Fluid Power Journal

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Pneumatic Cylinder ISO Standards

Let’s start with a little background on the ISO committees. ISO TC131 is the committee responsible for fluid power. One of the groups underneath TC131 is …

The Case for Using Radio Frequency Remote Controls in Mobile Machines

Let’s Set the Stage: You are an operator of a concrete pump that is delivering concrete to the top of a six-story building. You need to move the nozzle into …

2017 Skills Competition

Hosted by Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Granite Falls 2017 Student of the Year Awards At the skills competition, one student from each …

Demystifying Hysteresis With Solenoid Control

A common shortcoming in applying fluid power products to industrial and mobile equipment today is hysteresis, a problem often unreported due to the lack of …

2017 OTC Continues to Drive Innovation

Attendees from Across the Globe Gather in Houston for Annual Event’s 49th Edition Photo © OTC/Rodney White 2017 Offshore energy industry experts and leaders …

“Lifting” a 48,000-ton Platform in the Open Ocean

It was the biggest assignment employees at Bosch Rexroth in Boxtel had ever faced, and it took more than two years to carry it out. But they seized with both …

Preventative Maintenance on Roll Formers Saves Money and Time

Protect your investment & business by making time for maintenance Every investment is worth protecting. When you invest in machinery or equipment that is …

Effects of Grease on Rotary Shaft Seals

Less than 20% of seals and gaskets ever reach their expected “operating life” in any given application. Of the 80% that are replaced due to scheduled …

Basic Vacuum Conveying

There exist many different methods of conveying product with vacuum. Some are very elaborate, and indeed, some are very expensive. The conveyance of material …

How to Determine Hydraulic Pump Condition Using Volumetric Efficiency

Hydraulic pumps convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. A high-performance piston pump can make this conversion with an overall efficiency of 92%. If …

2017 Photo Contest Winners

The Photo Contest was created to celebrate the wonder of fluid power and the talented professionals who work in the industry. This year’s contest resulted …

Pressure & Vacuum in Print

In the printing industry, vacuum and low-pressure air is used extensively in the sheet feeding heads of web offset printing presses (Fig. 1). These presses …

We’re Hiring!

The Fluid Power Journal is searching for an editor. The editor is a flexible position and although the ideal candidate would be someone physically working from …

How to Correctly Interpret Case Drain Flows in Hydrostatic Transmissions

When a pump or motor is worn or damaged, internal leakage increases and therefore the flow available to do useful work decreases. This means that the condition …

The Real Value Of Hydraulic Circuit Diagrams

Like many readers of this Journal, I’m regularly involved in troubleshooting problems with hydraulic equipment. When in these situations, there are two …

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