Fluid Power Journal

Begin at the End

I was recently at a conference addressing the issue of efficiency in fluid power systems, specifically in hydraulics.  The conference was focused on existing …

How to Make a Positive Impact in 2016

Now that the holiday rush has ended, we settle into the New Year and brace ourselves for the onslaught of winter. It is now, when the hustle and bustle is …

Quads and the Fluid Power Systems Conference

When I first heard the word “quadrillion,” I thought it was a fictitious number like “gazillion” or “bazillion,” but it turns out to be a real …

So, You Say You Want to Make a Difference

One of the most rewarding things that ever happened to me in the field of fluid power was when a high school student spoke to me after a two-hour pneumatic …

Underwrite a Scholarship

You can help keep the fluid power industry supplied with young professionals by becoming a scholarship underwriter. The Foundation’s trustees receive and …

Donation Dollars at work

Thanks to the generous donations, the following scholarships, along with 17 others, were awarded to high-caliber students who are pursuing fluid power careers. …

FIRST Announces Scholarship Program Milestone

$25 Million Available to High School Students; Nearly 200 Providers Offer College Scholarship Opportunities to FIRST Alumni FIRST® announced a milestone in …

Robotics: The Only High School Sport Where Every Kid Can Go Pro

FIRST® Builds Momentum for Robotics as Official Extracurricular Sports Activity; Texas Joins Growing List of States to Sanction Robotics Program as Official …

The Wolf at the Door

Here we go – another year and another IFPS president. And that is a good thing. The many new members serving on the Board of Directors bring new perspective …

Utilization of Sensitive Compliant Lightweight Robot Arms for Hydraulic Valve Assembly

Today’s industrial robots are well-fitted for the needs of mass production. They can perform repetitive tasks with high performance within a well-structured …

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