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I started at NFPA in July 1984 and worked for about a year and a half writing for and editing the NFPA Reporter and other NFPA publications. Part of my job was translating French ISO documents into English for NFPA’s technical department; this was my first experience with international standards work. In December 1985, Jim Morgan, who was president of NFPA at the time, gave me the opportunity to work full time on international standards, and it turned out to be a great fit for my skill set because I have done this work for the last 28½ years. ‰ WHAT ARE SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF YOUR CAREER, AND WHAT DID THEY TEACH YOU?

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Industrial Hydraulics Mechanic (IHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Review and testing offered through NTT Training Centennial, CO Review: September 22-24, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: September 25, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 13-15, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 16, 2014 Industrial Hydraulic Technician (IHT) Review and Testing Review and testing offered through NTT Training Centennial, CO Review: September 22-24, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: September 25, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 13-15, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 16, 2014 Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC Industrial Training October 2014 classes available.

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: August 11-13, 2014 Written test: August 14, 2014 Review and testing offered through Eaton Corp. September 9-12, 2014 / Eden Prairie, MN Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training Fairfield, OH Review: October 20-22, 2014 / written test: October 22, 2014 (1 p.m.) Pneumatic Specialist (PS) Certification Review Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. October 2014 classes available.

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IFPS Newly Certified Professionals Mark Allen, S, PS Parker/TAIYO America, Inc. Jorge Arambula, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Kameron Arnett, MHM Terex Services - North America Sean Baker, HS Joshua Banaszak, HS Central Hydraulics Inc. Michael Baumann, CC Bardex Corporation Anthony Baxter, IHM The Boeing Company Jeffery Benson, HS Thomas Berndsen, IHT The Paquin Co. Sean Betten, HS Ty Bowen, S, HS, PS Phillip Boyd, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Christopher Brouwers, MHM Truckee Donner Public Utility Dist Brennon Burkhart, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Andrew Green, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Matthew Davis, S, PS Parker Hannifin

Connor Grytdahl, HS

David Dixon, MHM Georgia Power

Cody Campbell, PS TRD Manufacturing, Inc.

Kyle Egan, S, HS MTS Systems Corp.

Kevin Capps, MHM Gulf Power Company

Michael Evenstad, S, HS Legacy Gymnastics

Jesse Carter, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Derrik Casey, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Brandon Gustafson, E Eaton Corporation Keegan Hanie, MHM Georgia Power Wade Harrington, HS

Aaron Fox, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Bradford Hassell, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Devon Fox Storm, HS

Tommy Hayhurst, MHM J.H. Fletcher Company

Nick Freeman, S, HS, PS

William Chamberlain, MHM Georgia Power Company

John Frey, IHM The Paquin Company

Michael Hill, IHM The Boeing Company

Cody Garner, S, HS

Kyle Conrady, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Simon Gaston, HS

Barton Hoisington, HS Open Loop Energy, Inc.

Jason Constantino, HS Madeline Cox, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Michael Brenner, IHM The Paquin Company

Joseph Crape, HS All Tech Hydraulic Services Thomas Creanza, MHM

Jacob Linton, MHM David Lloyd, HS RHM Fluid Power, Inc.

Randall Moczygemba, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Justin Longacre, HS

Adam Moehlau, HS

Tierney Luszczynski, S, PS Parker Hannifin

Aristides Molina, MHM Georgia Power Company

Burton Mack, CC Pirtek Power Inn

Jose MondragonGomez, HS HAWE Hydraulics

Terry Madgwick, MM, MHM Challenger Institute of Technology Estreberto Marin, S, PS Parker Hannifin

Rylan Monroe, MHM Motion Industries Michael Monsour, S, HS Dalton Moore, S, HS

Garrett McCarthy, S, PS Parker Hannifin

Jason Murdock, S, HS

Dennis Klaus, PS TRD Manufacturing, Inc.

Mathew McConkey, HS SunSource

Joshua Krest, HS

Lynn McCroskey, IHM

Colin Glynn, S, HS

Graeme Gordon, HS Warrior Manufacturing

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Dustin McPherson, MHM Georgia Power Company

Kevin Mowry, MHM Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

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Anthony Rosati, HS

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Christopher Nunez, CC Pirtek SFO Michael Obratil, IHM The Paquin Co. Ken Ogren, IHM The Boeing Company Matthew Olson, PS TRD Manufacturing, Inc. Brendan O’Shaughnessy, S, PS Parker Hannifin Chris Pankey, S, PS Total Hose, Inc, Peter Patras, S, PS Parker Hannifin Reggie Patterson, MHM Georgia Power Co. Joseph Pauley, MHM Appalachian Power Co. Tucker Percival, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

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Brian Richardson, CC Pirtek Power Inn

Brian Wheeler, IHM The Boeing Company

Kelly Williamson, MHM J.H. Fletcher Company

Garrett Wosmek, S, HS Douglas Corporation

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Chris Peterson, MHM Gulf Power Company

Ismail Polat, S, HS Airline Hydraulics Corp.

Jacob Weiand, HS

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Jason Platz, HS Donaldson Company, Inc.

Donald Walker, MHM J. H. Fletcher & Co.

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations


ndividuals wishing to take any IFPS written certification tests are able to select from 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:

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Tuesday, 6/3 Thursday, 6/19

Tuesday, 7/1 Thursday, 7/17

Tuesday, 8/5 Thursday, 8/21

Tuesday, 9/2 Thursday, 9/18

Tuesday, 10/7 Thursday, 10/16

Tuesday, 11/4 Thursday, 11/20

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ALASKA Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK ALABAMA Auburn University, AL Birmingham, AL Decatur, AL Huntsville, AL Jacksonville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Normal, AL Tuscaloossa, AL ARKANSAS Bentonville, AR Hot Springs, AR Little Rock, AR ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ Tempe, AZ Thatcher, AZ Tucson, AZ Yuma, AZ


