Loader cranes: Articulating technology

Typifying the current boom in the loader crane market is Dutch manufacturer Hyva which extended its range of hydraulic loader cranes with three new models at the end of 2017. The new models are the HC951, HC1151 and HC1651, rated at 95, 115 and 165 tonne-metres, respectively. Typical applications are in the rental service sector for multi-purpose loading activities with specialist driver-operators, explained Davide Catellani, Hyva director, cranes. “They also meet the requirements for heavy equipment and materials lifting in the oil and gas, mining, logistics, defence and construction sectors,” Catellani continued.

All three new cranes have continuous slewing with two slewing motors, the Liftrod Articulating System (LAS) for constant capacity through the radius range and the Extra Extension Speed (EES) and Smart Extension Sequence functions for faster operating speed, shorter load cycle times, and more precise and safer operation, Hyva said.

Another feature of the design is an integral base that allows the crane to be mounted directly to the truck chassis, reducing height and lowering the centre of gravity. As an example, the HC1151 with eight hydraulic extensions has a reach of 19.52 metres. Included is an automatic lubrication system to simplify maintenance and help maximise resale value.

In Sweden, buoyed by the success of its ePTO electric plug-in-system and Moffett E-series electric truck-mounted forklifts, on-road load handling equipment provider Hiab has continued focusing on maximising the eco-efficiency of its loader cranes. At the end of 2017 it launched the cyclone oil tank which, it claims, reduces oil usage, weight, space and running costs. “The patented technology introduces a new generation of efficient hydraulic oil tanks,” says Joakim Andersson, Hiab senior vice president, loader cranes. “The tank uses a cyclone system to remove air from the hydraulic oil returning to the tank, which is up to ten times more efficient than standard systems. The technology allows oil to be circulated and filtered more often, so that the size of the tank can be reduced. So, for example, instead of the 250 or 300 litre oil tank you would expect to find on a standard truck mounted with a loader crane, we can now fit a 100 litre cyclone tank. This reduced size and weight allows the truck to reduce its fuel consumption and lower its carbon dioxide emissions by up to 600 kg a year. The tank size and weight reduction also gives additional cargo capacity, plus the advantages of lower oil usage of up to 60 per cent, and a more durable hydraulic system, so operating costs are reduced too.”

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Hydraulic Position and Motion Control Solutions 

This 32-page catalog gives you everything you need to know about hydraulic position and motion control solutions for tilting, latching, leveling, and stabilizing systems in both on- and off-highway applications. Products include hydraulic stabilization legs, landing gear systems, cab tilt systems, cylinders, and cab suspension systems. All components are built to ISO 9001 standards to meet the strict demands of customers in the construction, mining, oil & gas, military, and fire & rescue markets.

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A boost to swing torque: Cat unveils two new forestry machines 

Caterpillar has announced the launch of two new Cat forestry machine models — the 548 and the 548 LL — with increased horsepower, swing torque, lift capacity and tractive effort.

The new Cat forest machines are versatile, purpose-built track machines that can be customized to perform a complete range of tasks for forestry operations and contractors.

The Cat 548 forestry excavator is configured for forestry tasks ranging from road building and site preparation to processing logs roadside or at a landing. The Cat 548 LL is configured as a log loader and can perform log handling tasks, such as shovel logging, loading, power clam/butt-n-top applications and millyard activities.

The machines are equipped with an enhanced hydraulic system to deliver more power. Upsized pumps, the layout of components, and back-to-back main control valve all optimize hydraulic oil flow.

The hydraulic updates enable the 548 and 548 LL engine to run at a lower steady state rpm while maximizing power. Operating at a lower rpm saves fuel and lowers operating costs.

At the same time, the Tier 4 Final engine and features like a variable pitch fan, variable power modes, automatic engine speed control, one-touch idle and boom and stick regeneration valves also assist with fuel conservation. With automatic engine speed control, the machines will revert automatically to a lower idle speed when there is a lull in operation. Regeneration valves minimize oil required from the pump to maximize efficiency.

The 548 and 548 LL are powered by a Cat 204 hp C7.1 ACERT engine with increased horsepower that maintains maximum performance under load.

Strong hydraulic horsepower allows the 548 and 548 LL to handle a variety of work tools.

