Fluid Power Journal

Benefits of Designing Hydraulic Equipment with Hydraulic Cylinders Per ISO Standards

By Lido Boni, Past Convenor, ISO TC 131/SC3/WG1 Hydraulic Cylinders There are four main ISO standards for mounting dimensions related to hydraulic cylinders. …

Next-Generation Aerospace Sensors Respond to New Demands

The advent of advanced composite materials used in constructing aircraft, along with the push to reduce costs of operation, have resulted in significant …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system was running a …

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