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What is a pressure gauge and what is its use

A pressure gauge is an instrument that indicates the pressure of the fluid in a circuit . The fluid in the circuits can be both liquid and gas; Hydraulic oil and compressed air being the most common, respectively. We use the pressure gauges for both control and regulation, or to...

Matching the Right Drive to Your Motor

Getting the best out of your operations means doing more than simply connecting a motor to a piece of electrical equipment. You will also need a drive to act as an intermediary, moderating the flow of power from the motor to the equipment and supporting safer, more...

How to identify the size of a hydraulic hose

Identifying the size of the hydraulic hose is very important so hydraulic system’s do not have to be altered. To measure the size we can use two nomenclatures: Nominal diameter and Inches. Hydraulic Hose Size The Nominal Diameter: also known by its abbreviation DN, is the measurement...

The Safe Operation of Hydraulic Tools

Hydraulic tools offer the user great versatility when it comes to transmitting power and controlling motion. Unfortunately, if operated incorrectly, they can become extremely dangerous: this is due to the way in which the fluid is stored under high pressure and the potential high force capability of...

Eaton Offers Comprehensive Hydraulics Training

Eaton is offering virtual training in all areas of hydraulics. The training is offered over multiple days and delivered in four-hour increments with breaks between topics. Learning materials used throughout the course are included in the registration process and can be mailed to an attendee’s location. Attendees...

What are air leak best practices?

Leaks waste compressed air energy.  Typically, 15% to 30% of all the compressed air produced by the air compressor never gets to the final use. A key part of managing system energy is also managing leakage.  To properly manage leaks, it is important to have a management...

A review of hydraulic fluids and contamination control

By Mary Gannon It’s critical for equipment manufacturers and the engineers they employ to possess a sound understanding of the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants, and how hydraulic fluids can impact machine performance. With that fact in mind, IFPE 2020 will offer attendees an education...

ARE YOUR PURCHASES REALLY EFFECTIVE

How does the purchasing process work in your business? In general, purchases occur very similarly in most small, medium or large businesses. This is because the procedure is quite similar, and what changes is mainly the size and volume of orders, depending on the performance of each...

HOW TO BETTER MANAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Efficient management of the supply chain is necessary for all companies that deal with product movement, whether purchasing or selling. Any business that produces or sells goods must be very aware of the entire process, from purchase to delivery, especially because the internal organization can ensure higher...

Condition monitoring for compressed air piping

The Transair business unit of Parker Hannifin has announced the next evolution in compressed air piping with its new Condition Monitoring Technology, which lets end-users track the status of their compressed air piping systems. The setup uses sophisticated wireless sensors to monitor a compressed air piping network,...
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