Fluid Power Journal

White Papers

White papers on hydraulics and pneumatics.

The Difference Between: Bellows Technology
By BellowsTech
BELLOWS—flexible, spring-like, precision-engineered components—are used in pressure or volume compensation applications. They are also used as actuators, seals, feedthroughs, and more in industries including aerospace, semiconductor, medical, and industrial. The term “bellows” encompasses several unique technologies, each with its own performance characteristics, materials, and manufacturing techniques. Read on to learn the differences between electrodeposited, edge-welded, and hydroformed bellows.

Contamination Control in a Hydraulic System
By Flow Ezy Filters
Each year thousands and thousands of dollars are lost because of inadequate filtration and through the lack of pro-active maintenance. Think about it, with 80% of all system downtime due to contamination, why wait until you are in a crisis mode having to deal with emergency breakdown maintenance problems? There should be 5 areas in a typical hydraulic system where some sort of filtration device should be placed. Let’s take a look at each of these locations.

Filtration and System Design
By Flow Ezy Filters
When a circuit design is in the planning stages, it is much more than determining what the real purpose of the system is going to do.  Look at the application and think, how are we going to achieve our goal?

Why Bigger is Not Always Better
By FluiDyne
Hydraulic orbital motors are common actuators found on a variety of hydraulics systems, from conveyers in factories, to wheel drives on mobile equipment. When orbital motors wear out over time their efficiency drops. The tell-tale symptoms of lost of power, speed reduction, and leaking seals manifest. The first thought is that this motor must not be large enough, but this is not always the case.

Measuring Flange Bolt-hole Patterns
By Main Manufacturing Products
So you need a new hydraulic flange for a port on an existing part – how do you get the right flange for the job?

I Need a Pump!
By FluiDyne

The Case for Deep Integration at the Machine Level
By Paul Brenner, Global Marketing Manager, Eaton, Chris Cole, Director of Mobile Controls, Enovation, and David Strohsack, Director of Global Product Management, Eaton

Torque density: An Overlooked, but Vital Parameter in Machine Design
By Lyle G. Meyer, Product Manager, Industrial Drives and Todd D. Degler, Product Manager, Geroler® Motors

Designing for Smart Load-Sensing: Practical Considerations
By Rodney Erickson, Robin Ireton and Rodney Sutterfield

Rewards of Purchasing Reman Units
by Scott Mason CFPS

Hydraulic System Contamination, Where does it come from?
by Scott Mason and Gary Ashley, FluiDyne Fluid Power

Cold Hard Facts: Five Key Criteria for Selecting Low-Temperature Valves
by Bob Cadwell, Business Development Manager, ASCO

Asset Utilization: The Key to a More Efficient Operation
By the International Fluid Power Society

Utility fleet managers are challenged every day to keep vehicles safely on the road to complete repairs and service your customers. But how do you accomplish that year after year—knowing that your company counts on you to contain costs and improve performance? What are other utilities doing to “rightsize” their fleet? What investments will make good sense? What metrics are important to measure?

  • Understand what an Asset Utilization program can deliver
  • Review what metrics matter most to improve performance
  • Discover new ways you can contain or cut costs

Go to www.ifps.org/fleet to download this white paper.

Sponsor

Sponsors

Get Our Enews!