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Fluid Power Designer's Lightning Reference Handbook, 8th Edition
Berendsen Fluid Power, Inc.

Member: $20.50
Non-Member: $26.50

This book is a great resource for anyone involved in fluid power. Loaded with illustrations and graphics, you'll refer to it again and again!
Fluid Power Essential Practices
Author: Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus
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Member: $35 (members who order 50 or more will receive a 15% discount)
Non-Member: $43

Fluid Power Essential Practices is a 110 soft back-bound handbook on how to perform the necessary steps to ensure optimum performance, reliability, efficiency, and safety in fluid power systems. Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus, the author, has 60 years of experience in engineering design, application, and installation of fluid power systems. He has compiled this resource for the system designers, reliability engineers, installation inspectors, installers, mechanics, and maintenance personnel. Hanley solicited information and review from fluid power professionals, professors, and manufacturers in compiling this handbook. There is a wealth of information on each topic and most important “what is critical” in selection, application, design, and maintenance of fluid power components and systems. Illustrations and charts are provided to aid the reader. This handbook is written to be a guide that is easily understood by persons with limited fluid power experience.
Basics for the Fluid Power Mechanic
Greg P. Gordon, PE, (Ohio State University) and noted fluid power author and educator John J. Pippenger, PE, provide the basics of both hydraulics and pneumatics for entry-level fluid power mechanics, and machine operators. The text covers principles of operation, maintenance procedures, machine set-up, troubleshooting, and equipment repair. This book should help prepare candidates to take any of the three Fluid Power Mechanic Certification tests (Industrial Hydraulic, Mobile Hydraulic, or Pneumatic) offered by the Fluid Power Society. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter.  An accompanying instructor's manual is also available that provides the answers to the review questions and includes suggestions for class projects.

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Beginning Pneumatics
Author: SMC Corporation of America

Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

This is an entry level textbook designed to give the student an understanding of air, air pressure, and how pneumatic equipment is used in general industry.  Questions for discussion and opportunities to draw representative symbols for various components are sprinkled throughout this engaging text.

Controlling Electrohydraulic Systems
Author: W. Anderson

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Member: $235
Non-Member: $285

This book provides an in-depth look at electrohydraulic components and systems, from pump-motor operation and sizing with valves to portraying linear and nonlinear, analog and digital electrohydraulic elements. Offers concise treatment of these topics: pump, valve, and load parameters in pressure, flow, velocity, and position control loops, servo valves in pressure and flow control configurations, pilot-valve arrangements for proportional valves and servo valves ...and more.

Closed Loop Electrohydraulics Manual
Author: Eaton Corporation

Member: $75

Non-Member: $90

The manual covers the operation of open and closed-loop servo valves, proportional valve systems, and design considerations such as valve sizing, actuator selection and feedback transducers. The reader will learn about voltage, current, resistance and capacitance in DC circuits.
Couplings And Joints: Design, Selection & Application
Author: Jon R. Mancuso

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Non-Member: $270

Reflecting rapid changes in the field over the past ten years, this updated reference treats all aspects of couplings and joints for wide array of applications and industries and provides new material on
     • coupling ratings
     • general-purpose couplings versus special-purpose couplings
     • retrofitting of lubricated couplings to non lubricated couplings
     • torsional dampening couplings
     • torque meter couplings
     • alignment guidelines
     • heavy-duty universal joints
In addition, Couplings and Joints, offers expanded data on how to content and analyze the various types of couplings, dates information on the latest designs, materials, and processes (machining, a heat treatment, etc.) including updates on ScV, one piece diaphragms, and carburized ground gearing for spindles. Includes figures showing various types of couplings, applications, and failures, and includes updated information on coupling balance including AGMA 9002, API 671, API 610, and ISO requirements and also contains the definition of over 140 terms used in design, selection, and application of couplings.

Fluid Power Data Books
A 64-page desk drawer size booklet with fluid power, mechanical, and electrical control design data and tables. These booklets are great handouts for industrial fluid power and automation courses.

Member: $10 for 10 books
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Fluid Power Design Handbook, 3rd Edition
Author: Frank Yeaple

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Member: $170
Non-Member: $195

This book presents engineering and application information to incorporate, control, predict, and measure the performance of all fluid power components in hydraulic or pneumatic systems. Detailing the latest developments in the ongoing "electronic revolution" of fluid power control, this edition covers new material on microprocessor control, "smart" actuators, virtual displays, position sensors, computer-aided design, performance testing, noise reduction, and more! Analyzes elements for every type of hydraulic and pneumatic element, including reservoirs and fluids, pumps, compressors, valves, cylinders, fluid amplifiers, motors, drives, actuators, shock absorbers, and many more. Furnishing over 700 tables, photographs, and drawings, this reference book is essential reading for mechanical design, control, chemical, power, system, and manufacturing engineers, designers of machines, vehicles, equipment, or systems in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, processing, agricultural, and power-generation industries, among others, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Fluid Power Designer's Lightning Reference Handbook, 8th Edition
Berendsen Fluid Power, Inc.

