Fluid Power Journal

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 …

The Negative Effects of Over-Pressurization

Power transmission in a hydraulic system is a product of flow and pressure. It follows that the power rating of a hydraulic pump or actuator is a product of …

Don’t Choke!

One of the more confusing aspects of vacuum pick-and-place systems is vacuum flow. Flow in a vacuum system, like any other fluid power project involving …

NSF MME Workshop Helps Chart Course for Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Research

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Back in May I participated in a workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing, hosted by the University of Minnesota and …

Meeting with DOE VTO Begins Fluid Power Research Discussion

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO With our university research and education partner the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA has been …

Steel Mill Accumulator

Years ago we built the complete hydraulic system for a continuous steel caster at a steel producer. The HPU had a 300-gallon reservoir with 6 pumps each driven …

Hydraulics in the Entertainment Industry Present an Interesting, Challenging Career Opportunity

By Mark Castle, Head of Automation KÀ at MGM Hotel and Casino During my career in the entertainment business, I have had the opportunity to design, build, …

Precision Diaphragm Regulators

The ISO 9001: 2008 DR-2 series provides greater accuracy and repeatability (+/-0.15 psi) to the MAR series regulator line while maintaining the same flow and …

Pressure Transmitter

The Model 386 pressure transmitter features a flush tip-zero cavity design, which eliminates the traditional measurement challenges of port clogging. It also …

Profile: Engrenage Provincial Inc.

An Interview with Maxime Moisan, ing., MASc., CFPS, Director of Training What makes your company stand out in the industry? The scope of our services, our …

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