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2017 IFPS Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana was bursting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd. The 2018 Board of Director nominee slate was …

Pneuchair Unveiled at Water Park

A new waterproof motorized wheelchair that runs entirely on compressed air was unveiled April 7 at Morgan’s Wonderland, a 25-acre theme park in San …

Research to Watch: 4 Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor

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 …

Energy Savings with “E-motion”

Servo-Electric Pump Drive Optimizes Hydraulic Presses — From a Technical and Energy-Efficiency Perspective A hydraulic pump directly coupled with a …

ISO 4406: Method for Coding the Level of Contamination by Solid Particles

By Barry Verdegan, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Cummins Filtrations, Inc. and Chair, ISO TC 131/SC 6 It has been estimated, in commonly available literature1, that …

Electro-Hydraulic Motion Controller Upgrades Railcar Wheel Assembly

By Jason Palmer, Delta Computer Systems Inc. PLCs are very flexible, but machine builders that need precision hydraulic motion control, coupled with data …

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 …

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