Fluid Power Journal

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The Negative Effects of Over-Pressurization

Power transmission in a hydraulic system is a product of flow and pressure. It follows that the power rating of a hydraulic pump or actuator is a product of …

Don’t Choke!

One of the more confusing aspects of vacuum pick-and-place systems is vacuum flow. Flow in a vacuum system, like any other fluid power project involving …

Profile: Engrenage Provincial Inc.

An Interview with Maxime Moisan, ing., MASc., CFPS, Director of Training What makes your company stand out in the industry? The scope of our services, our …

IMTS 2016

Third Largest Show for Registration and Exhibit Space, also Showcased Highest Number of Exhibitors in History The International Manufacturing Technology Show …

The Basics of Variable-Displacement Pump Controls

If you are operating a vane or gear pump, in most cases the controls are fairly simple. The pump is either loaded (doing work) or unloaded (all flow going …

Meet the Staff of the IFPS

Advancing Knowledge and Certification of Fluid Power Professionals Started working for the IFPS: I started working in the fluid power industry in 1994 when I …

The IFPS Announces 2017 President

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce Richard Bullers, CFPPS, SMC Corp. of America, who was elected the 57th president of IFPS …

IFPS Fluid Power Engineer Certification

All Certified Professional Engineers or degree equivalent (Bachelor of Science from ABET-recognized university) may apply for this certification. Additional …

IFPS Fluid Power System Designer

Fluid Power System Designer is an expanded credential focusing on advanced, system-level hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic controls expertise along with …

Transforming Fluid Power: If Motors Could Torque…

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, …

2016 IFPS Annual Meeting

The IFPS Board of Directors, along with industry professionals, met in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss policies, procedures and ideas that are instrumental in …

Motion Control of a Unidirectional and Bidirectional Motor

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

The ISO Organization and How the Fluid Power Industry is Included

ISO is the international organization where standards are approved for use in many areas of technology and management. ISO does not write any of the standards; …

Just Scan and Order: PTS Simplifies Asset Tracking/Management

In the fast-paced automobile industry, a stoppage on the production line can make any CFO sweat over the cost. The same holds true for the part manufacturers, …

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 …

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