Where are telescopic cylinders used?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Telescopic cylinders are used in applications requiring long stroke but a short retracted length. The most common telescopic cylinder application is dump beds or trailers. They can fit…

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5 tips for cylinder maintenance

Monday, March 21, 2016

Proper, consistent cylinder maintenance is necessary to keep your fluid power systems running smoothly and efficiently. Following these five tips is a step in the right direction. 1….

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Why are hydraulic cylinders used instead of pneumatic cylinders?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pneumatic cylinders use compressed air to create linear force. Pneumatic pressure acts upon the piston of the cylinder at a level equal to that pressure times the area…

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How do hydraulic cylinders fail?

Monday, March 7, 2016

Hydraulic cylinders fail by physical damage or by deterioration of their seals. Physical damage to a hydraulic cylinder is usually from an external source, such as another machine…

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What are hydraulic cylinders used for?

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hydraulic cylinders are used for creating mechanical force in a linear motion. A hydraulic cylinder is a tube capped at either end with a rod sticking out of…

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How do you mount a hydraulic cylinder?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A hydraulic cylinder is mounted by attaching it at two points of the machine it’s creating linear force for. The rod end of the cylinder must be attached…

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How do you specify a hydraulic cylinder?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Hydraulic cylinders are specified by the force required to be pushed and moved, and they are specified by their method of mounting. There are subordinate functions to be…

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How do hydraulic cylinders fail—contamination

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Today’s fluid-power users, for the most part, are well aware that keeping hydraulic fluid clean is essential in preventing premature failures and unexpected downtime. Nonetheless, contamination remains a…

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TG Series power take-off eliminates need for shift cables

Monday, November 30, 2015

Muncie Power Products assists the truck equipment and other fluid power markets with its TG Series power take-off. The TG Series is available with 10 speed ratios, 19…

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Perception of China meets reality

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Americans like to celebrate successful entrepreneurs who started out with little more than the shirt on their back. But most of us have never heard of Liping Wong….

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