Posts Categorized: Informational

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 »

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 »

When is a Purchase Order NOT a Purchase Order

Incidents of fraudulent orders being placed for goods and services. We break from the standard hydraulic industry news to help shed some light a serious issue. Most companies are aware of credit card fraud and what to look out for when receiving orders from person(s) using stolen cards. But what happens when you receive a… 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 »

ISO Certification Announcement

Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification Advanced Fluid Systems is proud to announce that we are now ISO 9001:2015 certified. To become ISO 9001:2015 certified, Advanced Fluid Systems underwent an evaluation process that included: quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances, all of which… Read more »

Understanding ISO Codes

Get to know the particulate numbers. In a hydraulic system, “ ISO codes are used to quantify levels of particulate contamination present per milliliter of fluid at 3 different micron sizes. The three different micron sizes are as follows, 4 microns, 6 microns and 14 microns. The ISO code is expressed as three numbers. Each… Read more »

Patrick Ryan Joins the AFS Team

Advanced Fluid Systems would like to welcome our newest Sales Engineer, servicing the Connecticut, Lower New York and Long Island areas. Patrick is a Mechanical Engineer who joins AFS from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. where he served as a Product Engineer where he managed all engineering activities for all layout hand tools including levels,… Read more »

Understanding Filter Beta Ratios

Calculating a filter’s particulate removal efficiency. Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of any hydraulic system. Fortunately, a hydraulic system can operate for many years with proper filtration techniques and testing. A high quality hydraulic filter is the first line of defense for your fluid’s health. (figure 1) How do you choose a quality filter element?  How can… Read more »


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