Nimit Patel, the President of Hydraulic Manifolds USA, recently discussed the importance of experience and core engineering competencies when designing hydraulic manifolds in Manufacturing Outlook e-zine.
Hydraulic manifolds require that engineering work closely with the manufacturing team for design optimization. Purchasing is often looking at short-term cost savings rather than efficiencies achieved during assembly, operations, and maintenance. Mission critical hydraulic manifolds are not the place to be penny wise pound foolish. From small mobile machines to heavy industrial plants, manifolds are mission critical to fluid power systems. Fluid power engineers and OEMs understand the benefits of properly engineered hydraulic manifolds. Nearly all hydraulic manifolds are engineered-to-order (ETO) to ensure improved overall layout with less cumbersome hoses and fluid connections.
Depending on the application, a small and compact sized manifold with cartridge valve design to suit confined spaces may remove the possibility for an “off the shelf” solution. With increased energy efficiency shorter flow paths minimize pressure drops reducing installation costs. Equally important in the ETO design process is the reduction of fluid leaks and upkeep. Often times this comes from fewer connections that can wear and loosen.
About Jacket Media
Jacket Media is the parent company of Manufacturing Outlook e-zine. Lewis Weiss is the founder and President of Jacket Media, the parent media company which produces the flagship program Manufacturing Talk Radio, as well as The WAM Podcast (Women And Manufacturing) with host Frances Brunelle, Where’s Willie, Full Time with Amy Nicklaus, and Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman.
Weiss, best known as the host of Manufacturing Talk Radio, the leading industrial podcast for the past six years, with more than 400 guests and more than a million downloads, has gained wide respect and audience.
Through these varied and innovative media vehicles Jacket Media recently entered into a formal strategic alliance with manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, founder of the 7000-member Manufacturing Media Consortium and is also the CEO of TR Cutler, Inc.
In 2020 this partnership will allow aggressive cross-promotion of the content throughout all Jacket Media channels. Aggressive PR and social media campaigns will broaden the audience, positioning Jacket Media to a top leadership role in telling the fascinating stories and news of manufacturers and capturing industrial trends and outlooks in real-time.
Additionally, there will be a new in-depth sponsorship program introduced in early 2020 allowing thought leaders a regular contribution format and comprehensive communication channels to review products, people, trade shows, events, and trends. Customer profiles will prove especially important keeping the challenge of manufacturing today and the corresponding solutions in front of all Jacket Media readers and listeners.
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