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Measuring Up: SGH Technology in Hydraulic and Telescopic Cylinders

By Mathias Roth, Manager, Business Unit Mobile Automation, Siko With the new wire-actuated encoders SGH25 and SGH50, Siko has expanded the spectrum of the SGH …

It’s Over Breaking with Valve Position Tradition

By Jerry Hines, Key Account Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs. Tank farms play a critical role in the oil and gas industry. They serve as way stations for crude oil …

Test Your Skills: Understand the Application of Hydrostatic Systems

The typical hydrostatic transmission consists of a closed circuit where a pump provides flow to a hydraulic motor without the use of directional valves. The …

Going Electric? SHA is the Dynamic Choice

By Carl Richter, Vice President and General Manager, Kyntronics In recent years, with the push in many industries to switch to all-electric machines, …

Fluid Power Faux Pas: Top 5 Hydraulic System Mistakes

By Cindy Cookson, Vice President of Hydraulics Global Product Line Management, Gates Corporation With decades of experience in hydraulics, my Gates colleagues …

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The biennial online salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society is live, and we encourage fluid power professionals from …

2021 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2021 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find an off-highway supplier? Search by product category

Auto Lube Systems: Lifeblood to Every Machine

By Suresha Saragur Nijaguna, Mechanical Engineer, Graco Fluid power is a means to an end. Compressed oil or air can transport an astonishing amount of power …

Ch-ch-ch Changes: How Evolving ISO Standards Affect Hydraulic Flanges

By Robert Mackey, President, MAIN Manufacturing The world of large hydraulic connectors is dominated by flanges of one sort or another. If you need to raise a …

Case Study: Drop-in Solution Forces Out Extrusion Press Downtime

By Michael Kramer, Press Application Engineer, and Andrew Binversie, Manager, Press Applications, Bosch Rexroth Corp. The extrusion press is the workhorse of …

Under Pressure: Gauging the History of an Indispensable Instrument

By Peter Chronis, Vice President Business Development, Winters Instruments Since being patented by Eugene Bourdon in 1849, the Bourdon tube pressure gauge has …

Bring It On: Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’

By Shaun Taylor, President, Global Machine Automation, Fluid Motion and Control, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Emerson Remote workforces, social …

Test Your Skills: The Difference Between Isothermal and Adiabatic Conditions

Hydraulic accumulators use weights, springs, or gas pressure to generate the precharge force against the fluid that is stored for use in the system. …

How Smart Hydraulic Equipment Improves Performance

By Emily Newton The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has drastically changed how company leaders gather information, make decisions, troubleshoot problems, …

Is It Time to Rethink Open Loop Hydraulics in Agriculture Machines?

By David Schulte, P.E., Senior Systems Engineer, Parker Hannifin Is it time to rethink open loop hydraulics in agriculture machines? I think so, because OEMs …

A Comparison of Position Sensor Technology for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback 

By Edward E. Herceg, Chief Technology Officer, Alliance Sensors Group, a division of H.G. Schaevitz Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic …

Keeping Cool with Hydraulic Case Drains

By Tommy Williams, AKG Thermal Systems Maintaining a proper oil temperature in a hydraulic system is essential for successful operation. High fluid …

Air Receiver Tanks in Compressed Air Systems

by David Connaughton, Product Marketing Manager, Industrial Gas Filtration and Generation Division, Parker Hannifin An air receiver tank is an integral and …

Making Installation Easier with Hydraulic Plug-In Connections

By CEJN Construction and agricultural equipment OEMs continually seek manufacturing improvements and efficiencies for their products and assembly lines. Areas …

Test Your Skills: Calculate the Kinetic Energy

It is common practice to position shock absorbers to cushion loads attached to air cylinders, rather than to subject the air cylinders to shock loading …

Stressed Out: Extending the Life of Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensors

By Henry Menke, Operational Sales Support & Digital Information Manager, Balluff Inc. Magnetostrictive linear position sensors are the dominant technology …

2021 Systems Integrator Directory Listing

Download our 2021 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a systems integrator supplier? Search by product category HERE. …

Wireless Pneumatic Solenoid Valve Interfaces

Solutions to wiring problems  By Mark Arnold, Electronic Product Sales Manager, SMC Corporation of America  Electrical connections for pneumatic solenoid …

The Vacuum Cup Holds the Key

By Dane Spivak, Engineering Manager, Davasol Inc. There are countless types of vacuum cup models in existence, and choosing the right one for an application …

Knowing Where to Look for Contamination

Proper training in preventative maintenance reduces system failures. By Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPSD, Applications Manager, RHK Hydraulic Cylinder Services The …

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