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Servo Valves Key to Aircraft Carrier Application

By Matthew McCall, Regional Sales Manager, Moog Inc. Servo and proportional valves are most commonly flow-control, spool-type valves that meter fluid from a …

The STAMPED Method for Selecting Tubing and Fittings for a Metal Tube Assembly

  The acronym STAMPED, as used for hose assemblies, is equally as important to use when developing tube assemblies. The same factors apply; only the …

Valves in Space

Zero-Leak Product Holds Tight in NASA Fire Extinguishers NASA is always preparing for a worst-case scenario aboard a spacecraft, including constantly …

IFPS Announces 2020 Hall of Fame

A special award was established to acknowledge individuals who have dedicated their careers and have made significant contributions to fluid power technology. …

2020 Fluid Power Photo Contest Winners

Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Power Journal hold a photo contest in honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day – June …

Changing the Way You Cut Chain

The new series of Enerpac chain cutters promises to improve safety and productivity By Tim Kellagher, Product Marketing Manager, Enerpac There’s a reason why …

Avoiding Contamination in Hydraulic Systems

Microscopic Particles Can Cause Catastrophic Failure By Tony Casassa, Application Engineer, Aggressive Hydraulics It is a common scenario for machinery using …

Aignep USA Launches NFPA Cylinder Configurator

Aignep USA, a manufacturer of pneumatic components, in March launched a new configurator for its line of NFPA cylinders. A function of Aignep USA’s website, …

Nine Tips to Optimal Air-Preparation Performance

By Charles Werdehoff, Air-Preparation Product Manager, Norgren Pneumatic-equipment warranties are often valid only if you are using clean, dry air, which …

Adding Hydraulic Fluid to the Reservoir

Adding make-up fluid to the reservoir ranks among the most important maintenance tasks because of the consequences of doing it incorrectly. Be aware that a …

A Different Way to Celebrate Your Day!

Fluid Power Professionals’ Day is June 19. It’s a day to acknowledge everyone in our industry. In honor of our industry in today’s world, the IFPS will …

2020 Manufacturers Directory Listing

Download our 2020 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer? Search by product category

IFPE Recap: Looking to the Future in an Uncertain Present

Organizers said it set a registration record, but concerns about the coronavirus hung like a cloud over the 2020 ConExpo/Con-Ag & IFPE trade show, held …

New Hybrid Concept for Actuating Subsea Valves

By Alexandre Orth, Head of Subsea Automation Systems, Bosch Rexroth, and Amadeu Placido Neto, Bosch Rexroth Test Engineer A new deep-sea actuator promises …

The Challenges of Hydraulics in Subsea Applications

By Michael Degan, Editor As head of Subsea Automation Systems at Bosch Rexroth, Alexandre Orth is fascinated by the ocean. “What fascinated me when I started …

Oilgear Products for Subsea BOP Systems

Oilgear recently released two products for blow-out preventer systems in subsea applications. Oilgear’s subsea all-hydraulic boosting and regulating system …

Understand the Function of Hydraulic Components in Circuits: The Application of Pumps and Intensifiers

Pumps A pump is a device where there is a mechanism for increasing and then decreasing the size of a volume chamber by means of rotary and/or reciprocating …

Oil And Water Don’t Mix

In marine applications, water can play havoc with fluid reservoirs. By Michael Degan, Editor A seal failed on a net hauler’s hydraulics out at sea. Saltwater …

Dear IFPS Associate

During this unprecedented time, the IFPS is making every effort to keep our ship sailing smoothly. However, I ask for your patience with any orders you may …

Eaton Contamination Control System Does the Dirty Work

Dirty hydraulic fluid causes up to 80% of all hydraulic system problems. If hydraulic oil is contaminated, there are a number of detrimental effects that …

Aluminum Framing – Everything to Build Anything

By Lori Bechtler, MGE/MPS Product Manager, Bosch Rexroth Corporation With its sleek look and seemingly simple function, aluminum structural framing is …

The Effects of Pressure Compensated Components on Control Systems

Pressure Compensation (Hydrostat Function) with Proportional Directional Valves To maintain a relatively constant flow to an actuator regardless of variations …

IFPS 2020 Spring Meeting Recap

A volunteer Board of Directors governs the IFPS. These volunteers are supported by their employers and promote the safe application of fluid power technology …

2020 Off-Highway Directory Listing

Download our 2020 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find an off-highway supplier? Search by product category

Understand Flow Control Valves

The terms speed control and flow control are often used interchangeably to identify a valve with the primary function of limiting the velocity of an actuator. …

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