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  • Kawasaki K3VL and K3VLS Series Pumps with Power Shift Control

    by Rock Able | April 20, 2017 With today’s ever changing demands on hydraulics and the advent of new Tier 4 engine, the need to vary the input torque of hydraulic pumps becomes evident. Using the Power Shift regulator, input torque to the pump can be limited to prevent engine overload and stalling at varying engine speeds and output power. Optimizing the horsepower input demands of the pump can r...

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  • Collaborative Automation Is Here To Stay

    by Andy Larson | April 10, 2017 Many in the industry considered collaborative automation a passing fad that would stay in its niche or disappear. That is no longer the case and many players in the industry are developing and improving collaborative offerings. Collaborative Robotics

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  • Are Pneumatic Lubricators Still Necessary?

    by Wade Wright | April 7, 2017 Lubricators have been used in compressed air systems for many years. However, if you observe new machines that use compressed air, you will notice that these devices are hardly ever used anymore. Why is this? Pneumatics

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  • Gentle and Secure: A New Vacuum Cup for Bags

    by Tony Greenly | April 4, 2017 Traditional methods of lifting bags of liquid with a vacuum cup will always fight against gravity and the constantly shifting nature of the bag’s contents. Manufacturers have been forced to live with the compromised quality of these solutions. Until now. The Coval FPC vacuum cup has filled a major hole in the vacuum industry. Motion Control, Pneumatics

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  • Meinecke Meters - Programming Tips for the FM-1D/K

    by Bill Michie | March 27, 2017 More often that not, when a customer purchases an FM-1D/K Frequency to Current Converter, I can typically expect a phone call within a week or so of the shipment. Most of those calls start with an experienced, but terribly confused technician who has just finished reading the Installation Manual and is in dire need of little programming help. Flow Measurement

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  • Using the Parker P Servo Drive With a Beckhoff Controller

    by Karl Bentz | March 24, 2017 Watch this video (with instructions) on how to connect the Parker P-Series Servo Drive to the TwinCAT 3 controller. Parker recently introduced their high-performance and cost-effective P-Series Servo Drives. One version offers the speed and flexibility of an EtherCAT network. We were asked to show how the drive would perform to the open standards of the EtherCAT pro...

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  • High Accuracy Linear Step Motor Solution for OEM’s

    by Steve Dickerson | March 22, 2017 Many people turn to suppliers in the marketplace for precision motors to deliver rotary or linear movements. Many of those suppliers deliver varying quality of their products both in the initial specifications and, more importantly, over the life of a particular product line. That consistency is of great concern to OEM’s. Automation

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  • Determining Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) for Your Process Application

    by David Yoset | March 21, 2017 Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) are installed in Process Plants to mitigate process hazards by taking the process to a “safe state” when predetermined set points have been exceeded or when safe operating conditions have been transgressed. Each hazard that requires the use of an SIS must be assigned a target SIL level. This article serves as a high-level summary ...

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  • Closed Loop VS Open Loop Hydraulic Systems

    by David Saunders | March 21, 2017 If someone talks about an “open loop” or “closed loop” hydraulic system, what exactly do they mean? Fundamentally, the difference can be described in just two sentences, and is most easily defined by the pump: Hydraulics

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  • Understanding Hydraulic Cleanliness ISO Codes

    by Zek Grantham | February 28, 2017 All hydraulic components have ISO codes, but many people don't understand them. ISO codes rate the cleanliness of your hydraulic oil so that you can properly maintain your machine. Ignoring them would be a critical mistake. Hydraulics

  • Basics of Hydraulic Power Steering

    by Paul Badowski | February 24, 2017 Hydraulic Power Steering is so common it could be taken for granted. But for those who design and operate large vehicles - especially off-road - Hydraulic Power Steering is a vital consideration. So how does it work and what are your options? Hydraulics

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  • Electronic Steer-By-Wire vs Traditional Mechanical Steering

    by Wade Wessler | February 23, 2017 There is an alternative to traditional mechanical steering - Steer-By-Wire - which offers several distinct benefits to the machine builder and end user. So what is Steer-By-Wire and how safe is it? Electrification or Hybridization, Hydraulics

