Fluid Power Journal

NFPA Elects Tricia Fulton to be Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

The NFPA officially has elected Tricia Fulton, the CFO at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Fulton is …

NFPA’s Day on Capitol Hill

by Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO Thanks to all the NFPA members who joined me February 9-10 for our first “day” on Capitol Hill. Representatives of Caterpillar, …

FPEF Fundraising Initiative that GIVES money

FPEF raised over $2,500 (more than enough for a full scholarship) with its 2016 Calendar Lottery. One fluid power student will receive a scholarship in April. …

2016 IFPS Spring Meeting

Special thanks to the 35 IFPS members who recently met in San Diego, California, to conduct the IFPS 2016 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the …

Managing Software Updates

An interview of Yolanda Petre, Software Engineering Manager at Eaton Can you describe your group and its role in software development? We have a team of …

Cylinder Sensing Without Rod Drilling

Rota Hall-effect linear sensors in the mobile materials-handling industry offer solutions for all cylinder types. Cranes, telehandlers, forklifts, or …

Rotational Speed Sensors for Hydraulic Drive Units

If you are a manufacturer who equips hydraulic units with rotational speed measurement devices, or if you’re a user who buys such units from a supplier, the …

Hydraulic Solutions for Blueberry Production

The United States, along with the rest of the world, is trying to eat healthier. In our search for tasty food with lower calories, we have helped create a boom …

Mobile Equipment Reservoir Baffle Innovation

Hydraulic oil in mobile equipment reservoirs has disturbances caused by the motion of the equipment. Fluid disturbances are commonly called …

FIRST Students Offer Helping Hands – Literally – to Those in Need

Most eighth grade students spend their lunch breaks eating a sandwich or snacking on a burrito. However, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 6914 “Charging Chaos” …

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