Author: Daniel Murray

Smart Bin Technology: No More Inventory Surprises

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One of the greatest challenges in business is operating with the proper stock levels. Too many parts or products equates to additional costs and taxes. Lose track of your stocking levels, and your customers ultimately suffer. Many businesses are turning to Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI. A mixture of hardware and software creates inventory control …

Saving the Work Day: Load-Sensing Valves for Your Heavy Machinery

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Hydraulic systems are the heart of any well-oiled machine. Today’s construction industry cannot operate without the help of actuators, valves and pumps. These veritable workhorses wear down over time, however. They also become outdated compared to newer machines. If you’re an OEM engineer, owner-operator or project manager, any old equipment on the job site equals …

Rotary Actuators: Do You Know These Tech Improvements?

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Rotary actuators are common components in equipment where movement is necessary. In fact, actuators are so common that it’s presumed that everyone knows the basics about them and how they work. Whether you’ve forgotten some of the fundamentals or are just learning, here’s everything you need to know about rotary actuators. The Beginning An actuator …

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Transair® by Parker Hannifin

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Most pipe systems are known for pressure loss, tough installation, and all around limitations that take a toll on your time. It doesn’t matter if you are manufacturing air or have a centralized vacuum system, sometimes the entire system can feel like more of a hindrance than a help. Parker Hannifin has addressed all of …

Five Ways Quick Couplings Can Improve Hose Safety

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The safety of any hose assembly is always in the back of everyone’s mind. The thought of the hose breaking is troubling, not to mention extremely dangerous. Improving the safety of the hose assembly is actually easier to do than you might think, thanks to two words: quick coupling. Believe it or not, a quick coupling …

When To Replace Your Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a specific time limit on your hydraulic hose assembly? There would be no guess work, just mark a date on your calendar and forget about it. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. The good news is knowing when to change out the hose assembly isn’t just a wild stab …

One Big Way to Reduce Operational Costs

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Reducing operating costs is always a hot topic of conversation regardless of business or industry. But, the power generation industry is a good case study. A vast array of challenges can wreak havoc on hydraulic cylinders and send operating costs through the roof. If this sounds familiar, then you should read our product spotlight on Parker …

Avoid These Inventory Management Pitfalls

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Inventory management sounds easy enough until one day you find yourself in a bind and are unsure how you got there. Common pitfalls have snared more than one company, but the good news is once you’ve identified the risks, you can prepare.  Here are some of the most common inventory management mistakes and how to avoid …

What’s the Difference Between AN and AND Fittings?

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A common question we get is, “What is the difference between AN and AND fittings?” It can be a particularly confusing area, so you’re not alone. It’s confusing for some because AN fittings are Air Force – Navy Aeronautical Standard fittings and AND fittings are Air Force – Navy Aeronautical Design Standard fittings. Kinda close, right? Let’s take …

VMI: 5 Benefits You Need to Know

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Vendor managed inventory, or VMI, is an inventory agreement where the buyer purchases a certain amount of product from a supplier, and keeps the inventory on-hand. The management of the inventory and purchase orders is controlled by the vendor, refilling/restocking as necessary, whether it’s on a weekly, bi-weekly or customized schedule. Products can range from small items …

MFCP PLANTS A FLAG IN NEW TERRITORY

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DENVER – Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc. (MFCP) is thrilled to announce MFCP has expanded its footprint. MFCP opened a new location in Williston, North Dakota – the first location for MFCP in the state. With this new addition, MFCP now has a presence in ten states. Headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, MFCP is a …