Fluid Power Journal

Safety First!

Safety First!

Select a Secure Circuit Design In fluid power applications, safety is the number-one priority in the design of a system. Vacuum lifting, as..

09/17/2014 with 0 Comments
Designing and Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

Designing and Building a Machine for Energy Conservation

(and Convincing a Customer it is Worth it!) Machine builders and their customers are often at odds over machine pricing and how to address..

07/31/2013 with 0 Comments
Differential Pressure Transducer

Differential Pressure Transducer

The AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure transducer is for use in explosion-proof and non-incendive areas. Featuring all 316L and Inconel..

03/01/2013 with 0 Comments
Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

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..

02/28/2013 with 1 Comment
Money Wasted Due to Air Leaks

Money Wasted Due to Air Leaks

ONE THING I FIND in maintenance costs is money wasted due to air leaks that drive a compressor runtime through the roof and the electric..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Keep That Pressure Under Control!

Keep That Pressure Under Control!

Machinery in a plant often operates at pressure settings higher than that actually needed to get the job done. Elevated pressure settings..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Why Is My Air Valve Leaking Out The Exhaust?

Why Is My Air Valve Leaking Out The Exhaust?

A customer purchased and installed a 4-way air valve, however air leaked continuously out the exhaust port of the valve just like the old..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
Hydraulic Pumps and Motors: Considering Efficiency

Hydraulic Pumps and Motors: Considering Efficiency

In a condition-based maintenance environment, the decision to change out a hydraulic pump or motor is usually based on either remaining..

12/24/2012 with 0 Comments
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