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Built on family tragedy and entrepreneurial determination

  We tell the story of Radwell International, an award-winning global automation supplier. From the acquisition of another company in the mid-80s to embracing the concept of ‘glocalising’ their products and service. For a company to celebrate 40 years in the fluid power industry, they’ve got to...

How can you use weldless, threadless plumbing in fluid power systems?

When you think hydraulic plumbing, what comes to mind is usually either hoses or tubes. Hoses are easy to make and provide a forgivable installation option. Tubing takes more forethought but is relatively straightforward if you have the proper bending and flaring equipment. What’s less popular but...

NEW FPN MEMBER, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT SUPERMARKETS

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets (HES) understand hydraulic components and are more than happy to share their hydraulic knowledge with you. They have over 50 years of experience in the fluid power industry so they really know their pumps from their motors! It’s not just their customers who trust...

A passion for hydraulics and the chance to give back to the community: AAH Fluid Power Inc

From starting in a garage in 2002 to owning a 30 000 square foot building with 25 employees, AAH Fluid Power Inc as a hydraulics company, is much more than the products they sell. We spoke to their founders, husband and wife team, Greg and Dawn Guzik....

New FPN Member – Werthenbach

For more than 85 years the Werthenbach Group develops, conceives and supplies high-quality components to a wide circle of challenging customers. Over the years the family-owned company with its head office in Bielefeld has built up a reputation as a reliable partner for all segments in industrial...

How do you avoid condensate pollution in compressed air systems?

If you have an oil-lubricated air compressor, you should consider the environmental considerations of your condensate disposal. All lubricated compressors have oil carryover, and when the compressed air produced by the compression element is cooled in the aftercooler, some condensate forms. And floating on top of this...

Next to join the FluidPowerNet marketplace is BURLEY HYDRAULICS

The company was established in 1992, and now trading for more than 25 years! It was originally set up to offer repair service on hydraulic hose assemblies and other products from the trade 0counter based in St.Ives, Cambridgeshire. Our business today has grown and developed into one...

New Elika gear pump is quiet, efficient

Marzocchi Pompe, a manufacturer of high-performance gear pumps and motors based in Bologna, Italy, just introduced its new ELIKA 1P pump at the Automotive CTI Symposium. The event, held in Berlin, focused on intelligent, hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains. ELIKA gear pumps have a proprietary tooth profile...

A review of hydraulic fluids and contamination control

By Mary Gannon It’s critical for equipment manufacturers and the engineers they employ to possess a sound understanding of the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants, and how hydraulic fluids can impact machine performance. With that fact in mind, IFPE 2020 will offer attendees an education...

Compressed air fail: School of hard knocks

A technical high school had to replace its 12-year-old lubricated screw air compressor after 100,000 hours of operation. The unit had simply worn out after many hours of operation. The school maintenance staff was unaware that some screw compressors, if installed with very little storage, will run...
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