Fluid Power Journal

Six Considerations When Selecting a Ball Valve

By Nick Spanhak. Nick Spanhak is product sales manager, Parker Fluid System Connectors Division. In this role, he handles a broad product portfolio, including …

Efficient Hydraulics Are Critical in Electrifying Off-Highway Machines

By Jeff Curlee, CFPE, Engineering Manager, Cross Company. Why should you care about efficient hydraulics in electrification?  It may seem counterintuitive to …

Understanding the Function of Valves

Unloading valves (Fig. 1.45): When fixed displacement pumps are used in accumulator or high-low circuits, unloading valves are used to minimize the power …

Torque Division & Speed Synchronization Using 1:1 Counterbalances

By Tim Hodge, OEM Account Manager and Steve Weber, PhD, CFPS, Regional Application Specialist, Sun Hydraulics, A Helios Technologies Company In the unique …

Small Burrs Create Significant Problems

By Bruno Boutantin, Market & Business Development Director, Extrude Hone Group. Think about “mission critical manifolds” in high productivity, …

Considerations for Using Sensors to Control Cylinders

By Perry Hudson, Market Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. The use of magnetic or inductive sensing devices to indicate cylinder position is nothing new. These proven …

Understanding Break-Away, Running, & Starting Torque

A motor has a certain amount of mass that must be accelerated to the speed required to do the work. The object being moved also has some mass. The force to …

Hydraulics & Demolition

Improve Efficiency, Safety, and Profitability in High-Reach and Highway/Bridge Demolition By Scott Rolston, President, Stucchi, Inc.. The demolition industry …

Tank Optimization

An Underutilized Way to Improve Hydraulic Equipment Efficiency By Jeremy Crookshanks, Group Product Manager, Hydraulic and Lube, Schroeder Industries. In …

The Crucial Role of Cleaning & Sealing Hydraulic Hoses & Tubes

By Lisa Orndorf, Ultra Clean Technologies Corp. It is well-established that approximately 80% of hydraulic system failures can be attributed to contamination. …