Fluid Power Journal

Understanding NAICS Codes

by Eric Armstrong If you’re involved in manufacturing, there is a good chance you have or will encounter NAICS codes. Depending on your position, you may …

Eaton “Educates the Educators” at Its 2014 Instructor Symposium

Every year, Eaton aims to “teach the teachers” the latest information covering a variety of fluid power components and technologies. Students studying …

Don’t Take a Guess! Accelerate Prototyping and Validation of Hydraulic Systems Using Numerical Simulation

Power on, fingers crossed, and hope for the best… The practices of guessing and “we will see how it works” have no place in modern design. Competition …

Your Air Tool is Inefficient – Here’s Why

Since we are surrounded by vast, unlimited volumes of atmospheric air, it is easy to think that the compressed air in your plant piping is free. But if you …

Safety in Fluid Power Systems

As an employee at Womack for 26 years, I have had several jobs. I spent almost 10 years as an outside salesman in West Texas, working around oil field …

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, …

Cracking the Code of Successful Maintenance Operations

How Color Coding Enables Best-Practice Lubrication Management The lube room can be the most unorganized place on the plant floor. Dozens of different types of …

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Workers at a small fiberglass manufacturer implemented some good efficiency measures a few years ago, yet some basic elements of their system were ignored. As …

Follow Best Practices: Guidance from the Experts

One of the most efficient and effective ways to work in the compressed air industry is to choose not to make your own mistakes while learning the hard way. The …

Basic Vacuum Schematics

In vacuum material handling, there usually are only a handful of separate components, such as a vacuum pump, inlet filter, control valves, and cups. This …

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