Fluid Power Journal

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Measure Compressed Air Efficiency and Save

Air compressors and dryers are usually decked out with a good set of gauges to measure pressure and temperature, but rarely is there anything that shows the …

Load Sensors: Types and Best Practices in Selection and Installation

Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment. When you need to convert force into a measurable …

Transforming Fluid Power: My Torque Isn’t Working

Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, …

Punkin Chunkin

Using Technology to See How Far a Pumpkin Can Fly Each year, people converge on a piece of land with their trebuchets, catapults, torsions, and air cannons …

Three Associations Connecting the Fluid Power Industry

The fluid power industry has three organizations working on its behalf – the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the National Fluid Power Association …

2016 Tech Directory Listing and Matrix

Download our 2016 Directory Listing and Product Matrix below. Click on the images for a PDF

Motion Control of a Single Actuator Against a Resistive Load

This series of articles covers the basic safety and energy-saving requirements of a hydraulic system. This third installment presents ideas for motion control …

Contamination Control System Does the Dirty Work

Eaton’s condition-monitoring system helps industrial vacuum truck manufacturer determine the condition of hydraulic oil and sources of contamination to …

Energy-Saving Considerations and Fixed Pump Unloading

An energy-saving design strategy must be applied in designing a hydraulic system. This design strategy considers many energy-saving issues that minimize the …

Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids: Cost vs. Benefits

A large automotive components manufacturer had a series of fires on its hot stamping lines—all caused by oil from ruptured hoses or leaky couplings that …

How to Handle Complex Lubrication Issues

Cooperation Between Lubricant and Equipment Manufacturers Solves Pneumatic Application Problems Selecting the proper specialty lubricant for pneumatic …

Flow Means “Go”…Well, Not Exactly.

Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, …

Electronic Controls Specialist (ECS)

If you currently hold an IFPS Hydraulic Specialist, Pneumatic Specialist and/or Specialist certification, the ECS is a perfect complementary certification for …

Diagnostic Test Equipment

AMC Jets has over 20 years of experience servicing companies using high-pressure water- jet cutting technologies worldwide. A potential and widespread issue in …

Asset Utilization: The Key to a More Efficient Operation

Today’s competitive business climate requires leaner companies. Gone are the days of unlimited budgets and surplus staffing. Rather, every aspect of …

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