Fluid Power Journal

Air/Oil Tandem Actuators: A Control-Emphasized Solution

By Travis Haynes, Application Engineer, PHD, Inc. As automation expands across a variety of industries, the performance required of actuators becomes more …

Select Components for Pneumatic Systems

Size Air Receivers Air receivers serve many functions: as a pulsation dampener, as an air reservoir, and as an air conditioner. They also serve an important …

Pneumatic Robots Shake Hands with Artificial Intelligence

By Karoline von Häfon, Head of Corporate Bionic Projects, Festo Whether its grabbing, holding, touching, or typing — in everyday life, we use our hands as a …

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 …

A Cost-Effective Alternative: Multiple-Position Pneumatic Linear Slides

By Carey Webster, Engineered Solutions Manager, CFPPS, PHD, Inc. Pneumatic linear slides are used in a wide range of applications throughout many industries. …

Protection for All Things Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Fluid Power

MOCAP manufactures an extensive range of protective closures to guard pipes, hoses, and hydraulic fittings from dirt, moisture, and damage to help maintain …

How to Design an Efficient Air Logic System

A Step-by-step Approach That Takes the Guesswork Out of Pneumatic Control By Mike Kettering, Technical Sales, Clippard Electronics have been a dominant control …

Hold It Right There: Methods for Stopping a Linear Pneumatic Actuator’s Movement in Mid-stroke

By Richard Bullers, SMC, CFPPS A machine operator defeats a guard and reaches his hand into a machine to reset a part in a nest, but misjudges the speed of …

Pneumatic Cylinder ISO Standards

Let’s start with a little background on the ISO committees. ISO TC131 is the committee responsible for fluid power. One of the groups underneath TC131 is …

Storage Receivers: Wet or Dry?

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A common question asked when compressed air systems are being installed is where to locate the storage …

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