Fluid Power Journal

Pneumatic Cylinder Cushioning: Increasing the Efficiency of Your Entire Pneumatic System

By Mike Guelker, Product Manager – Pneumatic Actuators FESTO Corporation With the right end-position cushioning, you can significantly increase the …

Results from the 2018 Minnesota Skills Competition

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Mabin, CFPS, Fleet Pride Truck & Trailer Parts Host School: Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Student of the Year …

Total Energy Needed

What is the total energy in Joules needed to be dissipated by a shock absorber that is positioned under a hoist that releases a free-falling load of 100 kg, 1 …

What Will the Fluid Power Industry Look Like in 2023?

By Eric Lanke At the NFPA Board of Directors meeting in February, Board and Strategic Task Force members participated in an exercise to create a view of the …

Demystifying Pilot Ratios in the Overcenter/Counterbalance Valves

By Maurice A. J. Ashmore, Global Chief Engineer SICV & HIC, Eaton’s Hydraulics Business, Warwick UK A common challenge in the design of hydraulically …

What is the Real Size of that Pump?

Revisions to ISO 8624: A standard for determination of the derived capacity of hydraulic pumps and motors By Jose M. Garcia-Bravo, CFPS, and Jason Nicholson …

Certification Empowers Opportunity

Certification empowers individuals and companies with confidence, credibility and efficiency IFPS CERTIFICATION empowers fluid power distributors, …

Fluid Power Through the Eyes of an Electrical Engineer

By Randy Bobbitt, CFPS Fluid Power has been part of my life since 1984. I was initially hired by Hydro-Line Manufacturing because I was an experienced …

VFD120: Electric-operated Variable-priority Flow Divider

Developed for mobile applications, the new VFD120-E, which will be launched in the third quarter of 2018, can be used to remotely control hydraulic motor and …

Hydraulic Circuits: Industrial Valve, Mobile Valve, or Diverter Valve?

By Paul Badowski, CFPS, Cross Company – Mobile Hydraulics & Control Systems Group Industrial Hydraulic Valves Industrial hydraulic valves are available …

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