An almost 20 per cent boost in swing torque, depending on the model, provides more power to move trees, increasing production and efficiency. Heavy lift mode and other updates enable greater lift capacity to handle larger payloads with improved control, and tractive effort has improved by as much as 13 per cent to allow efficient manoeuvring when working away from the road.

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Global Hydraulic Cylinder Market 2017-2025

Hydraulic cylinders, also known as hydraulic pumps, are sub-assemblies used in hydraulic power transfer systems. Hydraulic cylinders help transfer power in applications ranging from construction equipment to aviation. These cylinders are an assembly of several components, namely the barrel; cylinder caps and head; piston, which can be double acting or single acting; piston rod; seals; and rings.

These cylinders are connected within the hydraulic system to form a continuous hydraulic circuit. Hydraulic cylinders are available in several configurations and functions; each is suited for a particular application. They can also be used to selectively resist the linear motion under heavy loads. Hence, these cylinders can be used in various applications.

Uninterrupted demand in industries where hydraulic systems play a vital role is the primary factor driving the hydraulic cylinder market. Irreplaceability of hydraulic systems in construction equipment, aviation, infrastructure, and manufacturing is anticipated to augment the hydraulic cylinder market. Furthermore, rapid industrialization and infrastructural development in developing nations are estimated to propel the hydraulic cylinder market. Growth in civil and military aviation in developing nations such as India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brazil is projected to drive the demand for hydraulic cylinder in aerospace applications. However, hydraulic systems and cylinders are usually bulky and messy in operation. They make the entire system or equipment heavy and large. Thus, several efforts are being made to either make them clean and compact or to find other alternate systems altogether. Hydraulics are substituted with pneumatics and electromechanical systems in several applications where cleanliness is imperative. These include food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and medical. However, for heavy and sturdy operations there are potentially no other alternatives.

Based on the function of these cylinders, the hydraulic cylinder market can be bifurcated into single acting and double acting. The double acting segment can be further divided into single rod ended and double rod ended. In terms of type, the market can be segmented into plunger cylinders, telescopic cylinders, cable cylinders, diaphragm cylinders, and others. Each type finds niche use in particular applications. Based on application, the hydraulic cylinder market can be classified into mobile systems and stationary systems. Within mobile systems, the market can be sub-divided into construction equipment, aviation, marine, and others. The stationary systems segment can be sub-segmented into industrial machinery, infrastructure, and others. In terms of geography, the global hydraulic cylinder market can be classified into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America and Europe are the major regions of the global hydraulic cylinder market, led by the presence of key construction equipment manufacturers such as Caterpillar and JCB. Asia Pacific is also a prominent region of the hydraulic cylinder market owing to the rise in industrialization and infrastructure growth. Demand for hydraulic cylinders is high in developed nations such as Germany, the U.S., Japan, France, and the U.K. Demand for hydraulic cylinders in industries such as construction equipment, industrial machine, aviation, and agricultural equipment is increasing at a fast pace in developing nations and regions such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Major players operating in the global hydraulic cylinder market include Parker Hannifin Corp, Caterpillar, Eaton Corporation, Dantal Hydraulics, Bailey International, and Enerpac Corp. These companies hold significant share of the hydraulic cylinder market. Thus, the hydraulic cylinder market experiences intense competition.
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Aircraft Hydraulic System Market Study 2017 is set for Global Lead with Immense Development Trends by 2022

The Aircraft Hydraulic System industry inquires about report with the detailing of the supply, creation, and market status completely. Generation pieces of the overall industry and deals pieces of the pie are broken down alongside the investigation of limit, creation, and income. A few different factors, for example, import, trade, net edge, value, cost, and utilization are likewise investigated under the area Analysis of Aircraft Hydraulic System generation, supply and market status.

Aircraft Hydraulic System Market report gives a top to bottom examination of the market as far as income and developing business sector patterns. This report additionally incorporates a forward examination and figures for different market fragments and all geological regions. The Aircraft Hydraulic System industry inquires about report investigations the supply, deals, creation, and market status completely. Generation pieces of the overall industry and deals pieces of the pie are broken down alongside the investigation of limit, creation, deals, and income.

