Fluid Power Journal

NFPA Members Inspire the Next Generation

Throughout the month of October, NFPA members opened their doors to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of careers in the industry. …

The Value of Fluid Power Training and Certification

by D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, 2018-2019 President, IFPS If your experience is at all like mine, you entered your first fluid power job with little …

ICUEE 2017

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2017 Delivers Innovative Industry Trends, Hands-On Experiences, and Enthusiastic Crowds …

Registration Open for 2018 NFPA Annual Conference

Join us in Orlando for the NFPA 2018 Annual Conference. Scheduled for February 20-22 at the Four Seasons Resort–Orlando at Disney World, this is an event you …

Research to Watch: Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This …

Essentra Components Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

  Essentra Components has come a long way from its days as a local three-man shop. In 1968, those three men formed their own business, dubbed Alliance …

Online Live HS and PS Certification Review Training

Need a Review for the new Hydraulic Specialist or Pneumatic Specialist Certification Tests? Use our Distance Learning collaboration. An Accredited Instructor …

Directional Valve Seals Failing

I was asked to help inspect a 4″ bore, 2″ rod cylinder that had a 40″ stroke and an 8″ stop tube. It had a D05 size mounting pad …

ISO Standards Development Continues in Switzerland

The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) in Winterthur, Switzerland was the host of the fall TC 131 fluid power systems ISO standards development …

Hold It Right There: Methods for Stopping a Linear Pneumatic Actuator’s Movement in Mid-stroke

By Richard Bullers, SMC, CFPPS A machine operator defeats a guard and reaches his hand into a machine to reset a part in a nest, but misjudges the speed of …

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