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HydraForce celebrates 30 years of manufacturing in Birmingham

Aston based business, HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd, celebrated its thirtieth anniversary of trading in the UK last month, with an event at Birmingham’s Millennium Point. HydraForce, manufacturer of hydraulic valves and manifold systems, bought its employees together with families and friends, on Saturday 27th October for a Celebration...

Smart hydraulic cylinder measures force

The trend toward “intelligent” components, those with highly integrated sensors and control capabilities, is becoming increasingly important in hydraulic applications. Drive-systems with electronic control systems help maximize performance, energy efficiency and ease of use. However, control systems need to acquire information from various processes, which is often...

Linde Hydraulics opens new location in Rock Hill, SC

The building is 6200m² and expansion of an additional 2800m² is possible. In conjunction with the existing facility located in Canfield, Ohio, the new operation will provide the basis for expansion and further growth in the North American region. Locally sourced components In announcing this expansion, LHC...

Lee’s miniature valves chosen for innovative pipeline isolation plug

There are very few companies in the world that make autonomous isolation plugs and those that do tend to make tools for large pipes, up to 56” in diameter. However, the UK-based Safer Plug Company has successfully developed, patented and built a pipeline isolation plug for 6”...

Position sensor technology comparison for hydraulic cylinder feedback

As the demand for increased control and functionality has increased over the years, sensor- instrumented cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, subsea and mobile equipment worlds. Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have most commonly used one of three technologies: Magnetostrictive (MLDTs),...

Market Forecast: Fluid Power

The NFPA reports shipments of fluid power products in September 2018 increased 4.6% compared to September 2017, and decreased 9.7% when compared to last month. NOVEMBER 12, 2018 The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for September...

Hydraulics lets driverless trucks move 2 billion tons

Global heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., announced that the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved in driveless operation. According to company officials, the FrontRunner system has now hauled more...

Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Fluid Power Sales

Cleveland, OH — Applied Industrial Technologies announced it has acquired Fluid Power Sales, a manufacturer and distributor of fluid power components, specializing in the engineering and fabrication of manifolds and power units. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. “The addition of FPS provides a strong strategic...

China 2025 has fluid power in the crosshairs

The U.S. and China are at loggerheads over most everything today: tariffs, intellectual property theft, industrial espionage, hacked elections, territorial disputes, trade imbalance, currency manipulation… the list seems to grow by the day. Out of the spotlight but equally concerning is the Made in China 2025 initiative,...

What type of of air prep is required for plant compressed air?

Here are some best practices to supply safe, clean and dry air to a machine or piece of equipment. Plant-supplied compressed air often travels a long and varying path from the air compressor to where it is connected to a machine or piece of equipment. Along this...
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