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DELAWARE Dover, DE Georgetown, DE Newark, DE FLORIDA Avon Park, FL Boca Raton, FL Cocoa, FL Davie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Fort Pierce, FL Ft. Myers, FL Gainesville, FL Jacksonville, FL Lakeland, FL Miami Gardens, FL New Port Richey, FL Orlando, FL Panama City, FL Pembroke Pines, FL Pensacola, FL Plant City, FL Rockledge, FL Sanford, FL St. Petersburg, FL Tampa, FL Winter Haven, FL GEORGIA Albany, GA Athens, GA Atlanta, GA Carrollton, GA


Columbus, GA Dahlonega, GA Dunwoody, GA Lawrenceville, GA Morrow, GA Oakwood, GA Statesboro, GA Tifton, GA Valdosta, GA

DeKalb, IL Edwardsville, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Joliet, IL Malta, IL Normal, IL Peoria, IL Springfield, IL Sugar Grove, IL


INDIANA Bloomington, IN Columbus, IN Evansville, IN Fort Wayne, IN Gary, IN Indianapolis, IN Kokomo, IN Lafayette, IN Lawrenceburg, IN Madison, IN Muncie, IN New Albany, IN Richmond, IN Sellersburg, IN South Bend, IN Terre Haute, IN

IOWA Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa City, IA Ottumwa, IA Sioux City, IA Waterloo, IA IDAHO Boise, ID Coeur d ‘Alene, ID Idaho Falls, ID Lewiston, ID Moscow, ID Nampa, ID Rexburg, ID Twin Falls, ID ILLINOIS Carbondale, IL Carterville, IL Champaign, IL Crystal Lake, IL Decatur, IL

KANSAS Lawrence, KS Manhattan, KS Overland Park, KS Wichita, KS KENTUCKY Bowling Green, KY

Covington, KY Louisville, KY Highland Heights, KY Morehead, KY LOUISIANA Bossier City, LA Lafayette, LA Monroe, LA Natchitoches, LA New Orleans, LA Thibodaux, LA MASSACHUSETTS Boston, MA Bridgewater, MA Danvers, MA Haverhill, MA Holyoke, MA MARYLAND Arnold, MD Baltimore, MD Bel Air, MD Bowie, MD Columbia, MD Frederick, MD Hagerstown, MD La Plata, MD Westminster, MD Wye Mills, MD MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI Big Rapids, MI

Dearborn, MI Dowagiac, MI East Lansing, MI Flint, MI Grand Rapids, MI Kalamazoo, MI Lansing, MI Livonia, MI Mount Pleasant, MI Sault Ste. Marie, MI Troy, MI University Center, MI Warren, MI MINNESOTA Mankato, MN Morris, MN MISSOURI Cape Girardeau, MO Columbia, MO Cottleville, MO Joplin, MO Kansas City, MO Kirksville, MO Poplar Bluff, MO Rolla, MO Sedalia, MO Springfield, MO St. Joseph, MO St. Louis, MO Warrensburg, MO MISSISSIPPI Goodman, MS

Mississippi State, MS Raymond, MS University, MS MONTANA Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT NORTH CAROLINA Apex, NC Asheville, NC Boone, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Jamestown, NC Misenheimer, NC Mount Olive, NC Mt. Olive, NC Pembroke, NC Raleigh, NC Wilmington, NC NORTH DAKOTA Bismark, ND Fargo, ND

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ndustry experts, decision-makers, and practitioners from around the world recently gathered for Noria Corporation’s 15th annual Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition held April 22-24, 2014, in San Antonio, Tex. The premier event for lubrication, oil analysis, and reliability professionals attracted approximately 1,000 people, including attendees from 42 U.S. states and 27 countries. Nearly 90 learning sessions on a variety of topics were available for attendees to choose from, with case studies on how Domtar achieved a world-class lube room, how W.R. Grace improved equipment reliability through root cause failure analysis, how Saudi Aramco overcame problems and challenges with lube oil condition monitoring, and how Sinclair developed a lubrication program and achieved a change in culture. “The learning sessions offered very good information,” said Tony Dunsky of ACH Foods. “There was a lot to take home. We can evaluate our systems from this information very easily and see our strengths and weaknesses. This will provide a path to improve our operation.” The exhibition hall featured more than 100 industry-leading companies and organizations showcasing a broad range of products and services. Many innovative products were also unveiled, including new offerings from Luneta, Air Sentry, Esco, Intertek, SKF, Turner Industries, and NanoMech. “I loved the format of learning sessions mixed with exhibit hall time,” noted NV Energy’s Kasey Davis. “I found several products and vendors on the exhibit hall floor that I never knew existed. It is a great place to learn firsthand who the leaders in the industry are.” Providing an ideal stage for learning, analyzing, comparing, networking, and benchmarking, this year’s event saw an increase in the number of organizations sending groups of employees for the valuable training presented. Group attendance helps assure that everyone is on the same page and exposed to the same training and product information while also offering an opportunity for offsite teambuilding and camaraderie. Among the companies with multiple representatives in attendance were Boeing, DuPont, Holcim, Michelin, MillerCoors, Nissan, and International Paper. In the opening general session, Noria’s CEO Jim Fitch gave an update on the state of the industry. The International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s Suzy Jamieson then presented the John R. Battle Award for lubrication excellence to the Sinclair Wyoming Refinery.



The keynote address was delivered by Jim Morris, whose meteoric rise from 35-year-old high school teacher to major-league baseball pitcher in three short months was the inspiration for Disney’s blockbuster film “The Rookie.” Morris spoke about the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Before the event, half-day pre-conference workshops were presented on managing the implementation stage of a world-class lubrication program, interpreting oil analysis reports, and the fundamentals for designing and procuring equipment to increase reliability. “I attended the pre-conference workshop on managing the implementation stage of a world-class lubrication program with Noria’s Alejandro Meza,” said Craig Pederson of Land O’Lakes. “He is very knowledgeable, and his presentation was great. I took quite a few notes. What I gathered from it will be very useful.” The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) offered onsite testing for those looking to earn certifications during the conference. The social highlights of the week were the end-of-day receptions, which gave attendees the opportunity to network with their peers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and local-flavor entertainment. “This is a great place to come as far as networking, getting to know people, and getting revitalized to go back to your job,” remarked Holcim’s Larry Blevins. “I have a fairly new program, so it is nice to come and talk to some people who have gone through the same thing and maybe made

