By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Physical laws, unlike governmental laws, are perfect. The heavy hand of the (physical) law keeps our fluid power realm in check, dictating liquids and gases' behaviours at every location. I'd like to say very few alternate engineering fields so heavily rely on these laws and principles as fluid power, but a … [Read more...] about Laws are infallible
The OQS 2 new and improved Oil Quality Sensor puts users in control with real-time, 24/7 monitoring of oil degradation, oil condition and water ingress and is now available for purchase. The sensor is a live, highly flexible and cost effective condition-based monitoring solution, designed to be permanently mounted within any lubrication system … [Read more...] about Oil sensor offers real-time, 24-hour monitoring oil degradation
Hydraulic development engineers and tribology specialists still expend substantial time, effort and resources in the search for an ideal hydraulic fluid. Novel Ionic Liquids may offer the solution. In a presentation at IFK 2020 titled “Basic aspects when using ionic liquids as a hydraulic fluid,” authors Darko Lovrec and Vito Tič of the … [Read more...] about What are ionic hydraulic fluids?
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed an advanced testing procedure and simulation methodology that, in combination with the company’s Ventoguard portfolio of elastomeric materials, offers performance improvements and better longevity in offshore wind energy component applications. The material simulation process helps to identify optimal … [Read more...] about Material simulation, testing improve lifespan of offshore wind turbines
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Clean, dry and cool hydraulic oil should last you an indefinite period. As long as you properly condition your fluid, there is no reason to change it or add more. If you're in a position to add hydraulic fluid to your system, something has gone wrong. Either you've had to replace a worn component, taking with … [Read more...] about How can you detect leaks in hydraulic systems?
In September’s first installment of the Fluid Power Technology 2020 Virtual Series, Brandon Richards, CEO of PANOLIN America Inc. presented "Where and when should you use environmentally acceptable fluids?” He provided an overview of the types EALs available in the marketplace and benefits of these fluids over mineral-based lubricants. Here are … [Read more...] about Where and when to use environmentally acceptable fluids
Greene Tweed announces the release of its new EPM 953 elastomer for phosphate ester hydraulic systems in aerospace applications. Developed for its ultra-low-temperature performance and compatibility with phosphate ester hydraulic fluids, EPM 953 outperforms existing EP elastomers and maintains an excellent seal at temperatures as low as -85°F … [Read more...] about Ultra-low temperature elastomer seal for phosphate ester hydraulic systems
Des-Case Corp. has announced the launch of a new remote diagnostic monitoring subscription plan for industrial lubricated assets where customers can have peace of mind knowing the lubricant health, cleanliness and humidity inside their critical assets have real-time monitoring by a team of experts. “Des-Case has innovated and manufactured … [Read more...] about Des-Case providing full-service remote diagnostic monitoring solution
Greene Tweed announces the release of its new L-Cap seal for hydraulic systems in aerospace applications. Made with proprietary Avalon PTFE, Arlon PEEK, and elastomer materials, Greene Tweed’s new L-Cap seal exceeds industry standards for performance and durability, ensuring long service life, minimal fluid leakage, and excellent performance … [Read more...] about Easy-to-install rod seal exceeds aerospace standards
Most advocates for fluid power technology are well aware of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), where factory floor and mobile equipment are fitted with sensors, connected to wireless networks and send vast volumes of data to the cloud. Analyzing the data in real time gives manufacturers a better idea of how their production lines are … [Read more...] about The democratization of IoT