Hydraulic fluids flow through filters in a spiral pattern that improves flow, increases absorption capacity, keeps filters cleaner and protects hard-working equipment from contamination.
With ever-rising fuel prices, designing efficient hydraulic systems can pay big dividends for users of mobile hydraulic vehicles. Join Design World as we take an in-depth look at three critical areas of mobile hydraulic system design: filtration, sensors and sealing. Our expert panel will be presenting critical design tips and answering your questions.
For the most part, industrial tradeshows are necessary evils. People who don’t travel seem to think they’re comprised of an endless array of fantastic locales, amazing meals and endless partying. Check out Editorial Director Paul Heney’s tips for engineers in the video below, along with some of the strangest mistakes he’s seen people make at their booths.
Normally, the figure of 6.9 mpg wouldn’t get many people’s hearts racing. But this number, achieved by Altair ProductDesign’s new BUSolutions prototype, is fairly stunning. Doing real-world testing of the bus over downtown, commuter and arterial routes, the bus achieved the 6.9 mpg number. Compare that with 3.3 mpg for a same-class diesel bus going through the identical testing, and the number begins to impress.
The latest pneumatic, mobile and industrial hydraulic orders information has been released through June 2011 by the National Fluid Power Association.
A record-breaking 304 attendees heard economist Alan Beaulieu’s urgings to spend money and hire employees at the National Fluid Power Association’s 2011 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference in the Chicago suburbs from August 15 – 17.
Dr. Monika Ivantysynova, head of the Maha Fluid Power Laboratory at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., discusses anti-vibration damping for pump-controlled actuation on skid-steer loaders during a recent tour.
Design World’s Editorial Director Paul J. Heney speaks with Brad Rico of Brennan Industries about this “problem solving” hydraulic solution. The Brennan Black coating is more cost effective that using stainless steel adapters while only slightly more expensive than normal steel adapters.
It’s not often that I get to play with industrial technology apps on my iPad, so I was excited to see that Bosch Rexroth has just launched a free “Virtual Machines HMI 2011” app.
Gates Corp. has announced G8K MegaSpiral hydraulic hose as part of its new and improved MegaSys product line.