Fluid Power Journal

Dana Enters Purchase Agreement of Brevini Group

Dana Inc., Maumee, Ohio, entered a definitive agreement to purchase the power transmission and fluid power businesses of Brevini Group, S.p.A. Dana plans to …

Fluid Power Grant Awarded to Middle School

River Road Middle School in North Carolina was awarded a matching grant for technology integration by Goldenrod Research Corp. Through the grant, high-tech …

Prove Your Competence and Gain Confidence with IFPS Certification

By Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director Professional certification offers numerous benefits that IFPS has detailed many times since the inception of …

2017 Photo Contest

We love seeing images of the industry in action and the professionals who keep it going. Have your camera handy for a chance to win some cash and get …

How to Solve Hydraulic System Overheating Problems

Based on polls I’ve conducted with my Hydraulics Pro Club members over the years, overheating ranks number two in the list of most common problems with …

Design Considerations for a More Efficient Power Unit Circuit

You’ve determined the power requirement for the next generation of your machine, and you’re ready to size the cooling circuit to achieve optimum energy …

Vacuum Measurement: A Basic Guide

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the level of vacuum being generated in an industrial application. This article explains …

Compressed Air System Designs Begin with the Demands

The purpose of an assessment of an existing compressed air system or the design of a new one is to establish sustainable best practices for maximizing the …

Quick Check of Accumulator Precharge

Watch the gauge showing pressure at the hydraulic side of the accumulator. Start the pump. The gauge will “jump” to the accumulator precharge …

Monitor Equipment Performance

PLCs with PID loops can often be used to monitor equipment performance, sometimes even without adding dedicated sensors. For example, consider a simple …

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