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Hold It Down

Hold It Down

Most of my previous articles have been about vacuum pick-and-place, which is the most common application in fluid power circles for vacuum..

11/19/2014 with 0 Comments
How to Keep Oil Dry and Clean in Challenging Environments

How to Keep Oil Dry and Clean in Challenging Environments

For several dozen years, subsea hydraulic systems have relied on air springs to serve as self-contained volume compensators. Now the same..

11/16/2014 with 0 Comments
Fluid Power Professionals and The Military

Fluid Power Professionals and The Military

G.I. Bill Information The IFPS is an approved organization by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide..

11/10/2014 with 0 Comments
Military Vehicle Driving Simulator Uses Synchronized Electro-Hydraulic Controls

Military Vehicle Driving Simulator Uses Synchronized Electro-Hydraulic Controls

A standard way of building motion simulators is to start with a Stewart platform. Stewart platforms enable movement with six degrees of..

11/09/2014 with 0 Comments
2014 IFPS Meeting – Charleston, SC

2014 IFPS Meeting – Charleston, SC

11/05/2014 with 0 Comments
Safety Locks Keep Opera Singing

Safety Locks Keep Opera Singing

As with all theater performances, the illusion of a reality on an opera stage must be preserved seamlessly and without visual distraction...

11/02/2014 with 0 Comments
Repairing Hydraulic Servo Valves in Seismic Vibrator Trucks

Repairing Hydraulic Servo Valves in Seismic Vibrator Trucks

Seismic vibrator trucks (aka “thumper trucks”) send shockwaves deep into the earth’s subsurface to locate untapped hydrocarbon..

10/26/2014 with 0 Comments
Internships at Magnetek Provide Experience, Opportunity

Internships at Magnetek Provide Experience, Opportunity

In the Spring of 2012, when software engineering student Kevin Luty began his search for an internship the summer after his junior year,..

10/19/2014 with 0 Comments
Hydraulic Output Tripled, Manufacturing Headaches Eliminated

Hydraulic Output Tripled, Manufacturing Headaches Eliminated

While everyone wants to stay on the road to continuous improvement, many are too busy fighting fires and can’t make the time to begin..

10/12/2014 with 0 Comments
Is Your Air Compressor Control Smarter Than a Four Year Old?

Is Your Air Compressor Control Smarter Than a Four Year Old?

One of the biggest problems in compressed air systems with rotary screw compressors is inefficient compressor control. Hundreds of..

10/05/2014 with 0 Comments
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