Fluid Power Journal

NFPA Identifies Strategy Agenda to Address the Needs of the Fluid Power Industry

The NFPA is working on a strategy agenda, which includes the following three strategic priorities: Inclusiveness: Serving as a forum where..

02/18/2015 with 0 Comments

2014 CFPA Annual Meeting Underscores Fluid Power’s Workforce Challenges

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) was held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It had been several years..

02/18/2015 with 0 Comments

Teaching Grants Engage Students in Fluid Power

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded six teaching grants that will begin in January 2015. The objective of the grants is to..

02/18/2015 with 0 Comments
Problem: Vacuum Regulators

Problem: Vacuum Regulators

I maintain a mobile medical unit (hospital), which is a large semi-truck that opens up to over 1,000 square feet for emergency medical..

02/18/2015 with 0 Comments
Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

That pounding feeling in your brain may not be a migraine headache; it could be the piston-style reciprocating compressor pounding away in..

02/15/2015 with 1 Comment
Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers. The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated..

02/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 2

Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 2

Air cylinders are offered in a variety of industry standards. Within these standards, air cylinders come in an assortment of shapes, sizes,..

02/04/2015 with 0 Comments
2015 Systems Integrator Directory

2015 Systems Integrator Directory

Download our 2015 Directory Listing and Product Matrix below. Click on the images for a PDF version.

02/02/2015 with 0 Comments
Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

If you are reading this article, you probably already know what fluid power is, how most of us ended up in this field, and how hard it is..

01/25/2015 with 0 Comments
Fluid Power Student Club “Gives Back”

Fluid Power Student Club “Gives Back”

Members of the Fluid Power Student Club at the Brooklyn Park campus of Hennepin Technical College decided to give back for all they are..

01/21/2015 with 0 Comments
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