Archive for April, 2015

New Test Developed for Hydraulic Rod Seals

Seal manufacturer offers proof their products offer the best protection for hydraulic equipment. Hydraulic seals are an extremely important part of any hydraulic system. They keep fluids in and contaminants out. Naturally, when purchasing seals you want to have every confidence that you are buying a quality product that will deliver the protect you expect….

Posted on April 30, 2015

What is “Dieseling” in Hydraulic Cylinders?

Learn how to prevent one common cause of hydraulic cylinder failure. If you operate any kind of hydraulic equipment, it is important to be familiar with the many problems that can interfere with the proper performance of various hydraulic components within the system. This certainly includes dieseling of the hydraulic cylinders. What is Dieseling? The…

Posted on April 29, 2015

Students Design Fluid Power Bicycles

Parker Hannifin’s Chainless Challenge event encourages students to experiment with fluid power. Fluid power has an amazing range of possible applications, but you have probably never heard of a hydraulic bicycle before. The 9 teams of college students that competed in Parker Hannifin’s Chainless Challenge earlier this month probably hadn’t either. The students were challenged…

Posted on April 27, 2015

Pump Malfunction Causes Big Losses at LA Waterworks

Recent news story is a cautionary tale for anyone with aging industrial hydraulic equipment. Earlier this month, a pump malfunction at a Los Angeles County waterworks facility caused the loss of 82,000 gallons of precious clean water. Considering that 82,000 gallons is approximately equivalent to one year’s worth of clean water for one Californian, this…

Posted on April 25, 2015