Fluid Power Journal

Next Generation Hydraulic Fluids: High-Performance & Environmental Safety

By Josh Green, EnBio Industries Selecting the right hydraulic fluid for an application is not always an easy task for a hydraulic system operator. When the …

How to Determine Hydraulic Pump Condition Using Volumetric Efficiency

Hydraulic pumps convert mechanical energy into hydraulic energy. A high-performance piston pump can make this conversion with an overall efficiency of 92%. If …

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 …

Repairing Hydraulic Servo Valves in Seismic Vibrator Trucks

Seismic vibrator trucks (aka “thumper trucks”) send shockwaves deep into the earth’s subsurface to locate untapped hydrocarbon reserves for the oil and …

High-Performance Hydraulic Fluids Boost Fuel Efficiency

Manufacturers of construction equipment are always looking for ways to make their equipment more efficient and cost effective. And now these manufacturers are …

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