A new technical document has recently been published and is now available from the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). ISO 6195:2013 (supersedes ISO 6195:2002) Fluid power systems and components — Cylinder-rod wiper-ring housings in reciprocating applications — Dimensions and tolerances Scope: This International Standard specifies dimensions and tolerances of housings for wiper rings used in […]
In 2014, TIER 4 Final Regulations will be in effect, and diesel systems will be required to operate generating near-zero targeted emission levels. This significant reduction will force many mobile equipment manufacturers to fully redesign their systems. And those redesigns can have a large impact on the function of the machine through the drive and […]
Another way to access the Rexroth GoTo Focused Delivery Program is now available from the GoTo Products App page in iTunes. The new iPhone® App complements Rexroth‘s GoTo Products iPad® App by offering additional mobility and providing the most up-to-date GoTo information for faster access than ever to Rexroth’s broad collection of GoTo products. GoTo […]
A collaborative research and development project on rail brake energy recovery is scheduled to commence in the second half of this year and will see Ricardo join forces with fluid power expert Artemis Intelligent Power and rail technology expert Bombardier Transportation.
Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (NYSE:SHS) has introduced the new PLUS+1TM Compliant KEP3 electronic foot pedal, a bi-directional, over-center rocker pedal used to drive vehicles equipped with hydrostatic transmissions and/or electronically controlled engines.
A manufacturer of efficient and reliable permanent magnet rotating equipment, Danotek Motion Technologies, has been awarded a purchase order from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) for the supply of electro hydraulic steering units.
HydraForce has released the latest version of its hydraulic circuit design tool. Version 3.3 of i-Design supports the trend toward higher hydraulic system pressures, smaller hydraulic “footprints” and greater global application of hydraulic manifolds and cartridge valves.
Friction between lubricated surfaces is a principal source of energy losses in fluid power systems—a ubiquitous problem for fluid power users across the industrial spectrum. But thanks to research underway within the Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, that problem is on its way to resolution.
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.
Besides negatively affecting hearing and impairing effective communication, excessive noise can increase mechanical fatigue and reduce component life. In short, excessive noise detracts from the attractiveness of existing fluid power products and can be an entry barrier for this technology into new markets and applications.