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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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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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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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Can you pneumatically, linearly control a hydraulic valve?

2017-10-16 16:35:42

As far as positioning of the valve, hydraulic valves already exist in various ways of actuation. For example, you take a big DO8 valve which is a very large spool it’s an industrial valve. You would not make a DO8 with a lever because of what’s called flow forces. The pressure that is acting on the spool itself is enough that it would


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Hydraulic cylinders crush bridges

2017-10-10 19:36:50

Researchers at the Technical University (TU) of Munich have developed a new test stand for examining the behavior of concrete bridge beams. To better calculate the load-carrying capacity of these beams in future constructions, six hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr Components, Nussbaumen, Switzerland, are used to press down with full force until


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Linear position sensor adapts to existing hydraulic cylinder designs

2017-10-06 18:06:39

Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP-7 series linear inductive sensors. These compact inductive linear sensors were designed to be installed into the rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5,000 psig. Their 1-in. hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are


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How is sealing used in fluid power systems?

2017-10-05 19:37:31

By Josh Cosford Seals are like car tires. They’re both absolutely essential to the operation of their respective accompaniment, yet are unappreciated by most, unless you’re a race car driver or fluid power engineer. And just like tires, seals used in fluid power have changed only by quantum leaps (the real use of the expression, which


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Gates acquires Atlas Hydraulics

2017-10-05 19:37:31

Gates Corp. announced its acquisition of Atlas Hydraulics, a fully-integrated product engineering, manufacturing, and commercial business headquartered in Brantford, Ontario. With locations in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, the company specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of hydraulic tube and hose assemblies. Established in 1979,


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What you need to know about hydraulic flow meters

2017-10-03 16:36:34

By Martin Cuthbert, Managing Director, Webtec Ltd What is flow? Flow is the measurement of the volume of a liquid that passes a fixed point in a unit of time. For most hydraulic applications, flow is measured in liters per minute (lpm), U.S. gallons per minute (US gpm), or, occasionally, U.K. gallons per minutes (UK gpm). Multiply By To obtain US


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Fluid-power universities among world’s best

2017-09-25 13:37:08

With kids returning to school, parents and academics alike are gravitating to the annual college ratings hitting the newsstands. One of note is the World University Rankings 2018, published by Times Higher Education, a spin-off of London’s The Times newspaper. It reviewed about 20,000 research-intensive universities around the world and ranks


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