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2018 Offshore Technology Conference

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical …

2018 Electronics Q&A

David Geiger, Moog David is an engineering manager for Moog Inc. He works with hydraulic, electromechanical and hybrid actuation systems for industries, …

2018 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2018 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a supplier for a specific product? Search by product

Research to Watch: Controlled Stirling Power Unit

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 …

Compressed Air Water Problems

By Ron Marshall Joe, the maintenance manager, was pulling out his hair in frustration. He had been experiencing constant water problems in his compressed air, …

Revisions Completed for 4-screw Hydraulic Flange Connections Standards ISO 6162/J518

By Robert Mackey, SAE J518 Standard Champion, ISO 6162 US Lead Expert, MAIN Mfg. Products, Inc., info@mainmfg.com The importance of these standards was shown …

Ensure Temperature and Viscosity Compatibility

The temperature at which the fluid is to be working must be considered. At elevated temperatures, high water based fluids may lose water as it evaporates and …

Hold It Down – Vacuum Clamping

By Daniel Pascoe President of Davasol,  Inc. Most of the articles I have authored for Fluid Power Journal have been about vacuum pick and place, which is the …

Newly Developed: Pneumatic Solution Ensures Model Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles

By Xavier van Aelst, Director Food & Beverage, AVENTICS A pneumatic solution from Aventics allows users to monitor the pre-blow molding process in the …

Advantages and Applications of Aerospace Quality Fittings

John Joyce, Director of Marketing Brennan Industries Seamless stainless steel tubing is frequently used in hydraulic systems. Seamless tube can be bent to …

Digital Displacement Pumps

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPJPP, CFPSD, CFPMT, Perisseuma Energy There seems to be a lot of excitement about the emerging technology surrounding the …

Performing Load Calculations

Understand Linear Load and Motion Parameters Fig. 1 illustrates two cylinders being used in a hydraulic system. Cylinder 1 moves the load horizontally and …

Millennial Feedback Report

Responses from the Society of Women in Industrial Distribution By Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS, President and Co-Founder of OneHydraulics, Inc. based in Houston, …

Transforming Air and Light into Art

At the annual Amsterdam Light Festival, the best light artists from around the world light up the Amsterdam canals. From November 20, 2017, to January 21, …

Hydraulic Controls and Filters for Custom-Formulated Concrete

ProAll Reimer Mixers operate on an entirely different principle than does the typical concrete truck one might see on the road. Instead of mixing the cement, …

2018 Systems Integrator Directory Listing

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ICUEE 2017

The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2017 Delivers Innovative Industry Trends, Hands-On Experiences, and Enthusiastic Crowds …

Research to Watch: Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing

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 …

Hold It Right There: Methods for Stopping a Linear Pneumatic Actuator’s Movement in Mid-stroke

By Richard Bullers, SMC, CFPPS A machine operator defeats a guard and reaches his hand into a machine to reset a part in a nest, but misjudges the speed of …

Quick-Changing Robots

Enabling a single robot to exchange end effectors during a manufacturing or assembly process, much as a human is capable of operating different tools, …

Next Generation Hydraulic Fluids: High-Performance & Environmental Safety

By Josh Green, EnBio Industries Selecting the right hydraulic fluid for an application is not always an easy task for a hydraulic system operator. When the …

Shot Blasting for Hard Surfaces

Shot blasting better protects powertrain components from damage, while increasing their cyclic loading capacity. Automobile manufacturers use shot blasting for …

Determine the Appropriate Solution to Control Air Cylinder Speed

Because air is a compressible fluid, controlling the speed of actuators is a unique problem. A pressurized air cylinder that is not under load will extend …

Take Your Best Shot!

  Submit your fluid power photo HERE to take your shot at prize money and recognition. Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid …

Is Your Air Dryer Eating Your Profits?

By Ron Marshall Much time is often spent looking for leaks and finding inappropriate end uses in an industrial plant in an effort to save money. But often …

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