Posts Tagged: Engineering

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 »

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 »

AFS Team Succeeds on Short Deadline

Custom Built Hydraulic Power Unit in a Week Tuesday. It started with a phone call late on a Tuesday afternoon. A new customer in Tennessee reached out to us to build a Custom Hydraulic Power Unit. Not an unusual request for AFS. AFS went into action. The request went from our customer service department to… Read more »

Advanced Fluid Systems is an Authorized AVENTICS Distributor

Aventics Products

Did you know that AFS is a AVENTICS distributor? It’s been a year since Advanced Fluid Systems began engineering solutions using and selling AVENTICS products. Formally Bosch Rexroth Pneumatics, AVENTICS has taken a highly-regarded line of products and made it better. In early 2014 an investment group purchased the pneumatic unit of Bosch Rexroth. The… Read more »

Moving the world’s largest glass doors

Us Bank Stadium

  40,000 tons hydraulically controlled. US Bank Stadium, the largest public works project in Minnesota’s history plays host to the Minnesota Vikings and other sporting and entertainment events. Overall, this stadium at 1.75 million square feet is nearly twice the size of the old Metrodome. The stadium’s contemporary design includes a metal skin, transparent flexible… Read more »


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