Fluid Power Journal

Reducing Pressure: A Way to Save or Waste Energy?

If you are a pneumatics person, you will be thinking of a pressure regulator; the hydraulic people among us will be thinking of pressure-reducing valves. In …

Outside the Box

I’ve got an idea. Tell me what you think. You have an application where you need to store 20 liters of hydraulic fluid to be used at 120 bar. You know that …

Simulating a Piezoelectric-Actuated Hydraulic Pump Design

Hydraulic pumps are often the focus of automotive engineers attempting to reduce energy losses. For example, power steering systems have progressed from purely …

Pump Drive Retrofit: Key to Energy Savings in Hydraulic Stamping Presses

Stamping presses that form and bend metal under pressure are themselves under pressure to improve throughput, process cost control, and energy efficiency. Many …

Take Your Hydraulic Systems Off Life Support

Contamination in hydraulic fluid is responsible for more than 80% of hydraulic system issues. The most cost-effective method of increasing the lifetime of …

Rod Clamp for Hydraulic Cylinders

The AMLOK® Hydraulic Series RCH rod clamp provides power-off clamping of rods and shafts. The clamps are actuated by a spring/collet mechanism and unclamped …

When to Replace a Pump

A frequent question in fluid power is “When should I replace my pump?” The answer is “It depends.” It depends on a multitude of factors, conditions, …

Partners in Industry and Education Unveil Hydraulic Training Area to Mark National Apprenticeship Week

A groundbreaking engineering training facility in the United Kingdom was unveiled to industry leaders by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March to mark …

Troubleshooting: Science or Black Art?

The increasing complexity of today’s hydraulic equipment means there is a lot to know about proactive maintenance to achieve optimum reliability. It’s my …

Shorter Stroke Lengths Make LVDT Linear-Position Sensors Ideal for Hydraulic Cylinder Applications

By Michael Marciante, Applications Engineer, Macro Sensors The development of computerized layer winding and improved microprocessing has considerably reduced …

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