Fluid Power Journal

Hose Testing Methods for Optimal Performance

Predicting the life of a hose and determining the source of a failure can be difficult. Understanding how or when a failure occurs is time, temperature, and …

Improving Wind Turbine Reliability

The Importance of Reducing Stress and Improving Uptime in a Difficult-to-Maintain System Given that maintenance for wind turbines involves the replacement of …

Machine Troubleshooting – A Vital But Shrinking Industry Skill

Troubleshooters are highly skilled workers, but they are becoming an increasingly rare breed in the workforce. We sat down with managers from several large …

Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Just as lowering blood pressure reduces stress on your heart, lowering your compressed air pressure reduces stress on the heart of your plant, the air …

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 …

New Test Method Raises Performance Standard for Rod Wipers in Hydraulic Systems

Dirt ingression is a major cause of hydraulic system inefficiency, degradation, and failure. Although superior filtration systems exist and are used to limit …

Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

That pounding feeling in your brain may not be a migraine headache; it could be the piston-style reciprocating compressor pounding away in the corner of your …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers. The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 2

Air cylinders are offered in a variety of industry standards. Within these standards, air cylinders come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and types, as well …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection: Part 1

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers.  The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

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