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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 …

Alternatives to Mineral-Based Hydraulic Fluids in Steel Production

Manage Your Fire Risk Without Jeopardizing Your Productivity By Ronald Knecht, Global Business Development Manager Fluid Power, Quaker Chemical Corp. Steel …

Filtration 200: Beyond the Basics

By Justin Bitner, Product Sales Manager at Eaton Filtration If working with hydraulics is part of your life, you’ve almost certainly been reading …

Filtering Compressed Air to Protect Equipment & Processes

By Charles Werdehoff, IMI Norgren When using compressed air to open valves, move cylinders, or power pneumatic tools, good air preparation is critical to the …

ISO 11727 Port Identification

Dennis Bonacorsi- Chief Engineer (retired)- Numatics, Inc., Prior Member ISO TC 131/SC 5/WG 3 Pneumatic Valves Proper paths are a very important requirement …

2017 Salary Survey

In an effort to combat the skills gap in the fluid power and other industries, Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society …

Vacuum Pick-Up Cylinders

By Daniel Pascoe, Davasol, Inc. In a vacuum pick-and-place application, the most familiar method of moving products from point A to point B in today’s world …

Novel Sensor Technologies to Transform the Driving Techniques of Automobile Users

Rising interest in autonomous vehicles creates vast growth opportunities for sensor developers The growing popularity of autonomous vehicles is enhancing the …

History of the ISO 3601 Series of Standards for O-Rings

By Ronald E. Zielinski, President, PolyMod Technologies, Inc., Chairman of the U.S. TAG for TC 131, U.S. Expert and Project Leader to TC 131 SC7, and Christa …

Hydraulic Basics: Recognizing Hydraulic Symbols

This new series of articles, compiled by Fluid Power Journal Technical Editor Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC, will include …

2017 CFPA Annual General Meeting

Blending Influential Keynote Speakers, Fabulous Dining, and Exciting Team-Building Exercises The Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) is a membership of …

FPDA, ISD to Host 2017 Joint Industry Summit

September 24-27, Nashville, TN Program Features Keynotes, Workshop Sessions, Supplier Showcase, and Networking The FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA) and …

How Did You Celebrate?

In honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day, the IFPS selected three, randomly selected members to receive an IFPS appreciation package that included a …

Validating Aircraft Hydraulics with a Full-Scale Test Cell

In many competitive application areas, engineers and designers are faced with steadily increasing pressures to keep pace with innovation and new technology, …

Manufacturing Q&A

Jeff Cox Jeff is executive vice president of Coxreels. He manages the manufacturing operation, overseeing everything related to the plant, shop floor, and …

2017 Manufacturers Directory Listing

Download our 2017 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer for a specific product? Search by product category …

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 …

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