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Determine Correct Hose Replacement by Measuring Existing Assembly to Make a Duplicate

How to measure hose assemblies and how to measure cut-off length. Once the proper hose and fittings have been selected, the assembly can now proceed. …

Vacuum Pick & Place: Direct Food & Drug Contact

By Dane Spivak, Davasol Inc. The food and medical industries hold themselves to higher standards than most. Over the years, many of these manufacturing …

Flow Transmitters Enable Remote Monitoring of Flow Meters – Even in Hazardous Areas

By Chris Husson, Senior Design Engineer, AW-Lake Company Many industries implement flow meters to monitor the flow of liquids or gas during various operations …

Meeting the Challenges of Medical Processing Manufacturers

By Pat Byce, Marketing Coordinator, Spartan Scientific As a manufacturer of fluid control products used for medical and analytical processing, Spartan …

Fluid Power Journal Through The Years

1993: Born as a brainchild of the International Fluid Power Society. 1994: Paul and Lisa Prass produced the inaugural issue of the Journal. They started with …

Then and Now: Looking Back/Forward 25 Years

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC A careful look at the last 25 years in the fluid power industry reveals both exciting and …

2019 Fluid Power Hall of Fame

THE IFPS IS HONORED TO PRESENT THE ELEVEN INDUSTRY LEADERS WHO WERE INDUCTED THIS YEAR. A special award was established to acknowledge individuals who have …

Compressed Air Systems: Watch the Water

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting Water is something that is often overlooked when laying out the piping in a compressed air system. Air …

The Reinvention of the Shear Type Coupling

By Kaz Gurauskas, Design Engineer, Lovejoy, Inc. Shear type or sleeve type couplings originated in the 1950s. It is a very popular choice for pump applications …

Servo Valve Design for Faster Response and Low Contamination Susceptibility in Motion Systems

By Len Kaster, National Sales Lead, ALA Industries Limited Servo valves are continuing to experience more demand as time goes on due to affordable, …

At 2019 OTC, Innovative Tech Meets The Challenge of New Discoveries

The 2019 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) didn’t lose a step as it took over Houston’s NRG Park on May 6-9 in celebration of their 50th anniversary, …

On Busy Airfields, Hydraulic Valves Selection Matters

Fueling equipment, pressure protection systems, and even lavatory pumps benefit from guided piston valves By David Locaputo, General Manager, Fulflo …

Basic Vacuum Pump Selection

By Daniel Pascoe, President, Davasol Inc. There are many factors to consider when selecting a vacuum pump. This article explains the fundamental differences …

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 …

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