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This Week in Power & Motion: Trade Shows Highlight Advancements in Hydraulics, Electrification and 3D Printing
Atos Explosion-Proof Electrohydraulics Provide High-Performance Control in Harsh Environments
The Current State of Battery Technology
This Week in Power & Motion: Danfoss Powered Electric Ferry Achieves World Record
Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Solutions Meet Heavy-Duty Requirements of Marine and Offshore Applications
Digital Electrohydraulics Helps Calm the Seas
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.
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.
In the Driver’s Seat
Alan Hitchcox Blog
All the shows we cover deal with fluid power in some size, shape, or form.
Selecting the Right Components for Harsh Environments
Sponsored by Gates
Anchor Fluid Power and TCF Industries Merge Operations in Houston
Muscle-Powered Hydraulics Features Position Feedback
Reader Offers Advice to Prevent Spline Wear
Pneumatic Ballast Control Keeps Ships Fit for High Seas
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.
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?
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.
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.
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