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Basic Vacuum Schematics

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Understand the basic schematics in vacuum material handling and how they should be used to illustrate to the installer or end user how the system works.

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04 Notable Words 10 Fluid Power Puzzle 13 Industry News 14 IFPS News 19 Product Review 20 People in the News 21 Economic Report

22 Literature Review 25 FPEF News 26 Professional Development 28 NFPA News 32 Product Spotlight 44 Calendar of Events 45 Classifieds

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A Call to Action As president

of the International Fluid Power Society this year, I have had the pleasure of attending a large number of trade shows and national meetings, completed many local customer calls, and heard the same dialogue being repeated: “We need skilled people.” I don’t care if it’s at the salesman level, engineering disciplines, trades, whatever. It’s the same mantra. Why is that? Well, I hear many reasons for this, but one does seem to be in the majority. Colleges and universities are not producing qualified candidates with exposure to fluid power. I can attest to the fact that I have talked to many good, young engineers just leaving school and they admit there are little or no fluid power classes, much less fully focused degree programs in this area. Wow! Nature seems to have run amuck here. We are taught early and often that nature always tries to fill a vacuum. Well, if that and the laws of supply and demand are truly correct, we should be flooded with young people running to our companies and fighting to get into our profession. Are the money and benefits not right? Is the work too hard and dirty? I think not. Check out the May/June issue of Fluid Power Journal and read the results of our recent salary survey. We take pretty good care of our people, from what I’ve read there. (By the way, isn’t the Journal looking great these days? Super congrats to the staff at IDP!) The problem, I believe, is exposure. These young people live in a world where fluid power is everywhere. The applications for it are growing—not shrinking—but nobody seems to be pointing that out. We don’t personally have to tell the world of this fact. All we have to do, individually, is talk it up to our own sphere of influence. This is my call to action for us all. Make an appointment with your local high school or middle school guidance office. Volunteer to give a talk at a career day function or similar. Let them know our chosen field of work is vibrant and strong, and that we need new recruits. The Society is well on its way of completing our Boy Scout Merit Badge project and feel this will be an awesome way to educate young folks about fluid power. Check out the May/June issue of the Journal and read the article about Alfred State College. These students are getting certified and securing jobs. Has a nice ring to it in today’s job market, doesn’t it? By Mark Perry, CFPHS, Again, I challenge you, get in the game. We need you! Fitzsimmons Hydraulics, Who is a better advocate for this great career area? Those 2013 IFPS President and of us already in it! Spread the word…Fluid Power Rocks! Chairperson

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vacuum material handling, there usually are only a handful of separate components, such as a vacuum pump, inlet filter, control valves, and cups. This article explains the basic schematics and how they should be used to illustrate to the installer or end user how his new system works. Schematic circuits should always be supplied with custom-made machinery, such as vacuum end-of-arm tooling, to aid the maintenance engineers in problem solving and the production engineers when they are looking for ways of improving efficiency after the installation or for adding components if the application changes years later. The body of a component should always have a schematic symbol on it, but when this is an adhesive label for instance, it could be illegible. Therefore, a master schematic will have the same schematic symbol for this component and how it is connected to associated devices. A vacuum schematic symbol, just like in pneumatics or electrical schematics, does not indicate what the component looks like, but only how it functions. Therefore, the same schematic can be used for many different manufacturers of similar functional devices.

Fig. 1

Fig. 1 shows a very simple circuit: (1) compressed air supply, (2) single-stage vacuum venturi, and (3) vacuum cup. Compressed air is continuously supplied to the vacuum venturi, and once the cup (3) grips the part, the compressed air has to be turned off to release it. Therefore, a compressed air valve needs to be added, as shown in Fig. 2, to achieve this. Note that a two-position valve SHOWS the two positions. In this example, each position is relevant to its two actuators, one being a spring (rest position) and one being solenoid (actuated position). Fig. 3 shows the valve in each position.

Fig. 2

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The left side shows the pressure port (P) CLOSED, and the supply port (A) is connected to exhaust port (R). The right side shows the valve actuated by the solenoid where (P) is now connected to the supply port (A) and the exhaust is closed. This is a normally CLOSED valve. The term “normally� means as it suggests: the valve, without any external power attached to it, has its pressure port CLOSED. The port indicators of P, A, and R are shown in both positions. This is unnecessary, of course, which is why the valve only has the ports highlighted on one side in schematic symbols. Remember, the valve schematic in Fig. 2 shows BOTH separate valve conditions. Fig. 4 Fig. 4 shows more options that can be added to this circuit. A venturi external silencer (4) is now included, and a vacuum switch (5) indicates to the machine control that a specific vacuum level has been reached to enable the production cycle to continue. Also, between the vacuum cup (3) and venturi (2) inlet, a vacuum filter (6) has been installed to protect the venturi from dust or debris from the product being handled.

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Fig. 5

Fig. 5 shows a much larger circuit, but it uses the same components as shown in Fig. 4 with dual circuits utilizing two separate pneumatic valves. An alternative to this circuit is shown in Fig. 6, but instead of using compressed air valves to turn multiple venturi on and off, it uses one large multi-stage venturi and two vacuum valves to turn the vacuum on and off. Notice the direction of the arrows on the vacuum valve compared to the compressed air valve. The arrows indicate direction of air flow. The vacuum air flow direction is, of course, opposite to a compressed air supply.

Fig. 6

Fig. 7 lists an assortment of commonly used schematic symbols in a vacuum circuit. Different manufacturers use different forms of these symbols, but they fundamentally look the same. This article is intended as a general guide and as with any industrial application involving machinery choice, independent professional advice should be sought to ensure correct selection and installation.

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3 The use of gas flowing under pressure to transmit power from one location to another. 5 The use of a liquid flowing under pressure to transmit power from one location to another. 9 Pressure exerted by a confined fluid acts undiminished equally in all directions. 10 A switching device that uses the magnetic field generated by an electrical current for actuation. 12 A valve that allows flow in one direction but prevents flow in the opposite direction. 18 A device used to measure flow rate. 23 A device used to create flow in a hydraulic system. 25 The total pressure exerted on a system, including atmospheric pressure. 26 A cylinder that acts under pressure in one direction only and returns automatically when the pressure is released. 30 A sliding piece moved by or moving against fluid pressure which usually consists of a short cylindrical body fitting within a cylindrical chamber or vessel along which it moves back and forth. 31 A device that holds the compressed air in a pneumatic system. 32 The amount or quantity of something. 33 Used to control which path fluid takes in a circuit. See answer key on page 45. Reprinted with permission from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP).

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1 A device used to convert fluid power into mechanical power in the form of linear motion. 2 Any device that controls, either automatically or manually, the flow of a fluid. 3 The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface. 4 A measure of a fluid’s thickness or resistance to flow. 6 An air pump that compresses air into a receiver tank. 7 A part of an axle or shaft bent out at right angles, for converting reciprocal to circular motion and vice versa. 8 The volume of fluid that moves through a system in a given period of time. 11 The distance the fluid travels through a system in a given period of time. 13 A type of pressure control valve that limits the maximum pressure in a hydraulic or pneumatic circuit. 14 The absolute pressure of a confined gas is proportional to its temperature, provided its volume stays constant. 15 Used to transport fluid in a circuit. 16 A type of pneumatic pressure control valve that controls the maximum pressure in a branch of a circuit. 17 A cylinder that can act under pressure in both directions (extend and retract) to move a load. 19 The pressure exerted by the weight of the atmosphere above the point of measurement. 20 The volume of a gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the pressure exerted on it. 21 Used to start and stop flow in a circuit. 22 A device used to spray an oil mist into the stream of a pneumatic system. 24 The use of a fluid (liquid or gas) to transmit power from one location to another. 27 States that the volume of a confined gas is proportional to its temperature, provided its pressure remains constant. 28 A device used to remove contamination from a fluid. 29 The tank that holds the fluid in a hydraulic system.

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industry news Hydraulic Company Launches Product Line Hydraulic Management Group, LLC launched its own line of hydraulic products branded as “HMG-USA.” All products are manufactured under HMG’s direct technical and engineering guidance and quality control in India, Europe, and China. The line includes hydraulic piston and vane pumps/motors; all pressure, flow, unloading, check, and D03/D04/D05 directional valves; close-coupling hydraulic pump and electric motor assemblies for hydraulic power units and machine tools 5-75 hp; cartridge valves; stack valves; and hydraulic accessories (filters, strainers, heat exchangers, level and temperature gauges). In addition, the company has named David Kolodiejze to its Board of Directors. Mr. Kolodiejze was instrumental in growing the hydraulic business for Vickers with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and McDonald Douglas during his tenure with Sperry Corp.

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IFPS Newly Certified Professionals Chuck Adcock, MHM Entergy Corporation

David Cartwright, IHT Champion Lanes

Gary Fields, HS Donaldson Company, Inc.