some mistakes I’m making. It’s always nice to hear someone tell you that this is a mistake before you are about to do something.” The event came to a close with two random drawings for show-prize giveaways. All registered attendees who visited each of the sponsoring exhibitors’ booths were eligible to win two Craftsman extreme garage tool sets, including workbenches, premium heavy-duty tool chests, rolling cabinets, and lots of extras. The lucky winners were Richard Salazar of Southwest Research Institute and Brad Little of Greenheck Fan Corp. “I thought I was dreaming,” Salazar said of hearing his name called. “I said, ‘Wow, that’s me.’ I don’t win very often. I haven’t won anything in like 15 years, so I was surprised.” Little was also stunned to hear his name announced. After he had driven nearly 26 hours from California to San Antonio to attend the conference, winning the show-prize giveaway helped make the journey well worth his time and effort. “This has been a fantastic experience,” Little added. “I’ve learned a lot and met a lot of people here. It was great to meet management professionals, engineers, and mechanics all on the same road to excellence.” reparations are already underway for next year’s Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for April 21-23, 2015, at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. For full conference proceedings, visit STORE.NORIA.COM.

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New Faces in Fluid Power I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and According to a recent presentation I saw given by the chair Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid powof the CCEFP’s Student Leadership Council, Mark credits the er research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and frequent presentation requirements of his research work within the CCEFP with preparing him well for the communication undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better eduand presentation demands of industry. Working as a graduate cated workforce for the fluid power industry. student on fluid power-focused research projects, Mark had The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the number plenty of interaction with industry advisors who helped him of fluid power-focused advanced degrees awarded in the develop greater insight into the challenges facing industry and BY ERIC LANKE, United States, with almost half of its graduates going on to the structured solution processes used to tackle them. CEO, NFPA work in the fluid power industry. Mark is just one of the many new faces in the fluid power industry who are better able to hit the ground running One of those graduates is Mark Elton, a former PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and now a senior develop- because of their research and education experience within the CCEFP. Want to learn more? Visit ment engineer at HUSCO International.

Monkeys Fly at Georgia Tech, Thanks to Pneumatics

Fluid Power MOOC to Debut at University of Minnesota BY MIKE GUST, CCEFP INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER

Have you ever heard of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)? This is a recent trend in academia whereby courses are offered free online to interested students, which is an excellent means for reaching a high number of interested participants. In fact, some MOOCs have been taken by over a million students! Two CCEFP researchers, Professors James Van de Ven and William Durfee, will be offering such a course this fall titled “Fundamentals of Fluid Power.” This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of fluid power systems, circuits, and components. Students will learn the following: • The benefits and limitations of fluid power compared with other power transmission technologies • The function of common hydraulic components • How to formulate and analyze models of hydraulic components and circuits • How to design hydraulic circuits for specific system requirements The course will be delivered through short, focused video presentations that will include lectures, laboratory demonstrations, large system demonstrations, and interviews with industry experts. The target audience for the course includes entry-level engineers, seniorlevel undergraduate students, and entry-level graduate students. The six-week course will first be offered during Fall 2014. To learn more about the program, contact Alyssa Burger at 612-624-4991.



Students in the ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class at the Georgia Institute of Technology used pneumatic actuators and control valves to make monkeys fly during a design competition. The project was made possible by a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, and the use of pneumatics. The ME2110 course consists of various lab activities as well as the end-of-semester competition. Student teams are supplied with an air tank, actuators, control valves, tubing, and connectors. During the mechatronics portion of the course, students include these pneumatic components in the design and construction of their competition devices. During the process of designing and building their mechanisms, they receive a large amount of hands-on experience with the pneumatic components. The size of the ME2110 class has been steadily growing. In the fall 2013 semester, 268 students were enrolled in ME2110. The support provided by the NFPA Foundation has enabled Georgia Tech to expose a larger number of students to pneumatic systems, and introduce them to a variety of pneumatic components. To learn how your company can get involved with other Foundation initiatives, contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz at


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NFPA’s 2014 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference Join NFPA for the Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 11-13, 2014 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, Ill. This event offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone involved with the fluid power industry. This year’s conference will offer critical insight and opportunities in four major areas: Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. This year’s schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, and John Walker return with engaging presentations. NFPA also offers exciting new additions. Highlights include the following:

ECONOMICS • Global Economics from an ITR Perspective Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research • Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective John Walker, Oxford Economics • Geopolitical Analysis of Global Economics Peter Zeihan

MARKET FORECASTS • Fluid Power Industry Forecast Ryan Reed, Parker Hannifin Corp. • Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants • Construction Machinery Forecast Chuck Yengst, Yengst & Associates

• Agricultural Machinery Forecast Karen Ubelhart, Bloomberg Research • Heavy Truck Market Forecast Don Ake, FTR Associates • Industrial Markets Overview Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc. • Industrial Machinery Market Forecast Scott Hazelton, HIS Economics

TECHNOLOGY • Market Technology Trends— Construction Industry Chuck Yengst, Yengst & Associates • Market Technology Trends— Pharmaceutical Processing Industry—Donna Ritson, DDR Communications

NETWORKING • IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament at Chevy Chase Golf Course • IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club • Power of Association Reception and Dinner

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AUSTIN AMOS Motion Industries Austin Amos has been named senior vice president and group executive of the newly formed midwest sales group. He started his career with the company in 1989 and most recently served the St. Louis division as division manager since 2011.

RICHARD BURMESTER Motion Industries Richard Burmester has been named senior vice president and group executive for the realigned southwest sales group. He began his career with the company in 1976 and most recently served as division manager for the Nashville division.

DERYLE BLAKLEY Marmon/Keystone Deryle Blakley has been promoted to white metals product manager for the southeastern region at Marmon/Keystone. Based out of the Charlotte, N.C., branch, Mr. Blakley will focus on the stainless and aluminum pipe, tubing, and bar product lines. He joined the company in 1998 as an inside sales person.

