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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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

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

2014 IFPS Meeting – Charleston, SC

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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... Read More

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.. Read More

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,.. Read More

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.. Read More

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.. Read More

10/05/2014 with 0 Comments
Eaton “Educates the Educators” at Its 2014 Instructor Symposium

Eaton “Educates the Educators” at Its 2014 Instructor Symposium

Every year, Eaton aims to “teach the teachers” the latest information covering a variety of fluid power components and technologies... Read More

10/05/2014 with 0 Comments
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