Always growing, always educating
Welcome to the 11th edition of the fluid power handbook. This year, we’ve incorporated new content on pneumatic actuators, hydraulic valves, hose and more. We’ve also added new technical sidebars with frequently asked questions, sizing and specification tips and more.
Fluid power systems are comprised of components that include pumps, cylinders, valves, hose, fittings, gauges, sensors, filters, seals, and reservoirs. Some components are considered absolute necessities, while others are optional and used to refine the system for more precise operation or to increase the lifespan of the system or its individual parts. Throughout this handbook, we detail many of the more widely used components, explaining their operation, their place in the system, and how they should be specified. While fluid power can be used in almost any industry or application, it is commonly seen in markets that include off-highway, mining, packaging, offshore/marine, material handling, construction, aerospace, automation, and robotics.
Over the past two years, we focused our efforts on online webinars and events, such as our Virtual Fluid Power Technology Conference, and Engineering Week. But this year, we are excited to resume in-person events, as we bring our Fluid Power Technology Conference to Detroit’s Macomb Community College October 11-13. There, we will bring together industry experts, technology providers, users and integrators together for three days of fluid power programming. Visit fluidpowertechconference.com for an agenda and information on the speakers.
Although the world is still reeling from pandemic-related obstacles, our industry is charging ahead. Manufacturers have worked to prevent some of the issues caused by disruptions in the supply chain and this continues to be a year where we’re seeing strong growth (NFPA members reported all-time high orders this spring). We at Fluid Power World accept the challenge to keep growing and to bring the best knowledge in the industry to our audience in as many formats as possible. Enjoy this year’s read!
Mary C. Gannon,
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