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The Effect of High Temperature on Sealing Material

Comprehensive Test of Water Glycol Fluids on Common Seal Materials Reveals Temperature-Related Issues By James Simpson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMM, Sales Manager, Oil …

Pneumatic Cylinder Cushioning: Increasing the Efficiency of Your Entire Pneumatic System

By Mike Guelker, Product Manager – Pneumatic Actuators FESTO Corporation With the right end-position cushioning, you can significantly increase the …

Results from the 2018 Minnesota Skills Competition

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Mabin, CFPS, Fleet Pride Truck & Trailer Parts Host School: Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Student of the Year …

Demystifying Pilot Ratios in the Overcenter/Counterbalance Valves

By Maurice A. J. Ashmore, Global Chief Engineer SICV & HIC, Eaton’s Hydraulics Business, Warwick UK A common challenge in the design of hydraulically …

What is the Real Size of that Pump?

Revisions to ISO 8624: A standard for determination of the derived capacity of hydraulic pumps and motors By Jose M. Garcia-Bravo, CFPS, and Jason Nicholson …

Hydraulic Circuits: Industrial Valve, Mobile Valve, or Diverter Valve?

By Paul Badowski, CFPS, Cross Company – Mobile Hydraulics & Control Systems Group Industrial Hydraulic Valves Industrial hydraulic valves are available …

Understanding The Characteristics of Pressure Regulators

Air regulators are pressure reducing valves. They keep the downstream pressure constant, regardless of fluctuations in either the upstream pressure or the rate …

Why Differential Pressure Gauges?

Reduce Errors, Improve Operations and Protect Equipment with DP Monitoring By Jim Gill, Director of Sales & Marketing, Orange Research In the world of …

Research to Watch: 16HS1: Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve

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 …

2018 Manufacturing Q&A

Larry Davis, CEO of Daman Products, started the development of Daman’s continuous improvement culture in the fluid power industry over 40 years ago. He has …

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Power Journal hold a photo contest in honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day. This …

2018 Manufacturers Directory Listing

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

Don’t Forget to Celebrate!

Here are some ideas to get you started, but it’s your day to celebrate your

Research to Watch: Free Piston Engine Based Off-Road Vehicles

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 …

Technical Cleanliness: Examining the Use of ISO 18413 for Pressure Rinsing

By Brian Schreiber, CFPS, HYDAC Technology Corporation 1. Introduction In the Fluid Power Industry, hydraulic fluid cleanliness is most commonly associated …

Hydraulic Accumulators Pre-Charge Maintenance

By Rao Choday, VP Sales & Engineering, Servi Fluid Power, Inc. A very common question asked by people in the fluid power industry is: How often should …

Land & Sea: Adapting Land-based Pressure-sensing to Deepsea Technologies

By Greg Pinto, Product Manager, Electronics (Sensors and Diagnostics), Hydac USA Some advances in safety and innovation in the Oil & Gas industry were …

Understanding the Application of Fluid Conditioning: The Effect of Contamination

Water: In hydraulic fluids, excess water can degrade the fluid and the system in numerous ways, even  though water may be present in small quantities. In …

Using Incremental Costs for Compressed Air Projects

By Ron Marshall Nobody likes when a compressor goes down and needs to be replaced due to some sort of age-related component failure. Then comes the challenge …

OTC 2018

30 APRIL–3 MAY 2018  ///  NRG PARK  ///  HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange …

Double Acting Telescopic Cylinder Halves Oil Rig Decommissioning Time

By Steven North, Design and Project Engineer, Apex Hydraulics Ltd Dismantling expired oil rigs is a costly and time-consuming operation. After decades in the …

High-Flow Coolant Control Valves: Keeping Diesel Exhaust Fluid Flowing in Cold Weather

By Rachel Lahr, Director of Sales and Marketing – Commercial Vehicles, IMI Norgren  Diesel exhaust slush! That’s what you get when diesel exhaust fluid …

2018 IFPS Spring Meeting Recap

Special thanks to the IFPS members who recently met in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to conduct the IFPS 2018 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the …

Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines

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 …

Designing a Reliable and Efficient Vacuum System

By Mike Tuohey, Sales & Marketing Communications Manager, Piab USA Inc. A vacuum system is made up of more than a pump, and its design is dependent on the …

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