Fluid Power Journal

Notable Words: Electronic Software Won’t Program Out Bad Hydraulics

By Lisa DeBenedetto, Account Manager, GS Global Resources  When looking at machine design, there are several major engineered systems that need to be …

Notable Words: Failure Is Not an Option? Really?

By Scott Sardina, PE, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPECS, President, Waterclock Engineering  If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. —Elon Musk At some …

Notable Words: ‘I, fluid power, take thee, electrification …’

By Chauntelle Baughman, President and Cofounder, OneHydraulics Change. No one likes it. No one wants it. Everyone resists it. But is change always a bad thing? …

A Variation on Electrohydraulics

By Craig Lukomski, Product Market Manager, Simulation and Test, Moog These days, motion-control technology discussions with customers go in three directions:  …

The Value of IFPS Certification

By Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director, International Fluid Power Society Business growth and success rely on a workforce with the right skills, in the …

Notable Words: The Challenges of Off-Road Vehicles

By Zongxuan Sun, Director, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Off-road vehicles, including construction machines and agriculture equipment, account …

Heavy Equipment Relies on Hydraulics

By Alan L. Hitchcox, Freelance Technical Editor No matter when we first learned the fundamentals of hydraulics, our training covered variable displacement …

Boosting Productivity with Digitalization

By Kim Harper-Gage, Chief Operating Officer North America, Festo The good news: productivity in the U.S. manufacturing sector is up. The bad news: the rise is …

New Board President: Integrate Improvised Approaches to Certification

By Denis Poirier Jr., CFPHS, CFPAI, AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPIM, CFPCC, IFPS Board President and Chairperson  To say last year was more challenging than other years …

Board President Looks Back on ‘21: ‘a very trying time’

By Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, CFPCC, CFPMMH, 2021 IFPS Board President and Chairperson In December, my term as president and chairperson of the board of …

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