Fluid Power Journal

Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Lower the Pressure to Keep Your Compressed Air System Healthy

Just as lowering blood pressure reduces stress on your heart, lowering your compressed air pressure reduces stress on the heart of your..

06/14/2015 with 0 Comments
Pressure Effects on Seal Performance

Pressure Effects on Seal Performance

Standard shaft seals or rotary shaft seals are typically found in low-speed or low-pressure environments. As the speed of the shaft..

06/10/2015 with 0 Comments
Safety Catchers

Safety Catchers

The Sitema safety catchers from Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME), Rockford, Ill., stop and lock a dropping platen via a wedge..

05/03/2015 with 0 Comments
Gear Pumps

Gear Pumps

The Optimum® series of gear pumps/motors is designed for durability, featuring a rigid pump design for long product life and maintained..

04/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Problem: Cylinder Extension

Problem: Cylinder Extension

Given: Cylinder is 4″ x 20″ x 2″ Operating pressure is 100 psi No load on cylinder This cylinder is extending at a rate..

04/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Excessive Pressure Drop on a Test Stand

Excessive Pressure Drop on a Test Stand

A hydraulic distributor designed and built a test stand with various sizes of sub-plates for mounting and testing pressure and directional..

02/27/2015 with 4 Comments
Problem: Vehicle Rod Sizing

Problem: Vehicle Rod Sizing

In designing a vehicle to go down the road at 60 mph, one must know the drawbar pull of the vehicle. This is a combination of drag..

08/04/2014 with 0 Comments
The Pressure Is On!

The Pressure Is On!

Most industrial vacuum applications involve the picking up or transfer of products, such as vacuum pick-and-place or material conveying...

02/28/2014 with 0 Comments
Don’t Ignore the Basics

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Workers at a small fiberglass manufacturer implemented some good efficiency measures a few years ago, yet some basic elements of their..

01/31/2014 with 0 Comments
How Clean Is Your Hydraulic Fluid?

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:..

10/23/2013 with 1 Comment
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