Stäubli has appointed Roger Schnüriger as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Group Executive Committee. He will assume his new role as of June 1, 2023. With Schnüriger, Stäubli is recruiting an experienced manager, who has a strong track record in successfully transforming and developing global finance functions for industrial […]
How can metric fittings provide hydraulic system leak protection?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor We use metric fittings to connect and seal hydraulic valves, pumps or actuators to their respective plumbing in a metric-based circuit. They prevent leaks in hydraulic systems by providing a leak-free seal at the component’s fluid port. There are several types of metric fittings, including compression fittings, flare fittings, bite-type […]
What are the different standards for metric hydraulic fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Several standards for metric hydraulic fittings exist, including DIN 2353, ISO 8434-1, ISO 6149-1, and BS EN ISO 12151-2. Each of these standards has its unique features and specifications, which are essential to know. They ensure that the fittings used in hydraulic systems meet the required standards and are compatible […]
Enhanced hose cover provides protection in harsh environments
Parker’s Critical Protection (CP) hose cover establishes a new standard for preventing hose failure. CP prevents damage to the hose cover by incorporating a patent pending technology that prevents breakage. Other less effective options are used today, but they limit hose flexibility, increase the labor needed to build and install the hose, make routing difficult, […]
How do you install metric fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor There are no secrets here, but installing metric hydraulic fittings depends on the type of fitting being used. You will need several tools to install them. Generally, you will need various wrenches, a hose cutter (if you’re making metric hose assemblies), a deburring tool, and, in some cases, thread sealant. […]
What are metric hydraulic fittings and how do you specify them?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor I vividly remember visiting my stepfather’s auto shop as a kid, where he’d worked on what was primarily American iron. Being the 80s, most vehicles were American-made, so his familiarity with imperial nuts, bolts and tools was understandable. When Japanese cars permeated the market, he was ill-prepared in both knowledge […]
When should you use permanent hose fittings?
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Hose fittings (also called hose ends) are crimped or threaded onto either end of a hydraulic hose assembly and provide the technician with an interface to connect the system’s conduits. Hose end fittings come in two primary styles; field-serviceable screw-on and permanent crimped-on. This article discusses when you should use […]
The case for push-to-connect pneumatic fittings in industrial automation
Contributed by John Joyce • Global Marketing Director, Brennan Industries Industrial automation requires a high level of performance while enhancing safety, saving time, boosting quality, and lowering costs. Pneumatics is used heavily in automation to provide gripping, clamping, pick-and-place, and more. As a result, reliable, efficient, and leak-free systems are imperative. Pneumatic fittings […]
IFPE 2023 wrap-up: Hose Box keeps equipment running with Emergency Hydraulic Kits
If you stopped by the Brennan Industries booth at IFPE 2023, you might have had the same chance I did — to meet Perry Detton, founder of Hose Box. Hose Box has brought to market a series of Emergency Hydraulic Repair Solutions. Hose Box products are targeted for use by end users, such as construction […]
Sun Hydraulics distribution channel now offering Taimi swivel cartridges
Helios Technologies Inc. announced the integration of the Taimi Swivel Cartridges through the distribution channel of its operating company, Sun Hydraulics. The integration provides the expansion of product offerings for Sun’s longstanding sales distribution channels around the globe. The Sun offerings will include O-ring Face Seal (ORFS), British Standard Parallel Pipe (BSPP), and Joint Industry […]