Fluid Power Journal

Minimizing Vacuum Leakage

Minimizing Vacuum Leakage

In many vacuum-lifting applications, air leakage is experienced through interconnecting pipe work, porous product materials, or vacuum..

08/23/2015 with 0 Comments
Vacuum Valves

Vacuum Valves

Click images to enlarge The most common form of vacuum generation is a vacuum venturi, often referred to as a “vacuum pump.” This can..

06/21/2015 with 0 Comments
Industrial Pressure Switches

Industrial Pressure Switches

The industrial pressure switches offer ranges from vacuum to 10,000 psi with wetted-parts material options to fit multiple applications,..

05/04/2015 with 0 Comments
Ergonomic Lifting Made Easier with Vacuum Technology

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..

04/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Vacuum Priming Systems

Vacuum Priming Systems

Walk into just about any private or government-run water pumping station where there is a need to pump water vertically from a lower level..

03/25/2015 with 0 Comments
Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers. The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated..

02/08/2015 with 0 Comments
Basic Vacuum Cup Selection: Part 1

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection: Part 1

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers.  The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated..

01/14/2015 with 0 Comments
Turn It Off!

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed..

12/21/2014 with 0 Comments
Hold It Down

Hold It Down

Most of my previous articles have been about vacuum pick-and-place, which is the most common application in fluid power circles for vacuum..

11/19/2014 with 0 Comments
Safety First!

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..

09/17/2014 with 0 Comments
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