16 December, 2017

Mitigating risks in agricultural hydraulic hose applications

08 December, 2017

Dimitar Atanasov of Eaton Hydraulics looks at some common causes of hose failure and offers practical advice on how to mitigate against.


Special 21st Anniversary Report - Eventful journey

12 December, 2017

This issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics marks its 21st anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, a number of prominent spokespeople within the fluid power and wider motion control sectors consider some of the key technological, political and legislative changes that have come to pass over the past two decades.


Southern Manufacturing 2018 – A new look but a familiar feel

12 December, 2017

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics turns a respectable 20 years old in 2018. However, upstaging even that worthy achievement is perhaps the still bigger news that, from 2018 onwards, the show will move into a new permanent venue for the first time.


LAMMA ’18 – UK’s leading event for farm machinery, equipment and services returns in January

12 December, 2017

Farmers, contractors and other rural businesses looking to improve their bottom line have an excellent opportunity to quiz hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers of farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services when the LAMMA show returns to Peterborough in January.


Trelleborg designs rubber membrane for wave energy project

08 December, 2017

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has supplied a bespoke, flexible rubber membrane to Wetfeet, a €3.46 million, three-year research and development project designed to foster the exploitation of ocean wave energy.


Industrial lubricants – the importance of connectivity and collaboration

26 October, 2017

By Andrew Hepher, vice president technology, Shell.


Enerpac Synchoist positions Tahkoluoto Wind Farm Foundations

27 October, 2017

A Synchoist load positioning system, from Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology, has been used by Finnish wind power production company, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, for the installation of gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm, Pori, Finland. The Tahkoluoto Wind Farm is said to be the world’s first offshore windfarm designed for operation in ice conditions.


Working together

27 October, 2017

Members of the British Fluid Power Association – Brammer and Eriks UK, and OEM equipment supplier, Terex Trucks – discuss customer-supplier relationships within the quarrying and mining vehicle and machinery industry.


New UNIDO report explores potential of Industry 4.0

26 September, 2017

A new report launched by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) looks into the opportunities and challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also referred to as Industry 4.0, to accelerate the transition towards sustainable energy. The report, produced in collaboration with the German Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Indonesian think tank Sustainability & Resilience.Co (su-re.co), also provides key recommendations for future policies.


IO-Link supports predictive maintenance strategy with flexibility in the Industry 4.0 era

26 September, 2017

Intelligent production enables minimised downtime and optimal efficiency, writes Patrick Berdal, product manager for control devices, Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Division Europe (pictured).


Agriculture: leader in autonomous mobility?

26 September, 2017

Robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks. Agriculture is also no exception and is being quietly transformed by this rising new robotics. In this article, IDTechEx considers the evolution and the long-term impact of autonomous mobility in farm vehicles.


How the lean philosophy is transforming businesses

27 September, 2017

Two of IMI Precision Engineering’s plant directors: Charles Bamford, for the company’s Fradley, Staffordshire site; and Torsten Norff, for Alpen, Germany, outline the lean manufacturing concept and explain how it is transforming the way the organisation operates for the better.


Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech 2018 Update

22 August, 2017

Get ready for the return of our industry’s main event next April. Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech are set to taking place again at the NEC, Birmingham from 10 to 12 April next year.


Mixed reality technologies open new vistas for maintenance technicians

22 August, 2017

Setting aside its more familiar applications in gaming and consumer attractions, virtual reality has become a vital resource for the design engineer as it provides valuable insights into the 3D virtual design model, iteration by iteration, ahead of any investment in the physical prototype.


SPE Offshore Europe 2017 Preview

23 August, 2017

Embracing new realities: reinventing our industry - SPE Offshore Europe 2017 – which will take place from 5 to 8 September 2017 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) – is being staged at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil & gas industry has seen in decades.


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