Hydraulic fluids come in a wider variety than ever, so designers look for all the help they can get for specifying the best fluid for their applications. Consider not only the variety of actual fluids but the many additives that are available.
In the April 2012 issue of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, we will examine and discuss hydraulic fluid choice with a feature article. For more information about hydraulic fluid, I invite you to visit our Technology Zone for hydraulic fluid found on the Hydraulics & Pneumatics website. There you will find archived articles and press releases about fluids, contamination control, and all of the components directly related.
For more data and in-depth explanations of hydraulic fluids, please go to our Fluid Power Handbook & Directory digital editon which can also be accessed through our website. If you would like to add to our content about hydraulic fluids, please let me know.