Fluid Power Journal

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..

05/20/2015 with 0 Comments

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..

05/04/2015 with 0 Comments

Technologies Driving the U.S. to Our Energy Future

Fluid Power’s Role in our Nation’s Energy-Efficient Future: Part 8 By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA This article is eighth in a series..

10/23/2014 with 0 Comments

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy-Efficient Future

Part 7: Getting Engaged with the U.S. Council of Competitiveness By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA This article is seventh in a series of articles..

10/23/2014 with 0 Comments
Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

SMC Corp. of America, a supplier of factory automation components, has been working with manufacturers for nearly a decade to reduce their..

08/01/2014 with 0 Comments
More Than Hot Air: Applying Pneumatic Energy to Automotive Applications

More Than Hot Air: Applying Pneumatic Energy to Automotive Applications

For motorists and vehicle operators concerned with efficiency and reducing their environmental impact, hybrids are an attractive solution...

08/01/2014 with 0 Comments
Energy Savings Through Proper Use of Pneumatics

Energy Savings Through Proper Use of Pneumatics

10 Tips for Saving Energy with Pneumatic Components and Systems A renaissance in pneumatic automation technology today is creating the..

02/28/2014 with 1 Comment
Improving Energy Efficiency In Industrial Applications

Improving Energy Efficiency In Industrial Applications

The high cost of energy has placed a premium on finding ways to reduce the energy consumption by equipment and systems in industrial..

09/30/2013 with 0 Comments
Rethinking The Venturi Tube

Rethinking The Venturi Tube

The differential pressure gauge is one of the most overlooked and forgotten measurement instruments in the industry. This is surprising..

08/29/2013 with 1 Comment
Energy-Efficient Hydraulics: Variable Frequency Drives as Pump Prime Movers

Energy-Efficient Hydraulics: Variable Frequency Drives as Pump Prime Movers

It is obvious what we want to achieve with variable speed pumps: to save energy and reduce noise and possibly increase the power density of..

06/28/2013 with 0 Comments
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