GERMAN UZCATEGUI Trico Corp. German Uzcategui has been named a member of the company’s Business Development Team. He is responsible for leading international business development, opportunity creation, and global account management and coordination. Mr. Uzcategui has more than 13 years of international business development experience.

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COME JOIN THE LEADING FLUID POWER DISTRIBUTOR IN THE SOUTHEAST! Hydraulic Supply Company is the premier company specializing in Fluid Power distribution throughout the Southeast. We have been serving our customers since 1947 as a leading innovator in the industry. Due to our proven track record and forward looking strategy we are expanding again! Bring your sales talent and territory knowledge to the industry leader. We are looking for motivated, energetic, customer oriented Outside Sales Representatives for our new territories in:

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JIM WATTERS Vaccon Co. Jim Watters has been named midwest regional sales manager. Mr. Watters has promoted Vaccon products for over 20 years as a fluid power and controls salesman for Kiser Controls in Illinois. He holds a B.A. in marketing and a Masters in Manufacturing Systems Management.

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Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines –

17165-2 by Luis Moreiras, PE

Hydraulic hose and hose assemblies require careful selection, fabrication, installation, and maintenance to reduce the likelihood of component or system failure, thereby reducing the risk of personal injury or property damage. This article is a review of the application guidelines for hydraulic hose and hose assemblies listed in ISO/TS 17165-2, which was updated and published in April 2013. Hydraulic hoses, due to their pressure, temperature, and proximity to the operator, can cause severe personal injury and property damage. Some of the recommendations in ISO/TS 17165-2 can also apply to other hoses, such as industrial and automotive hoses. This part of ISO 17165 provides guidelines for selection, routing, fabrication, installation, replacement, maintenance, and storage of hose and hose assemblies for hydraulic fluid power systems, which are manufactured from hoses conforming to ISO 1436, ISO 3862, ISO 3949, ISO 4079, and ISO 11237, and hose fittings conforming to the six parts of ISO 12151. The main reason for this technical specification is to promote safety when using hydraulic hose assemblies. The list of potential conditions and situations that can lead to personal injury or property damage described in ISO/TS-17165-2 is not necessarily all-inclusive. Reasonable and feasible means shall be taken into consideration to reduce the risk of personal injury, property damage, or both. Training, including the information in ISO/TS 17165-2, for operators, maintenance personnel, and other individuals working with hose assemblies under pressure is encouraged.



Below are some of the most common injuries with hydraulic hose: • FLUID INJECTIONS: Fine streams of escaping pressurized fluid can penetrate skin and enter a human body. These fluid injections can cause severe tissue damage and loss of limb. • WHIPPING HOSES: If a pressurized hose assembly blows apart, the hose fittings can be thrown off at high speed, and the loose hose can flail or whip with great force. • BURNS FROM CONVEYED FLUIDS: Fluid power media (that is, hydraulic fluid) can reach temperatures that can burn human skin. • FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS FROM CONVEYED FLUIDS: Most fluid power media, including fire-resistant hydraulic fluids such as phosphate esters and polyol esters, can burn under certain conditions. Fluids that escape from pressurized systems can form a mist or fine spray that can flash or explode upon contact with an ignition source. • FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS FROM STATICELECTRIC DISCHARGE FROM FLUIDS: Fluid passing through hose can generate static electricity, resulting in static electric discharge. This can create sparks, which

can ignite fluids in the systems or gases in the surrounding atmosphere. • ELECTRICAL SHOCK: Electrocution could occur if hose conducts electricity through a person. Most hoses are conductive. Many contain metal or have metal hose fittings attached. Even nonconductive hoses can be conduits for electricity if they carry conductive fluids. This should be kept in mind when routing or using hose near electrical sources. • MECHANISMS CONTROLLED BY FLUID POWER: Mechanisms controlled by fluid power can become hazardous when a hose fails.

Each system should be carefully analyzed. Routings should then be designed, and hose and related components should be selected to meet the system performance and hose service life requirements, as well as to minimize the risks of personal injury, property damage, or both. The following factors should be considered: • System pressures (internal and external) • Suction


• Temperature • Permeation • Compatibility between hose materials and system fluids • Environment • Static-electric discharge • Sizing • Unintended uses • Specifications and standards • Unusual applications • Hose assembly cleanliness • Hose fittings • Vibration • Hose cover protection • External physical abuse • Swivel hose fittings and connectors • Rotary connectors • Slings and clamps • Minimum bend radius • Elbows and connectors • Lengths • Motion absorption • Tolerances and machine motion • Change in hose length due to changes in pressure • Hose movement and bending

Persons fabricating hose assemblies should be trained in the proper use of equipment and materials.

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The manufacturers’ instructions and the practices listed in ISO/TS 17165-2 should be followed. Properly assembled hose fittings are vital to the integrity of a hose assembly. Improperly assembled hose fittings can separate from the hose and can cause serious injury or property damage from whipping hose or from fire or explosion of vapor expelled from the hose. The following steps should be taken when fabricating hose assemblies: • COMPONENT INSPECTION: Prior to assembly, components should be inspected for style, type, cleanliness, loose covers, corrosion, nicks, dents, scores, burrs, sharp edges, size, inside obstructions, visible defects, damage, length, and blisters. • HOSE FITTING PARTS: If hose fitting parts from different manufacturers are used in the same hose assembly, the performance of the hose assembly should be verified by testing in accordance with ISO 6605. • COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN HOSE AND HOSE FITTINGS: Hose from one manufacturer is not usually compatible with hose fittings from another, and they should not be intermixed without approval from both manufacturers. • HOSE ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT: Equipment for fabricating hose assemblies from one manufacturer is usually not interchangeable with that from another manufacturer. Hose and hose fittings from one manufacturer should not be assembled with the hose assembly equipment





in accordance with ISO 17165-1. Marking shall remain permanent and legible.