Following are the Major Key Players of Aircraft Hydraulic System Market:

• United Technologies Corporation• Parker Hannifin Corporation• Safran S.A.• Eaton Corporation PLC• Liebherr-International AG• Woodward; Inc.• Triumph Group; Inc.• Moog Inc.• Arkwin Industries Inc.• Beaver Aerospace and Defense

The Key objectives of this report are:

To analyse the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions.
Focuses on the key Aircraft Hydraulic System players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future.
Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyse the market competition landscape, SWOT
The Aircraft Hydraulic System market report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. Aircraft Hydraulic System market report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenarios.

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As the newest member of SANY’s mini excavator family, the SY26U, is specially designed to meet higher requirements in urban construction, agricultural application, landscaping, and other applications. Targeting the U.S., European, and Australian markets, SANY America invited local clients to take a test drive at SANY’s factory in order to get detailed feedback for further improvements.

SANY mini excavator SY26U

Test Drive Lets Clients Know More

Seeing is believing. SANY America recently organized an “Open House” event, inviting clients to take a test drive at SANY’s factory in the U.S.

Victae and Monkes, who are SANY’s dealers in the U.S, were very satisfied with SY26U’s digging force and speed after they tried the mini excavator. “The SANY’s staff told me that SY26U’s bucket digging force is 24.3kN and max arm digging force is 14.2kN, which makes the machine very powerful and able to load more soil or materials at a time. Its swing speed is 10 rpm and max travel speed is 4.5km/h, which means that the SY26U helps drive our construction projects to be completed ahead of schedule,” Victae said.

Tom is a dealer for machine rentals. He focused on SY26U’s engine and operation performance. “SY26U’s Yanmar engine ensures its reliability in tough working conditions. The eco-friendly Tier 4 Final engine can produce more power. The advanced SLSS hydraulic system, the optimal power control and the work mode selection greatly improve the machine’s efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.” Tom said that high efficiency and low fuel consumption are the greatest concerns for equipment renters and that the SY26U will perfectly meet his clients’ needs.

Shipped New Machines For Dealers to Try
To let more clients experience SANY’s products, SANY America shipped three SY26Us to three American dealers located in Salt Lake City, Long Beach, and Silverdale. Their clients and the local professional excavator operators gave their thumbs up to these brand-new machines.

Mike, a client of the dealer KTE, purchased a SY26U mini excavator after he took a test drive. “The machine’s operation is easy and comfortable. It has a large-sized display screen showing the machine’s condition and optional attachments. Its TOPS/FOPS certified cab guarantees safe operation. SY26U’s broad view and shock-absorbing mechanical suspension seat make the machine comfortable to operate.” He added that the easy maintenance of the mini excavator was also a key factor for him. “It has a large engine hood, which is easy to open and enables me to easily complete daily maintenance. In addition, all key parts are placed in the back of the excavator, including the air filter, oil filter, water separator, oil dipstick, expansion tank, and oil filling mouth, greatly facilitating maintenance.”



Extended oil change intervals for Hyster trucks

Hyster Big Trucks has extended hydraulic oil change intervals, hoping to enhance uptime and reduce total cost of ownership.

Hydraulic oil is important for the upkeep and protection of the Big Truck hydraulic system including cylinders, wet brakes, valves and hydraulic components.

Changing the hydraulic oil can be an expensive part of periodic maintenance, not only in costs of the oil itself, but also the parts and labour involved in the process, and the associated downtime.

Together with partner, Shell, an oil condition monitoring service called Shell LubeAnalyst is available for Hyster Big Trucks which can help to extend the hydraulic oil change interval from 3,000 to 10,000 hours (on the condition of positive oil sampling results).

This service is meant to be particularly beneficial for operations where the hydraulic oil quantity that needs to be changed can be up to 850 litres.

Sampling hydraulic oil using Shell LubeAnalyst could help to identify potential oil or component problems before they become critical.

The system provides a report, containing a detailed sample analysis, with actions and recommendations to maintain or improve the oil condition.

This helps operations to reduce costs, through preventing potential damage, scheduling maintenance in advance, and reducing downtime.

Oil condition reports are available via email, or can be downloaded online, in 20 different languages.

Through field testing with Shell LubeAnalyst, specialists from Hyster Europe discovered that it is possible to achieve an estimated cost reduction of up to 67% over a 10,000-hour period (not including the labour cost or the downtime cost involved).

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Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Market future market trends, revenue, application & scope to 2022

Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Market report 2018-2022 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Hydraulic Hose and Fittings industry. The report analysis the global market of Hydraulic Hose and Fittings by key manufactures and geographic regions. The report includes Hydraulic Hose and Fittings definitions, product type, applications and industry chain structure, development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development and import/export status.

