Fluid Power Journal

Perfect Reliability

Is it possible, in the 21st century, to build a hydraulic system that doesn’t break down? Mechanical devices will eventually wear out, of course, so by …

How Clean Is Your Hydraulic Fluid?

Of all the oil-lubricated assets found in industrial plants, hydraulic systems are by far the most sensitive to contamination. Put simply: kept clean, they …

Hydraulic Solution Boosts Cost Efficiency and Extends Life Span of Wind Power Plants

Although hydraulic controls for wind power plants represent a relatively small proportion of the procurement costs compared with other components of a wind …

Modern Technology behind Historical Wall

Bolshoi Theater Boasts Extremely Flexible Stage Technology Before the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow could reopen, six years of complex renovation work was …

Sizing Tubes for Hydraulic Systems

Tubing must meet two requirements: The inside diameter must be large enough to provide the flow area needed to assure that fluid velocity does not exceed the …

Position Sensor Technology Comparison for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback

Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have used one of three traditional technologies:  magnetostrictive, variable resistance, and …

Spiral Flex Hydraulic Hose

The Kurt Tuff spiral flex hydraulic hose is engineered for rugged, high-pressure hydraulic applications up to 6,235 psi. Designed for applications with minimal …

Fan Drives in Mobile Hydraulic Applications

With increasing demands on mobile equipment manufacturers to produce emissions-compliant and highly efficient machinery, new methods for saving energy have …

Lubrication Method

The Hydracision® lubrication system distributes lubricant to many separate points—as few as 12 and as many as hundreds. It combines efficient hydraulic …

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system was running a …

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