The following practices should be used when installing hose assemblies in new systems or replacing hose assemblies in existing systems.


of another manufacturer, unless approved by the hose-fitting manufacturer. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: During fabrication, proper safety equipment, including eye protection, respiratory protection, and adequate ventilation should be used. CONDITION OF HOSE ASSEMBLY PARTS: Hose assemblies should be made from hose that is undamaged and unused, and hose fittings that are undamaged and either unused or intended to be reused. CLEANLINESS OF HOSES AND HOSE ASSEMBLIES: Hose assemblies can be contaminated during fabrication. Hoses and hose assemblies should be cleaned to specified cleanliness levels. TEMPERATURE: The fabrication of hose assemblies should be performed at an ambient temperature over 0°C or 32°F, unless otherwise recommended by the manufacturer. ASSEMBLY INSPECTION: After assembly, examine hose assembly for visible defects and interior obstructions, such as tube bulges, etc. MARKING: Hose assemblies shall be marked

The manufacturer should make available additional instructions on mounting, storage, and operating conditions. 1. Do a pre-installation inspection. 2. Handle the hose assembly with care during installation. 3. Secure and protect the hose assembly from external damage. 4. Route the hose away from any obstructions. 5. Do not twist the hose. 6. Follow the recommended assembly torques. 7. Do a system checkout.

A hose and hose-fitting maintenance program can reduce equipment downtime, maintain peak operating performance, and reduce the risk of personal injury, property damage, or both.

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A system of age control should be maintained to ensure that hose is used before its shelf life has expired. Shelf life is the period of time when it is reasonable to expect the hose to retain full capabilities for rendering the intended service. Hose should be stored in a manner that facilitates age control and first-in, first-out usage based on the manufacturing date on the hose or hose assembly. Unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer: • The shelf life of rubber hose in bulk form or hose made from two or more materials is 28 quarters or seven years from the date of manufacture, with an extension of 12 quarters or three years, if stored in accordance with ISO 2230. • The shelf life of thermoplastic and polytetrafluoroethylene hose is considered to be unlimited. • Hose assemblies that pass visual inspection and proof test should not be stored for longer than two years.

Hose and hose assemblies should be stored in accordance with the storage conditions defined in ISO 8331.


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The user should design and implement a maintenance program that suits the specific application and each specific hose in that application, and the maintenance program should include the following: • Inspection frequency • Visual inspection of hose and hose fittings • Visual inspection of all other components in the system • Functional tests

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When storing hose, care should be taken to avoid damage that could reduce hose life. The manufacturers’ information for storage and shelf life should be followed. Examples of factors that can adversely affect hose and hose assemblies in storage are • temperature and humidity; • ozone, ultraviolet light, direct sun, or heat rays; • oils, petrol or gasoline, kerosene, or their vapors and solvents; • corrosive liquids and fumes; • rodents and insects; • radioactive materials; • sharp edges and abrasive surfaces; and • electric or strong magnetic fields.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: This article is based on a presentation at the 2013 Fluid Power Systems Conference held in Rosemont, Ill., from November 19-21, 2013. Contact Luis Moreiras at Plan to attend the next Fluid Power Systems Conference in Spring 2015.


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Pneumatic Technician: IFPS defines a Pneumatic Technician as an individual that fabricates, assembles, services, maintains and tests pneumatic equipment, can calculate force and motion control systems and is able to follow blueprints and schematics with ISO standard pneumatic symbols. All Technician certifications require a three (3) hour written and a three (3) hour Job Performance (hands on) test. If you’re interested in testing for the PT level certification, registration information can be found here.

Summary: • Sets-up and tests systems and components under direction of engineering and scientific staff. • Recommends modifications to circuit & components to improve performance • Provides leak free piping. • Able to establish ISO 8573-1 cleanliness level. • Can select equipment to provide and maintain ISO cleanliness level. • Supervises system installation, flushing & commissioning. • Uses instruments such as calipers & micrometers. • Understands basic electrical controls and their application. • Understands ladder logic. • Reads electronic circuits. • Able to size air compressor for application. • Able to assist in compressed air audits. • Does trouble shooting and supervises required replacements, repair or adjustments.


A 2 inch diameter piston with a 3 inch stroke, like that shown in the figure, compresses air at atmospheric pressure into a 2 cubic inch space at the top of the cylinder. Use Boyle’s Law to determine the gauge pressure after the gas has been compressed. a. 39.9 psig. b. 54.6 psia. c. 69.3 psig. d. 84.0 psig. e. 119.6 psia.


For vacuum packaging purposes, what is the negative psi gauge reading of a column of mercury of 19 inches? a. -4.55 psig. b. -8.10 psig. c. -9.33 psig. d. -11.91 psig. e. -19.91 psig.


AC directional control valve solenoid hum is reduced by: a. Reducing solenoid inrush current. b. Lowering solenoid line voltage. c. Reducing solenoid shifting rate. d. Reducing solenoid return spring force. e. Installing a solenoid with a shading coil.

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7 CC Job Performance Training Workshop CFC Solar Inc. (Fairfield, OH) Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

11-14 HS Certification Review NTT Training (Virginia Beach, VA) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

11-15 Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407

12-14 Machinery Lubrication Level 1 Philadelphia, PA Noria Corp. Tel: 800-597-5460

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19-21 CC Review and Testing NTT Training (Centennial, CO) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

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Oil Analysis Level 1 Las Vegas, NV • Noria Corp. Tel: 800-597-5460

Pneumatic Technology for Industry Milton, Ontario, Canada • Parker Hannifin Corp. Tel: 216-896-2495 •


Fundamentals and Servicing of Proportional Valves Bethlehem, PA • Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407 •

Maintenance, Repair, and Setup of Industrial Hydraulic Systems Ontario, Canada Bosch Rexroth Canada Tel: 905-735-0510

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

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8-12 Mobile Troubleshooting Using Schematics Elk Grove Village, IL • Parker Hannifin Corp. Tel: 216-896-2495

9-12 HS Review and Training Eaton Corp. (Eden Prairie, MN) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

10-11 CC Review and Testing PIRTEK USA (Rockledge, FL) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

15-19 Principles of Hydraulics Ontario, Canada • Bosch Rexroth Canada Tel: 905-735-0510

15-19 Maintenance, Repair, and Setup of Mobile Hydraulic Systems Bethlehem, PA • Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-694-8407


