Archive for December 2012

IC Fluid Power Now Offers ZEC Thermoplastic Hoses

ZEC Thermoplastic HosesRossford, Ohio (December 31, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced they now offer ZEC® flexible, thermoplastic hoses. Since 1961, ZEC has been synonymous with high-quality flexible thermoplastic hoses for the hydraulics, pneumatics, lubricants, solvents, paints, chemicals and gas sectors.

“ZEC manufacturers an impressive breadth of both standard and special linear, single, multiple and spiral thermoplastic hoses,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President, IC-Fluid Power. “We are most pleased with ZEC’s compliance with the major international specifications, such as SAE, EN and ISO. This allows us to offer the highest possible guarantees of quality and reliability,” he continued.

ZEC hose benefits include:

 • Reduced weight and size

• Excellent resistance to fatigue stress, alternating flexing and vibrations

• Minimum head-loss

• Long lifespan due to anti-aging qualities of the techno polymers used

IC-Fluid Power Adds Universal Hydraulik to Supplier Network

Universal HydraulikRossford, Ohio (December 21, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced a new supplier relationship with Universal Hydraulik, Neu-Anspach, Germany. The new partnership grants IC-Fluid Power exclusive North American distribution rights to Universal Hydraulik’s full line of heat exchangers.

“We could not be happier about our new supplier relationship with Universal Hydraulik,” said Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “We were immediately impressed with their level of service and quality,” he continued. “Universal Hydraulik heat exchangers are available as catalog products or can be customized to meet specific criteria.”

For more than 25 years, Universal Hydraulik has been designing hydraulic systems, cooling systems and heat exchangers that are used all over the world. Known for customized heat exchanger solutions, Universal Hydraulic has been continuously certified to DIN ISO 9001 since 1997 and holds certificates for Germanischer Lloyd and others.

Shock Dampers for Snap Through

Stamping PressShock dampers are one of the best kept secrets of the metal stamping industry. Many people have heard of them but most do not realize the positive effect they can have on a die or press.

At the instant of breakthrough during blanking operation, the presses and dies are subjected to severe loads, commonly referred to as snap-through force. This eventually results in damage to the bearings, seals, gibways and increased die wear. With the Hylatechnik Blanking Stroke Dampers, the life of the press and dies is extended. In addition, noise and vibration are significantly reduced.

How Do Shock Dampers Work?

Essentially the dampers are a set of oil-filled cylinders set beneath the ram. The cylinders are set to contact the ram or slide just prior to punch with the material. The oil in the cylinders is forced through an orifice designed to limit ram speed to normal velocity while providing little additional force on the press drive. The rapid and damaging acceleration/deceleration that can occur at the instant of punch break through is dampened by the orifice controlled speed of the cylinder.

Below is data from an actual demonstration of the Hylatechnik Damper at a customer’s facility:

400 Ton Press @ 32 s.p.m. Without Hylatechnik Shock Dampers

1st Stroke:
Working tonnage – 362 tons
Reverse tonnage – 125 tons, 31%

2nd Stroke:
Working tonnage – 362 tons
Reverse tonnage – 129 tons, 32%

With Hylatechnik Shock Dampers

1st Stroke:
Working tonnage – 379 tons
Reverse tonnage – 3 tons, 0.75%

2nd Stroke:
Working tonnage – 379 tons
Reverse tonnage – 3 tons, 0.75%

Shock dampers may make a surprising positive difference on your press. Call 877-423-5843 to schedule a Hylatechnik Shock Damper demonstration on a heavy snap-through application.

IC Fluid Power Now Offers Eckart HyRAV Series Hydraulic Valve Actuators

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

HyRAV Series Valve Actuator

HyRAV Valve Actuator

Rossford, Ohio (December 9, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced they now offer the HyRAV® Series hydraulic valve actuators by Eckart®.

“We are excited to add the HyRAV Series of hydraulic valve actuators from Eckart to our offerings,” commented Bernd “Ben” Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “Eckart is an innovative and dynamic, German-based, mechanical engineering company and we are proud to be their North American distributor and look forward to offering this product to the competitive valve actuation field due to the many benefits of using an Eckart hydraulic actuator,” he continued. 

Eckart HyRAV valve actuators comprise a full series of double-acting actuators and can be applied in conditions with high vibrations and severe environmental locations. The HyRAV Series provides a powerful, safe solution and is easily adapted to all types of valves.

Advantages of the HyRAV Series of hydraulic valve actuators include:

  • 12 drive sizes with torques up to 250.000 Nm at 210 bar
  • Small dimensions, slim and compact style
  • Smallest footprint to torque ratio
  • By concentric design are no radial forces transmitted to the valve
  • Optimum cushioning protects the valve and actuator
  • Easy installation and adjustment to each valve
  • Maintenance free, no lubrication required
  • Suitable for on/off, control and failsafe operation
  • High repeat accurancy and very simple control of the flow rates
  • Extremely trip possible (eg. 90° in 0,2 sec.)
  • Robust against extreme environmental conditions
  • Durable against vibrations

About IC-Fluid Power

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair for European-engineered product lines to clients throughout North America. Since 1989, IC-Fluid Power has successfully provided engineering solutions and peace of mind. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluidpower.com.