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Then and Now—1994-2019: 25 Years of Innovation

By Cindy Cookson, Director, Global Product Line – Hydraulics, Gates Corporation The Gates Corporation was founded 108 years ago in 1911, and today, it is a …

Kickstarting Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion

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 …

Preparing For Success: The Pneumatic Specialist Certification Study Manual Update

By Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPCC, CFPHS, CFPIHM, Vice President of Certification, The Eaton Corporation – Hydraulics Group If you received the …

Calculating the Hydraulic Pressure to Support Jib Boom Loads

The jib boom is an example of a third class lever. That is, one end of the lever rotates about a stationary pivot, the cylinder acts against the lever …

The Importance of Fluid Cleanliness in Today’s Heavy Machinery

By Robert Ihrig, Applications Engineer – Filter Systems, Hydac, Anthony Maiolo, Applications Engineer – Utility, and Timothy Rodman, Marketing Supervisor, …

Theme Park Thrills Owe Much to Hydraulics and Accumulators

By Jeffrey Sage, Product Sales Manager – Accumulator and Cooler Division, Parker Hannifin Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, …

2019 OTC To Celebrate 50 Years

For four days in May, fluid power professionals from across the offshore industry will come together to share ideas, solutions, and more at the 2019 Offshore …

2019 Salary Survey

In an effort to combat the skills gap in fluid power and other industries, Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society …

2019 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2019 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find an off-highway supplier? Search by product category

Compressed Air Systems: The Cost of Filter Differential

By Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting Compressed air filters, despite modern and efficient design, do not maintain themselves. These elements …

Enabling IIoT Connectivity for Industry 4.0

By Will Healy III, Industry Marketing Director, Balluff Inc. The next industrial revolution isn’t coming; it has already begun. The Industrial Internet of …

Saving Cost, Weight, and Space on Trucks

By Björn Arvidsson, Product Development Engineer, Alexander Hahn, Sales Director – Systems, and Jussi Ijäs, Sales Director – Components, PMC …

Research to Watch: Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps

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 …

Universal Vacuum Grippers and End of Arm Tools

By Dane Spivak, and illustrations by Daniel Pascoe, Davasol Inc. Design criteria for nearly all systems follow many of the same rules, and it is no different …

Transforming Our Thinking About: Energy Units

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC We are taught to think of fluid power in terms of flow and pressure; flow is for velocity and …

Then and Now: Energy Awareness

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC In 1994, I visited an injection molding plant in Claremont, New Hampshire. The facility had …

Applying Control Theory: Interpret Bode Diagrams

Discussions about hydro-mechanical system dynamics make it clear that component selection and system design have tremendous impact on system performance and …

Repair or Replace: Welded Style, Tie Rod Style, or Mill Duty Style?

By Jeffrey Kenney, CFPIHT, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Hydradyne LLC Over my career in cylinder remanufacturing, there have been two questions end-users always …

Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Highlight the Fall CCEFP Summit

Last October, the Center for Compact and Efficient  Fluid Power (CCEFP) held its biannual summit at the University of Minnesota. This network of fluid power …

Beyond Ra: Why Surface Finish Matters in Seal Performance

By Michael Cook, Fluid Power Technical Specialist, and Kelly Volpenhein, Product Engineer, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Longevity of seals is not just about …

Select Components for Pneumatic Systems: 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 …

2019 Systems Integrator Directory Listing

Download our 2019 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a systems integrator supplier? Search by product category HERE. …

Compressed Air Maintenance: Stop, Look, and Listen

By Ron Marshall Stop. Look. Listen. These are important words of advice if you want to keep your compressed air system running in a trouble-free manner, and at …

A Cost-Effective Alternative: Multiple-Position Pneumatic Linear Slides

By Carey Webster, Engineered Solutions Manager, CFPPS, PHD, Inc. Pneumatic linear slides are used in a wide range of applications throughout many industries. …

Vacuum Pick and Place: High-Speed Cycle Time Reduction

By Dane Spivak, and illustrations by Daniel Pascoe, Davasol Inc. In the world of high-speed factory automation, speed is everything. Manufacturing processes …

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