Fluid Power Journal

Stepper Technology Boosts FireFighting Efficiency

By Pat Byce, Marketing Coordinator, Spartan Scientific Flames begin to blaze and a fire engine pulls up within minutes, complete with professionals ready to …

Optimizing Efficiency to Meet Emmissions Regulations

By Dierk Peitsmeyer, Product Portfolio Manager Bucher Electronics The European Union has stipulated that CO2 emissions must be significantly reduced. …

Hydraulic Cylinder Cushions Fight Mechanical Shock

By Tony Casassa, Application Engineer, Aggressive Hydraulics Every day, hydraulic cylinders work to push, pull, tilt, raise, and hold loads on diverse …

Eliminating Water Contamination in Air Systems

By Michael Schapoehler, Product Technology Manager, Airline Hydraulics Corp. In the dog days of summer, people often say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the …

Test Your Skills: Electric Flow Control Devices

Flow control valves influence actuator speeds in a fluid power system. Increasing or decreasing the opening to flow at a throttling point adjusts the flow to …

Bringing Reliability to High-Pressure Hydraulic Cylinders

By Ed Danzer, 6K Products As hydraulic system working pressures increase, component design details become more important. High system pressure, defined as …

Eliminating Water Hammer: It’s a Must

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, Additive Communications Managing Director and Brian Strait, Business Development Manager, Check-All Valve Mfg. Co. Water hammer can be …

Proper Check Valve Sizing Can Avoid Costly Problems

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, Additive Communications Managing Director and Brian Strait, Business Development Manager, Check-All Valve Mfg. Co. It is surprisingly …

The Top Three Reasons Cylinders Fail

By Ryan Roberts, Market Specialist, Parker Hannifin Cylinder Division Cylinders can fail for a number of reasons, from wrong specifications to operator error. …

Understanding the Function of Accumulators

Accumulators come in a variety of forms and have important functions in many hydraulic circuits. They are used to store or absorb hydraulic energy. When …

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