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Digital Displacement Pumps

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPJPP, CFPSD, CFPMT, Perisseuma Energy There seems to be a lot of excitement about the emerging technology surrounding the Digital Displacement® pumps (DDP) and motors (DDPM) developed and patented in 1994 by Stephen Salter, co-founder of Artemis Intelligent Power. It is time to be rethinking the way we transfer energy […]

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Linear Displacement Transducer Technology Designed for Extreme Conditions and Demanding Applications

The new Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) GEMCO® 957S Series Brik™ Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) from AMETEK Factory Automation is designed and built to offer accurate continuous-position feedback under demanding conditions. The GEMCO 957S Brik™ is suited for process automation applications, providing reliability and durability regardless of the application environment. That includes shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, […]

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Fluid Power Professionals Prepare For IFPE

The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) only happens once every three years in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, and the largest international gathering place for the construction industries and fluid power professionals is arguably the most anticipated event of 2020. Now, with only two months to go, Las Vegas is setting the stage to welcome over 400 […]

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Then and Now: Looking Back/Forward 25 Years

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC A careful look at the last 25 years in the fluid power industry reveals both exciting and distressing news. We tend to look at the ground immediately in front of us and seldom lift our eyes to the horizon to see what may lie ahead. We […]

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High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power. The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic […]

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Danfoss adds new dimensions to footprint at bauma 2019, showcasing partnership capabilities in technology and design

Danfoss Power Solutions will highlight its growing expertise as a technology leader and partner in off-highway vehicle design in two booths at bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany from 08-14 April 2019. The booths reflect the company’s recent emphasis on obtaining new technologies and areas of expertise. The increased footprint of Danfoss at the show is […]

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Then and Now: Energy Awareness

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC In 1994, I visited an injection molding plant in Claremont, New Hampshire. The facility had four molding centers and was planning to purchase a fifth. Each center was equipped with a 10-ton chiller requiring a 7.5 kW (10 hp) motor and a circulation pump driven by […]

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Danfoss Acquires Majority Shares in Disruptive Technology Leader

Danfoss announces the acquisition of the majority shares of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd. (AIP), an R&D and engineering company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, specializing in hydraulic system development. The acquisition includes AIP’s Digital Displacement technology, which will enable Danfoss to develop hydraulic pumps, motors and systems with unprecedented levels of efficiency, controllability and design flexibility […]

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Welcome to the Future of Fluid Power!

By DAN HELGERSON, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPECS, CFPSD After many years with little or no change in the components or approaches to the application of fluid power, some new ways of thinking and some new products are bursting onto the scene. Benefits of the New Products Digital pneumatics, Digital Displacement® pumps and motors, and smart […]

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AW-Lake EDGE Flow Transmitters Interface from a Smartphone

AW-Lake recently introduced its EDGE family of flow electronics that interface with positive displacement or turbine flow meters – in some cases from a smartphone. When installed on a flow meter, the EDGE electronics can force the sensor to output a frequency or analog signal output for greater flexibility when interfacing with readout equipment or […]

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