Fluid Power Journal

Manufacturing Q&A

Jeff Cox Jeff is executive vice president of Coxreels. He manages the manufacturing operation, overseeing everything related to the plant, shop floor, and …

Profile: John Bibaeff, Jr., PE, CFPE, CFPS

How did you get your start in the fluid power industry? The industry found me. I was working in a manufacturing environment, building equipment for oil and gas …

Problem: How Many SCFM?

If the available pressure is 100 psig, how many SCFM would be saved by using an air regulator as shown in the circuit? Also what is the cost savings per year …

2017 Electronics Q&A

Gary Gotting works in product management for Sun Hydraulics Corp. He has more than 35 years of experience in the fluid power and electro-hydraulics industry …

Problem: Minimum Pressure

What would be the minimum pressure required to hold the given load on the pneumatic cylinder? Think you know the answer? Submit …

Profile: Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPCC, CFPIHM

How did you begin your career in the fluid power industry? I took my first technical course in hydraulics and electro-mechanical maintenance in 1989 while …

2016 Manufacturing Q&A

Jess Penny is general manager of sales for Penny Hydraulics, Ltd., a lifting-equipment manufacturer in the United Kingdom. Her role is to develop and implement …

Recertification Q&A

I took my certification test, so why do I need to recertify? Because technology changes all the time and the IFPS wants to make sure you are up-to-date with …

Managing Software Updates

An interview of Yolanda Petre, Software Engineering Manager at Eaton Can you describe your group and its role in software development? We have a team of …

Engineers Will Lead the Way

Q&A with Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis Q: How can we inspire the next generation of innovative engineers? A: By continuing to …

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