Steven Hernandez, HS Bosch Rexroth

Brian Jacobs, HS Alfred State College

Kelly Amick, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

John Ciccone, IHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Margaruette Finney, S, PS

Randall Hesse, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Benjamin Jaffe, S, HS

Cody Arliss, HS Alfred State College

Edward Cigno, HS Alfred State College

James Bailey, MHM Nelson Bailey, IHT PSM International Joseph Barron, S, HS, PS Oceaneering International SVS James Bartlett, HS Hagie Manufacturing Company Jacob Bayus, HS Alfred State College Glenn Benner, HS Donaldson Company, Inc.

David Firsdon, IHM The Boeing Company

Jose Coello, MHM Amerit Fleet Solutions Michael Covin, S, PS Gulf Controls Company, LLC Barry Crumley, HS John Henry Foster Co

James Fitzgerald, MHM Otter Tail Power Co.

Tom Engstrom, S, PS Dow Chemical James Everett, Jr., IHT Steris

James Bushong, MHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Joseph Kellen, HS

Luke Hintze, HS Tiefenbach North America, LLC

Alan Kirkpatrick, IHT G. E. Ohio Lamp

Stephen Hohman, HS

Kevin Kobold, S, HS

Mark Horvath, MHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Brent Kovash, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Garrett Hamlin, IHT

Dan Hufford, S, PS Custom Mold & Design

Paul Larsen, MHM Amerit Fleet Solutions

Steve Harnish, MHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Ryan Huot, S, PS Huot MFG

Eric Lausch, IHM The Boeing Company

Eric Harvey, S, PS

Vauline Indrajaya, IHT

Jason LeRay, S, HS Oil States Industries Inc.

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Jason Julius, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Trent Hinrichs, S, HS Force America, Inc.

Eric Haase, HS Brandon DeCook, IHM The Boeing Company

Cole Joos, S, HS Jason Hinckley, MHM Amerit Fleet Solutions

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Sergey Moskvin, S, PS St. Jude Medical

Andrew Rice, MHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Ryan Stoos, HS Hagie Manufacturing Company

Timothy Verret, Jr., S, HS Viking Drill & Tool Inc.

Robert Lundeen, IHM The Boeing Company

Daniel Murray, HS Hagie Manufacturing Company

Jim Ries, HS Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.

Joshua Stranger, HS Alfred State College

Jeremy Weber, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Matthew Lutz, S, PS Oshkosh Defense

John Nelson, HS Controlled Fluids, Inc.

Camilo Rodriguez, MHM Amerit Fleet Solutions

John Stulbarg, CC Pirtek - Monroeville

Ted Weber, HS Nott Company

Derek Majewski, S, PS Parker Hannifin

Gilbert Ngwana, S, HS, PS

Travis Schulz, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Joseph Tiessen, S, PS Aggressive Hydraulics Inc.

Marcus Whalen, IHM The Boeing Company

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Nathan Shafer, S, HS Hennepin Technical College

Alvin Toering, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Kyle Wiesner, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Craig Peachey, MHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Russel Shute, IHM The Boeing Company

Nicholas Torgerson, S, HS Force America, Inc.

Chris Wolpert, PT, IHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Rodney Perry, HS The Trane Company

Eric Slaughter, HS DTS Fluid Power, LLC

Chris Treadwell, S, PS Ace Hydraulic Sales & Service, Inc.

John Woolridge, S, HS

Zachary Peterson, HS

John Snyder, IHT

Brian Quayle, IHT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Thomas Spaeder, PT Alcoa Mill Products, Inc.

Gregory Quenemoen, S, PS

Curt Sporrer, HS Hagie Manufacturing Company

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Chad Reynolds, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Alex Morlock, S, HS Force America, Inc.

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Christian Trivelli, IHM The Boeing Company David VanDenHouten, PS Hydraulic Supply Company Cameron VanSant, HS Alfred State College

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Become an IFPS Accredited Instructor or Job Performance Proctor IFPS accredited instructors (CFPAI) are certified professionals who educate and prepare candidates for IFPS certification programs. Accredited Instructors have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry. In addition to their instructor accreditation, they are committed IFPS members and hold various IFPS certifications. Job Performance Proctors are individuals who hold various IFPS certifications and proctor the job performance portion of Mechanic, Technician, and Connector/Conductor hands-on tests. Accredited Instructor Training Workshop

Connector and Conductor (CC) Job Performance

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Training Workshop*

Job Performance Training Workshop

August 7, 2013 CFC Solar, Inc. • Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH Registration Deadline: July 8, 2013 Fee: $160

August 8, 2013 CFC Solar, Inc. • Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH Registration Deadline: July 8, 2013 Fee: $160 *Candidate must hold Connector and Conductor certification. Visit for more information or call 800-308-6005.

IFPS Calendar Visit for registration information.

Meetings and Conferences IFPS 2013 Annual Meeting September 25 - 28, 2013 Adam’s Mark Hotel, Buffalo, NY Fluid Power Systems Conference November 19-21, 2013 Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, IL IFPE 2014 Annual Meeting January 28 – February 1, 2014 Orlando, FL IFPE 2014 March 4-8, 2014 Las Vegas, NV IFPS 2014 Annual Meeting September 24-27, 2014 Charleston, SC

Accredited Instructor and Job Performance Proctor Workshop Accredited Instructor Training Workshop August 5-6, 2013 Cincinnati, OH Job Performance Proctor Workshop August 7, 2013 Cincinnati, OH Connector and Conductor Job Performance Workshop - August 8, 2013 Cincinnati, OH

Certification Review Training Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Review and testing offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH / October 7-10, 2013 Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (IHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Review and testing offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH / August 13-16, 2013 Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review Review and testing offered through ERHCO, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah Review: July 22-24, 2013 Written test: July 25, 2013 Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. October classes available. Review and testing offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH / December 2-3, 2013 Review and testing offered through Eaton Corp. November 19-21, 2013 / Eden Prairie, MN Pneumatic Specialist (PS) Certification Review Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fall 2013 classes available. Electronic Controls Specialist (ECS) Review and testing offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH / September 16-19, 2013

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Job Performance Review With Job Performance Test (Mechanic & Technician) Review and testing offered through IFPS Chapter 49/50, Orlando, FL Review: September 12-13, 2013 Job Performance Test: September 14, 2013 E-mail:

Web Seminars July 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST “Task and Outcome - Hydraulic Specialist” Presented by: Gregory George, CFPAI, Walt Disney World Co. September 13, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST “Task and Outcome - Industrial Hydraulic Technician” Presented by: Stephen West, CFPAI, Ivy Technical Community College October 17, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST “Beat the Leak: Best Practice Approach to Becoming Connector and Conductor Certified” Presented by: Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI/AJPPCC, Pirtek USA November 7, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. “Task and Outcome - Pneumatic Specialist” Presented by: Bill Hotchiss, CFPAI, SunSource December 4, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST “Slip-In Cartridge Valves” Presented by: Jim Lane, CFPAI, Motion Industries, Inc.

product review Magnetic Gripper Ê The Magnetic Gripper EGM maintains high holding forces even in confined workspaces. It is lightweight, yet powerful enough to handle difficult applications even in situations that may require an emergency stop. It promotes energy efficiency because electricity is only needed for magnetization and demagnetization of the unit. The system is able to lift different types of ferrous items (plates, sheets, round bars, pipes, etc.) by using a permanent electro-magnetic field. The magnetic action may be activated and deactivated by using a switch or digital input, which automatically alters the product’s internal magnetic state. SCHUNK

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‰ The Enrange™ CAN-2 receiver makes adding wireless control to any “CAN-bus” controlled machinery simple and easy. It has two redundant Machine Stop outputs, two CAN-bus ports, and offers the choice of 400 MHz, 900 MHz, or 2.4 GHz RF channels. The optional Radio Control Programmer (RCP) allows users to easily program settings from a Windows PC. The compact design is rugged enough to handle outdoor environments, and the quick responses allow for precise control.

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people in the news

Douglas Joy Heraeus Sensor Technology USA ‰ Douglas Joy has been appointed general manager. His duties include operations, P&L, sales and marketing responsibilities, and directing the North American operation of Heraeus Sensor Technology GmbH through a team of managers to ensure customer and employee satisfaction.

Kevin Jeray Marmon/Keystone LLC ‰ Kevin Jeray has been named account manager for the west coast sales team. Mr. Jeray will service customers in the Portland area, as well as the entire state of Oregon. He brings 14 years of steel industry experience in both value-added sales and outside sales.

Jim Lang Konecranes Training Institute ‰ The Association of Iron and Steel Technology has nominated Jim Lang from Konecranes Training Institute for the 2013 Crane Innovator of the Year award. The award recognizes the individual who has brought forth the latest in technology or increased efficiencies in operational and maintenance practices for the continuous improvement of heavy industrial cranes.

Wade Pierce Pierce Sales ‰ Wade Pierce of Pierce Sales has taken on the position of marketing manager for Lodar USA to provide consistent service to customers and distributors. Pierce will focus on building stronger relationships with existing customers while seeking new markets for the company’s expanding product range.

CORRECTION: In the May/June issue, the new titles for Robert S. Clippard and Jennifer Clippard-Caunin were omitted. It should have stated that Robert is now vice president, sales and marketing, and Jennifer is vice president, human resources.




