Why You Should Clean “New” Hydraulic Hoses

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dog cleanes dirty dishesA Common Kitchen Tip Applies to Hydraulics

When I was still very young my mother used to take me shopping with her. Whenever she bought dishes, she would bring them home and wash them before putting them away. That seemed kind of silly to me at the time because, after all, they were brand new! But when I asked her why she did that she said, “You never know where those dishes have been!”

As usual, she was right. From manufacturing to shipping to display on the store shelves, those dishes had plenty of opportunities to collect dust and germs. The same principle, funnily enough, applies to the Fluid Power Industry. Continue reading

Not Getting the Clean Results You Want?

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“How hose manufacturers could be thwarting your efforts”

A few months ago we received a complaint from a customer that the ¾” & 1” suction/return lines that they were assembling were not getting as clean as their other hoses. “We have been using your product and it usually works great!” they told us, “But these are the only sizes that don’t pass our gravimetric cleanliness tests.” After trouble shooting a little bit over the phone we then asked him if he knew where the hoses were manufactured. He named the site and we instantly realized what the issue was.

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Cleaning Process

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Cleaning Process

Things that you can do right now to make your cleaning process more effective!

If you are already using the Ultra Clean System then you already know the importance of cleaning your hydraulic lines. But did you know that you can maximize your efforts without spending a penny more? Just take a look at these three simple suggestions: Continue reading

Ultra Clean Technologies Takes Strategic Steps to Grow International Sales

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Bridgeton, New Jersey, February 10, 2014 – The year 2014 will be a significant year for Ultra Clean Technologies Corp. as the company sets its aim toward expanding their international sales and services.

Effective January 1, 2014, Eric van Alphen, previously the Director of European Sales, was promoted to Director of International Sales. He will answer to the CEO of Ultra Clean Technologies, Bruce Riley. In this new position, van Alphen will be responsible for implementing an international sales initiative to target key markets and growing global economies. Assisting him in encouraging growth in the South American region and other Spanish-speaking countries, Ultra Clean recently hired Joemy Nunez, a native of Puerto Rico, whose previous experience included saleswoman and branch manager for Susquehanna Bank. Joemy’s unique background as a sales liason to the large and diverse local Hispanic clientele gives her a valuable edge in working with the various South American distributors.

“These recent changes are an important step in expanding our opportunities in international markets,” commented Bruce Riley, CEO. “It has always been important to us to have service representatives speak our customers’ language. Eric is able to speak German, Dutch, English and French, and now Joemy will add the much-needed Spanish component.”

South America is a key component to van Alphen’s International Growth Plan and will become a large focus of sales efforts as Ultra Clean looks to capture business in the region’s up-and-coming industrial economy. Van Alphen is already eyeing new tradeshow and networking opportunities, such as ConExpo Latin America scheduled for 2015, and plans to make valuable connections at this year’s ConExpo/IFPE show held in Las Vegas, NV.

“We need to strike while the iron is hot,” van Alphen states. “There is so much global opportunity and Ultra Clean Technologies is poised to capitalize on the expanding markets.”

About Ultra Clean Technologies:
Ultra Clean Technologies Corporation is a privately owned and operated manufacturing company. Founded more than 15 years ago, the company has produced innovative solutions for cleaning and sealing hoses, tubes, and pipes in the Fluid Power market and other industries. As the market leader for contamination control solutions, Ultra Clean Technologies has rapidly expanded their global distribution points in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Brazil. Ultra Clean Technologies was recently awarded the Industrial Sector Award for “Inspiration, Innovation, Involvement, and Integrity” by the BACC.  For more information, please contact Ultra Clean Technologies Corp.’s Marketing Communications at 800-791-9111, email at ddavis@ultracleantech.com, or website at www.ultracleantech.com

Help! A Projectile is Stuck! Solve the problem in 1 easy step!

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Help! A Projectile is Stuck!

Solve the problem in 1 easy step!

Sometimes a projectile gets stuck. Why?  There are many possible reasons: Was the wrong sized projectile selected? Did the inside diameter (ID) of the line change? Are the fittings smaller than the actual ID?

But there’s no need to worry! What goes in can come out. If a projectile gets stuck in a line due to restriction, simply turn the assembly around and blow air (no projectile!) through the other end. This will force the projectile back out the same way it entered.

Never, ever leave a projectile in a line. Always be certain that the projectile has exited the assembly and air blows freely through the line. If operator error is a concern, you can reduce this type of issue and have peace of mind by integrating the Projectile Verification System which verifies that each projectile has exited the assembly.