Fluid Power Journal

Benefits of Designing Hydraulic Equipment with Hydraulic Cylinders Per ISO Standards

Benefits of Designing Hydraulic Equipment with Hydraulic Cylinders Per ISO Standards

By Lido Boni, Past Convenor, ISO TC 131/SC3/WG1 Hydraulic Cylinders There are four main ISO standards for mounting dimensions related to …


Updated and Released! (5/25/2017)

The IFPS Math for Certification booklet is very popular among individuals preparing to take an IFPS certification test, and Volume 2 promises to be even more comprehensive. Math For Certification, Volume 2 not only contains fundamental math skills important to compute complex formulas, this publication also includes all formulas and equations from the Hydraulic Specialist, […] Read More

Yates Industries Announces New Hires (5/23/2017)

Yates Industries added two members to its inside sales team: Stacie R. Weissert has been named inside sales manager where she manages the inside sales team and coordinates daily activities. She has seven years of experience. Martha Carr has been added as a customer service representative. She has been in customer service for 18 years […] Read More

Impact of IFPS Certification (5/22/2017)

How IFPS Certification can help impact your career! Read More

What Is IFPS Certification (5/22/2017)

Who we are and how our membership initiatives and certification programs can impact your career! Read More

Don’t Forget to Celebrate! (5/22/2017)

Here are some ideas to get you started, but it’s your day to celebrate your way! Read More

Poclain Receives Award by Caterpillar in India (5/19/2017)

Poclain Hydraulics PVT Ltd., part of POCLAIN Group and based in Pondicherry, India, successfully met the challenging requirements of the CAT SQEP certification process and obtained the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process – Platinum Certification Award for 2016. Poclain Hydraulics PVT started its relationship with Caterpillar by supplying the MSE02 motors to Caterpillar BCP Sanford […] Read More

SPS-Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou 2017 Achieves Record Visitor Attendance (5/19/2017)

SPS-Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 1-3, 2017, ended with record-breaking attendance at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The event welcomes 545 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. Covering the latest selection of robotics, machine vision, sensors and measurement, connectivity systems, drive systems and control technologies, these cutting-edge products attracted […] Read More

Engineer’s Dream Has Wings (5/18/2017)

Jeanne Deaver’s life was changed her senior year of high school when a teacher offered her advice on college choices. Today, the mechanical engineer and Alaska Airlines pilot credits mentors and teachers for pushing her toward her dreams, even when things seemed bleak. Now she does the same for the next generation of aspiring STEM […] Read More

SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston (5/16/2017)

SCHUNK held its grand opening to launch its new Service and Technology Center in Houston, Tex. The center has a milling machine, lathe, air chuck display, and robotic machine-loading display. Customers can view demonstrations, receive advice and support for their specific applications, or get an expert technician for repair or service. The center also has […] Read More

Improve your Marketability with the IFPS (5/15/2017)

Not long ago I found myself looking for a career change within the fluid power industry, and it was at that time I truly realized the value of my involvement within the IFPS and the certifications I have earned. Without question, it helped me land a great new position because my new employer appreciates that […] Read More

Plattco Partners with Nexmatix for Energy-Saving Valve (5/12/2017)

Plattco Corp., through a partnership with Nexmatix, is introducing an energy-efficient Double Flap Airlock® valve for material handling. The valve, built with Nexmatix smart control valve technology, recycles compressed air, reducing it by 20 to 40%. This improved efficiency can save customers up to $10,000 over a ten-year period, with savings based on line lengths […] Read More

Walking Beam Cylinder Drifting Up (5/11/2017)

A processing plant in Pakistan had a walking-beam system that would move coils of finished product to shipping for processing. Several “pot-belly” cylinders would lift long, horizontal rails with “V” notches cut in the top surface. A large shaft was inserted through the middle hole of the coils and extended out past the coil sides, […] Read More

13 Countries Present Market Trends at 2017 World Fluid Power Summit (5/9/2017)

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO The world of fluid power came together at a unique event held in conjunction with the recent IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, Nev. The 2017 World Fluid Power Summit, hosted by NFPA, brought representatives from 13 countries around the world to present and share information on fluid power and […] Read More



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