08-14-2018 “Everyone is talking about the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT – lots of companies are looking to take advantage of it,” reports Andreas Kliewe, Manager Application & Specification at Aventics. But when it comes to realizing this potential, many companies are just getting started. This is exactly where we come in. Users can simply
08-13-2018 Custom valve manifolds traditionally take several days or even weeks to get to the end customer. The ES05 requires fewer components and is simple to assemble, allowing Hydrotech, Inc., an Authorized AVENTICS supplier & distributor, to stock what is needed to quickly assemble and test exactly what you need - in as little as one business
08-13-2018 With its Gripper 5000 series of premium grippers, Zimmer Group introduces a completely new line of premium grippers that sets new standards in terms of performance and design in handling and automation technology. These truly universal grippers are available with either pneumatic or electric drive. The electric versions not only hold their own
08-10-2018 Manufacturing is evolving. Companies are looking to be more efficient through the utilization of data and connected components to optimize production processes. Taking the first step towards Industry 4.0 can seem like a daunting process and massive undertaking, but it doesn't have to be! With over 50 years of industry expertise, dedicated
08-10-2018 The SKF 85307 lubrication controller provides confidence that machinery is receiving proper lubrication. Equipped with both visual and audible fault notifications, the unit’s three-digit LED displays easy-to-identify codes so that lubrication system issues can be addressed quickly and efficiently.
06-07-2018 The AutoFilt® RF3 is an automatic self-cleaning filtration system designed for continuous maintenance-free filtration for all major manufacturing and processing industries. It removes solid contamination from low viscosity fluids such as
06-06-2018 The PKS 3000 Series Air/Air Heat Exchangers use Pfannenberg’s next generation Kinetic Cooling System™ to exchange and remove heat from an electrical enclosure. This is a perfect solution for those looking to reduce the energy, maintenance and footprint associated with traditional enclosure cooling units. Designed for indoor, outdoor/remote
06-05-2018 Many customers use the Aventics Cushioning Adjustment Tool (CAT) to simplify cylinder cushioning adjustment. Aventics has now launched a CAT app to help customers better identify when the optimal state has been reached.
06-04-2018 One way both human and robot operators are improving efficiency in the workplace is by backlighting conveyor systems. As the name infers, a light is usually installed behind a translucent conveyor belt and this creates a contrast between the belt and the product being conveyed. This makes it easier to see what’s on the belt and is essential
06-04-2018 WITTENSTEIN, a leading global manufacturer of motion control products, servo systems and mechatronic systems, announced it is expanding its renowned Galaxie® system product line to include more sizes, a hypoid version and a new ultra-flat version.
04-13-2018 Cincinnati State’s Lab equipment used by students studying Hydraulics & Pneumatics have been in use for over 20 years by thousands of students and the equipment started to show its age. Hydrotech, Inc. along with the leading industry component manufacturer Bosch Rexroth wanted to change this.
03-30-2018 The aim of near dry machining is to replace traditional coolant and pure oil flood systems in a machining environment with an accurately controlled compressed air stream that carries minimal quantities of oil lubrication in an "aerosol" format to the cutting surface. This ensures lubrication of the cutting surface and allows for..
03-29-2018 As an interactive communication platform ActiveCockpit processed and visualized production data in real time. ActiveCockpit networked IT applications such as production planning, quality data management and e-mailing with the software functionality of machines and plants. The information is the basis for decisions and...
01-29-2018 The IndraDrive ML extends the IndraDrive series into the upper power range: individually up to 500 kW, connected in parallel up to 8 devices and up to 4 MW. These space-saving, modular inverters are real all-rounders – they can be used as a mains power inverter or as a motor inverter. This minimizes the variants, simplifies handling and...
03-28-2018 This was a Hydraulic system that we designed for a customer of ours who is a builder of Cutting Presses, to serve the Automotive, Carpet, and Home Cleaning Products markets, to name a few. The noise level specification below 75 dba is fast becoming a prevalent requirement, as manufacturers increase their focus on...
03-26-2018 Power units are primarily the functional drive unit for a hydraulic application. To be successful in designing or sizing a power unit, the designer must know what will be driven, and in what sequence. Additionally, the size, the number of actuators, volumes and the...
03-26-2018 The SPU 2040 is an accumulating pallet recirculation system for cost-effective interlinking, feeding, buffering, positioning and separation of work-pieces in the tightest of spaces with automatic work-piece carrier recirculation. The system’s sturdiness and wide range of variants makes it suitable for
02-09-2018 Network new and existing machines cost efficiently and optimize production processes and product quality: The IoT Gateway makes it easy to connect to Industry 4.0 environments without intervening in the automation logic. The precisely coordinated combination of control hardware and software for implementing IT applications collects ...
