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Posted on November 30, 2021

Material Selection Mistakes Can Lead to Disaster

It’s important to find material that best fits your hydraulic system to ensure safe operation and superior performance. Many factors must be understood before selecting, and those include structural, material properties and environmental impact.

Posted on November 18, 2021

Why Aircraft Service Support is Necessary for Aerospace

We all know that regular maintenance of your aircraft will extend the life and ensure safe performance. But to take preventative measures, you must go through different levels of aircraft service support; and the most important levels pertain to structural and component maintenance. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the maintenance of a hydraulic system and its components.

Posted on November 11, 2021

Global Distribution of Hydraulic Fittings

As we are all aware, current supply chains in virtually all product categories are experiencing severe disruptions, backlogs, and instability due to labor and material shortages, with most U.S. ports bottlenecked to historical proportions.

Posted on November 09, 2021

The Evolution of Aerial Refueling Solutions

Air refueling (AR) is the use of inflight refueling aircraft to keep strike and surveillance aircraft in the air for long periods to observe adversaries, refuel airlifters (delivery of supplies or personnel), and support sustained airstrike operations.

Posted on November 04, 2021

Hydraulic Hose: Color Coding, Ferrules & Skiving

Hydraulics have many uses; from mechanical systems which lift or push heavy objects, to landing gear in an aircraft for moving the wheels into place for cushioning the landing, to operating the bucket on a backhoe. And hydraulic hoses perform a vast number of critical functions in any system, from low to medium to high pressure applications, hoses are the arteries of a hydraulic system.

Posted on October 21, 2021

Customer Experience (CX): Seamless Manufacturer - Distributor Interaction

As We Covered in Part 1 of this Series: What we now refer to as customer experience (CX) enables the collective result of every interaction a business has with its customers to be seamless, such as the interactions between and manufacturer (OEM) and distributor.  Because in most cases the manufacturer’s customer is the distributor, data sharing is imperative to their mutual success.  Leveraging a CX platform allows for the development and implementation of points of contact, or “touchpoints”.   A CX platform monitors those touchpoints for their individual performance in order to constantly improve them, measuring the weight of importance of each, creating, and continuously adjusting the relevant hierarchy of communications.

Posted on October 20, 2021

Data Sharing to Enhance the Customer Experience

With the demands of today’s just-in-time expectations and global markets the manufacturer—distributor relationship is wholly interdependent.  Without manufacturers, distributors would have nothing to sell - without distributors, manufacturers would struggle getting their products to customers.  The relationship between producer and wholesaler/distributor has existed since the agricultural revolution when farmers provided produce and blacksmiths made hardware.  They sold their products at the town grocer and agricultural implements & mechanics’ tools shops (today’s hardware stores) who then sold those products to consumers.

Posted on October 14, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains

Historically when we think of supply chains, we envision routine and predictable procedures that bring product from point A to point B. It’s a perfect and dependable cycle that never ends. Until now. The impact of COVID-19 on supply chains caused unprecedented shutdowns resulting in a break in logistics and supply chain management, such as creating bottlenecks in global supplies.

Posted on October 13, 2021

Hydraulic System Trouble Shooting and Safety Precautions

Approximately 80% to 90% of all hydraulic equipment failures are caused by air or water contamination, or excessive heat.  Faulty pumps, temperature issues and system breaches (loss of fluid pressure most often caused by leaks or burst hydraulic hose) can each be a root cause of contamination.

Posted on September 30, 2021

Maintainable Hydraulic System Design: Redundant Systems

Safe system design and component placement in hydraulics are critical to maintainability and long service life. The proper location of components allows for easy access where they can be readily serviceable. And hydraulic systems are only as good as the components and fluid selection for the application.

Posted on August 25, 2021

Understanding BSP Adaptor Pressure Ratings

As with other fitting types, BSP fittings have such a broad range of applications and are made from a wide variety of materials. In addition to steel, stainless steel, other alloys and brass, BSP thread-style fittings fulfill applications where the materials are cast iron, bronze or plastics, such as PTFE, PVC and nylon.

Posted on August 18, 2021

Understanding BSPP Parallel and BSPT Tapered Threads

BSP threads are derived from British Standard Whitworth (BSW), which is an imperial-unit-based screw thread standard. BSW threads were developed by Joseph Whitworth in 1841 and later adopted as a British standard. The Whitworth thread was the world's first national screw thread standard, which gave wave to the vast popularity of BSP.

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