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 accumulators store energy, enhance the performance of fluid-power systems and provide for emergency backup functions. An accumulator consists of a separation element (bladder, piston or diaphragm) that divides gas and fluid sections. The energy storage capacity is directly affected by the precharge pressure of nitrogen gas inside an … [Read more...] about Condition monitoring for hydraulic accumulators
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?
Winners of the LEAP Awards (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) in the category of test & measurement include Schroeder Industries with its Schroeder Pro: Total Fluid Health instrument, notching the Bronze award in this category. The LEAP Awards honor innovative product technology in 12 categories. As determined by 14 industry … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries wins coveted 2020 LEAP Award
Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched Environ MV R, its first hydraulic fluid using ultra-pure severely hydrotreated base oils to meet the OECD 301B requirements for ready biodegradability. According to Petro-Canada Lubricants, the design makes Environ MV R the first hydraulic fluid of its kind to meet these requirements, providing longer life … [Read more...] about Readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid from Petro-Canada
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
Schroeder Industries introduces the Schroeder Varnish Elimination Unit (VEU). With the scheduled (and often times unscheduled) dollar value of replacement hydraulic parts and the pressure to maintain a 100% planned up-time schedule, most operators are shocked to learn that the level of operational quality lies solely in the cleanliness of their … [Read more...] about Varnish Elimination Unit removes sludge from hydraulic fluid
Champion Oil understands the operational importance of specific hydraulic systems and applications. Universal Tractor Hydraulic Fluids (UTHF) are commonly used in agriculture as well as in many types of mobile and off-road equipment including excavators and loaders. UTHF improve the productivity of farm tractors by protecting the tractor parts. … [Read more...] about Universal Tractor Hydraulic Fluids ensure smooth, efficient operation