Fluid Power Journal

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Machine Troubleshooting – A Vital But Shrinking Industry Skill

Troubleshooters are highly skilled workers, but they are becoming an increasingly rare breed in the workforce. We sat down with managers from several large …

Manufacturing Q&A

Trevor O’Malley is a recent college graduate in 2012 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked at Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. as an …

2015 Manufacturers Directory

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

2015 Minnesota Skills Competition

Hosted by Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus Dinner provided by SunSource, Continental Hydraulics, and Power Systems Student of the Year Award One …

A Formula for Success

How One Fluid Power Company is Growing by Building a Well-trained, Diverse Workforce In a world of economic instability combined with the challenge of …

When to Replace a Pump

A frequent question in fluid power is “When should I replace my pump?” The answer is “It depends.” It depends on a multitude of factors, conditions, …

Bluetooth Embedded Amplifier Enables Wireless Configuration of Proportional Cartridges

Sun Hydraulics Corp. developed a new way to configure embedded amplifiers without using a PC or connecting with wires. This new version can be configured via a …

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 …

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