November 19, 2018


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  • Sun Hydraulics Releases XMD – A Compact, Bluetooth Configurable Electro-Hydraulic Driver



    2017-10-30 15:22:37

    Built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions in mobile and industrial applications, Sun's XMD is a high-powered, electronic control device for electrically operated hydraulic actuators. Sun’s new XMD Bluetooth-configurable, electro-hydraulic driver is both CE and E-Mark rated, meeting the needs of international mobile and  industrial


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  • [Video] Bosch Rexroth Celebrates 50 years in the U.S.



    2017-10-30 15:32:29

    2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting with a small office in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1967 and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough to expand into a newly built hydraulics manufacturing facility 7 years later, the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in


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  • Bimba compact hydraulic actuator series launched



    2017-10-26 13:37:00

    Bimba, a manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and vacuum motion solutions, has launched the Compact Hydraulic series of actuators. The Compact Hydraulic actuator product line complements Bimba’s existing NFPA hydraulic products by offering significant space savings without sacrificing performance. This new product family offers two


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  • HEIDENHAIN’s New StateMonitor for TNCs Makes CNC Connectivity Easier Than Ever



    2017-10-18 19:30:08

    HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announces the availability of the new StateMonitor for CNC manufacturing personnel who are implementing connected systems as part of the Industry 4.0 initiative. This new state-of-the-art software is an option with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and connects with PC systems to allow the user to view data and evaluate control


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Fluid Power

Why is minimum bend radius important for a hydraulic hose?

2018-01-22 22:36:24

The minimum bend radius is an important guideline to be aware of when selecting a hydraulic hose. You need to be aware of any areas in your system where tight space constraints may cause hose to angle severely around a corner. As well, as a machine moves or a cylinder extends and retracts, the hoses attached to the moving parts may have to bend


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Government funding for fluid power advancements

2018-01-22 19:37:10

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is among the top academic research and government advocacy leaders for fluid power in the United States, and its mission is to change the way fluid power is researched, applied, and taught. According to a recent presentation by CCEFP Director Kim Stelson, its vision is to ensure fluid power is the


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What are the top 5 forms of hydraulic contamination?

2017-10-17 16:04:37

By Josh Cosford Dirt. That’s what you think of when you hear the term contamination, especially as it relates to hydraulic systems. It is, of course, a common form of contamination. But ingested evils are not limited to the same types that turn your white Yeezys brown. In fact, contamination comes in many forms, some of which you’d be


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Bosch Rexroth celebrates 50 years in U.S.

2017-10-17 16:04:37

2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting with a small office in Easton, Pa. in 1967 and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough to expand into a newly built hydraulics manufacturing facility 7 years later, the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in


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Bosch Rexroth celebrates 50 years in U.S.

2017-10-16 16:35:42

2017 marks Bosch Rexroth’s 50th year of continuous operation in the United States. Starting with a small office in Easton, Pa. in 1967 and a handful of associates, Rexroth grew quickly enough to expand into a newly built hydraulics manufacturing facility 7 years later, the cornerstone of the company’s current manufacturing campus in


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Automation

Compressed air fail: Forgotten dryer setting

2018-01-22 22:36:19

The operators forgot to activate the internal dewpoint control setting of this dryer, resulting significant energy waste. By Ron Marshall A food processing plant purchased an energy saving externally heated purge type dryer to save compressed air system energy. This dryer is designed to consume only 7.5% purge flow, compared to 15% for a standard


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Why can’t you run an air cylinder at 3,000 psi, like a hydraulic cylinder?

2018-01-22 22:36:19

We have the advantage of force density with hydraulics. The issue is the compressibility of air in this case. When it comes to pneumatic applications, the most inefficient part is actually creating the compressed air. Because of gas laws, the fact of compressing it creates so much heat, it’s really hard to get a high volume of really


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ABB FABTECH 2017 exhibit showcases the Collaboration, Simplicity and Digitalization that allow manufacturers to most efficiently handle increased part variation

2017-10-27 22:31:28

Leading edge robotic welding technologies also enhance safety, quality and productivity ABB will feature a broad range of advanced robotic welding technology designed to enhance safety, quality and productivity at FABTECH 2017, November 9th to 12th at McCormick Place in Chicago (Booth #B-23025). Metal Fabricators of all sizes are adopting robotic


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The fourth industrial revolution: more of an evolution?

2017-10-27 12:30:07

The Internet of Things has been hailed as the fourth industrial revolution, but can it warrant this title at its current pace of development? The potential of Industry 4.0 remains an important talking point for members of the international coil winding, transformer and electrical manufacturing communities. And it's hardly surprising. Following


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SoftBank Robotics Partners with Industry-Leading Face Recognition Platform, Ever AI to Enhance Customer Engagement Capabilities of Pepper, the Humanoid Robot

2017-10-26 15:01:35

Known for its friendly demeanor and emotion-detecting AI, Pepper's capabilities will be enhanced by Ever AI's technology, bringing new levels of personalization to its interactions with business patrons. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Robotics (SBR), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Group, today announced its


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