With companies searching for ways to optimize and ensure longer lifetimes for equipment, reliable and accurate, oil condition monitoring sensors are important. To meet this need, the FPS2800 oil property sensor from TE Connectivity is optimized for fluid condition monitoring in applications from industrial machinery and compressors to off-road … [Read more...] about Oil property sensor measures oil quality, condition and contaminants
Schroeder Industries is unveiling a new training program for OEM’s and MRO operations called “Schroeder’s Fast Fifteen,” which provides targeted fluid cleanliness concepts in 15 minutes. The company is using its 70 years of expertise to build out this brand-new training concept. With most corporations vying for users' attention during this time, … [Read more...] about Schroeder Industries unveils fluid cleanliness training program
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor It was 20° here in Burlington, Ontario yesterday. No, not 20° Fahrenheit, but 20° Celsius … equating to something like 68° F. Nevertheless, it was warm enough to have our entire family outside playing basketball in the driveway. Because of the weather and the lack of human gatherings, I’m seeing a number of … [Read more...] about Top 5 Spring maintenance tasks for fluid power systems
Literally, every fluid power system counts on soft-sealing technology to contain high-pressure liquid, allowing hydraulic energy to transmit useful work. The most common rubber technology in today’s fluid power system is synthetic, such as Buna nitrile or urethane. Each type of polymer has its advantages, but they also differ in their … [Read more...] about How does hydrolysis affects seals?
The Hybrid Integrated Tank offers a cost-effective upgrade for mobile hydraulic systems. Hydraulic tank systems for mobile equipment must be crafted to handle diverse and multifaceted requirements. OEMs often take a do-it-yourself approach: purchase individual components such as tanks, filters, connectors, breathers and oil level indicators, … [Read more...] about Hydraulic tank design is a HIT
Des-Case has launched a new varnish removal and prevention system. Varnish is a common problem for a wide range of hydraulic fluids and lubricants, especially in turbine and plastic injection molding applications. Compatible fluids include mineral oil, synthetic ester, and phosphate esters. It results in: valves sticking shorter fluid … [Read more...] about Varnish removal and prevention system
It’s critical for equipment manufacturers and the engineers they employ to possess a sound understanding of the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants, and how hydraulic fluids can impact machine performance. With that fact in mind, IFPE 2020 will offer attendees an education session entitled “Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency … [Read more...] about A review of hydraulic fluids and contamination control
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Most of you are familiar with the use of oil as the fluid medium for hydraulic systems, which is inherently excellent at its job. It lubricates well, provides good heat capacity and is stable over various pressure and temperature ranges. As good as oil is, it’s not the only power transmission liquid in use … [Read more...] about How do water hydraulics work?
Webtec has launched a new on-line hydraulic oil viscosity calculator app which calculates the viscosity of hydraulic oil at different pressures. Hydraulic fluid suppliers provide oils with different viscosities. These oils are most-often badged in terms of their ISO number or grade, where common grades for hydraulic circuits include ISO 32, 46 … [Read more...] about Online app calculates hydraulic oil viscosity at different pressures
Freudenberg’s inline spring inspection machine, a packaging marvel no bigger than a standard microwave oven, scrutinizes 6-12 mm diameter garter springs at a rate of four per second for defects including kinks, gaps, irregular diameters and poorly joined ends. The machine segregates defective components out of a typical batch of 10,000 springs and … [Read more...] about Freudenberg upgrades quality process with new vision inspection units