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A Brief Overview Of Corrosion-Resistant Piston Rod Coating Technology

By Bilal Said The large hydraulic cylinders used for dam gate and other valve opening and closing applications typically are expected to last from 30 to 50 …

How Much Coal Does That Valve Burn?

Richard F. Bullers Back when gasoline was 35 cents a gallon, the term “environmental technology” was not well known. Engineers did not often promote the …

The Little Leaks That Keep Men Poor

With more storm clouds appearing on the economic horizon, it’s now more important than ever that every dollar spent on operating and maintaining fluid power …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection

By Daniel Pascoe There are many types of vacuum cups available for use in vacuum pick-and-place systems. Some are designed with a particular application …

Hydraulic Products and the Replacement Market

By P.K. Guha Hydraulic applications are here to stay, contrary to the belief that the electric industry will be a threat. The electric industry has become more …

How to Keep Tabs on a Hydraulic Machine’s “Vital Signs”

By Brendan Casey, HydraulicSupermarket.com My wife often asks me why I still do consulting work. She wonders why I happily leave the comfort of my office at …

Burr Identification and Removal

By George Barbin If you’re in the business of milling, grinding, drilling, plasma cutting, stamping, or any of the other various processes used to produce …

Research to Watch: AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor

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 …

How to Design an Efficient Air Logic System

A Step-by-step Approach That Takes the Guesswork Out of Pneumatic Control By Mike Kettering, Technical Sales, Clippard Electronics have been a dominant control …

ISO 4405 (Determination of Particulate Contamination by the Gravimetric Method)

By Sneha Swaminathan, Hollingsworth & Vose, and Susan Goldsmith, IBR Laboratories This update is a technical summary of work done by the ISO 4405 …

2018 OTC Celebrates 50 Years

Offshore energy industry experts and leaders from across the world came together at NRG Park in Houston 30 April–3 May to celebrate the 50th edition of …

Seeing the Light: Indicator-Light Technology Reduces Time, Cost for Fluid Power Managers

By Fred Behnke, Engineer, Canfield Connector Imagine being responsible for a large fluid-management system that relies on dozens of solenoid valves, many of …

Compressed Air Systems: Check Your Assumptions

By Ron Marshall When it comes to compressed air, it is best not to assume too much. Many people think that their compressed air system is running efficiently …

Identify Hose Assembly Terminal Ends and Determine Compatibility of Hose and Fittings

Consult SAE J517 and manufacturer’s guidelines to determine pressure ratings of the fittings, hose and their suitability for a specific application. Hose …

The Effect of High Temperature on Sealing Material

Comprehensive Test of Water Glycol Fluids on Common Seal Materials Reveals Temperature-Related Issues By James Simpson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMM, Sales Manager, Oil …

Pneumatic Cylinder Cushioning: Increasing the Efficiency of Your Entire Pneumatic System

By Mike Guelker, Product Manager – Pneumatic Actuators FESTO Corporation With the right end-position cushioning, you can significantly increase the …

Results from the 2018 Minnesota Skills Competition

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Mabin, CFPS, Fleet Pride Truck & Trailer Parts Host School: Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Student of the Year …

Demystifying Pilot Ratios in the Overcenter/Counterbalance Valves

By Maurice A. J. Ashmore, Global Chief Engineer SICV & HIC, Eaton’s Hydraulics Business, Warwick UK A common challenge in the design of hydraulically …

What is the Real Size of that Pump?

Revisions to ISO 8624: A standard for determination of the derived capacity of hydraulic pumps and motors By Jose M. Garcia-Bravo, CFPS, and Jason Nicholson …

Hydraulic Circuits: Industrial Valve, Mobile Valve, or Diverter Valve?

By Paul Badowski, CFPS, Cross Company – Mobile Hydraulics & Control Systems Group Industrial Hydraulic Valves Industrial hydraulic valves are available …

Understanding The Characteristics of Pressure Regulators

Air regulators are pressure reducing valves. They keep the downstream pressure constant, regardless of fluctuations in either the upstream pressure or the rate …

Why Differential Pressure Gauges?

Reduce Errors, Improve Operations and Protect Equipment with DP Monitoring By Jim Gill, Director of Sales & Marketing, Orange Research In the world of …

Research to Watch: 16HS1: Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve

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 …

2018 Manufacturing Q&A

Larry Davis, CEO of Daman Products, started the development of Daman’s continuous improvement culture in the fluid power industry over 40 years ago. He has …

2018 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. This …

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