Fluid Power Journal

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2017 IFPE Show Supplement

IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power …

Meet the Staff of the Fluid Power Journal

Started working for FPJ: March 1, 1993 Duties: Oversight and final approval Hobbies and Interests: Walking, jogging, hiking, boating, construction, and working …

Divide and Conquer

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, …

Displacement Cylinders vs. Regeneration Circuits

When a cylinder with a long stroke is required, there are additional design considerations. Long-stroke cylinders are subject to compression stresses like any …

The Power of New Solutions

Download IFPE Map  •  Download Exhibitors’ Booth Listing IFPE is the leading international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the …

Graphical Standard 1219

By Gary Baumgardner, principle engineer at Parker Hannifin Corp., TC 131 chairman We use or are guided by graphical symbols every day of our lives. Stop signs …

Prove Your Competence and Gain Confidence with IFPS Certification

By Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director Professional certification offers numerous benefits that IFPS has detailed many times since the inception of …

2017 Photo Contest

We love seeing images of the industry in action and the professionals who keep it going. Have your camera handy for a chance to win some cash and get …

How to Solve Hydraulic System Overheating Problems

Based on polls I’ve conducted with my Hydraulics Pro Club members over the years, overheating ranks number two in the list of most common problems with …

Design Considerations for a More Efficient Power Unit Circuit

You’ve determined the power requirement for the next generation of your machine, and you’re ready to size the cooling circuit to achieve optimum energy …

Vacuum Measurement: A Basic Guide

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the level of vacuum being generated in an industrial application. This article explains …

Compressed Air System Designs Begin with the Demands

The purpose of an assessment of an existing compressed air system or the design of a new one is to establish sustainable best practices for maximizing the …

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; …

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