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Posted on November 29, 2023

GSE Hose: Protecting the Skies from the Ground

GroundSupportEquipment (GSE) services aircraft at commercial airports and air force bases in between flights and during scheduled maintenance. They are also used to perform other tasks around the runway and taxi areas. SAE AIR4286 puts forth policies, procedures and practices required to maintain mobile and fixed ground support equipment at airport passenger and cargo terminals. While ISO 6966 specifies the safety requirements to be considered by manufacturers for the design of aircraft, ground support equipment and military GSE is governed by a variety of GSA Schedules. 

Posted on November 20, 2023

Why You Should Have Regular Hydraulic System Inspections and Maintenance

  Hydraulic systems play an integral role in many industries, including construction, automotive, aerospace and more. By using fluids to build energy, hydraulics have the ability to control machinery that is crucial for industrial processes. Hydraulic systems also require regular inspections to ensure the integrity, safety and service life of the machines. Here are the key reasons you should perform regular hydraulic system inspections and how it can benefit your company.

Posted on November 14, 2023

Stainless Steel Hydraulic Hose Fittings :  Advantages in Your Industry!

Hydraulic fittings play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of a hydraulic hose system, and stainless steel ranks among the most prevalent materials used in a variety of systems. Stainless steel hydraulic fittings are primarily used where the internal media or the external environment is corrosive, offering outstanding durability, strength and safety.
Posted on November 02, 2023

120 Years of Achievement: Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month, recognizing the advancements and achievements in aviation, as well as the contributions of those who have impacted the development of the aviation and aerospace industries.
Posted on October 26, 2023

Hydraulics in Renewable Energy

Hydraulics shape numerous facets of life, especially when converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. Delving into how hydraulics contribute to the advancement of renewable energy provides valuable insights into how hydraulic systems can be harnessed to foster a safer and more environmentally friendly world. First, how are hydraulics used to generate renewable energy?  

Posted on October 19, 2023

When to Know It’s Time to Change Your Hydraulic Fluid

Not Too Early, Not Too Late - Just Right!

Hydraulic systems do not adhere to a specific timeframe for fluid replacement, in contrast to other machinery. Changing the fluid when you feel it is time can harm your equipment, requiring repair time and money. Instead, watch for specific indicators that signal it's time to change your hydraulic fluid. 

Posted on October 13, 2023

13 Hydraulic Fittings You Should Know

Hydraulic fittings connect hose, pipe and tube to components such as hydraulic manifolds, cylinders, various components or other hoses- you already knew that, otherwise you wouldn't be on this blog! BUT did you know the different types and applications of hydraulic and certain pneumatic fittings?
Posted on September 27, 2023

From John Deere to Mahindra: Hydraulic Fittings that Drive Tractors

The term "tractor" is a broad category. There's more than the typical green John Deere tractor we all know so well. Yet John Deere, Caterpillar, Case, Bobcat, Kubota and other OEMs make high horsepower tractors with enclosures, heavy duty ATV's (all-terrain vehicles) and UTV's (utility task vehicles). ATV's and UTV's are often found on farms of any size and frequently used in similar applications to the common tractor. In fact, the most common type of agricultural or farm equipment is the tractor. Followed closely behind byNext in line comes balers, plows, loaders, mowers, planters and sprayers - each of which is towed, pushed or operated by - you guessed it . . . a tractor.

Posted on September 18, 2023

It's Electric! Exploring Electrohydraulic Technology

In today's industrial applications, many processes and technologies have emerged, among which electrohydraulics stand out as particularly advantageous. Electrohydraulics involve the utilization of electricity to transmit signals to different components of a system, enabling precise instructions to be sent to multiple parts of the drive, directing them to execute specific tasks efficiently.
The other half of the technology is a mechanical hydraulic function that moves liquid pressure. Hydraulics can be found in many systems, such as lifts, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, airplanes and much more.

Posted on September 14, 2023

Experiencing Hydraulic Hose Failure from Bursts and Excessive Abrasion?

Hydraulic hose failure is a common occurrence, particularly when not shielded by sleeves, wraps or other hose protection products. Most failures of pressurized hydraulic hose are caused by repeated abrasion, extreme temperatures, excessive UV exposure, improper routing, kinked hoses, tube erosion, fluid incompatibility or inadequate fitting installation and improper hose assembly. Hose failures are often very serious and can cause system failure or personal injury.

Posted on September 12, 2023

6 Things to Consider for Protecting Hydraulic Hose

NAHAD, The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution, has chosen the week of September 10th as Hose Safety Awareness Week. This week is set aside to bring special attention to hose safety and how hydraulic professionals can reexamine safety methods in design, development and application reliability to extend system service life and ensure users of their products are safe.
Posted on August 29, 2023

How Electro-Hydraulic Integration is Transforming Industrial Applications

Thanks to electronic controls and sensors, hydraulics now operates with enhanced efficiency, resulting in improved performance and energy savings. By incorporating electronic controls, hydraulic systems can be monitored, allowing for pre-programmed, automated adjustments in flow and pressure to optimize performance, based on specific application requirements. This electro-hydraulic integration proves highly beneficial in industrial settings where precision is paramount. 

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