Fluid Power Journal

Hydraulic Basics: Recognizing Hydraulic Symbols

This new series of articles, compiled by Fluid Power Journal Technical Editor Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC, will include …

The Real Value Of Hydraulic Circuit Diagrams

Like many readers of this Journal, I’m regularly involved in troubleshooting problems with hydraulic equipment. When in these situations, there are two …

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 …

Use It or Lose It

We are planning on making a system more efficient here at the steel mill. Two overdesigned hydraulic power units are each operating continuously 24/7. Each one …

Gold Mine Crusher with Erratic Pressure

A hydraulic power unit operating a rock-crushing machine had erratic pressure problems, causing the crusher to stall when the pressure seemed to relieve at a …

Safety First!

Select a Secure Circuit Design In fluid power applications, safety is the number-one priority in the design of a system. Vacuum lifting, as you can imagine, is …

Hydrostatic Transmission Components

HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION COMPONENTS today are of such high quality and efficiency they don’t allow enough exchange of oil in the loop to keep temperatures …

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