Fluid Power Journal

Fluid Power: An Evolutionary Industry, Served by a Progressive Society (IFPS)

Bishwajit Ranjan, PE, CFPE, CFPS The speed of evolution in the fields of science and technology has been rapid. While it took Apollo-11 seventy five hours to …

Ensure Temperature and Viscosity Compatibility

The temperature at which the fluid is to be working must be considered. At elevated temperatures, high water based fluids may lose water as it evaporates and …

IFPS Brings Study Manuals To Life!

Whether you are studying for the Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification test or simply want to enhance your existing hydraulics skills in a convenient and …

Hold It Down – Vacuum Clamping

By Daniel Pascoe President of Davasol,  Inc. Most of the articles I have authored for Fluid Power Journal have been about vacuum pick and place, which is the …

Refrigerated Extractor Dryers

This series of Refrigerated Air Dryers provides reduced dewpoint temperatures and air line filtration for a wide variety of compressed air applications. The …

Newly Developed: Pneumatic Solution Ensures Model Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles

By Xavier van Aelst, Director Food & Beverage, AVENTICS A pneumatic solution from Aventics allows users to monitor the pre-blow molding process in the …

Clamp and Drill Circuit Will Not Release the Part

A new hydraulic system was installed on an old “Clamp and Drill” machine. A PLC would shift a directional valve clamping the part and a proximity switch …

Advantages and Applications of Aerospace Quality Fittings

John Joyce, Director of Marketing Brennan Industries Seamless stainless steel tubing is frequently used in hydraulic systems. Seamless tube can be bent to …

New! NFPA Financial Benchmark Survey Available for Distributor Members

The NFPA Financial Benchmark Survey, also known as the PROFIT Report, and conducted with the help of the Profit Planning Group, is an annual survey that helps …

Certification Really Does Empower Opportunity

Many individuals in our industry are familiar with the progression of IFPS Certifications (i.e. Hydraulic Specialist + Pneumatic Specialist = Specialist.) IFPS …

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