Fluid Power Journal

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The Power of Listening : Lessons Learned from ‘Cheers’ to Parenthood and Beyond

By John Juhasz, Regional Sales Manager, Kraft Fluid Systems. After the 11 O’clock evening news, they’d play syndicated re-runs of “Cheers”.  It …

It’s a Journey, Not a Destination…

By Paul Johnson, President, Aggressive Hydraulics Competitiveness and the drive to win are recognized as fundamental qualities in the success of individuals, …

Cultivating Success

Mentorship and Networking in Fluid Power By Chauntelle Baughman, President and CEO at One Hydraulics, Inc. My journey in the fluid power industry, initially as …

What is Fluid Power?

Challenging Conventional Thinking By Andrew Smulski, President, Fluid Conveyance, Danfoss Power Solutions. If you were asked to envision a fluid power …

Technician to President: Jeff Hodges Becomes the 64th of IFPS

Welcoming a new era, Hodges brings 29 years of experience in the Fluid Power Industry. By Jeff Hodges. I was awestruck and honored when I was asked to be the …

Let’s Get Together

By Scott Sardina, PE, CFPS, CFPECS. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford The …

Hybrid Learning

By Donna Pollander, ACA, CEO, International Fluid Power Society. The IFPS has recently unveiled an innovative hybrid training initiative, and I’d like to …

Enhancing Sustainability by Maximizing Fluid Power Efficiency

By John Sander, Vice President of Research & Development, Lubrication Engineers, Inc. It is common for organizations today to try to maintain a balance …

You Don’t Use Everything You Learn in School

By Justin Fluegel, Research and Development Engineer. Recently my son and I discussed his potential obsolescence as Artificial Intelligence (AI) eliminates …

Ergonomics Improve Filtration System Safety, Reduce Operator Strain

By Wim Callaert, Senior Product Manager, Eaton Technologies GmbH, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Ergonomics plays an important role in optimizing the design of …

Fluid Power, Resolute as Gold

By Ian J. Ford, Sr., Product Manager. “Two weeks to slow the spread.” “Essential workers only.” How can we forget such phrases? The U.S. economy was …

Passion for Pascal

By Janis Adams, Editor, Fluid Power Journal. The history of hydraulics has a long, winding and illustrious flow, as I am coming to understand in my new …

Fluid Power is Dead

By Rance Herren, Founder, Fluid Power SME. If a headline like this in a fluid power magazine does not grab your attention, I’m not sure what will. But if …

Notable Words: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

By Eric Alström, President, Danfoss Power Solutions. As university students near graduation, their thoughts turn from coursework to career. With various …

Notable Words: Certification Benefits Professionals and Their Companies

By Thomas Blansett, CFPS, CFPAI, Technical Director, IFPS. Many articles about certification focus on benefits to the individual, and I certainly don’t …

Notable Words: Hydraulics & Electrification – The Future Is Bright

By Mark Czaja, Chief Technology Officer, Parker Hannifin. Without a doubt, we’ve seen in recent years tremendous focus on electrification across all …

Board President: Staying Curious in 2023

By Scott Sardina, PE, CFPAI, CFPHS, CFPECS, 2023 IFPS Board President and Chairperson. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own …

Notable Words: Board President Looks to ‘the next 50 years’

By Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPHS, CFPAI, AJPP, AJPPCC, CFPIM, CFPCC, 2022 IFPS Board President and Chairperson. You may not realize this, but the International …

Notable Words: Fluid Power Rides a Wave of Change

By Kevin P. Vanderslice, Director of Mobile Sales, ifm efector The last 18 months have been a challenge for everyone, as we deal with supply chain issues, the …

Can Fluid Power Focus on Energy?

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC, Fluid Power Journal Technical Editor This is what we know: An electro-mechanical system …

Notable Words: Electronic Software Won’t Program Out Bad Hydraulics

By Lisa DeBenedetto, Account Manager, GS Global Resources  When looking at machine design, there are several major engineered systems that need to be …

Notable Words: Failure Is Not an Option? Really?

By Scott Sardina, PE, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPECS, President, Waterclock Engineering  If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. —Elon Musk At some …

Notable Words: ‘I, fluid power, take thee, electrification …’

By Chauntelle Baughman, President and Cofounder, OneHydraulics Change. No one likes it. No one wants it. Everyone resists it. But is change always a bad thing? …

A Variation on Electrohydraulics

By Craig Lukomski, Product Market Manager, Simulation and Test, Moog These days, motion-control technology discussions with customers go in three directions:  …

The Value of IFPS Certification

By Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director, International Fluid Power Society Business growth and success rely on a workforce with the right skills, in the …