Fluid Power Journal

Training the Fluid Power Professionals of the Future

Training the Fluid Power Professionals of the Future

Ask a group of sixth graders what they would like to be when they grow up. You will receive glamorous answers, such as professional..

04/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Safety in Fluid Power Systems

Safety in Fluid Power Systems

As an employee at Womack for 26 years, I have had several jobs. I spent almost 10 years as an outside salesman in West Texas, working..

02/28/2014 with 0 Comments
Perfect Reliability

Perfect Reliability

Is it possible, in the 21st century, to build a hydraulic system that doesn’t break down? Mechanical devices will eventually wear out, of..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
“What a Long, Strange, Trip it’s been.”

“What a Long, Strange, Trip it’s been.”

In the words of one of my favorite bands, “What a Long, Strange, Trip it’s been.” Having been elected to serve as the 2014 president..

01/01/2014 with 0 Comments
What is Mechatronics?

What is Mechatronics?

The latest buzzword used within colleges and among many industry leaders is “mechatronics.” If one consults Wikipedia, the definition..

10/24/2013 with 0 Comments
Fluid Power Systems Conference

Fluid Power Systems Conference

Reliable and Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics for Today and Tomorrow This November, the three leading fluid power organizations—The..

09/30/2013 with 0 Comments
To Be or Not to Be…Certified

To Be or Not to Be…Certified

Certification adds a third dimension to your portfolio; education and experience are the other two. In baseball, we look for a player with..

08/29/2013 with 0 Comments
For the Kid in All of Us

For the Kid in All of Us

The term “outreach” isn’t typically associated with our professional lives. When I think of outreach, I think of church or a..

07/31/2013 with 0 Comments
A Call To Action

A Call To Action

As president of the International Fluid Power Society this year, I have had the pleasure of attending a large number of trade shows and..

06/28/2013 with 1 Comment
Is IFPS Certification Right For You?

Is IFPS Certification Right For You?

How safe are my employees? How efficient and reliable are my systems? What is my competitive advantage? Am I certifiable; are my employees?..

05/03/2013 with 0 Comments
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