Page 1

MARCH 2020

10

www.fluidpowerjournal.com

KEY FACTORS

in Selecting a Repair Facility

VACUUM LEVEL

& Volumetric Flow Rate

SHOW ISSUE

RETROFITTING COMPONENT CONNECTIONS

Innovative Designs & Publishing • 3245 Freemansburg Avenue • Palmer, PA 18045-7118

Nonprofit Organization US Postage PAID Bolingbrook, IL Permit #323


Mill Duty Cylinders

Tie Rod Cylinders

Welded Cylinders

Our mill duty hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders feature high load precision design, heavy wall tubing, and induction hardened, chrome plated rods, making them ideal for steel mills and foundries.

Our tie rod cylinders are used in many applications like clamping, shearing & forging, bending, press, and counterbalance, making them perfect for foundry, steel mill, plastics, and stamping industries.

Our welded hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders are great for your medium and heavy duty applications like packing and extreme milling, making them excellent for trucks, buses, and railroads.

VISIT US AT BOOTH #S81911 YATES INDUSTRIES INC.

23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Phone: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565 sales@yatesind.com

Made in USA

YATES CYLINDERS ALABAMA 55 Refreshement Place Decatur, AL 35601 Phone: 256.351.8081 Fax: 256.351.8571 alsales@yatesind.com

KEEPING AMERICA MOVING, ONE CYLINDER AT A TIME.

YATES CYLINDERS GEORGIA 7750 The Bluffs Austell, GA 30168 Phone: 678.355.2240 Fax: 678.355.2241 gasales@yatesind.com

YATES CYLINDERS OHIO 707 Mary Etta Street Middletown, OH 45042 Phone: 513.217.6777 Fax: 513.217.5777 ohsales@yatesind.com

www.yatesind.com


IN THIS ISSUE

MARCH 2020

VOLUME 27 • ISSUE 3

Features 12 Turning Cylinder Failure Into Real Value 10 Key Factors in Selecting a Repair Facility

12

16 Vacuum Level & Volumetric Flow Rate

54 8

21 IFPE Show Supplement A Guide to the 2020 IFPE Show 52 The Functional Safety Revolution In Electrohydraulics  SIL & PL certified digital proportional valves 60 Retrofitting Component Connections The following is a composite of familiar situations drawn from engineering calls. 62 Understand Flow Control Valves

Departments

21 Publisher’s Note: The information provided in this publication is for informational purposes only. While all efforts have been taken to ensure the technical accuracy of the material enclosed, Fluid Power Journal is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, currency, or reliability of any information, statement, opinion, or advice contained in a third party’s material. Fluid Power Journal will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by reliance on information obtained in this publication.

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

4 8 14 45 46 48 54 56 63

Notable Words IFPS Update Component Showcase Figure It Out NFPA Udate Product Spotlight Industry News Literature Review Classifieds


StabiliZR™

( StabiliZR™ Vs Liquid Filled: ) Dampenssssssssss Eliminatesssssss Wider temperature Reduced

W y ™™ s s™q ™d fiss™d s ™ w ™s StabiliZR™™™™™™™™™™™ V™™™

™ s Booth # S-83410

Fs™ ms™™ ™s s™mssss: winters.com/whyZR


N OTA B L E WO R D S

2020 IFPE Features FirstEver Networking Reception

PUBLISHER Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc. 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118 Tel: 800-730-5904 or 610-923-0380 Fax: 610-923-0390 • Email: Art@FluidPowerJournal.com www.FluidPowerJournal.com Founders: Paul and Lisa Prass Associate Publisher: Bob McKinney Editor: Michael Degan Technical Editor: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - CFPSOS LLC Art Director: Quynh Fisher Eastern Region Acct Executive: Norma Abrunzo Director of Creative Services: Erica Montes Accounting: Donna Bachman, Sarah Varano Circulation Manager: Andrea Karges

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal

»

WELL IT’S HARD to believe that three years have flown by and we find ourselves days away from the 2020 International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), March 10–14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Of course, this is our show—the largest North American exhibition bringing together the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries, with over 405 exhibitors. At the last show in 2017, approximately 130,000 people attended. There will be plenty of educational opportunities, with 21 technical sessions specifically focusing on our technology, as well as four half-day college-style classes (see page x). In addition, there will be lunch-hour sessions, and three of the days will showcase the latest fluid power research being performed at U.S. universities and in our national laboratories. A first for IFPE this year will be a hosted networking reception for executives and engineers spanning the entire IFPE show floor on Wednesday, March 11, 4–6 p.m. The event will feature networking, free food, drinks, and Vegas-style entertainment. Many exhibitors plan to extend their booth hours this day. We understand that special thanks are due to Bosch Rexroth, Comer Industries, DANA, Danfoss, Eaton, Nachi, HAWE Hydraulik, Poclain Hydraulics and Sun Hydraulics for sponsoring the event. It looks like the National Fluid Power Association has outdone themselves yet again with this fantastic show for our industry. For more information, see the IFPE supplement in this issue. Of course, everything you need to know is at IFPE.com. If you’re planning on visiting, we hope you thoroughly enjoy the event. If you can't make it, we’ll have a wrap up in our next issue!

INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY 1930 East Marlton Pike, Suite A-2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2141 Tel: 856-489-8983 • Fax: 856-424-9248 Email: AskUs@ifps.org • Web: www.ifps.org 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Jeff Kenney, CFPMHM, CFPIHM, CFPMHT - Dover Hydraulics South Immediate Past President: Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company First Vice President: Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH - Open Loop Energy, Inc. Treasurer: Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM - Altec Industries, Inc. Vice President Certification: Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPIHM, CFPCC - Eaton Corporation Vice President Marketing: Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS Waterclock Engineering Vice President Education: Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH, CFPMT - Macomb Community College Vice President Membership: John Bibaeff, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS - CAD Control Systems DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS - OneHydraulics, Inc. Stephen Blazer, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPMHM, CFPIHT, CFPMHT Altec Industries, Inc. Randy Bobbitt, CFPAI, CFPHS - Danfoss Power Solutions Cary Boozer, PE, CFPE - Motion Industries, Inc. Lisa DeBenedetto, CFPS - GS Global Resources Daniel Fernandes, CFPECS, CFPS - Sun Hydraulics Brandon Gustafson, PE, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHM - Graco, Inc. Garrett Hoisington, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM Open Loop Energy Brian Kenoyer, CFPHS - Five Landis Corp. James O’Halek, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMIP, CMPMM The Boeing Company Mohaned Shahin, CFPS - Parker Hannifin Randy Smith, CFPHS - Northrop Grumman Corp.

I hope to see you there. 

HONORARY DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE AND EX-OFFICIO Ex-Officio: Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director Elizabeth Rehfus, CFPE, CFPS Paul Prass, Fluid Power Journal Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFC Industrial Training

IFPS STAFF Executive Director: Donna Pollander, ACA Communications Director: Adele Kayser Technical Director: Thomas Blansett, CFPS, CFPAI Assistant Director: Stephanie Coleman Certification Coordinator: Kyle Pollander Bookkeeper: Diane McMahon Administrative Assistant: Beth Borodziuk

Fluid Power Journal (ISSN# 1073-7898) is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society published bi-monthly with four supplemental issues, including a Systems Integrator Directory, Off-Highway Suppliers Directory, Tech Directory, and Manufacturers Directory, by Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any material in this publication is acceptable with credit. Publishers assume no liability for any information published. We reserve the right to accept or reject all advertising material and will not guarantee the return or safety of unsolicited art, photographs or manuscripts.

4

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


Lubriplate ®

ADVANCED 100% SYNTHETIC HYDRAULIC FLUIDS FROM A COMPANY ADVANCING LUBRICATION FOR 150 YEARS

QUALITY INNOVATION

150 years ago, our founders set out to make the highest quality, best performing lubricants available. In doing so, they helped pioneer the use of anti-wear additives that significantly increased lubricant performance through the years. Today, that innovative tradition continues with our newest line of ultra high-performance, 100% synthetic hydraulic fluids. These new lubricants provide a wide range of benefits including: extended fluid change intervals, cooler operating temperatures, reduced friction and reduced downtime.

PERFORMANCE FOR 150 YEARS

Products include...

SYN LUBE SERIES 32 -68 • High-Performance, 100% Synthetic, Polyalphaolefin (PAO)-Based Fluids. • Provides Extended Drain Intervals and Excellent Compatibility with Seals. • Available in ISO Viscosity Grades 32, 46 and 68.

SFGO ULTRA SERIES 7- 68 • NSF H1 Registered and NSF ISO 21469 Certified - Food Machinery Grade. • High Performance, 100% Synthetic PAO-Based Fluids. • Available in ISO Viscosity Grades 7, 15, 22, 32, 46 and 68.

SYNXTREME FRH1- 46 • High-Performance, FM Approved, Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluid. • NSF H1 Registered and NSF ISO 21469 Certified - Food Machinery Grade. • ECO-Friendly, Readily Biodegradable (OECD 301F).

150

CELEBRATING

YEARS

OF QUALITY, INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE

LUBRIPLATE LUBRICANTS COMPANY

NEWARK, NJ 07105 / TOLEDO, OH 43605 / 800-733-4755 LubeXpert@lubriplate.com / www.lubriplate.com

INCLUDED AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE

Lubriplate’s

ESP

Complimentary Extra Services Package COLOR CODED LUBE CHARTS & MACHINERY TAGS PLANT SURVEYS / TECH SUPPORT / TRAINING LUBRICATION SOFTWARE / FOLLOW-UP OIL ANALYSIS


6

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

7


I F P S U P D AT E

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

Know Your IFPS Member Benefits

»

IFPS PROVIDES OUR members with exclusive perks and over $4,500 in savings on everything from pizza and the zoo, to movie tickets, oil changes, hotels, and car rentals! And, with over 302,000 available discounts across 10,000 cities in the United States and Canada, you'll never be far from savings! IFPS members are automatically enrolled. Visit https://ifps.abenity.com/ and reset your password!

What are you waiting for? The savings you get from this program more than pays for your membership!

— Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH, Open Loop Energy, IFPS First Vice President

OilN2 Unit

S INGRESSIO OP

ST

N

Water PM-10 PM 2.5 Dust Pollen Oxygen Sub-micron Particles

Pressure Relief Flex Hose

OilN2

Patented

For New, Existing and OEM Equipment

Reservoir

OilN2™ “Eliminates the source of the problem” by sealing system “closed”. A thermal conduction rod and cartridge attract and capture internal water and oxygen. Stops frequent hydraulic oil and filter changes, downtime and extends equipment life.

Reduces “Free” water, foaming, Dissolved water, oil oxidation & Acids, sludge & oil degradation.

Replace breather vent cap/ filter with OilN2™ unit and avoid high O&M costs.

Breather Vent Port

Dry Nitrogen

OilN2™ Alters the interior environment to a clean dry nitrogen state.

Clean Oil

Water in oil is driven into air chamber when hot and is captured by cartridge.

LAUNCH YOUR NEXT MARKETING PROJECT Whether you are in need of some assistance that will build your brand through traditional media, or are looking for some non- traditional solutions, we are here to help. Simple to complex—we will work with you to clearly understand your project and translate those creative concepts into effective solutions. Let us launch your project forward and help bring your business to new heights.

idpcreative.com Easton, PA | 484.546.0402

OilN2™ = Save Money + Save Oil & Filters + Save Equipment / All with a fast Payback.

Inventive Resources, Inc. • (209) 545-1663 • OilN2.com • info@OilN2.com 8

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


Fluids utiliz ed in hydr fluids are aulic syste also used ms are meth for

ents of Cont

FLUI DS

Anti-wear petroleum (1) Soybean-base d oil (2-3) Synthetic Blends (4)

Index

0.85 – 0.89 0.92

Good Fair

Lubricity

Excellent Excellent

Oxidation Stability

Fire Resistance

Excellent

Poor

Corrosion Protection Excellent

Heat Transfer Good

Temp Range °F

Effect on Conv. Elastomers

»

THANK YOU TO ALL THE individuals who pre-ordered the IFPS a New Fluid Power Reference Handbook© - The Ultimate Resource for Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Motion Control Professionals. “I have over 50-years of experience in the fluid power industry, and the new Fluid Power Reference Handbook is the best I’ve ever seen for fluid power,” said Ernie Parker, CFPAI, retired Hennepin Technical College. “This handbook is much more than just a reference manual. The handbook explains many concepts, in useful detail, for an excellent overview of how various components work with both pneumatics and hydraulics.” A color-coded table of contents makes it easy to find information in this 378-page, soft-cover handbook. It contains both U.S. customary and metric units, full-color graphics, charts, drawings and symbology that complies with ISO, ANSI and SAE standards. ORDER by visiting www.ifps.org. Discounts available for 10+ books, and as always, IFPS members receive a great discount!

Stop by IFPE booth SL80126 for a chance to win a free Fluid Power Reference Handbook!

HANDBOOK

(5)

0.8 – 1.0

Good

1.15

Good

Fair

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Fair

Good

20 – 150

-13 – 175

Minimal

Paints

Minimal

Vacuum Selectin

FLUI DS

New Fluid Power Reference Handbook Ships

Pumps Hydraulic Pumps

Effect on Conv.

REFERENCE

g the App There are a variety of designs for hydraulic pumps. The designs can be arranged into categories as Typical appli ropriate cations that None handling, Vacuum shown in Figure 9-02. use vacu and robo Generators um to control tics. Man y scientific, include vacuum condition Poor Minimal Good Water Glycol Excellent cups s that affec Good chemical, 20 – 150 Good t product and biolo , vacuum-packag (2) Although Severe 1.1 Good and proce gical ing mach Excellent Severe Good ss uniformity processes are ines, mate as a part Torr has not been Good Good conducted of the Inter formally rial 20 – 150 Good . Symbol Symbol accepted Excellent (SI), it is in a vacu Severe Fluid Term a commonly national System um Severe Fair Excellent of Units Just as the inology – Important accep 0 – 120 SI temperatu ted unit of meas characteris Properties Minimal Minim the relat • Cloud al to tics with ure. re scale ive Point/Po and Charact Moderate petroleum ur Point Kelvin, pressand absolute unitsis measured in Vacuum • Flash Poin -based fluids: eristics ure is also of Celsius Cloud Poin and t • abso Fire or meas lute units Point • Lubr leum-base t and Pour Poin . Torr is the ured in relative pressure icity • Visco d – therefore, unit of abso ture a fluid fluid’s fuel tends t – A fluid’s Clou sity • Visco and alwa lute is 1. d to Atmosph relate can be at ys a Point sity Index form a cloud eric pressure and still pressure d to mm-Hg. Stand positive value – y appearanc is the temperatu here maintain is 760 Torr. re below ard atmo Flash Poin e. The Pour its flow chara spheric which wax 2.suppo Point refer cteristics. rts a but not remat and Fire Poin Atmosph Early expe s to the lowe in petroof mercury column eric t – A fluid Pressure this high in burning. rimentati 29.92 st temperaKnowing ’s Flash surement The Fire inches Point the Flash used merc on with vacuum Point of Point and liquid at meaa fluid is is the temperatu room temp ury because it is Fire Poin Lubricity t of a fluid the point the fluid re at which the a filled with erature. fluid will An inver dense will help mercury The lubri – Lubricity is a fluid ted ignit in (760 mm) will supp in lowering continues to burn cation prop ’s ort a colum tube after ignit e high due the possi fluid, the erty helps ability to provide at n stand ed. bility 29.92 to atmo thicker the ard of a fire haza keep mate a spheric press Mercury lubricant rials from coating of lubricant and is equivconditions. This rd. ure between is one atmo breaking between alent to 14.7 Figure 2-4 Viscosity two refer down sphe Figure 9-02 Hydraulic Pump Designs two The surfa mercury ence accom psia. – Viscosity re matin due to fricti ces. Figure 15-01 baromet Saybolt Visco er measure plished the Using water as is the abilit on. The moreg surfaces. influ - Basic Barom s atmosph enced a eric pressure and Non-Positive Displacement: A pump is a device where there is a mechanism for iny of a fluid same resul viscous Positive commonly simeter, which eter Meas Atmospheric atmosphe the measurements. to resist ts but with a uring gives an creasing and then decreasing the size of a volume chamber by means of rotary and/or reciprocating flow. One Pressure ric a much accurate fluid incre used temperatures method closed end pressure is actin The balance of meas ases, the pressure higher “height,” linear movement. A positive-displacement pump is one where the spaces between the moving parts are of the g on the viscosity are 100º Fahrenhe urement of a speci of measuring visco Cold fluid tube, and and vacu surface of dard will it s um is show the purity of 1 the merc small, and so there is little difference in pump output over the rated pressure range. Pumps cond useditions. Thus which also is fluid is the will be more visco decrease, mean (40ºC) and 210ºF fic fluid’s viscosity. sity utilizes quite the the maxi ury and would be a , if a vacu ing it will (100ºC). us and time in secon The two is balanced n in Figure 15-01 water mum theor 29.92 As the number 1 be less mostto transfer energy to do mechanical work usually have positive displacement. A non-positive-displaceby a vacu , where etical vacu relative hum in-Hg (760 Torr) um pump raise ds the fluid more resistant to comp d a colum um to flow. The viscous and flow temperature of thement pump has relatively large clearances between the moving parts and, therefore, a diminishing um that . Chan are fluid idity, and n of merc can be form formed in the weather with less s of diffe takes, through a related weat ges in the atmo Viscosity measurem ury, rent bran resistance.output as the resistive pressure rises. Centrifugal and water wheel pumps are examples of non-posigiven orific SUS (Saybolt Univ ed the sphe unde her cond theoretica ric press condition ents typic ds to deter ersal Secon itions l maximum r stanure due Viscosity Index – Fluids chan s are extre ally fluctu mine whic e, to fill a 60-millilit ds) of a tive-displacement pumps. Index (VI). me. height ate less thanare commonly given to changes in ge h fluid may er vessel. an excellent A fluid that with temperatu air temp Use 1 in in-Hg work best The units in-Hg (25 erature, re changes. quality and has (mm-Hg) in the syste this Non-Positive Displacement: With a centrifugal pump, the fluid mm-Hg, Measuring to use the used to measure is most desir less change with . Barometr 0.5 psi, 3 m. a vacuum same press the chan ic the temp kPa) able. is flung toward the outlet by the motion of the impellers. An inunles ge is a level often One comm erature will ure units s weather lead to confu but relati have a high method called crease in rotational speed increases both volume and velocity of the and is refer on method is to sion. The er VI, whic measure ve to atmospheric Liquids Types of confu h is fluid. It is the velocity produced by the centrifugal force of the liqthe abso used for atmosphe enced by psia or Fluids lute press conditions rathe sion is due to the hydraulic kPa ric uid being flung by the impellers that produces the available presr than ure. tende fluids inclu typical vacu condition. In this absolute . A second approach Technically, a full to absolute cond ncy de petro case, the sure at the pump outlet. However, as resistive pressure increases, leum-base is to side of the um gauge diffe ition vacu pressure rs from a d oils, synth dial, and value will measure the press um is zero press s. less fluid is exhausted, and a greater volume slips through the large press gauge woul the have a nega etics, wate ure relati ure d have the needle moves counure gauge becau ve r glycols, clearances within the pump. At some resistive pressure, all the fluse the atmo tive number: -psi to the local zero refer oil-in-wate terclockwi 65 ence on the sphe or r se id could slip within the pump, and there would be no output flow. right side, as the vacuum increric reference is -kPa. The Centrifugal Pump on the right but at atmo In this condition, all the energy put into the fluid is wasted and lost ases. spheric cond An absolutepressure as heat. itions, the needle woul 305 d The resistive force on a centrifugal pump caused by the height of the column of liquid above the pump is referred to as “static head pressure,” or simply as “static head.” A static head of 1 meter of water would produce a resistive load of about 9.8 kPa. A static head of 1 foot of water would have a resistive

Phosphate POWER SYSTEMS Esters

5

1/7/16 - Study Manual

FLUID POWER

FLUID POWER REFERENCE HANDBOOK

PUMPS

SYMBOLOGY

Fluid Power Symbology

Flow Lines and Connections

Fluids

HANDBOOK

prim their lubri od of cation prop arily designed for leum-base heat transfer. Hydr the trans erties. A d fluids aulic fluid mission benefit of are gene perform of energ fluid rally a bette s can be eithe extre y. However, r petroleum s is their abilit change visco mely well in r choice y to funct for lubri very based sity with ion as temperatu low and high temp city and metal-wet or a synthetic blend. Petroa re changes. erature cond ting itions. Petroability. Synthetic Fluid Type blends leum-base Hydraulic Specific (Rel. Cost) d fluids Fluid Com Viscosity will Gravity parisons

