Fluid Power Journal

Fluid Power’s Uncertain Future

By Brendan Casey In October 1991, at a meeting of the Buffett Group, Warren Buffett’s inner circle, Bill Gates was asked what he thought of Kodak as a …

Handling Large Loads

By Daniel Pascoe Most vacuum pick-and-place applications involve the handling of small parts such as semiconductor components or food packaging items, which …

What’s Your Standby Efficiency?

By Brendan Casey We are conditioned to think a variable displacement pump is more efficient than its fixed displacement counterpart. As a generalization this …

NFPA Foundation Awards 10 Fluid Power Research Supplements

NFPA Members Invited to CCEFP Summit to Review Projects and Presentations By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is …

Compressed Air Systems: Are You Draining Away Your Profits

By Ron Marshall Air compressors create water, there is no way around it, the ambient air is squeezed, like wringing a sponge, and cooled, creating a constant …

Large Punch Press Cylinder Stutters On Downward Extension

An OEM had a hydraulic distributor design an HPU for a punch press he wanted modified to punch large stainless-steel discs that were then sent to a forming …

Fluid Power Sales by Major Customer Markets

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) recently released 2017 Survey Data on the segmentation of U.S. fluid power sales to major customer markets. The …

Fluid Power Industry Creates ISO Standards that Impact Our World

By Denise Husenica, NFPA International Standards Development Manager, Secretary, ISO/TC 131 and Administrator, U.S. Technical Advisory Groups The International …

NFPA Joins Heroes MAKE America Association Partners Network

NFPA Members Given Priority Access to Candidates for Production Floor Jobs By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s key objectives is to increase the …

Developing Electrohydrostatic Actuation to Improve Ring Rolling Production

By Dr. Erkhard Siemer, General Manager for Design Hydraulics and Electrical Engineering, SMS Group GmbH, and Achim Helbig, Dr.-Ing, Innovations Projects …

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