Fluid Power Journal

Don’t Bring a Cannon to a Rabbit Hunt

Don’t Bring a Cannon to a Rabbit Hunt

How much power do you hold in that air gun in the palm of your hand? If you are the typical compressed air user, you will have no idea; …


otc Offshore Technology Conference 2016 (4/27/2016)

May 2-5, 2016  •  Houston, TX Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC […] Read More

fpef past winners Great Things Come From Outstanding Support! (4/26/2016)

What a few of our past scholarship winners are up to… Andrew Van Beusekom, CFPS, is employed at Hydro Engineering, Norwood Young America, Minnesota as a Hydraulics Specialist. Andrew is also the Treasurer for Chapter 5 of IFPS. He says, “A contribution to the FPEF Scholarship is an investment in the fluid power industry’s future […] Read More

jeff-morrow Increasing Awareness of IFPS Membership and Certification (4/24/2016)

Marketing and sales has always been at the center of my career. Speaking with prospects, learning of their needs, and presenting solutions based on those needs, is what drives me every day. When I joined the IFPS last July, I knew that one of my main goals was to increase the overall awareness of our […] Read More

Name an FPEF Scholarship (4/22/2016)

Help keep our industry supplied with young professionals as they continue their education. Underwrite a scholarship in your company’s name by giving a $2,000+ donation as a Corporate Scholarship Underwriter.  An FPEF scholarship – sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME – will be awarded to a high-caliber student pursuing fluid power interests. You may also designate […] Read More

bolted2 How to Ensure Bolted Joint Integrity When Using a Compression Limiter in a Plastic Assembly (4/20/2016)

Compression limiters are used to protect plastic components in bolted joints and maintain a threaded fastener’s clamp load by eliminating plastic creep. To function properly, bearing surface beneath the bolt’s head must extend over the compression limiter to contact the plastic component. If this bearing surface is too small, the host component may not be […] Read More

burns-hargis Engineers Will Lead the Way (4/18/2016)

Q&A with Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis Q: How can we inspire the next generation of innovative engineers? A: By continuing to demostrate that engineering matters to society. Tackling problems and making a difference have always motivated engineers. Engineers will lead the way as we address some of our planet’s most critical needs, such as […] Read More

bauma2 BAUMA 2016 (4/17/2016)

The Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles, and Construction Equipment April 11-17, 2016 / Munich, Germany BAUMA – held for the 31st time in 2016 – is the heartbeat of industry. Visitors can meet international market leaders and see the latest pioneering innovations from around the world. The conference […] Read More

eric-lanke NFPA’s Role in Fluid Power Standardization Advocacy (4/15/2016)

by Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO Standards development is a key activity that contributes to the fulfillment of NFPA’s mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. As a result, our Board of Directors recently determined that it may, from time to time, be appropriate for NFPA to take a position of public advocacy for a particular […] Read More

success profile2 Profile: J.H. Fletcher & Co. (4/13/2016)

An interview with David Cooper, Vice President of Risk Management What makes J.H. Fletcher & Co. stand out in the fluid power industry? J.H. Fletcher & Co. has been a distinguished name in the mining industry since 1937. The company maintains a business focus on the core values set by its founder: increasing safety and […] Read More

ifps members Members Get More (4/13/2016)

IFPS members have the benefit of the Society’s 50+ years of expertise and experience representing the fluid power and motion control industry. Membership supports a nonprofit organization dedicated to the unique interests of fluid power system designers, engineers, specialists, technicians, and mechanics throughout their careers. IFPS membership also demonstrates a commitment to your professional life. […] Read More

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