Fluid Power Journal

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 …

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 3

Deadline past. Not available for submissions. Winner: Robert Justin Allison, CFPS, Butler, PA, Rotork Hiller Answered Correctly: George Fling, CFPS, Dallas, …

Klüber Lubrication

For more than 80 years, Klüber Lubrication has formulated tribological solutions for an ever-advancing industrial society. The company has developed …

Problem: Pushing the Button

What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and held? What will the cylinder do if the push button is pushed and released with a 50-psi load on the …

Problem: Necessary Pressure

If the rotary actuator has four 4″ diameter cylinders as shown, what would be the necessary pressure to rotate the shaft with a torque of 5000 lb. in.? …

Designing and Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

(and Convincing a Customer it is Worth it!) Machine builders and their customers are often at odds over machine pricing and how to address the costs associated …

Position Sensor Technology Comparison for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback

Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have used one of three traditional technologies:  magnetostrictive, variable resistance, and …

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