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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Research to Watch: Control and Diagnostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines

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 …

IFPS 2018 Annual Meeting

The IFPS 2018 Annual Meeting recently took place in Williamsburg, VA where the 2019 Board of Directors nomination slate was approved. The 2019 Board positions …

Effective Leakage Testing with Bubble Tight Poppet Valves

By John Wayne Jennings, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Lexair Inc. There are many applications that require valves that do not allow leakage. For …

Understanding Hydraulic Stiffness of a System

Hydraulic Stiffness It is generally misunderstood that hydraulic fluid is incompressible when, in fact, it can compress when placed under pressure. Any system …

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