SYMBOLOGY

..........85 ................ .....87 FLUID POWER REFERENCE HANDBOOK ................ ................ ................ niques ........ ...................87 Tech tions ........ ........ ........ 89 Filter Loca and Sampling ........................ ................ ....91 ........ lysis ........ ................ Fluid Anapling Locationses ................ ........................ .1 Sam Techniqu ................ ................ 1 Sampling ........................ 5 based on ISO 1219-1 & 2 ....... ................ S ...... 93-9 lysis ................ ........................ ......2 DUC TOR ................ ....... 93 s ........ Fluid Ana ........ ........ Y S & CON ................ ................ 3 Guideline ................ ........................ SAF ET 94 TOR ........ ty ........ ........ ........ ........ Safe ........ CON NEC ................ ................ ................ ...95 General Hydraulic ........ ................................................ ifications s ........................................ ................ Specific Pneumatic ........ty Guideline ........ Pipe Specdule #’s ........ ...........97 ................ ................ Sche SYMBOLOGY Specific Electrical Safe ........ ................ 99-106 Ratings 5 10.00 FLUID Pressure Rating ................ ........................ ............... ...99 ............... General s ........ ................ ................ ...........6 Velocity or Sizing ........ Velocitie ........ .101 ................ ................ ........ 7 duct and Flow ........ ................ ................ x OGY Flow Lines and........ Connections ions........ ........ ........ Fluid Consure Drops .......x SYM BOL and Connect ........................ ................ ..............8 c ................ ........................ ................ ..107 Pres ........ ........ lines mati ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ Pneu Flow c ........ ................ ..............9 ................ ................ ........................ ................ ......107 ........ Hydrauli........................ emsDescription Pumps Controls ........ ........................ ........................ .........10 Description Explanation Explanation ................ .108 Syst ........ Vacuum Pneumatic Pressure trols ................ ........................ ................ ............. 11 ................ ................ 09 ........ in ........ ................ line Flow Con ........................ ................ ........................ ............xx Continuous Supply line, return line, ..............1 ................ Pipe Used tions ........ ........ ................ ........................................ 110 Actuators es ................ ........................ ........................ Specifica component enclosure and symbol ........ ng Tubi .. 111 ................ ................ ................ Accessori al Valves ........ ........................ enclosure. Metal ................ Ratings ................ ................ ................. 112 Pressure ................ Direction c Specific ........ ........ ................ .. 113 ................ ....13 Pneumati ................ ................................................ 114 Plastic ................ ........ line ........ Internal and external pilot ................ Dashed s............. ................ c and DATA Hose ........Standards ................................ Standard .......... 114 (control) line, drain line, flushing 4 sure ........c, Pneumati POW ER ... 14-2 SAE ........ SAE FLU ID its of Mea rauli , etc. ........ ...... 115 line, bleed line. dards ................ 25-32 ISO and tions/Un trical, Hyd ................ ISO Stan es Between – MSHA, DOT ................ ............. 115 4 ........ s Abbrevia Sheets Elec ................ ................ ........... 33-3 ................. 115 Differenc y Standard ................ 5 Frame........................................ Frame for several components. ions ........ t ........ Formulaecal ................ ........ Regulator gs ................ Convers valent Char ......................3 8 ........ .......................... 115 Mechani Imperial Ratin .. 36-3 ........................................ on Equi ........................ ........ sure and ........ ........ ic racti 116 . Pres ........ g 3 ........ Metr Metric/F ................ ....... 39-4 Operatin ................................................ ........................ 116 ulations ........ Decimal/ Ratings ........ antage Calc ble) ................ ...........44 ................ ........................ 118 ................ of Proof Adv ........ Dou ........ ........ Direction flow Filled arrow is hydraulic; 7 ..... ........ ........ ........ ........ Nema/IP echanical And t 45-4 ........ ........ Burs ................ (Single ........................ ................... open arrow is pneumatic. Levers/M ulations a Hose...... ........................ ................ ................ 118 ........ ........ ............489 Calc ........ Selecting MPED ........ Identification ................ ................ ons ........ Toggle .....4 inology ad STA Calculati ........................ ................ 119 ................ .....50 Pulley s and Term gs s and Thre ........... ................ ................ ........ ulations Fastener c Fastener Type gth Ratin ........................ ........ 120 Cv Calc c Conductanceductance ........ ........................ .........51 Stren ........ Basi ........ Fig. 1.1 Feedback Triad and ........ , ........ Con Soni ........ .123 ........ c 6 Size ........ Source of energy arrow is hydraulic; ........ on... ..... 51-5 ................ Filled Grade, ........................ ................ and Soni ce Secti ........................ 23 arrow is pneumatic. ......1 ........ ................ ...57 Orifices valent Orifi open ................ SAE ................ ................ s ................ ........................ .127 ................ ........................ 57 Equi ic ........ k ........ ........ ener Metr ........ ........ Fast at Wor ............... 3 ................ ................ ....127 ion of Orifices matic ................ ........................ ................ ........ tion ........ ................ Convers ........ 58-6 ........ ........ Pneu Identifica ions ........ ........................ ...........127 c ........ ........................ inology ........ ad nect rauli Thre Hyd l Con ........................ ........................ ........ 127 Meta ................ And Term Atmospheric Vacuum Calculations ads ........ ........hydraulic Metal-to- Thre ................ ........................ Return line extends below surface ........ of the fluid; ........ Pipe reservoir Drive ........ cle Vehi .........128 NPT ........ ................ ............65 ........ ................ reservoir ..128 breathes as fluid level acteristics . 65-67 NPSM ads ........................................ lowers and rises. and Char........................ . 67-76 Pipe Thre........................ .........128 erties ........ British FLU IDS – Prop ........ ................ ................ ................ ...................................129 BSPT inology ................ ility ................ ........ ................ ........ Fluid Termassifications BSPP ........ ................................................ ............... 130 Compatib ........ (receiver) Pneumatic ....131for air under pressure. Threads reservoir Types/Cl Component ................ Storage Metric d Fittings ........ ................ ........................ ...131 .....77 Seal and ........ JIC Flare Tube Seat ........................ ........................ ..131 ................ 77 60° gs )........ ONIN G ................ ................ Metric Flare Fittin (JIS) ................ ................ ................ ............78 CON DITI atsu Style..............132 FLU ID Japanese nese 30° Flare ic Flare (Kom nants ........ ........ ................ ................ .........79 ..133 tami ........ ........ Japa ........ of Con 30° Metr Cone)........ ........................ 33 ................ hanisms ponents ........ ......79 Types ........ Japanese (GAZ 24° ................ ........ ..............1 4 Com age Mec ................ ................ Sources nation Dam ...13 Power Metric ................ ......80 French ad Guide ........ ................ ........................ es in Fluid ........................ ........................ 81-82 Contami e ........ ........ ........ ........ Clearanc ........... SAE Thre ad Guid ................ Typical Sizes ................ ........................ ................ Thre ........ Metric and SAE) ........ Particle Levels ................ 83-84 Line(ISO plugged Codes Cleanliness ............... .84 Flanges Range nded ................ ................ ........ Recomme ................ ....85 Plug in the end of the line, gy........ ........................ ................ Filters r Terminolo ........ ................ ................ Filte ................ ................ s flow through the line is blocked. Filter TypeRatio................ Beta

REFERENCE

VAC UUM

Table

I F P S U P D AT E

VAC UUM

FLUID POWER

COPYRIGHT

C (2001) EATON

COPRORATIO

N

163

Electronic Controls Specialist • 10-3

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER CUSTOM SOLUTIONS Engineered Design And Manufactured Hydraulic Cylinders For OEM Equipment! Heavy Duty Cylinders Telescopic Cylinders Stabilizer Cylinders Smart Sensor Cylinders Piggyback Cylinders Thumb Cylinders

RAM Industries Inc www.ramindustries.com T: 1.877-799.1005

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

9


I F P S U P D AT E

Certification Testing Locations ndividuals wishing to take any IFPS written certification tests can select from convenient locations across the United States and Canada. The IFPS is able to offer these locations through its affiliation with The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) provided by National College Testing Association (NCTA).  

I

TESTING DATES FOR ALL LOCATIONS: March 2020 Tuesday 3/3 • Thursday 3/26 April 2020 Tuesday 4/7 • Thursday 4/23 May 2020 Tuesday 5/5 • Thursday 5/21 June 2020 Tuesday 6/7 • Thursday 6/18 July 2020 Tuesday 7/7 • Thursday, 7/23

ALABAMA Auburn, AL Birmingham, AL Calera, AL Decatur, AL Huntsville, AL Jacksonville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Normal, AL Tuscaloosa, AL ALASKA Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ Tempe, AZ Thatcher, AZ Tucson, AZ Yuma, AZ ARKANSAS Bentonville, AR Hot Springs, AR Little Rock, AR CALIFORNIA Aptos, CA Arcata, CA Bakersfield, CA Dixon, CA Encinitas, CA Fresno, CA Irvine, CA Marysville, CA Riverside, CA Salinas, CA San Diego, CA San Jose, CA San Luis Obispo, CA Santa Ana, CA Santa Maria, CA Santa Rosa, CA Tustin, CA Yucaipa, CA COLORADO Aurora, CO Boulder, CO Springs, CO Denver, CO Durango, CO Ft. Collins, CO Greeley, CO Lakewood, CO Littleton, CO Pueblo, CO DELAWARE Dover, DE Georgetown, DE Newark, DE FLORIDA Avon Park, FL Boca Raton, FL Cocoa, FL Davie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Fort Pierce, FL Ft. Myers, FL Gainesville, FL Jacksonville, FL Miami Gardens, FL Milton, FL New Port Richey, FL Ocala, FL Orlando, FL Panama City, FL Pembroke Pines, FL Pensacola, FL Plant City, FL Riviera Beach, FL Sanford, FL

10

MARCH 2020

Tallahassee, FL Tampa, FL West Palm Beach, FL Wildwood, FL Winter Haven, FL GEORGIA Albany, GA Athens, GA Atlanta, GA Carrollton, GA Columbus, GA Dahlonega, GA Dublin, GA Dunwoody, GA Forest Park, GA Lawrenceville, GA Morrow, GA Oakwood, GA Savannah, GA Statesboro, GA Tifton, GA Valdosta, GA HAWAII Laie, HI IDAHO Boise, ID Coeur d ‘Alene, ID Idaho Falls, ID Lewiston, ID Moscow, ID Nampa, ID Rexburg, ID Twin Falls, ID ILLINOIS Carbondale, IL Carterville, IL Champaign, IL Decatur, IL Edwardsville, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Joliet, IL Malta, IL Normal, IL Peoria, IL Schaumburg, IL Springfield, IL University Park, IL INDIANA Bloomington, IN Columbus, IN Evansville, IN Fort Wayne, IN Gary, IN Indianapolis, IN Kokomo, IN Lafayette, IN Lawrenceburg, IN Madison, IN Muncie, IN New Albany, IN Richmond, IN Sellersburg, IN South Bend, IN Terre Haute, IN IOWA Ames, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa City, IA Ottumwa, IA Sioux City, IA Waterloo, IA KANSAS Kansas City, KS Lawrence, KS Manhattan, KS Wichita, KS KENTUCKY Ashland, KY Bowling Green, KY Erlanger, KY Highland Heights, KY Louisville, KY Morehead, KY

LOUISIANA Bossier City, LA Lafayette, LA Monroe, LA Natchitoches, LA New Orleans, LA Shreveport, LA Thibodaux, LA MARYLAND Arnold, MD Bel Air, MD College Park, MD Frederick, MD Hagerstown, MD La Plata, MD Westminster, MD Woodlawn, MD Wye Mills, MD MASSACHUSETTS Boston, MA Bridgewater, MA Danvers, MA Haverhill, MA Holyoke, MA Shrewsbury, MA MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI Big Rapids, MI Chesterfield, MI Dearborn, MI Dowagiac, MI East Lansing, MI Flint, MI Grand Rapids, MI Kalamazoo, MI Lansing, MI Livonia, MI Mount Pleasant, MI Sault Ste. Marie, M Troy, MI University Center, MI Warren, MI MINNESOTA Alexandria, MN Brooklyn Park, MN Duluth, MN Eden Prairie, MN Granite Falls, MN Mankato, MN MISSISSIPPI Goodman, MS Jackson, MS Mississippi State, MS Raymond, MS University, MS MISSOURI Berkley, MO Cape Girardeau, MO Columbia, MO Cottleville, MO Joplin, MO Kansas City, MO Kirksville, MO Park Hills, MO Poplar Bluff, MO Rolla, MO Sedalia, MO Springfield, MO St. Joseph, MO St. Louis, MO Warrensburg, MO MONTANA Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT NEBRASKA Lincoln, NE North Platte, NE Omaha, NE NEVADA Henderson, NV Las Vegas, NV North Las Vegas, NV Winnemucca, NV

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

NEW JERSEY Branchburg, NJ Cherry Hill, NJ Lincroft, NJ Sewell, NJ Toms River, NJ West Windsor, NJ NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, NM Clovis, NM Farmington, NM Portales, NM Santa Fe, NM NEW YORK Alfred, NY Brooklyn, NY Buffalo, NY Garden City, NY New York, NY Rochester, NY Syracuse, NY NORTH CAROLINA Apex, NC Asheville, NC Boone, NC Charlotte, NC China Grove, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Greenville, NC Jamestown, NC Misenheimer, NC Mount Airy, NC Pembroke, NC Raleigh, NC Wilmington, NC NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck, ND OHIO Akron, OH Cincinnati, OH Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH Findlay, OH Kirtland, OH Lima, OH Maumee, OH Newark, OH North Royalton, OH Rio Grande, OH Toledo, OH Warren, OH Youngstown, OH OKLAHOMA Altus, OK Bethany, OK Edmond, OK Norman, OK Oklahoma City, OK Tonkawa, OK Tulsa, OK OREGON Bend, OR Coos Bay, OR Eugene, OR Gresham, OR Klamath Falls, OR Medford, OR Oregon City, OR Portland, OR White City, OR PENNSYLVANIA Bloomsburg, PA Blue Bell, PA Gettysburg, PA Harrisburg, PA Lancaster, PA Newtown, PA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA Wilkes-Barre, PA York, PA

SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort, SC Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Conway, SC Graniteville, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Orangeburg, SC Rock Hill, SC Spartanburg, SC TENNESSEE Blountville, TN Clarksville, TN Collegedale, TN Gallatin, TN Johnson City, TN Knoxville, TN Memphis, TN Morristown, TN Murfreesboro, TN Nashville, TN TEXAS Abilene, TX Arlington, TX Austin, TX Beaumont, TX Brownsville, TX Commerce, TX Corpus Christi, TX Dallas, TX Denison, TX El Paso, TX Houston, TX Huntsville, TX Laredo, TX Lubbock, TX Lufkin, TX Mesquite, TX San Antonio, TX Victoria, TX Waxahachie, TX Weatherford, TX Wichita Falls, TX UTAH Cedar City, UT Kaysville, UT Logan, UT Ogden, UT Orem, UT Salt Lake City, UT VIRGINIA Daleville, VA Fredericksburg, VA Lynchburg, VA Manassas, VA Norfolk, VA Roanoke, VA Salem, VA Staunton, VA Suffolk, VA Virginia Beach, VA Wytheville, VA WASHINGTON Auburn, WA Bellingham, WA Bremerton, WA Ellensburg, WA Ephrata, WA Olympia, WA Pasco, WA Rockingham, WA Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA Spokane, WA WEST VIRGINIA Ona, WV WISCONSIN La Crosse, WI Milwaukee, WI Mukwonago, WI

WYOMING Casper, WY Laramie, WY Torrington, WY CANADA ALBERTA Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Fort McMurray, AB Lethbridge, AB Lloydminster, AB Olds, AB Red Deer, AB BRITISH COLUMBIA Abbotsford, BC Burnaby, BC Castlegar, BC Delta, BC Kamloops, BC Nanaimo, BC Prince George, BC Richmond, BC Surrey, BC Vancouver, BC Victoria, BC MANITOBA Brandon, MB Winnipeg, MB NEW BRUNSWICK Bathurst, NB Moncton, NB NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR St. John’s, NL NOVA SCOTIA Halifax, NS ONTARIO Brockville, ON Hamilton, ON London, ON Milton, ON Mississauga, ON Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON North Bay, ON North York, ON Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON Welland, ON Windsor, ON QUEBEC Côte Saint-Luc, QB Montreal, QB SASKATCHEWAN Melfort, SK Moose Jaw, SK Nipawin, SK Prince Albert, SK Saskatoon, SK YUKON TERRITORY Whitehorse, YU UNITED KINGDOM Elgin, UK GHAZNI Kingdom of Bahrain, GHA Thomasville, GHA EGYPT Cairo, EG JORDAN Amman, JOR NEW ZEALAND Taradale, NZ

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


I F P S U P D AT E

AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS & CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist CFPECS Certified Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT) CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM) CFPIHM Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic CFPMHM Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC) CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC) CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC) CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor CFPSD Fluid Power System Designer CFPMEC (In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls CFPIEC (In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Certification Review Training In-house Review Training – an IFPS Accredited Instructor will come to your company (minimum 10 individuals) HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details March 23-26, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written test: March 26, 2020 April 20-22, 2020 - Mukwonago, WI - wanke@msoe.edu | Written test: April 23, 2020 August 17-20, 2020 - Houston, TX - Eaton Hydraulics | Written test: August 21, 2020 September 14-17, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written test: September 17, 2020 November 2-5, 2020 - Houston, TX - Eaton Hydraulics | Written test: November 6, 2020 ELECTRONIC CONTROLS (ECS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details August 3-6, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written test: August 6, 2020   PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details July 20-23, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written test: July 23, 2020 CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details May 18-19, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written and JP test: May 20, 2020 November 16-17, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written and JP test: November 18, 2020 MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (MHM) CERTIFICATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Online Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Review (for written test) offered through info@cfcindustrialtraining.com. This course takes you through all chapters of the MHM Study Manual (6.5 hours) and every outcome to prepare you for the written MHM test. Members receive 20% off. (Test fees are additional - separate registration required.) April 14-16, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - CFC Industrial Training | Written and JP test: April 17, 2020 September 21-23, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - CFC Industrial Training | Written and JP test: September 24, 2020   INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (IHM) CERTIFICATION Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details August 10-13, 2020 - Fairfield, OH - info@cfcindustrialtraining.com | Written and JP test: August 13, 2020   INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (IHT) CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (MHT) CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   PNEUMATIC TECHNICIAN (PT) and PNEUMATIC MECHANIC CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Call for dates. Phone: 513-874-3225 - CFC Industrial Training, Fairfield, Ohio   JOB PERFORMANCE (JP) TRAINING Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details Online Job Performance Review - CFC Industrial Training offers online JP Reviews which includes stations 1-6 of the IFPS mechanic and technician job performance tests. Members may e-mail askus@ifps.org for a 20% coupon code off the list price or get the code in our Members Only area for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review; test not included. LIVE DISTANCE LEARNING JOB PERFORMANCE STATION REVIEW Onsite review training for small groups – contact kpollander@ifps.org for details E-mail info@cfcindustrialtraining.com for information.

MARCH 2020

11


TURNING CYLINDER FAILURE INTO REAL VALUE 10 key factors in selecting a repair facility

By Billy Rebman, Repairs Manager, EHA

When you have cylinder failure, you must decide whether to buy new or repair. The benefits of repairing may include shorter lead times, significant cost savings over new cylinders, and in many cases the ability to identify the causes of the failure. Hydraulic failure can occur through lack of adequate maintenance and damage. The results can be expensive and, even worse, cause long lasting damage and even injury. Diagnosing hydraulic failure is essential to establish what remedial or other action needs to be taken.

SAVE BY REPAIR Breakdowns can occur anytime. They rob you of valuable production time and profit. Repairing a cylinder can save approximately 40% to 50% the cost of new. Although a large portion of the savings comes as a direct result of using existing parts in the repair process, this will not compromise the quality or performance of a repaired cylinder. 12

MARCH 2020

SAVE WITH INVESTIGATIVE INFORMATION Cylinders sent in for repair receive a thorough inspection at the start of the repair process. During this phase, the technicians check for any stress that may have been placed on the unit from excessive side loads, improper mounting, fluid contamination, or defective seals. The inspection enables the technicians to determine the possible causes of the failure. The information gathered during the inspection may help you make adjustments and correct issues with your related equipment, extending the life of your cylinders. Simply purchasing new cylinders may not address the issues that can lead to repeat failure of the new product.