02-08-2018 Presses are hard-working machines, and many have been in service for years—some since the early 1950s. As a press ages, problems can occur, and even the most robust of presses will eventually require retrofitting or replacement. The initial symptoms may simply be increased or more frequent downtime while components are replaced. As time goes
02-07-2018 All of HYDAC's Industry 4.0 ready hydraulic systems are fitted with their latest sensor technology that is in-line with Industry 4.0 to create smart machines that are able to self-monitor, self-learn and self-correct. To build a smart system using HYDAC’s level one package, you will require... A Contamination Sensor (CS1000) for counting the
02-06-2018 The four central hydraulic units had been sitting in storage for nearly three years. They had originally been purchased from Hydrotech, Inc. in 1986 to operate several tire curing presses for a major rubber manufacturer. The customer needed more capacity from their one of their facilities. One of the solutions was to bring those old hydraulic units
12-20-2017 One of the world's leading steel & mining companies asked Hydrotech to rebuild and modernize a system critical to the overall production of various steel-based products. The system in question was for the most part a manifold + cylinder combination commonly called a turret cylinder. This was a giant cylinder, much...
12-20-2017 Industry 4.0 changes the rules of the game for manufacturing. Connecting real machines with information technologies and the Internet increases productivity. Companies that use new technologies for Industry 4.0 are more competitive because they produce at lower costs and meet customer needs with more flexibility. One thing is certain: Industry
10-30-2017 Premium performance. Market priced. The new Sun FLeX™ Series Solenoid Valves & Coils launch today! Designed from the ground up for flexibility and better performance in mobile and industrial markets, FLeX features 16 new solenoid-operated valves and three coils. These valves offer superior pressure/flow performance, high reliability, and
10-26-2017 Built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions in mobile and industrial applications, Sun's XMD is a high-powered, electronic control device for electrically operated hydraulic actuators. The XMD is the first..
10-03-2017 WITTENSTEIN's V-Drive Basic, V-Drive Value & V-Drive Advanced deliver best-in-class precision tailored up to 2 arcminutes. Ideal contact conditions and high quality lubricants guarantee more than 95% efficiency throughout a lifespan of more than..
09-12-2017 Hydrotech, Inc. is proud to announce the recognition as a Semi-Finalist for the 18th Annual, 2017 Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards. As a semi-finalist, Hydrotech, Inc. will be further evaluated by an independent panel of judges who will be looking at the breakthroughs and accomplishments that distinguished their business – and the
08-08-2017 The PED sets the standards for the design and fabrication of pressure equipment and other components and assemblies subject to pressure loading. HYDAC’s Accumulator manufacturing facility in Bethlehem, PA has achieved certification of its ...
08-04-2017 It has been touted as one of the more innovative products in recent times, and the possibilities of its application are truly endless. Linear gear rack drives from LEANTECHNIK convert rotation into linear motion and their modular design allows multiple options. The quadrilateral rack with roller bearing drives have a high exact positioning for
06-30-2017 CytroPac is the first compact hydraulic power unit to provide optimized hydraulic performance within such a compact, drop-in ready design. It is ready to be networked with multi-Ethernet and Industry 4.0 connectivity, and is as much as 50%...
06-26-2017 The hydraulics in the system are controlled by two custom-designed Sun Hydraulics manifolds using a range of Sun cartridge valves, including flow control, directional and solenoid-operated valves. The larger of the two manifolds handles the..
06-09-2017 Bosch Rexroth recently has launched the A21 VG 35/45, a compact double pump for closed-circuit applications featuring an efficient back-to-back design that allows for installation in applications with very limited mounting space.
06-09-2017 Robots have long been an indispensable part of the everyday industrial, but in the future more and more people are working directly with robots or are supported by them at work. In order for this human-robot collaboration (HRC) ensure maximum safety, special robots and customized handling components are required. High demands are made both to the
03-17-2017 A hydraulic pump doesn’t fail only when it doesn’t put out the required flow. A pump actually fails once its efficiency falls below its manufacturer’s operating specifications, including overall efficiency. Inefficiency can be caused by reasons too numerous to mention here. Therefore, this discussion will be limited to axial-piston pumps that
03-16-2017 In 1974, ABB introduced the world’s first microprocessor controlled, all-electric industrial robot and kick-started the modern robotics revolution. ABB now has an installed base of more than 250’000 robots worldwide. With the introduction of YuMi, ABB is once again pushing the boundaries of robotic automation by ..
01-30-2017 For #MachineMonday, take a look at NREL's newest Dynamometer capable of testing wind turbines up to 5 megawatts in-capacity. The device exposes the wind turbine's drivetrain and generator—housed in the white nacelle on the left—to the loads and torques that they may experience in the field.
10-19-2016 The "connected factory" and next industrial revolution utilizing intelligent automation technologies will lead to a faster and more flexible production process, greater efficiency of material, and reduction of complexity and downtime by connecting real machines with information and the internet (IoT).
