Fluid Power Journal

SIKO Position Sensors Used for Movie Special Effects

By Michaela Wassenberg. Draw-wire encoders are not the kind of component normally associated with motion picture production. But draw-wire encoders from SIKO, …

Notable Words: The Challenges of Off-Road Vehicles

By Zongxuan Sun, Director, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Off-road vehicles, including construction machines and agriculture equipment, account …

Comparing the Energy of Natural Gas and Gasoline

By Erine Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPE When you see a vehicle driven on natural gas, do you ever wonder how far it can …

Test Your Skills: Hydrostatic Transmissions

The transmission of force through a contained hydraulic fluid (hydrostatics) will fall into one of two categories: open circuit or closed circuit. An open …

Parker Introduces Safety Block for Hydraulic Accumulators

Parker Hannifin recently introduced a new safety block series for hydraulic accumulators. The SB series simplifies the selection, installation, and maintenance …

Searchable Online Books Available

Fluid Power Math, the Fluid Power Symbology Guide, and the Fluid Conveyance Guide are now available to IFPS members for online viewing.  Members who purchased …

Membership and Certification FAQs

Q. What is the difference between renewing my membership and renewing my certification? A.Membership and certification are two different entities. When you …

EXAIR Releases Static Meter

EXAIR’s Model 7905 Digital Static Meter is an easy-to-use handheld tool for measuring and identifying sources of static in your processes. Static electricity …

Businesses Show Optimism About Growth in 2022

From Randstad Sourceright Despite pandemic-driven uncertainty, C-suite and human capital leaders remain optimistic about the future and growth of their …

Webinar on Hydraulic Training Modules Set

IFPS is offering a “lunch-and-learn” web seminar on two hydraulic training modules – “Understand the principles of levers” and “Calculate the …

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