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Strategic Vacuum Cup Economics

By Dane Spivak, Davasol The following is an opinion article written by Dane Spivak of Davasol Incorporated, an industrial brand management firm with many …

Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019 Expands to Meet Demand

October 15-17, 2019 • Detroit, Michigan • TCF Center The Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo) connects the top manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and …

Sheet Metal to Egg Crate Foam – Selecting the Right Vacuum Cup

By Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager, IMI Norgren Vacuum – the difference in atmospheric pressure on one side of a vacuum cup and the other – has …

Assemble a Hydraulic Pilot-operated Pressure Relief Valve

Relief valves are used to limit maximum pressure in hydraulic systems. When system pressure begins to exceed the pressure setting of the relief valve, a …

LVDT Position Sensors Enable Next-Gen Hydraulics and Robotics Working in Extreme Environments

By Mike Marciante, Business Development Manager, NewTek Sensor Solutions Hydraulic and robotic systems are performing more often in areas with temperature, …

Can You Dig It?

High-productivity Mine Invests in Hydraulic Drives By Ashok Amin, Hägglunds, Market Segment Manager, Bosch Rexroth The air is filled with dust, and the large, …

2019 Salary Survey Results

In an effort to combat the skills gap in fluid power and other industries, Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society …

Ensuring Proper Maintenance and Repair in Projects Involving an Elevated Height

By Donald Chilton, Director of Product Management for MANN+HUMMEL and its WIX Filters Brand Any project that requires maintenance and repair at an elevated …

Advantages of Hydraulic Conditioning Units

By Tommy Williams, Product Manager, AKG Thermal Systems Wet Kits (or wet line kits) are kits put into trucks or agriculture equipment that have a Power Take …

Compressor Room Ventilation

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting Heat is definitely an enemy of air compressors and dryers, especially air-cooled units, which are the most …

Top Tips for Specific Types of Heat Exchanger Fouling

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers When handling difficult materials, such as sewage sludge or corrosive …

Choosing the Right Fluid Power Sealing Solutions for Construction Equipment

By Ryan Webster, Director of Sales and Engineering, Hallite Demand for heavy construction equipment is continuing to grow. According to a recent report, the …

Select Components for Pneumatic Systems

Size Air Receivers Air receivers serve many functions: as a pulsation dampener, as an air reservoir, and as an air conditioner. They also serve an important …

The Kentucky Expo Is Ready For The Demo Expo

The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, is a premier event for utility professionals and …

Hydraulic Proportional Valve Advancements

By Alan McCay, CFPS, Motion Industries There have been a lot of changes and advancements throughout the years with hydraulic directional valves. The most basic …

Transforming Our Thinking: What in the World is a VDT?

Ok, let me see a show of hands. How many of you are familiar with a turbocharger? Now keep the hands up so we can count. I see the NASCAR group is responding …

Shop Compressors: One or Two Units?

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting When purchasing shop compressors, do you buy one unit or two to make an energy efficient choice? The answer …

Developing a Liquid Piston Gas Compressor/Expander for CAES and CO2 Sequestration

This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This …

Hydraulic Flanges Task Force Brings Change to ISO 6162-1 and 6162-2

By Robert Mackey, Manager, SAE J518 Champion, Lead Expert ISO TC131 SC4 WG2, MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. ISO 6162-1/SAE J518-1 (Code 61) and ISO …

2019 ICUEE Offers Education, Demonstration & Progress

Louisville, KY — October 1-3, 2019 — Kentucky Exposition Center The largest utility and construction equipment trade show in North America will …

Determine Correct Hose Replacement by Measuring Existing Assembly to Make a Duplicate

How to measure hose assemblies and how to measure cut-off length. Once the proper hose and fittings have been selected, the assembly can now proceed. …

Vacuum Pick & Place: Direct Food & Drug Contact

By Dane Spivak, Davasol Inc. The food and medical industries hold themselves to higher standards than most. Over the years, many of these manufacturing …

Flow Transmitters Enable Remote Monitoring of Flow Meters – Even in Hazardous Areas

By Chris Husson, Senior Design Engineer, AW-Lake Company Many industries implement flow meters to monitor the flow of liquids or gas during various operations …

Meeting the Challenges of Medical Processing Manufacturers

By Pat Byce, Marketing Coordinator, Spartan Scientific As a manufacturer of fluid control products used for medical and analytical processing, Spartan …

Fluid Power Journal Through The Years

1993: Born as a brainchild of the International Fluid Power Society. 1994: Paul and Lisa Prass produced the inaugural issue of the Journal. They started with …

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