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Ultimate Beam Calculator
Apply multiple loads to a beam and get the shear load, moment and deflection at all the critical points.
Calculate everything you can imagine on a cylinder: force, area, port size and buckling
Single Shear Pin Calculator
The simplest of all pinned joints, commonly used in the construction of buildings, bridges and other structures.
Hydraulic Hose Size Calculator
High back pressure? Working in cold weather? Find out how much energy you are wasting by not having the right hose size.
Double Shear Pin Calculator
Common in pivoting applications, the double shear joint eliminates moment in the axial members, making it better than single shear joints.
Pump / Motor Calculator
Need to size a hydraulic pump or motor? Enter what you know: pressure, flow, displacement, speed and torque; we'll calculate the rest.
Pin with Two loads
Many pivoting applications, like a crane pivot, are needed to withstand side moments. This calculator applies two loads on the pin.
Press Fit Calculator
Got a spherical bearing to press on a shaft? Make sure that you have enough force to install and pressure to keep it from rotating.
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