For key manufacturers, company profiles, product analysis, shipment, ASPs, revenue, market shares and contact information are included. For industry chain, upstream raw materials, equipment, and downstream demand analysis are also carried out. Finally, global and major regions Hydraulic Hose and Fittings industry forecast is offered.

About hydraulic hose and fittings
Hydraulic systems use pipe or tubes to transmit the energy produced by the hydraulic fluid. Hoses are responsible for transmission of fluid or fluid power within a hydraulic system under high-pressure conditions and require proper connection of the fittings to the hydraulic system.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Market to grow at a CAGR of 4.73% during the period 2018-2022.

Key information related to the Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Market major vendors provided in the report:

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Reduce Vibration and Avoid Stiction in Seals in stick-slip motion hydraulic applications

Seals run smoothly in most stick-slip motion hydraulic applications, especially when the piston rad has a surface finish that retains a light film of oil. However, with little or no rod lubrication, stick-slip motion (stiction) between the seal and the piston rod can cause vibration or noise.

Stick-slip, in general, can be described as two surfaces first adhering to and then sliding over each other, with a corresponding change in the friction force. When applied to a seal, stick-slip occurs at low velocities or when a large change in friction force occurs relative to a small change in velocity, as may be found in hydraulic cylinders, often after a period of rest.

Stick-slip is not always a big issue, but sometimes it can significantly degrade performance. Potentially, it can cause damage, such as cracks in steel work and strength loss, and even health problems for operators. Typically, this can be the case in lightweight hydraulics, industrial robots, mobile cranes, and lifting equipment. We look at solutions to combat stick-slip to lower vibration as well as to create damping solutions.

The peripheral conditions affecting friction in the contact area of a dynamic seal are complex. These include the structure of the counter (piston rod) surface in combination with the lubricating fluid, the design and the material of the seal, and the operating conditions. For example, temperature affects oil viscosity, while also influencing the modulus of the seal material. Over time, changes will also occur to the surface roughness values at the contact areas and, when combined, these factors directly influence the friction behavior of the seal.

Selecting the Seal Material

Many seal materials exhibit elastic behavior, which enhances their performance due to contact forces that ensure sealing effectiveness. Selecting the appropriate material in terms of its elastic properties can normally compensate for cycling pressures or even deflections. To extend a seal’s capabilities to damping, it is not necessary to develop new materials, but to use existing compounds and seal geometries differently.

Transferring the principle of a spring and a damper to the application of hydraulic seals, we first have to consider the values of the elastomeric materials, including the ratio between the loss and the storage modulus during elongation and tension. These characteristic values can be used to describe the damping properties of the material; on the one hand the stored energy and, on the other, the absorbed energy created by the relative movement of the molecular chains.

In the case of stick-slip at the sealing contact area, micro-movements can be controlled by making good use of the damping characteristics of an elastomeric material to eliminate vibration and noise. Seemingly simple, the solution proposed was a damping disc combined with proven seal designs. To understand how this works, a review of the testing process is necessary.

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Aircraft Hydraulic System Market segmentation by Product, Key Highlights, Strength Assessment, Opportunity Assessment by 2023

Aircraft Hydraulic System Market Segmentation Report provides most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation and future outlook for Aircraft Hydraulic System Market. The report contains a granular analysis of the present industry situations, market demands, opportunities, future roadmap, competitive landscape and discusses major trends.

Aircraft Hydraulic System segment is expected to grow with a high CAGR during the forecast period 2013 to 2023. A detailed qualitative analysis of the factors responsible for driving and restraining growth of the Aircraft Hydraulic System market and future opportunities are provided in the report.

Some of the key players profiled in the report include: United Technologies Corporation, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Safran S.A., Eaton Corporation PLC, Liebherr-International AG, Woodward, Inc., Triumph Group, Inc., Moog Inc., Arkwin Industries Inc., Beaver Aerospace & Defense,

Market Segment by Regions, this Aircraft Hydraulic System market report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Aircraft Hydraulic System Market from 2013 to 2023 (forecast), like: North America, Europe, China, Japan, Rest APAC, Latin America.

Global Aircraft Hydraulic System Market: Type Segment Analysis (Consumption Volume, Average Price, Revenue, Market Share and Trend 2013-2023):

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