Fluid Power Journal

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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 …

Offshore Technology Conference 2015

May 4-7, 2015  •  Houston, TX  •  NRG Park Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange …

2015 IFPS Spring Meeting Recap

February 25-28, 2015  •  Magnolia Hotel  •  Houston, TX Special thanks to the 35 International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) professional members who …

Size Matters When Choosing an Air Compressor

One common mistake in purchasing and installing compressors for the shop environment is choosing a compressor that is too large. When the compressor chosen is …

Ergonomic Lifting Made Easier with Vacuum Technology

Apart from being backbreaking work, the lifting of heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential …

2015 Off-Highway Directory Listing and Matrix

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

Eaton Drives Efficiency with Hybrid Lift Truck Technology Test Drive

Eaton is moving lift truck technology to the leading edge with its new hydraulic hybrid solution. Engineers from the world’s leading lift truck manufacturers …

New Test Method Raises Performance Standard for Rod Wipers in Hydraulic Systems

Dirt ingression is a major cause of hydraulic system inefficiency, degradation, and failure. Although superior filtration systems exist and are used to limit …

Vacuum Priming Systems

Walk into just about any private or government-run water pumping station where there is a need to pump water vertically from a lower level to a higher level, …

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