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You want to know, we tell you. Here, we share what’s going on in the world of hydraulics, pneumatics, and more. We share what your favorite brands, like Parker Hannifin, are up to. And we help you save money, work smarter, and get better products. Learn it all here at MFCP.

 

Tips for Choosing the Proper Marine Hose

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A number of fluids run through a given marine vessel, from freshwater to hydraulic fluid. You depend on these hydraulic hoses to remain tough and damage free during your water excursions. When you’re updating any parts on your boat, think about the best marine hoses that can support your investment. Selecting the right one takes …

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Wind-Turbine Science: Hydraulic Hoses as the Arteries for Successful Rotation

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Harnessing the power of the wind has changed the way the world perceives energy production. It’s not necessary to scour the Earth for resources. The wind is a constant companion. As a result, wind turbines have popped up across the landscape for decades. Within these huge machines are hoses that perform critical duties throughout every …

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The Only Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Chainsaw You Need

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A chainsaw is an incredibly versatile tool for both residential and commercial work. It’s also a fast-moving cutting tool that can cause severe damage to property or people. With this sobering fact in mind, it’s important to know how to start a chainsaw. Follow these basic steps in order to feel and act like a …

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Hydraulic Parts: Comparing Braided and Spiral Hose Designs

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Your hydraulic system can make or break a business. Heavy duty hoses connected to your machinery give life to construction, manufacturing processes and more. The last thing any business needs is a leaky or cracked hose. That’s when Parker Hannifin’s EcoFormance technology comes in. Get to know Parker’s hoses and how they can work for …

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One Name, 27 Locations: Get to Know Our Parker Stores

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Motion & Flow Control Products has been serving the industrial world with quality sales and service for many years. We’ve grown so much that we can now serve you with 27 locations! Our success is thanks to the loyal public who continues to shop with our expert team. Allow us to introduce some of our …

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Hydraulic Wonders: Getting to Know Gresen Hydraulics

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Running your machines with hydraulic ease is achieved with dedicated professionals who put their time and talent into designing the best valves, seals, pumps and filters around. Gresen Hydraulics is a familiar name in this dedicated world. In fact, you might be running some of their components right now. Introduce yourself to a new world …

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How Does A Hydraulic Pump Work?

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A tractor, log splitter and assembly line have a lot in common. They all use hydraulics to operate. The term “hydraulic” simply means that a liquid is used to move an item. This lofty idea makes industrial work possible. One of the core parts to a hydraulic system is the pump. Here we break down …

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Fuel-Pump Failure: Here’s How to Avoid It

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Without fuel, you’re just not going anywhere. There are a handful of different parts that contribute to your car’s gasoline system, including the fuel pump. It’s instrumental in moving gasoline from the tank and into the engine. No one wants to deal with a bad fuel pump, but it does happen from time to time. …

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How to Prepare Your Snowplow for Summer

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Plowing through the snow is an annual chore (particularly for our MFCP folks in Utah!). Good things must come to an end, however, and your snowplow is ready for storage when spring’s blossoms emerge. Take a few tips from the pros as you carefully set the plow aside until the late fall. Prepare your machine …

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All You Need To Know About Hydraulic Accumulators

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Your crane, pump and forklift all use hydraulics. They’re a wonder of the mechanical world because they move items that are otherwise impossible to budge. You’ve probably seen the basics before, from the piston to the hydraulic hose, but there’s even more to these systems. Learn all about the hydraulic accumulator and why it’s so …

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Alaska, We Are Your STIHL Provider!

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The rough-and-tumble world of Alaska deserves the right tools for the job. At Motion & Flow Control Products, we understand your need for reliable tools in the harshest conditions. We’re proud to support STIHL products out of our Fairbanks and Anchorage storefronts. If you’re wondering who can support your tool needs, our team is ready …

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Securing Those Hydraulic Connections: Shining a Spotlight on Custom Crimp

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Hydraulics allows a weight to be moved with relative ease, such as components in construction machinery or production devices. Most industries couldn’t survive today without hydraulic controllers, pistons and hoses in place. These systems rely on hydraulic fluid at certain pressures, however. Maintaining a closed system is paramount to hydraulic success. At the forefront of …

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