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Confusion over industrial hose costing millions

25 February, 2016

The UK chemical industry is at risk of losing millions of pounds each year as confusion over industrial hose best practice is forcing end-users to over-specify unnecessarily expensive material, according to Carl Lilley, business unit manager for the Industrial Hose division at Eriks.


Linde Hydraulics wins Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal for new hydraulic motor

01 December, 2015

Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded the Agritechnica Silver Innovation Medal for its new HMV105D drive motor. The agricultural machinery trade fair awards prizes for new product developments that offer fundamental improvements for agricultural applications.


Platform truck allows semi-automated transportation of pallets

01 December, 2015

Two axles with heavy-duty rollers, a drawbar and space for three EUR-pallets – on first sight, the platform truck developed by Ruppel Hydraulik for a German car battery maker looks pretty much like ‘any ordinary’ vehicle for moving materials around on site.


Starter leak detection kit finds leaks in oil-based fluid systems

01 December, 2015

Vigilant inspection and maintenance of pesky leaks will prevent costly repairs and possible equipment replacement of industrial fluid systems. Spectronics Corporation manufactures reliable and effective products that successfully find them.


Updated motors with new feedback and connector options

01 December, 2015

The Kollmorgen AKMH range of stainless steel servo motors has been enhanced with a host of new feedback device options and new connector options.


Dry fluid is better fluid

01 December, 2015

Clean Fuel & Lubricant Solutions, a business unit within Donaldson Company, Inc., recently introduced its Reservoir Air Dryer for fluid tanks and reservoirs. The new product is designed to eliminate the need to continually replace conventional desiccant breathers or to dry fluids with vacuum dehydration units.


The hybrid advantage

01 December, 2015

Universal Hydraulik recently introduced a new enhancement to its SCM heat exchanger/cooler range; the SCM/FS. Based on the company’s existing hybrid heat exchangers from the SCM-Series, this new highly efficient ‘failsafe’ heat exchanger is the product of a year’s research and development in collaboration with a well-known offshore equipment supplier.


Seven steps to hydraulic cleanliness

01 December, 2015

Clean, contaminant-free oil within hydraulic systems is well known to be vital in prolonging the service life of components. However, what is less commonly understood are the factors which determine the appropriate level of cleanliness for a given system. Terry Davis, national technical manager at Brammer, introduces ISO 4406:99 and the seven steps that help establish targets and in turn optimise the longevity of hydraulic systems.


New oil dehydration units from Filtertechnik

25 November, 2015

Filtertechnik’s new range of Neptune oil dehydration units are claimed to be ideal for returning oil contaminated with water back to health in an efficient and cost effective manner. The units can be used for cleaning oil in a fixed or mobile plant situation.


Best practice approach to lubricants

25 November, 2015

With high-performance lubricants capable of increasing hydraulic pump efficiency by 6 per cent, ExxonMobil aims to help address the plastics industry’s primary concerns and contribute towards optimum efficiency and durability.


Transmission units offer increased torque for high-mileage vehicles

19 November, 2015

The Hydrotrac GFT series 8000 is a rotating planetary gearbox developed by Bosch Rexroth to offer increased power density and torque for wheel and track driven equipment, such as subsea crawlers, bulldozers and agricultural sprayers.


Sourcing the correct metal hose

30 October, 2015

By Gary James Liptrot, managing director, TMS Group.


Webtec introduces new CETOP3 stainless steel hydraulic valves

30 October, 2015

Webtec, the Cambridge (UK) based hydraulic measurement and control specialists have launched a brand new range of hydraulic high-pressure, zero-leak, CETOP3/DIN3 compatible directional control valves specifically designed for use on marine and offshore hydraulic control / power units. Typical applications include drill rigs, deck machinery, lifting equipment and grease injection units.


Eaton unveils Synflex 33CH-08 thermoplastic hose

30 October, 2015

Designed for subsea oil and gas applications, Eaton has introduced the Synflex 33CH-08 high collapse resistant thermoplastic hose. The new hose features a liner tube made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), which helps handle fluids with higher concentrations of acid and lowers permeability with methanol and other similar fluids. Typical applications for the 33CH-08 include for instance hydraulic flying leads, Installation/Intervention Work Over Control (IWOC) umbilical hoses, high flow rate applications and methanol injection.


Connection is key to fluid power system efficiency

30 October, 2015

As equipment and technology advances, it has never been more important that modern fluid power systems perform safely and precisely. However, partnering one manufacturers hose with another’s coupler can seriously jeopardise this. Andrew Dawes, hydraulics product manager at Eriks, explains how to avoid the common pitfalls of specification and why solid connections hold the key to true system efficiency.


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