Fluid Power Journal

Powerful Productivity and Safety: Positive Hydraulic Locking Systems and Actuators

By Robert J. Tafel, Engineering Manager, York Precision Machining & Hydraulics LLC U.S. employers want productivity and safety for both their operators and …

Transforming Our Thinking About: Energy Units and the Cost of Control

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC I had a friend in college who lived in the city and was accustomed to driving aggressively in …

2019 Photo and Video Contest Winners

In honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day—June 19th—The IFPS and the Fluid Power Journal hosted the annual Fluid Power Photo Contest. This year, a video …

2019 Video Contest Winners

Video Categories What Is Fluid Power? Explain fluid power to someone outside the industry. Safety: Everyday safety solutions. Benefits of Certification: How …

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 …

Bucket Truck Idle Reduction for PG&E

By Jill Santos, Marketing Director, Duryea Technologies Duryea supplied the right BLDC electro-hydraulic motor solution for Pacific Gas and Electric’s Hybrid …

Clean Break, Flat Face, or Double Shut Off?

How do you know which fluid connector to use for your application? By Jan Abel, Senior Marketing Communications Manager – North America, Staubli Corporation …

The 2019 Minnesota Fluid Power Skills Competition Recap

The Minnesota Fluid Power Skills Competition brings students from each of the four Minnesota technical colleges that offer 2-year Fluid Power programs together …

Automated Unloading with the Right Gripper Concept

By Mike Tuohey, Regional Marketing Manager, Americas, Piab USA Injection molded parts can have simple, flat or very complex shapes. Accordingly, the …

Select Components for Hydraulic Systems: Calculating the Thrust for a Toggle Mechanism

Toggle mechanisms are used where high locking forces are required. Die casting machines, injection molding machines, and coining machines all make use of …

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