Tompkins Industries now has 2D and 3D CAD models available for more than 3,000 of its hydraulic adapters and hydraulic tube fittings. Models are accessible with all major CAD applications, the free eDrawings viewer, and 3D PDF.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (TREL-B) has released an “O-ring calculator” app. The new app calculates O-ring dimensions and tolerances and recommends sizes and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions part numbers.
Caterpillar’s Global Product Manager-Large Excavators, Kenneth Gray, will be one of the featured speakers at the 2012 National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Annual Conference. He will address more than 100 industry leaders and member companies in Hawaii, March 6-10, 2012.
Simrit today announced the appointment of José Caro to head of global Simrit, where he will be responsible for leading the global Simrit business of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. Caro succeeds Dr. Jan Gupta who has been appointed to head of the oil seals division
Three new technical documents have recently been published and are now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA): Fluid power connectors and associated components – Nominal outside diameters of tubes and nominal hose sizes; Pneumatic fluid power – Cylinders – Single-rod short-stroke cylinders, 1 000 kPa (10 bar) series, bores from 20 mm to 100 mm; and Hydraulic fluid power – Pressure switches – Mounting surfaces (second edition).
Daman Products received recognition for its ongoing support of education in local K-12 schools when it accepted the Contributions to Education-Corporate Award from the South Bend Alumni Association in November. Presented during the association’s annual Hall of Fame banquet, the award recognizes Daman’s active involvement with education programs that positively affect students in the South Bend Community Schools.
U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke visited hydraulics repair and remanufacturer Attica Hydraulic Exchange Inc. to get a first-hand look at how this Michigan businesses is adding high-paying jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is pleased to recognize design engineers Erling Skaar and Odd Arild Olsen as the recipients of the first-ever NFPA Innovation Award, given to individuals for using fluid power technology in innovative ways. Skaar and Olsen received the award for their unique design of an energy efficient controller that also reduces the carbon footprint of marine vessels.
Jon Jensen of SMC, Immediate Past President of the International Fluid Power Society, opened up the first Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel on Tuesday. Jensen explained that the registered attendance was 107, an excellent showing for a first-time event.
Governor Nikki Haley, the State of South Carolina Department of Commerce and Bosch Rexroth today announced a significant expansion of Bosch Rexroth’s existing hydraulic manufacturing operations in Greenville County. The $80 million investment is expected to generate 160 new jobs over the next five years.