Fluid Power Journal

Vacuum Valves

Vacuum Valves

Click images to enlarge The most common form of vacuum generation is a vacuum venturi, often referred to as a “vacuum pump.” This can..

06/21/2015 with 0 Comments
2015 Photo Contest

2015 Photo Contest

June 19th is Fluid Power Professionals’ Day – a day of recognition for all of us who work in the fluid power field! It has been said..

06/19/2015 with 0 Comments
Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Just as lowering blood pressure reduces stress on your heart, lowering your compressed air pressure reduces stress on the heart of your..

06/14/2015 with 0 Comments
Pressure Effects on Seal Performance

Pressure Effects on Seal Performance

Standard shaft seals or rotary shaft seals are typically found in low-speed or low-pressure environments. As the speed of the shaft..

06/10/2015 with 0 Comments
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE/AI – Emeritus Raymond F. Hanley, a tremendous advocate of the IFPS and fluid power industry, passed away near his..

06/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Troubleshooting: Science or Black Art?

Troubleshooting: Science or Black Art?

The increasing complexity of today’s hydraulic equipment means there is a lot to know about proactive maintenance to achieve optimum..

06/07/2015 with 0 Comments
Fluid Injection Injury

Fluid Injection Injury

When I was working for a mining company, I realized an area that everyone could learn and/or refresh their knowledge in was safety, and..

06/03/2015 with 0 Comments
An Employer’s Guide to Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training

An Employer’s Guide to Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training

Many occupational standards and regulations explicitly require employers to train employees in the health and safety aspects of their..

05/31/2015 with 0 Comments
Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool

Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool

By Dr. Robert Cialdini, Ph.D In business today, effective influence is essential. Want your ideas implemented? You must influence others to..

05/27/2015 with 0 Comments

Focus On Energy

This is what we know: An electro-mechanical system can operate at about 96% overall efficiency. A typical hydraulic system will operate at..

05/20/2015 with 0 Comments
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