Fluid Power Journal

Hannon Hydraulics Celebrates 40th Anniversary

In August 1976, H. Wade Reed started Hannon Hydraulics in a small home garage. After several moves in the first few years from that original garage, Hannon …

PIRTEK Hose Replacement Keeps Lollapalooza Show on Schedule

Lollapalooza is an annual music festival that tours North America with acts that include alternative rock, punk, metal, and comedy. The event was in setup mode …

Online Hydraulic Safety Training

IFPS, in conjunction with the International Hydraulics Safety Authority*, offers online Hydraulic Safety Training courses. Courses provide an awareness of …

Just Scan and Order: PTS Simplifies Asset Tracking/Management

In the fast-paced automobile industry, a stoppage on the production line can make any CFO sweat over the cost. The same holds true for the part manufacturers, …

Measure Compressed Air Efficiency and Save

Air compressors and dryers are usually decked out with a good set of gauges to measure pressure and temperature, but rarely is there anything that shows the …

Innovation is the Key to Progress

I have heard many engineers complain that industry is too timid when it comes to innovation. Incremental improvements are pursued while major opportunities for …

Load Sensors: Types and Best Practices in Selection and Installation

Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment. When you need to convert force into a measurable …

Transforming Fluid Power: My Torque Isn’t Working

Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, …

Punkin Chunkin

Using Technology to See How Far a Pumpkin Can Fly Each year, people converge on a piece of land with their trebuchets, catapults, torsions, and air cannons …

Problem: Minimum Pressure

What would be the minimum pressure required to hold the given load on the pneumatic cylinder? Think you know the answer? Submit …

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