QUALITY CONTROL AND TESTING An important part of quality control is testing every repaired cylinder. A standard testing procedure ensures that the cylinder will be ready for immediate use when it leaves the facility. A repair or refurbishing goal is to return rebuilt equipment to its original specifications or better.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE TOP 10 FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN DETERMINING WHICH REPAIR COMPANY TO USE: Do they have reliable service and good customer support? Do they have experience working on cylinders from various manufacturers? After the initial inspection, do they provide feedback on the possible causes of the failure? Do they use OEM-equivalent or better components in their repairs? Do they have adequate in-house machining capabilities? Are the repaired cylinders tested? Are their quotes competitive? What is the typical turnaround time on a cylinder repair? Do they offer rapid-response delivery when needed? What kind of warranty do they offer on cylinder repairs?

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


Cylinder wear and tear varies per industry. There are many good large and small service and repair companies that may meet the requirements of on-location system service and maintenance. However, it may be more suitable on some projects to send the outdated or defective component to a central repair facility. Urgency is often a factor, and the cost of being down a piece of equipment is also key. Here are a few examples of both on-location and off-site repair facility projects.

MINING A large mining operation kept sending back cylinders for repair; they were breaking cylinder rods every five to six weeks. Their repair facility repaired the cylinders but took it one step further: they looked at the mine’s systems on location and suggested some equipment changes. Much of the equipment was 60 to 70 years old. After assessing the situation, a manifold block that would control the load instead of bouncing the chutes was recommended. The mine chose a service facility that could help it upgrade to newer technologies.

FOOD PROCESSING & PACKAGING A large food processing operation with three plants required maintenance to repair and refurbish its central hydraulic system, which ran the plant conveyors. However, the firm lacked enough mechanics and technicians to do maintenance on such a scale. The outsourced, on-location project took three to four weeks to complete. It involved servicing and replacing all the hydraulic valves, filtration elements, and total service on 14 electric

pumps and motors. The equipment was old, and the suppliers that still manufactured the components for this system were not considered a good fit for the project. While spending ample time at one of the plants, it was discovered that a more superior cylinder manufacturer with a special rod material suitable for the application would be a solution for the short life cycle of their existing cylinders. This chance encounter resulted in an upgrade to a better cylinder and service contract.

SHOCKING NEWS!

NOW AVAILABLE IN COMPACT HOUSING

Phone: 248-435-0700 | Email: apt.sales@ametek.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

ONLY AMETEK’S 958A SERIES LDT RESISTS 1,000 G’S. Today’s extreme operating environments can shake the life out of ordinary hydraulic cylinder position sensors. Our 958A Series LDTs are different: • Highest shock & vibration ratings in the industry (lab tested to 1,000g shock and 30g random vibration) • Programmable zero & span • Diagnostics built into every unit • 48mm Embedded package with stroke lengths to 100” • Compact Housing option simplifies installation and serviceability • Multiple connector options to suit your needs • Operating temperatures from –40°C to 105°C • Competitively priced

© 2019 by AMETEK Inc. All rights reserved.

ametekfactoryautomation.com

MARCH 2020

13


SPECIAL AD SECTION

COMPONENT SHOWCASE

THE FLANGE CONNECTOR YOU NEED – QUICK AS 1, 2, 3

Why use MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS?

1

QUICK: MAIN has a large and diverse inventory, including specials for same day shipping. MAIN’s US production facility, specialized manufacturing processes, and large raw material inventory allow your custom non-stock parts to be shipped in days.

2

INFORMED: MAIN’s engineers are active on ISO and SAE committees. They are available to assist you with your flange needs, call 800.521.7918, e-mail to info@MAINmfg.com or fax 810.953.1385.

3

DEPENDABLE: MAIN has 60 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing quality hydraulic flanges and components.

14

MARCH 2020

Grand Blanc, MI 800.521.7918; FAX: 810.953.1385 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com Web: www. mainmfg.com/fpj

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SPECIAL AD SECTION

COMPONENT SHOWCASE ETENSIFIER… A REVOLUTIONARY PORTABLE HIGH PRESSURE ELECTRIC PUMP Now there’s a high pressure hydraulic pump system that simply plugs into a wall outlet and doesn’t require an air compressor. The eTensifier represents new technology introduced by three industry leaders… patent protected motors and controls from Graco, proven hydraulic pumps from Sprague and high pressure components and customer service from HiP. The plug’n play eTensifier delivers high pressure electric power up to 36,500 psi with a quiet electric motor, a smoother flow rate from zero to full pressure and controls that include an industry-first pressure test mode that allows you to set a defined pressure and walk away. In addition, the lightweight and portable eTensifier features a new quick-connect system for exchanging pump lowers to easily facilitate a change in sizes or routine maintenance without taking the whole pump out of commission. Give us a call and let’s start the conversation today.

2955 W. 17th St. • Erie, PA 16505 Phone: 814-838-2028 email: sales@highpressure.com www. HighPressure.com

STAINLESS STEEL CHECK VALVES, THREAD-IN TYPE INSERTA® IGT (Stainless Steel) Guided Disc Thread-in Type Check Valves are compact, with an axial flow pattern. They can be inserted in manifolds, sub-plates, flanges, and integrated valve systems. Their geometry allows for flexible design options, and they can be used in SAE J1926-1 O-ring ports, modified for increased thread depth. These valves are currently available in nominal sizes ranging from ¼” to 1”, for pressures up to 6000 psi (consult factory for working pressures up to 500 bar), and nominal flows up to 35 gallons per minute. Pressure drops are relatively low, resulting in increased system efficiency. The patented guided disc design provides superior resistance to wear in challenging applications such as conditions prone to significant turbulence, high flow transients, or high cycling. Valve discs and seats are hardened and flat lapped for positive fluid shut off.

Inserta® Products • Blue Bell, Pennsylvania USA 215.643.0192 | www.inserta.com

The valve disc may be provided with a customer specified orifice to provide fixed orifice flow control function in the checked direction. These valves are typically available with very short lead times.

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH2020

15


& Volumetric F low Rate The following is an opinion article written by Dane Spivak of Davasol Incorporated, an industrial brand management firm with many clients, one of which is Vacuforce LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Vacuforce partnered in writing this article. The example numbers enclosed have been arbitrarily chosen and do not reflect real-life situations. Contact Dane Spivak at dspivak@ davasol.com.

Industrial parts manufacturers provide performance data for components to offer the user an understanding of its capabilities. At times there can be a laundry list of specifications, so it is important to identify which criteria impact the output of the system to ensure a good fit. In vacuum, the vacuum level and volumetric flow rate are the two key factors. V acuum State

Before we discuss vacuum performance, we must first understand the state of vacuum. Vacuum is a pressure lower than atmospheric pressure in a known volume. There are a few key takeaways from this definition. First, vacuum is a pressure that can be measured in common compressed air units such as psi, bar, or kPa. However, there are pressure measurements specific to vacuum; these will be discussed later in the article. Second, vacuum pressure is lower than atmospheric. This is important because atmospheric pressure controls the datum point of vacuum as well as the available pressure the vacuum has to offer. Finally, a defined known volume is used to determine a vacuum state. This does not mean it has to be a closed system but rather a specific space in which vacuum can be considered and measured.

Figure 1 compares vacuum measurement scales. Note that the “Hg and kPa(%) are differential scales that start at zero, which is actually atmospheric pressure, whereas the Torr and mbar(a) peak at atmospheric pressure and reach zero at absolute pressure. The scale of “Hg is useful for applications in which the pressure differential is important, such as vacuum cup gripping. The vacuum pressure difference from atmospheric pressure determines the gripping force of the cups. On the other hand, the Torr scale is a more appropriate measurement in vacuum sealing for food packaging applications , where the importance is understanding how much air is remaining in the system instead of how much was removed. Both scales measure vacuum though the datum points are different. It is necessary to have both scales for accuracy because atmospheric pressure is inconsistent and always changing.

F igure1

Vacuum measurement units and scales

V acuum Level

Vacuum level is essentially a synonym for vacuum pressure. Vacuum level refers to the numerical measurement of vacuum pressure in a system using a unit of measurement scale. Vacuum levels quantify how much lower the pressure is than the atmospheric pressure and, in some instances, how close the pressure is to absolute pressure (zero). Absolute pressure is reached when every particle of gas (air) and other pressure substances are removed from a volume. This is where the term “in a vacuum” comes from in physics when theorizing with zero air resistance. Let’s talk numbers. Our definition of vacuum states that atmospheric pressure is the datum point. Earth’s atmospheric pressure is the pressure exerted by the “weight” of the air in the atmosphere. Although atmospheric pressure changes with factors such as altitude, weather, and geographic location, the mean value is approximately 14.7psi at sea level. We can convert 14.7psi to units of measurement that are all equal in absolute value: 29.92”Hg, 760Torr (mmHg), 1013mbar, 101.3kPa. 16

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


The most common tool to measure vacuum levels are gauges, which often use “Hg units, though -kPa and mbar(a) are popular as well. Digital sensors are also used, usually when vacuum is tied into other automation or PLC needs.

F igure 2

Vacuum level vs flow rate of two pump curves

Volumetric F low Rate

Volumetric flow rate, often referred to simply as flow, is the volume of fluid that passes per unit of time. Vacuum flow determines the volume of air that can be moved over time, which translates to how quickly air can be suctioned. Common units of measurement for flow rates include cubic feet per minute (CFM), liters per minute, and gallons per minute, to name a few. There are many more, but unlike vacuum levels, flow units can be interchanged by their associated multipliers, similar to millimeters, inches, feet, meters, and so forth. Understanding flow ratings and pump curves is important in predicting system performance. Most often, manufacturers provide a single flow rating for vacuum generation units. If we consider the flow units of CFM, generally the published numerical value from a manufacturer is the standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) rating of the pump, which is also the maximum amount of flow the pump can produce. The SCFM rating of the vacuum pump refers to full open flow at room temperature and atmospheric pressure (zero vacuum). However, the pump SCFM rating is usually not what the vacuum system truly experiences because the conditions change at the point of use for many vacuum systems. Flow ratings that are not encompassed by standard conditions are described as actual cubic feet per minute (ACFM). This is where the pump curves are introduced for a clearer interpretation of how well a pump will function under ACFM or non-standard full flow conditions.

THE FLEXIBLE SOLUTION FOR YOUR RIGID DEMANDS Introducing the GATES® MegaSys™ MXG™ 4K-XTP with XtraTuff ™ Plus Cover, a nonconventional spiral hose that is lightweight, highly flexible, and qualified to ONE MILLION impulse cycles. It’s a drop-in replacement for conventional spiral hoses.

With MXG™ 4K, we engineered a hydraulic hose that exceeds the performance of wire spiral constructions, but with the lower weight and flexibility driven by Gates innovation. GATES.COM

MXG™ 4K-XTP ATTRIBUTES

40%

30%

8%

25X

FORCE-TO-BLEND

WEIGHT

COMPACT

ABRASION-RESISTANT

COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL WIRE-SPIRAL HOSE

COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL WIRE-SPIRAL HOSE

COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL WIRE-SPIRAL HOSE

LOWER

COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL WIRE-SPIRAL HOSE

LIGHTER

MORE

MORE

EXPERIENCE MXG™ BY VISITING US AT IFPE 2020 IN BOOTH S80731

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

17


F igure 3

Two separate vacuum cup systems at 25”Hg with 1CFM and 3CFM pumps

F igure 4

Two separate vacuum cup systems with different pump performances

F igure 5

Separate vacuum tank systems with different inlet port sizes

Figure 2 measures the vacuum level and flow of two pump curves. One pump curve maintains higher ACFM than the other and therefore offers higher actual flow capacity. Although both pumps have the same SCFM ratings, this graph demonstrates different ACFM ratings at various vacuum levels. The ACFM ratings can be crucial in many applications. If a system requires a minimum of 80CFM at 10”Hg, it may sound like a 100SCFM pump would be adequate. However, as we learned from Figure 2, the ACFM rating may be less than 80CFM at 10”Hg, as demonstrated by the red vertical line. Pump performance curves are usually available from the manufacturer and should be studied if flow is a contributing factor as the vacuum level increases. Measuring devices such as flow meters can be used to determine flow ratings in a system. The latest models use digital readouts, though simplified dial reads are available too. It is important to note that the standard and actual CFM unit ratings were used as an example. The same concept applies to all other units of volumetric flow rates. 18

MARCH 2020

F low & V acuum Level Relationship

Figure 2 shows that flow and vacuum level share a relationship. Let’s use real-life examples to visualize and better understand how the two affect each other. Figure 3 shows two identical systems of a vacuum pump connected to a vacuum cup sealing against a smooth flat surface. We can consider this a closed system because the vacuum cup provides a “perfect” seal against the product surface. System 2 uses a 3CFM vacuum pump while system 1 generates 1CFM, but both pumps have an equal maximum vacuum level of 25”Hg. We will consider both pump types to be the same, so their performance curves are comparable in pattern. Because these are closed systems, both pumps will reach their maximum vacuum levels of 25”Hg. However, since system 2 provides more flow, the evacuation time to reach 25”Hg will be faster than system 1. That said, if the goal is to reach 25”Hg, both pumps will be successful. If the 1CFM pump does not reach 25”Hg fast enough, the 3CFM pump would WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


be a better fit. But a pump offering more than 3CFM would be needed if it does not reach its desired vacuum level in a timely manner. For our next example, let’s consider systems similar to figure 3, but instead the vacuum cups are sealing against an uneven rippled surface, such as corrugated cardboard. We will refer to these as system 3 and system 4 shown in Figure 4. We can no longer consider this a closed system because the cups are not creating a “perfect” seal against the surface, and therefore air is bleeding into the vacuum system. This is commonly known as air/vacuum leakage. Since system 4 generates more flow, it is capable of compensating for more leakage compared to system 3. The higher flowing vacuum pump is removing more air at a faster rate, so it can better overcome the leakage of air bleeding into the system through the imperfect seal of the cups. This results in a higher final vacuum level in system 4. Depending on the system design, it is possible that a pump may not have enough flow to overcome leakage. In that case, selecting a larger flowing pump to overcome the leakage flow would help generate a vacuum level. Now we will consider an application with more obvious open flow features. Figure 5 shows two identical vacuum tank systems using identical vacuum pumps. The difference between the two is the size of the vacuum entry ports of the tanks. System 5 is capable of generating a vacuum level of 10”Hg because the tank entry port is small enough that the flow is restricted at the tank inlet and the pump is able to compensate for the leakage to generate a vacuum level. On the contrary, system 6 has equal-sized inlet and outlet ports, so the flow in and out of the tank are about equal. This does not allow a vacuum to be created, so the vacuum level inside the tank is zero. This example is relevant to applications such as centralized vacuum systems, vacuum conveying, and leak testing. Conclusion

This article covered key performance characteristics in a vacuum system – vacuum level and volumetric flow rate. Each were defined on their own and then tied together using realistic application examples. The content enclosed is meant to be an opinion educational guide to vacuum. All numbers and examples have been arbitrarily chosen.

SS316L Digital Pressure Switch for General Fluids.

AP50 Series • • • • • •

For corrosive fluid or gas

• •

Copy function

SS316L sensor and fitting Color changing LCD display Up to 2.0 MPa (280 psi) Compact 30x30mm size User selectable conversion units on display Power-save mode

sales@adsens.net • www.adsens.net Tel: 626.854.2773 • Fax: 626.854.8183

18310 Bedford Cir, Industry, CA 91744-5971 USA

Stops Leaking

FlangeLock™

HYDRAULIC LINES SAVE TIME SAVE MONEY SAVE LABOR SAVE OIL For more information contact Mike Pearl at 203.861.9400 or email: sales@flangelock.com

• • • • • • • • • •

No tools required No expensive hardware needed No more rags stuffed into hoses No more messy plastic caps The ultimate contamination control tool One hand installation Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up Quick installation & ease of usage Safe for personnel & environment Industry acclaimed

www.flangelock.com

100% This product is Patented, other Patents pending.

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

19


100%

devoted to digital

electro hydraulics South Hall 3 S83359

We are specialists and we share a vision with passion, setting new standards in electrohydraulics through innovation and creativity. Each new project is a challenge and an opportunity to improve our products excellence. 20

MARCH 2020

www.atos.com WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


IFPE

SHOW SUPPLEMENT Fluid Power Journal is the offical publication of the International Fluid Power Society. Visit us at fluidpowerjournal.com

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS


FESTIVAL GROUNDS HALL / LOT

HILTON GRAND VACATIONS CLUB

SAHARA Las Vegas

WESTGATE HOTEL

DR WESTGATE CONVENTION CENTER

CIRCUS CIRCUS

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

NORTH HALL

GRAND L

E R OA D

US CIRCU S

SAHARA AVE.

CENTRAL HALL 1-2

PA R A

D IS

CONVENTION CENTER DRIVE

SI LVER LOTS 1-2

South 3-4 and Bronze Hall

BRIDGE MEETING COMPLEX

DESERT INN ROAD

• Engines, Components, & Electronics

Silver 1-3 • Aggregates Processing • Asphalt Production • Land Clearing

SILVER LOT 3 SOUTH HALL LOBBY

Tech Experience • Festival Grounds • Silver 3

Bronze Lot • • • • • •

Concrete Construction & Manufacturing Engines, Components, & Electronics Infrastructure Support Safety & Traffic Trucking Business Solutions and Jobsite Applications & Solutions

North Hall, Central 1-2, and Festival Hall • • • •

Earth Moving & Material Handling Hauling Land Clearing Lifting (Aerial & Cranes)

RENAISSANCE LAS VEGAS HOTEL

South 1-2 • • • • •

Concrete Construction & Manufacturing Infrastructure Support Safety & Traffic Trucking Business Solutions and Jobsite Applicasitons & Solutions


2020

OVERVIEW KAREN AVE.

The purpose of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is to be the leading international exposition and educational resource dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Held every three years, IFPE is set for March 10-14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA. IFPE is co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest gatherings for the construction industries. TUES: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be over 405 exhibitors WED: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (see page x) at IFPE showcasing the Fluid Power Hour latest technologies and innovations Reception 4 - 6 p.m. in equipment, products and services THURS: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for fluid power/motion control/power transmission. The show also features FRI: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. product-focused exhibit pavilions and SAT: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. international exhibit pavilions. IFPE features targeted education events (see page x) that provide crucial information on new fluid power, power transmission and motion control technologies to engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process. At IFPE, you’re sure to discover innovative new solutions to solve your most pressing technical problems. The show brings together everything new in engineering, and it happens just once every three years. You will be able to see live, hands-on demos from leading manufacturers and suppliers as they showcase their best new offerings.

JO E W BR

OW

SHOW HOURS:

N D

RI

VE

BLUE LOT

LOBBY

CENTRAL HALL 3-5

SWE

SOUTH HALL 2

B RONZE HALL/ LOT

Central 3-5 • Aggregates Processing • Asphalt Production & Paving • Underground Construction

Festival Grouds and Blue Lot • • • •

Earth Moving & Material Handling Hauling Lifting *Aerial & Cranes) Underground Construction

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

. N ST

SOUTH HALL 4

NSO

SOUTH HALL 3

SOUTH HALL 1

IFPE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM — Hosted by the National Fluid Power Association When mapping out your IFPE schedule be sure to keep the lunch hours on March 11, 12 and 13 open for the IFPE Research Symposium. Over these three days, the National Fluid Power Association will be presenting a program that showcases the latest fluid power research being performed at U.S. universities with funding provided by a new program within the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of hydraulic systems on off-road vehicles.

Wednesday, March 11 |11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Individual Electro-Hydraulic Actuators for Off Road Machines Andrea Vacca, Purdue University Thursday, March 12 |11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Efficient, Compact, and Smooth Variable Propulsion Motor James Van de Ven, University of Minnesota Friday, March 13 |11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Hybrid Hydraulic-Electric Architecture for Mobile Machines Perry Li, University of Minnesota IFPE brings together thousands of fluid power professionals from across all sectors and job roles and from around the world-suppliers, service providers, engineers, manufacturers, executives and more. The show focuses on the latest innovations, product advances and expert insights to fully equip engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process to increase efficiency, contain costs and improve the performance of their hydraulic and pneumatic systems and applications. MARCH 2020

3


HYDRAULICS? YEAH, WE KNOW A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. At Hydraulex we stock reman, new aftermarket and new OEM hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, servo & proportional valves, cylinders and replacement parts – all for a variety of component manufacturers. We also repair these components daily.

