Fluid Power Journal

Features

Six Considerations When Selecting a Ball Valve

By Nick Spanhak. Nick Spanhak is product sales manager, Parker Fluid System Connectors Division. In this role, he handles a broad product portfolio, including …

Efficient Hydraulics Are Critical in Electrifying Off-Highway Machines

By Jeff Curlee, CFPE, Engineering Manager, Cross Company. Why should you care about efficient hydraulics in electrification?  It may seem counterintuitive to …

Understanding the Function of Valves

Unloading valves (Fig. 1.45): When fixed displacement pumps are used in accumulator or high-low circuits, unloading valves are used to minimize the power …

Torque Division & Speed Synchronization Using 1:1 Counterbalances

By Tim Hodge, OEM Account Manager and Steve Weber, PhD, CFPS, Regional Application Specialist, Sun Hydraulics, A Helios Technologies Company In the unique …

Small Burrs Create Significant Problems

By Bruno Boutantin, Market & Business Development Director, Extrude Hone Group. Think about “mission critical manifolds” in high productivity, …

Considerations for Using Sensors to Control Cylinders

By Perry Hudson, Market Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. The use of magnetic or inductive sensing devices to indicate cylinder position is nothing new. These proven …

Understanding Break-Away, Running, & Starting Torque

A motor has a certain amount of mass that must be accelerated to the speed required to do the work. The object being moved also has some mass. The force to …

Hydraulics & Demolition

Improve Efficiency, Safety, and Profitability in High-Reach and Highway/Bridge Demolition By Scott Rolston, President, Stucchi, Inc.. The demolition industry …

Tank Optimization

An Underutilized Way to Improve Hydraulic Equipment Efficiency By Jeremy Crookshanks, Group Product Manager, Hydraulic and Lube, Schroeder Industries. In …

The Crucial Role of Cleaning & Sealing Hydraulic Hoses & Tubes

By Lisa Orndorf, Ultra Clean Technologies Corp. It is well-established that approximately 80% of hydraulic system failures can be attributed to contamination. …

New Sealing Technology and Materials for More Efficient and Sustainable Heavy-Duty Equipment

By Andrew Iddeson, Global Technical Director, Hallite Seals and Chuck White, Global Product Development Manager, Hallite Seals There is an ever-growing demand, …

Sizing an Air Motor

Although electric motors are very commonly found in many varied applications, and hydraulic motors are well known for their high power density, air motors fill …

Beyond Viscosity

  Balancing Performance in Modern Hydraulic Fluid Formulations Viscosity is not the only important factor to consider when either formulating or choosing …

Smart Servo Pump Improves Performance

By Pasquale Manfreda, Atos Group, ServoPumps Project Manager and Hoyt Kohl, Atos North America, Engineering Director. In the application of hot chamber die …

Unlocking the Potential of Hydraulic Flanges

A Comprehensive Guide to Specifications & Options Empowering Industry Professionals with In-Depth Insights on Hydraulic Flange Standards and Selection By …

Transform Production With Fluid Power and Robotics

High-performance fluid power components can help improve efficiency and quality, reduce waste and energy consumption, as well as increase safety. By Sumit …

Calculating Intensifier Ratio for Given Pressure and Flow

Intensifiers boost pressure by pumping hydraulic fluid with a larger bore piston into a smaller bore cylinder to extend the rod. The intensifier can be powered …

Plastic Performance Q&A

Tom Zozokos, Product Line Director for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, answers questions about high-performance plastics and their applications for fluid power. …

Mind Your p’s and Q’s

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPSD. I have a question: What is the relationship between pressure and flow? Now, some of you may be wondering why I would even …

The Value of Fine Fiber Filtration Media

By Samuel Kaye, Donaldson Company. In nearly every industry that uses heavy machinery, efficiency is king. Whether you’re talking about man-hours, fuel …

Monitoring Hydraulic Pump Case Drain: Yes or No

By Steve Thorpe, Distribution Sales Manager, Webtec. When the lifetimes of machine components are well-established and can be predicted reasonably accurately, …

Shredders Boast a Sharper Edge With Hydraulic Drives

WEIMA chooses Hägglunds Hydraulic Drive Solutions for sustainable shredding, paving the way for intelligent, autonomous systems. By Jonas Hägglund, Business …

Attaching Clamps for Proper Assembly

Low-pressure hose assemblies require properly placing the clamps so that they will seal and retain the fitting. The clamp position “A” dimension is very …

Unlocking Versatility: Pneumatic Grippers Revolutionize Electric Robots With Cost-Effective Precision

By John Proegler, PHD, Inc. Combining a pneumatic power source for grippers on the end of electric robots provides the best of both technologies. In many …

The Psychology of Cylinder Selection

By Bill Tyler, National Sales & Marketing Manager, and Chadwick Conte, Product Lifecycle Manager, Peninsular Cylinders. Selecting the right cylinder for a …