Fluid Power Journal

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The Real Value Of Hydraulic Circuit Diagrams

Like many readers of this Journal, I’m regularly involved in troubleshooting problems with hydraulic equipment. When in these situations, there are two …

Changing a Vacuum Cup

Vacuum cups are used throughout industry for so many applications that the list would take up most of this page. Fundamentally, vacuum cups are used to grip a …

Vacuum Basics

By Richard Throop, CFPS Vacuum often seems like a mystery or “black art,” but vacuum is actually quite simple. When we talk about vacuum, we are talking …

Use Protection

Centralized vacuum systems, where a single vacuum generator is used (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2), more often than not utilize a single vacuum filter. These two systems …

Proactive Maintenance 101: Define Your TOW!

The most important proactive maintenance exercise you can do for a piece of hydraulic equipment is to define its temperature operating window (TOW) and then …

Don’t Forget to Celebrate!

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

Benefits of Designing Hydraulic Equipment with Hydraulic Cylinders Per ISO Standards

By Lido Boni, Past Convenor, ISO TC 131/SC3/WG1 Hydraulic Cylinders There are four main ISO standards for mounting dimensions related to hydraulic cylinders. …

Next-Generation Aerospace Sensors Respond to New Demands

The advent of advanced composite materials used in constructing aircraft, along with the push to reduce costs of operation, have resulted in significant …

Tech and Innovation on Display at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

A forward-looking vision for construction and infrastructure took center stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, from the unveiling of the world’s first …

Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC)

The new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium at MSOE provides educational and networking opportunities for members of the fluid power industry in a non-compete …

Storage Receivers: Wet or Dry?

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A common question asked when compressed air systems are being installed is where to locate the storage …

Offshore Technology Conference 2017

May 1-4, 2017 • NRG Park, Houston, TX The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance …

Select The Right Hydraulic Component Using Hydraulic Pump & Motor ISO Standards

By Jose M. Garcia Bravo, Ph.D., CFPS The International Standards Organization (ISO) helps hydraulic pump and motor users, manufacturers, and researchers …

Off-Road Diesel Mandate Exposes Need: Cleaner Fuel

By Aaron Keck and Rob Sabo, HYDAC New diesel engines used in off-road equipment for construction, agriculture, and power generation must be “Tier 4” …

2017 Electronics Q&A

Gary Gotting works in product management for Sun Hydraulics Corp. He has more than 35 years of experience in the fluid power and electro-hydraulics industry …

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