COME SEE US AT CONEXPO/IFPE MARCH 10-14, 2020 BOOTH: S82845


2020

Exhibitor Booth Listing

South Hall 3

$

Powered by VEST, Inc.

6

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


AAH FLUID POWER INC..........................S-81359 ABER - Manufacturing Hydraulic Excellence...............................................SL-80101 AC Business Media.....................................S-80742 Acme Foundry, Inc......................................S-81311 Adaptall........................................................S-81455 Advanced Technology Products................S-82047 AIDRO hydraulics & 3D printing..................S-82506 Air-Way Global Manufacturing..................S-82442 ALA Industries Limited...............................S-82335 Alkon Corporation.......................................S-80756

ALP Kaucuk.................................................S-80048 Alro Steel Corporation................................S-80617 Amalga Composites Inc.............................S-81421 American Iron & Alloys LLC........................S-82743 AMETEK Factory Automation..................S-82142 AMLOK/Sitema...........................................S-82459 Anfield Industries Inc..................................S-81945 Anson Hydraulics Industrial Co., Ltd..........S-83056 API Heat Transfer........................................S-81807 APSCO.........................................................S-81658 ArcelorMittal Tubular Products..................S-80707

South Hall 4

ARGO-HYTOS..............................................S-81721 AS Aston Seals SPA....................................S-82411 ASA Hydraulik of America......................S-81355 ASCO Sintering Company...........................S-83649 Ashcroft Inc.................................................S-82243 Ashun Fluid Power Co., Ltd........................S-82953 ASM Sensors, Inc........................................S-80041 ATC - Mateks...............................................S-83300 Atlantex Manufacturing Corporation.........S-80137 Atlantic Fluid Tech SRL / EBI Motion Controls.................................S-83351 ATOS North America, Inc........................S-83359 Auburn Gear LLC.........................................S-82431 Avic Nanjing Servo Control System Co., Ltd........................................S-82159 AW-Lake Company......................................S-80156 Ayrtec Fittings.............................................S-82558 AZ Pneumatics LLC................................S-82054 AZETA Zeo Asioli Diffusion Srl...................S-80050 B&R Industrial Automation Corporation....S-83231 B3C Fuel Solutions LLC..............................S-83653 BADESTNOST JSCo....................................S-81417 Bailey International LLC..............................S-81916 Barbieri Rubber srl......................................S-83206 BEDIA Motorentechnik GmbH & Co KG.....S-83400 Bezares USA................................................S-82111 Bimal SrL a Test Industry Company...........S-82349 Black Hawk Seals International, LLC.........S-81959 Boden Hydraulics Co., Ltd..........................S-82758 Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA..............................S-83617 Bosch Rexroth Corporation........................S-80215 Brand Hydraulics Corporation.................S-81516 Brennan Industries Inc................................S-82619

Booth S84707

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

7


2020

Exhibitor Booth Listing Bucher Hydraulics.......................................S-82119 Buhler Technologies LLC............................S-80254 Burnside America Inc..................................S-83535 BVA Hydraulics............................................S-82149 C Matic SRL.................................................S-82610 CAN in Automation e.V.............................SL-80201 Canfield Industries......................................S-81449 Canimex Inc.................................................S-83321 Caplugs........................................................S-83120 Carlisle Brake and Friction..........................S-83731 Casappa Corporation..................................S-81330 Cervis, Inc....................................................S-83111 CEJN......................................................... C-#23005 CHENG MAO PRECISION SEALING CO., LTD....................................S-82956 Chia Wang Oil Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd.....................................S-83058 China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Association..............................SL-80129 China Leemin Hydraulic Co., Ltd................S-82158 CN Hydraulic Parts......................................S-83207 Comer Industries Inc..................................S-82831 Conforti Oleodinamica Srl..........................S-82510

Continental Hydraulics...............................S-81217 Continental Industrial Fluid Solutions........S-80855 Coronet Parts Mfg Co Inc...........................S-82248 Crissair, Inc..................................................S-82055 Cross Manufacturing Inc............................S-81323 CSB Americas Inc.......................................S-83755 Curtiss-Wright.............................................S-83131 CW Bearing USA, Inc...................................S-83510 Dalton Bearing & Hydraulics LLC.............SL-80027 Danfoss Power Solutions, Inc....................S-80931 Delta Power Co. - Tecnord..........................S-83043 Deltrol Fluid Products.................................S-80635 DEMAC SRL.................................................S-82413 Dezhou Yuli Hydraulic Co., Ltd...................S-80049 DICSA - Distribuidora Interacional Carmen SA................................................S-83217 Diesel Progress (DP)...................................S-82131 Diesel Progress International (DPI)...........S-82131 Diesse Rubber Hoses spa..........................S-82449 Dinamic Oil North America.........................S-81554 Doering Company...................................S-80142 Dura-Bar.................................................S-81920 Dynamic Fluid Components Inc./ PVS Sensors Inc.......................................S-82747 E-T-A Elektrotechnische Apparate GmbH......................................SL-80201 Eagle Hydraulic Inc.....................................S-82318 Eagle Pro Industrial Tools, Inc....................S-82554 Eaton............................................................S-80231 EBI Motion Controls....................................S-83351 ECMT SRL....................................................S-82613 Eisele Connectors, Inc................................S-83211 Elettrotec Srl................................................S-82612

The BETTER Solution Provider

Largest range of gear reducers for the mobile industrial applications. Planetary, Helical, Worm, Slew Drives, Stationary Construction Equipment, and More. From fractional HP to several thousands HP and many combinations to fit all possible applications.

Visit Us at Booth # S83154

8

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

610-558-0760 youngpowertech.com

Emmegi Heat Exchangers Inc....................S-83431 Engineered Inserts & Systems, Inc............S-83106 Engineered Seals & Components...............S-82311 Engineering Technology Services (ETS)....S-82631 Engis Corporation.......................................S-82842 Enovation Controls......................................S-80917 Eskridge.......................................................S-81949 ESP International / Goetze Authorized Distributor..............................S-80037 Essentra Components................................S-83834 European Industrial Products Inc...............S-82319 Everison International Group Inc..............SL-80132 Famic Technologies Inc..............................S-81345 Faster SpA...................................................S-80917 FB Chain......................................................S-81647 FD-Groups America, Inc..............................S-82251 Federtec.......................................................S-82511 Femco Drain Technology, Inc.....................S-82452 Fernsteuergeraete Kurt Oelsch GmbH – FSG Sensors.................S-81655 Filtrec North America Inc...........................S-82007 Fittings Unlimited........................................S-83411 Flaretite Inc..................................................S-82525 Fluid Gear Products....................................S-83742 Fluid Power Journal..............................SL-80125 Fluid Power World.......................................S-80752 FluidPowerNet.............................................S-82154 FluiDyne Fluid Power..............................S-80715 Fonderia Zardo............................................S-82613 FONDERIE DI MONTORSO SPA..................S-82059 Fondershell..................................................S-82613 FOR S.p.A.....................................................S-83710 Force America, Inc......................................S-82331 G H Media Business Pvt.............................S-83711 Galland Henning Nopak, Inc.......................S-80631 Galtech - brand of Walvoil Spa...................S-81743 Gates Corporation..................................S-80731 Gear Pump Manufacturing.........................S-83607 Geartek........................................................S-80714 GLT.............................................................SL-80026 Grayhill.........................................................S-81558 Green Hydraulic Power.............................SL-80002 GS Global Resources, Inc...........................S-81409 Guarnitec SRL..............................................S-82606 GW Lisk Co Inc............................................S-80621 H B Hydraulics Co., Ltd...............................S-83053 Hallite Seals Inc..........................................S-83631 Han Dok Hydraulic Co.................................S-83243 Hangzhou Sino-Deutsch Power Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd...........S-83306 Hansa-Tmp Srl.............................................S-82407 Harrison Hydra-Gen....................................S-83047 Hartmann Controls Inc...............................S-80643 HAWE Hydraulik..........................................S-81142 Hayes Manufacturing, Inc...........................S-83759 HCH Bearing Americas...............................S-80207 Heavy Motions Inc......................................S-82207 Hebei Fitexcasting Trading Co., Ltd...........S-82156 HED (Hydro Electronic Devices) Inc...........S-82021 Hefei Changyuan Hydraulics Co., Ltd........S-83659 HEMA Endustri AS......................................S-81855 Hengli America Corporation....................S-81154 Hengong Machinery Technology Co., Ltd..................................S-83200 Hercules Sealing Products.........................S-82443 Hirlekar Precision......................................SL-80103 HOF Hydraulic.............................................S-82254 Holmbury Inc...............................................S-83358 Honor Pumps/Youli-America/Power Valve/Clean Filtration...............................S-82144 Huai'an Shengjie Hydraulic WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


Machinery Co., Ltd...................................S-83500 Hunger Hydraulics Ltd................................S-80359 Husco...........................................................S-80815 Hy-Pro Filtration..........................................S-81931 HYDAC Technology Corp./ Schroeder Industries............................S-80843 Hydra Dyne Technology Inc........................S-81743 HydraForce Inc............................................S-80431 Hydraulex...............................................S-82845 Hydraulics & Pneumatics...........................S-80160 Hydreco.......................................................S-81217 Hydro Leduc................................................S-82300 Hydrocontrol - brand of Walvoil Spa..........S-81743 Hydromotion................................................S-80507 Hydrosila JSC..............................................S-83311 Hydrotechnik USA, Inc................................S-83435 IC-Fluid Power, Inc.......................................S-80515 IFM Efector Inc............................................S-81107 IFP-EHA........................................................S-80806 Impro Group................................................S-83210 Industrial Nut Corporation..........................S-82560 Innovative Hydraulics LLC..........................S-83611 Intercontrol Hermann Kohler Elektrik Gmbh & Co KG..........................SL-80201 International Fluid Power of America......S-83249 International Fluid Power Society.........SL-80126 Interpump Group S.p.A...............................S-81743 Intradin (Shanghai) Machinery Co. Ltd......S-82812 IoT Diagnostics...........................................S-80044 Isspro Inc.....................................................S-80054 ITT Enidine...................................................S-82200 IVT – Industrial Vehicle Technology International...........................................SL-80130 J.R. Merritt Controls Inc..............................S-82346 Jason Industrial by Megadyne...................S-83354 Jiangyin Hongteng Machinery Co., Ltd......S-80060 Jihostroj a.s.................................................S-81259 Jinmyung Powertech Co., Ltd....................S-82655 Joral LLC......................................................S-81409 Joseph Industries.......................................S-81907 Kar-Tech, Inc................................................S-81955 Kastas Sealing Technologies.....................S-82718 Kawasaki Precision Machinery (U.S.A.) Inc.............................S-80907 KAZELOGULLARI SAN. VE TIC. LTD. STI....S-80144 KGBAL Manufacturing................................S-80154 KHL Group LLP (Power)..............................S-82131 Kinematics Mfg...........................................S-80138 King Intl........................................................S-83709 Kingstar Enterprises Corp..........................S-80252 Kracht Corporation......................................S-83213 KTI Hydraulics, Inc......................................S-80653 KTR Corporation.....................................S-82820 Kuriyama of America Inc.........................S-83331 Kurt Manufacturing Company....................S-83852 Kvaser Inc..................................................SL-80201 KYB Americas Corporation.........................S-81243 LFK Bearing (America) Co., Ltd..................S-82659 Ligon Ind......................................................S-82521 Lillbacka USA/Finn-Power..........................S-83511 Linde Hydraulics Corporation.....................S-81631 Lodar............................................................S-83406 Logan Clutch Corporation..........................S-83113 LOR Manufacturing Company, Inc.............S-83707 Lynch Fluid Controls...................................S-82017 Magister Hydraulics....................................S-82819 Magnetek.....................................................S-82043 Manuli Hydraulics.......................................S-82011 Marzocchi Pumps USA...............................S-81521 Maxma Fluid Power Inc..............................S-82161 MCS North America, Inc.............................S-81647 WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Mexicali Hard Chrome Corp.......................S-82347 MFP Seals (Martin Fluid Power)................S-81317 MICO, a WABCO Company.........................S-81430 Mid-West Instrument..................................S-83409 Midland Industries......................................S-80649 Milwaukee School of Engineering............SL-80036 Mitsuboshi Belting Limited.........................S-83806 MJ DE-YI International Ltd..........................S-83754 MOCAP..................................................S-82051 Monarch Industries.....................................S-83647 Montanhydraulik GmbH..............................S-80057 Moog Inc......................................................S-80519 Moseys Production Machinists, Inc...........S-80718 Motion Industries, Inc.................................S-83451 Mountop Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.......S-83057

MOVO Hydraulics........................................S-82057 MP Filtri USA Inc.........................................S-81542 MTE Hydraulics...........................................S-82545 MTS Sensors..........................................S-80719 Muncie Power Products.............................S-81743 Murrelektronik Inc.......................................S-83408 Nachi America Inc.......................................S-80443 NAF AG........................................................S-83030 Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Group Co.,Ltd...................................S-83343 Nason...........................................................S-83545 National Filters, Inc.....................................S-82531 National Fluid Power Association..............S-81530 NBB Controls Inc.........................................S-83746 NIMET SRL..................................................S-83531

MARCH 2020

9


2020

Exhibitor Booth Listing Ningbo bolev Hydraulics Co., Ltd...............S-81659 Ningbo Hanshang Hydraulic Co., Ltd.........S-83310 Ningbo HOYEA Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd...............................S-83209 Ningbo Longteng Hydraulic Components Co., Ltd...............................S-81461 Ningbo PHP Hydraulics Co., Ltd................S-80039 Ningbo Wanerf Hydraulic Co.,Ltd...............S-82859 Ningbo Yinzhou Longway Tech Co., Ltd....S-82058 Ningbo Zhongtian Union Mechanical & Electrical Manufacturing Co., Ltd.........S-82707 Ningbo Zhongyi Hydraulic Motor Co., Ltd...........................................S-83116 Nissens Cooling Solutions Inc...................S-83830 Norrhydro Oy...............................................S-80042 North American Hydraulics, NAHI LLC......S-82419 NOSHOK, Inc...............................................S-82342 OEM Controls, Inc...................................S-81506 Ognibene North America LLC.....................S-82645 Oiles America Corporation.........................S-83706 Oilgear..........................................................S-80507 Oilpower Hydraulics Private Limited..........S-80148 Omni Gear....................................................S-82143

10

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

OP USA INC.................................................S-83551 Optibelt........................................................S-80045 Oriental Export Corporation........................S-82260 Ozcelikler Hydraulic....................................S-81755 Pamas GmbH..............................................S-83758 PARCACI IS MAK. LTD. STI.........................S-83259 Parker Hannifin Corporation.......................S-80245 PC Hydraulics (USA),Inc.............................S-81307 Permco Inc..................................................S-80745 Petseals Industries Ltd...............................S-83059 PistonPower GmbH....................................S-81759 Plymouth Tube Company...........................S-80720 Poclain Hydraulics Inc................................S-81613 Polygon Composites Technology..............S-82555 Polymer Molding Inc...................................S-81445 Poppelmann Plastics USA LLC..................S-82549 Posi Lock Puller..........................................S-82723 Powermach Import & Export Co., Ltd........S-83507 PQ Controls Inc...........................................S-80056 Pressure Connections Corporation............S-82247 Prince Manufacturing Corporation............S-83445 Proemion Corporation................................S-80807 Progressive Automations.........................SL-80033 ProPulse....................................................SL-80030 PSP Seals, LLC............................................S-81959 Pun Teh Industrial Co., Ltd.........................S-82959 QA1 Precision Products Inc.......................S-81351 QCC..............................................................S-80615 QP Hydraulics............................................SL-80032 RAM Industries Inc.................................S-81717 RGM.............................................................S-81407 Ronzio Oleodinamica srl.............................S-82513 Roquet Hydraulics, SL.................................S-83846

Rosenboom Machine & Tool......................S-81643 Rota Engineering.........................................S-82307 Rotary Power...............................................S-82155 Rotor Clip Company................................S-82450 ROTZLER Inc...............................................S-83842 RTS Cutting Tools........................................S-82258 RVI................................................................S-83810 RYCO Hydraulics Ltd...................................S-80453 SAE International......................................SL-80001 Safeplast N/A..............................................S-82249 SAFiM Spa...................................................S-83506 Salami SpA..................................................S-82945 Scenery Hydraulic.......................................S-83018 SCF Sealing Technology, Inc......................S-83753 Schaeffler Group USA.................................S-81607 Scientific Cutting Tools...............................S-83752 SEALCORE, LLC...........................................S-83255 Semperit Industrial Products Inc...............S-83407 Seven Ocean Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd.................................S-83052 SFC KOENIG................................................S-80647 Shan Hua Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd..........S-82957 Shanghai Guorui Hydraulic Technology Co..........................................S-82816 Sharon Tube................................................S-82535 Siko Products Inc........................................S-82846 Smalley........................................................S-82754 Smart Protections SRL...............................S-82507 SMC Corporation of America.....................S-82135 Soltech Hydraulics Co., Ltd........................S-82961 Specialty Saw Inc........................................S-83655 SpecSys Inc.................................................S-83810 Spectra Premium Industries.......................S-83147

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


STABILUS.....................................................S-81517 Stauff Corporation......................................S-80753 Stiebel Drive Technology............................S-83743 Stucchi SRL.................................................S-82231 STW Technic, LP.........................................S-83517 Suco Technologies......................................S-82455 Sun Hydraulics............................................S-80917 Sunfab Hydraulics Inc............. Bronze Hall B93013 SungJi Hydraulics Co., Ltd.........................S-82252 SunSource...................................................S-81831 Supra Machine Tool....................................S-82353 Swanson Industries....................................S-82357 T-Lon Products Inc......................................S-83143 Taiwan Fluid Power Association................S-82958 Taizhou Eternal Hydraulic Machine Co., Ltd......................................S-82855 Takken Comp. Ind. Co., Ltd........................S-82806 Techflex Inc...............................................SL-80031 Tenneco Inc.................................................S-82001 Texas Hydraulics.........................................S-80507 Texcel....................................................S-80459 The Lee Company.......................................S-83858 Thomas Magnete USA LLC........................S-81251 Tieffe s.p.a...................................................S-83854 Tifco Industries, Inc....................................S-83307 Tompkins Industries Inc.............................S-82343 Transportide Industrial Ltd.........................S-83609 TTP (Formerly Thermal Transfer Products)...................................S-81807 TURCK Inc....................................................S-82211 Tuson Corporation......................................S-83159 TWG.............................................................S-83459 Ultra Clean Technologies Corp................S-82235

Uniflex of America.......................................S-83158 United Tyrekrafts Pvt Ltd............................S-83748 Valvole Italia S.r.l.........................................S-83319 Veethree Electronics...................................S-82107 Veljan Hydrair Limited.................................S-82257 VIS HYDRAULICS SRL.................................S-80657 Vitillo USA....................................................S-83417 Walterscheid Powertrain Group.................S-83600 Walvoil Fluid Power Corp............................S-81743 Wandfluh of America, Inc...........................S-80259 Wetherell Manufacturing............................S-81321 WIKA USA....................................................S-83735 Wilkes & McLean Ltd..................................S-83110 Winner Hydraulics Corporation..................S-82952 Winters Instruments...............................S-83410 WJB Bearings..............................................S-82559 Wooster Hydrostatics Inc...........................S-80746 World Wide Fittings Corporation................S-83107 WUXI ZHENHUA MACHINERY CO.,LTD......S-81459 Xiamen SDTZ Bearing Co., Ltd...................S-83661 Xianlong.......................................................S-82345 Yates Cylinders......................................S-81911 YEOSHE HYDRAULICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD............................S-82808 Ymer Technology, Inc..................................S-83216 Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co Ltd................S-82649 Young Powertech Inc..............................S-83154 Yu Lien Machinery Co., Ltd.........................S-82960 Yung Lung Air Hydraulics Co., Ltd..............S-82446 Zhejiang Ideal Bell Technology Co., Ltd.....S-82060 Zhejiang Keister Hydraulic Co., Ltd............S-80035 ZSI-FOSTER...........................................S-83643

Introducing!