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product review

Global Manufacturing Update By Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers

May 10, 2013 – Last week, we learned that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March. While the headline number might seem positive at first glance, the trade gap shrunk on declining levels of both exports and imports. This report was one of the more disappointing ones of late. After slowing to 5.5% growth in 2012, manufactured goods exports have eked out only a 1% gain in the first three months of 2013 so far. The data suggest that export sales have essentially stalled. The largest weakness is in the European market, but exports to Canada— our largest trading partner—also declined. Asia and South America saw the largest gains, with manufactured goods exports to China up 9.3% during the first three months of this year relative to the same time period last year. There has been considerable weakness in U.S. manufacturing data during the past few months, with the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) decelerating and manufacturing employment unchanged in April. Regional sentiment surveys have also suggested softness in the sector, including higher taxes, tighter government spending, and regulatory uncertainties. Nonetheless, our largest trading partners continue to see slower sales, with discouraging export numbers highlighting the slowdown. Economic reports internationally also showed weakness. The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI decreased from 51.1 in March to 50.5 in April, signifying very sluggish growth in production, new orders, and hiring worldwide. Four of the top 10 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods have declining manufacturing activity levels, with three of those markets being in Europe. Moreover, the other six markets are growing at a very gradual pace. GDP, industrial production, and employment data mirror these findings, with a deepening recession in Europe, slower-than-expected growth in China, and notable decelerations in Canada and other major trading partners. Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, visit

Mid-Pressure Range Pump Œ The V40M axial piston pump has been designed for open circuits in mobile machines and has a displacement volume of 2.75 in.3/ rev. Its swash plate design allows for easy finetuning of the flow rate. With a self-priming speed of 2,900 rpm, it is suitable for applications that require operating pressures up to 3,625 psi but can handle pressure spikes up to 4,600 psi. The pump is connected to the PTO or directly to the motor by an SAE-B flange. It is available with load-sensing and electric proportional controllers, and is designed to integrate with the company’s modular line of valves. HAWE Hydraulics

Electronic Pressure Switch ‰ The MEP switch offers advanced control to improve safety, extend equipment lifecycles, and reduce maintenance costs. The singleswitch output version features customized hysteresis and is time constant. It also offers protection against short circuits, incorrect wiring, and overloading. The dual output version includes both switch and analog outputs. Both versions can be supplied with a pulse snubber to protect the sensor in applications exposed to cavitation, liquid hammer, and pressure peaks. Danfoss The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. For more information, visit

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NEW Pneumatic Control Devices Catalog Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. {Circle 488}

Summer Literature Review { Special Advertising Section }

Clippard, a manufacturer of the most complete line of miniature pneumatic products, offers a 356-page full product line catalog with technical information, product applications, and more. It includes features, specifications, photographs, and technical drawings for over 5,000 standard products. It's your complete source for miniature fluid power products. Request your free copy today! Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. 7390 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239 877-245-6247

A10V Piston Pumps FluiDyne Fluid Power {Circle 489}

haskel international, llc. {Circle 490}

FluiDyne Fluid Power provides replacement A10V Piston pumps to distributors and OEMs all around the world. These high quality pumps come with a full range of options including seals, mountings, shafts, compensators, thru-drives, etc. Our customer service team provides what you want, when you need it. Most pumps ship same day or next. Give our Customer Service Team a call to assist you with your hydraulic needs!

The NEW pump selection program features the entire selection of Haskel pneumatically driven pumps. An easy to use Pump Selection Wizard calculates pump selections from user input, displays complete specifications, and can also provide side by side pump comparisons. An RFQ Cart is provided for users to easily forward requests for quotes to Haskel. Access the tool at or

FluiDyne Fluid Power 586.296.7200

2013 Kit Catalog

Hydac Mobile equipment

Hercules Sealing Products {Circle 491}

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The Hercules速 2013 Kit Catalog contains over 1000 pages of hydraulic and pneumatic seal kit information for both industrial and mobile applications. Complete cylinder repair kits are available for over 150 different brands of equipment including: Construction, Industrial Plant, Mining, Paving, Agriculture, Refuse, Forklifts, Crane and Dump Bodies. Popular kits include Caterpillar速, John Deere, Komatsu速, Volvo, Parker, Miller, Hydro-Line速 and many more. Pump, motor and valve kits are also available for popular brands. To order this free catalog or to place your order online, visit www.


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HYDAC, a global leader in hydraulics and electronic control, provides custom solutions to meet the unique needs in the Mobile Equipment/Construction industry. HYDAC solutions increase efficiency, longevity, and safety even under extreme conditions. All types of equipment share the need for cost-effective performance. HYDAC responds to that need with the highest quality products and our commitment to complete customer satisfaction.

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Product line overview catalog

Compressed Air Filtration

Hydraulics International, Inc. {Circle 493}

La-Man Corporation {Circle 494}

For over 35 years, Hydraulics International (HII) has been the world’s leading manufacturer of pneumatically driven, high pressure liquid pumps, gas boosters, air pressure amplifiers, valves, accessory equipment, turbine flow meters, and packaged systems. HII’s air driven liquid pumps offer the most comprehensive range of models in the industry whether measured by ultimate pressure, flow, or by fluid compatibility. Request a free copy today! DISTRIBUTOR ENQUIRIES WELCOME


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Brochure offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete line of compressed air filtration products. Highlighted is the patented family of Extractor/Dryers. These two-stage, point of use filters remove contaminates to a 5-micron rating with flow ranges of 15 to 2,000 scfm. Additional products available include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Extractor/ Dryer, and much more. Chatsworth, California, USA

For more information call 818-407-3400, visit, or e-mail

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Hydraulic Flanges and Components

Stainless Steel Window Flow Sights

Main Manufacturing Products {Circle 495}

Oil-Rite Corporation {Circle 496}

Catalog includes the popular styles of MAIN Manufacturing’s extensive offering of Hydraulic Flanges and Components – ready for immediate shipment. Dimensional drawings, part numbers, metric and weld specifications included. The “Quick Reference Guide” helps specify less popular items often stocked or quickly manufactured at our US plant. MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Grand Blanc, MI (800) 521-7918; FAX: (810) 953-1385 E-mail: Web: www.

Window flow sights are primarily used in low pressure oil lines to allow visual observation of liquid flow, clarity, and condition. Corrosive resistant properties make stainless steel suitable to a variety of applications. Oil-Rite 303 stainless steel window flow sights can be installed in any direction and are available with or without a ball indicator. Made in the USA. Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitowoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: (920) 682-6173 Email:

Schroeder Industries Fuel Filtration

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog

Schroeder Industries {Circle 497}

Super Swivels {Circle 498}

Schroeder Industries, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions™. Our Fuel Filtration Catalog features filtration products to help achieve rigorous new diesel fuel quality standards as well as biodiesel purification systems for increased fuel quality. For a PDF version, please visit our website at: 580 West Park Road Leetsdale, PA 15056-1025 Phone: 1.800.722.4810 Fax: 724.318.1200

Inline and 90˚ hydraulic live swivels. Available in sizes from 1/8" to 2-1/2", rated to 10,000 PSI, heat treated, superior quality alloy steel, chrome or stainless steel ball bearings, withstands heavy side loads, burnished (micro smooth) barrel bores, Viton®, Aflas®, or Teflon® encapsulated seals, zinc or nickel plated, available in 440 stainless steel, full flow - low pressure drop, rebuilding kits available. Super Swivels Phone: (763) 784-5531, Fax: (763) 784-7423, Website:

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Summer Literature Review { Special Advertising Section }

Request our current 2013 Product Catalog for the latest information on our HOSE, TUBE & PIPE CLEANING and SEALING SYSTEMS and AIR PURIFICATION PRODUCTS. Our CLEAN EASY products strip out internal contamination from hose/tube assemblies using special foam projectiles and a pneumatic launcher. SEAL EASY features Clean Seal System machines and Clean Seal Capsules to protect cleaned hose/tube assemblies using a unique heatshrink method. BREATHE EASY includes a full line of Desiccant Breathers to filter contaminants and remove corrosive water vapor from air. Benefits all Heavy Duty Markets, including Construction, Mining, Marine, Offshore, Hose & Tube Assembly.

