Fluid Power Journal

Position Sensor Technology Comparison for Hydraulic Cylinder Feedback

Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have used one of three traditional technologies:  magnetostrictive, variable resistance, and …

Spiral Flex Hydraulic Hose

The Kurt Tuff spiral flex hydraulic hose is engineered for rugged, high-pressure hydraulic applications up to 6,235 psi. Designed for applications with minimal …

Fan Drives in Mobile Hydraulic Applications

With increasing demands on mobile equipment manufacturers to produce emissions-compliant and highly efficient machinery, new methods for saving energy have …

Lubrication Method

The Hydracision® lubrication system distributes lubricant to many separate points—as few as 12 and as many as hundreds. It combines efficient hydraulic …

Analysis of a Hydraulic Oil Failure

I recently conducted failure analysis and a reliability audit on a 300-kilowatt (400-hp) hydrostatic transmission. This hydraulic system was running a …

Steering Valves

The company’s hydraulic steering control units are now being supplied for high-performance speedboats. The compact structure of the 101 series steering …

Wear Band Materials and Pressures

Phenolic wear bands were a mainstay in hydraulic cylinders, however due to the formaldehyde content, they have largely been replaced by glass-filled nylon. If …

Steering Controls and Hydraulic Orbital Motors

Young Powertech, Inc. is now supplying steering controls and hydraulic orbital motors for steering and net applications on boats up and down the Chesapeake …

Conductor Face-Off: Hose Versus Tube

What do lifting chains, bladder-type accumulators, and hydraulic hoses all have in common? Well, they typically have only one mode of failure—and that’s …

Fluid Power Systems Conference 2012

November 27-29, 2012 • Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Rosemont, IL Hosted by the Download Presentations OPENING REMARKS Pat Maluso, IFPS President / Western …

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