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Powerful Productivity and Safety: Positive Hydraulic Locking Systems and Actuators

By Robert J. Tafel, Engineering Manager, York Precision Machining & Hydraulics LLC U.S. employers want productivity and safety for both their operators and …

Transforming Our Thinking About: Energy Units and the Cost of Control

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC I had a friend in college who lived in the city and was accustomed to driving aggressively in …

2019 Photo and Video Contest Winners

In honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day—June 19th—The IFPS and the Fluid Power Journal hosted the annual Fluid Power Photo Contest. This year, a video …

2019 Video Contest Winners

Video Categories What Is Fluid Power? Explain fluid power to someone outside the industry. Safety: Everyday safety solutions. Benefits of Certification: How …

High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization

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 …

Bucket Truck Idle Reduction for PG&E

By Jill Santos, Marketing Director, Duryea Technologies Duryea supplied the right BLDC electro-hydraulic motor solution for Pacific Gas and Electric’s Hybrid …

Clean Break, Flat Face, or Double Shut Off?

How do you know which fluid connector to use for your application? By Jan Abel, Senior Marketing Communications Manager – North America, Staubli Corporation …

The 2019 Minnesota Fluid Power Skills Competition Recap

The Minnesota Fluid Power Skills Competition brings students from each of the four Minnesota technical colleges that offer 2-year Fluid Power programs together …

Automated Unloading with the Right Gripper Concept

By Mike Tuohey, Regional Marketing Manager, Americas, Piab USA Injection molded parts can have simple, flat or very complex shapes. Accordingly, the …

Select Components for Hydraulic Systems: Calculating the Thrust for a Toggle Mechanism

Toggle mechanisms are used where high locking forces are required. Die casting machines, injection molding machines, and coining machines all make use of …

Don’t forget to Celebrate!

Here are some ideas to get you started, but it’s your day to celebrate your way! We thank you for being a part of the fluid power industry!

2019 Manufacturers Directory Listing

Download our 2019 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer for a specific product? Search by product …

Then and Now: Revolutionizing E-Commerce

By Andy Patel, Marketing Manager, Hercules Sealing Products From its humble beginnings, e-commerce has quickly taken the hydraulic repair market by a storm …

Certification Success Profile: The Road to Certification

An Interview with William Henriques Souza Ignacio, CFPHS, and Luciano Lizardo de Souza GuimarÃes, CFPHS. “Let me tell you a story about William and …

Important Compressed Air Components

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting What is the most important component in this picture, in terms of efficiency? Is it the air compressor? The …

Pneumatic Robots Shake Hands with Artificial Intelligence

By Karoline von Häfon, Head of Corporate Bionic Projects, Festo Whether its grabbing, holding, touching, or typing — in everyday life, we use our hands as a …

Transforming Our Thinking About: Energy Units and Velocity

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC In the previous article, “Transforming Our Thinking About: Energy Units,” the energy unit …

Contributing to the Future of Wind Power Generation

By Andy Smith, Product Group Manager and Daniel Bate, Renewables Sales Manager Trelleborg Offshore We are witnessing the most exciting period for the …

2019 Spring Meeting Recap

The IFPS 2019 spring meeting, held in Savannah, Georgia, was a great success. All 20 volunteer Board of Directors, along with three honorary-directors, were in …

OTC: Celebrating 50 Years 1969-2019

6-9 May 2019 • NRG Park • Houston, Texas, USA Houston’s NRG Park will come alive again this May 6-9 for the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) …

Oil Cleanliness in Wind Turbine Hydraulic Pitch Systems

By Justin Stover, Wind Segment Manager, C.C. Jensen In the wind turbine industry, a revolution is happening within oil maintenance. Changing oil used to be …

Then and Now—1994-2019: 25 Years of Innovation

By Cindy Cookson, Director, Global Product Line – Hydraulics, Gates Corporation The Gates Corporation was founded 108 years ago in 1911, and today, it is a …

Kickstarting Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion

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 …

Preparing For Success: The Pneumatic Specialist Certification Study Manual Update

By Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPCC, CFPHS, CFPIHM, Vice President of Certification, The Eaton Corporation – Hydraulics Group If you received the …

Calculating the Hydraulic Pressure to Support Jib Boom Loads

The jib boom is an example of a third class lever. That is, one end of the lever rotates about a stationary pivot, the cylinder acts against the lever …

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