Fluid Power Journal

Protecting the Heart of the Hydraulic System

By Donald C. Krause, Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. By controlling contamination and keeping your fluids clean, you can extend the life of all the components in your …

Upcoming Accredited Instructor (AI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctor (AJPP) Workshops

October 15-18, 2018, in Auburn, Washington (near Seattle) The AI workshop assess instructional abilities and acquaints the participant with the IFPS …

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Words is an “Animated” Picture Worth?

Visually seeing a circuit perform along with a description of operation can increase the comprehension of a particular component’s operation and its function …

The Value of Fluid Power Certification That Speaks to the Customer

By Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFC Industrial Training When I started CFC Industrial Training in 1990, …

NFPA Announces 2018 Robotics Challenge Winner

Jacob Barnes of Orcutt, California, is the winner of the 2018 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship, which awards him $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) …

Controlling Contamination in Hydraulic Equipment

By Tony Noblit, Market Development Manager, Houghton International Inc. In today’s world, more demands are being placed on hydraulic equipment and fluid with …

IMTS 2018

September 10 – 15, 2018 • McCormick Place • Chicago, Il The largest manufacturing exposition and technology conference is taking over McCormick Place in …

Leaks Are There For Finding

By Thomas W. Kreher, CFPPT The continual buzz about leaks in compressed air systems has jaded many. Whether a popular topic or not, the challenge to fix leaks …

PRESSURE TRAP B versus D LIP U-SEALS

By Sonny Goldsmith What is the difference between a “B” lip u-seal and a “D” lip u-seal? When do you use one style and when should you use the other? …

The Power Efficiency Diamond

By Brendan Casey, Hydraulicsupermarket.com I came across this instructive case study recently: In the quest for improved fuel consumption, the manufacturer of …

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