09-29-2016 There's no secret that today's industrial engineer is tasked with a lot...Everything from solution design & product selection to interfacing with customers on specific applications. Sun Hydraulics has definitely kept this fact in mind when developing their online configurators such as QuickDesign that aim to provide a resource for engineers to
08-09-2016 On July 20th 1969, The United States Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. There have been six manned U.S. landings between 1969 and 1972 and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 2013.
07-19-2016 Are you looking for a reliable gripper with an unbeatable price/performance ratio? Well look no further because Zimmer Group has just introduced their brand new Gripper Series GPP1000. Unlike its competition, this highly affordable gripper offers a 100N gripping force in three different strokes, 4mm, 8mm, and 16mm per gripper jaw.
06-17-2016 Aventics is a manufacturer of Pneumatic and Hydraulic products specifically pneumatic cylinders, pressure control valves, and other valve technology. Moving a big manufacturing location to Lexington, KY in June of 2014 is now increasing the ability for fast lead times and superior regional support. There are a few new products in particular however
05-16-2016 Bosch Rexroth is once again developing the most cutting edge technology, which is changing the way our world manufactures and develops products. In the world of manufacturing, specifically the automation sector, all electronically controlled machines need big control cabinets for all of the electrical controls for the machine. This can be very
05-04-2016 In 2014 Bosch Rexroth sold off their Pneumatic business. A new standalone company has been created from the new ownership of the former Pneumatics business unit of Bosch Rexroth. The former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company since the beginning of 2014, whose headquarters is located in Lexington, KY.
04-25-2016 High Country Tek is globally recognized and market leaders in the Hydraulic Fan Drive and the Electric Motor Fan Controller arena. Their wide and proven product range to suit virtually any style or type of cooling application, seamlessly operating with other manufacturer’s controllers or integrating discrete hydraulic pumps, motors or valve
04-25-2016 As the world becomes more and more automated, very complex processes, procedures, and configurations are becoming less burdening, yielding quicker results and making operations more efficient. This is especially true for the industrial world which is rapidly changing.
04-25-2016 Bosch Rexroth and their distributor partners will be hosting a 2-day event in Indianapolis, IN at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The event will be showcasing Bosch Rexroth’s latest technology for your mobile hydraulic applications, addressing product and application information.
04-12-2016 The Zimmer Group, a manufacturer of pneumatic and electrical handling components and systems based out of Germany is expanding its reach into the U.S.A. In doing so they have recently acquired Sommer Automatic, a company that mirrors them who had a fair market share in the U.S.A.
04-12-2016 There has always been cushioning for pneumatic cylinders: preset cushioning and adjustable cushioning. With preset cushioning there is a preset/standard value un-adjustable depending on applications
04-12-2016 They are calling it the 4th industrial revolution. Bosch Rexroth has come out with a new term; Industry 4.0. But what exactly does Industry 4.0 mean? Industry 4.0 is a term encompassing a number of advanced automation, data-exchange, industrial manufacturing technologies, and promoting the computerization of manufacturing.
03-29-2016 If there is anything to know about the aviation industry, “timing is everything”. Everything in the aviation industry works in timely unison. This even goes as far as product development and testing.
01-18-2016 There are three robots that will be sent to collect ore from the ocean's floor — all with different jobs. One chews through the metal-rich chimneys that collect as a result of super hot water coming out of sulfurous vents in the seafloor. The second robot will then come in and use its strength to pulverize rock walls. The third then feeds the
10-27-2015 Technology is a fickle beast. You update one aspect of a process only to learn you need to update another. That was the case for an aluminum foundry after it updated the software for its autonomous guided vehicles.
08-05-2015 Hydrotech, Inc., a Cincinnati-based fluid power and motion automation solutions provider, has donated four brand-new hydraulic training stands to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The training assemblies, valued at $30,000 per unit, will be used by students in Cincinnati State’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technologies program.
07-31-2015 In 2014, executives at Goodyear needed more capacity from their Fayetteville, North Carolina plant. One of the solutions was to bring those old hydraulic units back into use. As each unit can supply four to five presses, that meant up to 20 additional presses could be up and running.
07-27-2015 Hydrotech, Inc., a fluid power and motion automation solutions provider, is about to undergo a 23,000 square foot expansion to its Cincinnati headquarters located in West Chester Township. The expansion is necessary as the company..
04-06-2015 From GE Aviation's website, "The GEnx is the fastest-selling engine in GE Aviation history with more than 1,300 engines on order. Compared to GE's CF6 engine, the GEnx engine offers up to 15 percent better fuel consumption, which translates to 15 percent less CO2. The engine is a giant leap forward in...
03-02-2015 As long as power generation entails CO2 emissions and internal-combustion engines produce exhaust gas, striving to use energy efficiently will help protect the climate. This applies to stationary as well as mobile machines. Together, machine manufacturers, machine users, and Bosch Rexroth can lower energy consumption
03-02-2015 Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Mike DeVore notes that the approximately 200 majors in his program, as well as an equal number of electro-mechanical engineering technology majors, use the lab’s outdated equipment ...