Member: $20.50
Non-Member: $26.50

This book is a great resource for anyone involved in fluid power. Loaded with illustrations and graphics, you'll refer to it again and again!

Fluid Power - The Hidden Giant
Author: John J. Pippenger, PE

Member: $85
Non-Member: $105

This 530-page hardcover is a documentary of America's Fluid Power Industry. Comprehensive history provides insights into the industry organizations and the leaders who brought us to where we are today.

Fluid Power Math for Certification- Version 2
Authors: Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE/CFPAI-Emeritus and Dan Helgerson, CFPAI

The IFPS Math for Certification booklet is very popular among individuals preparing to take an IFPS Certification test and Version 2 promises to be even more comprehensive.

Math For Certification, Version 2 not only contains fundamental math skills important to compute complex formulas, this publication now includes all formulas and equations from the Hydraulic Specialist, Pneumatic Specialist, and Electronic Controls Specialist Study Manuals.  An essential aid in the success of a Certification test, Math For Certifications is permitted to be used during a test event.

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Fluid Power with Applications, 7th Edition
Author: Anthony Esposito

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Members: $150
Non-Members: $180

This book presents broad coverage of fluid power technology in a readable and understandable fashion. An extensive array of industrial applications is provided to motivate and stimulate students' interest in the field. Balancing theory and applications, this book is updated to reflect current technology; it focuses on the design, analysis, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. It also includes an Automation Studio CD (produced by Famic Technologies Inc.) that contains simulations and animations of many of the fluid power circuits presented throughout the book, as well as a variety of additional fluid power applications.

Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Power Technology
Author: George Totten

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Member: $216
Non-Member: $250

Contains over 1,200 drawings, photographs, tables, and equations clarifying and reinforcing essential concepts in the book. This authoritative reference facilitates a broader understanding of the total hydraulic system, including hardware, fluid properties and testing, and hydraulic lubricants in a single volume—providing a comprehensive and rigorous overview of hydraulic fluid technology.

Hydraulic Cartridge Valve Technology
Author: John J. Pippenger, P.E.

Member: $25
Non-Member: $30

This is an exhaustive coverage of Hydraulic Cartridge Valve Technology, one of the most dynamic, cutting-edge advancements yet to appear on the fluid power technology scene. In very easy-to-read language utilizing minimum math, and supported by over 400 photos, illustrations and technical drawings, this book contains everything you need to know about this rapidly growing technology. It patiently and thoroughly describes the three basic types of cartridge valves used today: Insert, Screw-in and Slip-in. The advantages of each and the most effective way in which each can be used is covered. Those responsible for the design and purchase of economical, trouble-free and long-lasting machinery using hydraulic power transmission systems will find this book a must reference for their library. It is invaluable for either the designer, the builder, the user and above all, the educational community.

Hydraulic Fluids: A Guide to Selection, Test Methods and Use
Author: M. Radhakrishan

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Member: $99
Non-Member: $119

Exploring a broad range of issues concerning the most widely-consumed industrial lubricant, Hydraulic Fluids addresses engineers responsible for the selection, application, and maintenance of hydraulic fluids used in industrial machinery, and demystifies the subject for mechanical engineers with little expertise in the chemistry of fluids. Bringing together material unavailable in any other single source, this comprehensive, concise reference features detailed coverage of various hydraulic fluid properties, such as biodegradability and fire resistance, as well as relevant hydraulic fluid test procedures. It examines the re-refining, reclamation, and disposal of used hydraulic fluids. Offering quick assistance in the diagnosis and solution of workplace problems, this guide provides essential data and guidelines for both inexperienced and seasoned technical professionals specializing in hydraulics, plant engineering, fluid power transmission, or other aspects of mechanical engineering.

Industrial Hydraulics Manual
Author: Eaton Corporation

Member: $78.50
Non-Member: $92.50

Eaton Fluid Power Training's Industrial Hydraulics Manual has set the standard for the industry for many years. Clear, plainly written text and high-quality illustrations make the Eaton Industrial Hydraulics Manual one of the the most popular hydraulics text. Take advantage of the most comprehensive hydraulics training and training aids in the industry.
Author: Sabri Centinkunt

Members: $190
Non-Members: $210

A comprehensive, cross-disciplinary introduction to the design of computer-controlled mechanical systems.  With Cetinkunt’s Mechatronics, you can develop the technical background you need to design an automated machine, component, or process, as well as the practical judgment and knowledge of the current state-of-the-art technology you need to find the most effective solution. Drawing on knowledge and techniques from mechanical, aerospace, chemical, electrical, and computer engineering, the text explores the theory behind a wide range of basic devices used in automated machines and processes––from gears and pumps to servomotors and microchips. Various motion-control lab experiments bring together all aspects of the mechatronics field and provide practical experience in designing circuits and writing software.

