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Hydraulic Malfunction? Top 3 Issues That Stop Machines in Their Tracks

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Hydraulics power thousands of mechanisms across the world. They lift, maneuver and shift weights that are otherwise impossible to move. There’s a complex world inside of your hydraulic system that cannot be ignored, however. Breakdowns are common when the system isn’t checked on a regular basis. Take a look at the top three issues that …

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Reigning Top Fuel Champion Brittany Force to Join Us in Littleton, CO July 19th!

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Our lives revolve around making your lives easier. To ensure we make that clear, we’re holding a Customer Appreciation Day in Littleton, Colorado Thursday, July 19th! Joining us is Brittany Force, the reigning Top Fuel Champion! She’ll be with us from 12PM – 1PM, and you won’t want to miss out. Here’s what you can …

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Is Technical College the Right Choice?

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High-school graduates have a world of options open to them. You might go directly into college, pursue a post-graduate degree, or choose a trade school. The real world is at your doorstep, however, with unlimited potential for making money and building a career. Because a high-school diploma can be limiting in certain job industries, going …

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Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosy: Securing Your Hose Assemblies for Optimal Operations

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Nearly every machine in today’s industries have hydraulic systems. Pressurized fluid can by one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to generate mechanical energy. Heavy-duty machines rely on this power for construction, manufacturing and other purposes. Besides the hydraulic pump, high-pressure hose assemblies are critical parts to these systems. In fact, the hoses act …

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Got Pressure? Top 3 Things You Should Know About Your Hydraulic System

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Hydraulics define certain industries, from construction to assembly line tasks. Fluid under pressure gives life to countless machines. With this in mind, it may sound extraordinary that most people don’t understand their hydraulic systems. These workhorses make heavy-duty tasks possible and efficient for everyday production. Before you encounter another hydraulic system, take some time out …

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Is Your Company Ready for Enhanced Inventory Control?

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You rush to the parts bin for a customer in need. Maybe you’re working on a tight manufacturing deadline. A worst-case scenario quickly unfolds: you’re completely out of a critical part. Every business in the world has gone through these situations. It seems as if it’s impossible to keep up with inventory needs. There’s either …

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Salt Lake City: We’ve Moved!

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FIND US AT 3544 WEST DIRECTORS ROW. Back in October we announced our acquisition of a Salt Lake City-based company with two locations: Intermountain Hydraulics & Automation and Intermountain Hose & Fittings. Now, we’ve combined forces. We moved out of our old space, so now we have just one Salt Lake City location – at 3544 …

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Product Spotlight: Helac Rotary Actuators

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The physics of machines is deeply defined by many scientific principles. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it simply changes form. This statement is particularly true when it comes to rotary actuators in manufacturing and other industrial applications. These components make it possible to move machines in unique trajectories on a regular basis. Get to …

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These Top 3 Signs Indicate a Bad Fuel Pump

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Every gasoline-powered engine has a fuel pump. This component simply moves the fuel to the engine for steady power. Whether the fuel pump resides in a sporty car or industrial application, these components keep the machine running day in and day out. If there’s an issue with the pump, however, you’ll notice a few symptoms. …

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Parker Cylinder: What You Need to Know to Choose the Right Cylinder

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Picking the right cylinder can be tough if you’re not sure what to even look for. Even if you use the best Parker cylinders available, you still have to know and understand which cylinder is the best for your system. By understanding your equipment and the options available to you, designing the perfect solution is …

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Hydraulic Assemblies and Hoses: Keeping the Pressure Alive in Your System

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Hydraulics make heavy loads easier to move. From lifting huge assemblies to controlling a precision tool, hydraulics are found in countless industries. The hydraulic power comes from internal pressure provided by liquids and their hoses. Because hydraulic hoses are so critical to any system, they must be inspected, replaced and maintained on a regular basis. …

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O-Ring Details: Mastering the Art of the Seal

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O-rings seal every transition area that you can imagine. If you work in or manage any industrial business, you’re familiar with o-rings. These critical parts look just like rubber bands, but they play a much greater role in the world of pumps, hoses and hydraulics. This fact includes internal seals that you may not even …

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