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Supply Shortages Continue to Abound

By Sue Doerfler, Senior Writer, Inside Supply Management Magazine— Supply chain complications and shortages have been a hot topic among supply management …

Selecting Pneumatic Valves

By Gilbert Welsford Jr., Founder of ValveMan.com Pneumatic valves are one of the most popular varieties of actuated valves. The devices are clean, efficient, …

Shifting Gears: Converting to an Electrohydrostatic Transmission

By Philippe Tottoli, E-mobility Program Marketing Manager, Poclain Low- and zero-emission vehicles are making their way from the roads to the off-highway …

On the Border

Boundary Lubrication in Cylinder Seals By Andrew Iddeson, Global Technical Director, Hallite; and Chuck White, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hallite …

Vote Of Confidence: Choosing the Right Seal for a Hydraulic Pump

By Corey Holloway, Sales Manager North America, Anyseals, Inc. In recent months, seal suppliers for distribution and maintenance and repair markets have …

Improving Cybersecurity in Manufacturing: What to do (and why it matters)

From the Association of Equipment Manufacturers — Cybercrime has exploded over the past decade. No organization is immune – not even a small, obscure …

Preparing Students for Industry 4.0

By Ido Yerushalmi, CEO, Intelitek Even before COVID-19, there were upward of two million unfilled manufacturing sector jobs in the U.S. There were simply not …

Count on It: Run-Time Monitor Racks Up the Miles

too many years ago, the only status indicators in automobiles were a coolant temperature gauge, a voltage or battery charge indicator, a speedometer, and an …

Speaking of Hydraulics

At the end of the day, it’s all about uptime. Whether you manage a fleet of over-the-road freight haulers, maintain an armada of mining equipment, or harvest …

Automated Manufacturing Counts on Reliable Measuring

From WFL Millturn Technologies To reliably manufacture complex workpieces with high-quality requirements, control by means of a closed loop process is …

Smarten Up

The year 2021 marks a decade since the concept of Industry 4.0 was introduced at the Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany. One year later, General Electric …

Defense Contractors Need Cybersecurity Certification by 2025

By Connie Palucka, NPDP Vice President, Consulting Catalyst Connection By 2025, the Department of Defense will require all defense contractors submitting bids …

4 Steps to Identify Hydraulic Threads

By Burleigh Bailey, Engineering Manager, Parker Tube Fittings Division Machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in every corner of the world. The …

A primer on Mobile Fluid Power

By Joe Raccosta, Fluid Power Sales Manager, and Micah Taylor, Mobile Fluid Power Manager, Milwaukee Division, Motion Once during a discussion about a mobile …

OTC Resumes In-Person Event with Virtual Components

After canceling its annual trade show last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then postponing it in May, the Offshore Technology Conference returns this …

Changing Hydraulic Filters: Timing Is Everything

By Emily Newton Like any piece of equipment, hydraulic systems require regular maintenance to deliver peak performance across their life span. Anyone who works …

How IIoT Is Impacting Fluid Power

By Chloe Kirby As the Industrial Internet of Things expands to all sectors of the working world, technology and automation transform the way machinery and …

Capacity Crowd Microfiltration Catches Particles Large and Small

By Menno Krom, Managing Director, RMF Systems, a subsidiary of Des-Case; and Ivan N. Sheffield, Director of Filtration, Des-Case In the hydraulic market, it is …

Get Smart: Digitized Vacuum Ejector Bolsters Predictive Maintenance

By Andrea Bodenhagen, Communication and Content Manager, Piab Predictive maintenance is usually defined as monitoring the performance and condition of …

Always Faithful: Servo Valves In Harm’s Way

By Matt McCall, Naval Systems Sales Manager; Tony Clarke, Missile Systems Sales Manager; and Brandon Gollwitzer, Defense Control Systems Engineering Manager, …

Riding the Rails: Pneumatics Is Essential to Train Travel

By Frank Gevers, Director, Railway, Fluid Control and Pneumatics at Emerson From air preparation to operation and passenger experience, pneumatic products are …

A Few Weeks Left to Be Heard 

We want to hear from you! The ongoing salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society tells us more than how much money you …

Clean Air Act: Battling Contaminants in Pneumatic Components

By Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager, Norgren Actuators, air motors, grippers, and many other pneumatic components in almost all industries use …

Cam Lobe Radial Piston Motors: Compact, Capable, Constant

By Franck Defer, Radial Product Marketing Manager, Poclain Hydraulics Cam lobe radial piston motors are low-speed high-torque motors. Fed by a pump, the motor …

Manufacturers Face Unique Risks of Ransomware Attacks

Companies of any size can be hacked By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor On May 7, a criminal gang believed to be based in Eastern Europe launched a …

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