Hydraulics http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8232/more en What’s the Difference Between Pneumatic, Hydraulic, and Electrical Actuators? http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators <div class="node-body article-body">An overview on the differences between powered actuators and their benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/what-s-difference-between-pneumatic-hydraulic-and-electrical-actuators#comments Hydraulics Linear Motion Pneumatics Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:51:00 +0000 48091 at http://machinedesign.com Hydraulic Load Sensing http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/hydraulic-load-sensing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HAWE Hydraulics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How can load sensing be beneficial to a hydraulic system? What is the typical efficiency of a hydraulic system? What are the problems when flow is fixed?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/hydraulic-load-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/hydraulic-load-sensing#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:21:00 +0000 47451 at http://machinedesign.com Cordless Hydraulic Pump Provides Portable Power http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The XC-Series cordless pump from Enerpac (<a href="http://www.enerpac.com/" target="_blank">www.enerpac.com</a>), Menomonee Falls, Wisc., uses a one-half horsepower motor powered by a 28-V lithium-ion battery pack to get the performance an electric or pneumatic powered pump with the convenience of a hand pump. It is well-suited to remote locations or cluttered areas where another cord or hose would present a tripping hazard.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/cordless-hydraulic-pump-provides-portable-power#comments What's Inside? Hydraulics Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:12:00 +0000 47441 at http://machinedesign.com Compact Modular Switches Target High/Low-Pressure Hydraulics http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-modular-switches-target-highlow-pressure-hydraulics <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Omega released PSW8, a new series of compact modular pressure switches for stationary and mobile hydraulic applications. Switches for low-pressure applications feature diaphragm pressure switches<ins cite="mailto:Config" datetime="2015-02-05T15:16">,</ins> while high-pressure switches have a compact piston design. An increase in pressure above the set-point activates the single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) micro switch and resets as the pressure returns below the set-point. The set-point can be adjusted with a screw on the switch.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-modular-switches-target-highlow-pressure-hydraulics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/compact-modular-switches-target-highlow-pressure-hydraulics#comments Hydraulics Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:41:00 +0000 46061 at http://machinedesign.com A Hydraulic Pump for High-Pressure Applications http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hydraulic-pump-high-pressure-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Moog developed the RKP 250 radial piston pump, in part, to let customers pump more volume using a smaller motor with a simplified interface. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hydraulic-pump-high-pressure-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/hydraulic-pump-high-pressure-applications#comments What's Inside? Hydraulics Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:42:00 +0000 45801 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Gauge, Absolute, Differential, and Sealed Pressure? http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure <div class="field-byline"> Kyle Horsman, Product Specialist, Turck Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise primer on pressure and units used to measure it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/pneumatics/what-s-difference-between-gauge-absolute-differential-and-sealed-pressure#comments Engineering Essentials Hydraulics Pneumatics Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:25:00 +0000 45171 at http://machinedesign.com Selecting small, precise pumps http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by The Lee Company </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the industrial world, engineers don’t need to know much more than a pressure and flow rate to properly size a pump. But specifications for miniature positive-displacement pumps</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/selecting-small-precise-pumps#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:11:00 +0000 41071 at http://machinedesign.com The Do's and Don'ts of Seal Engineering http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/dos-and-donts-seal-engineering <div class="field-byline"> Larry Castleman, Martin Franz, John McLaughlin, and Mark Sitko, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Fort Wayne, Ind. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at 12 critical factors that make or break seal performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seals directly impact equipment performance. Used properly, they prevent fluid leaks, extend cylinder life, minimize friction and energy consumption, and improve actuator positioning accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/dos-and-donts-seal-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/dos-and-donts-seal-engineering#comments Hydraulics Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:18:00 +0000 40071 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select and Size Hydraulic-Oil Coolers http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-select-and-size-hydraulic-oil-coolers <div class="field-byline"> Floyd Engelking, Applications Engineer, Parker Hannifin Corp., Accumulator and Cooler Div. , Machesney Park, Ill. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here's how to select and size hydraulic-oil coolers. (Print title: "Cool-Running Hydraulics) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heat kills hydraulic systems. That’s why hydraulic oil coolers are widely used in a diverse range of agricultural, mobile, manufacturing, and industrial settings. They remove excess heat generated by energy losses in a system, as well as that from external sources such as engines, furnaces, and even the surrounding environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-select-and-size-hydraulic-oil-coolers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/how-select-and-size-hydraulic-oil-coolers#comments Hydraulics Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:31:00 +0000 39671 at http://machinedesign.com Miniature Proportional Valves http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/miniature-proportional-valves <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Humphrey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are proportional valves? What are some benefits in fluid-power circuits? How do they operate? What is a miniature proportional control valve?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/miniature-proportional-valves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/hydraulics/miniature-proportional-valves#comments Design FAQs Hydraulics Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:52:00 +0000 38231 at http://machinedesign.com