16-18 CC Review and Testing NTT Training (Virginia Beach, VA) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

16-19 Industrial Hydaulic Technology Elyria, OH • Parker Hannifin Corp. Tel: 216-896-2495

22-25 IHM Review and Testing & IHT Review and Testing NTT Training (Centennial, CO) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

23-26 IFPS 2014 Annual Meeting Charleston, SC International Fluid Power Society Tel: 800-308-6005

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THE C’s to Recruit,


Engage, and Retain Staff By Kim Seeling Smith

THE WAR FOR TALENT is over, and talent has won. Technology and globalization have dramatically changed the way we work over the last 20 to 30 years. However, very little has changed in how we hire and manage staff, which has led to low employee engagement and productivity, as well as high employee turnover. Instead of doing the routine, tactical, and predictable work of yesteryear, the Social Age requires us to be more strategic, creative, and innovative—more solutions oriented. Yet, for the most part, we are still hiring for skills and experience, and using the same levers we have used for decades (if not centuries) to motivate and manage staff. We must evolve our business practices to remain competitive in our digitally connected, globally oriented economy.   With any evolutionary process, a guide or roadmap proves invaluable. When your company decides to take the leap and join the Social Age, there are 5 C’s to adhere to so you can maximize employment efficiency and effectiveness, retain your staff, and ensure that your employees are fully engaged on a daily basis.

CORRECT HIRING We must start this evolution with hiring the right people; without them, efforts to engage and retain staff become moot. The Industrial Age paradigm emphasized hiring for skills and experience. But skills can be taught, and in today’s rapidly changing world, experience is far less important than agility and the ability to learn and adapt.



To not only survive but also thrive in the Social Age, companies need to hire for both culture fit and competencies—those innate abilities that can’t be taught, but will make people successful in the job. Proper interviewing technique is essential to guaranteeing you get the right hire. Unlike the stock market, when it comes to potential job candidates, past performance is indicative of future results. The majority of interview questions have to be answered with past examples of how the candidate actually dealt with realworld scenarios. Do not fall into the old trap of believing what a candidate would do is what they did do, or more important, will do.

CLASSIFY AND MANAGE APPROPRIATELY Even when you do everything right during the hiring process, you may still be surprised once the employee comes on board. Team dynamics or changing personal circumstances can affect individual behavior and performance. You must continually keep your finger on the pulse of your staff—a daunting task to many managers who either try to devote equal time and energy across the board or who spend time with the wrong people. Employees typically come in three “flavors”: Critical People, Squeaky Wheels, and the Fat Middle. Most managers end up spending most of their time trying to grease their Squeaky Wheels, which perpetuates poor performance

or behavior. Counterintuitively, by devoting the majority of your attention to your Critical People, you will bolster the productivity of the whole team. Squeaky Wheels? Train, motivate, or move them on. Quickly.

COMPENSATE FAIRLY Many companies diligently strive to create attractive incentive programs in an effort to engage and retain staff. Unfortunately, these efforts actually may be counterproductive to accomplishing these goals. Studies have suggested that rewards can narrow our focus, innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, and problem solving—the very things needed from a Social Age Workforce. Higher pay does not necessarily equal higher productivity. Managers should set their salary benchmark at or a little above market rate for individual functions. Even more importantly, managers should ensure that employees feel they are being adequately compensated for the work they do, and this can only be accomplished by speaking to them directly.

CURRENCIES OF CHOICE Once your staff feels well paid, real productivity and engagement can be unlocked by tapping into their internal motivators or Currencies of Choice. What your staff really needs to be fulfilled and to “go the extra mile” is to • work for someone they trust and respect in a company they support,

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• be appreciated and have their voice and opinions respected, • have a firm career path that allows them to grow and develop, • realize their underlying motivators, and • be able to do what they do best every day. By understanding and acknowledging your team’s individual Currencies of Choice, you can help to keep them engaged and decrease turnover. How do you recognize which Currencies of Choice will motivate your staff? By talking to them. Unfortunately, many managers don’t talk to their staff enough, don’t know what to talk about, or how to structure their conversations.








COMMUNICATE WITH FOCUS FOCUS is an acronym that describes the best practices in leadership communication. Communication between staff and managers should revolve around these four concepts: • Feedback: Ensure your team is updated on company information, initiatives and new hires. Give praise when it is due, and maintain an open door for their questions, concerns or comments. • Objectives: The heart of sterling performance management is structuring specific and measurable job objectives and holding staff accountable for achieving them. • Career Development: Many studies list career development as a main factor that employees gauge to determine whether to stay with their current employer or seek a new position elsewhere. • Underlying Motivators: What does your staff need to go the extra mile, and how do they respond to motivational techniques and rewards? • Strengths: According to The Gallup Organization, those innate abilities that make staff members unique and good at what they do is the #1 predictor of success. The process of changing the way you hire and manage your staff may appear daunting at first, but experience shows that by taking it step-bystep, you can make significant changes quickly. The result will be a lifetime of more engaged, happier and more productive staff, as well as more free time, less stress and higher job satisfaction for you and your team. Are you up for the challenge?



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anufacturers of construction equipment are always looking for ways to make their equipment more efficient and cost effective. And now these manufacturers are specifying high-performance hydraulic fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology to “factory-fill” their excavators, wheel loaders, and many other types of equipment operating with hydraulic systems. Most of the movements performed by construction equipment are powered by hydraulic systems, and much of the fuel consumed is used for operating the hydraulic pump—the heart of the hydraulic system. The pump’s performance, however, is only as good as the quality of the fluid it pumps. The longer and more intensively the equipment is used, the hotter and thinner the fluid becomes, resulting in a pump phenomenon known as “internal leakage.” Internal leakage within a hydraulic pump is caused when hot, thin hydraulic fluid backwashes through the pump’s vanes or pistons, resulting in sluggish performance and a significant loss of efficiency. What’s more, the additional friction created causes the hydraulic fluid to become even hotter, and consequently, thinner. Hydraulic fluid formulated with DYNAVIS® technology reduces the loss of power due to internal leakage and puts the brakes on the resulting vicious cycle of the fluid becoming hot, thin, and then again, hotter and thinner. Not surprisingly, hydraulic excavators that are pushed to the



limits of their capacity in shifts lasting several hours get a big boost in performance when their hydraulic fluid is changed out to a fluid formulated with this technology. Construction equipment owners and operators can easily calculate the payback from switching to hydraulic fluids formulated with this technology. An easy-to-use calculator at provides an answer in seconds. Very little data is required for the calculator to compute the potential fuel savings, the increase in efficiency, and reduction in CO2 emissions. The calculation is based on actual results from extensive field tests to ensure that the values returned by the calculator are reliable. With fluids formulated to DYNAVIS® technology standards, the output of the hydraulic pump remains stable even after several hours of operation under full-load conditions. The increased agility and performance of the construction equipment results in more load cycles and fuel savings of 5% or more.


