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2017 Photo Contest

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staff10 Meet the Staff of the Fluid Power Journal (1/16/2017)

Started working for FPJ: March 1, 1993 Duties: Oversight and final approval Hobbies and Interests: Walking, jogging, hiking, boating, construction, and working at our church. Professionally, I love helping to create awesome products from scratch—concept to completion. It’s very rewarding. Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) because […] Read More

exoskeleton Powering a New Level of Independence in Human Motion Control (1/12/2017)

Indego® exoskeleton is a powered lower limb orthotic device developed by The Human Motion and Control Business Unit of Parker Hannifin, with clinical partners The Shepherd Center, Kessler Foundation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), and Craig Hospital. The device enables people with spinal cord injuries to walk and participate in over-ground gait training, and offers […] Read More

divide_1 Divide and Conquer (1/10/2017)

Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, entertains and protects us, and all with a power density and flexibility that is unmatched in any other power transfer system. However, when it comes to efficiency, fluid […] Read More

cylinder Displacement Cylinders vs. Regeneration Circuits (1/9/2017)

When a cylinder with a long stroke is required, there are additional design considerations. Long-stroke cylinders are subject to compression stresses like any other cylinder, but buckling is another factor. Buckling can occur when long, slender cylinders are exposed to forces well below compressive stress limits. The classic example is a yardstick. Stand a yardstick […] Read More

ifpe-feat The Power of New Solutions (1/5/2017)

Download IFPE Map  •  Download Exhibitors’ Booth Listing IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Las Vegas welcomes IFPE 2017 to the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11, 2017. Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the largest […] Read More

iso4 Graphical Standard 1219 (1/4/2017)

By Gary Baumgardner, principle engineer at Parker Hannifin Corp., TC 131 chairman We use or are guided by graphical symbols every day of our lives. Stop signs are standardized hexagonal graphical symbols indicating when you need to stop and yield to oncoming traffic. School zone signs, caution signs, and no-passing-zone signs all have standardized shapes […] Read More

RYCO Opens Location in Houston (1/3/2017)

RYCO Hydraulics Inc., opened a new location in Houston in November 2016, its first in Texas and fifth location in North America. The location includes a service center combined with mobile service vans. The service center offers counter service Mon-Fri for those in need of replacement parts, while the mobile service vans will serve Houston-area […] Read More

JARP Industries Acquires Ordered Motion Systems (1/3/2017)

JARP Industries, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic cylinders in Wausau, Wis., completed an asset purchase agreement of Ordered Motion Systems Inc., a producer of large bore, telescopic cylinders. Manufactured primarily for the oil and gas industries, these cylinders play a role in large, complex applications such as mast and substructure raising and walking systems, drilling […] Read More

Renishaw Announces North American Expansion (1/3/2017)

Renishaw Inc. announced a series of advancements to the North American market, which includes the senior U.S. management team and the completion of a new technology center to serve the automotive market and other industries set to break ground in early 2017 in Auburn Hills, Mich. The center will provide turnkey measuring solutions to automotive […] Read More

Spectronics and ChemPoint Sign Distribution Agreement (1/3/2017)

Spectronics Corp., Westbury, N.Y., and ChemPoint.com EMEA BV, a subsidiary of Univar Inc., formed a strategic partnership for distribution of the SPECTROLINE WATER-GLO® fluorescent leak detection dye for water/water-glycol-based systems. Terms of the agreement grant ChemPoint the exclusive right to distribute and market the product in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Read More

Parker to Acquire Filtration Company CLARCOR (1/3/2017)

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, and CLARCOR Inc., Franklin, Tenn., announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement under with Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including assumption of net debt. CLARCOR is a marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial, and environmental filtration products with annual sales of […] Read More

GS Global Resources, MSOE Applied Tech Center Announce Seminars (1/3/2017)

GS Global Resources, Mukwonago, Wis., and MSOE Applied Technology Center, Milwaukee, Wis., announced a new seminar series for industry professionals and hydraulic systems engineers. Seminar attendees will gain technical knowledge and industry contacts. This combination of professional development and networking is designed to enhance careers and ongoing development within MSOE’s technical training structure. The 2017 […] Read More

Servi Fluid Power Owner Management Team Secures Buy-Out (1/3/2017)

The remaining and full ownership of Servi Fluid Power, Inc., Houston, Tex., has transferred from its parent company, The Servi Group, to the existing owner management team through an amicable management buyout for an undisclosed amount. Michael Blenkinsop has been appointed as the new chairman. The deal enables the management team, all of whom have […] Read More



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