9S SERIES INVESTMENT CAST SWIVELS The “9S” Series swivels represent one of the most complete range of sizes and configurations available to the industry. This series has been redesigned to incorporate a one piece barrel arrangement thus eliminating the need for braze joints. These swivels are pressure balanced with operating pressures up to 5,000 psi. All configurations are designed with a 4:1 Safety Factor and include RoHS compliant zinc plating. P.O. Box 6479, Fort Worth, TX 76115 V. 817/923-1965 www.hydraulicsinc.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

11


32

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SMART SOLUTIONS Accumulators and cylinders are pieces of the puzzle. HYDAC supplies the most comprehensive range of accumulators available and custom engineered cylinders for your specific applications – all made right here in the US. Using our accumulators and cylinders in conjunction with our comprehensive range of additional hydraulic

products – filters, valves, electronics, and coolers to name a few, we can seamlessly synchronize the additional systems in your design. The result is a machine that operates at peak performance. We don’t just provide products:

We Optimize Machine Architecture See us at Booth #S80843

SUSPENSION COOLING DRIVETRAIN BRAKES CONTROLS STEERING IMPLEMENTS FILTRATION

March 10-14, 2020

SK Piston Accumulator

Heavy-duty construction grade cylinder

www.HYDAC-NA.com | www.HYDAC.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

SBO Diaphragm Accumulators

MARCH 2020 33 HYD2001-2155


IFPE

Technical Education Sessions We focused on developing education programs that offer attendees the latest ideas and innovations in fluid power technology, applications and research. Our classes and sessions deliver critical information for engineers and others involved in the design and manufacturing process,” said Eric Lanke, President & CEO, NFPA.

Learn about the latest technical topics and trends in hydraulic and pneumatic engineering to optimize energy efficiency and improve interoperability. Also, along with its prestigious lineup of education sessions, IFPE 2020 will be hosting college course styled speaker sessions at the show. These hands-on sessions will help attendees get the most out of their IFPE experience by providing information critical to the success of companies as the industry continues to expand and develop. There will be four half-day IFPE “college-level courses” over the course of Monday and Tuesday which will emphasize hands-on technical knowledge. The sessions will explore fundamental concepts such as cutting-edge fluid power technology, the future of machine controls and A.I., the power of IoT and how to correctly harvest it, how hydraulic fluids affect machine performance, clean hydraulic assembly procedures and so much more.

t s a PE t u IF 19 si o/ 7 Vi E x p - 8 0 n S Co o th Bo

ABSOLUTE, NON-CONTACT POSITION SENSORS mtssensors.com

14

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


MONDAY, MARCH 9 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 101 Speaker: Dr. Medhat Khalil Director of Professional Education at MSOE at MOSE University This presentation is made to increase the awareness of the audience about the fundamental concepts of fluid power technology. The presentation covers some rules of physics about the fluid pressure and flow. The lecture is then presents the generic structure of a hydraulic system in addition to construction and principle of operation of the main components, e.g. pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and rotary actuators. The lecture concludes by how to grab all these components in form of a system that works safely and efficiently.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 201 Presented by: Ryan Webster TOPIC 1: Introduction to Hydraulic Seal Design, Selection, and Application. Presented by: Bruce Riley TOPIC 2: Contamination Control and Clean Hydraulic House Assembly Procedures. PART 1 We have found a general lack of understanding with the majority of hydraulic hose and tube fabricators for the need to produce and supply cleaned and capped hose and tube assemblies. We start the presentation by educating our audience on the cost of contamination to the end customer, fabricator and equipment manufacturer. We show the cause and effect that contamination has on a hydraulic system so the audience fully understands the need for a clean hydraulic system and the importance of cleaning and capping hose and tube assemblies. PART 2 Each step of the hose fabrication process is discussed in detail. We show where the contamination is created, how to minimize or avoid the creation of the contamination and how to efficiently remove the created contamination. We explain the importance of capping the cleaned assemblies and then present independent test reports to show the results of different cleaning methods.

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

PART 3 Normally for Ultra Clean customers we explain the Ultra Clean product line and ROI. We will leave Part 3 out of the power point because we don’t want the presentation to become an infomercial for Ultra Clean. Presented by: Dmitri Terekhov TOPIC 3: Safety Hydraulics, Best Practices for Modern Machinery.

QUALITY HYDRAULIC HOSE & ACCESSORIES

Presented by: Dale Vanderlaan TOPIC 4: Electro Hydrostatic Actuation Highly efficient implement solution with energy recovery.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM HYDRAULIC FLUID PROPERTIES, EFFICIENCY AND CONTAMINATION CONTROL Presented by: Paul Michael Manager of Tribology Research at Milwaukee School of Engineering In this seminar participants will learn about the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants and how hydraulic fluids can affect machine performance. Conventional, multi-grade, synthetic and biodegradable fluids will be discussed. Research studies examining fluid efficiency effects in hydraulic motors, piston and gear pumps will be presented. The principles of oil analysis and filter selection will be outlined. The seminar concludes with case studies that demonstrates how filter debris analysis can be used to troubleshoot hydraulic system contamination control problems.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM DIGITAL DESIGN TOPIC 1: The Future of Machine Controls: Big Data, Autonomy, and Auto Tune. Using today’s digital technology to simplify complex machine design and control systems. Three-part presentation covering 2 hours, each roughly being 40 minutes in length with 30 minutes for presentation, and 10 minutes for Q&A. Future of Machine Controls: Big Data, Autonomy, and Auto Tune By Zhekang Du Simulating Tractor Performance with a Powered Implement – Presented by Aaron Darnell

Kuriyama Hydraulic Connections Catalog • Includes new Alfabiotech extra flexible and bio oil resistant hydraulic hoses. • New Flexor TR4XF extra flexible SAE 100 R4 oil return hose.

Quick Release Couplings

THE ASSOCIATION FOR HOSE AND ACCESSORIES DISTRIBUTION

EDITION 1017

Kuriyama Hydraulic Quick Couplers Catalog • For fast and easy connections of hydraulic hoses. • Made from high strength carbon steel with chrome-III zinc plating. • Ideal for agricultural machinery and industrial equipment.

Piranhaflex™ Non-Conductive Hydraulic Hoses • Series PF267NC has improved flexural rigidity offering increased flexibility for medium pressure hydraulic oil and lubrication lines. • Series PFLT364 for medium pressure Hydraulic lines for fork trucks in cold storage applications. • New P400 Portable Service hose crimper.

Visit us at Booth S83331 Phone: (847) 755-0360 | Fax: (847) 885-0996 360 E. State Parkway • Schaumburg, IL 60173 sales@kuriyama.com

www.kuriyama.com

MARCH 2020

15


An investigation into the effectiveness of a fluid powered implement that is towed by a standard agricultural tractor. Simulation is used to estimate tractive effort increases, efficiency increases, and the optimum fluid power solution. Using Simulation in Value Selling – Presented by Christian Daley Overview of using dynamic simulation in the “value selling process”. Example of using dynamic simulation to quickly show benefit

of using 2 position bent axis motor with PCOR over fixed bent axis motor for improving the acceleration of high-speed vibration drive. Further use of simulation for optimizing the parameters to reduce the commissioning time. Presented by: Adam Livesay. TOPIC 2: Fluid Power IoT Problem Solving Success Stories. Industrial IoT 1.0 was fancy dashboards and science projects where “IoT” was the “solution”

EVERY Part Matters!

PENINSULAR CYLINDER CO. ®

Hydraulic • Air • Custom Cylinders

Let’s Talk Cylinders

800-526-7968 www.peninsularcylinders.com

16

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

that could solve any problem. Industrial IoT 2.0 is focused around solutions for business problems that are solved with sensors, controllers, edge, mobile, cloud and IoT. IoT is a feature, not the solution. Presented by: William Campbell TOPIC 3: Hydraulics in the Digital Age.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TECHNICAL COMPARISON OF NEXT-GENERATION HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRIC POWERTRAIN ARCHITECTURES Simon Nielsen Sr. Systems Engineer at Danfoss Advances in drivetrain technology and emissions regulations have driven the off-highway machine industry to consider new ways of energy storage and power transfer on machinery. A number of vehicle powertrain architectures are now increasingly relevant, ranging from conventional configurations, to varying levels of hybridization, to fully electric. With these additional architectures come exciting opportunities for performance and efficiency improvement. This study discusses the factors driving change in the industry and provides a comparison of leading hydraulic and electric architectures, taking into account duty cycle, performance requirements, efficiency, and cost. This study also includes several case studies from the off-highway industry that represent the capabilities of different architectures.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ELECTRO-HYDRAULICS TROUBLESHOOTING WITH LUNCHBOX SESSIONS SIMULATIONS Carl Dyke President at CD Industrial Group Inc. Experiment wildly with hydraulic systems. Join Carl (Industrial Mechanic & Chief Educational Officer at CD Industrial Group Inc.) for a unique fluid power educational experience and see the latest in teaching and learning technology. Carl will demonstrate the utility, effectiveness, and fun of online learning for the challenging topic of hydraulics using LunchBox Sessions. Every attendee will get free limited-time access. Carl is the founder of CD Industrial Group Inc., and has made his mark as a sought-after on-site instructor, and hydraulics video presenter on YouTube (4 million views). WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MASTERING FLUID POWER EFFICIENCY WITH IOT

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MOBILE HYDRAULIC ROBOTICS AUTONOMOUS MACHINES

Jeremy Drury Vice President at IoT Diagnostics The 2020's will usher in the next industrial revolution with more certainty and speed than what we've witnessed over the past few years. Historically fragmented fluid-power operations will now holistically adapt to real-time changes observed by the latest sensing technology. This presentation provides the road map that connects critical fluid power assets to fluid quality and filtration sensor data. By tracking the realtime efficiencies of each of these components, the data generated will influence field-level decisions, corporate decisions, and strategic partnerships along the supply chain. The three primary learning objectives include a deeper dive (with use-cases) into IoT-enabled efficiency reporting on each of the three critical pillars discussed herein: critical fluid-power assets like pumps, valves, and motors, overall fluid quality (iso, fluid chemistry, etc), and filtration. Attendees will learn proper sensing capabilities, methods of connectivity, and how to best navigate mountains of data to focus on efficiency, and let this scoring set optimize fluid power operations. This presentation could influence every attendee from the production floor to the Executive level.

John O'Neill — Danfoss This session will address some of key decision points that system designers face when developing an autonomous machine. This includes software architecture, machine interface options, sensor selection, and user control interface based on the intended application of the machine. Attendees will gain an understanding of software concepts and system components necessary to start planning out their journey to autonomy.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM IOT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE Sean Grieve br-automation Downtime associated with unscheduled repairs of off-highway and heavy equipment can make a significant dent in productivity and profit. Efficient maintenance programs and practices on the part of the equipment owner/ operator definitely help to limit the losses, but modern control technology can also bring significant benefits in the challenge to limit unscheduled downtime. B&R are bringing 40 years of machine and factory automation experience to the world of off-highway equipment. This presentation will outline the use of modern condition monitoring and analysis technology to enhance equipment performance and boost the bottom line for both OEMs and equipment owners.

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

THURSDAY, MARCH 12 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Michael Reid Senior Economist at Oxford Economics The presentation will begin with an overview of Oxford Economics, its research capabilities, and offerings. This will be followed by a discussion of Oxford's Global Economic Forecast and scenario analysis. Because Oxford's economists judge that the outlook for growth is highly uncertain, especially in the US and Europe, several US outlook scenarios will be reviewed: Oxford's forecast, plus prospects for a renewed global boom, a sub-par trajectory, or renewed crises. Finally, this presentation will conclude by highlighting examples of industry-specific forecasts and scenarios for the manufacturing sector in the US.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE Prasad Ganorkar— McKinsey & Company Factory Automation, smart systems, measuring heat speed

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY Vince Anewenter Director at MSOE Rapid Prototyping Center This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the technologies that comprise the additive manufacturing industry. I will also provide use case application examples relevant to the IFPE attendees and "Design for Additive Manufacturing" guidelines to help the audience learn how to leverage these technologies in order to deliver maximum value. MARCH 2020

17


THURSDAY, MARCH 12 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM IFPS CERTIFICATION UPDATE Donna Pollander — Executive Director at International Fluid Power Society The International Fluid Power Society certification tests provide an objective, third-party assessment of an individual’s technical skill level and are recognized industry-wide. The certification offerings keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies. This session will review training resources and highlight updates taking place with the Society and certification.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM HOW TO CONTROL AND LIMIT CONTAMINATION IN A HYDRAULIC SYSTEM Cameron MacNeil — Global Product Manager-Filtration at Stauff Corporation The Contamination Control Program provides the background information to understand how to control and limit contamination in a hydraulic system.

This educational, non-product related presentation informs the audience of the types of contamination, how it enters the hydraulic system, what damage it causes in the hydraulic system, and how to keep it out. The target cleanliness level chapter works through a weighting system which allows the user to determine how clean their hydraulic systems should be for long life and efficient operation.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Lynn Beyer Director of Workforce Development at National Fluid Power Association NFPA members consistently rank workforce development as the most challenging issue their companies face. Through member donations to our Foundation, we work to provide the resources necessary to develop fluid power education at multiple grade levels. And through our committees and connection opportunities, we bring our supporters face to face with the new talent being developed by those programs. During this session, Lynn Beyer of NFPA will discuss what NFPA is doing to help increase the number of students educated in fluid power and how we connect them to careers in the industry.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ON-DEMAND HYDRAULIC ASSIST FOR VOCATIONAL TRUCKS Joe Iberl & Scott Betzen Poclain A genuine alternative to mechanical all-wheel drive, our hydraulic system insures optimum mobility for trucks that need to work in difficult conditions and irregular terrains, such as field, forests, and construction sites. Unlike mechanical systems, hydraulic AWD doesn’t affect steering, braking, or ride-height. This presentation is designed to show the differences between hydraulic and mechanical all-wheel drive systems, and how the hydraulic is integrated into the truck platform.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM POWERTRAIN OPTIMIZATION USING ELECTRO HYDRAULIC SYSTEM - MOBIL HYDRAULICS Jean Heren — Engineer at Poclain Partial or full integration of electric solution into off highway vehicle is an opportunity for optimization of working equipment's such as excavators, harvesters or material handling. Hydrostatic drive when used in close loop circuit

330-405-1800 www.uhiltd.com sales@uhiltd.com

25 Years of SPIR STAR Quality

•Hundreds of items in stock including: Made in the USA www.spirstarvalves.com

SPECIALISTS IN HIGH PRESSURE: HOSE | ADAPTERS | QUICK DISCONNECTS | VALVES Up to 60,000 psi www.spirstar.com | Toll Free: 800.890.7827 | Fax: 888.893.1255 ISO 9001:2015 Certified OHSAS 18001:2007 Certified

Gear and piston pumps Monitored, Hydraulic, Air and Lever controlled valves Valve sizes D03 through D08 in stock Full line of Return, Pressure, and Suction filters •Thousands of element interchanges with short lead times. • • • •

•Access to hundreds more products including proportional and explosion proof products, see our catalog online.

Family owned for over 20 years, offering exceptional customer service and same day shipping before 2 pm EST.

© 2020 SPIR STAR

18

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


offer simple, robust and efficient solution for energy recovery and performance optimization. Poclain Hydraulics and its customer engineering experts have developed innovative solutions taking the best of both worlds thanks to hydraulic high performances solutions and electro hydraulic systems.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM IOT - SHARING DATA ACROSS COMPANY BOUNDARIES Adam Livesay Co-Founder at Elevāt Industrial IoT 1.0 was fancy dashboards and platforms that failed to deliver real value. Industrial IoT 2.0 is Providing End to End Solutions that provide real ROI to the market. Finding the right partners in the Industrial Ecosystem to make it successful. No one company can do it themselves. This presentation will have case-studies and real world Fluid Power example of Partner Ecosystems working together to deliver solutions to solve business problems powered by IoT. The presentation will focus on Machine Utilization, Intelligent Maintenance and Service, and Smart Aftermarket Parts & Services, and how every organization in the ecosystem and supply chain are working together to deliver the IoT solution.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM THE HYDROSTATIC GEAR DRIVE, THEORY, CONFIGURATION, OPERATION AND SUGGESTIONS TOWARD BEST-PRACTICE DESIGN Jon Frey Head of Engineering Systems & Solutions, NA at Bosch Rexroth Faced with an opportunity to develop a circuit or system design, today’s Application Engineers could elect a Mechanical, Electric or Hydraulic solution. However, what choice is possible if the intended, or desired best solution does not fit neatly within any of the three, singular options? Marrying Electric drive content with Mechanical or Hydraulic components has been accomplished successfully, but additional requirements for compactness, energy efficiency, dynamics, accuracy, load carrying ability and other application specific demands may necessitate more than bundling existing components into a classic power unit - satellite manifold - actuator solution. The Hydrostatic Gear drive, or Self-contained Hydraulic Actuator, combines existing technologies into unique, compact, dynamic, efficient configurations that WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

can be designed for a singular application, or toward a serialized solution. This presentation will review fundamental attributes of mechanical and hydraulic linear actuators, and where the hydrostatic gear solution offers strengths. A matrix array of possible pump and actuator solutions will be presented, including the related challenges of control (hydraulic circuit and control structures, including sensors). Additionally, considerations toward achievement of compactness, maintenance and commissioning of a “closed” hydraulic system will be presented. Incorporated within these areas of focus, suggestions toward the avoidance of pitfalls will be offered, including basic, Engineering parameters from our experience and best practices

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ASSESSING YOUR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM EFFICIENCY (INDUSTRIAL) Thomas Blansett Technical Director at IFPS Designing a 100% efficient industrial hydraulic system is not possible but improving upon the typical energy wasteful designs that populate the industry is easy. This session will look at some of the areas where hydraulic energy inefficiencies occur and discuss key items for evaluating an industrial hydraulic system to determine recommendations to improve efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership. Specifics include looking at the sizing of prime movers, selection of fluid, contamination control, type of pump utilized along with its controls, valving, and actuator selection.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM POWERTRAIN OPTIMIZATION USING ELECTRO HYDRAULIC SYSTEM - MOBILE HYDRAULICS Jean Heren Engineer at Poclain Partial or full integration of electric solution into off highway vehicle is an opportunity for optimization of working equipment's such as excavators, harvesters or material handling. Hydrostatic drive when used in close loop circuit offer simple, robust and efficient solution for energy recovery and performance optimization. Poclain Hydraulics and its customer engineering experts have developed innovative solutions taking the best of both worlds thanks to hydraulic high performances solutions and electro hydraulic systems. MARCH 2020

19


Proven to Hold Up in the Most Extreme Environments Manifolds and Assemblies • Standard and Custom Hydraulic Manifold Blocks • Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Steel • Designed, Built and Assembled to Meet Your Needs • Thousands of Stock Manifolds Available for Immediate Delivery • Lead Times Better Than Industry Standard

March 10 – 14, 2020 Las Vegas, NV Booth S80142

+1 320.743.2276 doering.com © 2020 Doering, Inc. All rights reserved.

0030 FPJ-Manafold-HalfPage-March2020.indd 1

Innovation. Quality. Service.

ZSi

1/27/2020 4:18:14 PM

Connecting you with the best products!

Foster

For Great Products and Exceptional Service, Choose ZSi-Foster! Pneumatic Series Quick Disconnects

♦ Industrial ♦ Lincoln

♦ ARO ♦ Schrader

♦ TruFlate ♦ Universal

♦ Ring Lock ♦ Safety Vent

Hydraulic Series Quick Disconnects

♦ ISO B – FHK ♦ ISO A ♦ Wing Nut ♦ Straight-Through ♦ Snap Tite H ♦ AG / 4000 ♦ ISO 16028 ♦ Enerpac

Pipe, Tube & Hose Connections and Support Systems

♦ Cushioned Clamping ♦ Hydraulic Clamps ♦ Loop Clamps ♦ Pipe Supports ♦ Metal Framing ♦ Hose Systems ♦ No-Hub Couplings

VE GR HA

20

2020 IFPE SUPPLEMENT

S

N

CO

N

T EA

WE

Visit us at booth #S83643 or call ZSi-Foster at (866) 918-3003 or order at zsi-foster.com N E C TIO

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


FRIDAY, MARCH 13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CLEANLINESS REQUIREMENTS FOR HYDRAULICS Bill Bars Beckman Coulter Maintenance operators for aerospace, oil and gas, heavy equipment, and other industries that rely on hydraulics have leaned heavily on Liquid Particle Counting in their daily battle of effectively maintaining their equipment to maximize up-time and performance. Over 90% of catastrophic failures are the result of abrasive internal wear that can cause these critical systems to fail. Part of the role that hydraulic fluids play is lubrication reducing friction and abrasive wear. Determining an appropriate cleanliness specification for your equipment fluids can be accomplished using Liquid Particle Counters that appropriately calibrated and capable of reporting industry recognized and appropriate cleanliness codes, i.e. ISO 4406, SAE AS4059, etc. Some industries have already developed effective SOPs and cleanliness specs and these are easily adapted using Particle Counters. Developing an effective predictive maintenance protocol utilizing Liquid Particle Counting cleanliness codes to detect problems early have proven to be a vital contributor to maximizing equipment life and up-time.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EFFECTIVE HYDRAULIC CASTING Daniele Chiesa Engineer at Fonder Shell Current applications require parts more complicated and with higher performance declined on several aspects (value and cost, mechanical behaviour, sustainability of production); This could be looked as an opportunity to face the steps of manufacturing of such parts with an holistic approach. Hydraulic casting is a good example to demonstrate how the properties of a system are not driven by the sum of the components but from the whole system. Aspects of foundry technology are presented to show how they can affect the performance of hydraulic parts. Compacted graphite iron and shell moulding.