Mobile Hydraulics Manual
Author: Eaton Corporation 

Member: $70.50
Non-Member: $84.50

The newest edition of the Mobile Hydraulics Manual has more than 500 pages and 475 illustrations. It covers the major aspects of mobile hydraulics and theory, including the basic hydraulic theory, basic electrical theory, hydrostatic transmissions, steering, and fixed and variable displacement pumps.

Noise Control for Hydraulic Machinery
Author: S. Skaistis

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Member: $195
Non-Member: $234

Unlike most noise reduction books that almost exclusively consider architectural or environmental noise controls, Noise Control for Hydraulic Machinery focuses on producing quiet hydraulic components and hydraulically powered machines, permitting many new applications. This useful reference is unique in analyzing forces and moments in pumps, showing how these forces produce noise at specific frequencies, demonstrating how pump design controls these frequencies, illustrating how a machine's noise-radiating surfaces affect noise, and discussing fluid-borne noise.

Pneumatic Technology Textbook
Author: SMC Corporation of America

Member: $40
Non-Member: $47

This publication will focus on the technology of the components in control systems, describing types and design features of air treatment equipment, actuators and valves, methods of interconnection and introduces basic pneumatic circuits.

Pump Characteristics and Applications
Author: Michael W. Volk

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Member: $120
Non-Member: $140

This reference book offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly, highlighting the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation. Examines computer software for system design and pump selection and contains two 3-1/2" IBM-compatible demonstration disks that illustrate how software can facilitate the sizing and analysis of pumps and piping systems. This book presents the fundamentals of pump and pump systems hydraulics, discusses pump selection and system design, explains the latest developments in pump technology, and more. In the classroom, this book supplies useful pedagogical features: real-world pump system examples showing how pumps are selected and sized, a concise presentation that does not require a heavy reliance on design details, and clear discussions that avoid differential equations and other higher-level mathematics and start-up.

Water Hydraulics Control Technology
Author: Erik Trostmann

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Non-Member: $95

This unique reference introduces the principles of water hydraulics technology and its benefits clarifying the essential difference between water and oil hydraulics, covering the  fundamental science of hydraulics, and addressing technical issues and solutions for water hydraulic power control systems. Offers cross-sectional diagrams of all components, shows details in correct dimensions, gives the choice of components materials, and explains the function of each component. This book describes the physical differences between water and mineral oil used in hydraulics; delineates, for the first time in book form, the complete range of water hydraulic products for power control systems; examines in depth newly developed, commercially available high-speed axial piston pumps and motors for industrial applications; furnishes measured-performance data for water hydraulic valves; and more! This reference is an incomparable resource for mechanical, design, control, chemical, fluid power, system, industrial, environmental, and manufacturing engineers, upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students in these disciplines.

What Every Engineer Should Know About Ethics
Author: Kenneth K. Humphreys, P.E.

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This compact reference explains the engineering profession's code of ethics using case studies drawn from the decisions of the National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) Board of Ethical Review - examining ethical challenges in engineering, construction, and project management. Concentrating primarily on situations engineers encounter on a daily basis and offering pragmatic answers to ethical questions, What Every Engineer Should Know About Ethics is a practical reference book ideal for mechanical, civil, electrical and electronics, materials, chemical, mineral, cost, quality, reliability, industrial, developmental, safety, forensic, and consulting engineers, architects, project managers, upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.

Zero Downtime Hydraulics
Author: John J. Pippinger, P.E.

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Zero Downtime Hydraulics offers you guidance for circuit design, choosing appropriate components and new electro-hydraulic controls for increased efficiency, improving performance and extending the life of the system. New maintenance procedures and service programs are described that have been developed in heavy industry and adopted by the robotic and automatic machinery builders and users. Zero Downtime Hydraulics presents a crash-course in hydraulic equipment survival that can be understood and used in several readings.

Zero Downtime Pneumatics
Authors: John J. Pippenger, P.E. and Dr. Z.J. Lansky, P.E.

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Non-Member: $30

Zero Downtime is a generic text written for mechanics, machine operators, technicians, industrial machinery designers, and others in the fluid power industry who are looking for  more information on pneumatics and vacuum technology. The 250-page volume contains illustrations and charts, as well as a set of review questions at the end of each chapter. The aim of the book is to acquaint readers with pneumatic power, highlight design basics, and supplement texts that are used in technical training programs.

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