Fluid Power Journal

Engineer’s Dream Has Wings

Jeanne Deaver’s life was changed her senior year of high school when a teacher offered her advice on college choices. Today, the mechanical engineer and …

SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston

SCHUNK held its grand opening to launch its new Service and Technology Center in Houston, Tex. The center has a milling machine, lathe, air chuck display, and …

Improve your Marketability with the IFPS

Not long ago I found myself looking for a career change within the fluid power industry, and it was at that time I truly realized the value of my involvement …

Plattco Partners with Nexmatix for Energy-Saving Valve

Plattco Corp., through a partnership with Nexmatix, is introducing an energy-efficient Double Flap Airlock® valve for material handling. The valve, built with …

Walking Beam Cylinder Drifting Up

A processing plant in Pakistan had a walking-beam system that would move coils of finished product to shipping for processing. Several “pot-belly” …

13 Countries Present Market Trends at 2017 World Fluid Power Summit

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO The world of fluid power came together at a unique event held in conjunction with the recent IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, …

Benefits of Designing Hydraulic Equipment with Hydraulic Cylinders Per ISO Standards

By Lido Boni, Past Convenor, ISO TC 131/SC3/WG1 Hydraulic Cylinders There are four main ISO standards for mounting dimensions related to hydraulic cylinders. …

Monster Truck Event Calls in PIRTEK to Keep Show on Schedule

A front-end loader had blown a hose while preparing the ground for a New Orleans Monster Jam competition at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, prompting a call to …

Next-Generation Aerospace Sensors Respond to New Demands

The advent of advanced composite materials used in constructing aircraft, along with the push to reduce costs of operation, have resulted in significant …

The FPEF And The NFPA Education And Technology Foundation Join Forces

Dear Reader, With careful consideration, a fiduciary decision was made by both the FPEF and the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Boards of Trustees to …

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