20 November, 2019

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.

PG-ML – a gasket sheet made of stainless steel and flexible graphite

23 October, 2019

Expanded graphite is the most commonly used sealing material for high temperature applications. It is employed in the construction of a wide variety of styles including flat sheet gaskets, semi-metallic gaskets such as spiral wound, compressed valve packings and die pressed rings; it is the sealing material of choice for the refining, petrochemical and power industries.

Sealing solution for innovative welding method

15 October, 2019

A sealing solution provided by FPE Seals has helped Jackweld with the design of an innovative welding method for joining rail tracks. Specialist machinery designers Jackweld are working on the EU project WRIST, to develop an orbital friction welding method, which aims to deliver a longer lifetime of the rails and welds, increased reliability, combined with a reduction of the maintenance cost.

Watchlog – the Wireless Sensor Monitoring System from Hydrotechnik UK

08 October, 2019

Hydrotechnik UK’s HTUK Watchlog wireless system is designed for continuous monitoring and logging of up to 100 sensors where hardwired sensors are not feasible. Pressure, temperature, flow, level and force sensor options are available, all of which can be monitored over distances up to 1.6km.

Keeping safe with accumulators

01 October, 2019

Andreas Lengnowski, (pictured) market manager, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Cylinder, Accumulator & Cooler Division Europe, provides safety guidance for selecting and using hydro-pneumatic accumulators and accessories.

Hydraulic cylinders support London’s newest moveable bridge

11 September, 2019

Providing a road and pedestrian link in Canary Wharf, London’s newest moveable bridge is a feat of engineering and architecture, supported by hydraulic cylinders from Dana SAC UK, allowing large vessels to pass through and keeping Thames’ commerce flowing.

Leader Hydraulics gets trained up on Filtration Group portfolio

13 September, 2019

Following Leader Hydraulics Ltd’s appointment as official Premium Partner for Filtration Group earlier this year the company recently undertook a week’s extensive product training on Filtration Group’s expanding product portfolio at the Group’s Öhringen facilities in Germany. With this specialist knowledge Leader Hydraulics reports that it can support global customers throughout the buying process to identify and specify the most suitable product for their business operations.

Webtec opens German office

12 September, 2019

Webtec, the specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products, has formed Webtec (Europe) GmbH, a new company located in Leverkusen, near Düsseldorf.

HydraForce wins Large Employer of the Year and apprentice Ritik Sharma crowned Outstanding Apprentice of the Year at Ladder Awards

09 September, 2019

HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd has won awards in two categories at the recent Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship award ceremony held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The company won Large Employer of the Year and their third-year apprentice, Ritik Sharma, was winner of Outstanding Apprentice of the Year for 2019.

DIN 2353 hydraulic tube fittings from Gates exceed red rust corrosion standards

05 September, 2019

Gates, the provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, reports that it has achieved enhanced levels of protection from red rust through their use of materials science and process engineering.

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