Fluid Power Journal

FIRST Celebrates Championship Event’s 2018 Arrival in Detroit

FIRST rallied support for STEM education in Detroit on January 12 through an event at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Gov. Rick Snyder and Ken …

Industry Profile: New PIRTEK Location Aims at Hydraulic, Pneumatic Customer Base on Space Coast

Residents of Florida’s Space Coast can still occasionally see an Atlas rocket roar off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral and crease the sky—and with …

CANopen Fluid Control Profile Updated

The CAN in Automation (CiA) international users’ and manufacturers’ group has released version 2.1 of the CANopen device profile for fluid power …

Parker to Acquire Filtration Company CLARCOR

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, and CLARCOR Inc., Franklin, Tenn., announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement under with …

Transforming Applications

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, …

Advanced Products and Game-Changing Engineering are Trending for Fluid Power Pros

The NFPA released a November 2016 survey on the “State of the Fluid Power Industry.” The study notes that distributors see annual shipments for their …

Fluid Power Grant Awarded to Middle School

River Road Middle School in North Carolina was awarded a matching grant for technology integration by Goldenrod Research Corp. Through the grant, high-tech …

FPDA Announces New Executive Director

The FPDA Motion & Control Network has appointed Barbara Dunlavey, CMP, CAE, as its new executive director. With more than 20 years of experience managing …

Fluid Power Vocabulary ISO 5598

By John F. Berninger, CFPE, past chair of ISO TC 131 (2003-2015) Have you ever had a conversation about pressure in a fluid power system only to realize that …

Non-Contact Transport Delicately Handles Chocolate-Coated Cookies

“Handle with care” is a paramount demand for a variety of products. At the same time, sensitive objects such as cookies, plastics, paper, or electronic …

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