Fluid Power Journal

Assemble a Hydraulic Pilot-operated Pressure Relief Valve

Relief valves are used to limit maximum pressure in hydraulic systems. When system pressure begins to exceed the pressure setting of the relief valve, a …

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 …

Determine Correct Hose Replacement by Measuring Existing Assembly to Make a Duplicate

How to measure hose assemblies and how to measure cut-off length. Once the proper hose and fittings have been selected, the assembly can now proceed. …

Select Components for Hydraulic Systems: Calculating the Thrust for a Toggle Mechanism

Toggle mechanisms are used where high locking forces are required. Die casting machines, injection molding machines, and coining machines all make use of …

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 …

Problem: Car Hoist

How many SCF will it take to fully extend the cylinder if the air/oil tank is full of oil when starting? How many SCF will it take to fully extend the cylinder …

Select Components for Pneumatic Systems: Sizing an Air Motor

Although electric motors are very commonly found in many varied applications, and hydraulic motors are well known for their high power density, air motors fill …

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