Kawasaki K3VLS Hydraulic Pump Provides High Efficiency and Responsive Regulator Control

The Kawasaki K3VLS medium-duty hydraulic pump (series K3VLS65, K3VLS85 and K3LS105) is a highly energy-efficient swash plate axial piston pump used for load sensing in various hydraulic systems. This hydraulics pump, available through Advanced Fluid Systems, is ideal for machine and equipment used in construction, agricultural and other industrial vehicles and mobile applications. The K3VLS… Read more »

Advanced Fluid Systems Names Robert Billingham Marketing Director

Advanced Fluid Systems (AFS) announced today that Robert Billingham, who brings 20 years of B2B marketing communications experience, has joined our team as Marketing Director. Billingham will be responsible for developing and implementing the AFS marketing strategy including brand positioning, campaigns, digital and social media and PR. The addition further advances AFS’ strategic growth goals as a… Read more »

A Successful Filtration Solution

Saves downtime and the bottom line. Glatfelter, a producer of high-quality paper products for over 150 years, utilizes hydraulics and hydraulic lubrication throughout their paper production lines. Glatfelter’s humble beginnings originated in Spring Grove Pennsylvania as a small paper mill processing 1,500 pounds of linen rags to create newsprint paper. Since then, the company has… Read more »

Optimize Your Moog Valve Performance

An Opportunity to Update Your Process with The Best Valve in The Market – For First Time or Existing Moog Customers The Moog Return-To-Productivity Program gives customers who may rely on older or obsolete valves a higher level of maintenance and repair at a value price. This program provides excellent value for new customers who… Read more »

Engineering Support within a Third World Nation

Hydraulic systems aboard dredges were in poor operating condition. In late 2013 Ellicott Dredges committed to supplying dredging equipment to the Bangladesh Water Development Board. This was in response to the Bangladesh Government’s master plan to rebuild and improve its waterways. Bangladesh is a great delta formed by the alluvial deposits of the three mighty Himalayan Rivers:… Read more »

Using Pneumatics to control Hydraulics

Safety and speed of pneumatic operation with the accuracy and controllability of hydraulics. Air controlled hydraulic pressure control valve uses an external pneumatic pressure control signal to proportionally and/or remotely control hydraulic pressure. Air controlled pressure controls provide the same function/performance as hydro-mechanical or electro-mechanical controls, but are adjusted by a controlled air pressure rather… Read more »

Vertically Mounted Lubrication Unit

High pressure (hydrostatic) lubrication for a trunnion bearing Trunnion bearings are very specialized bearing mechanisms. Sometimes, a shaft not only has to rotate, but the assembly connected to the shaft has to rotate as well. Other times, the shaft (trunnion) has to be free to move around in circular motions. A specially designed bearing allows for… Read more »

Configure Hard-to-Reach Hydraulic Valves with a Smartphone

The Problem: Imagine the challenges of an offshore dredging operation: floating in a sea of corrosive liquid; isolated and basically self-contained; and with the hydraulic systems located in a dark, noisy, hot, cramped engine room far from the equipment it controls. These are conditions Woodworth “Woody” Draughon and Assistant Captain Scott Evans face while running… Read more »