Fluid Power Journal

Features

Plastic Performance Q&A

Tom Zozokos, Product Line Director for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, answers questions about high-performance plastics and their applications for fluid power. …

Mind Your p’s and Q’s

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPSD. I have a question: What is the relationship between pressure and flow? Now, some of you may be wondering why I would even …

The Value of Fine Fiber Filtration Media

By Samuel Kaye, Donaldson Company. In nearly every industry that uses heavy machinery, efficiency is king. Whether you’re talking about man-hours, fuel …

Monitoring Hydraulic Pump Case Drain: Yes or No

By Steve Thorpe, Distribution Sales Manager, Webtec. When the lifetimes of machine components are well-established and can be predicted reasonably accurately, …

Shredders Boast a Sharper Edge With Hydraulic Drives

WEIMA chooses Hägglunds Hydraulic Drive Solutions for sustainable shredding, paving the way for intelligent, autonomous systems. By Jonas Hägglund, Business …

Attaching Clamps for Proper Assembly

Low-pressure hose assemblies require properly placing the clamps so that they will seal and retain the fitting. The clamp position “A” dimension is very …

Unlocking Versatility: Pneumatic Grippers Revolutionize Electric Robots With Cost-Effective Precision

By John Proegler, PHD, Inc. Combining a pneumatic power source for grippers on the end of electric robots provides the best of both technologies. In many …

The Psychology of Cylinder Selection

By Bill Tyler, National Sales & Marketing Manager, and Chadwick Conte, Product Lifecycle Manager, Peninsular Cylinders. Selecting the right cylinder for a …

Pneumatic Automation Solves A Difficult Production Issue in the Poultry Industry

The Ace Specialties chicken breast deboner mimics hand trimming for low waste and high output  by Steve Sterling. Among all the choices U.S. shoppers have in …

The Industrial Internet of Things Changing the Face of Manufacturing 4.0 Ever

By Marlon Schwank, Industry 4.0 Expert, Industrial Systems Division Europe. In 1712 Thomas Newcomen invented the first effective steam engine to pump water …

Determining the Cause For A Cylinder Not Extending

There are three basic requirements to cause a double-acting cylinder to extend, as shown in Fig. 4.17:  Flow must be supplied to the cap-end of the cylinder …

What Blaise Pascal Never Told You

By Dan Helgerson. Blaise Pascal, the French physicist, found that a confined fluid transmits externally applied pressure uniformly in all directions and that …

Sustainable Considerations for Fluid Power & Off-Highway OEMs

By Matthias Keck, Director of Technology, and Michael Cook, Global Segment Director, Fluid Power & Off-Highway In today’s environmental and economic …

What Are the Best Pressure Transducers for Semiconductor Applications?

By Adam Freyler, VP, Ashcroft, Inc. The semiconductor industry affects nearly every aspect of our lives today. Your cell phone, computer, television, car, and …

National Fluid Power Association Awards 23 Fluid Power Scholarships

Milwaukee, WI – September 5, 2023 — The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded 23 $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power …

Upskilling in Fluid Power

By Ian J. Ford, Senior Product Manager, CFC Industrial Training. Why We Work “What gets you out of bed in the morning?” Let’s face it, this question is a …

Canfield Connector Develops Custom Design for Conveyance Technology

By Todd Harmon, Vice President, Canfield Industries. Countless industries across the United States rely on conveyor belt systems.  Modern manufacturing and …

Entertaining Efficiency

By Dan Helgerson. Warning! Some new thinking may be required. I have a friend who was the sales manager for a company in an area where there are several large …

Space for Business

NASA chooses Lynch Fluid Controls for Hydraulic Motion Control Solutions By Kenward Mah In the space market, collaboration with innovative and reliable …

NFPA 2023 Industry Economic Opportunity Conference Recap

The NFPA 2023 Industry Economic Opportunity Conference took place on August 15th and 16th at the Westin Hotel in Itasca, IL. Drawing over 275 professionals …

Utilizing Pressure Sensors to Enhance Pneumatic Pressure Control in Robotics

By Carly Thompson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Merit Sensor Systems In the era of increased automation and Industry 4.0 advancements, robots are …

Case Study: Hundai Drives Ahead with Flexible and Efficient Control Valve Platform

By Edwin Harnischfeger, Senior Application Engineer Construction Machinery, Bosch Rexroth The decision to use the modular RS valve platform with similar …

Proper Filtration is Critical to Your Operation

By Don Krause, Business Development Manager, Ohio Fabricators Company. Proper filtration in hydraulic system design is a critical, yet often overlooked, …

Manufacturing Quality Parts While Protecting Workers’ Lives

By Michele Baker Thomas, Ph.D., Business Manager, York Precision Machining & Hydraulics. Many of the parts in the vehicles we drive are made using molds in …

Using Multimedia Monitoring to Optimize Energy Consumption

By Eugenio F. da Silva Neto, Product Manager, IIoT Applications, Emerson. Studies have demonstrated that a quarter of global emissions are generated by …