Fluid Power Journal

The Functional Safety Revolution In Electrohydraulics

SIL & PL Certified Digital Proportional Valves Digital technology has changed our lives and is a central focus of the industrial sector. It is the basis …

How Alternative Coatings Can Boost Performance in Hydraulic Systems

By Beth Figliulo, Fluid Power Segment Manager, and Michael Cook, Fluid Power Technical Specialist, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Taking a holistic approach to …

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 …

Select Components for Hydraulic Systems: Calculating the Thrust for a Toggle Mechanism

Toggle mechanisms are used where high locking forces are required. Die casting machines, injection molding machines, and coining machines all make use of …

Don’t Follow The Crowd, Mount Your Hydraulic Pumps…For Life

By Brendan Casey An essential requirement for the optimum performance and service life of a hydraulic pump is that its pumping chambers fill freely and …

Filler Breathers Improve Long-Term Hydraulic System Performance

By Todd Klitzke, Engineering Manager, Zinga Industries, Filtration Group Illustrations by Craig Churchill, Engineering Tech, Zinga Industries, Filtration …

Protecting the Heart of the Hydraulic System

By Donald C. Krause, Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. By controlling contamination and keeping your fluids clean, you can extend the life of all the components in your …

How to Solve Hydraulic System Overheating Problems

Based on polls I’ve conducted with my Hydraulics Pro Club members over the years, overheating ranks number two in the list of most common problems with …

Efficient Hydraulic Systems

I think I may have a surprise for you. We will look at a system and try three different hydraulic systems and see which is best from an energy perspective. The …

Simulating a Piezoelectric-Actuated Hydraulic Pump Design

Hydraulic pumps are often the focus of automotive engineers attempting to reduce energy losses. For example, power steering systems have progressed from purely …

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