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MACHINE CONTROL AUTOMATION OF FUNCTIONS ON THE MACHINE Simon Yardley— Director of Strategic Business Development & Marketing at Husco Ben Holter— Systems Engineering Manager at Husco The demand for better performance on machines is relentless, greater productivity and increased efficiency is a rolling responsibility of OEMs and OEM suppliers alike. The semi or full automation of equipment allows more precise, repeatable and efficient use of a machine, however, automation requires digital control where the vast majority of hydraulically operated machines today are developed for analogue control by an human. Husco designed and tested a turn key subsystem to allow the digital control of any pilot operated machine, new or existing, the test vehicle was a 21T excavator. This presentation will detail the challenges faced with control of the excavator and results from the testing.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SYSTEM SIMPLIFICATION WITH MULTI-SERVICE DIGITAL DISPLACEMENT PUMPS Chris Williamson Senior Systems Engineer at Danfoss Power Solutions Digital displacement pumps (DDP) are a new type of hydraulic piston pump where each piston is controlled individually with on/off valves. In addition to higher efficiency than conventional pumps, DDP offers unique opportunities for simplifying hydraulic systems. Because each piston is controlled independently, one DDP may have multiple independent outlet services – essentially two or three pumps in one. Combined with switching valves, a multi-service DDP may dynamically change the connections between pump outlets and machine functions. Multi-service capability unlocks new system architectures, more intelligent machine control and sizable improvements in performance and efficiency. This presentation describes hydraulic system concepts developed by Danfoss Power Solutions for off-highway vehicles. Results of real-world testing will be presented along with a preview of future developments. MARCH 2020

21


V

BO ISIT U SA OT T IF H PE #S 80 45 9

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

FOR YOUR BUSINESS Our cutting-edge line of hydraulic hose and fittings is not just a product division. It’s a promise of superior service, quality, technical support and availability. We’ve built our company on impeccable customer service. Let us know how we can make a difference for your business. call 800.231.7116 or email sales@texcelrubber.com

42

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


• heavy duty valve series with wide operating temperature range from -40 °F to +140 °F • robust body with excellent corrosion resistance • high reliability and long service life • tested to +5g shock and vibration • designed to operate with pressures up to 232 PSI

Heavy duty pneumatic valves Alaska Xtreme Series Manual, pneumatic, electric, 3/2, 5/2 & 5/3; the Alaska Xtreme valves series are suitable for a multiple heavy duty application. From the industrial field to automotive, all functions are available from 1/8” to 3/8”NPT or BSP using the same design and technology. AZ Pneumatica has been known worldwide as an italian manufacturer of fine valves and pneumatic customized products for the automotive industry and recently has expanded its operations to the USA.

Robust body which is machined out of solid aluminium bar and then anodised with excellent corrosion resistance. IP67 22mm DIN 3-pin connector Industrial form B with coil

coils operate with wide voltage tolerance (+30%/–30%)

Brass nickel plated Manual overrides

Brass spacers for Stable seal performance even with high flow/pressure drop across spool

Aluminium spool with nickel coating, polished to a very high surface finish for long life and optimum performance.

azpneumatics.com WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

43


Contamination Control

The Ultra Clean Solution Think This Hose Looks Clean?

THINK AGAIN.

80% of hydraulic failures can be attributed to contamination that is generated during the hydraulic hose and tube fabrication processes. Your equipment is too valuable to suffer from an unexpected failure. The Ultra Clean system removes harmful contamination from your hydraulic hose and tube assemblies. Ultra Clean products are the premier solution for contamination control, decreasing downtime and increasing your profits today.

Clean Easy

Seal Easy

Sleep Easy

1274 HWY 77, Bridgeton, NJ, 08302 1-800-791-9111 | www.ultracleantech.com

44

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


16

15

13

14

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

3

4

2

1

FIGURE IT OUT M

M

MEAT DUMP CYLINDERS

L

L

Custom Industrial Control Handles, Pendants, Joysticks and Switches

K

K

J

J

Manufactured To Your Specific Requirements

H

H

G

G

SPARE DIRECTIONAL VALVE ACCESS

If you have any questions about the details, please contact Robert Sheaf at rjsheaf@cfc-solar.com.

F

E

F

E

D

D

C

C

EM 8901-D Flex-Core

B

B

  

INACTIVE OPERATING OR SYSTEM PRESSURE EXHAUST TO TANK INTAKE MEASURED (METERED) FLOW REDUCED, PILOT, AND CHARGING PRESSURE

A

16

15

13

14

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

TITLE:

FILE NAME: Meat Dump Cylinders DRAWN BY: EJ

APPROVED BY: BS

SCALE: N/A

SHEET:

3

Main relief valve keeps coming apart in manifold.

By Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFC Industrial Training A meat processor has several meat dumping machines. The machines load a tub on a lift that would rotate up and tip, dumping meat into a grinder. The processor had problems with the meat sticking to the sides of the tub. The operator would cycle the lift at the top, “banging� it against a stop created by the cylinders bottoming out fully stroke. This helped force the meat to release. They were having occasional problems with the Sun Hydraulics main relief valve that was screwed into a 2-bank valve manifold. The nose portion, where the tank flow exited the valve, was blowing off.   The valve appeared to be made in two pieces with a round key holding the nose into the main body.  Maintenance would clean out the manifold and the lines to the tank and replace the filter element. The crew would install a new valve, and everything would work well for a time. The firm tried to replace it with another brand but found it did not have a common DIN cavity porting, and they could not find another brand that would interchange. Maintenance also had a running battle with the operators, saying they were causing pressure spikes when they “banged� the lift to empty the tubs.

A

OF

1

2

â—? â—? â—? â—? â—? â—? â—? â—?

1

13 Grip Styles 10 Pendant Styles 4 Joystick Styles Large Switch Variety Control Boxes Wireless Controls CANbus Options USB Interfaces Manufactured To Your Specific Requirements

â—? â—? â—? â—? â—?

Fast Deliveries One-Off Prototypes OEM Discounts US Craftsmanship Demos and Show Display Available Hall Effect Controls JS-H100

Pro-H50-TW

Joystick w/Ball Knob

The falling ram had both ports connected to tank through the logic valves. The pilot valve controlling the logic valves had a float, (Motor), center position instead of the regenerative position shown on the circuit. Changing the valve to the correct spool solved the problem.

1

NOTICE: THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. THIS DOCUMENT MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED OR REPRODUCED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITHOUT EXPLICIT WRITTEN CONSENT.

ThumbWheels

olution to the previous problem: Ram falls on a new installation

DRAWING NUMBER: 01062020 VERSION: 01

DATE: 01/06/2020

New Problem

S

Hydraulic Pro's - Sugar Creek, IN Meat Dump Cylinders

WWW.CYBER-TECH.NET

 

HYDRAULIC OIL STATUS:

 

Standard Output 0.50v- 2.5v- 4.5v

1.800.621.8754

MADE IN THE USA SINCE

1982

Visit www.fluidpowerjournal.com to view previous problems. WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

45


N F PA U P D AT E

2019 Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Excels at Case Western Reserve University By Lynn Beyer, Vice President of Workforce Development Programs, National Fluid Power

»

ROBOTICS CHALLENGE WINNER. Noah won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) for his work in using fluid power in his team’s FIRST® Robotics competition robot when he was a senior in high school. He is using this scholarship to attend Case Western Reserve University. Here’s what Noah has been working on in his first semester: “I have settled in wonderfully at Case Western. I have made some great friends, enjoy my classes and have had fun exploring Cleveland. In the past month, I have declared a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering and I have joined the Case Western Reserve Baja SAE build team. The challenge is to design, build and race an off-road vehicle against other schools. Having never done that before, I am learning a lot. I’ve been expanding on my fluid power experience as well, as we use a custom hydraulic brake system and gas shocks. In addition to that, I have an on-campus job at the IT center and have joined the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).” Every time I talk with Noah, I am impressed by his drive, his initiative and interest in fluid power. From all his work, and his attitude, you can tell that he will be successful in whatever he does. If you would like to help more students like Noah by becoming a judge for the 2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications, please contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364 or lbeyer@nfpa.com.

OW EZY FILTERS Magnetic Filtration

Enhance Your Marketing and Strategic Planning Efforts

»

JOIN THE DOZENS of NFPA member companies that have already downloaded the 2018 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. This report includes an overview of the fluid power industry and showcases fluid power as a workhorse of the American economy. The report is helping companies enhance marketing efforts, prepare strategic planning initiatives, and provides a resource to promote fluid power as a technology of choice to current and potential customers. The 2018 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry is the most recent collection of data about the growth and future trends in the fluid power industry. Use this resource to see just how U.S. manufacturing of fl ­ uid power components reached a record-high $23.5 billion, the highest total in the history of the industry.

Download the report at NFPA.com.

Flow Ezy Filters Magnetic Filtration

n operating principle: It is the most f removing ferrous particles from

ures up to 1160 psi nsity rare earth magnetic material filtration operating principle: It is the most effective means on filtrationMagnetic of removing ferrous particles from industrial fluids. or all machining • Foroperations pressures up to 1160 psi • Environmentally • High intensity rare earth responsible mentally responsible magnetic material • No consumables • Sub-micron filtration • Can be cleaned in 30 mables • Suitable for all machining seconds (tools included) operations eaned in 30 seconds (tools included) Arbor, MI, USA Flow Ezy Filters Ann Arbor, MI, USA : (800) 237-1165 Phone: (800) 237-1165 @flowezyfilters.com flowezy@flowezyfilters.com www.flowezyfilters.com owezyfilters.com 46

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


N F PA U P D AT E

Colorado State University’s Fluid Power Club Looking Forward to Growth in 2020

»

THE NFPA TECHNOLOGY and Education Foundation has launched a new program this year to support Fluid Power Clubs on university campuses. The goal of the clubs is to get younger students introduced to and interested in fluid power, support club activities, and connect students to industry professionals to learn about careers in fluid power. We asked Riley Abbott, President of the Colorado State University Fluid

Power Club, what they have been up to and here’s what he had to say: “The Colorado State University Fluid Power Club has had a full semester of activity! Through this first semester there has been a lot of work put into the group to make sure it flourishes. The club has focused mainly on recruiting and planning during its life span to make sure the foundations of the group are well established. “From a recruitment standpoint, the members have been busy talking to engineering class students, handing out flyers, and speaking to friends to make sure the club grows. Last semester, the club went from three official members to 11! The club hopes to build on its momentum to make sure that Colorado State University has a place for students to learn about hydraulics and pneumatics. “Last semester, the club was also busy deciding what the members wanted the club to be. The group decided on focusing on three different aspects of the club: knowledge through application, guidance through networking, and giving back through service. One of the ideas for this semester that has drawn the most support has been a competition between two teams to see who can make a device to lift the most weight! “Overall I am very proud of where the club has gotten! It still has a lot of room to grow but if the group continues with its momentum we will be in a great place. The club has found a great home at Colorado State University where it can nurture interested minds on fluid power and will continue to do so!”

There are many opportunities for NFPA members to get connected to local students. To learn how to get involved, please contact Amy Zignego at azignego@nfpa.com or (414) 778-3376.

DMIC BALL VALVE WITH ACTUATOR CHOOSE YOUR ACTUATION PREFERENCE PNEUMATIC/MECHANICAL/ELECTRIC/HYDRAULIC (ANY VOLTAGE AVAILABLE)

SOLUTIONS UNDER PRESSURE DMIC 316 STAINLESS STEEL WOG BALL VALVE • • • • •

1000 PSI RATING 400 DEGREE FAHRENHEIT 1/4” TO 2” PORT SIZES NPT, SAE, BSPP, THREADS NACE MR0175 COMPLIANT

DMIC POWER UNIT LAYOUT SYSTEM AVAILABLE FROM STOCK

DMIC HEADQUARTERS 3776 Commerce Court, Wheatfield, NY 14120 1-800-248-DMIC (3642) | 716-743-4360

www.dmic.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

DMIC CANADA 330 Vansickle Road, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0B4 1-800-320-DMIC (3642) | 905-688-3642

MARCH 2020

47


SPECIAL AD SECTION

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Accumulators, Repairs & Recondition, High Pressure Components

Heavy-Duty Mill Cylinders for: • Induction-Hardened,   Chrome-Plated Rods • Heavy   Wall Tubing • Replaceable   Glands & Retainer Rings • High-Load   Piston Design

Cooling Unit with Pump - OPC Time tested design, with quality constructed components will help your machine stay functional, even in the most demanding of conditions. •H  igh-performance aluminum bar plate construction • Ideal for hydraulic oil, gear lubricant oil, motor oil and water-glycol • Pressure to 26 bar (377 psi) • Wide range of configurations • Corrosion protection is available • Duplex and spin-on filtration options

Go ahead. Push me. Ordinary heavy duty not heavy enough?

Think indestructible and call Yates. www.yatesind.com Yates Industries (HQ) 586.778.7680 Yates Cylinders Alabama 256.351.8081 KTR Corporation 122 Anchor Road Michigan City, IN 46360 219-872-9100 | www.ktr.com

Yates Cylinders Georgia 678.355.2240 Yates Cylinders Ohio 513.217.6777

RAM Stabilizer Cylinders Ram Stabilizer Cylinders assist operators in positioning equipment faster and more accurately than traditional manual jacking and blocking methods. RAM offers standard and customizable Stabilizer Cylinder designs to OEMs in a wide range of bore and stroke sizes and configurations, suitable for all types of equipment. All models include an external solid or split adjustable locking ring mechanism.

Comprehensive Hose and Tube Cleaning Machine The Carousel AutoLoader is the most comprehensive hose and tube cleaning machine on the market. It incorporates Automatic Projectile Loading, Launching and Projectile Verification technology. Additional standard features include 4 cleaning modes, language and projectile size selection, data logging, hose cover marking for stem depth insertion and an easy-to-use touch screen.

Visit us at IFPE Booth# S81717 www.ramindustries.com

48

MARCH 2020

Ultra Clean Technologies Corp Visit www.ultracleantech.com for more information.

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SPECIAL AD SECTION

High Pressure Valves and Fittings

Protection for All Things Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Fluid Power MOCAP manufactures an extensive range of protective closures to guard pipes, hoses, and hydraulic fittings from dirt, moisture, and damage to help maintain equipment reliability. Included are a variety of sizes and styles of Threaded and Non-Threaded plastic Caps and Plugs for Metric, NPT, BSP, JIC and SAE Threaded Connections, Ports and Fittings. These are in addition to MOCAP’s already extensive lines of low-cost Caps, Plugs, Grips, Netting, Tubing and Tapes for general Product Protection, Finishing and Masking. All of our stocked items are ready for immediate shipment and available in Box, Mini-Pack and Micro-Pack quantities. Free Samples are always available for testing purposes. sales@mocap.com www.mocap.com

SPIR STAR is recognized as a leading provider of high-pressure fluid control products including hose assemblies, valves, fittings, adapters, quick disconnects and tubing. SPIR STAR valves are trusted and proven products with a reputation for quality and durability including needle, ball and check valves with working pressures up to 60,000 psi as well as air actuated, relief, double block and bleed and non-standard custom valves as required.

New—Flat Face Design "TVF" Series Quick Disconnect • Up   to 6,000 PSI Operating Pressure— Coupled or Uncoupled • Full   4:1 Safety Factor • Superior   Flow Characteristics—Minimal Pressure Drop • RoHS   Compliant Plating • Multiple   Port Options—Female NPTF, Female SAE O-Ring, Female BSPP, Code 61 & 62 Flange Port/Head P.O. Box 6479 • Fort Worth, TX 76115 817.923.1965 • www.hydraulicsinc.com

Stops Leaking Hydraulic Lines Save Time • Save Money Save Labor • Save Oil • No   tools required, one hand installation • No   expensive hardware needed • No   more rags stuffed into hoses • No   more messy plastic caps • The   ultimate contamination control tool • Eliminate   hydraulic oil spills & clean up • Quick   installation & ease of usage • Safe   for personnel & environment • Industry   acclaimed

Contact Mike Pearl at 203.861.9400 or email sales@flangelock.com www.flangelock.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

800.890.7827 • sales@spirstar.com spirstar.com • spirstarvalves.com

CTI-TW Thumbwheel The CTI-TW Hall Effect Thumbwheel utilizes sealed Non-contacting Hall effect sensors in a polyamide nylon housing. This small and ruggedized thumbwheel is ideally suited for tight clearances in compact control grips and panels. Resistant to vibration, shock, and extremes of temperatures typically found in mobile machine environments. The CTI-TW Hall Effect Thumbwheel offers maintenance-free, reliable long-term use. This thumbwheel is available in three mechanical configurations: Spring Return to Center, Spring Return to Side and Friction Hold. These configurations are available in three electrical output styles: 0.5 to 4.5Vdc, 1.0 to 5.0 Vdc and 0.0-5.0 Vdc signal outputs.

1.800.621.8754 www.cyber-tech.net

MARCH 2020

49


SPECIAL AD SECTION

Liquid Level Switches Liquid Level Switches are designed to shut down machinery or turn on warning devices when liquid supply recedes to a predetermined level. They can be wired to flash warning lights, sound howlers, shut down machines, or signal computers. This is especially helpful in unattended automated plants. Available with a housing for external mounting or without housing for internal applications.

Superior Stainless Steel Bellows Stainless steel bellows offer the best price to performance ratio of any material. Stainless steel bellows maintain their high strength capability and custom design with varying thicknesses. BellowsTech has superior welding practices to ensure that the bellows assembly performs to our customers’ requirements. With custom capabilities of size, shape, and connections, the flexibility of BellowsTech stainless steel bellows is endless.

Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitwoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: (920) 682-6173 Email: sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

bellowstech.com/products/applications/mechanical-feedthroughs

Contact us to showcase your products and services in the Product Spotlight. This special section is a high-profile area offering productspecific advertising. Visit fluidpowerjournal.com for more information or to view our media guide.

High Quality, Low Cost 316 Stainless Steel WOG Ball Valves

Clippard Eclipse Proportional Isolation Valves Utilizing the industry's most robust and powerful miniature linear actuator, the patent pending stepper-controlled Eclipse proportional isolation valve leads the industry in performance and durability. This valve is ideal in critical applications for liquid and gas delivery, medical, analytical and industrial automation requiring ultra fine resolution and excellent repeatability. In addition, the unique design allows for custom flow profiles. 877.245.6247 www.clippard.com

50

MARCH 2020

• 1000   psi WOG ball valve • 400°F   temperature range • 1/4"   to 2" port sizes • NPT,   SAE, BSPP ports • Actuator   mounting pad available • NACE   MR0175 compliant • In   stock

Quality Components for Hydraulic Power and Fluid Handling Systems 1-800-248-DMIC (3642) sales@dmic.com • www.dmic.com

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SPECIAL AD SECTION

Proportional Directional Flow Control Valve

PWK10 Series

Screw-in cartridge, solenoid operated, 4-way, 3-position, direct acting spool • 350 bar, 36 L/min • Available in closed and motor spools • 1000 hours salt fog rust protected • 28W, IP69K ingress protected • Repeatability / Linearity within 3%

Breakdown After Normal Business Hours?

