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LunchBox learning about fluid power

In 1999, Carl and Lenore Dyke launched an industrial education and consulting business in Calgary. Carl took his earliest career experiences as a millwright in the sawmill industry and his seven years of teaching welding/fabrication and electronics/robotics at the high school level and sought to create a...

Camozzi launches Series DRCS drives

Camozzi Automation has introduced Series DRCS drives for use in conjunction with its stepper motors into its C_Electrics product portfolio. Compact and optimised in one size, the fully digital drives have been specially configured for all small and medium sized Camozzi stepper motors. Capable of controlling Stepper...

Emerson enhances proportional valves with digital communications interface

Emerson has introduced its ASCO Numatics Sentronic Plus (Series 614) and Sentronic LP (Series 617) proportional pressure control valves with the integration of IO-Link communications to provide cost-effective and reliable control and diagnostics in support of predictive maintenance practices. Using IO-Link communications to gain insight into these...

Cartridge proportional valves for mobile transmissions

The ever-increasing demand for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction continues to spur the need for more efficient and reliable drive systems in mobile, construction and agricultural machinery. These applications require precise, customizable controls, especially regarding the powertrains. ARGO-HYTOS, Kraichtal, Germany, offers innovative powertrain valve systems that help...

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...
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