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IFPE Recap: Looking to the Future in an Uncertain Present

Organizers said it set a registration record, but concerns about the coronavirus hung like a cloud over the 2020 ConExpo/Con-Ag & IFPE trade show, held …

New Hybrid Concept for Actuating Subsea Valves

By Alexandre Orth, Head of Subsea Automation Systems, Bosch Rexroth, and Amadeu Placido Neto, Bosch Rexroth Test Engineer A new deep-sea actuator promises …

The Challenges of Hydraulics in Subsea Applications

By Michael Degan, Editor As head of Subsea Automation Systems at Bosch Rexroth, Alexandre Orth is fascinated by the ocean. “What fascinated me when I started …

Oilgear Products for Subsea BOP Systems

Oilgear recently released two products for blow-out preventer systems in subsea applications. Oilgear’s subsea all-hydraulic boosting and regulating system …

Understand the Function of Hydraulic Components in Circuits: The Application of Pumps and Intensifiers

Pumps A pump is a device where there is a mechanism for increasing and then decreasing the size of a volume chamber by means of rotary and/or reciprocating …

Oil And Water Don’t Mix

In marine applications, water can play havoc with fluid reservoirs. By Michael Degan, Editor A seal failed on a net hauler’s hydraulics out at sea. Saltwater …

Dear IFPS Associate

During this unprecedented time, the IFPS is making every effort to keep our ship sailing smoothly. However, I ask for your patience with any orders you may …

Eaton Contamination Control System Does the Dirty Work

Dirty hydraulic fluid causes up to 80% of all hydraulic system problems. If hydraulic oil is contaminated, there are a number of detrimental effects that …

2020 Fluid Power Photo Contest

Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Power Journal hold a photo contest in honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day – June …

Aluminum Framing – Everything to Build Anything

By Lori Bechtler, MGE/MPS Product Manager, Bosch Rexroth Corporation With its sleek look and seemingly simple function, aluminum structural framing is …

The Effects of Pressure Compensated Components on Control Systems

Pressure Compensation (Hydrostat Function) with Proportional Directional Valves To maintain a relatively constant flow to an actuator regardless of variations …

IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting Recap

A volunteer Board of Directors governs the IFPS. These volunteers are supported by their employers and promote the safe application of fluid power technology …

2020 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2020 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find an off-highway supplier? Search by product category

Understand Flow Control Valves

The terms speed control and flow control are often used interchangeably to identify a valve with the primary function of limiting the velocity of an actuator. …

Retrofitting Component Connections

The following is a composite of familiar situations drawn from engineering calls. A press goes down and the plant finds a temporary solution. A component …

The Functional Safety Revolution In Electrohydraulics

SIL & PL Certified Digital Proportional Valves Digital technology has changed our lives and is a central focus of the industrial sector. It is the basis …

2020 IFPE Supplement

The purpose of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) is to be the leading international exposition and educational resource dedicated to the …

Vacuum Level & Volumetric Flow Rate

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

Turning Cylinder Failure into Real Value: 10 Key Factors In Selecting A Repair Facility

By Billy Rebman, Repairs Manager, EHA When you have cylinder failure, you must decide whether to buy new or repair. The benefits of repairing may include …

Stamped: Understanding the acronym and use it for hose assembly

Proper hose or tubing assembly component selection is critical to a safe hydraulic system. A simple guideline for proper selection is the word “STAMPED”. …

2020 Photo Contest

New AX Piston Pumps and Motors Overcome Limitations of Modern Hydraulic Units

By Kyle Capello and Joel Fornell, Bucher Hydraulics Piston pumps and motors have been established in the market for many years. They are one of the main …

How Alternative Coatings Can Boost Performance in Hydraulic Systems

By Beth Figliulo, Fluid Power Segment Manager, and Michael Cook, Fluid Power Technical Specialist, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Taking a holistic approach to …

Counter Balance Valves: Part 2

SIZING FOR CONTROL In Part 1, I covered the force balance in the counterbalance valve and how to calculate the release pressure.  But what happens once the …

CCEFP Summit Brings Fluid Power Collaboration To UW-Madison

In October 2019, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) held its biannual Summit on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. This network …

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