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Offshore Technology Conference Attendance Remains Strong in 2015

Experts from the offshore energy industry around the world came together May 5-7 for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park in Houston, Tex. …

Partners in Industry and Education Unveil Hydraulic Training Area to Mark National Apprenticeship Week

A groundbreaking engineering training facility in the United Kingdom was unveiled to industry leaders by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March to mark …

Fluid Power Industry Going Green

Ensuring responsible use of lubricants to avoid environmental damage is an ongoing responsibility of those who work in the fluid power industry. As fluid power …

Vacuum Valves

Click images to enlarge The most common form of vacuum generation is a vacuum venturi, often referred to as a “vacuum pump.” This can be misleading because …

2015 Photo Contest

June 19th is Fluid Power Professionals’ Day – a day of recognition for all of us who work in the fluid power field! It has been said that fluid power is a …

Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Just as lowering blood pressure reduces stress on your heart, lowering your compressed air pressure reduces stress on the heart of your plant, the air …

Pressure Effects on Seal Performance

Standard shaft seals or rotary shaft seals are typically found in low-speed or low-pressure environments. As the speed of the shaft increases, the maximum …

In Memoriam

Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE/AI – Emeritus Raymond F. Hanley, a tremendous advocate of the IFPS and fluid power industry, passed away near his home in …

Troubleshooting: Science or Black Art?

The increasing complexity of today’s hydraulic equipment means there is a lot to know about proactive maintenance to achieve optimum reliability. It’s my …

Shorter Stroke Lengths Make LVDT Linear-Position Sensors Ideal for Hydraulic Cylinder Applications

By Michael Marciante, Applications Engineer, Macro Sensors The development of computerized layer winding and improved microprocessing has considerably reduced …

Solving Cross Talk Between Sensors

By H.G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group When LVDT signal cables are bundled together or laid close to each other in a wire trough, even for short …

Hoists Facilitate Crane Repairs on Offshore Platform

When the diesel engine of a deck crane failed, it caused major handling problems for an offshore platform operating in the Dutch sector of the southern North …

Safety Catchers

The Sitema safety catchers from Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME), Rockford, Ill., stop and lock a dropping platen via a wedge mechanism located on …

Eaton Products Drive the Pro Power Motorsports Team

Hydraulic, Electrical, and Vehicle Groups Help Build a Competitive Car Eaton launched its sponsored National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Power Motorsports …

Stay on Track: High-Efficiency Traction Control for Compact Vehicles

Especially on wet or contaminated ground, there is a risk of traction loss for mobile working machines. When attempting to increase driving safety under …

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