What is a D.O.T. air brake fitting?

D.O.T. Air Brake Fittings

Another extremely important set of components to an air brake system are the fittings that connect the air lines. These fittings must be Department of Transportation compliant and are referred to as D.O.T. fittings.

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What is a D.O.T. air brake fitting?

Air Brake Components in Trucks and Buses
Air Brake Components in Trucks and Buses

Foundation brakes are the most common air brake systems in trucks and buses. They use a triple-valve principle which charges air into the tank, applying the brakes, and releasing them. Pressure increases in the cylinder while applying the brakes and in turn decreases pressure in the reservoir.

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How Women Help Shape the
Growth of Manufacturing
How Women Help Shape the
Growth of Manufacturing


Each year, International Women's Day is celebrated around the world to recognize women's accomplishments and to make a continual push toward gender equality. Part of this day is celebrating women in science and technology fields.

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Why Are Air Brakes the Safest Option for Commercial Vehicles? Why Are Air Brakes the Safest Option for Commercial Vehicles?

For the safety of our roadways, air brakes are the most important component of commercial motor vehicles. The braking system on semi-trucks, large straight trucks, garbage trucks and school buses use compressed air to push the brake shoe lining onto the brake drum creating friction to slow the vehicle.

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Equipment Electrification in
Mobile Hydraulics
Equipment Electrification in Mobile Hydraulics

Electric vehicles have become common place in today’s transportation, from personal cars and small trucks to mass transit. As technology is evolving in electric mobile vehicles, major OEMs of construction, off-highway and warehousing equipment are pursuing a combination of full electric and electric hybrid equipment...

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Industrial Internet of Things
in Hydrualics

Industrial Internet of Things in Hydrualics

For several years, the growth in technology directly influenced by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been providing controls and real-time monitoring capabilities in fluid power applications.

Data collection and using that information to operate sensors has long been a part of the fluid power industry.

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What Types of Hydraulic Fluids are Used in Aircraft?


What Types of Hydraulic Fluids are Used in Aircraft?

Hydraulic Fluids in Aircraft

Hydraulic fluids used in aircraft are relatively thin compared to industrial fluids. They must also be fire resistant, which is critical when the nearest fire department is five miles below, not a few blocks away.

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The Significance of Pressure and Temperature in Aerospace Hydraulics


The Significance of Pressure and Temperature in Aerospace Hydraulics

Hydraulic System Applications in Aerospace

As mentioned, hydraulic systems are vital to the operation of commercial and military aircraft and space vehicles, including: Cargo Doors • Rudders • Spoilers • Landing gear • Nose wheel steering • Primary flight controls • Emergency generators • Flap/slat drives

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The Vital Role of Hydraulic Systems
in Aircrafts



The Vital Role of Hydraulic Systems
in Aircrafts


Hydraulic Systems:
The Heart and Arteries of Aircrafts

Hydraulic systems are used on aircraft to move and actuate landing gear, flaps and brakes. Larger aircraft rely heavily on these systems for flight controls, spoilers and thrust reversers.

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