Fluid Power Journal

Filler Filter/Breathers

By Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC, CFPSOS LLC I once worked at a blow-molding facility with 16 hydraulic power units. The units …

Preparing for Success: The Hydraulic Specialist Certification Study Manual Update

By Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPCC, CFPHS, CFPIHM, Vice President of Certification, The Eaton Corporation – Hydraulics Group Advancements in …

2019 Photo and Video Contest

Take your best shots!  The IFPS and the Fluid Power Journal are excited to announce the addition of a video contest to its annual photo contest. Both contests …

Understanding Hydraulic Stiffness of a System

Hydraulic Stiffness It is generally misunderstood that hydraulic fluid is incompressible when, in fact, it can compress when placed under pressure. Any system …

Determine the Cause of No Flow, Low Flow, High Flow

Positive displacement pumps deliver flow because the fluid is physically displaced by the pumping chamber from the inlet of the pump to the outlet of the pump. …

Success in Fluid Power 

By Lisa Debenedetto, CFPS, Sales Application Engineer Midwest USA, Argo-Hytos When I was asked to write this article, after the initial panic attack, I …

Powerful New Website Planned for IFPS

The International Fluid Power Society is planning to release its new website (www.IFPS.org) in the upcoming months. The new website offers improved navigation, …

Upcoming Accredited Instructor (AI) and Authorized Job Performance Proctor (AJPP) Workshops

October 15-18, 2018, in Auburn, Washington (near Seattle) The AI workshop assess instructional abilities and acquaints the participant with the IFPS …

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Many Words is an “Animated” Picture Worth?

Visually seeing a circuit perform along with a description of operation can increase the comprehension of a particular component’s operation and its function …

Accepting the Challenges of Fluid Power

By Mohaned Shahin, CFPS, Account Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation I believe that the early experience I had working with hydraulics, and failing, is a …

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