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Types of Hydraulic Motors

Overview and Applications Hydraulic motors are used to convert fluid energy into mechanical energy. Compare this to hydraulic pumps, which convert mechanical energy into fluid energy. Hydraulic motors operate as part of a larger hydraulic system, typically at the end of the circuit, with hydraulic pumps at the beginning. Common applications [...]

Types of Bearings

Rolling bearings are indispensable components used in a wide range of mechanical systems, enabling smooth and efficient motion while reducing friction. They come in various types, each tailored to specific applications. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of some of the most common rolling bearings, including ball bearings and roller [...]

Types of Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic pumps are devices that convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy and are used in a wide range of industrial, agricultural and construction applications. They play a crucial role in controlling the pressure and flow of hydraulic fluid, which is used to power machines and systems that require high levels of force and motion. There [...]

Common Types of Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) in Ports

The majority of the world's cargo is transported in a ship at some point, with an estimated 80% of all goods being transported by sea. A majority of these goods are packaged into steel shipping containers of a standardized size and carried by container ships. In 2020, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.85 billion tons. These ships load and [...]

Common Types of Hydraulic Cylinders

Hydraulic cylinders come in a variety of designs and constructions depending on their intended application. Pressurized hydraulic fluid is used to power the linear action of the cylinders, allowing them to act like 'muscles' -- extending, contracting, and locking. Cylinders consist of a cylinder barrel with a cylinder bottom (or "cap end") sealing off [...]

A Guide to Aerial Lifts

What are Aerial Lifts? Before discussing the uses and classifications of aerial lifts, let's start by defining them. Aerial lifts are defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as "machines/devices intended for moving persons, tools, and material to working positions, consisting of at least a work platform with controls, an extending [...]

Common Types of Forestry Equipment

Common Types of Forestry Equipment Foresters and loggers utilize many different pieces of equipment in order to cut and process trees. In this post we will discuss some of the basic types of equipment most commonly used in forestry and logging applications. Feller Bunchers Feller bunchers are used in both thinnings and clearcuts to grab, cut, and [...]

Common Types of Mining Equipment

Types of Mining There are a variety of machines used in the mining industry to drill, blast, hoist, and haul materials. The machinery used depends on the material being extracted, the environment, and the method of mining. Before discussing the equipment most commonly used in mining operations, let's discuss the different types of mining. There are two [...]

A Guide to Ground Engaging Tools

What Are Ground Engaging Tools (GET)? Ground engaging tools are attachments for your earth-moving equipment that can increase machine performance by up to 20% and protect more expensive components from wear. These parts are the ones in contact with the ground or other materials, and are able to be replaced as they wear out. These tools assist in moving, [...]

13 Types of Heavy Construction Equipment

There are many different types of heavy equipment that can be found on a construction jobsite. Like tools in a toolbox, each piece of machinery fulfills a specific role. Depending on the size and scope of the project, some or all of these machines may be used. It is important to have the right equipment for the job, as it makes work faster and more [...]
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