Fluid Power Journal

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Low Vacuum High flow

By Daniel Pascoe Most vacuum pick-and-place applications require a moderate vacuum level of about 20+”Hg. For example, a 40-mm diameter cup has a …

Contamination: How Its Cure Can Be Worse Than The Disease

By Brendan Casey, HydraulicSupermarket.com Given that removing contaminants from the oil to extend hydraulic component life is the primary objective of …

The Compressed Air Energy Equation

By Ron Marshall Something about the compressed-air-system energy equation doesn’t appear to add up. Compared to what goes into the compressors, little energy …

IO-Link: A Step Toward Smart Manufacturing

By Sam Skelton, CFPPS Festo Corporation Control engineers and plant maintenance personnel responsible for machine design and maintenance are continuously …

Why We Need a Global Standard to Measure Shifting Time of a Control Valve

By Mary Dyksterhouse, Lab Manager at Parker Hannifin Pneumatic Division, Nominated by the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to become the next convenor of TC …

2017 IFPS Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana was bursting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd. The 2018 Board of Director nominee slate was …

Pneuchair Unveiled at Water Park

A new waterproof motorized wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air was unveiled April 7 at Morgan’s Wonderland, a 25-acre theme park in San …

Research to Watch: 4 Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This …

Energy Savings with “E-motion”

Servo-Electric Pump Drive Optimizes Hydraulic Presses — From a Technical and Energy-Efficiency Perspective A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a …

ISO 4406: Method for Coding the Level of Contamination by Solid Particles

By Barry Verdegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cummins Filtrations, Inc. and Chair, ISO TC 131/SC 6 It has been estimated, in commonly available literature1, that …

Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller Upgrades Railcar Wheel Assembly

By Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems Inc. PLCs are very flexible, but machine builders that need precision hydraulic motion control, coupled with data …

Rotary Sensors Detect Steering Position on Electric Lift Trucks

NRH272 rotary position sensors from the Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Division’s brand family of Penny & Giles have been specified for use on a range of …

2017 Tech Directory Listing

Download our 2017 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF

2017 ICUEE

October 3-5, 2017 • Louisville, Kentucky The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is a premier …

Tips for Efficient Compressed Air Filtering

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge The air filters on your system are important to the quality of your compressed air. Failure to maintain these …

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