Fluid Power Journal

Power Factor

For the purpose of this article, I would like you to divide yourselves into two groups: the “Energy Suppliers” and the “Energy Consumers.” While you …

Flow Control: If In Doubt, Think About…Energy

I see some of you forgot to bring your calculators with you. We’ll wait right here and chat a bit while you go fetch your equipment… I stated in my first …

Flow Controls: If in Doubt…

Ok, let me see a show of hands. How many of you have designed or installed fluid power systems that used flow controls? Keep them up so I can count… It looks …

Problem: Number of Cycles

“I plan to put an eight (8)-ft. elevator in my house using an air-over-oil system in case of power outages. My air compressor has a 75-gallon tank and kicks …

Fluid Power Industry Going Green

Ensuring responsible use of lubricants to avoid environmental damage is an ongoing responsibility of those who work in the fluid power industry. As fluid power …

Focus On Energy

This is what we know: An electro-mechanical system can operate at about 96% overall efficiency. A typical hydraulic system will operate at about 78% overall …

Ok, I Admit It. I Made A Mistake.

It has been my focus to design energy efficient Fluid Power Systems.  To me, every lost BTU or SCFM is a failure.  I joke when seeing large heat-exchangers …

Telematics Platform

Danfoss Telematics Solutions is a powerful, easy-to-integrate telematics platform with a “plug-and-perform” design for mobile off-highway equipment. It is …

Stay on Track: High-Efficiency Traction Control for Compact Vehicles

Especially on wet or contaminated ground, there is a risk of traction loss for mobile working machines. When attempting to increase driving safety under …

Eaton Drives Efficiency with Hybrid Lift Truck Technology Test Drive

Eaton is moving lift truck technology to the leading edge with its new hydraulic hybrid solution. Engineers from the world’s leading lift truck manufacturers …

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