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Sky’s the limit for miniature radial piston pumps

06 September, 2018

A new range of miniature positive displacement pumps, which feature an innovative radial piston design that allows for self-priming at altitude and reduce cavitation, have been introduced by miniature component specialist Lee Products.


SKF offers new Lincoln lubrication pinion

04 September, 2018

SKF has introduced its Lincoln lubrication pinion LP2 for open gear wheels and gear racks.


Schwer Fittings UK – A continuing home-grown success story

31 August, 2018

Following the recent retirement of Schwer Fittings UK managing director, Wolfgang Moellers, Hydraulics & Pneumatics reflects on the company’s growth and development since it was first founded as a subsidiary of the German parent company in 1994 and looks at how new MD Jane Cooper plans to take things to the next level.


Working under pressure

30 August, 2018

Hydralok’s Dan Keevill rides along with one of Bristol Hoses’s mobile repair engineers to find out more about life on the road.


Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with new compact telehandler

29 August, 2018

Bobcat offers a new solution for heavy lift handling applications found in general industry, manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining with the launch of the TL43.80HF telehandler.


High flow and low pressure drop maximises output

28 August, 2018

Fluid power specialist Tom Parker Ltd has introduced a new range of CEJN safety hose reels for compressed air, water, and electricity, in its new 2018-2019 catalogue. In today’s productivity driven environment, Tom Parker Ltd’s emphasis on quality, safety and performance make the CEJN brand the ideal choice for safety reels. With the company’s additional products: hoses, couplings and blowguns, it is claimed to be the most optimised system on the market.


Higher lifts with Enerpac telescopic cylinders

23 August, 2018

Enerpac has introduced the RT-Series range of telescopic cylinders for applications requiring a long stroke in confined spaces. With a lifting capacity from 14 to 31 ton with maximum stroke lengths of 270 to 600 mm, the multi-stage hydraulic cylinders can lift loads up to 600 mm in one single movement.


Webtec set to expand portfolio with VFD120-E

17 August, 2018

Webtec, a specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products, is introducing its new VFD120-E electric-operated variable-priority flow divider. Designed particularly for use on mobile machinery , it allows the speed of hydraulic motors on trailed agricultural attachments and on mining and construction machinery to be controlled remotely . The 420 bar rated VFD120-E offers greater levels of efficiency than previous generation products when it is launched in the third quarter of 2018.


Eaton expands valve portfolio and enhances configuration software

09 August, 2018

Power management company Eaton has made advancements to its AxisPro industrial valve platform, including new two-stage valve offerings and release of its all new Pro-FX Configure software. The latest capabilities are designed to offer ease of configuration, enriched user flexibility, enhanced reliability and improved diagnostics to a wider range of industrial machinery.


New filling valve for large heat pumps

07 August, 2018

LK is launching a larger version of its MultiFill filling valve. This new model is designed for larger ground and geothermal heat pumps and has a Kvs value of no less than 40 m³/h.


Functional safety in electrohydraulics

01 August, 2018

Atos claims to be the only worldwide manufacturer offering a full range of proportional and conventional valves designed for functional safety and certified by a notified body.


No food loss with unique heat exchanger

27 July, 2018

HRS Heat Exchangers shone a light on a forgotten area of food wastage at this month’s Propak Asia (13-16 June, BiTEC – Bangkok international Trade & Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand) – food lost during cleaning cycles and production changes. The HRS R Series of scraped surface heat exchangers removes food residues from inside the exchanger, meaning that food factories can now recover valuable product when heating, cooling or pasteurising viscous or sticky foods.


Dynamic Specialized uses Hydra-Slide to overcome speed concerns

24 July, 2018
A Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding system, turntable and related products combined to provide a suitable alternative to a crane as transport and heavy rigging firm Dynamic Specialized replaced a transformer at a facility in Northern Virginia recently.
The scope of work was two-pronged in that it covered the removal and relocation of one unit in addition to positioning of a larger transformer on the vacated foundation. The existing transformer weighed 190,000 lbs. and measured 20’5” x 18’ x 14’9”, while the other (to be kept as a spare) was larger, at 28’2” x 18’6” x 18’1, and weighed in at 300,000 lbs.

Josh Sohler, operations manager at Dynamic, said: “This was a difficult project for us to secure as the local crane company had done a very good job of convincing the client that a jacking and sliding system was simply too slow and they could beat our schedule. While our method was already more cost effective it took some convincing to demonstrate that we could get the work done at the same pace, once they factored in crane set-up time etc.”

The alternative solution utilised Dynamic Specialized’s HT500 heavy track hydraulic skidding system and a Hydra-Slide turntable of the same capacity. The HT500 was employed to slide the loads, while the turntable rotated the larger transformer 90 degrees – a requirement due to leaving it ‘fully dressed’, as Sohler explained. “The transformer was scheduled to be disassembled, drained and have all of the bushings removed as they had originally planned on the crane lift. Once onsite, we worked with the other contractors to evaluate the conditions and special limitations and decided we could in fact move the heavier transformer fully dressed from its storage location to its final pad, providing we could rotate it to create clearance for the radiators. Our method shaved several days off the original schedule as the unit did not have to be disassembled or reassembled in its final resting place. The project was an eye-opener for the client on the potential of the Hydra-Slide range.”
Sound investment
Dynamic Specialized’s fleet also includes Ekki hardwood jacking timbers, a gasoline-powered pump and jacks. However, Sohler acknowledged that it is likely to place orders for additional equipment in the future. He said: “We did not have a single specific job in mind for our initial purchase, but we had several projects with similar needs. The Hydra-Slide system allowed us to cover a multitude of project ranges and proved to be a much better investment that we even initially thought. As a comparatively smaller company to some of our competitors, we wanted a turnkey system that would allow us to keep our focus on our business goals and not on piecing together our rigging systems from various vendors; Hydra-Slide offered us this solution.”
Dynamic’s work inherently lends itself to utilisation of the Canadian manufacturer’s range of products, as the majority of contracts involve receiving project cargo from the nearest railhead, offloading it onto transportation, and setting units on foundations. Loads can include transformers, generators, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and other large or over-sized items.
Sohler concluded: “The Hydra-Slide staff and products are second to none. The system and support have been, and continue to be, well over our expectations and we could not be happier. Many of our local competitors are either still utilising older, ‘homemade-type’ systems or utilising larger class (and much more expensive) cranes to do the same work. The Hydra-Slide system is quick, clean, safe, and controlled; we continuously receive compliments before, during, and after projects.”
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Smart just got smarter with Filtertechnik’s new Particle Pal Life

18 July, 2018

Filtertechnik has developed what it describes as a world first with its new Particle Pal Life self-contained portable measuring system. Building on the success of the award-winning Particle Pal, this new offering provides real-time ISO cleanliness readings, together with water content and oil condition information for over 500 commonly used oils all within one compact kit.


HUSCO International invests in its eighth and ninth MecWash wash systems

10 July, 2018

HUSCO International, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic and electrohydraulic controls, has installed another MecWash Midi component cleaning system following the success of previous installations.


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