Fluid Power Journal

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 …

Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 1

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 …

Implementing Cutting-Edge Conveying Technology: A How-To Guide

Click on the images to enlarge. In today’s business climate, food processing and packaging companies are responding to the growth in raw material and labor …

Understanding NAICS Codes

by Eric Armstrong If you’re involved in manufacturing, there is a good chance you have or will encounter NAICS codes. Depending on your position, you may …

Eaton “Educates the Educators” at Its 2014 Instructor Symposium

Every year, Eaton aims to “teach the teachers” the latest information covering a variety of fluid power components and technologies. Students studying …

Don’t Take a Guess! Accelerate Prototyping and Validation of Hydraulic Systems Using Numerical Simulation

Power on, fingers crossed, and hope for the best… The practices of guessing and “we will see how it works” have no place in modern design. Competition …

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