The publication will be issued in print and digital editions and will focus specifically on trends in the fluid power industry, including hydraulics, pneumatics, mobile, industrial, hose assembly, and motion control.
In addition to the main feature articles, they have a Research & Development page. In their first issue, they feature an article from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) about varying pump flow rates.
The Association Watch page reports on the Fluid Power Education Foundation and the scholarships they have awarded.
The premier issue also features a distributor update with a report on the 30th Anniversary NAHAD (National Association of Hose & Accessories) Convention. Each digital edition has a section with with Mobile Hydraulic Tips, Pneumatic Tips, and Hose Assembly Tips.
Design World also contains a tips page with resources for the following industries: Linear Motion, Pneumatic, Mobile Hydraulic, Coupling, Motion Control, and Robotics. The site also contains an Engineering Exchange and a "Make Parts Fast" page which provides design engineers and product designers with a balanced editorial approach addressing key issues, best practices, and material selection.
They will have many great features in coming issues. If your company sells fluid power components and want to advertise in their publication, contact Michael Ference for details. If you're distributor/fabricator of fluid power products and need upgraded business management software, visit www.tribute.com for industry-specific software.