Fluid Power Journal

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 …

Telescopic Handler Doubles Lifespan with Innovative Repair Design

By Steven North, Design and Project Engineer, Apex Hydraulics, Ltd. The construction industry is a gruelling environment for machinery. The heavy lifting, …

IMTS 2018 Breaks Records in Chicago’s McCormick Place

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) inundated the McCormick Place convention center in downtown Chicago on September 10-15, 2018, and raised …

Precision Farming

How Modern Hydraulics Can Contribute to Greater Efficiency and Precision in Agriculture By Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Müter, Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Leinenbach, and Dr.-Ing. …

The Long Road to Safety Certification

By Charles Butcher, Justin Shelton (Hoerbiger), and Eike Stratmann (Hoerbiger) Hydraulic locking units for passenger restraint gain TÜV approval Ever had a …

Proportional Valve Selection—LVDT or no LVDT?

By Neil Scott, CFPHS, Controlled Fluids Inc. As proportional valve technology becomes more commonplace, new people are continuously tasked with applying, …

Determine the Cause of No Flow, Low Flow, High Flow

Positive displacement pumps deliver flow because the fluid is physically displaced by the pumping chamber from the inlet of the pump to the outlet of the pump. …

Cost-Reducing Modern Pneumatics

By Linda Caron, CMSE®, Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV Nord), Global Product Manager, Factory Automation, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Pneumatic …

Analyzing a Hydraulic System Performance: If You Study It, You Can Improve It

By Tim Gessner, Delta Computer Systems Inc. To improve how a hydraulic system works, including reducing the amount of energy it consumes, you need to record …

Selecting the Best Sensors for Steering Systems

By Dr.-Ing. Jacek Zatrieb, Global Smart System Consultant (Mobile & Industrial), Rota Engineering Limited Whether in the case of autonomous driving, …

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