Fluid Power Journal

Test Your Skills: Calculate the Kinetic Energy

It is common practice to position shock absorbers to cushion loads attached to air cylinders, rather than to subject the air cylinders to shock loading …

Stressed Out: Extending the Life of Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensors

By Henry Menke, Operational Sales Support & Digital Information Manager, Balluff Inc. Magnetostrictive linear position sensors are the dominant technology …

2021 Systems Integrator Directory Listing

Download our 2021 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a systems integrator supplier? Search by product category HERE. …

Wireless Pneumatic Solenoid Valve Interfaces

Solutions to wiring problems  By Mark Arnold, Electronic Product Sales Manager, SMC Corporation of America  Electrical connections for pneumatic solenoid …

The Vacuum Cup Holds the Key

By Dane Spivak, Engineering Manager, Davasol Inc. There are countless types of vacuum cup models in existence, and choosing the right one for an application …

Knowing Where to Look for Contamination

Proper training in preventative maintenance reduces system failures. By Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPSD, Applications Manager, RHK Hydraulic Cylinder Services The …

4 Common Misconceptions About Cobots

By Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director/CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity It has been nearly six decades since the first …

The Right Hydraulic Fluid Reduces Fire Risks in Aluminum Plants

By Ronald Knecht, Global Strategic Product Line Manager, Hydraulics & Lubricants, Quaker Houghton Whatever the manufacturing facility, a fire is among the …

Seal of Assurance: Zero-Leak Systems Wipe Fluid ‘Weepage’

By Harlan Hart, Technical Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, U.S. A variety of factors, such as a desire for higher efficiency, are driving manufacturers …

BionicSoftArm Lifts and Grips Like Nature Intended

By Karoline von Häfen, Head of Corporate Bionic Projects, Festo Like its two predecessors – the Bionic Handling Assistant (2010) and the BionicMotionRobot …

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