End-of-stroke sensing for hydraulic cylinders

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Strokemaster cylinder-position sensors from Balluff provide end-of-stroke sensing for hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders. The sensor housing allows 304° of rotation that eliminates the hassle of post installation cable adjustments. This…

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DC power packs

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Muncie Power’s DC power packs feature new motors available in 12 VDC and now 24 VDC. Used for numerous applications including dump bodies, single-acting cylinders and lift gates,…

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Muncie Power’s Single-acting Telescopic Cylinders increase efficiency

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Each of Muncie Power’s single-acting telescopic cylinders are constructed from a solid, steel piece. With extended stage overlap to minimize bending and reduce hydraulic fluid usage, these cylinders…

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What is a telescopic hydraulic cylinder?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Telescopic hydraulic cylinders, sometimes called multi-stage cylinders, are a type of linear actuator consisting of a series of tubular rods called sleeves. The sleeves (usually four or five)…

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Linear sensors to be embedded in hydraulic cylinders

Monday, November 17, 2014

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial,…

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How do you specify a hydraulic cylinder?

Monday, September 22, 2014

A hydraulic cylinder is one of the simplest devices you can use to create force this side of hiring a guy (or thirty) to push on stuff. It’s…

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What is piston rod bar stock?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hydraulic cylinders are the essence of the fluid power motivation. However, their simplicity often leads us to discount their subtleties of manufacture, often assuming they’re constructed of identical…

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Checking cylinders handle loads to 2000 lb

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Series 1216 hydraulic checking cylinders are available in strokes up to 18 in. (longer on special order) where smooth control of the travel is required. 2000 pounds…

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What are hydraulic cylinders?

Monday, July 21, 2014

What is a hydraulic cylinder? It seems like such an elementary question, especially considering the depth of fluid power related material on the various WTWH and Design World…

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Modular transducer allows measurements up to 130 ft

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Position sensing in mobile applications can be tricky, especially on large machines with long boom cylinders. Such machines often rely on cable reels and string pots, but these…

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