Fluid Power Journal

The Effect of High Temperature on Sealing Material

Comprehensive Test of Water Glycol Fluids on Common Seal Materials Reveals Temperature-Related Issues By James Simpson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMM, Sales Manager, Oil …

Hydraulic Accumulators Pre-Charge Maintenance

By Rao Choday, VP Sales & Engineering, Servi Fluid Power, Inc. A very common question asked by people in the fluid power industry is: How often should …

Proactive Maintenance 101: Define Your TOW!

The most important proactive maintenance exercise you can do for a piece of hydraulic equipment is to define its temperature operating window (TOW) and then …

How to Solve Hydraulic System Overheating Problems

Based on polls I’ve conducted with my Hydraulics Pro Club members over the years, overheating ranks number two in the list of most common problems with …

Storage of Pneumatic & Vacuum Components

The primary materials (excluding electronics) in industrial pneumatic and vacuum components subject to degradation under adverse conditions are the elastomers …

Which Hydraulic Fluid?

Most hydraulic systems will operate satisfactorily using a variety of fluids. These include multigrade engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, and more …

Vacuum Cup Materials

Vacuum cups are available in a wide variety of compounds or materials, which are chosen based on the application for which they are intended to be used. There …

Pressure and Temperature Controls Support Booming Shale Gas Extraction Industry

Robust and long-lasting, pressure and temperature controls play an important role in the oil and gas fields in the south-eastern United States. Recently, the …

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