Fluid Power Journal

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IIoT and The Automation of Cylinders in the Fluid Power Industry

By Linda Caron, Global Product Manager, Parker Hannifin Addressing the problem Cylinders have been the workhorse of industrial machinery since the late 1700s. …

The Role Of Robotics And Cylinders In The Fluid Power Industry

By Bud Haver, President, and Chadwick Conte, Senior Marketing Strategist, Peninsular Cylinders When you hear the term “automation” your mind immediately …

Vacuum Control Valves & Actuators

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

Preventative Maintenance of Pressure Regulators

Air regulators keep the operating pressure (downstream pressure) approximately constant regardless of fluctuations in either the upstream pressure or the air …

4 Automation Advances Energize the Field of Pneumatics

SMART-SENSOR NETWORKS OPTIMIZED ELECTRIC AND PNEUMATIC ARCHITECTURES CONFIGURABLE DEVICES, AND IIoT ARE THE TRENDS HAVING THE GREATEST IMPACT By Frank Langro, …

Integration of Ferrous Density and Particle Count for Automated Ferrography Analysis of Abnormal Wear Conditions

By D. Walsh, K. Caldwell, and T. Barraclough, Ametek Spectro Scientific, Inc. Introduction The presence of wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is a …

Hydraulic Hose Maintenance

Hoses are aligned and secured to achieve maximum possible performance. The pressure rating and quality of a hose can be used to predict its service life. Not …

Pascal’s Law and Counterbalance Valves: Part 1

Counterbalance – verb: “to oppose or balance with an equal weight or force” Counterbalance valves serve a very important role in hydraulic system …

The Holy Grail of Motion Software: Easy and Flexible

By Jacob Paso, Motion Product Development Manager, Delta Computer Systems, Inc. In the hectic world of industrial automation, engineers have little patience …

Thinking Outside the Box

How In-House Manufacturing Helps Fluid Power Distributors Grow Their Business By the Epicor Distribution Team, Epicor The days of distributors succeeding based …

2019 Tech 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 category …

Your Cylinder Doesn’t Get Enough Respect

By Brian Rooney, Professional Engineer and President, Westcoast Cylinders Inc. While multi-pump tank units and glass-enclosed control rooms get all the glory, …

Distinguish Between the Operation of a Counterbalance Valve and a Pilot-operated Check Valve

Pilot-operated check valves provide a leak-free seal, but counterbalance valves provide smoother operation when controlling the downward movement of a load. …

Built to Last: Forestry Demands Further Product Development

By Iiro Lindberg, Sales Director EMEA, Business Unit Motor, Danfoss Power Solutions Off-highway applications are notoriously rugged and demanding. Solutions …

Tips for Trouble-Free Compressed Air

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting Nobody wants compressed air system problems. Low pressure, water in the compressed air, and air compressor …

Record Attendance at the 2019 IFPS Annual Meeting!

The IFPS Board of Directors meets in person twice per year to discuss the IFPS mission and to steer the organization towards its goals. In addition to …

The Digital Revolution of Electrohydraulics

By Fabio Balzarini, Technical Sales Manager, Atos Spa. Everyone can see how digital has changed our lives. Similarly, the industry sector, with the advent of …

Pneumatic Indexing Drives for Automation

By Norman Lane, President, Rotomation Indexing drives are an essential element of many automation systems which process parts in volume. They allow sequential …

Hydraulex Teamwork Drives Certification Success

How the forming of an in-house Study Group led to a significant rise in certifications. By Denise Wilson, Communications Specialist Ten years ago, the …

Compressed Air Maintenance

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting Like any industrial equipment, the air compressors, dryers and associated components on your compressed air …

Air/Oil Tandem Actuators: A Control-Emphasized Solution

By Travis Haynes, Application Engineer, PHD, Inc. As automation expands across a variety of industries, the performance required of actuators becomes more …

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 …

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