Fluid Power Journal

Cylinder Sensing Without Rod Drilling

Rota Hall-effect linear sensors in the mobile materials-handling industry offer solutions for all cylinder types. Cranes, telehandlers, forklifts, or …

Problem: Calculate This

Given: Coefficient of Friction: .2 Cylinder: 4″ x 20″ x 2″ 1. Calculate the pressure to retract the load. 2. Calculate the distance that the …

Accumulators: Energy Savers/Energy Wasters

It looks like the next few articles will be about some specific components and how they can be best utilized in a circuit for maximum energy savings. Previous …

Retract Coil Burn-Out

Workers at a private contractor that makes torpedoes for the U.S. Navy were having a problem with an assembly line directional valve coil that would burn out …

Rod Clamp for Hydraulic Cylinders

The AMLOK® Hydraulic Series RCH rod clamp provides power-off clamping of rods and shafts. The clamps are actuated by a spring/collet mechanism and unclamped …

Cylinder Stuttering on a Technical School Trainer

A community technical school received funding for a hydraulics program. They had nice hands-on-training stands in storage and did a nice job setting up their …

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 …

Problem: Cylinder Extension

Given: Cylinder is 4″ x 20″ x 2″ Operating pressure is 100 psi No load on cylinder This cylinder is extending at a rate of 5 inches per …

Implementing Cutting-Edge Conveying Technology: A How-To Guide

Click on the images to enlarge. In today’s business climate, food processing and packaging companies are responding to the growth in raw material and labor …

LVIT Sensors and the Future of Proportional Position Sensing in Hydraulic Cylinders

Actuation by hydraulic fluid power is simply the best way to efficiently move things with force. Around the world, wherever motion by machine has to accomplish …

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