Fluid Power Journal

Flow Controls: If in Doubt…

Ok, let me see a show of hands. How many of you have designed or installed fluid power systems that used flow controls? Keep them up so I can count… It looks …

Focus On Energy

This is what we know: An electro-mechanical system can operate at about 96% overall efficiency. A typical hydraulic system will operate at about 78% overall …

Ok, I Admit It. I Made A Mistake.

It has been my focus to design energy efficient Fluid Power Systems.  To me, every lost BTU or SCFM is a failure.  I joke when seeing large heat-exchangers …

Technologies Driving the U.S. to Our Energy Future

Fluid Power’s Role in our Nation’s Energy-Efficient Future: Part 8 By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA This article is eighth in a series describing NFPA’s actions …

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy-Efficient Future

Part 7: Getting Engaged with the U.S. Council of Competitiveness By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA This article is seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s …

Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

SMC Corp. of America, a supplier of factory automation components, has been working with manufacturers for nearly a decade to reduce their compressed air …

More Than Hot Air: Applying Pneumatic Energy to Automotive Applications

For motorists and vehicle operators concerned with efficiency and reducing their environmental impact, hybrids are an attractive solution. Any vehicle with two …

Energy Savings Through Proper Use of Pneumatics

10 Tips for Saving Energy with Pneumatic Components and Systems A renaissance in pneumatic automation technology today is creating the most productive, …

Improving Energy Efficiency In Industrial Applications

The high cost of energy has placed a premium on finding ways to reduce the energy consumption by equipment and systems in industrial applications. In any …

Rethinking The Venturi Tube

The differential pressure gauge is one of the most overlooked and forgotten measurement instruments in the industry. This is surprising because these devices …

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