How was the DYNAVIS® hydraulic fluid technology developed to make it so efficient?

with Dr. Ralf Düssel, Managing Director, Oil Additives Business Line, Coatings and Additives Business Unit, Evonik Industries AG


he development of DYNAVIS® hydraulic fluid technology was born out of a fundamental desire to focus more closely on the fluids used in fluid power, rather than the mechanical systems. We realized that with our know-how, we are able to modify fluid viscosity in a controlled way to minimize “internal leakage” in hydraulic systems. The result is increased overall hydraulic efficiency.


vonik saw a trend in the fluid power market that was moving in the direction of creating higher-efficiency hydraulic systems. It was obvious to us that OEMs were putting a lot of resources into the effort to improve the efficiency of their hydraulic equipment, both mobile and stationary. From our perspective, we saw that hydraulic fluid was not being sufficiently considered as a major contributor to achieving higher efficiency. We wanted to be part of the development of a new generation of highefficiency hydraulic fluids, and we began with fundamental studies in our

What was the inspiration behind developing this technology?

lab. Early on, we identified the additives that were required to improve hydraulic fluid efficiency with a series of lab tests. Subsequently, we developed a hydraulic pump test rig to measure the impact of hydraulic fluid on efficiency. Shortly thereafter, we began a series of performance demonstrations in the field. At that time, no standardized testing protocol was available to us. So, in addition to the development work we performed to improve hydraulic fluid efficiency, we also developed a number of procedures to carry out performance demonstrations in the field. Over the years, we have expanded the range of these performance demonstrations to include excavators, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders, and injection-molding equipment. And, more recently, we have branded our technology for hydraulic fluids with the registered trademark “DYNAVIS®.”


ur significant improvement of the efficiency of hydraulic fluid perfectly complements the design improvements that OEMs have developed in their newer models. And it also benefits older equipment still in use for which the cost of retrofitting new, more-efficient hardware would be prohibitive.

How do you feel this technology fills a void in the fluid power industry?

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May 9, 2014 – The global economy continues to expand, boosted by strengths in North America and Europe. Yet, there are also notable weaknesses, particularly in Asia and South America, where growth is decelerating. As a result, four of the top 10 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods experienced declining manufacturing activity levels in April, up from two in March. The four countries with manufacturing contractions were Brazil, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. Fortunately, our two largest trading partners— Canada and Mexico—expanded modestly in April, albeit at a slower pace than a few months ago. At the same time, the fastest pace of growth among our top trading partners was in Europe, including the United Kingdom and Germany. Reflecting some of the softness abroad, the JPMorgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined for the sec-

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector in all 50 states. For more information, visit ond straight month in April (down from 52.4 to 51.9), its lowest point since October. Even with the easing, growth in manufacturing demand and output remained positive, increasing modestly. Roughly one-quarter of the global PMI data stems from activity in the United States, which continues to see a rebound from winterrelated slowdowns earlier in the year. In fact, Markit reported that production growth (up

from 57.5 to 58.2) was at its highest level since March 2011. Nonetheless, even with recent progress, the U.S. market continues to have its challenges, with stagnant real GDP growth in the first quarter, mixed news about the labor market, and lingering uncertainties about the economy and governmental policies. Most notably, one of the larger U.S. concerns so far this year has been export growth. Manufactured goods exports in the first quarter rose just 1.1% relative to the first three months of 2013, continuing a trend of decelerated growth in international sales over the past two years. On the positive side, manufactured goods exports achieved an all-time high last year, with $1.38 trillion in goods sold overseas. We remain hopeful that the export market will pick up in the coming months. Moreover, most of our top markets saw modest gains year-to-date

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relative to the same time frame last year. The exception is Canada, our largest trading partner, with exports down 0.4% year-to-date. Trade negotiations and legislation, as well as NAM trade events, are top of mind this month, aptly designated as World Trade Month (an annual designation by the President). Debate on Capitol Hill is heating up on the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, a top priority of manufacturers, and efforts also continue to move forward the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which expired more than 17 months ago. Bilateral and plurilateral discussions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks as well as U.S.-EU trade negotiations are also ongoing. On key policy issues, manufacturers won a partial victory on conflict minerals, but are awaiting action on their request to stay the May reporting deadline. The Obama Administration released its annual report on intellectual property (IP) rights overseas, echoing manufacturers’ concerns in several countries, including China, Russa, Brazil, India, Canada, and others. In April, Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced new trade leglislation, on which manufacturers are seeking action.

Purchasing Managers' Indices for the Top 10 Export Markets for U.S.-Manufactured Goods (April 2014)

Emerging Markets PMI: 49.7 Eurozone PMI: 53.4 Global PMI: 51.9 U.S. PMI (Market): 55.4

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STAINLESS STEEL LIQUID LEVEL GAGES 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.



