Fluid Power Journal

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 system were ignored. As …

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 …

Problem: Necessary Pressure

If the rotary actuator has four 4″ diameter cylinders as shown, what would be the necessary pressure to rotate the shaft with a torque of 5000 lb. in.? …

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 the costs associated …

Mid-Pressure Range Pump

The V40M axial piston pump has been designed for open circuits in mobile machines and has a displacement volume of 2.75 in.3/rev. Its swash plate design allows …

Electronic Pressure Switch

The MEP switch offers advanced control to improve safety, extend equipment lifecycles, and reduce maintenance costs. The single-switch output version features …

Problem: Standard Size Cylinder 2

Deadline Past. Not Available for Submissions. Winner: Mike Stoltenow, CFPS, Comatrol, Easley, SC Answered Correctly: Edward Day, CFPPS, Norgren, Inc., …

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 X750, the unit is …

In the “Heat” of the Moment

IN THE “HEAT” OF THE MOMENT of a pneumatic system troubleshooting exercise, skilled workers frequently overlook the most important step. If this step is …

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 can cause excessive …

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