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Trick or treat for fluid power markets

Last week the National Fluid Power Assn. hosted an economic update webinar for the fluid power community. Fitting for a post-Halloween event, Catherine Putney, an economist with ITR Economics, predicted a bit of a fright next year, with better prospects beyond. Here are some excerpts from her...

Eight tips for surviving a fluid power recession

In a recent webinar hosted by the National Fluid Power Assn., economist Catherine Putney of ITR Economics, Manchester, New Hampshire, provided attendees with an update on current economic conditions, as well as a look ahead. While the U.S. economy and fluid-power-related markets have been doing quite well, she noted,...

Bosch Rexroth Examines the Factory of the Future

Imagine a packaging factory where you can change everything directly from the floor, roof and walls within a few days or even hours. Increasingly short production life cycles, smaller batch sizes, and individual product design and forms mark the requirements for future production, which have full flexibility,...

Finalists announced for fluid power category in LEAP Awards

Four finalists were announced on Friday for the inaugural LEAP Awards’ Fluid Power Category, comprising a fascinating array of new hydraulic and pneumatic technology advances. The competition was scored by a panel of independent technical/engineering-oriented judges. Responsible for the Fluid Power category were these four judges:  ...

Lubrication issues in industrial hydraulics

Without adequate lubrication, hydraulic components will fail, falling victim to excessive friction, heat, particle contamination and more. Hydraulic fluid is a multi-talented medium bringing more to the plate than just the transfer of force. Hydraulic fluid also helps with cooling, contamination removal and sealing. However, those three...

How do I specify standard hydraulic manifolds?

The three most common ways to control hydraulic actuators are with lever valves, cartridge valves or sandwich valves. Lever valves are available as monoblock or stacked valves, and are primarily for directional control. Cartridge valves have nearly infinite possible combinations, but must be used with bodies or...

Telematics offers high-value solutions for industry

Telematics facilitates the exchange of rich data to and from mobile or remote machinery, helping to streamline maintenance and costs. How can the owner of a fleet of cranes avoid the daily worries about whether the machines are being operated and maintained for safe performance? Is there...

Hassle-free path to clean-running hydraulics

A new line of hydraulic fluid additives and treatments that eliminates varnish improves system response and extends equipment life. It’s a tough world for today’s hydraulic oils. Systems are getting smaller, and oil reservoirs are often built to fit the available space and not optimized in size...

Linde Hydraulics opens second location in Rock Hill, S.C.

Linde Hydraulics Corp. (LHC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co., announced the opening of its newest location in Waterford Park, Rock Hill, S.C. The building is 67,200 square feet and expansion of an additional 30,000 square feet is possible. In conjunction with the...

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