Fluid Power Journal

Mind Your p’s and Q’s

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPSD. I have a question: What is the relationship between pressure and flow? Now, some of you may be wondering why I would even …

The Value of Fine Fiber Filtration Media

By Samuel Kaye, Donaldson Company. In nearly every industry that uses heavy machinery, efficiency is king. Whether you’re talking about man-hours, fuel …

Monitoring Hydraulic Pump Case Drain: Yes or No

By Steve Thorpe, Distribution Sales Manager, Webtec. When the lifetimes of machine components are well-established and can be predicted reasonably accurately, …

Shredders Boast a Sharper Edge With Hydraulic Drives

WEIMA chooses Hägglunds Hydraulic Drive Solutions for sustainable shredding, paving the way for intelligent, autonomous systems. By Jonas Hägglund, Business …

Attaching Clamps for Proper Assembly

Low-pressure hose assemblies require properly placing the clamps so that they will seal and retain the fitting. The clamp position “A” dimension is very …

Unlocking Versatility: Pneumatic Grippers Revolutionize Electric Robots With Cost-Effective Precision

By John Proegler, PHD, Inc. Combining a pneumatic power source for grippers on the end of electric robots provides the best of both technologies. In many …

The Psychology of Cylinder Selection

By Bill Tyler, National Sales & Marketing Manager, and Chadwick Conte, Product Lifecycle Manager, Peninsular Cylinders. Selecting the right cylinder for a …

Pneumatic Automation Solves A Difficult Production Issue in the Poultry Industry

The Ace Specialties chicken breast deboner mimics hand trimming for low waste and high output  by Steve Sterling. Among all the choices U.S. shoppers have in …

The Industrial Internet of Things Changing the Face of Manufacturing 4.0 Ever

By Marlon Schwank, Industry 4.0 Expert, Industrial Systems Division Europe. In 1712 Thomas Newcomen invented the first effective steam engine to pump water …

Determining the Cause For A Cylinder Not Extending

There are three basic requirements to cause a double-acting cylinder to extend, as shown in Fig. 4.17:  Flow must be supplied to the cap-end of the cylinder …