Fluid Power Journal

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, …

Central Control of Compressors Reduces Energy Waste

Click on images to enlarge According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some 10% of all the energy consumed by industrial plants is used to power air …

How to Keep Oil Dry and Clean in Challenging Environments

For several dozen years, subsea hydraulic systems have relied on air springs to serve as self-contained volume compensators. Now the same technology that …

Eaton Rolls Out a Winning Solution for Bowling Ball Maker

The Brunswick Corp., Lake Forest, Ill., has been throwing strikes for nearly two centuries now. Founded by Swiss immigrant John Moses Brunswick, the company …

Beware Design Cost and Space-Saving Pitfalls of an Undersized Reservoir

The improved oil-cooling technology of recent years has resulted in many hydraulic reservoirs being designed to reduce initial cost and take up less space. …

Bulk Tank Contamination: The “Silent Killer”

Doctors call hypertension, or high blood pressure, the “silent killer.” According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, …

Hydraulics and the Environment

Component failure is often the root cause of hydraulic spills to the environment. In this article, we won’t discuss environmentally friendly fluids, but …

An Introduction to Hydro-Mechanical Transmissions

Fuel cost and the fuel-saving characteristics of continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) have increased the pressure to provide CVT capability to larger and …

Money Wasted Due to Air Leaks

ONE THING I FIND in maintenance costs is money wasted due to air leaks that drive a compressor runtime through the roof and the electric bill along with it. A …

Fluid Power Journal is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society

Sponsors

Get Our E-News!