Fluid Power Journal

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Eaton Drives Efficiency with Hybrid Lift Truck Technology Test Drive

Eaton is moving lift truck technology to the leading edge with its new hydraulic hybrid solution. Engineers from the world’s leading lift truck manufacturers …

New Test Method Raises Performance Standard for Rod Wipers in Hydraulic Systems

Dirt ingression is a major cause of hydraulic system inefficiency, degradation, and failure. Although superior filtration systems exist and are used to limit …

Vacuum Priming Systems

Walk into just about any private or government-run water pumping station where there is a need to pump water vertically from a lower level to a higher level, …

Mechatronics and Fluid Power

Whenever the term “mechatronics” is discussed among fluid power professionals, it seems that each person has a different opinion as to its meaning. These …

2015 Offshore Technology Conference

May 4-7, 2015 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and …

2015 Salary Survey: Looking for Participants

Who The IFPS and Fluid Power Journal What They’re seeking participants to complete an online salary survey for 2015. Survey results will be published in the …

2015 Mobile Market Q & A

Gary Gotting moved from Sussex, England, to the United States 15 years ago and has more than 30 years of experience in the fluid power industry and …

Choosing a Shop Air Compressor: Reciprocating or Screw Type?

That pounding feeling in your brain may not be a migraine headache; it could be the piston-style reciprocating compressor pounding away in the corner of your …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection – Part 2

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers. The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 2

Air cylinders are offered in a variety of industry standards. Within these standards, air cylinders come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and types, as well …

2015 Systems Integrator Directory

Download our 2015 Directory Listing and Product Matrix below. Click on the images for a PDF

Fluid Power Student Club “Gives Back”

Members of the Fluid Power Student Club at the Brooklyn Park campus of Hennepin Technical College decided to give back for all they are thankful for by …

CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) Recap

The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held October 13-16, 2014 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. By all …

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection: Part 1

There are many types of vacuum cups available from a large range of manufacturers.  The primary application of vacuum cups is on automated machinery, such as …

Clean Fleet® Reduces Emissions by 99% at Hydraulic Fracturing Sites

U.S. Well Services unveiled historic results from its newly patented Clean Fleet® technology (U.S. Patent No. 8,789,601). The hydraulic fracturing technology, …

Hydraulics and Pneumatics Initiatives with the Boy Scouts of America

My family is really involved in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). My son Austin recently received the rank of Eagle Scout, and he and I received the Triple …

Fluid Power Professional Publishes Historical Fluid Power Book

Steve Skinner has published Hydraulic Fluid Power – A Historical Timeline, a book that takes a light-hearted trip through the history of the …

Big Tires Use Intelligent Control from Sun Hydraulics

The employees at Hedweld Engineering Pty Ltd., based in NSW, Australia, have designed their new TH15000 tire handler to be heavy duty with a narrow profile …

Specifying Pneumatic Cylinders – Part 1

Air cylinders are offered in a variety of industry standards. Within these standards, air cylinders come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and types, as well …

2015 Fluid Power Professionals’ Day

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” – a day of recognition for all of us …

Implementing Cutting-Edge Conveying Technology: A How-To Guide

Click on the images to enlarge. In today’s business climate, food processing and packaging companies are responding to the growth in raw material and labor …

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed air-powered venturi …

Central Control of Compressors Reduces Energy Waste

Click on images to enlarge According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some 10% of all the energy consumed by industrial plants is used to power air …

LVIT Sensors and the Future of Proportional Position Sensing in Hydraulic Cylinders

Actuation by hydraulic fluid power is simply the best way to efficiently move things with force. Around the world, wherever motion by machine has to accomplish …

Which Hydraulic Fluid?

Most hydraulic systems will operate satisfactorily using a variety of fluids. These include multigrade engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, and more …