Fluid Power Journal

Why Certification Is Important

Do you want your employees to be over-the-top quality? Want your vendors to be outstanding? Want every mechanic, engineer, and technician working on every one …

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system was running a …

Basic Vacuum Components

Over the last 30-something articles I’ve written for the Fluid Power Journal, I have discussed various product overviews and specific applications offering …

Self-Closing Valves

In most vacuum-handling applications, the end-of-arm tool (EOAT) is designed specifically for the product being handled by the automated material-handling …

Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators, and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure—and that’s …

Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference Grows in Second Year

Organized by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Fluid Power Distributors Association (FPDA), and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), …

IFPS Membership

IFPS membership provides the benefit of IFPS’s 50+ years of expertise. Your membership supports a non-profit organization dedicated to the unique interests …

Striking Gold With Compressed Air Training

Employees of New Gold’s New Afton copper/silver/gold mine, located just west of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, have recently completed an intensive …

Advanced Pump Control for Energy Savings in Intermittent Hydraulic Systems

Many hydraulic systems are only required to deliver flow at pressure during certain stages in a machine cycle. This is even more prevalent in the theme park …

Fluid Power Journal and IFPS to Release 2013 Salary Survey

Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), is seeking participants to complete an online salary survey for 2013. …

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