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Hydraulics & Pneumatics Features

The other side of the compressed air story

Compressed air, whilst utilising a ‘free’ working fluid, is one of the highest energy-consuming utilities found in today’s industrial premises. Having spent 30 years in the energy field reviewing many industrial applications, Tony Baldwin CEMI, Energy & Resource Specialist, SMC Pneumatics UK Ltd, says that his first step most commonly involves looking at the generation and distribution of compressed air.

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More efficient pumps easily achieved with new wear rings

Independent tests by a pump manufacturer prove corrosion-free Vesconite Hilube wear rings safely allow reduced running clearances and improve pump efficiency.

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Engineering expertise from Eaton Hydraulics UK keeps the blades turning

For more than two decades, a global customer of Eaton has supplied hydraulics and cooling systems to wind turbine manufacturers. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the risks it posed in Mexico, the Reynosa plant was forced to close.

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Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future

Industry 4.0 needs intelligent systems and technologies with built-in sensing and communication. This requirement is creating a new spirit of innovation in the pneumatic sector.

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