Hydraulic systems & components


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Destructive cavitation in hydraulic systems
Second Quarter 2022, Hydrasales
Cavitation results from excessive vacuum conditions at the inlet to a pump. High vacuum creates vapour bubbles within the oil, which are carried to the discharge (pressure) side. These bubbles then ...

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Optimising hydraulic controls
Second Quarter 2022, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin has launched two components − the Parker Automation Controller PAC120 and the electro-hydraulic controller module PACHC − that together offer an innovative solution for the automation ...

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Concept to solution the short way
Second Quarter 2022, Axiom Hydraulics, Editor's Choice
QuickDesign streamlines your custom design process, delivering complete designs in as little as ten minutes.

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3D printing for hydraulics
Second Quarter 2022
Hydraulic components are traditionally manufactured through machining or casting. Now hydraulic equipment manufacturers are producing manifolds, servo valves and hydraulic adapter blocks using 3D printing. ...

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Position sensor detection for hydraulic cylinders: a world first
First Quarter 2022, Instrotech
Instrotech has on offer SIKO’s SGH wire-actuated encoders that measure the cylinder stroke as well as its speed in the hydraulic cylinder with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness. ...

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Do not neglect to monitor your lube oil system's filtration
First Quarter 2022, Hydrasales
The viscosity of oil in a lube system can adversely affect the bearings within the system. This is especially so if the maintenance of the hydraulic system is neglected. Failure to filter the oil and ...

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Safety blocks for hydraulic accumulators
First Quarter 2022, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin’s new safety block (SB) series for hydraulic accumulators simplifies the selection, installation and maintenance process of these important system components. Safety blocks enable hydraulic ...

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Regeneration valve assemblies
First Quarter 2022, Axiom Hydraulics
Sun regeneration valve assemblies are standard products that are easy to order. Regenerative circuits divert the oil from the rod end of a cylinder back to the bore end, instead of channeling the fluid ...

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Testing flow and system pressure
Fourth Quarter 2021, Hydrasales
A Business Day headline recently cried: ‘Oil prices rise as energy markets tighten’. The price of Brent Crude has soared from $20 a barrel in April 2020 to $85 a barrel currently − an increase of 325% ...

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Mechanical flange system
Third Quarter 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin’s mechanical flange system for machines and plants − the HPF-Parker High Performance Flange System − has gained DNV GL approval for marine applications. This certifies the use of Parker’s ...

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Electro-proportional relief valve
Third Quarter 2021, Axiom Hydraulics
The new RPEI provides smooth, precise control of fan speed with full-flow relief to protect the system if the fan motor stalls. It combines an electro-proportional adjustable pilot stage and high-capacity ...

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HydraForce electro-proportional valves
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG supplies a wide range of HydraForce electro-proportional valves, which are suitable for use in many applications in agriculture, construction, materials handling, fluid conveyance, mining and quarrying. ...

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Breathers and spin-on elements
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a wide range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to ensure fluids operate within ...

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In-field valve positioner
Second Quarter 2021, Comtest, Comtest
Valves, the actuators that move them, and the electronic circuits that control them, are all subject to the effects of ageing soon after they are installed. The valve seat wears not only from the repeated ...

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Forklift products and technologies
Second Quarter 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
The lift truck industry is growing not only in volume, but in sophistication. The demand for friendly interfaces, predictable performance, increased productivity, IIoT connectivity and environmental safety ...

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Proportional flow control valve
Second Quarter 2021, Axiom Hydraulics
Sun Hydraulics has released the company’s first solenoid-operated, three-way proportional flow control valve as part of the expanding line of FLeX Series valves. The patent-pending, compact FREP combines ...

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High pressure hydraulic pumps
Second Quarter 2021, Axiom Hydraulics
Axiom Hydraulics has the agency for the Eckerle range of high pressure hydraulic pumps. The Eckerle product line comprises gap compensated internal gear pumps for industrial, mobile and automotive markets. ...

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Land Cruiser wet brakes for mining
First Quarter 2021, Axiom Hydraulics, Editor's Choice
Unfortunately, the vehicle’s OEM brakes are not built for mining; they compromise safety while suffering frequent and expensive maintenance. Simply put, the brakes were never designed for use in the highly ...

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Understanding your filtration needs
First Quarter 2021, Hydrasales
Contaminants such as solid, liquid and gaseous particles are the bane of a hydraulic engineer’s life. Systems over time become less efficient and ultimately break down. This is costly. The problems are ...

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How much is a second worth?
First Quarter 2021, Honingcraft
There are 86 400 seconds in a day. How much is each second worth? Honingcraft is investing in every second.

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