Fluid Power Journal

Safety Catchers

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

Stay on Track: High-Efficiency Traction Control for Compact Vehicles

Especially on wet or contaminated ground, there is a risk of traction loss for mobile working machines. When attempting to increase driving safety under …

Offshore Technology Conference 2015

May 4-7, 2015  •  Houston, TX  •  NRG Park Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange …

Ergonomic Lifting Made Easier with Vacuum Technology

Apart from being backbreaking work, the lifting of heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential …

Mechatronics and Fluid Power

Whenever the term “mechatronics” is discussed among fluid power professionals, it seems that each person has a different opinion as to its meaning. These …

Key to Surviving Hydraulic Failure

Seal failure is inevitable, and seals are 99% less likely to be on the inspection list. If seals are in an inspection program, then it has been determined that …

Safety Locks Keep Opera Singing

As with all theater performances, the illusion of a reality on an opera stage must be preserved seamlessly and without visual distraction. Safety for the …

Dual-Function Valve

The 281 PRI/Chek Valve combines the function of a pressure-relief valve with a check valve in one easy-to-install insert. The relief valve function features a …

Eaton “Educates the Educators” at Its 2014 Instructor Symposium

Every year, Eaton aims to “teach the teachers” the latest information covering a variety of fluid power components and technologies. Students studying …

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 you can imagine, is …

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