19 January, 2020

The advantages of cold aseptic filling

08 January, 2020

By Matt Hale, sales & marketing director, HRS Heat Exchangers.

The importance of cleanliness in the oil & gas sector

03 January, 2020

British Fluid Power Association member companies Pall Corporation, Hydac Technology Ltd. and MP Filtri consider the critical part filtration equipment plays within the particularly challenging environments found within the oil & gas sector.

Vital maintenance for land-based drilling rig

17 December, 2019

While much of the world’s oil & gas supplies are to be found out to sea and extracted via offshore drilling rigs, there are also a number of land locked countries that have access to vast quantities of oil and gas. Specialist drilling rigs travel across land as a mobile wheeled fabrication. The drill is attached to the end of an extremely long hydraulic cylinder. Once in situ, the drill is manoeuvred from horizontal to upright and becomes a drill mast.

Innovation starts with lubrication: Maintenance practices to improve the efficiency of your hydraulic equipment today and tomorrow

12 December, 2019

There is a growing demand for plastic injection moulded parts. The machinery’s ability to manufacture identical parts to a high-quality finish in a cost-effective way, has led to plastics injection moulded parts becoming a popular alternative to metal across a variety of sectors from medical to automotive. This places pressure on operators to ensure that their machinery is operating at peak efficiency, to stay competitive in a growing market. We spoke to Jake Sutton, Shell Lubricants UK Technical Manager at Shell Lubricants to gain some insights about the potential impact of hydraulic fluid choice and maintenance regimes on equipment productivity, lifespan, and efficiency and how it can help improve your total cost of ownership.

Moog and Voith intend to establish a strategic partnership

06 December, 2019

The global technology company Voith Group and Moog Inc., both developers, manufacturers and suppliers of electric, hydraulic and hybrid drive solutions, are currently in talks to form a joint venture based in Rutesheim. The project provides for a strategic partnership to expand the hydrostatic servo-hydraulics business in various industrial markets.

Hydra-slide demos XLP150 skidding system

04 December, 2019

An XLP150 extreme low profile hydraulic skidding system was the centerpiece of Hydra-Slide’s exhibit at this year’s Breakbulk Americas, which took place 8-10 October at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. 

Bobcat loaders help to keep Madrid Airport safe in the winter

29 November, 2019

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid in Spain, Europe’s sixth busiest airport, needs reliable and effective equipment to keep the runways and other paved areas safe in the winter. For this important job, UTE Actuaciones Invernales, the airport’s service organization, relies on 20 new Bobcat S450 compact loaders.

New flame-retardant hose protection product from Plascompo

28 November, 2019

Plascompo Ltd of Sheffield has introduced a new flame-retardant hose protection product. Responding to demands from customers for a protective hose and cable wrap that would meet the stringent specifications of the underground rail industry, Plascompo has over a period two years developed a new range of Pig’s Tail spiral protection.

All-new MultiSystem 5070 – A major step forward in mobile hydraulic test and datalogging

21 November, 2019

Hydrotechnik UK has launched the all new MultiSystem 5070 datalogger, replacing the company’s 5060plus. The 5070 has been re-designed from the ground up and offers up to 42 channels and 8 high-speed inputs to record pressure, temperature, flow, RPM, position, force, voltage, current, oil condition and much more.

MecWash recommended by leading machine tool manufacturers

12 November, 2019

Birmingham-based volume parts manufacturer, Falcon Engineering Productions Ltd, has invested in a MecWash Solo 400 aqueous parts washing machine following several recommendations from machine tool manufacturers.

Award winning subsea valve actuator reduces energy consumption by up to 75%

08 November, 2019

Launched less than a year ago, Bosch Rexroth’s Subsea Valve Actuator (SVA) – a new concept for underwater actuators that offers SIL3 safety levels and up to 75% lower energy consumption – has been granted a Mechanical Engineering Design Award. The SVA was developed to help address some of the challenges and shortcomings associated with either purely electromechanical or electrohydraulic actuator technology used on the sea floor for oil and gas exploration and production systems.

The rise of recycled bearings

06 November, 2019

Bearings are circular, much like the economy they are used in. As more customers avoid disposing of bearings needlessly, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing re-lubricator SMB Bearings, discusses the sudden surge in popularity of reusing and recycling ball bearings through relubrication.

Uniflex introduces new hose cleaning device and cutting machines

01 November, 2019

Hydraulic systems demand the highest standards regarding the cleanliness of hose and pipe assemblies. However, abrasion during the cutting and crimping of hoses causes the formation of chips or scales, which must not be present, as specified in ISO 4406 and NAS 1638. Therefore, in addition to its well-established hose crimpers, Uniflex also offers special cleaning devices to solve this problem.

Gates launches Pro1T and Pro2T hydraulic hoses for industrial applications

30 October, 2019

Gates, the global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, has further expanded its PRO Series portfolio with the launch of new Pro1T and Pro2T hydraulic hose lines for the European market.

New Piusi high-flow ATEX EX100/140 pumps

25 October, 2019

Piusi’s new EX100 and EX140 pumps with ATEX and UL certification, were developed to meet the specific requirements of various fuel transfer markets.

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