HYDAC Technology Corporation – Hydraulic Division 630.545.0800 www.HYDAC-NA.com

IFPE Booth S-80843

AAH Fluid Power, Inc. proudly offers 24 Hour Emergency Service! Why choose AAH? Our customers will always speak with a qualified team member. We stock Vickers, Denison, Racine, Rexroth, Oilgear and more in Remanufactured and New Replacement brands. A two-year warranty is applied with all units tested to meet or exceed O.E.M. specifications. AAH Fluid Power, Inc. 50751 E. Russell Schmidt Blvd. Chesterfield, MI 48051 sales@aahfluidpower.com 586.307.8011 Fax 586.307.8015 www.aahfluidpower.com

The New HJS27 Controller We are proud to introduce the new HJS27 multi-axis/ single-axis controller. The HJS27 is a robust controller used commonly in electro-hydraulic applications. The compact design allows for use in smaller installation spaces. As the HJS27 is flexible and customizable there are a wide variety of RG and MG handle options. The HJ27 provides the same mechanical construction and options as our larger controllers. It can be integrated with detents and a robust friction hold. As always, our controllers are protected from all elements. OEM Controls 203.929.8431 www.oemcontrols.com

Stainless Steel Flange Type Ball Valves Inserta® Products Flange Type, 2-Port Ball Valves, Stainless Steel, provide a simple means to install a ball valve in a circuit that uses SAE J-518 4-bolt flange patterns in both Code 61 and Code 62 patterns. Internal and external metallic components are stainless steel for use in corrosive environments, or with fluid media that would typically be incompatible with the materials of the standard Inserta® IBF Flange 2-Port Ball Valves. These valves are designed for high pressure service with a 4:1 safety factor to burst. Fastener clearance holes are compatible with either UN or metric fasteners. Product is available to ship from stock. Inserta® Products 215.643.0192 www.inserta.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Helical Hydraulic Rotary Actuators Young Powertech, Italian made Helical Hydraulic Rotary Actuators cover a wide range from 45 to 40,000 LB-FT torque and up to 750 degrees rotation for mobile and industrial applications. Local inventory for quick delivery and service and worldwide support makes it the best option for your rotating applications.

delivers solutions

3060 Plaza Dr. #108 Garnet Valley, PA 19060 Telephone: 610-558-0760 Email: info@youngpowertech.com www.youngpowertech.com

MARCH 2020

51


The functional safety revolution in electrohydraulics SIL & PL certified digital proportional valves

Digital technology has changed our lives and is a central focus of the industrial sector. It is the basis for fieldbuses, diagnostics and functional safety, and now it is essential to engineering smarter and safer industry 4.0 machines. Functional safety is the ability to detect a potentially dangerous condition and activate a protective mechanism to prevent a hazardous event. The Machine Directive 2006/42/EC with relevant harmonized standards IEC 61508 safety integrity level (SIL) and ISO 13849 performance level (PL) define the general principles concerning machine safety that manufacturers must consider to limit risks related to machine operation. Consequently, hydraulic system designers need to extend their competence and responsibility in dealing with safety regulations related to the risk prevention for workers and equipment in case of system fault or human error. They are also investing time and energy in components validation and the relative overall system certification process. Certified safety valves eliminate the need for machine manufacturers to validate such components in compliance with the applicable safety standards. A considerable amount of time is saved during the machine design, resulting in a simplification of the system certification process. The standard solution foresees the use of on-off valves or cartridges with inductive safety sensors to monitor the spool or poppet position, information that the machine’s central unit collects to confirm the safe status of the valve. The innovation is represented by new digital proportional valves with onboard electronics designed for functional safety and certified by a notified body. They meet safety standards by performing the safety function in addition to axis motion control or standard valve regulation. The safety function is operated to limit potential risks to equipment or operators by preventing dangerous movements of electrohydraulic axes during machine cycles. It is activated by the machine’s central unit 52

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


in case of emergency and inhibits the regulation of proportional valve via on-off enable signals. The valve confirms when a safe spool position has been reached. This information is managed by the machine’s central unit as a “safe condition.” Atos safety proportional valves are certified by TÜV in compliance with ISO 13849 up to category 4, PL e and IEC 61508 up to SIL 2 / SIL 3. The certification guarantees valve compliance with related safety norms and proves that the valve meets all requirements the SIL and PL levels claimed for the specific valve. Of course, overall system SIL and PL levels do not depend solely on the characteristics of a single component. Moreover, SIL and PL levels are determined by hydraulic system architecture, diagnostic coverage

of that system, and the entire chain of safety-related parts that perform the safety function. Architecture plays a fundamental role; on-off and proportional controls can be integrated in redundant double channel systems to achieve higher safety levels, increasing the complexity of the systems. In the last year, functional safety in hydraulic systems has become more important and is no longer an option; it's now a basic requirement for every manufacturer. Certified valves support engineers in designing safer systems without wasting time in components validation versus the applicable safety standards.

For further information visit us at www.atos.com

NEW PLANT

Hydraulic Cylinders fully machined and assembled in South Carolina, USA

Your premier provider of quality NFPA hydraulic & pneumatic cylinders! 1.5” to 20” BORE

Starcyl Cylinders Corp 20 Ron Joye Rd, Hemingway South Carolina, 29554, USA www.Starcyl.com

Starcyl Canada Inc. 2340 Michelin St., Laval Quebec, Canada H7L 5C3 www.Starcyl.ca

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

53


I N D U S T RY N E W S

Linde Hydraulics Opens New Plant in Weifang, China

»

IN AN OFFICIAL ceremony, Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG opened its newly built production plant in Weifang, China. The global project team took only two years for completion from concept to opening of this 36,000m2 facility, which encompasses an administration building along with 25,000m2 production halls. The new facility consolidates processes previously housed in several buildings and allows for the best possible material flow throughout production. Coordination at the beginning of the project allowed for optimal plant layout through "greenfield” development. For example, the measurement/testing laboratory is directly connected to both the receiving and the production departments to achieve and secure the high-quality standards. “We are happy about the new capacities that have been realized in Weifang. Thanks to the very strong international collaboration between Germany and China, we have been able to develop a

function-specific and overall layout, which will increase our efficiency, “said Joerg Ulrich, CEO of the company. The Weifang plant has the capacity to produce 100,000 units per year. 80% of the production capacity will be dedicated to pumps and motors and 20% for valve technology. "With the new plant in China, we will further strengthen our position in the Asian market and continue our global growth course," said Ulrich said about the plant opening. "The units produced here will enable us to supply the Asian market faster and with a more customer-oriented focus than ever before. We can now offer more localized units with market-oriented prices.” Along with the recently opened second location in North America, the new Weifang plant in China is another step by the German company to grow globally and to pursue the "local for local" market approach to providing faster availability and shorter reaction times around the globe. The global Headquarters of the company will remain on the location in Aschaffenburg. www.linde-hydraulics.com

The Paquin Company A Proud Distributor of: Improve Your System Performance and Functions Today: ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Absorption of Hydraulic Line Shock ShortenResponseTime Energy Conservation Emergency Stand-By Power

Contact Us Call: 1 800.260.5664 E-Mail: paquin@paquin.com Paquin.com

Piston Accumulator 0.5 PT - 50 GAL 3,000 to 20,000 PSI

54

MARCH 2020

Accumight Accumulator 6 - 150 Cubic Inch 3,000 to 5,000 PSI

Bladder Accumulator/Repair Kit 1QT - 40 GAL 3,000 to 10,000 PSI

Accessories

Reference code: FPJ/Acc for 5% off

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


I N D U S T RY N E W S “We believe Eaton’s Hydraulics business will benefit greatly from being part of a company that has hydraulics at its core,” said Craig Arnold, Eaton Chairman and CEO. “When complete, this deal will bring together two talented teams with deep hydraulics knowledge and expertise. And Eaton’s hydraulics team will be part of a company that is committed to becoming a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. The combined business will also benefit customers and distributors by offering industry-leading technology and a much broader portfolio of hydraulic solutions.”   The Danfoss and Eaton Hydraulics businesses are leaders in the industry and have many organizational similarities, including company culture and a focus on customers, R&D and quality. Both businesses are global with complementary geographic footprints, and the combined business creates a broader presence across the world. Furthermore, the acquisition will enable Danfoss to enter the industrial hydraulics market that is served by Eaton Hydraulics. Eaton Hydraulics provides products for customers in markets such as agriculture,

construction, and in industrial market segments. The business will be transferred into the existing Danfoss business segment, Danfoss Power Solutions, adding approximately 11,000 employees and 2019 sales of $2.2 billion (2.0 billion euros) to the business segment, which will double the hydraulics business. Danfoss today has approximately 28,000 employees and 2019 sales of $7.0 billion (6.3 billion euros). Accordingly, with this transaction, Danfoss will increase its size by one-third. “Hydraulics is our core, and we have for years strengthened our power solutions business through high customer focus, as well as through significant investments in technology leadership. I believe our customers will benefit from combining these two businesses into a full-line hydraulics player dedicated to innovation and with a broad offering of products, robust distribution channels and tremendous geographic reach,” said Eric Alström, President of Danfoss Power Solutions. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the end of the year. www.danfoss.com

Danfoss to Acquire Eaton Hydraulics  

»

DANFOSS HAS ENTERED into an agreement to acquire Eaton Hydraulics business. The acquisition marks a major milestone in the company’s history and its Going Great strategy.  Danfoss today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eaton’s Hydraulics business for a cash purchase price of $3.3 billion (approximately 3.0 billion euros). The acquisition is fully in line with Danfoss’ strategy to strengthen its core businesses and enhance customer value. “Today, we take a significant and transformational step in creating a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. It is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to combine our largely complementary portfolios and geographic footprints. Eaton Hydraulics is a highly respected player in the global industry, recognized for its dedicated people and strong brands. By combining the knowledge and experience of the two businesses, our customers will benefit from unmatched expertise from a single partner. With this agreement, we continue to invest in our core hydraulics business and digital solutions to stay a strong technology partner,” said Kim Fausing, Danfoss President and CEO. WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

MARCH 2020

55


SPECIAL AD SECTION

Aignep Quick Reference Catalog AIGNEP USA

Easily identify the pneumatic component you are looking for with our Aignep Quick Reference Catalog.

SPRING

This exclusive, scaled down version of our product offering highlights our pneumatic cylinders, valves, flow controls and pneumatic accessories, as well as our SWIFTFIT Universal Fittings and our MULTISOCKET Universal Quick-Disconnect coupler. All displayed in color along with our Aignep USA part numbers.

LITERATURE REVIEW

Contact us to request yours! aignepusa.com • 615-771-6650

ASA Standard Range Catalog

Ex-Proof Electrohydraulics

ASA HYDRAULIK

ATOS

The standard range catalogue is a thermal system guide of asa hydraulic USA. It shows the product-versatility, which comes from patented systems to serve for best of two worlds: you can customize each of the products with connection systems, electric controllers and mounting arrangements while having the advantages of a proven quality standard product with fast availability at reasonable pricing.

Thermal Systems

Standard Ranges

be different. service. make a difference. innovation. availability.

This data sheet and the corresponding scale drawings are to be used as a general guideline and technical overview of our products. Please contact us if more exact information is needed. As we are constantly improving our products, their characteristics, dimensions and weights may also change, although we do our best to incorporate these changes continually. asa assumes no liability for any information therein, any errors, omissions, misprints, nor any direct or indirect damages, losses or costs resulting therefrom. Any cooling performances and general technical values indicated in this catalogue are measured at a test bench according to asa testing procedures or calculated, based on such tests. Due to different conditions in testing and application environments the performance may also vary by +/- 15%. Because there is no standardized testing procedure, tests used by other manufacturers could have different results. Therefore we recommend all products to be checked under the system operating conditions. This is also true for vibrations and mechanical stress as well as for pressure peaks and thermal stress and any other relevant factors. General tolerances according to DIN ISO 2768-vL, General tolerances for casted parts according EN ISO 8062-3 (DCTG 10). Tolerances for rubber parts are according to ISO 3302-1 (class M4-F+C).. The tolerances of welding seams are defined by quality group D according to EN ISO 10042, if it is not specified on the actual scale drawing or data sheet. In addition to that we point out that any data sheet and corresponding scale drawing is no substitution for the manual. © asa america, December 2019 page 1/40

The new KTX catalog, now available with 644 pages and 77 technical tables, gather the whole Atos production of Ex-proof standard components: • Proportional valves • Axis & P/Q controls • On-off valves • Cylinders & Pumps

A leading line of electrohydraulic components for potentially explosive environments, successfully applied in thousands of systems worldwide.

ASA 800.473.9400 www.asa-innovations.com

Brand Hydraulics Product Review

Valves, Pumps, and Manifolds

BRAND HYDRAULICS CO.

DOERING

M

PRODUCT OVERVIEW •

ling nd Ha ial er at

Construction

Agr icu ltu re

Waste M anag em ent

ine ar M

portation Trans

Our Mission:

For e st

l tria Indus

ry

Brand Hydraulics Co. will conduct business with integrity and strive to exceed customer expectations while providing value and innovation in our products and services.

sa

nd

.

co

@

m

l es

br a

-h yd

.c o m

All technical tables included in KTX catalog are available on www.atos.com

4 0 2 .3 4 4 . 4 4 3 4

ww

r an w.b

d-

d hy

Brand Hydraulics is a global manufacturer of Hydraulic and Electro-Hydraulic controls. Many of our products are customized to specifically meet our clients’ needs for a variety of applications and industries.

Valves and Pumps for Extreme Environments

Experienced application engineers and knowledgeable fluid-power distributor representatives are available to help you select the best product for your application.

Our Mission: Brand Hydraulics will conduct business with integrity & strive to exceed our clients’ expectations while providing value & innovation in our products and services.

Undersea to Outer Space Doering Valves, Pumps and Accessories Exceed the Most Critical Performance Requirements

6343 River Road SE Clear Lake, MN 55319 USA +1 320.743.2276 info@doering.com www.doering.com

Made in USA

REV042717

Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions

Since 1969

Brand Hydraulics 402.344.4434 2332 S. 25th St., Omaha, NE 68105 www.brand-hyd.com

56

MARCH 2020

© 2015 Doering Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

Valves

Pumps

Housing

Assemblies

When you need a hydraulic valve, hydraulic hand pump or a hydraulic manifold have confidence in Doering to deliver high-quality products that meet demanding performance requirements. For over 50 years, our customers have trusted Doering in critical applications which include products on the International Space Station to sub-sea and everywhere in between. contact us now to discuss your hydraulic project.

320.743.2276 | info@doering.com www.doering.com

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SPECIAL AD SECTION

Quality Hydraulic Pumps, Motors and Valve

Gates Hydraulic and Fleet Hose Catalog

FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER

GATES

FluiDyne Fluid Power provides high quality new and remanufactured hydraulic pumps, motors and valves to the fluid power industry. With our large scale inventory, and streamlined shop, most of our products ship within one day. All of our products are always fully tested and a test report is enclosed with each shipment. FluiDyne is an ISO 9001:2015 company and has 30+ year history of supply and service to the distributors, repair shops and OEM’s using hydraulic components. Call, email, chat…we’re ready to help!

The Gates Hydraulic and Fleet Hose 2019 product catalog ensures the safety of your workers and equipment with detailed product information, identification information, application data, hose-coupling recommendations and installation tips. Available in English.

FluiDyne Fluid Power 586.296.7200 sales@fluidynefp.com www.fluidynefp.com

Gates 1144 Fifteenth Street Denver, CO 80202 855.428.3727 Gates.com

From Standard Parts Through Custom Solutions

Hydraulex Product Line Overview

HYDAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

HYDRAULEX GLOBAL INC.

Clamps, valves and reservoir accessories. Standard measures and common sizes. These components however, are important. They can be found on almost any hydraulic system imaginable and are; therefore, part of the system backbone. The strength of this foundation is integral to producing an end result that is both durable and robust. Quality parts are a must – you can rely on HYDAC. HYDAC Technology Corporation 2260 City Line Road Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-266-0100 www.HYDAC-NA.com

Check out our company line card! It covers our aftermarket product line (Genuine Metaris) and all of the manufacturers that we stock reman units for, supply replacement parts for, or provide repair services for. View or download it by visiting our website at www.hydraulex.com. Hydraulex Toll Free: 800.422.4279 Tel: 586.949.4240 Email: sales@hydraulex.com www.hydraulex.com

A Complete Line of Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hose & Fittings

Compressed Air Filtration

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC.

LA-MAN CORPORATION

A Kuriyama Group Company

A Complete Line of Thermoplastic Hydraulic / Specialty Hoses & Fittings

EDITION 0418

THE ASSOCIATION FOR HOSE AND ACCESSORIES DISTRIBUTION

Piranhaflex™ Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hoses are available with orange non-conductive REACH compliant, non-pin pricked covers. 100R7 hoses are ideal for hydraulic oil and lubrication lines in fork trucks, utility equipment, cherry pickers and boom trucks. 100R8 hose is for higher working pressure use, 2,250 to 5,000 psi in construction and agricultural equipment. 100R18 hoses provide 3,000 psi constant pressure for man lifts and hydraulic tools. Product web site link: https://bit.ly/2OGvX2Q Virtual Catalog link: https://kuriyama.com/ catalogs/Piranhaflex-Catalog/ 360 E. State Parkway • Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 755-0360 • Fax: (847) 885-0996 sales@kuriyama.com • www.kuriyama.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Brochure offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete line of compressed air filtration products. Highlighted is the patented family of Extractor/Dryers. These two-stage, point of use filters remove contaminates to a 5-micron rating with flow ranges of 15 to 2,000 scfm. Additional products available include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Extractor/ Dryer, and much more. La-Man Corporation 800.348.2463 www.laman.com

MARCH 2020

57


Hydraulic Flanges and Components

MTS Temposonics® and Hall Effect

MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS

MTS SENSORS

New 120 page catalog includes popular styles of MAIN Manufacturing’s extensive offering of carbon and stainless Hydraulic Flanges and Components – ready for immediate shipment. Metric ordering information, weld specs, and dimensional information included. The “Quick Reference Guide” helps specify less popular items often stocked or quickly manufactured (generally 3-4 days) at our US plant.

The absolute, linear position sensors provided by MTS Sensors rely on the company’s proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology, which can determine position with a high level of precision and robustness. MTS 3001 Sheldon Drive Cary, NC 27513 800.328.2255 | mts.com

MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Grand Blanc, MI 800.521.7918; FAX: 810.953.1385 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com www.mainmfg.com/fpj

304 & 316 Stainless Steel Liquid Level Gages

The Paquin Company Product Line Overview

OIL-RITE CORPORATION

THE PAQUIN COMPANY

Corrosive resistant properties make stainless steel gages suitable to a variety of applications. Oil-Rite offers 304 and 316 stainless steel liquid level gages in sizes from 3" to 60". A red line on a white background enhances liquid level visibility. Available with adapters and thermometer. Visit Oil-Rite’s online product catalog for new cut sheets and detailed information. Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitwoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: 920.682.6173 Email: sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

BEX-Proof Electrohydraulics

ROTOR CLIP COMPANY, INC.

STARCYL CYLINDERS CORP.

Rotor Clip Company, Inc. sales@rotorclip.com www.rotorclip.com

MARCH 2020

The Paquin Company 800.260.5664 | www.paquin.com

Product Specifications Rotor Clip's Product Specification catalog lists full engineering specifications for tapered section retaining rings, constant section rings, spiral rings, wave springs and hose clamps in inch and metric configurations. Also features installation tools for rings and hose clamps. Includes a section on load capacity and other retaining ring formulas, as well as other technical information on Rotor Clip products.

58

Since 1949, we have crafted a product offering that supplies customers with a one-stop-shop for all systems’ needs. We carry an extensive line of accumulator products that are reliable and repairable, as well as a variety of high-pressure components. Our experience allows us the ability to assist you in developing and supporting your specific system’s needs. For more information regarding a full-view of the products we offer, visit our website at www. paquin.com.

Starcyl Star6 heavy duty hydraulic cylinders NFPA interchangeable, 1.5 to 20” bore, 20 different mounts, LVDT, manifold. Ask about special designs. Manufactured in South Carolina. Starcyl 25 years in business, manufacturing several product lines of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. Starcyl Cylinders 877.782.7295 20 Ron Joye Road Hemingway, SC 29554 www.starcyl.com

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


SPECIAL AD SECTION

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog

Texcel Hydraulic Hose & Fittings

SUPER SWIVELS

TEXCEL HYRAULICS

At Texcel we believe in making a difference for your business. Our cutting-edge line of hydraulic hose and fittings is not just a product division. It’s a promise of superior service, quality, technical support and product availability. For more information, please visit: www.texcelrubber.com

Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels. Available in sizes from 1/8" to 2-1/2", rated to 10,000 PSI, heat treated, superior quality alloy steel, chrome or stainless steel ball bearings, withstands heavy side loads, burnished (micro smooth) barrel bores, Viton®, Aflas®, or Teflon® encapsulated seals, zinc or nickel plated, available in 304 and 440 stainless steel, full flow - low pressure drop, rebuilding kits available.

