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Bringing Reliability to High-Pressure Hydraulic Cylinders

By Ed Danzer, 6K Products As hydraulic system working pressures increase, component design details become more important. High system pressure, defined as …

Eliminating Water Hammer: It’s a Must

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, Additive Communications Managing Director and Brian Strait, Business Development Manager, Check-All Valve Mfg. Co. Water hammer can be …

Proper Check Valve Sizing Can Avoid Costly Problems

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, Additive Communications Managing Director and Brian Strait, Business Development Manager, Check-All Valve Mfg. Co. It is surprisingly …

The Top Three Reasons Cylinders Fail

By Ryan Roberts, Market Specialist, Parker Hannifin Cylinder Division Cylinders can fail for a number of reasons, from wrong specifications to operator error. …

Understanding the Function of Accumulators

Accumulators come in a variety of forms and have important functions in many hydraulic circuits. They are used to store or absorb hydraulic energy. When …

Building a Sports Mech

By Jonathan Tippett, CEO, Cofounder, and Test Pilot, Furrion Exo-Bionics Fourteen years ago I had vision for a global racing league that would pit multiple …

Locking Protection is Key to Hydraulic System Safety

By David Bickford, Principal Engineer, Innovation and Performance Excellence, York Precision Machining & Hydraulics LLC When load-holding equipment fails, …

Pneumatic Devices Meet the Challenges of Dairy Processing

By Amit Patel, Product Marketing Manager, Emerson Fluid Control & Pneumatics, Food & Beverage From milking systems to cheese processing and packaging …

Glaciers Wear on Power Plant’s Hydraulic Control Valves

Adapted Eaton strainer removes particles         By Ulrich Latz, Technical Sales Engineer, Eaton Technology GmbH, Germany The Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO) …

Choosing a Closed Loop Axial Piston Pump

By Filippo Ganzerli, Axial Product Marketing Manager, Poclain Hydraulics Off-highway mobile equipment requires space saving, durable, high performance …

Determine the Appropriate Solution to Control Air Cylinder Speed

Because air is a compressible fluid, controlling the speed of actuators is a unique problem. A pressurized air cylinder that is not under load will extend …

Reliable Pumps Critical to Carrier Launch Systems

By John Quirk, BSM Pump Corporation Aircraft carriers serve a key role in our nation’s defense. Their main purpose is the staging of airplanes that can be …

Rethinking the Hydraulic Reservoir

By John Aune, Product Manager, Donaldson Company Any engine or equipment manufacturer will agree: space is a valuable and limited resource. When designing …

Vacuum Pick and Place in Molding

The following is an opinion article written by Dane Spivak of Davasol Incorporated, an industrial brand management firm with many clients, including Vacuforce …

Hydraulic Sealing Solutions Help Jetliners Fly Higher, Faster, Longer

By Quinn Collett, Airframe General Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, and Antonio Garcia, Segment Manager, Aerospace Americas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions …

How Fluid Power Helps Control Invisible Contaminants

By Sarah Manuel, Product Manager, Norgren; Alexaundria Engleby, Product Sales Engineer, Fluid Control Valves, Norgren; and Phillip McElroy, Product Sales …

Self-Cleaning Filter Eliminates Downtime for Sausage Co-Packer

By James D. Lago, sales manager for the North-Midwest region at Eaton’s Filtration Division Chances are the pork sausage on your breakfast plate came home …

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, …

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