Fluid Power Journal

Hydraulic Circuits for Basic Applications

Hydraulic Circuits for Basic Applications

Fail-safe design strategy must be applied in designing a hydraulic system. This design strategy considers many safety issues that secure …

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cac3 Compressed Air Efficiency: 5 Uses of Storage (8/18/2016)

Compressed air storage is an important part of any compressed air system. Air receivers help ensure better air quality, can lower your air compressor power consumption, and can help keep the system pressure constant. The installation of properly sized storage tanks can help your compressed air-powered machines work better, making plant production operations more reliable. […] Read More

vacuum feat Basic Vacuum Pump Choice (8/15/2016)

The consideration of which vacuum pump to select is based on many factors. This article explains the fundamental differences between three very common vacuum pump technologies and offers the user a better understanding of what their selection differences are. More often than not, a vacuum user will replace an existing vacuum pump with the exact […] Read More

michael-eisinger Profile: Michael Eisinger, CFPS (8/12/2016)

How and when did your career in the fluid power industry begin? At age 20, I decided I needed to better myself. I looked into a technical school to see if something might match my skill-set. The school invited me to take an aptitude test, and the test revealed that I should own and manage […] Read More

fluid day feat How Did You Celebrate? (8/11/2016)

So many celebrations – barbecues, luncheons, pizza parties, and Fluid Power Professionals’ Day cookies! The IFPS celebrated by randomly selecting three members to receive an IFPS promo package including a one-year free membership and free meeting registration! Congratulations to IFPS Members Darryl Metzler, CFPHS, MICO, Inc., Eagle Lake, Minn.; Larry Halligan, CFPHS, John Henry Foster […] Read More

qa feat1 2016 Manufacturing Q&A (8/8/2016)

Jess Penny is general manager of sales for Penny Hydraulics, Ltd., a lifting-equipment manufacturer in the United Kingdom. Her role is to develop and implement the company’s sales and marketing strategy, and she is responsible for revenue generation across the vehicle mounted lifting equipment range in the UK and overseas. Penny Hydraulics is a family […] Read More

airteaser-icon Problem: Cylinder Retraction (8/5/2016)

Neglecting pilot line sizes, approximately how many seconds after pushing the start button will the cylinder start to retract? Think you know the answer? Submit it here. This teaser is printed in the Fluid Power Journal. Those who submit the correct answer before the deadline will have their names printed in the Society Page newsletter […] Read More

listing feat 2016 Manufacturers Directory Listing and Matrix (8/4/2016)

Download our 2016 Directory Listing and Product Matrix below. Click on the images for a PDF version. Read More

news3 Schmalz Nominated for Hermes Award (8/2/2016)

As one of only five companies, Schmalz achieved a prestigious place on the list of nominees for the Hermes Award, one of the most important innovation prizes for the industry globally. The prize was awarded in April at the opening ceremony of the Hanover trade show in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. […] Read More

news2 Manuli Hydraulics Receives Supply Performance Award (8/2/2016)

Manuli Hydraulics received an award for “Best Supply Performance” at the Manitou Supplier Conference. The awards recognize suppliers for their overall performance throughout the year. The winning companies excel in areas such as quality, productivity, services, and engineering. Manuli Hydraulics was particularly recognized for outstanding performance with regard to on-time deliveries. Read More

news1 ESMA Opens Service Center in Middle East (8/2/2016)

ESMA Industrial Enterprises opened the first Holmatro Premium Service Center in the Middle East. All testing equipment and specialist tools needed to carry out the servicing and repairs of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, hoses, control valves, mechanical, and lifting tools were installed in the new center, allowing ESMA to provide maintenance, repair, and certifications according to […] Read More



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