Fluid Power Journal

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Storage of Pneumatic & Vacuum Components

The primary materials (excluding electronics) in industrial pneumatic and vacuum components subject to degradation under adverse conditions are the elastomers …

Gestamp North America: Learning, Development, and Certification for a Global Industry

Gestamp’s strength as a global organization relies upon its people’s values and professional skills. We encourage continuous learning through networking …

The IFPS and the Military

G.I. Bill Information The IFPS is an approved organization by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide reimbursement for certification …

Eaton Brings Together Distributors, Customers, and End Users at Annual Distributor Meeting

In September, Eaton’s Hydraulics Group hosted its 2015 Eaton Distributor Meeting, or EDM, welcoming more than 1,000 distributors, original equipment …

Utility Construction Industry Gathers at “The Demo Expo”

ICUEE 2015 – the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition – set a new show record as the largest ever with more than 18,000 registered …

Simulating a Piezoelectric-Actuated Hydraulic Pump Design

Hydraulic pumps are often the focus of automotive engineers attempting to reduce energy losses. For example, power steering systems have progressed from purely …

Company Profile: Hydraquip

A Certification Success Story What makes Hydraquip stand out in the fluid power industry? One of the unique things we have done is segregate our business into …

Pump Drive Retrofit: Key to Energy Savings in Hydraulic Stamping Presses

Stamping presses that form and bend metal under pressure are themselves under pressure to improve throughput, process cost control, and energy efficiency. Many …

Closed-Loop Electro-hydraulic Control Aids Component Fatigue Testing

Fatigue analysis is a technique that is performed in R&D labs to understand the failure properties of a specimen in order to improve the reliability, …

Beating the Heat

Some of you may have noticed some challenging issues with your air compressors, dryers, or quality of the compressed air during the hot, steamy summer months. …

2015 Tech Directory

Download our 2015 Directory Listing and Product Matrix below. Click on the images for a PDF

Take Your Hydraulic Systems Off Life Support

Contamination in hydraulic fluid is responsible for more than 80% of hydraulic system issues. The most cost-effective method of increasing the lifetime of …

Technology Overview: Blue Light Inspection Kit

Helps Reduce the Hazards of High-Pressure Fluid Injection Injuries Maintenance personnel who work on heavy equipment are outfitted with hardhats, steel-toed …

Sonic Conductance for Everyone

(Or Why You Should Consider Moving Away From the Cv Flow Standard in Pneumatics) Let us start by having a closer look at Cv (ANSI T3.21.3) and the implications …

Improving Wind Turbine Reliability

The Importance of Reducing Stress and Improving Uptime in a Difficult-to-Maintain System Given that maintenance for wind turbines involves the replacement of …

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