Fluid Power Journal

Wake-Up Call

If you are reading this article, you probably already know what fluid power is, how most of us ended up in this field, and how hard it is to find your …

Increasing Awareness, Strengthening Our Industry

I would like to thank each and every member of the IFPS for making the Society what it is today. There is a bond of professional fellowship among us that I …

Fluid Power Profitability – The Power of a Business Accelerator Model

There is untapped profitability to uncover for the design and engineering teams sizing up hydraulic and pneumatic sealing and bearing systems for specialized …

What is Your Competitive Advantage?

The fluid power marketplace is competitive; no one disputes this statement. In order to thrive in today’s market, you need to ask yourself some important …

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation – Evolving with the Needs of the Industry

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) has charted a new course focusing on two major missions over the calendar year 2014. Our primary mission is to …

Next-Generation Hydraulics: Efficient Machines, Precise Control

In today’s hydraulic marketplace, manufacturers and end users need efficient equipment they can rely on to get the job done. Regardless of the end …

MOOCs and the Future of Fluid Power Education

Fluid power is an important enabling technology for mechanical, agricultural, and aerospace engineering. These disciplines graduate over 20,000 engineers a …

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 athletes and actors. You …

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 around oil field …

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 course, so by …

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