Tag Archives: Standards

Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in May. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standards ISO 3723:2015 — Hydraulic fluid power — Filter elements — Method for end load test - In hydraulic fluid power systems, power is transmitted...

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Credit: Welding: EWI; Blast furnace: University of Purdue Calumet; Sintering: EOS; Additive mfg: Young/NIST Awarded to 19 industry-driven partnerships, NIST advanced manufacturing technology planning grants will support technology roadmapping efforts across a wide spectrum of industries and processes. The images provide a sampling. Starting clockwise, from top left: welding, simulation of a blast furnace used in steel manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering, and additive manufacturing.
    by Brad Bohlmann CCEFP Sustainability Director The Regents of the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC)...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in April. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standards ISO 6953-1:2015 — Pneumatic fluid power — Compressed air pressure regulators and filter-regulators — Part 1: Main characteristics to be included in...

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In just three short weeks the ISO/TC 131 spring meeting cluster of subcommittees and working groups for vocabulary, pneumatic cylinders, pneumatic control products, treatment of air, pneumatic component reliability and design criteria for O-ring standard applications will convene at the Okinawa Jichikaikan (Okinawa Pref. Municipal Center) in Japan. The U.S.A. delegation of engineering experts, led...

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During a recent U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 6 meeting in San Antonio, the contamination control committee members had the opportunity to tour the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). SwRI is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. The Institute occupies more than 1,200 acres and provides...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in March. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standard ISO 18413:2015 - Hydraulic fluid power -- Cleanliness of components -- Inspection document and principles related to contaminant extraction and...

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Energy Efficient Hydraulics
ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic...

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Standards Development
The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of new projects that will eventually become published ISO Standards. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Committee Draft of ISO 3968 - Hydraulic fluid power — Filters — Evaluation of differential pressure versus...

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Cummins Filtration Madison Wisconsin
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Madison, WI, so I decided to swing by Cummins Filtration in a little town outside of Madison called Stoughton. Barry Verdegan was my host, who has been involved in fluid power standards for a long time, and is now the chair of the...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
Along with performing systematic reviews on existing fluid power related ISO Standards, The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been working on a number of ISO draft International Standards projects related to contamination control, pneumatic control products and sealing devices: ISO 21018-4 - Hydraulic fluid power — Monitoring the level of particulate contamination in...

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