Author: Eric White

Join Us at the Pacific Marine Expo Nov. 16th!

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The largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast is November 16th – 18th in Seattle: the Pacific Marine Expo. Here’s what you can expect: 450 exhibitors – that includes suppliers, builders, equipment companies and more Sessions featuring topics like marine safety, management, and tech innovations Live demonstrations Presentation by the Fisher Poets Taping …

The Difference Between Hydraulic Pumps, Cylinders, and Systems

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Understanding the different components in hydraulic systems can be daunting at best. Here we break down the differences between hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic pumps, and hydraulic systems, as well as answer some common questions, and dig into some misconceptions. Hydraulics 101 Before we get too deep down the rabbit hole, it’s important to make sure you …

What NOT to do When Your Hydraulic Fitting Leaks

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The safety of your hydraulic hose assembly is an issue we all keep top of mind. Despite the technological advancements improving the safety of each component, fitting leaks are still a pesky problem that can have disastrous consequences. Because the pressurized contents in the line can cause a major medical emergency, it’s important to know …

Hose Basics: The 3 Main Hose Parts

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When looking at all of the components of a hydraulic hose assembly, to some, a hose is just a rubber tube. But, when choosing the components of your assembly, you need to focus on the material the tubing is constructed from, the hose fittings, and understanding what kind of application the hose will be used …

How To Identify Hydraulic Fitting Orientation

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Hydraulic hoses can be assembled in a vast array of configurations and angles; many of these configurations involve two bent hoses. You’ll never be able to find the right fittings for a hose assembly like that if you don’t know how to find their orientation. (Making sure the hoses are oriented to each other will …

Do You Know These Ways to Improve Hose Safety?

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Hose safety is a pressing issue that, if taken lightly, can lead to damaged equipment and even serious injury. Thankfully there are products on the market, as well as safety precautions, you can take to make sure you and your equipment remain safe while working with your hydraulic hoses. Let’s get started. 1. Quick Couplings …

Do You Know These O-Ring Failure Prevention Tips?

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When any piece of equipment fails it can be annoying at best – but when your o-ring seal fails, it can be catastrophic. Here are seven tips you can use to help prevent o-ring failures. Spiral Failure Spiral failure typically occurs on long stroke hydraulic piston seals and rod seals. This usually occurs when the o-ring twists …

Here’s How to Make An Accident Preparedness Plan

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Accidents happen regardless of the precautions taken. A quick response is imperative for the safety of your employees, and getting business back on track. Before creating your accident preparedness plan, consider including these vital steps. Create/Review Preventative Measures Every workplace starts with preventative and safety precautions in place. Unfortunately, when accidents it can mean that the …

7 Things to Know When Choosing Hydraulic Hose

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You need to know seven basic pieces of information make up your need to know when looking for a hose assembly. In fact, these 7 questions have become a standard in the industry and are denoted by the acronym S.T.A.M.P.E.D. STAMPED stands for Size, Temperature, Application, Media, Pressure, Ends and Duplication. Here’s how it works. Size Before …

What You Need to Know About FSMA

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The FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) is a pretty intense read. While it may be a confusing mess to wade through, it’s imperative you understand exactly what has changed, and how it affects you and your business. Let’s break it down and find out what you really need to know.   Who is Affected? For all …

Five Ways to Make Your Job Site More Productive

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One of the biggest ways to go over budget and get behind on a job is time-wasting activities. Makes sense, of course, but the problem for some businesses is identifying those time wasters – and stopping them before they start. Here are the five biggest factors that lead to wasted time, and more importantly, ways …

What you need to know about Clean Diesel ISO standards

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We get a lot of questions about ISO standards – and some of the most common questions are about clean diesel, or ISO 4406. The standard 4406 basically calls for a quantifiable measurement of particulate contamination to achieve maximization of equipment performance and minimize repair and replacement issues and expenses. But, there’s a lot more that goes …