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Giant Robot Fight - and the Hydraulics Behind it

Ever heard of MegaBots?


In the summer of 2015, MegaBots, Inc. completed construction of the USA's first giant human-piloted robot. The Mk. III MegaBot is a 15-foot tall, 12,000 pound robot capable of hurling 3 pound projectiles at speeds of over 130 MPH. Upon completion of the Mk. III, MegaBots challenged the only other known giant piloted robot in the world to a duel – a 9,000 pound robot known as KURATAS created by a group in Japan known as Suidobashi Heavy Industries.

Suidobashi Heavy Industries agreed to MegaBots' challenge under the conditions that the fight includes melee combat:

"Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It's super American ... If we're going to win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it."
- Kogoro Kurata

So the challenge is on.

VIDEO: Hydraulics Behind MK III MegaBot

Air Savers | Pulsing Air Technology

 Parker Air Savers
An Air Saver is a valve that converts a continuous air blow to a pulsed air blow without the need for any other external control. Air is blown with a series of ON and OFF pulses. When the blow is OFF, there is no air consumption.


Pulsing Air Technology Reduces Energy Consumption by up to 50%

VIDEO: Air Savers Explained

VIDEO: Test - Comparison of full blow and pulse blow in agitation application

Parker Crimper Advantage

VIDEO: Parker Modular Crimpers

parker-karrykrimp-2-bench-crimper.png Since its introduction in 1980, the Parkrimp family of hose machines (hose crimpers) has led the industry in ease of use and rugged durability. Hose & Fittings, Etc. offers seven different Parker hose crimpers designed to crimp No-Skive hoses and No-Skive fittings to meet your needs

Parker Hose Covers

Parker Hose Covers can greatly prolong hydraulic hose assembly life...

VIDEO: Parker Hose Covers

Hydraulic Hose Layline

Hose layline provides a wealth of inrormation about the hose and how it should be used. Learn how to read it.

VIDEO: Hydraulic Hose Layline