  • Is An Electric or Hybrid Drive Right for my Mobile Machine?

    by Rock Able | February 22, 2017 Electric and hybrid vehicles are not new inventions, but they haven't been fully embraced by mobile hydraulic vehicle manufacturers. That will change soon. Electrification or Hybridization

  • Avoid Tier 4 Requirements By Using a Hybrid Drive

    by Wade Wessler | February 20, 2017 Are you operating a diesel engine machine below Tier 4 regulations, but would like the power of a Tier 4 engine? Engine electrification may be your solution. Electrification or Hybridization, Hydraulics, Tier 4 Standards

  • Radio Control Components for Mobile Machinery Explained

    by George Belk | February 10, 2017 Radio remote control for mobile machinery is not a new technology, but it is a topic that is still the focus of a lot of questions. So let's dive into what components go into radio remote control and how to get the best out of them. Electronic Controls, Hydraulics

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  • Meinecke Meters - Model Number Conversion Tool

    by Bill Michie | January 31, 2017 Meinecke Meters were private labeled under the Brooks Instrument name for over 30 years, but were strategically dropped from their product offering in 2002 as they moved into the low flow, flow measurement market. Flow Measurement

  • Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution: Applications in Automation and Motion Control

    by RJ Ruberti | January 30, 2017 Accuracy, Repeatability, Resolution. All can be found on spec sheets and manuals, but are often misunderstood, used interchangeably, or just plain confused. Let's review an application example to see how they all relate in practice. Motion Control

  • The Basics of Electric Heat Trace Technology

    by Wes Steese | January 26, 2017 Throughout the year media temperatures may need to be maintained as they are stored or travel throughout the plant. While insulation and jacketing may help, heat trace technologies are often the best solution. Instrumentation

  • Improving OEM Design-to-Commissioning Time with Servo Solutions

    by Steve Dickerson | January 23, 2017 When it comes to precision motion control solutions and high output servo systems for OEM’s, the price vs. performance and reliability tradeoffs are extremely important. Let's talk about the Omron 1S Servo. Motion Control

  • How to Size Pneumatic Actuators

    by Ronnie Moore | January 17, 2017 Pneumatic actuators come in many design types, but all share the same need for basic understanding of how their torque operates a valve. Whether you size a valve yourself, or you get someone else to do it, accuracy is critical. Incorrectly sizing an actuator can lead to a multitude of problems. Pneumatics, Valves & Controls

  • Meinecke Meters - Sample Calibration Report

    by Bill Michie | January 12, 2017 Meinecke's factory calibration certificates can be a bit difficult to decipher the first time you see one, so we have provided the sample certificate certificate above along with a brief explanation below of the typical data found on these certificates.   Flow Measurement

  • How Extreme Environments Affect Hydraulic Hose

    by Kevin Olmstead | January 5, 2017 Normal equipment doesn't fare well in extreme environments. This extends to the hydraulic hose in your machinery should you use it in the heat or cold. Each exposure decreases the lifespan and effectiveness of your hose if it isn't rated for that environment. But what factors constitute an extreme environment? Hose & Fittings, Hydraulics

  • Meinecke Meters - Installation and Maintenance Tips

    by Bill Michie | January 4, 2017 Meinecke's WP/Dynamic Series Flow Meters consist of just three replaceable parts... The Body, The Internal Measuring Unit (IMU) and the Non-Resettable Totalizing Register. Flow Measurement

  • Meinecke Meters - How to Read the Non-Resettable, Totalizing Register

    by Bill Michie | December 14, 2016 With the change to the WP/Dynamic Series in 2002, Meinecke introduced a new US Gallon Register that was both long overdue and considerably easier to read than those found on the older WP-QF Series flow meters. Gone were the multiple dials and the confusion that typically came with them. In their place, came a six digit odometer style rolling register and a singl...

  • How to Migrate from APACS to Siemens PCS 7

    by John Walker | December 13, 2016 If you have the popular APACS Control System, you also have a decision to make. APACS was declared "mature" in 2010 with support only lasting through 2020. This article will discuss phased migration options from APACS to PCS 7. Control System, Migration

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