Fluid Power Journal

Preparing For Success: The Pneumatic Specialist Certification Study Manual Update

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

Calculating the Hydraulic Pressure to Support Jib Boom Loads

The jib boom is an example of a third class lever. That is, one end of the lever rotates about a stationary pivot, the cylinder acts against the lever …

Applying Control Theory: Interpret Bode Diagrams

Discussions about hydro-mechanical system dynamics make it clear that component selection and system design have tremendous impact on system performance and …

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, …

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