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    Motion Industries Inc.
    Figure 1: Cell phones are a convenient and popular way for an on-site technician to obtain step-by-step instructions from the remote person and to communicate results. Image courtesy of Motion Industries Inc.

    VFDs & Motors: Remotely Troubleshoot Successfully and Safely

    Sept. 25, 2023
    Proper preparation can ensure remote troubleshooting of VFDs, motors and other machine components is performed in a safe and optimized manner.
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    Winners Announced for 2023 IDEA Awards

    Sept. 22, 2023
    The votes are in for the 2023 IDEA Awards honoring the best in new product innovations.
    S. Jensen
    IFPE 2023 brought together a range of companies from the fluid power industry which serve the mobile equipment sector.

    What is the Future of IFPE?

    Sept. 6, 2023
    IFPE will not be co-located with CONEXPO 2026, but does that bring about new potential opportunities for one of the fluid power industry's largest events?
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    A Need for Digital Solutions in Packaging Applications

    Sept. 5, 2023
    Implementation of digital technologies presents the opportunity to create smarter components and machines for more productive packaging and processing operations.
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    Advancements in hydraulic component and system designs will help to ensure they remain a vital part of various machine and vehicle designs.

    Assessing Future Design Needs for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    Aug. 30, 2023
    The 2023 NFPA Technology Roadmap outlines the key areas in which the fluid power industry should focus future development initiatives.

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    Danfoss Power Solutions
    The SLP13 cartridge valve offers low power consumption and higher flow rates.
    Hydraulic Valves

    Danfoss SLP13 Solenoid Cartridge Valve Benefits Use in Compact Equipment

    Aug. 21, 2023
    The Danfoss Power Solutions SLP13 is a two-way two-position poppet-type solenoid valve which provides low power and low pressure drop for compact equipment applications.
    MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd.
    The AMR134x AMR switch sensor series provide high levels of sensing in pneumatic cylinders.
    Sensors & Software

    AMR134x Switch Sensors Provide High Levels of Sensing for Pneumatic Cylinders

    Aug. 10, 2023
    The AMR1341 and AMR1342 sensors from MultiDimension Technology Co. utilize AMR technology for high levels of pneumatic cylinder position sensing.
    Andrew Dlugokecki
    The Cyclone Hydraulic Reservoir provides a more compact option for a variety of mobile and stationary machine applications.
    Reservoirs & Accessories

    A New Approach to Hydraulic Reservoir Designs

    Aug. 8, 2023
    The Cyclone Hydraulic Reservoir reduces space claim and hydraulic oil use, benefiting machine designs and customer costs.
    The ASCO Series 588 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Manifold features a compact, integrated design for easy installation into medical devices.

    Emerson Introduces Integrated Manifold for Respiratory Devices

    July 24, 2023
    The ASCO Series 588 Stationary Oxygen Concentrator Manifold for respiratory therapy devices helps simplify design while improving the device's energy efficiency and reliability...
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    Hydraulic Fluids

    Q&A: An Exciting Time for Tribology and Lubrication

    July 19, 2023
    The technological challenges brought about by industry trends such as sustainability and digitalization are making it an exciting time to work in the fields of tribology and lubrication...
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    Use of artificial intelligence in electronics manufacturing can help to optimize product inspections and other aspects of the production process.
    Artificial Intelligence

    How AI and ML are Revolutionizing Electronics Manufacturing

    July 12, 2023
    Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping to improve the production process for electronics and other manufacturers.
    Rockwell Automation
    Rockwell Automation developed its FactoryTalk Motion Analyzer Software to help ease the development process for motion systems.
    Sensors & Software

    Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Motion Analyzer Software Simplifies Design of Motion Systems

    July 7, 2023
    The FactoryTalk Motion Analyzer software allows users to select, analyze and validate motion system designs quickly and easily before a physical version is purchased.
    Epiroc and SSAB are researching the potential of using fossil-free steel to 3D print spare parts and machine components.
    3D Printing

    Manufacturers Researching More Sustainable Component Production Process

    June 29, 2023
    Epiroc and SSAB are researching the use of fossil-free steel and 3D printing to manufacture hydraulic and other components for mining equipment.
    PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
    Figure 6: A high-speed voice-coil linear actuator with air bearing guides.

    8 Advantages to Using Air Bearings Versus Mechanical Bearings

    June 26, 2023
    Air bearings provide a maintenance-free, highly accurate alternative to mechanical bearings which benefit use in precision motion and automation applications.
    The latest generation ELEO battery includes an advanced battery management system.

    The Current State of Battery Technology

    April 26, 2023
    Continued research and development into battery technology is expanding the market opportunities for electrification.