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Monitored valves safeguard fluid power systems

Is your machinery truly safe? As standards have changed in Australia, it has become confusing for some whether we are meeting the standards or not. According to Jason Hodges, Operations Manager at Fluidsentry, there is evidence that the potential energy of fluid power (pneumatic or hydraulic) is...

Eliminating workplace injury with monitored safety valves

Manufacturers’ Monthly spoke to Fluidsentry operations manager Jason Hodges, on how monitored valve technology helps eliminate workplace accidents during hazardous operations. While setting up any production line, the most important objective is to protect the health and safety of the people working in the plant. People are...

What are the advantages of hydraulic tubing?

Tubing, when done well, is highly reliable and maintenance-free. The only time you change tube is typically when a modification or upgrade is done to the machine. Tubing resists motion or vibration that, although possibly transmitted, doesn’t cause it to shake or move the assembly itself. However,...

Proportional valve drivers – accurate and user-friendly valve controllers

Hydraulic systems always require a certain level of accuracy to perform most tasks, but what do you do when you need the most precise control of your hydraulic valve? The Digital Display Proportional Valve Drivers (DDPDX) offers accurate and intuitive control of an output current to a...

NFPA awards 19 fluid power scholarships

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to 19 students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, a 500-word essay, and a letter of recommendation were required from each applicant. The Foundation’s goal is to help...

What is the best O-ring material for hydraulic fluid?

Hydraulic fittings incorporating O-rings are not new to the market. While O-rings provide a simple solution, they are often taken for granted. Important characteristics of the O-ring, such are material selection, are frequently ignored. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the types of materials available to help...

Motion launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions brand

Motion Industries Inc. is pleased to announce the formation of its fluid power business brand: Mi Fluid Power Solutions (Mi FPS). Unifying top tier fluid power business units — including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power, Northwest Hose...

The Problem: A safety system that will not negatively affect production

Problem: A safety system that will not negatively affect production.Solution: Engineering a zoned safety control system inclusive of fluid power safety technology. A common complaint of today’s machinery safeguarding requirements is their potential impact on production. Safety control methods are often found to have involved incorporating fencing...

How important is bearing design for hydraulic cylinders?

Bearings are mechanical components designed to bear the load from a complimentary part, such as a shaft. Any shaft in fluid power subjected to loads perpendicular to the axis of movement requires a bearing. In most cylinder examples, one-piece bushings are best suited to support loads, offering...

Fortress product launches in 2022

New additions to Fortress’s ATOM and tGard ranges 2022 welcomes two additions to their current product ranges. Fortress are releasing ATOM ER, their compact guard lock with RFID coding now available with Escape Release. As well as High Level Coded Element, a new RFID coded actuator which...
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