
simpler categories of applications. Near-ambient pressure and
On June 27, 2018
Located in the Rio Grande do Sul, the Port of Rio Grande
is one of the main shipping ports for Brazilian products to the
world. Geographically speaking, the Port of Rio Grande is
ideally located and...
On June 23, 2018
Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward
electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system
specification. We’ll tell you why. Meeting the needs of
On June 19, 2018
Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings
use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as
NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018
Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured
with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms.
They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018
From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers,
there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation
applications. Cartridges are used across many markets
On June 15, 2018
The European standard EN 45545 was introduced in 2013 with a
transitional period until 2016 and raises the level of
requirements to the previous national standards, which have
now been withdrawn. The...
On June 14, 2018
Heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake
systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube
fittings are a virtually invisible component on these
vehicles, but they...
On June 7, 2018
Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers
to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust
leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards,
On May 30, 2018
It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all
machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and
large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil
On May 24, 2018