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2015 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

2015 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” – a day of..

12/31/2014 with 0 Comments
Implementing Cutting-Edge Conveying Technology: A How-To Guide

Implementing Cutting-Edge Conveying Technology: A How-To Guide

Click on the images to enlarge. In today’s business climate, food processing and packaging companies are responding to the growth in raw..

12/28/2014 with 0 Comments
Turn It Off!

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed..

12/21/2014 with 0 Comments
Central Control of Compressors Reduces Energy Waste

Central Control of Compressors Reduces Energy Waste

Click on images to enlarge According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some 10% of all the energy consumed by industrial plants is used to..

12/17/2014 with 0 Comments
LVIT Sensors and the Future of Proportional Position Sensing in Hydraulic Cylinders

LVIT Sensors and the Future of Proportional Position Sensing in Hydraulic Cylinders

Actuation by hydraulic fluid power is simply the best way to efficiently move things with force. Around the world, wherever motion by..

12/14/2014 with 0 Comments
Which Hydraulic Fluid?

Which Hydraulic Fluid?

Most hydraulic systems will operate satisfactorily using a variety of fluids. These include multigrade engine oil, automatic transmission..

12/07/2014 with 0 Comments
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
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