Marine & Offshore


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Marine & Offshore Big on Stainless

Although aluminum and ductile iron have long been the materials of choice for hydraulic manifolds, stainless steel is often the best choice.
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Robot-Like Cleaner Uses Pneumatics to Scale Large Surfaces

Designing a remote-controlled, pneumatic cleaner that can travel upside down as well as along the sides of huge ships takes rethinking design parameters and the right components...

Troubleshooting Challenge: Drill Rig’s Top Drive Drops Uncontrollably

When a drill-rig operator started the unit and commanded the top drive head to be lowered, it dropped uncontrollably, damaging the drill bit or buckling the drill string.
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In the Driver’s Seat

All the shows we cover deal with fluid power in some size, shape, or form.
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Hydraulics Serves Aussie Navy

Fluidmecanica designed and built the ventilation system for the engine room of four military landing craft for the Royal Navy of Australia.
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Troubleshooting Challenge: Cargo Ship Pressure Buildup Problem

What circuit issue caused a cargo ship's hydraulic power unit (HPU) to delay opening and closing hatch doors when pressing the solenoid button?
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Hot Stabs: Quick Couplings on Steroids

Connecting and disconnecting hydraulic equipment thousands of feet under the ocean surface requires components with high hardness, strength, and corrosion resistance.
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Bluetooth and Smartphone Configure Hard-to-Reach Hydraulic Valves

Remote wireless configuration is ideal for fine-tuning dredge arm control in the field—or, in this case, on the water.