Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great News! Our first issue is out!

The first-ever issue of Fluid Power World has been published and sent in the mail to our qualified reading audience.  It is also being sent to our digital subscribers.

This is a very exciting time because our dedicated team of professionals here at WTWH Media LLC have put a great deal of time and effort to produce the very best product possible.  This first issue is full of great fluid power content including mobile hydraulics in mining, variable speed pump drives saving energy, choosing air-driven ejectors, and the importance of durable seals.

We also feature departments on fluid power research & development, associations, distributors, energy efficiency, and much more.  If you would like me to send you a copy of this inaugural issue, please send me a note to

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pneumatic Tips - Think of the whole system

Here is a story that appears on our Pneumatic Tips website about compressed air systems.  It discusses how the consideration of the overall plant needs affects the usage of compressors in the most efficient way.

This particular story is about a printing press which is especially relevant to my business since we do a lot of printing.   Check out how an compressed air audit helped the company in the story to save money on their compressed air generation.  Think of the whole system when designing and maintaining a compressed air system.

The topic of compressed air systems, the components used in the systems, and the efficient operation of the systems are all important enough to us at Fluid Power World and Design World to have a whole website dedicated to pneumatic topics and that is why we offer our audience Pneumatic Tips.

If your company manufactures pneumatic components, please share them with our audience by sending me your press releases to  If you design our build machinery using pneumatics, please share your success stories with us too.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Our First-Ever Issue is Done

In a few days, we will mail out the first-ever issue of Fluid Power World.  This is an exciting time for our company, WTWH Media LLC, and for me personally.  I am thrilled to be a part of this new launch of a print publication.

Our first issue will include product reviews, association updates, and feature articles.  We will cover mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics, and pneumatics with both tutorial and application content.  The issue will be distributed both through the mail and digitally.

Reporting on fluid power technology to a qualified audience of readers is what we will do.  Perpetuating the knowledge of fluid power is our mission and we will do it very well.  I am very confident of that and I hope that you will join in by subscribing to Fluid Power World.  Please contact me at if you would like more information.

Friday, July 18, 2014


There are many ways for engineers to receive technical information.  One of them is through e-newsletters that are selected by the reader and sent directly to their inbox regularly.  Once the recipient gets notice, they either open, archive until later, or pass it by.  That is true of any media.

At WTWH Media LLC, we offer excellent, content-rich e-newsletters to all of the markets that we serve.  If you company has never tried using e-newsletters as part of your marketing strategy, I really recommend that you give it a try.

Keep in mind that your product information is sent directly to an opt-in, pre-qualified reader.  Most e-newsletter ads now appear as text, looking very similar to editorial content.  They are linked directly to the advertisers' websites for quick connection.

I can help you to choose the best e-newsletter and message for your audience if your products involve fluid power in any way.  Just send me a message at

Thursday, July 17, 2014

NFPA Fluid Power Education and Technology Foundation

WTWH Media LLC and Fluid Power World are very proud donors to the NFPA Fluid Power Education and Technology Foundation.  I personally privileged to be on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.  In my decades of involvement with the fluid power industry, I have come to clearly understand the need for fluid power education.

The Foundation contributes in the following areas:

  • Engaging students at all grade levels to learn more about fluid power technology
  • Through the use of tools like fluid power laboratories, it encourages new teaching resources 
  • Supports two-year, four-year, and graduate level schools in the research of motion control through fluid power
  • Fostering communication and forums between educators and industry so that ideas and priorities  of mutual interest can be shared
If your company is possibly interested in becoming a contributor to fluid power education through the Foundation, please access the Foundation Website for more information.  Whether your company is a component manufacturer/distributor or user, you will benefit by furthering education to continue to build our workforce.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Tips are Useful

And when it comes to hydraulic or pneumatic hose assemblies, good tips are available from our new website Hose Assembly Tips.  There you will find very useful information like this product review.

If your company makes and sells hydraulic or pneumatic hose, fittings, crimpers, couplings, or any other components that make connections, send us your press releases.  If you use such components, please keep reading and responding.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A focus on seals

As we reported in our 2014 Fluid Power Handbook, "sealing is a vital factor in the proper function of hydraulic applications."  This topic has been important as long as fluid power has been a technology.  Keeping the fluid within the system and keeping contaminants out are the objectives of most sealing products.

This topic is so important to our industry that it will be featured in an article in the very first edition ever of Fluid Power World.

In August 2014, we at WTWH Media will publish the first issue of this magazine that will be devoted to fluid power technology.  It is fitting that seals will be a major topic in the very first edition.  You can also find more information about fluid power sealing in our Fluid Power Handbook.  In this report we review the major seal designs including wipers, rod seals, buffer seals, and wear bands.  We also report on the various material options for seals including polyurethane, NBR. Floua-Rubber, and PTFE.

For additional resources regarding sealing technology, I refer you to our Fluid Power World website where you will find a section on Seals.  This section will increase as we add more sealing articles.  We offer many resources for sealing.

If you would like to receive the first issue of Fluid Power World, please contact me at