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Riding the Rails: Pneumatics Is Essential to Train Travel

By Frank Gevers, Director, Railway, Fluid Control and Pneumatics at Emerson From air preparation to operation and passenger experience, pneumatic products are …

A Few Weeks Left to Be Heard 

We want to hear from you! The ongoing salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society tells us more than how much money you …

Clean Air Act: Battling Contaminants in Pneumatic Components

By Mike Parzych, Product Marketing Manager, Norgren Actuators, air motors, grippers, and many other pneumatic components in almost all industries use …

Cam Lobe Radial Piston Motors: Compact, Capable, Constant

By Franck Defer, Radial Product Marketing Manager, Poclain Hydraulics Cam lobe radial piston motors are low-speed high-torque motors. Fed by a pump, the motor …

Manufacturers Face Unique Risks of Ransomware Attacks

Companies of any size can be hacked By Michael Degan, Fluid Power Journal Editor On May 7, a criminal gang believed to be based in Eastern Europe launched a …

Come Together: Hose-Coupling Interfaces

By Matt Petti, Director of Global Product Line Management, Gates Corporation Hydraulic hose assemblies are an integral part of a hydraulic system, withstanding …

Test Your Skills: The Function of a Prime Mover

A complete hydraulic system must include an initial energy source. This energy source is referred to as the prime mover, and it must be considered when …

2021 Manufacturers Directory Listing

Download our 2021 directory listing below. Click on the image for a PDF file. Need to find a manufacturer? Search by product category

Reaching New Heights in Load Holding for Cranes

By Steve Weber, Engineering Team, Sun Hydraulics Efficient, effective load holding is not easy. But you can improve your results and achieve counterbalance in …

Roth Develops Sea-Going Accumulator System for Heavy Loads

For precise load handling in maritime applications, Seaqualize in Utrecht, the Netherlands, develops custom-fit solutions. The company is currently working on …

Case Study: Vacuum Solutions Improve Cold-Room Palletizing System

From Piab Bringing sweet tea and juice to market requires palletizing cases filled with bottles for transportation to retail outlets. Due to their perishable …

Bosch Rexroth Valve Platform Offers Modular Control for Mobile Machines

From Bosch Rexroth Flexible and adaptable, Bosch Rexroth’s Precompensated Valve Platform makes it easier for mobile-machine builders to selectively combine a …

Want Electric Cars? Vacuum Is Vital to Their Batteries

From Leybold Vacuum technology is relevant to the quality and safety of various stages in the production of lithium-ion batteries. Leybold, a provider of …

Case Study: Filtering Lube Oil in Siberia – In Winter! 

From Eaton In the production of hydrogen, all system components have to perform at maximum capacity, especially under extreme weather conditions. The …

ROVs: The Workhorse of Subsea Hydraulic Systems

By Steve Barrow, Regional Sales Manager, Wandfluh of America Offshore and subsea equipment faces challenges unparalleled in other industries. Difficulties can …

Modularity Hooks Scandinavian Fishing Trawlers

By Benny Hansen, Senior Account Manager, Danfoss Power Solutions The number of motorized vessels has remained steady over recent years, with an estimated 2.9 …

Measuring a Sensor’s Linearity Error 

By Edward E. Herceg, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Alliance Sensors Group Most analog output sensors have general specifications such as …

How Long Can Ball Valves Last? 5 Questions to Find Out

By George Packard, Vice President of Marketing, Gemini Valve Ball valves are designed for the on/off control of various types of media. Regardless of the ball …

Trick of the Light: Unmasking Phantom Particles

By Robert Ihrig, CPM, CFPHS, Applications Engineer, Filter Systems and Diagnostics (IoT), Schroeder Industries Imagine this: You have been filtering 30 gallons …

Test Your Skills: Types and Applications of Compressors

The generic term “supply side” is often used to refer to the complete package that includes the compressor, drive motor and associated hardware, as well as …

Make Your Voice Count! 

Let us hear from you!  The 2021 salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society is live now until June 30. The survey …

The Pump’s the Thing: For Marine and Offshore Bolting

By David Blankenship, Senior Product Line Director, Pumps at Enerpac and Jon Bice, Director of Bolting, Enerpac Americas As technology continues to improve …

Navigating the Rough Seas of Marine Certification

By Thomas Shickel, Manager, Marine & Offshore, Bosch Rexroth Corp. The marine industry presents a unique set of challenges, and among them is a myriad of …

Pneumatic Circuit Takes Robot for a Walk

By Belicia Joel Hard robots have functioned as valuable innovations in the fields of manufacturing, transportation, as well as laboratory research. However, …

Two Walls Are Better than One: Multistage Telescopic Cylinders

By Tony Casassa, Application Engineer, Aggressive Hydraulics Hydraulic cylinders are the workhorses of fluid power systems in a variety of industrial and …

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