Fluid Power Journal

Quick-Changing Robots

Enabling a single robot to exchange end effectors during a manufacturing or assembly process, much as a human is capable of operating different tools, …

NFPA Joins ARM

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Three major government funding initiatives for fluid power research have so far come out of the fluid power industry’s …

Next Generation Hydraulic Fluids: High-Performance & Environmental Safety

By Josh Green, EnBio Industries Selecting the right hydraulic fluid for an application is not always an easy task for a hydraulic system operator. When the …

IFPS 2018 Spring Meeting

February 27 – March 1, 2018  •  Embassy Suites  •  Albuquerque, New Mexico Network with industry professionals during the IFPS Spring Meeting …

Shot Blasting for Hard Surfaces

Shot blasting better protects powertrain components from damage, while increasing their cyclic loading capacity. Automobile manufacturers use shot blasting for …

Distribution Partnership: RG Group with Dynex High Pressure Hydraulics

RG Group, headquartered in York, PA, announced the agreement with manufacturer Dynex to distribute pumps, valves, motors and power units to the Mid-Atlantic …

SFC KOENIG® Increases Plug Production In North America

SFC KOENIG®, a global supplier of sealing and flow control components, has added manufacturing equipment for KOENIG EXPANDER® pull-style plugs in its North …

PIRTEK Expands Southeast Presence

The new PIRTEK location is its first hydraulic hose service location in South Carolina. Jason Barrs opened his franchise, PIRTEK Columbia, under the …

Echo Engineering Acquires Ammex Plastics

Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Ammex Plastics, a full-service plastic components manufacturer, based in …

Determine the Appropriate Solution to Control Air Cylinder Speed

Because air is a compressible fluid, controlling the speed of actuators is a unique problem. A pressurized air cylinder that is not under load will extend …

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