Industry News Archive

VHS Hydraulic Components appointed UK dealer for Ikron Fluid Filtration

VHS Hydraulic Components Ltd, producer of power packs, hydraulic cylinders and supplier of hydraulic components, has been appointed the official UK dealer for Ikron Fluid Filtration. Made in Italy, Ikron Fluid Filtration is part of the Casappa group and offers a range of hydraulic filtration products, including suction filters, return line filters,...

Danfoss and partners speed autonomous vehicle development

At the September NFPA/FPIC meeting, Peter Bleday, head of Danfoss Power Solutions autonomous vehicles group in Cambridge, Mass., discussed how the mobile industry has embraced more advanced technologies like autonomy, digitisation and connectivity. In the process, he explained, Danfoss has had to expand its own product offerings...

Neighbors United

AAH contributes to Neighbors United. They are a community of strangers, families, and friends who have come together to help those who are in need & down on their luck. They help homeless veterans, kids with cancer, firefighters with cancer and families in need. The organisation is...

Getting smaller and bigger all at once

Lately, it seems a month doesn’t go by where I’m not receiving some news about a merger and acquisition in the industry. Sometimes, it’s one small distributor or repair shop acquiring another to expand their reach. And others, it is the big players getting even bigger. Unless you’ve been living...

What are the most important hydraulic filtration terms you must understand?

It’s not enough for you to learn how to design or install hydraulic systems. Any fluid power professional worth their weight in hydraulic oil approaches their education holistically, even if this education occurs after your last exam in college. Engineers and designers absolutely must consider how to...

Bosch Rexroth Hits the Road with Hydraulics Roadshow

Bosch Rexroth’s Connected Hydraulics Roadshow, a traveling exhibit, brings a complete “tradeshow booth on wheels” to plants and industrial parks across North America beginning September 2021. The Connected Hydraulics Roadshow is a self-contained exhibit, housed in a specially created tractor trailer designed to present a full array...

Eaton Acquisition Brings Industrial Hydraulics Market to Danfoss

Danfoss Power Solutions operates almost exclusively in the off-highway market, but its recent acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics division opens up industrial distribution avenues that Danfoss plans to take advantage of. Both of us are leaving our old companies behind and creating something brand new,” Danfoss president Eric...

Fluid power experts bridge the electrical skills gap

Festo Didactic offers turnkey learning systems, e-learning and training courses. The cyber-physical platform CP Factory, for example, models stations of a real production plant and lets people learn subjects such as plant programming, networking, energy efficiency and data management. (Photos: Festo AG & Co. KG) Much has...

Kaman Distribution Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Kaman Distribution, a value-added distributor of bearings, power transmission, automation, and fluid power products, is celebrating 50 years in business. Kaman Distribution was founded in 1971 as Kaman Bearing & Supply by Charles H. Kaman. Throughout the years, the company has grown organically and through acquisitions, expanding...

4 Steps to Identify Hydraulic Threads

By Burleigh Bailey, Engineering Manager, Parker Tube Fittings Division Machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in every corner of the world. The hydraulic systems alone use countless different types of fittings and adapters with different sealing methods and thread forms. While the sealing method can often...
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