June 16, 2019



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Webtec recognizes long service achievements

2017-07-21 18:06:47

Mike Thomas (left) being presented with his long service award by Martin Cuthbert. Webtec LLC, the hydraulic measurement and control company, based in Milwaukee, has recognised the outstanding contribution made by two members of its U.S. team, Mike Thomas and Kevin Coulter. They have jointly achieved more than 50 years of service. Both Mike and


Decentralized hydraulics for micro excavators

2017-07-18 16:36:42

Environmental restrictions and economic pressures have spurred greater interest in hybrid and electric off-road mobile machinery. According to researchers Tatiana Minav, Matti Pietola and Shuzhong Zhang of Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, in addition to well-established methods for energy saving in hydraulic systems, a promising concept is


HYDAC’s accumulator facility earns Pressure Equipment Directive certification

2017-07-18 16:36:42

Hydac bladder accumulators Since May 2002, pressure vessels that are manufactured for sale into the European Union are required to conform to the rules established by the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), also known as “CE.” The PED sets out the standards for the design and fabrication of pressure equipment and other


CEJN to host a hydraulics symposium for the energy market

2017-07-14 21:06:11

CEJN North America will host its Energy Market-Hydraulics Symposium August 23-24, in Houston. CEJN’s ultra high-pressure safety experts will offer informative, educational presentations focused on ultra high-pressure hydraulics and the energy market. In addition, experts from a variety of industries will be on hand with presentations


Compact | Connected | Complete...The CytroPac from Bosch Rexroth

2017-07-11 12:25:05

With its groundbreaking and elegant design, CytroPac from Rexroth offers an entirely new approach. CytroPac is the first compact hydraulic power unit to provide optimized hydraulic performance within such a compact, drop-in ready design. It is ready to be networked with multi-Ethernet and Industry 4.0 connectivity, and is as much as...


Case Study: Putting Sun Hydraulics at the heart of hydraulic regenerative braking systems

2017-07-11 12:31:20

Their patented system works on the same basic principle as other parallel hybrid vehicle systems - capturing kinetic energy from braking, storing it and releasing it for acceleration during takeoff. But Lightning Systems does it with hydraulics, which is far better suited to...


Proper hydraulic system maintenance: organize your documentation

2017-07-07 16:35:50

Organizing your system documentation, including manuals, schematics, bills of material, etc. helps in proper hydraulic system maintenance. If you’re looking to improve your hydraulic system maintenance program, you must begin by organizing your documentation. The experts at CD Industrial Group (CDIG) explained in a recent webinar that they


The IoT on the job site

2017-07-07 12:05:49

I occasionally find myself in situations where I have to defend the Internet of Things to a nonbeliever. That person may be a skeptical engineer who sees it all as marketing-speak or an acquaintance who isn’t entrenched into the manufacturing world. I do agree that there’s a degree of the IoT marketing bandwagon—where anything


An aluminum factory keeps a Kentucky town afloat — and keeps America safe

2017-07-06 15:01:47

The blue-collar town of Hawesville, Ky., is home to less than 1,000 people. But don’t let its size fool you — Hawesville is also home to an essential part of America’s defense industrial supply chain. {media_1} The Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville is one of just five primary aluminum smelters remaining in the United States. It


Lightweight piston accumulators used in hydraulic systems for hybrid powertrains

2017-07-05 15:05:48

Hydraulic energy recuperation with hydraulic accumulators responds to demands for increasingly energy efficient and fuel-conserving solutions. Developers at Freudenberg Sealing Technologies have succeeded at significantly reducing the weight of high-pressure and low-pressure piston accumulators thanks to a special construction design and a new


How are caps and plugs used to protect hydraulic systems from contamination?

2017-06-30 16:36:43

Image courtesy of Essentra Components Although seemingly simple devices, protective plastic caps and plugs are critical in protecting hydraulic systems from dirt, moisture, corrosion and damage during manufacturing, shipping and storage. Experts agree that 75 to 85% of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within


Fluid power and the age of digitization

2017-06-21 16:36:28

Not too many years ago, one could still find a small number of IoT skeptics amongst fluid power professionals. Today, however, it’s become difficult for those last few IoT holdouts to substantiate their apprehension. There are the companies that have embraced IoT potential, and made it a core innovation initiative, and there are those that


Bosch Rexroth Launches New Pump for Closed-Circuit Application

2017-06-07 20:15:33

Bosch Rexroth recently has launched the A21 VG 35/45, a compact double pump for closed-circuit applications featuring an efficient back-to-back design that allows for installation in applications with very limited mounting space.


Product Spotlight: The Variable Volume Reservoir (VVR) from Smart Reservoir

2017-04-25 13:12:32

Hydraulic systems very often rely on reservoirs that are too large and too heavy. The VVR addresses these issues by offering a light, efficient and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by the bootstrap oil reservoir used in aerospace. The VVR was created to replace conventional atmospheric reservoirs in numerous applications. Acknowledging the


Volvo Introduces Fully Autonomous Hauler HX1 at ConExpo

2017-03-13 18:30:09

The HX1 is a battery-electric, fully autonomous, 15-tonne load capacity hauler that revolutionizes the construction equipment industry. This series hybrid electric technology incorporates...


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