Fluid Power Journal

Problem: Compressor Shuts Off When Pressure Rises

When troubleshooting for an air leak, a check was added between the separator and the receiver. Then every 10 minutes the compressor would try to start and …

Problem: Sizing a Two-Stage Air Compressor

Given: A two-stage air compressor with an intercooler System Pressure: 120 PSIG. Each stage raises the pressure 60 PSI. Initial air temperature: 70° F …

Problem: Cascading Cylinders

What is the maximum stroke if the blind end of each cylinder is connected to the rod of the previous cylinder? How many different discrete positions are there? …

2018 Manufacturing Q&A

Larry Davis, CEO of Daman Products, started the development of Daman’s continuous improvement culture in the fluid power industry over 40 years ago. He has …

2018 Electronics Q&A

David Geiger, Moog David is an engineering manager for Moog Inc. He works with hydraulic, electromechanical and hybrid actuation systems for industries, …

Manufacturing Q&A

Jeff Cox Jeff is executive vice president of Coxreels. He manages the manufacturing operation, overseeing everything related to the plant, shop floor, and …

Profile: John Bibaeff, Jr., PE, CFPE, CFPS

How did you get your start in the fluid power industry? The industry found me. I was working in a manufacturing environment, building equipment for oil and gas …

Problem: How Many SCFM?

If the available pressure is 100 psig, how many SCFM would be saved by using an air regulator as shown in the circuit? Also what is the cost savings per year …

2017 Electronics Q&A

Gary Gotting works in product management for Sun Hydraulics Corp. He has more than 35 years of experience in the fluid power and electro-hydraulics industry …

Problem: Minimum Pressure

What would be the minimum pressure required to hold the given load on the pneumatic cylinder? Think you know the answer? Submit …

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