Hydraulic Fittings and Tubings


World Wide Metric Inc. {Circle 500}

The 288-page General Catalog features a range of metric and industrial fittings / tubing. Providing information on DIN2353, SAE J514, BSI 5200 adaptors and nonreturn valves, as well as metric steel and stainless hydraulic tubes including DIN2391, DIN2445, and ASTM A269 Standards. All steel fittings and tubes are available with Chromium VI Free (CR6Free) plating. Stainless tubes are available with a polished and unpolished finish. This catalog features the B4 ring, a six-point sealing compression ring interchangeable with DIN2353 fittings. 855-CALL WWM (855.225.5996)

EX Series Planetary Gearbox

Yates Industries, Inc. {Circle 501}

All Designs, All Sizes, One Result. Yates Cylinders – an ISO-9001:2008 company with facilities in Michigan and Alabama – is your top-quality supplier for all cylinder applications. Hydraulic, pneumatic, NFPA, millgrade, or custom engineering – you name it, Yates can handle it. Complete catalog available. We also maintain an unmatched repair program used by the biggest names in the American Industry. Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 ph 586.778.7680 fax 586.778.6565

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Filtration, Manifolds, Valves, & Accessories

Young Powertech, Inc. {Circle 502}

As the new Exclusive Partner of STM for North America, we are able to introduce the Efficient, Durable and Energy Efficient EX Series Planetary Gearbox. With torques ranging from 1000nm to 85,000. The STM EX Planetary Gearbox is ideal for many applications including Marine, Mobile and Fixed. Features Include: • Ratios from 1:3.5 up to 1:2500 • Torques range from 1000nm to 85,000nm • Suitable for continuous, reversing and intermittent operation • high torque in relation to size • compact design • can be installed in any mounting position 888-465-3561 • ATEX Certified • High Radial Load • Low noise levels

Ultra Clean Technologies 1274 Highway 77 Bridgeton, NJ 08302 800-791-0111 or 856-451-2176

Zinga Industries Inc. {Circle 503}

Zinga Industries is a leading manufacturer of mobile hydraulic oil filters, tank accessories, and manifolds. From 5 PSI to 6000 PSI, tank top or spin-on, we have a filtration product to meet your needs. Hydraulic manifolds are custom designed for your specific application. Tank accessories are the best available, and standard equipment with major OEM’s. We are an ISO registered company, celebrating 35 years in the hydraulic filtration Industry (1976 -2011).

Zinga Industries, Inc. • 2400 Zinga Drive • Reedsburg, WI 53959 • U.S.A.

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The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF)'s scholarships help young people enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power. The FPEF Board of Trustees would like to congratulate the following students who were awarded $2,000 scholarships for the Fall 2013 semester:

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• Jeffrey Benson, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus • John Bobrowski, Oakland University • Ty Bowen, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls Campus • Margaruette Finney, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • Nick Freeman, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls Campus • Cody Garner, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus • Eric Haase, Alfred State College • Brad Kruse, Iowa State University of Science and Technology • Michael Matteson, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • Michael Monsour, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus • Joshua Neal, Nashville State Community College • Nicholas Nehring, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • Dillon Paulson, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • Anthony Rupar, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • John Schubert, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus • Lucas Stefanick, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls Campus • Ryan Trenda, Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus • Andrew Van Beusekom, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus

If you would like to learn more about FPEF’s initiatives or to make a donation to the Fluid Power Educational Foundation, please visit or call FPEF headquarters at 856-424-8998. HYD-3211


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professional development

Tour de Force: How to Get Much More Out of Your Customer Tours Often a conversation with your customer isn’t enough. When you want to provide great new products that truly add value, you need to see what your customers need.


By Dan Adams

a B2B supplier, you can approach new product development one of two ways: you can ask your customers what they want or you can find out what they need. Of course, the sure-fire way to success is to address their needs in ways they may have never thought possible. And there’s no better way to do that than by touring their facilities. The name of the game is to find ways to help your customers that they wouldn’t think to tell you about. When you can tour the facility, you get a look at not only your customers’ general operations but also how they use your products. Specifically, you’ll gain a unique perspective. You’ll see everything with fresh eyes, and as a result, you’ll discover where your company and its products can really add value. When taking customer tours, vendors should be focused on helping their customers in two ways: 1. To gain context for the voice-of-the-custom-

er interview, which ideally will take place right after the tour. With this information, the vendor will be able to ask much better probing questions to understand their customers' needs once they’ve observed the customers' processes firsthand. 2. To look for potential areas of improvement that will benefit the customers. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t blurt out a recommendation as it comes to you. Let “search now, solve later” be your motto while on customer tours. Still, there’s a good chance your “fresh eyes” will be able to spot workarounds (temporary, sub-optimal fixes) and other areas you could help them improve later. Of course, performing more effective B2B customer tours will require you to make some changes and acquire new skills. For years we struggled with ways to help our clients improve their B2B customer tours. We’d seen too many tours where active thinking seemed to end once everyone had adjusted their hardhats. Then, three years ago, we devel-

oped a new tour methodology called AMUSE, which stands for Accelerate activity, Minimize input, Upgrade output, Simplify transition, and Eliminate activity. Learn more about this customer tour boosting methodology and how to make it work: Start by getting a preview. All customer processes are made up of a series of activities. This is true of a factory process like paint-making, fieldwork like house-framing, or a service like computer help-desk support. Ask your customer tour guide to help you draw a sketch of their operation before the tour. This helps you identify these activities, as well as a) their purpose, b) their sequence, and c) key inputs. Then apply AMUSE methodology to each activity in the process, striving for improved customer outcomes. And remember, during the tour, you might be only thinking about these outcomes. The time for asking questions will come later. Break up the workload. Hopefully, you’re not going into your customer tour alone, so use everyone in your group. We teach a meth-

leak-tightness with long-term benefits! HN 8-WD: Leak-tightness is critical for hydraulic applications. That is why our HN 8-WD plugs are most frequently used by mobile hydraulics and drive engineering worldwide. The plugs with integrated

elastic sealing form-ring are easy to assemble and tight. Available with FKM or NBR, from M 6 to G 2½", in yellow zinc and Cr-6-free plating. A precise and efficient solution!

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odology in which your team would consist of a Moderator, Note-taker, and Observer. To make the tour more manageable, break the workload down. The Moderator might focus on “accelerate” for each activity, the Note-taker on “minimize” and “upgrade,” and the Observer on “simplify” and “eliminate.” Follow AMUSE. The easiest way to understand AMUSE is to see what it would look like in practice. Imagine you make nail guns and you’re observing their use on a house construction site. The activity you’re observing at the moment is overhead nailing. How might you apply AMUSE methodology to help the customer (later) with this activity? Accelerate Activity.

Basic Questions: How could we make this activity go faster, thereby reducing labor costs and increasing capacity? Real-World App: What if you lowered the weight of the gun? Would the framer be going faster by the end of a long day? Minimize Input.

Basic Questions: How could we reduce the costs of material, capital, and energy applied to this activity? Real-World App: Would a higher-powered gun let the worker use cheaper studs full of tough knot holes? Upgrade Output.

Basic Questions: How could we improve the output from this activity, e.g., reducing defects or improving ultimate customer benefits? Real-World App: One way to upgrade output would be to lower defects—nails that don’t fully embed—perhaps by having the gun sense resistance and adjust for it? Simplify Transition.

Basic Questions: How could we streamline the transition between two activities, thus reducing inventory and lead times? Real-World App: Maybe the framer’s next activity is to set the gun down on the floor. What if you designed a hanger on the gun? Could it cut down on a lot of unnecessary bending?

Dan Adams is all about B2B product development: His free e-book, 12 New Rules of B2B Product Launch (free download at, boosts launch success, and his 2008 hardcover book, New Product Blueprinting: The Handbook for B2B Organic Growth (www., clarifies the “fuzzy front end” of innovation. As president of Advanced Industrial Marketing, he conducts training workshops in every region of the world.

You can learn a great deal by watching workers perform tasks, observing posted production records, looking at the rework area, and asking relevant questions. Tours are truly the windows into what’s going on with your customers and how they’re using your products. When you can maximize the amount and quality of information you get from them, you can make better products that truly work for your customers— that’s great news for them and you!

UNIQUELY OURS ACCUMULATORS: • Bladder • Piston • Diaphragm HYDAC has become the first US manufacturer capable of producing bladder, piston and diaphragm accumulators in the United States. Our customers can have it all – superior engineering producing state-of-the-art products in record time. That’s customer service!

Eliminate Activity.

Basic Questions: How could we totally eliminate an activity—perhaps by combining two or more activities—to reduce overall costs? Real-World App: Most studs have 14.5 inches between them. Was the framer’s preceding activity using a tape measure? If so, you might eliminate it by building a 14.5-inch guide into the nail gun. Are these all great solutions? Probably not. But what if your customer interview teams were highly skilled in these observational methods? Would they ask better probing questions during interviews? Would they uncover new ways to help customers? Would this give your company a competitive advantage?

When time matters, count on HYDAC! HYD1306-1532

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association News NFPA

NFPA’s 2013 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference August 12-14, 2013 • Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL


oin NFPA at this premier event featuring industry experts that will share the analyses and hard data needed to stay focused on the economic environment of today and tomorrow. Conference content will examine the industry’s economics, market forecasts, and technology breakthroughs likely to impact the fluid power supply chain for years to come. The Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is a great opportunity for NFPA members and non-members to connect—providing one of the best opportunities for networking. Conference highlights

Economics • Global Economics - An American Perspective, Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) • Global Economics - A European Perspective, John Walker, Oxford Economics

Market Forecasts • Customer Markets Overview - Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants, Inc. • Fluid Power Industry Forecast - Jim Meil, Eaton Corp. • Mobile and Industrial Market Breakout Sessions • Construction Machinery Forecast • Agriculture Machinery Forecast • Heavy Truck Market Forecast • Industrial Markets Overview • Material Handling and Metalworking Machinery Forecast


To register or learn more about the conference go to:

• 6th Annual NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament • IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club • Power of Association Reception and Dinner10:30 AM Page 1 AMETEKAPT10017-R_eBrick-7.625x4.875_FPJ_APT10017 09/11/12

The new 955 eBrik linear displacement transducer.

