Fluid Power Journal

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Words is an “Animated” Picture Worth?

Visually seeing a circuit perform along with a description of operation can increase the comprehension of a particular component’s operation and its function …

Controlling Contamination in Hydraulic Equipment

By Tony Noblit, Market Development Manager, Houghton International Inc. In today’s world, more demands are being placed on hydraulic equipment and fluid with …

IMTS 2018

September 10 – 15, 2018 • McCormick Place • Chicago, Il The largest manufacturing exposition and technology conference is taking over McCormick Place in …

Leaks Are There For Finding

By Thomas W. Kreher The continual buzz about leaks in compressed air systems has jaded many. Whether a popular topic or not, the challenge to fix leaks …

PRESSURE TRAP B versus D LIP U-SEALS

By Sonny Goldsmith What is the difference between a “B” lip u-seal and a “D” lip u-seal? When do you use one style and when should you use the other? …

The Power Efficiency Diamond

By Brendan Casey, Hydraulicsupermarket.com I came across this instructive case study recently: In the quest for improved fuel consumption, the manufacturer of …

A Brief Overview Of Corrosion-Resistant Piston Rod Coating Technology

By Bilal Said The large hydraulic cylinders used for dam gate and other valve opening and closing applications typically are expected to last from 30 to 50 …

How Much Coal Does That Valve Burn?

Richard F. Bullers Back when gasoline was 35 cents a gallon, the term “environmental technology” was not well known. Engineers did not often promote the …

The Little Leaks That Keep Men Poor

With more storm clouds appearing on the economic horizon, it’s now more important than ever that every dollar spent on operating and maintaining fluid power …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection

By Daniel Pascoe There are many types of vacuum cups available for use in vacuum pick-and-place systems. Some are designed with a particular application …

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