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Posted on February 27, 2024

Aerospace Exploration Unveiled: The Rare Solar Eclipse of 2024

On April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will grace North America, traveling from Mexico’s Pacific coast and making its way northeast, crossing the U.S. from Texas to Maine. The celestial phenomenon will also cast its shadow over the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Posted on February 23, 2024

How and Where are Push-to-Connect Fittings Used

Push-to-Connect fittings are typically made of a glass reinforced thermoplastic or nickel-plated brass. They are commonly used with polyurethane or nylon tubing. However, some applications using brass Push-to-Connect may call for brass tubing and provide excellent leak-free and secure connections for gas, air or liquid flow line pneumatic applications. They are available in both Imperial and Metric sizes. Additionally, stainless steel Push-to-Connect fittings are used in special applications requiring increased durability, while providing good corrosion

Posted on February 20, 2024

Hydraulic Systems in the Manufacturing Industry: 8 Equipment Examples

Hydraulic systems are found in equipmentat virtually every manufacturing facility, from operating robots, forging presses and packaging machinery to powering conveyors.

Energyis transferred through hydraulic hoses, tubes, and pipes all connected by hydraulic fittings or flanges.The power within a hydraulic system is regulated by actuators and valves which apply fluidpressure to operate manufacturing equipment.

In most applications a pump pushes hydraulic fluid through the system, passing through fittings, hoses,and control valves to createpressure thatoperatesa cylinder. The cylinder rod then converts hydraulic energy into mechanical energy to create movement of equipment parts or components, such as the arm on a large pick and place robot or ram on a forging press.

Posted on February 14, 2024

Hydraulic Systems: 2023 Recap & 2024 Forecast in Regulatory Landscape

The year 2023 witnessed a notable shift marked by the increased integration of advanced technologies. In this blog, we aim not only to briefly recap the year but also to delve into the reasons behind the surge in electrification in 2024—a trend that has significantly impacted various industries.As electrification undergoes further evolution, significant transformations in machinery are on the horizon, directly impacting daily life. This blog will examine key aspects, including stricter emission standards, the transition towards electrification, effects on traditional hydraulic equipment and the broader environmental implications associated with this transformative trend.

Posted on January 24, 2024

14 Steps to Ensure a Leak-Free Hydraulic System

Hydraulic systems are the backbone of various equipment in many industries. In manufacturing, they drive the equipment that makes everything from car parts to appliances and components for oil and gas extraction. Properly maintaining hydraulic fittings, hoses, valves, pumps and cylinders is essential to ensure reduced downtime and equipment service life.

Posted on January 17, 2024

Tips for Maintaining Hydraulic Fittings, Hose & Components in the Cold

Protecting hydraulic components from cold weather conditions is crucial. Hydraulic fittings, hoses and other components can become brittle, seize up or clogged during the frigid winters. On oil & gas equipment in North Dakota, oil rigs in the North Sea, or construction equipment in upstate New York, keeping your hydraulic components from freezing temperatures is crucial. In cold weather conditions, hydraulic lines and reservoirs must be insulated to maintain the components’ rated temperatures. Furthermore, fittings can become clogged if the fluid is viscous, though hydraulic fittings themselves can withstand very cold temperatures, whereas: 

  • Brass fittings are rated at -325°F (-198°C)
  • Carbon steel can withstand -65°F (-54°C)
  • Stainless steel fittings are suitable as low as -425°F (-254°C)
Posted on January 15, 2024

6 Hydraulic Industry Trends: a Year in Review

The hydraulic equipment industry covers components such as valves, fittings, hoses, pumps, motors, cylinders, filters and accumulators. End-use industries comprise primarily of aerospace and defense, automotive, machine tools, material handling, hydraulic presses, shipbuilding, construction, oil and gas, agriculture, forestry and plastics.

Posted on January 12, 2024

The Impact of Sustainability on Hydraulic Solutions in 2024

Looking back at 2023, sustainability and eco-friendliness have risen as key influences across various industries, and the hydraulics sector reflects this trend. Withenvironmental concerns regarding energy usage and resource consumption, the hydraulic industry confronts rising demands to embrace sustainable technologies and practices. These initiatives aim to decrease emissions, minimize waste and reduce environmental impact throughout the entire product life cycle.

In this blog post, we delve into the significant advancements and trends possibly shaping hydraulic solutions in 2024. These developments are driven by the industry's heightened focus on adopting green initiatives that resonate on a worldwide scale.

Posted on December 19, 2023

Keys Roles: Aerospace Hydraulics and Aerodynamics of Santa's Sleigh

In an ever-changing world, where reliability and precision are crucial, aerospace hydraulics remain a staple for efficient operations in aircraft. As the holiday season nears, now is a perfect time to talk about the indispensable role of aerospace hydraulics and the aerodynamics of Santa's sleigh. After all, there's one reindeer at the front, eight behind him and a wide sleigh at the back. Much like the shape of a rocket.
Posted on December 19, 2023

Hydraulics in Mega Snowplows and Other Essential Snow Equipment

Winter presents significant challenges in regions with moderate to heavy snowfall-- not only on roads and highways, but airports and rail lines are usually the most difficult for snow removal. In these areas, the operation of mega snowplows and other essential equipment is critical for the functioning of our transportation. Hydraulics, while often overlooked, play a pivotal role in powering these machines and enable them to operate effectively in harsh environments.
Posted on December 13, 2023

Vital Roles of Aerospace Hydraulics in Ensuring Holiday Travel Safety

As the holiday season approaches, millions of people are preparing to travel by air to visit family and friends. During this busy travel period, the safety of airline passengers depends significantly on the proper functioning of essential equipment like hydraulics systems on aircraft. Aerospace hydraulics play a vital yet often overlooked role in ensuring safe and reliable holiday air travel.

Posted on December 07, 2023

Twelve Days of Manufacturing From Brennan Industries

In the manufacturing melody, each element plays a unique role. From efficiency to quality commitment, consistency, safety and innovation, every note contributes and is heard. Brennan's global presence and achievements resonate like a festive tune. Celebrate the holidays with our rhythmic success by enjoying this blog post on the 12 days of manufacturing.
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