Price and performance so well balanced, it just might displace potentiometers. At last, there’s a purely electronic solution to position sensors. Our new 955 eBrik uses magnetostrictive technology so there’s no contact, no moving parts, nothing to wear out. No erratic position signals. Available in 1" to 72" stroke lengths, it’s economical and versatile enough for many applications, field-programmable, and the perfect replacement for old-style potentiometers. Learn more at our website or send e-mail to ©2012 AMETEK Inc. All rights reserved. Circle 450

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NFPA Innovation Award Recognizes Jude Hueber for Innovative Use of a Hydraulic System in Commercial On-Road Vehicles


he 2012 NFPA Innovation Award has been presented to Jude Hueber for innovative hydraulic hybrid vehicle design performed for Lightning Hybrids, LLC. The award is presented annually to individual engineers or technicians to recognize innovative use of fluid power. Hueber received the award at the Transenergy Solutions Green Transportation Conference in Denver, Co. The hybrid hydraulic drive system designed by Hueber and a team of Lightning Hybrids engineers integrates components from various manufacturers with sophisticated software that controls the speed of fixed displacement pumps and accumulator pressures to optimize efficiency for lighter shuttle buses and delivery vehicles. Drivers can monitor system performance on the fly via a dashboard-mounted tablet computer. According to Lightning Hybrids, the system has achieved energy savings, or corresponding emissions reductions, of 33% to 40% over similar vehicles with conventional drivetrains. The winner was selected by NFPA Marketing Committee volunteers from nominations submitted to NFPA during the application process. In its review of Hueber’s application, the committee acknowledged that the anticipated cost savings from applying the technology of fixed displacement pumps and accumulator pressures will optimize the efficiency for lighter commercial vehicles. The NFPA Innovation Award is part of an effort to draw attention to advances in fluid power and the advantages of using fluid power by recognizing innovative applications of hydraulics and pneumatics by customers and users of fluid power. To learn more about the Innovation Award program, go to innovationaward.aspx.

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Jude Hueber, mechanical engineer, and Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Hybrids.

Calendar of Events 2013 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 12-14, 2013 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL

2014 NFPA Annual Conference February 3-5, 2014 The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Manalapan, FL

2013 NFPA Fluid Power Career Fair November 6, 2013 Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Pleasant Prairie, WI

2014 IFPE March 4-8, 2014 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference November 19-21, 2013 Doubletree Hotel, Rosemont, IL

2014 IFPE Fluid Power Zone September 8-12, 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

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Working on stilts: The MPI Resolution at a wind turbine in the Thanet Wind Farm in Kent, England

Continuous jacking system makes installing and maintaining

Offshore wind farm installations rise out of the sea and stop only when high above the waves. These massive systems are absolutely indispensible because they stand firmly on their legs on the seabed, so work can continue even in rough seas.

offshore wind farms

A Question of Precision

safer, more reliable,

The jacking system software provides for the smoothest possible transitions between various operating modes, pressures, and loads—thus helping to reduce wear. It guarantees exact control of all the acceleration and deceleration phases, parallel and opposing cylinder strokes, and smooth transfer of massive loads. In addition, it enables automation transition between the four operating modes: leg lowering, platform lifting, platform lowering, and leg lifting. The transition between setting down the legs on the seafloor and lifting the platform is particularly demanding because during this transition, the platform follows the rise and fall of the ocean, putting enormous strain on the system. The continuous jacking system hoists the platform out of this critical situation faster than an intermittent lifting system could.

and more efficient By Bosch Rexroth Corp.

High Degree of Reliability Customers expect service lives of 25 years and more from installation platforms, despite wind, weather, seawater, and enormous loads. To enhance reliability and operational safety, Rexroth engineers maximized fatigue risks through special designs for cylinders and piping. A special ceramic finish, designed for harsh environments, protects the piston rods. The jacking cylinders are equipped with the Ceramax Integrated Measuring System (CIMS). It ensures precise positioning, accurate movement, and exact leveling of the installation platform by transmitting high-resolution data indicating the cylinder’s position.

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How the Hydraulic Jacking System Works The jacking system climbs up or down the platform’s legs, much like a monkey. Two yokes surrounding each leg are fitted with sets of holding pins. The first such yoke snaps its pins in place in holes along the leg. The cylinders of this first yoke then lift the platform. By the time the first yoke’s cylinders have nearly reached the end of their strokes, the second yoke has moved into position to insert its set of pins in the mating holes. Those pins at the second yoke now take over the load. The pins at the first yoke retract and the cylinders raise the first yoke so that its pins can again assume the load in the next position. This new continuous jacking system eliminates any interruptions during the lifting or lowering operation. It thus attains a constant jacking speed of one meter a minute or more.

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Working Together to Achieve Savings The control software and drive system not only provide higher speed during the lowering and lifting operations, but also reduce power consumption. The system’s HS4P hydraulic controls implement flow control for the jacking system, pressure regulation for the crane or winch, and power control to minimize energy use. Integrating the various hydraulic functions also boosts redundancy and reliability—and the higher performance with lower power consumption reduces the platform’s investment costs. The integrated system also reduces space requirements and weight through secondary-controlled drives for the crane. The new hydraulic continuous jacking system also supports today’s increased demand for installation platforms—and tomorrow’s. The EU Commision anticipates that investment of 200 billion euros across Europe will be devoted to wind farm installation by 2030. There’s still a lot of room to grow for continuous jacking.

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Product Spotlight | Pumps & Motors GYSE All-in-one displacement transducer GY Series are high quality highly accurate and non-contact displacement transducers by SANTEST. GYSE all-in-one is now introduced with positional accuracy of up to 1μm. Analog, SSI, incremetal outputs are available. Improved signal jitter of +/-1.5μm. IP67 Protection. In U.S: EXSENCO, LLC



Screw in cartridges in SAE cavity

Low Speed, High Torque Orbital Motors Genuine Metaris Orbital Motors are your best low speed high torque motor option in an economical and compact design. The motors come equipped with a high pressure shaft seal, come in a range of displacements and we offer multiple flange options including wheel mount. You’ll find that our motors are a perfect fit, form and function replacement for common OEM motors in the market today. 462

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TORQTITE Adjustable Torque Wrenches

Double A® Hydraulics PFG series pumps are available through Fluid Power, Inc. These self-priming, rotary gear type pumps are designed to provide quiet and efficient service. Nominal flow rates at 1725 rpm are from 0.5 to 5gpm, with operating pressures up to 2000 psi, and liquid viscosities of 100 SSU to 1000 SSU. These are suited for hydraulic or fluid transfer applications.

Flaretite’s new adjustable open-end torque wrenches allow all tube and hose ends to be precisely tightened to their correct torque requirements. These new wrenches can be used on all fittings requiring a torque specification. Developed to compliment Flaretite’s patented flared seals for 30, 37 and 45 degree flare fittings, these wrenches are used by quality conscious mechanics in all industries. Torque Wrench Benefits: • Five Sizes with ranges from 7 to 500 ft-lbs (10 - 700 Nm). • Fixed wrench ends with hex sizes (jaw opening) from 7/16” thru 3”. Box ends available as specials. • Ratchet end and adjustable ends also available. • Low profile, reversible, spanner design • Precision quality design with +/- 5% accuracy • Shipped with torque rating tables for all common fittings


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Fluid Press manufactures a wide variety of cartridge valves and bodies including the above pictured screw in solenoid cartridges in a SAE cavity (up to 40 GPM/5,000 PSI). Other valve types consist of pressure control, flow control, over-center, sequence, check, flow dividers, hose break, pump unloading, shuttle, gage shut-off, specialty packages for excavators, custom packages and many other valves (up to 80 GPM/6,000 PSI). |

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Gefran's ONPP-A sensor is designed for installation on pneumatic cylinders and integrated magnet’s position detection. It recognizes magnet orientation, it calibrates to eliminate any position reading offset. It’s optimized in thickness and length, strokes are up to 900 mm. It doesn’t require mounting brackets. The M8 connector provides a simple voltage output. Accuracy is in the order of 0.05 mm.

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The Denison T6 and T7 high pressure hydraulic vane pumps in the C, D and E frame sizes are gaining momentum in many new applications. FluiDyne Fluid Power provides 100% form fit and function interchanges for these T6 and T7 pumps and cartridge kits. These products ship the same day from our Michigan location to anywhere in the US or Canada. Pumps and cartridge kits are available for Single, Double and Triple pump configurations. FluiDyne also released the Veljan line of M4 motors and a full range of flange mounted relief and unloading valves, such as the R5V, R5S, and R5U.

