Fluid Power Journal

Hose Testing Methods for Optimal Performance

Predicting the life of a hose and determining the source of a failure can be difficult. Understanding how or when a failure occurs is time, temperature, and …

Quads and the Fluid Power Systems Conference

When I first heard the word “quadrillion,” I thought it was a fictitious number like “gazillion” or “bazillion,” but it turns out to be a real …

The Dirty 30

A tool supplier called one day asking for help. A fiberglass plant was experiencing problems with one of its compressed air powered tools, a circular saw used …

Rough-Terrain Telescopic Forklifts Keep Expeditionary Military Operations Up and Running

DuraForce Pumps from Eaton Equip the RT022 forklifts with reliable, precise control and maneuverability, even in difficult terrain. Kalmar specializes in port …

So, You Say You Want to Make a Difference

One of the most rewarding things that ever happened to me in the field of fluid power was when a high school student spoke to me after a two-hour pneumatic …

Problem: What Is The Easiest Fix?

Why doesn’t the adjustable flow control regulate the speed to open a door equipped with an automatic door closer? What is the easiest fix? The original …

ISO Technical Committee Works to Advance Energy Efficiency

The International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee for fluid power (TC 131), along with 19 of its subcommittees and working groups, converged …

Call for Presenters: Share Your Expertise at Motion, Drive & Automation North America at IMTS

Help increase energy efficiency and productivity! NFPA is looking for industry experts to discuss best practices in fluid power at the Integrated Industries …

NFPA’s New Market Information Website Launched

The new market information website now serves as the main point of entry for all NFPA data and reports on the latest industry trends, size, and forecasts for …

Fluid Power Industry Reviews, Selects Research Projects for CCEFP

One of the most common questions I get about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is how they pick which research projects to fund. It’s …

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