Fluid Power Journal

6 Surprising Capabilities of Modern Hydraulics

Anyone gaining only a superfluous familiarity with fluid technology can easily underestimate the performance and intelligence of modern hydraulics. Who would …

Something Is Missing: Using Alternative Energy

There is something missing in my repertoire of fluid power components. Can you help me? In the Off-Highway 2010 edition of the Fluid Power Journal, Brian …

A Failed Experiment

Now, don’t get discouraged. When we push the envelope trying to change the paradigm of thinking in the transfer of energy in fluid power systems, we will …

Energy Challenge: The Hydraulic Solution

Now you will have to endure listening to me explain how I would achieve the most efficient hydraulic system. I gave my solution to the pneumatic challenge in …

System Integrators Challenge: The Pneumatic Solution

You may not believe this, but I did not have the solution to the challenges when I wrote the article. I simply chose two scenarios where I knew there would be …

System Integrators Energy Challenge: Follow Up

There are some prerequisites for reading this article: you need to read last month’s article entitled “System Integrators: An Energy Challenge,” you need …

System Integrators: An Energy Challenge

I have to admit that I am a little bit skeptical. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that system integrators don’t know anything about saving …

Reducing Pressure: A Way to Save or Waste Energy?

If you are a pneumatics person, you will be thinking of a pressure regulator; the hydraulic people among us will be thinking of pressure-reducing valves. In …

Outside the Box

I’ve got an idea. Tell me what you think. You have an application where you need to store 20 liters of hydraulic fluid to be used at 120 bar. You know that …

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 …

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