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H6 Heavy Duty Cylinder The Yates Industries H6 Heavy Duty Cylinder is rated for 3000 PSI and features 1½ to 20” bores standard, 22 different mounting options, is JIC-NFPA interchangeable, and can be customized with nearly limitless combinations of rod ends, cushions, couplers, seals, and ports – all backed by our legendary warranty and repair capabilities. Yates Industries 23050 Industrial Dr. E. • St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 586-778-7680 •

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Product Spotlight | Pumps & Motors Stops Leaking Hydraulic LInes Save Time • Save Money • Save Labor • Save Oil • No tools required, one hand installation • No expensive hardware needed • No more rags stuffed into hoses • No more messy plastic caps • The ultimate contamination control tool • Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up • Quick installation & ease of usage • Safe for personnel & environment • Industry acclaimed • 100% Made in USA

TRANSDUCER CYLINDERS! When the pressure’s on, count on the performance and durability of Peninsular Cylinder Company’s Transducer Cylinders. With proven performance in steel mills, foundries & the lumber industry, Peninsular transducer cylinders prove time and time again to be the best for all of your cylinder applications.


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P10V45 Series – 28-45cc Variable Volume Open Loop 21 GPM at 1800 RPM 4000 PSI Max Continuous 5000 PSI Max Intermittent 3100 RPM Max *Direct Mount To Trans.


Short Lead Times – Days NOT months Mobile Design – Direct Mount PTO Special Applications – Torque Controls, Thru Drives, Instant Configuration Changes

FEATURES of Peninsular Transducer Cylinders • Provides full-stroke precision position feedback anywhere along the cylinder stroke cycle • Electronics are completely enclosed and protected from harsh and shock prone environments • Embedded transducer technology is available • Serviceable without disturbing tie-rod torque • Optional protective transducer covers permit the use of all rear cylinder mounts Peninsular Cylinder Company 800-526-7968 Phone: 586-775-7211 Web:

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Marine Duty Electric Clutches

Electric Clutches for Pumps

Ogura electromagnetic clutches provide a quick and easy engagement of a hydraulic pump, winch drives or other marine components. Available torque range is 100 pound feet to 1500 pound feet with single-face friction designs. Multiple disk units can generate torques over 8,000 pound feet. Large bearings, e-coating and a single piece bi-directional spring provide durability in harsh environments.

Ogura produces a wide variety of electric clutches for mobile applications. These clutches provide simple on/off operation for a variety of pumps. Remotely engaging the pump through the clutch reduces drag on engine start-up, increases pump-life and allows multiple pumps to be used off one engine. Various belt types as well as pump shafts can be accommodated.

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“AA” FLANGE, 1DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “A” FLANGE, 2DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “B” FLANGE 3DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS 2DG and 1DG double pumps available from Houston stock. 3DG series based on factory lead time. Honor Gear Pumps Corp. of Taiwan, with U.S. warehouse in Houston, is pleased to announce local availability of double pumps in “AA” flange and “A” flange. The “B” flange doubles are available subject to factory lead times. OEM inquiries through distribution are welcome. In addition to doubles, all single pumps are kept in stock in Houston, in the 4F17, “AA”, “A”, and “B” flange models. Aluminum body with cast iron flanges and rear covers are standard. Standard stock displacements in the 3GB series pump are 2.31, 2.68, 3.17, and 3.66 All other displacements are available subject to factory lead times.


Lodar now offers a one function wireless option. Turn the power ON/OFF to generators, water pumps, lights or anything that needs to be switched from a distance. The Lodar one function saves you from running expensive wiring and comes with the 5 year pro-rated warranty. Contact Wade at 888-685-6327 or email him at for more information.

Stainless Steel Window Flow Sights Window flow sights are primarily used in low pressure oil lines to allow visual observation of liquid flow, clarity, and condition. Stainless steel is known for its non-corrosive and non-magnetic properties. Oil-Rite 303 stainless steel flow sights can be installed in any direction. An optional ball enhances flow visibility.


Honor Gear Pumps Corp. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Honor Pumps U.S.A. 1601 W. 25th St. • Houston, TX 77008 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 • Email: Web:

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D03, D05, D07, D08, D10 VALVES & CIRCUIT STACK MODULARS Power Valve U.S.A. represents, as factory warehouse and sales office, a Taiwan manufacturer of D03, D05, D07, D08, and D10 valves, and modular circuit stack valves. With inventory in the Houston warehouse, all products are competitively priced, and machine tool quality. In fact the parent company, Tai Huei Oil Industry Co., Ltd. has been selling valves for over 25 years to the machine tool industry in Taiwan. All standard AC and DC voltages are available, and all standard spool configurations are in stock. Special spools are available. Pressures to 5000psi and flows from 16GPM (D03) to 211GPM (D10) are standard. With inventory on the shelf and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry. Power Valve U.S.A. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Contact the company at 1-888-862-1064 or e-mail to View basic specifications at


SVQH Series pump SVQH Series fixed displacement single and double vane pumps employ a new rotor design that enhances pressure capability and efficiency over the 20th design SVQ pumps. SVQH cartridge kits are interchangeable with those of SVQ series. In order to accommodate high pressure requirements, the SVQH pump housing is upgraded to ductile iron. OUR PC-S28VQH CART KIT IS DESIGNED FOR 924F/938G WHEEL LOADER REPAIR SERVICE. We are professional after market Vickers Vane Pump Engineering, Manufacturing and distributing company!

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MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. now stocks SAE, JIS, DIN, and ISO flanges and couplings with metric ports. METRIC TUBE & PIPE sizes in socket weld and butt weld are also available. Many can ship directly from stock. If not part of our 7000+ in-stock products, MAIN can manufacture and ship quickly- (4-5 days) is common from our US facility. MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Phone: (800) 521.7918 E-mail:

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Corrosive resistant properties make stainless steel gages suitable to a variety of applications. Oil-Rite offers 304 and 316 stainless steel liquid level gages in sizes from 3” to 60”. A red line on a white background enhances liquid level visibility. Available with adapters and thermometer. Made in the USA. Oil-Rite Corporation (920) 682-6173


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MODULAR CONNECTORS Inserta® Code 61 and Code 62 4-Bolt Modular Connectors can be customized with optional outlets in order to add flexibility to piping systems. Reduced size flange patterns can be provided on side outlets. Threaded SAE O-ring and NPTF pipe ports are also available on these steel modules. Gauge and test ports can be provided on any custom or standard modular connector.

HyDraw CAD600 Released New: Interface to ERP data, Assign Pipe/Tube Properties, ISO Compliant Solenoid Information and Solenoid Actuation Chart, Auto Update Properties of Components in Drawing, Display Formatted Multi-Property Labels, Specify Port Operating Parameters and Display of Dual Port Names. Enhanced: Custom Parts List Template in Excel, External Ports with Through Bolt Holes and O-ring, Display Formats, Assign Properties to multiple components, Export to MDTools - Linked CAD data, and Submit designs to Vest, inc. Visit

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Stop rust on steel pipes, tubes, and fittings today with World Wide Metric’s PCS Tape. This type of maintenance free tape can be applied on new or corroded surfaces requiring minimal surface preparation. Our PCS Tape selection includes 4 different size options from 50mm - 200mm that repels against water, salt, alkalis, and acids in a multitude of applications. 

Direct Acting Electric available: Youli directional control valves, rated to 4600psi, monoblock or sectional styles, are now available from stock in Houston, with electric direct acting solenoids on the MB-4 series, rated to 10GPM. Pneumatic operators are also available on all Youli valves, and also kept in stock. Youli quality is based on 25 years of industrial hydraulic valve manufacturing for the machine tool business in Taiwan. A quality product line with a major commitment to inventory in Houston, Texas, and offered at competitive prices, is growing our reputation. Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Contact the company at 1-888-330-8041 or email to View basic specifications at

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The 11 trade fairs staged under the umbrella of Hannover Messe 2013, held from April 8-12, 2013, featured the keynote theme of “Integrated Industry.” The 6,550 exhibitors, highlighting a multitude of innovative products and technology solutions, provided a vivid showcase for this theme. The show’s five core topics: Industrial Automation and IT, Energy and Environmental Technology, Fluid Power and Power Transmission, Industrial Subcontracting, Manufacturing Technology, and Services and R&D, opened up new prospects for expert dialogue across all aspects of Industry 4.0. Below are some highlights of the event. Industrial Automation The process technology exhibition area provided comprehensive coverage of topics like pressure, filling level, and temperature measurement, as well as transmission and control engineering, along with a rich program of presentation and discussion forums. The Efficiency Arena offered lectures and debates on all aspects of energy efficiency in industrial processes. Motion, Drive & Automation (MDA) The exhibitors at MDA focused on efficient and sustainable intelligent integrated system solutions. All the market leaders in the sector were at MDA, with displays including roller bearings, gears, clutches, hydraulic cylinders and subassemblies, filters, valves, sealing systems, oil supply systems, and power electronics. Key topics of the forum were drive technology for wind energy plants, sealing systems, condition monitoring systems, along with sustainability, energy efficiency, and lightweight construction.

