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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...

Hydraulics lets driverless trucks move 2 billion tons

Global heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., announced that the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons...

Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Fluid Power Sales

Cleveland, OH — Applied Industrial Technologies announced it has acquired Fluid Power Sales, a manufacturer and distributor of fluid power components, specializing in the engineering and fabrication of manifolds...

China 2025 has fluid power in the crosshairs

The U.S. and China are at loggerheads over most everything today: tariffs, intellectual property theft, industrial espionage, hacked elections, territorial disputes, trade imbalance, currency manipulation… the list seems to...

What type of of air prep is required for plant compressed air?

Here are some best practices to supply safe, clean and dry air to a machine or piece of equipment. Plant-supplied compressed air often travels a long and varying path...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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