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The Odd Couple: A Component that Floats Your Boat

A Component that Floats Your Boat By Brad Longmuir, Regional Sales Manager, Holmbury Inc. When the COVID pandemic hit the U.S. in March 2020, lots of things …

Winds of Change: Hydraulic Turbines Generate Green Energy

By Michelle Berdusis, Wind Energy Business Development Specialist, and Mark Barnes, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Des-Case Corporation. …

Law Firm: Manufacturers Must Consider Prescription Meds Case by Case

By Kathryn J. Russo, Jackson Lewis P.C. Manufacturers that conduct workplace drug and alcohol testing must be careful when addressing drug test results and …

Improving Fuel Efficiency in Heavy Equipment

By Emily Newton, Editor in Chief, Revolutionized.com. Improving heavy equipment fuel efficiency is a common goal among company owners and fleet managers. …

SIKO Position Sensors Used for Movie Special Effects

By Michaela Wassenberg. Draw-wire encoders are not the kind of component normally associated with motion picture production. But draw-wire encoders from SIKO, …

Emerson Executive: The Journey to Sustainability

Improving pneumatic efficiency is a key step. By Hakan Erdamar, Group President of Discrete & Industrial, Emerson. People all over the globe are taking …

Case Study: Reducing Contamination in a Hydraulic Grinder

By Otto G. Knottnerus, President, Harvard Corporation A Midwestern engine manufacturer was experiencing high contamination levels in the hydraulic oil of a …

Screwed on Right: The Pros and Cons of JIC Hydraulic Fittings

By Charles Kolstad, Marketing Manager, Tameson JIC fittings, also called SAE J514 hydraulic fittings, play an essential role in everyday applications. They are …

Supersize Me: How a Hydraulic Cylinder Amplifies Its Fluid

By Robert Post, CFPHS, Hydraulic Designer, Sherman + Reilly There are many parallels between electrical and hydraulic systems, but did you know hydraulic …

Ground Control: Electrohydraulic Precision in Mobile Machines

By Ben Dupre, Senior Technical Writer, HydraForce Today’s construction, agriculture, and material-handling machines look very different from machines of 20 …

Five Steps to Efficient, Error-Free Process Adjustments

By Steve Bain, Industrial Segment Sales Manager – Food and Beverage, Festo Corp. Modern automation systems increasingly need to adapt to various products in …

Translating Lean Principles into Office Functions

By Keith Groves, Manufacturing Consultant, University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services The lean manufacturing movement came out of a desire to …

Replace or Restore? Why You Should Retrofit that Aging Press

By Mike Kramer, Press Application Engineer, Bosch Rexroth One of the most productive and hardworking machines in the industry today is the extrusion press. …

On the Air: How Smart Pneumatics Saves Costs and Helps the Planet

By Robert Brezni, Global Account Manager, Fluid Control & Pneumatics, Emerson At a time when the need to decarbonize economies is at its greatest, …

Drive-Through: Hydraulic AWD Takes It on the Road

By Paola Ipsa, AddiDrive Program Marketing Manager, Poclain Hydraulics — Maximizing productivity and safety while minimizing CO2 emissions is a top priority …

Fluid Power Companies Face Backlogs Due to Supply Chain, Labor Shortage

War in Ukraine could also impact sourcing. By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor One day last month, 72 cargo ships waited to be unloaded at California …

Case Study: Building an Industrial Hydraulic System

By Steve Misiakowski, Engineering Director, Exotic Automation & Supply Designing a large central hydraulic system to support a new 138,000-square-foot …

Differences Between a Filter and a Strainer in a Hydraulic System

By Mark Ligon, Marketing Manager, Commercial Filtration Supply Filters and strainers both remove contaminants. What is the difference, and which one should you …

Simulation is a Window into the Future of Your Manufacturing Operation

By Travis Hill, Senior Engineering Project Manager, Mississippi State University The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council have …

How Manufacturing Companies Can Hire Smarter

By Tom Hunley, Product Marketing Manager, Jobvite Mirroring most sectors, the manufacturing industry is on the path to job recovery. With manufacturing jobs on …

On Target: Meeting Cleanliness Levels with Bypass Filtration

By Mark Barnes, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Des-Case Corporation Most fluid power specialists recognize the importance of hydraulic …

No-Leak Zone: The Mighty Mechanical Face Seal

By Michael Cook, Global Segment Director, Off-Highway and Marketing Americas Segment Manager, Fluid Power, and Nicolò Olivetti, Product Manager, Research …

Signs of the Times: Expanding Hydraulic Hose Performance Metrics

By Cindy Cookson, VP Hydraulics Global Product Line Management, Gates At one time, it may have been common to ask about a hose’s rating. The answer might be …

Report: Labor, Supply, Security Among Manufacturers’ Top Concerns in ‘22

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor The labor shortage, supply chain troubles, and cybersecurity are among the top challenges facing manufacturers …

Feds Warn of Cyber Threats to Manufacturers

By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor Manufacturers are at special risk for cyber-attack, according to a January report from the federal government. The …

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