Hannover Messe Trade Fairs Highlight Industrial Integration in Crucible of Fourth Industrial Revolution Keynote Theme “Integrated Industry” at Core of Forums, Thematic Clusters, and Competence Centers

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Energy Exhibits covered the entire energy supply chain, from generation, grid supply, transmission, distribution, and storage, to the latest IT and market mechanisms for smart grids. The focus was on potential savings and efficiency gains from decentralized energy supply solutions. The Renewable Energy Forum featured presentations on wind and bio energy, photovoltaic systems, and solar and geothermal energy.

Wind Wind power is seen as the driving force among the various renewable energy options. The leading manufacturers, subcontractors, logistics specialists, and service providers were on hand to present their new concept designs and technologies for onshore and offshore solutions. Higher towers, larger nacelles, longer rotor vanes, and more powerful transmission systems are making wind energy plants more powerful. Optimized plants for low-wind locations also have a part to play in making efficient use of wind energy. MobiliTec As the flagship tradeshow for electric drive technologies, mobile energy storage, and alternative mobility technologies, this event provided a comprehensive overview of electric mobility solutions. The eMotive pavilion included cuttingedge electric mobility displays. The MobiliTec user forum included discussion and debate on the latest research findings and trends in energy storage technologies and powertrain electrification. Visitors were also able to test-drive the latest electric vehicles on the extended circuit on the open-air site at the exhibition center.

ComVac Market leaders displayed compressed air and vacuum technology products and solutions— from generation and treatment to distribution and practical applications in systems and machines. The focus was on solutions that consume significantly less electric power and are more maintenance friendly, with lower noise emissions, adding up to clear efficiency gains in production operations. Other sector themes included after-sales segments like maintenance, repair, and service contracts, and consulting and analysis. This included the simulation of compressed air requirements, leakage checks, and audits and evaluation of compressed air systems and finance options. Industrial Supply The Industrial Supply exhibitors displayed applications and solutions-oriented products and technologies for functions like solid and sheet metal forming, machined components, systems and subassemblies, casting products, latches and locking systems, operating controls, fastening techniques and joining, and adhesive bonding technology. Lightweight construction topics were a special highlight.


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IndustrialGreenTec Exhibitor displays covered environmental technologies focused primarily on the needs and issues facing SMEs from Germany and abroad. International trade visitors learned from pioneers of sustainable production processes. Special attention was given to best-practice examples in terms of resource efficiency and the conservation of natural resources. Research and Technology Technology transfer and partnerships between research and industry were in the spotlight. Exhibiting institutes, universities, and companies had dialogue with industry and political representatives on the new technologies and improvements that will be needed to successfully address the challenges facing industry.

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Energy-Efficient Hydraulics:

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t is obvious what we want to achieve with variable speed pumps: to save energy and reduce noise and possibly increase the power density of hydraulics. To explain only how to put the electro-hydraulic package together does not provide enough insight. The total hydraulic system functionality needs to be looked upon in the light of competing technologies.


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In industrial applications, hydraulic pumps are usually driven with electric motors so the conversion to variable speed drives is more of an upgrade than a major modification. In mobile systems, hydraulic pumps are most often driven by internal combustion engines. It is more complicated to use variable frequency drives on mobile equipment because the electricity to drive a variable speed motor needs to be supplied by a generator or a fuel cell and then stored in batteries. While converting from the DC supply to AC for the motor is not technically difficult, adding the power supply would likely lead to a complete vehicle redesign. Nevertheless, it is worth looking at the paradigm shift of introducing variable frequency drives to electrically-generated rotary and linear motion. Hydraulics is only one of several methods of power transfer. The socalled “electro-hydraulic actuator� may be an interesting solution in some special applications, but not a viable general solution in multiple motion applications. There is additional cost for converting electric power into hydraulic pressure and flow. If this conversion occurs for each of multiple actuators, it will not be cost effective. The conversion should be done in a central power unit and the cost spread over the multiple actuators. The electric drive should not be seen as competition but as a partner, bringing technological progress and making hydraulics more competitive. Electric drives have made great progress in eliminating gear boxes and converting huge forces into linear motion. There are many examples of full-electric presses that were, in the past, the exclusive domain of hydraulics. There are different types of electric motors on the market including the induction motor, the permanent magnet motor, and the reluctance motor, each of which needs to be well understood by the hydrau-

lic engineer putting the electrohydraulic pump package together. In hydraulic linear motion, the asymmetry of a single rod cylinder can be compensated with modern integrated regenerative valves. This needs to be considered to minimize the flow demand from the pump before laying out the electric drive and hydraulic pump package. The beauty of a three-phase electric grid is the way it generates the rotating field of an electric motor. It only needs the determination of the number of poles in the motor to set the speed. If we insert a frequency inverter and make the speed variable within the lower and upper capabilities of the motor, we only need to choose the motor with the most suitable RPM range to drive our hydraulic pump. Typically the four-pole induction motor or the permanent magnet motor would be the preferred choice. The motor cooling needs special consideration because it may be required to drive a hydraulic pump at speeds ranging from very low to very high. There are a variety of designs for cooling the electric motor that include heat dissipation through the housing surface, a cooling fan rotating with the motor, a separate cooling fan, and even fluid cooling of the housing. The most common for induction motors is the fan running with motor speed. This solution may be inadequate when running at full torque and low speed and so the cooling needs of the motor will need careful consideration. There are a variety of hydraulic pumps on the market including gear, vane, and piston pumps. Their speed range under full pressure varies a lot with their frame size. Generally a smaller pump goes to higher maximum speed and creates less noise. The minimum speed depends more on the pumping principle than on the frame size. A hydraulic pump is lubricated by the

About the Author: Dr.-Ing. Gerd Scheffel joined Towler Hydraulics Germany as chief development engineer for industrial valves and was involved in defining the international standards for slip-in cartridges. Following the acquisition of Towler, he joined Parker Hannifin as engineering manager for industrial valves in Europe. After running a mobile valve unit as operations manager, he became managing director of the Hydraulic Controls

Division Europe, a division producing pumps, motors, valves, manifolds, power units, and electronics. He managed the division for 23 years. Since the beginning of 2012, he has worked as engineering manager of the Hydraulics Group Europe for Industrial Applications. Contact him at

hydraulic fluid. Most pumps need to rotate for proper lubrication and cannot stand still under pressure. The marriage of the hydraulic pump and the electric motor starts with the selection of the pump and the desired speed for achieving the flow. The torque to turn the pump and thus the motor size depends only on the chosen pump displacement and the pressure. The required drive power is the torque multiplied by the RPM. Higher RPM results in higher power density of the motor and of the pump. Motors with variable frequency drives as pump prime movers were introduced into the market with the internal gear pump. Small displacement pumps with low inertia can run with flow and pressure control from the motor. High-precision gear pumps that have a single pumping chamber, require strong bearings to keep the gear position within tight tolerances. The typical vane pump with its two balanced pumping chambers and interchangeable cartridge without bearings offers new opportunities. The cartridge can be integrated in a motor with an extended shaft and allows for an extremely compact package. Vane pumps are also available as double or triple pumps in a common housing and can work as a simple switchable pump combination in order to choose the smallest possible motor for the application. A variable piston pump needs either to stroke in reverse flow direction to decompress, or alternatively, a pressure-compensated pump is

used with a small relief, piloted by the pump controller. A combination of a fixed vane pump with its low losses at low pressure and a variable piston pump with its high efficiency at high pressure is very often the most energy-saving solution. When putting together the electro-hydraulic package, consisting of drive, motor, and pump, all the inefficiencies get added up, and the target is to minimize. Good results cannot be achieved in a trial-anderror approach. An intelligent software tool is needed that has stored all the individual component efficiencies in relation to their parameters. At first the flow and pressure demand vs. time is entered into the so-called DriveCreater tool. A pump or pump combination is selected. The motor temperature is calculated at the given machine cycle in continuous-operating mode. The chosen motor requires a current, and hence a suitable drive is selected. Different solutions can be compared with regard to their consumed energy. A solution with inverter can be compared against running the motor straight from the grid. How much energy is saved in a specific application depends entirely on the machine cycle. For the startup of the drive, a setup tool is helpful to reduce the amount of programming work. The motor data can be entered from the nameplate, and a preconfigured operating mode, e.g. accumulator charging, p/Q control, or other can be chosen.

See page 11 for information on the upcoming 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference.

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations I

ndividuals wishing to take any IFPS written certification tests are able to select from approximately 325 convenient locations across the United States and Canada. The IFPS is able to offer these locations through its affiliation with The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) provided by National College Testing Association (NCTA).  

