Fluid Power Journal

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The New Generation of Fluid Power Drives and Controls

By Jon S. Rhodes, CFPECS, CFPAI, President, CFC Industrial Training Fluid power is a mature market with a proven track record in unmatched power density, …

Infuse Value Proposition into Your Company’s DNA

By Paul Johnson, President, Aggressive Hydraulics In this day and age of Amazon and Omnichannel for retail, we are becoming conditioned to buy differently …

Take Advantage of the Unsettling Forces Confronting You

By Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director/CEO, Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity The pandemic, an uneven economic recovery, new technology, …

Challenge Your Competitors with Top Customer Service

By Brandon Gustafson, Engineering Manager, Lubrication Equipment Division, Graco Inc. I have been in the fluid power industry since my first job as a …

Innovations in Autonomous Vehicles Drive Productivity Gains

By Peter Bleday, Head of Autonomous Vehicles, Danfoss Power Solutions It takes many people to harvest crops such as strawberries, apples, and asparagus. The …

NFPA Guides Students to Fluid Power Careers

By Lynn Beyer, Vice President of Workforce Development Programs, National Fluid Power Association In biennial surveys, National Fluid Power Association members …

New IFPS Board President: It’s Go Time for Recruiting

By Rocky Phoenix, CFPMMH, IFPS Board of Directors President The year 2020 was a great one – to put behind us! I won’t talk about all of the problems and …

Outgoing IFPS Board President Offers Thanks for a Challenging Year in Office

By Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, IFPS Board of Directors President As I near the end of my year as president, I find myself reflecting on the world …

Keeping Customers Engaged in a Changing World

By Hakan Erdamar, Group President, Discrete and Industrial, Emerson Automation Solutions No one could have foreseen the enormous personal, financial, and …

Hydrostatic Gear Drives and Evolving Electrohydraulic Applications

By Jon Frey, Head of Engineering Systems and Solutions, Bosch Rexroth When faced with the opportunity to develop a circuit or system design, application …

Stewardship

By Dan Helgerson, CFPS, CFPAI, CFPJPP, CFPSD, CFPMT, Fluid Power Journal Technical Editor I am not an environmentalist. I do not believe the earth is my …

Responsibility and Restraint Can Land You a Good Job

By Randall D. Smith, Supply Chain Liaison, Marine Systems, Northrup Grumman Corp. At the beginning 2020, I thought that cannabis products and legalized …

Succeeding in Hydraulics Certification Exams

By Dan Fernandes, CFPS, Sun Hydraulics It was 9:00 a.m., Oct. 10, 2012. I was fresh out of college and four weeks into my fluid power career. I saw a dozen of …

Not All Training Is Created Equal

By Denis Poirier Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS, CFPCC, CFPIHM, Eaton Corporation Hydraulics Group Certification can be defined as “a benchmark that validates a …

Passing the Torch and Core Values

By Gordon Kauffman, CEO Baltimore Hydraulics Inc. What a difference 50 years makes. For those of you who have been in the business as long as I have, you can …

2020 IFPE Features First-Ever Networking Reception

By Michael Degan, Editor, Fluid Power Journal Well it’s hard to believe that three years have flown by and we find ourselves days away from the 2020 …

Entrepreneurship is Not for the Faint of Heart

By Valerie Bahoric, Marketing Manager Lynch Fluid Controls Entrepreneurs are the economic risk-bearers who forgo the safety of traditional employment out of …

Preventative Maintenance: The Key to Keeping our Industry Growing

By Jeffrey Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT Over the past 10 years, as I have visited customer sites to review issues for leaks, engineering services, and …

Mentorship is the Way Forward

By Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM, The Boeing Company I can’t believe it has been a year since I took over as …

Empowering a Cultural Revolution in the Industrial Revolution

By Will Healy III, Industry Marketing Director, Balluff Inc. Like it or not, we are leading organizations through an industrial revolution. Digitization, …

Here’s to the Next 25

By Robert McKinney, Associate Publisher, Fluid Power Journal As I reflect upon this year with Fluid Power Journal thus far, my mind travels back to last fall …

Propelling Fluid Power into the Future through Human Connection

By Andy Patel, Marketing Manager, Hercules Sealing Products In regards to user engagement and social media, the fluid power industry is moving at a slower pace …

25 Years of Fluid Power Journal

By Paul and Lisa Prass Here we are with 25 years behind us since our journey began creating and producing the best industry trade journal. As I write this for …

Looking Back As We Move Forward

By Donna Pollander, ACA, Executive Director of the International Fluid Power Society As the Fluid Power Journal celebrates its 25th anniversary next month, it …

The Value of Connected Hydraulics

By Keaton Holappa, Applications Engineer, Connected Hydraulics & i4.0, Bosch Rexroth Corporation When people think about hydraulics as a fluid power …

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