Contact Us: sales@texcelrubber.com 800.231.7116

Super Swivels Phone: 763.784.5531 Fax: 763.784.7423 Website: www.superswivels.com

Visit us at IFPE booth #S80459

Winters StabiliZR™ Gauges

Yates Industries Your Cylinder Source®

WINTERS INSTRUMENTS

Winters StabiliZR™ gauges are dry gauges that come with a StabiliZR™ dampened movement that eliminates pointer flutter caused by vibration and pulsation. This makes pressure reading much easier. No more worries of fill fluid leaking and compatibility issues with the process media. Gauges can easily be serviced without the hassle of draining and then refilling the case with fill fluid. Winters Instruments 1.800.WINTERS www.winters.com

YATESIND.COM

Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Ph: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565 Yates Georgia 7750 The Bluffs Austell, GA 30168 Ph: 678.355.2240 Fax: 678.355.2241

All Designs, All Sizes, One Result. Yates Cylinders – an ISO-9001:2015 company with facilities in Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio – Yates is your top-quality supplier for all cylinder applications. Hydraulic, pneumatic, NFPA, mill grade, or custom engineering – you name it, Yates can handle it. Complete catalog available. We also maintain an unmatched repair program used by the biggest names in the American Industry.

Yates Alabama 55 Refreshment Place Decatur, AL 35601 Ph: 256.351.8081 Fax: 256.351.8571

Yates Ohio 707 Mary Etta Street Middletown OH 45042 Phone: 513.217.6777 Fax: 513.217.5777

Helical Hydraulic Rotary Actuators

ZSi Foster Engineering Catalog

YOUNG POWERTECH INC.

ZSI FOSTER

Now available in many sizes and design. An extremely high quality and performance actuators used in hundreds of applications and are available with cantilever, straddle and clevis mount now available in stock or short time delivery at Young Powertech. Combined with a wide range of mechanical and hydraulic components we can offer more and better solutions for your applications. Young Powertech Inc. 610.558.0760 info@youngpowertech.com www.youngpowertech.com

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

ZSi-Foster part of Ideal Tridon Group, is driven by innovation and customer service. We serve end markets with a portfolio of highly engineered clamp, coupling, and support systems and re-defined the market with a philosophy of "easy to do business with”. Our portfolio of advanced clamps, quality quick disconnects, superior steel strut and accessories, provides everything an industrial project requires. ZSi Foster 1.800.323.7053 www.zsi-foster.com

MARCH 2020

59


RETROFITTING COMPONENT CONNECTIONS The following is a composite of familiar situations drawn from engineering calls.

A press goes down and the plant finds a temporary solution. A component (pump, valve, cylinder, etc.) will need to be replaced over a weekend shutdown. Maintenance and engineering does their job and checks things out beforehand, including all of the connectors and fit-ups. The flange fittings cannot be checked because the press cannot be shut down and the fittings are three stories above ground in a tight location. The press is decades old and little documentation for it exists. Things are never easy. They call MAIN to try to help. MAIN has been in the flange business for more than sixty years and done business with most of the press manufacturers. In fact, MAIN started out making hydraulic presses before shifting exclusively to flanges in the 1970s. MAIN’s support staff directs them to our website and a white paper estimating a flange bolt hole spacing while the flange is still installed. The white paper “Measuring Flange Bolt Hole Patterns” can be found in the Engineering Section on MAIN’s Website and on Fluid Power Journal’s website (https://fluidpowerjournal.com/white-paper-measuring-flangebolt-hole-patterns/). It explains a simple technique to approximate the bolt-hole pattern using digital calipers. If it is a simple replacement, many times MAIN has the part already in stock. It is not unusual for the maintenance team to find that the old component used one flange pattern and the new component uses a different pattern. Another common situation is for the old component to have one type of port, (socket weld, butt weld, BSPP, pipe connection) and the user wants to use another (such as a hose connection) or add another line or gauge. Finally, the new connector might need to be longer because the new component is smaller or the pipe was cut getting the component out. Several options exist if the patterns do not match. The obvious one is to get the new flange with the new pattern. If another component is bolting to it, a fitting that adapts to the pattern, a flange adapter, might be required. MAIN has hundreds of flange adapters that change the bolt pattern by spacing, bolt size, and orientation. Options include changing the pattern between Code 61, Code 62, or square patterns; changing sizes ( -24 pattern to -20 pattern, for example); and rotating the pattern or making the part an elbow. Examples of when it would be desirable for the port style to change would be converting from pipe or tubing to hose. The adapter discussed above would convert square patterns to SAE patterns that would easily allow flanged head hoses to be used for the line. Butt weld port or socket weld ports can be substituted for one another, balancing cost with ease of welding. SAE straight threads can be used instead of BSPP or other porting or as another way to adapt to using hose. In some instances, the new component is smaller or the footprint spaces the port differently. This requires the flange connector to be longer or offset. In these situations, the port holes can partially intersect, be drilled at an angle, or be connected by a cross hole. Maintenance and engineering personnel need to consider flow and pressure drop, but generally neither is significant. When replacing the flange, it is a great time to consider adding an additional port for a gauge, a sampling port, a pilot, or additional lines.

60

MARCH 2020

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


2020

PHOTO CONTEST

TRUSTED EXPERTS DISTRIBUTOR

SERVICES Consultation

& Expert Witness

Reverse Engineering ach year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Power Journal hold a photo contest in honor of Fluid Power Professionals' Day. This year’s contest runs through March 31, 2020. THE 2020 PHOTO CATEGORIES ARE: 1. New Perspective: Photos that show fluid power used in novel ways and from views not everyone gets to see. 2. Teamwork: Photos of people working together using fluid power to get the job done. 3. Fun with Fluid Power: Photos that capture the joy of using, learning, or teaching about hydraulics and pneumatics. 4. The Muscle of Fluid Power: Photos that capture the might of fluid power in action. A panel of judges will announce three winners for each category on June 19, 2020 in celebration of Fluid Power Professional’s Day. A People’s Choice recognition will be awarded based on votes during a one-week voting period– stay tuned for details.

& Documentation Creation

Design

of systems & test equipment

Engineering Support when requests overflow

Troubleshooting

& Start-Up Assistance

Submit your fluid power photo by visiting www.fluidpowerjournal.com to take your shot at recognition in the Fluid Power Journal.

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS

www.fluidpowerjournal.com

www.ifps.org

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

www.nfpa.com

www.cfpa.ca

CFCINDUSTRIALTRAINING.com 7042 Fairfield Business Drive Fairfield, Ohio 45014 +1 513.874.3225 info@cfcindustrialtraining.com MARCH 2020

61


UNDERSTAND FLOW CONTROL VALVES FIG. 1-21 Orifice Plug in Fitting

FIG. 1-22 Needle Valves Restrict Flow in Both Directions

FIG. 1-23 Flow Controls Restrict flow in one direction; 1-2. Free flow in opposite direction; 2-1.

FIG. 1-24 Flow Control Valve

FIG. 1-25 Flow Control Pattern 62

MARCH 2020

The terms speed control and flow control are often used interchangeably to identify a valve with the primary function of limiting the velocity of an actuator. The process of limiting actuator velocity by restricting flow with an orifice introduces a pressure drop (ΔP) which may require an increase in supply pressure, depending on actuator type. Increasing the pressure also has an impact on the volumetric flow rate. Flow controls commonly used in pneumatic systems are meter-out. The actuator speed is limited by restricting the air flow as it exits the component. This method will more effectively control overrunning loads. The meter-out flow control can also be installed on the exhaust port of the directional control valve. However, the load may jump if the actuator or piping has a large volume of de-pressurized air that will compress before being forced out the restriction. Meter-in flow controls will be used for components that do not have an exhaust port, such as a single acting spring return cylinder, for other applications where the load is constant, or if high back pressure would be detrimental to the component function. Safety tip: Caution should be used when applying meter-out flow controls as load induced pressures could cause the rod end pressure to become intensified and this pressure could exceed the maximum pressure rating of the cylinder. The simplest flow control is a fixed, non-adjustable orifice. One method is to drill a properly sized hole in a threaded plug or set screw, see Fig. 1-21. The plug or set screw is then installed into a component port below the conductor fitting. In other cases the orifice plug is screwed into a threaded opening in the fitting. The design intent is to insure that the adjustment is not tampered with or removed. This convenient method of adding an orifice is sometimes overlooked when servicing equipment. If the fitting is replaced or improperly installed on a different port, the resulting fault may consume significant troubleshooting time to identify the cause. Needle valves are adjustable orifices that restrict flow (speed) in both directions (Fig. 1-22). Flow controls (Fig. 1-23) are adjustable orifices with an integral check valve to permit flow (speed) control in one direc-tion only and reverse flow with minimal restriction. The most common flow control used is a needle valve integrated into a fitting. A bypass check valve will also be integrated in the fitting to permit free reverse flow. The direction of free flow should be indicated on the body of the fitting. Depending on the application and location, the fitting may be used for meter-in or meterout functions. The adjusting knob may have a locking portion to prevent vibration from causing the adjustment to change. If the flow control fitting is installed on the exhaust ports of the directional control valve, a reverse flow check valve is not required, but may be used because it is often included as an integral part of the flow control fitting.

WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM • WWW.IFPS.ORG


CL ASSIFIEDS

REVIEW 1: If you are lowering a vertical load, the best solution to control cylinder speed would be:

WANTED SURPLUS

Pumps · Motors · Valves · Servo/Proportional

a. Meter-out.

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT MANIFOLDS SINCE 1948 Celebrating OVER 70 YEARS in Fluid Power • Expedited deliveries • Three dimensional design

b. Meter-in. c. Pressure regulator.

almomanifold.com

d. Pressure compensated flow control upstrweam of the directional control valve. e. Pilot operated check valve.

Email, call or fax with a list of your Surplus. We’ll provide you with a price offer! 1-800-422-4279 | 586-949-4240 Fax: 586-949-5302 | surplus@hydraulex.com

REVIEW 2:

A speed control on the exhaust ports of a 5/3 directional control valve: a. Requires both speed controls to be adjusted to the same setting. b. Requires a reverse flow check valve only for the cap end of the cylinder. c. Requires a reverse flow check valve only for the rod end of the cylinder. d. Does not require a reverse flow check valve. e. Requires a meter-in speed control.

HYDRAULIC FLANGES and COMPONENTS THE “SPECIAL” YOU WANT IS PROBABLY ON OUR SHELVES

• Cartridge Valves in stock • Ductile iron, aluminum, stainless • Assembled & Tested Phone: 989.984.0800 Toll Free: 1.877.ALMO. NOW Fax: 989.984.0830

We're Hiring If you enjoy the challenge of diagnosing and repairing fleet equipment such as bucket trucks, boom trucks, and cranes, then LCRA has an opportunity for you as a Aerial Equipment Mechanic Sr. The Aerial Equipment Mechanic Sr. is responsible for performing repairs and maintenance on aerial devices, material handling equipment, and other hydraulic equipment.  Additionally, will also inspect, repair, and maintain hydraulic tools and off-road construction and digging equipment.  Applicants should have the following qualifications: Four or more years of experience in mechanical or hydraulic maintenance.  A degree(s) in mechanical maintenance or relevant field may be substituted. Please email resumes to tonell.broaders@lcra.org

MAIN Mfg. Products, Inc. 800.521.7918 fax 810.953.1385 www.MAINMFG.com/fpj

Pneumatic Cylinders

ADVERTISERS INDEX Company........................................................... Page

Company........................................................... Page

AAH (All About Hydraulics) Fluid Power...................7, 51 Adsens Technology Inc..................................................19 Aignep USA..................................................................6, 56 Almo Manifold & Tool Co................................................63 Ametek Automation and Process Technologies..........13 Atos North America..................................................20, 56 ASA Hydraulik of America........................................10, 56 AZ Pneumatics LLC..............................Inside Back Cover Brand Hydraulics.......................................................12, 56 CFC-Solar.........................................................................61 Clippard Instrument Lab Inc................ 50, 63, Back Cover Cyber-Tech, Inc..........................................................45, 49 Delaware Manufacturing Industries Corp...............47, 50 Doering Company.....................................................20, 56 Dura-Bar.............................................................................7 Flange Lock................................................................19,49 Flow Ezy Filters Inc.........................................................46 Fluid Power Inc....................................................15, 51, 57 Fluidyne Fluid Power.................Inside Front Cover, 57, 63 Gates Corporation.....................................................17, 57 Graco High Pressure Equipment Company...................15 Hengli America..................................................................5 Hydac International Inc.......................................13, 51, 57 Hydraulex Global...................................................4, 57, 63 Hydraulics International Inc.....................................31, 49 Hydraulics, Inc.................................................................11 International Fluid Power of America..................17,19,21 Inventive Resources Inc....................................................8 Kalsi Engineering, Inc......................................................14 KTR Corporation .......................................................48, 55 Kuriyama of America................................................15, 57

La-Man Corp....................................................................57 Lower Colorado River Authority.....................................63 Lubriplate, Inc....................................................................5 Main Manufacturing Products Inc.....................14, 58, 63 MOCAP INC.....................................................................49 MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division.....................14, 58 MW Bellows Tech............................................................50 OEM Controls Inc......................................................46, 51 Oil-Rite Corp..............................................................50, 58 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc............................................16 Ram Industries............................................................9, 48 Rotor Clip Company....................................................9, 58 Seven Ocean Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd....................11 Spir Star Inc...............................................................18, 49 Starcyl Cylinders Corp..............................................53, 58 Super Swivels..................................................................59 Texcel.........................................................................22, 59 The Paquin Company...............................................54, 58 Ultra Clean Technologies........................... Back Cover, 48 Universal Hydraulics International Ltd...........................18 VEST Inc...........................................................................6 W.C. Branham Inc..................................Inside Back Cover Winters Instruments...................................................3, 59 Yates Industries Inc..............................................1, 48, 59 Young Powertech, Inc...........................................8, 51, 59 ZSI-Foster, Inc............................................................20, 59

WWW.IFPS.ORG • WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Made in the USA Huge Inventory. Ships Same Day! Quality Products. Interchangeable Design.

877-245-6247

AD • IFPE Supplement

MARCH 2020

63


SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL FILL OUT THIS CARD COMPLETELY, DETACH, AND MAIL OR FAX IT TO START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION MAIL TO: PO BOX 2548 • ORLANDO, FL 32802-9830 • FAX: 1-866-207-1450 YOU CAN ALSO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM. 01  YES! Please start/continue my complimentary subscription to the Fluid Power Journal Signature (required)

Title (required)

Date (required)

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

02  NO. Not interested. /

/

Please Type or Print Clearly: First Name

Middle Initial

Last Name

Company

Division

Web Address

Address

Mail Stop

City

State

Zip Code

 Check here if you would like to keep your name, address, phone and fax numbers confidential, and not released to third parties The address above is my:  Home Address  Business Address Which edition would you like to receive?  Print  Digital  Both (View a sample of our PAPERLESS digital edition at www.fluidpowerjournal.com) 1. Do you specify, select or influence the purchase of components & systems, on new or existing machinery? If yes, which technologies? (check all that apply) 05  Hydraulic 06  Pneumatic 07  Vacuum 08  Electronic Controls

03  Yes

04  No.

09  None of These

2. What is your primary job title? (check only one) 10  Administration: Chairman, President, V.P., Secretary, Treasury, General Manager, Owner, Business Manager, Director, etc. 11  Plant Operations: VP of Manufacturing/ Operation/ Production, Plant Management/ Director/ Manager/ Supervisor/ Superintendent/ Foreman/ Safety Director, etc. 12  Engineering: V.P. Eng., Eng., Design Eng., Director of Eng., Staff Specialist, Chief Eng., Senior Eng., Maintenance/Production Eng., etc. 13  Technical: Chief Tech., Fluid Power Tech., etc. 14  Mechanical: Chief Master Mech., Master Mech., Fluid Power Mech., etc. 15  Purchasing: VP/Director of Purch., Procurement Manager, Buyer, Purch., etc. 16  Other: (please specify)_________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Number of employees at this location? A  1-19 B  20-49 C  50-99

D  100-249

E  250-499

F  500-999

4. What is the primary business activity at this location? In the Fluid Power Industry, Outside the Fluid Power Industry 56  Manufacturer 57  Distributor 58  Education 59  Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) 61  Other: (please specify)__________________________________________ 5. Which of the following best describes your market focus? A  Aerospace A  Marine & Offshore Equipment B  Agricultural Machinery B  Material Handling Equipment C  Automotive C  Mining Machinery D  Civil Engineering D  Packaging Machinery E  Cranes E  Plastic Machinery F  Drills & Drilling Equip. F  Presses & Foundry G  Flame Cutting/Welding Equip. G  Railroad Machinery H  Food Machinery H  Road Construct/Maint. Equip. I  Forestry I  Simulators & Test Equipment J  Furnaces J  Snow Vehicles, Ski Lifts K  Gas & Oilfield Machinery K  Steel Plants & Rolling Mills L  Heavy Construction & Equip. L  Truck & Bus Industry M  Military Vehicles M  Textile Machinery N  Construction & Utility Equip. N  Woodworking Machines O  Machine Tools O  Other (specify)_____________ P  Government Related P  Fluid Power Industry

G  1000+

60  End User of Fluid Power Products

MY COMPANY SHOULD BE ADVERTISING IN OR SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO THE FLUID POWER JOURNAL. PLEASE CONTACT THIS PERSON: NAME:______________________________________ TITLE:_______________________________________

SCAN HERE

PHONE:_____________________________________


01

01

Caliper Disc Brakes Do It All. Stop. Hold. Maintain Tension. From a little as 600 to over 150,000-inch pounds of braking torque, W.C. Branham makes a wide range of caliper disc brakes for industrial and off-highway vehicular applications. Experience W.C. Branham innovation. Our caliper disc brakes are made of either quality machined or cast and/or extruded aluminum construction for long service life. Hundreds of models. 3D CAD available.

02

02

Pneumatic Actuators More Choices. Greater Savings.

When you need pneumatic actuators look no further as W.C. Branham has designed and manufactured a wide range of popular pneumatic actuators that can be integrated into endless industrial automation applications. It's an even money bet that we have more than one solution for your application depending upon your budget. Space saving actuator types include Rodless Band Cylinders, Magnetically Coupled Cylinders, Enclosed Mechanically Cable Coupled Cylinders, and Mechanically Cable Coupled Cylinders.

03

03

Right Angle GearBoxes Power Turns at 90 Degrees. W. C. Branham was industry first with Insert-A-ShaftÂŽ right angle hollow bore helical gearboxes that package an all ball bearing configuration in a leak-proof, sealed gearcase and pre-lubricated design, as well as hardcoated aluminum construction. The immediate benefits were achieving higher thrust and radial loads, lower operating temperature for greater efficiency, no leakage, and longer service life. Spiral bevel, Worm and Stainless Steel gearboxes available too.

04

Custom Products We cannot think of a better way to build a stronger relationship with you as one that starts with an idea. Our engineering and manufacturing personnel have the education and experience to give you product insight into your application. We design with the latest 3D CAD software and respond timely. Let us solve your application problem. An

F

am

398 Troy Street | River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: 715.426.2000 | Fax: 715.426.1400

can Comp Ameri any

i ly O

ed

04

w ned an d O p e

ra

t

Email: askwcb@wcbranham.com Web: www.wcbranham.com


Take Control with Cordis E L E C T R O N I C P R E S S U R E R E G U L AT I O N

• Resolution ≤5 mV • Accuracy ±0.25% of full scale • Real-time adjustable PID control • Integrated 0 to 10 VDC, 4-20 mA signal, or 3.3 VDC serial communication

The future of proportional control has arrived— and it’s digital. The Clippard Cordis is a revolutionary microcontroller primed for escape velocity from a proportional control market that has grown stagnant. With unparalleled performance and flexibility not possible with current analog proportional controllers, the Cordis makes everything from calibration, to sensor variety, to future development opportunities more accessible and less complicated.

• 0 to 10 VDC feedback pressure monitor • Virtually silent • No integral bleed required • Multiple pressure ranges from vacuum to 150 psig • 2.7 to 65 l/min flow control

Precise, Linear Digital Pressure Control Contact your distributor today to learn more about how the Cordis can provide precise, real-time control for your application, or visit clippard.com to request more information.

877-245-6247 CINCINNATI • BRUSSELS • SHANGHAI

Profile for Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc.

Fluid Power Journal March 2020  

Fluid Power Journal March 2020