To register for an IFPS written certification test: 1. Fill out an IFPS certification test application including your desired location by visiting 2.  Submit your application with payment to IFPS headquarters. 3.  Upon receipt of your application, you will be e-mailed instructions. Testing dates for any locations listed below are as follows: july 2013 Tuesday, 7/2 Thursday, 7/18

august 2013 Tuesday, 8/6 Thursday, 8/15

september 2013 Tuesday, 9/3 Thursday, 9/19

october 2013 Tuesday, 10/1 Thursday, 10/17

november 2013 Tuesday, 11/5 Thursday, 11/21

december 2013 Tuesday, 12/3 Thursday, 12/19

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calendar of events

20 Electro-Pneumatics Noblesville, IN SMC Technical Training Tel: 800-762-7621 training

22 Troubleshooting Pneumatics Noblesville, IN SMC Technical Training Tel: 800-762-7621 training

22 Webinar: “Compressor Lubrication and the NEED for Coalescing Filters” Presented by Clayton Fryer, CFPAI, Consultant 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (eastern) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005 www.ifps.og






Accredited Instructor Training Workshop Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

Connector and Conductor (CC) Job Performance Training Workshop Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (IHM) Review with Job Performance Test Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

Basic Pneumatics Noblesville, IN SMC Technical Training Tel: 800-762-7621 training

3-day IFPS Pneumatic Specialist Review with Test Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225



3-day or 5-day Level 2 Mobile Hydraulics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

Electronic Controls for Hydraulic Systems Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407

5-9 Industrial Basics Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809

7 Job Performance Training Workshop Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005




Industrial Hydraulics Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809

Connector and Conductor (CC) Review with Job Performance Test Rockledge, FL PIRTEK USA Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

12-16 Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407 |

19-23 Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407

27-29 Cartridge Valves Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809

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Advertiser index Company Page Circle Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.... 17........441 ALA Industries Ltd................................ 20........445 Alloys and Components....................... 39........457 Ametek Automation and Process Technologies... ............................................................... 28........450 Clippard Instrument Lab Inc.............. CIV........458 Clippard Instrument Lab Inc................ 22........488 Continental Hydraulics........................CIII........460 Delta ^Q Ltd.......................................... 25........446 Delta ^Q Ltd.......................................... 34........472 Dynamic Fluid Components................ 20........444 Exsenco LLC.......................................... 29........452 Exsenco LLC.......................................... 32........461 Flange Lock............................................ 39........456 Flange Lock............................................ 34........471 Flaretite Inc............................................ 19........443 Flaretite Inc............................................ 32........465 Flow Ezy Filters Inc............................... 15........438 Fluid Power Inc..................................... 32........464 Fluid Power Systems Conference 2013................. ............................................................... 11........433 Fluid Press............................................. 32........463 Fluidyne Fluid Power...........................6-7........432 Fluidyne Fluid Power............................ 33........469 Fluidyne Fluid Power............................ 22........489 Gefran ISA Inc....................................... 33........467 Haskel International.............................. 22........490 Heinrichs USA LLC................................ 26........448 Hercules Sealing Products................... 22........491 Honor Pumps U.S.A............................. 29........451 Honor Pumps U.S.A............................. 35........476 Hydac International.............................. 27........449 Hydac International.............................. 22........492 Hydraulex Global.................................. 13........436 Hydraulics International Inc................. 25........447 Hydraulics International Inc................. 23........493 IFPE 2014................................................. 3........430 Inserta Products.................................... 36........485 La-Man Corp.......................................... 23........494


Company Page Circle Lehigh Fluid Power Inc......................... 16........440 Lodar...................................................... 17........442 Lodar...................................................... 35........477 Main Manufacturing Products............. 31........453 Main Manufacturing Products............. 36........481 Main Manufacturing Products............. 23........495 Metaris Corp.......................................... 32........462 Ogura Industrial Corp........................... 34........474 Ogura Industrial Corp........................... 34........475 Oil-Rite Corp.......................................... 35........478 Oil-Rite Corp.......................................... 36........483 Oil-Rite Corp.......................................... 23........496 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc.................. 37........455 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc.................. 34........473 Power Valve U.S.A................................ 19........434 Power Valve U.S.A................................ 35........479 PVS Sensors Inc.................................... 33........468 Scenery Hydraulic Inc........................... 31........454 Scenery Hydraulic Inc........................... 35........480 Schroeder Industries LLC..................... 23........497 Sunfab................................................... 12........435 Super Swivels....................................... 23........498 Thermal Transfer Products................... 36........482 TR Engineering Inc.............................. 15........437 Ultra Clean............................................. 33........466 Ultra Clean............................................. 24........499 VEST Inc................................................. 5........431 VEST Inc............................................... 36........484 World Wide Metric Inc.......................... 37........486 World Wide Metric Inc.......................... 24........500 Yates Industries Inc................................. 1........429 Yates Industries Inc............................... 33........470 Yates Industries Inc............................... 24........501 Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co. LTD....... 16........439 Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co. LTD....... 37........487 Young Powertech, Inc...........................CII........459 Young Powertech, Inc........................... 24........502 Zinga Industries.................................... 24........503 Ad • Literature Review • Product Spotlight


CORPORATION 2560 Coyote Dr., Dr., Suite Suite 108 Tucson, AZ 85745 2560 N.N.Coyote 108q Tucson, AZ 85745 (520)792-4973 q (520)792-9217 FAX (520)792-4973  (520)792-9217 FAX

COME JOIN THE LEADING FLUID POWER DISTRIBUTOR IN THE SOUTHEAST! HSC is a premier company specializing in hydraulics distribution throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America. Serving our customers for 65 years, HSC has been and continues be an innovator in the industry and is looking for a motivated, energetic, and customer oriented Outside Sales Rep for our Savannah, GA territory. The ideal candidate will possess extensive selling experience in fluid power systems and components. Candidate must have proven territory knowledge. 3-5 years selling experience preferably in industrial or commercial products; BA/BS in Industrial, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related field.

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Cylinder Fabrication & Repair Full Hydraulic Shop Regional Sales Manager Capabilities

MAIN Mfg. Products, Inc. 800.521.7918 fax 810.953.1385 Zinga Industries is seeking an experienced mobile hydraulic outside Regional Sales Manager for Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and upper Michigan. The candidate will be responsible for MOBILE OEM and Distribution accounts in the territory. 70% travel required. Expenses, car allowance, and available health insurance. The position is salaried plus bonus. Resumes from experienced candidates can be emailed to JBurke@Zinga.Com.

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Fluid Power Executive Recruiters As veteran recruiters who focus in the Fluid Power Industry, we need outstanding professionals to fill opportunities in: -Engineering -Design -Manufacturing -Sales -Marketing

COME JOIN THE LEADING FLUID POWER DISTRIBUTOR IN THE SOUTHEAST! HSC has a proven 65 year track record at the forefront of the hydraulics & pneumatics distribution business. In order to expand our service footprint in the industry we are expanding our Pneumatic Division. We are seeking an energetic, motivated individual who is customer service oriented for our Outside Sales Rep position in the Atlanta, GA territory. The ideal candidate will possess extensive selling experience in fluid power systems and components. Candidate must have proven territory knowledge. 3-5 years selling experience preferably in industrial or commercial products; BA/BS in Industrial, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Contact: Eric C. Bergsman, Sales/Marketing Dave Sevel, Engineering William Radke, Manufacturing/Operations Marvel Consultants, Inc. 28601 Chagrin Blvd., #210, Cleveland, Ohio 44122 Tel: 216-292-2855, Fax: 216-292-7207

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“After 25 years in the fluid power industry, I chose PIRTEK because I recognized it as a franchise system built upon a strong foundation with a vision for growth.” -Steve Goulette, Owner PIRTEK Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL


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TECHNICAL SALES POSITION Work with a long standing manufacturer of hydraulic pumps and motors in an organization that allows you the freedom to develop and grow a new customer base. This position will require travel throughout North America. Previous experience and mechanical aptitude required. Fluid Power technical degree and IFPS certification are a plus. If you have excellent people skills and are customer service oriented this could be the position for you. This position provides a competitive salary and benefit package based on previous experience. If interested in this position, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

A full-time Technical Editor/ Certification Project Manager is needed to coordinate all technical aspects of our certification program out of our Cherry Hills, N.J. headquarters office. Some travel is required for this position. See page 15 for full description and requirements. Send resume to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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Whether you need a complete power unit system, replacement valves or a combination of components for a unique application, Continental Hydraulics is your hydraulics solutions heavyweight. Our extensive line of interchangeable hydraulics allows you to configure the right solution for maximum control and durable performance. The solutions you need, where you need them: • Pinpoint control - offering over 1,000 ways to control flow and pressure • Seven valve sizes - ranging from D03 to D10 • Pumping options - featuring PVR, PVX and Piston pumps • Digital closed-loop technology - for faster, more accurate performance • US and Global delivery - nationwide shipping and availability in 69 countries For heavyweight hydraulics that cover the gamut and go the distance, put Continental Hydraulics in your corner.

952. 895. 6400 | Circle 460

Providing custom products and value-added assemblies based on the most successful miniature pneumatic line in the world! Wire leads to be 7” + 1/8” with crimped terminal 10258333-2

“Cleaned for Oxygen Service” internal components Stainless Steel coil housing

5-volt coil less than 0.5 watt

Brass base (no plating needed)

FKM seals

Mounting holes

1/2” max

Toggle-operated manual by-pass valve in base

Integrated needle valve for precise flow control


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Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. Cincinnati, OH


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Fluid Power Journal July/August 2013

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Fluid Power Journal July/August 2013