By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Manufacturers make cellulose fibers from long chains of plant material processed into a pulp and then drawn out into strands. Glass media comes from a more complicated process of first drawing molten silica fibers and then combining them into a strand using a resin binder. The product of either process looks … [Read more...] about What is the difference between cellulose and glass filter media?
HYDAC is pleased to announce the introduction of the RFB compact series filter – the newest member of the HYDAC Air-X return line filter series. Appropriate for small to medium flow rates, the filter will be sold in five sizes ranging from 45 – 260 lpm. The flow of the filter is inward to outward in a design that is optimized for performance. … [Read more...] about RFB compact Air-X return line filter for small to medium flow rates
Ohio Fabricators Company (OFCO) is proud to announce the addition of two new professionals to its growing staff. In April, OFCO hired Mark Thaxton as an industrial engineer. Thaxton holds a BS in manufacturing engineering technology from the University of Akron. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter engine mechanic and supervisor. Prior … [Read more...] about Ohio Fabricators announces staffing changes
Modern mobile machinery requires compact and robust hydraulic components. And according to engineers at ARGO-HYTOS, this also applies to hydraulic tanks, as lack of space and cost pressure often lead to a reduction in tank volume. With a simultaneous increase in performance in the form of higher volume flows, the requirements for return filters are … [Read more...] about AirEX return filters prevent foaming
HYDAC is pleased to announce the introduction of the VFL Indicator with smart sensor technology. The indicator uses a highly engineered algorithm in combination with learning-capable software to provide the most advanced filter element predictive maintenance. The algorithm, developed from extensive hydraulic and lube oil lab and field experience, … [Read more...] about VFL indicator with smart sensor technology for filter life monitoring
Schroeder Industries is continuing the Fast Fifteen program by expanding the course materials offered in 2021. Schroeder’s Fast Fifteen Program started in May 2020 at the crest of the pandemic. With most corporations vying for attention during the newly adapted digital age, Schroeder began providing online content (15-minutes or less) proven to … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries expands its Fast Fifteen online mini courses
Clients of UK-based oil management service provider OMS LubriTek (formerly Rockson LubriTek) are set to benefit from a major investment in new kit and expertise – thanks to partner company Reynolds Contamination Control. The two companies began working together last year when Reynolds announced it would be using OMS LubriTek’s pioneering Energy … [Read more...] about Complete contamination control, including cloud-connection, reduces varnish
Contributed by Sam Kaye, CFPSD,CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, Application Manager, RHK Hydraulic Cylinder Services Inc. The maintenance department is the cornerstone of any company that relies on equipment to generate profit. As the name suggests, the main function of this group is to maintain equipment and prevent breakdowns. But when equipment failures … [Read more...] about Has contamination turned your maintenance department into the emergency repair department?
Schroeder Industries has expanded its line of North American Vacuum Dehydrators with the all-new NAV 5 Vacuum Dehydrator. With the success of its NAV 30 gpm vacuum dehydrator, Schroeder saw a need to offer a 5 gpm version to condition smaller reservoirs under 600 gallons. The NAV 5 is compact coming in roughly 9 in. smaller in length and over … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries expands its oil dehydrator series
Contributed by Don Krause, Business Development, Ohio Fabricators Company Filtration has come a long way since the beginning of time. Believe it or not, filtration goes all the way back to ancient times. The Egyptians used to strain mash grapes through fabric and make grape juice and wine. Even the use of filters to purify water and make it … [Read more...] about A brief introduction to hydraulic system filter placement