M100 LIQUID MICROPUMP FOR 0-400 ML/MIN The M100 (0-400 ml/min) is constructed from precision CNC machined aluminum alloy with stainless steel tubing connectors. The M100 range is fitted with Viton seals as standard. Alternative seal materials and optional wetted parts, coatings and materials are also available enabling this pump to resist most chemicals and solvents. Other models available for higher flows. SERVOFLO CORPORATION 75 Allen Street • Lexington, MA 02421 Phone: (781) 862-9572 • Fax: (781) 862-9244


90 SERIES PORTABLE TEST CART • Mobile self contained power unit • Air operated - No electricity needed • Pressures up to 65,000-psi with 100psi air drive • Available with a 5 or 10 gallon stainless steel reservoir • Compatible with most fluids • Available with all 10-series pumps • Air drive controls, pressure gauges and valves included • Used in Hydrostatic Testing, Burst Testing, Water-jet Blasting, Hydraulic Press Operation, Hydraulic Cylinder & Valve Actuation CONTACT FACTORY FOR GAUGES OVER 60,000 PSI SC HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CORPORATION 714-257-4800 314




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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


FLANGELOCK™ Contact Mike Pearl at 914.980.8890 or email: •

P10V45 SERIES – 28-45CC 315

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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

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BEVEL HELICAL GEARBOX Bevel Helical Gearboxes from STM features a very rigid monolithic structure suitable for applications with weighty loads. • • • • •

Ratios from 8/1 up to 550/1 A choice of mounting options Standard IEC flange and shaft motor input 0.09kw up to 90kw Robust and durable design

YOUNG POWERTECH, INC. 610-558-0760




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.

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 world. 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.

OGURA INDUSTRIAL CORP. 100 Randolph Road • Somerset, New Jersey 08873 Phone: 732-271-7361 • Fax: 732-271-7580


T6/T7 Single Vane Pump

T6/T7 Double Vane Pump


Call (586-296-7200) or visit our web site for more information.



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BSPP, BSPT, ISO 6149 HYDRAULIC FLANGES & COUPLINGS 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: 320

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. OIL-RITE CORPORATION (920) 682-6173


CLEAN, QUICK, DRY HOSE & TUBE CLEANING Ultra Clean Hose & Tube Cleaning Systems offer a fast, less invasive and more cost-effective way than traditional flushing methods to clean contaminated hose and tube assemblies. Strip away contamination from the inside of hoses, tubes and pipes in seconds. Clean oil will stay clean as it reaches those expensive components, preventing failure and system downtime. Visit www.ultracleantech. com to learn more and download our product literature, manual, and brochures. • ISO 18/16/13 • Four hand-held launchers 1/4” through 1-1/4”, 2”, 3-1/2”, 4-1/2” • Bench Mount Launcher for production environment • Projectile Verification System • Auto Loader for production environment • Clean Seal System for sealing end of hose and tube assemblies 324

ULTRA CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 1274 Highway 77 • Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Phone 800-791-0111 or 856-451-2176 • Fax: 856-453-4975 Email:



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.

World Wide Metric offers a wide selection of DIN 2353 compression fittings. These fittings are a high quality product used for fluid power systems joining tubes together. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel with sizes ranging from 4mm – 42 mm. Contact them for additional information.

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 732-247-2300






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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.

We are responsive to your needs…from answering your specific technical questions… to quickly shipping the product! BFO for any and all projects original equipment manufacturing, maintenance, repair or replacement!

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: 325

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Sold all over the world but made right here in the USA, EPM seals are ready to go to work for you under the toughest of trials. We now have the capability to make seals in any size, any shape, and out of any material. As the service leader in the seal and gasket business, you can reach us 24/7. The Seal Man’s ALWAYS on the job at EPM!


112-G West Burke St. • Stockbridge, GA 30281 • 770-389-0501 •


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 •

The domestic AdaflangeTM Unified Code 61 4-bolt flange adapters are one piece, all steel construction. ‘Jump Size’ JIC adapters are available in most sizes to closely match adapter flow porting with the mating flange port. Reducing sizes are also now being made available as offthe-shelf standards. Very compact manifold and component porting can be made with simple drill and tap operations, eliminating the need for cavity form tools.


ADACONN® Blue Bell, Pennsylvania • 215.643.1900




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FORTE™ FLEXIBLE MECHANICAL COUPLINGS FORTE™ flexible mechanical couplings are made of tenzalloy, making them 60% lighter than cast iron or steel and stronger than magnesium or aluminum. They are 100% designed and precision-machined at the Continental Hydraulics inc. factory in Montreal, Canada. Standard bore, set screw, keyway, clamp, spline, and bored or splined steel bushing insert types are always stocked and available. Metric bores and splines, custom specifications (such as square or hexagon bore), and exclusive OEM designs are available within three days with no minimum production runs.



Manufactured with high level mechanical characteristics, XV series pumps and motors are designed for simplicity of operation and ease of modification. The Gr. 2 cast iron flange gear pumps and motors have superior strength for high stress applications. Available options include: displacements from 0.256 in³ to 2.41 in³, maximum working pressure up to 4200 psi, rotation speed up to 3500 rpm and various mounting standards. This solution can be combined in multiple stage pumps (including aluminum versions). As with all Vivoil products, the GR.2 has an anodized body. All components and manufacturing are completed in Italy providing users with high quality, high performance, durable products. VISIT US AT WWW.VIVOIL.COM For North America Sales contact: ALA Industries Limited 1-219-465-4197 •

JETLOAD® HOSE CLEANERS JetLoad® hose cleaners, featuring Speed Load technology hits dirt right where it hurts. The ergonomic gun speeds cleaning of hydraulic tubes and other hoses with easy load, easy shoot features. Plus tons of foam projectile options get hoses and tubes clean. Like ISO 13/10 levels, clean! Find out more today.



MARINE DUTY ELECTRIC CLUTCHES 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 INDUSTRIAL CORP. 100 Randolph Road • Somerset, New Jersey 08873 Phone: 732-271-7361 • Fax: 732-271-7580


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





OIL/AIR COOLER OACN 100 Time tested design, with quality constructed components will help your machine keep its cool in even the most demanding of conditions. • High-performance aluminum core • Ideal for hydraulic oil, gear lubricant oil, motor oil and water-glycol • Compact design • Pressure to 26 bar • Max. flow 16 GPM KTR CORPORATION 122 Anchor Road - Michigan City, IN 46360 [USA] Tel 1-219-872-9100 - Fax 1-219-872-9150

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW SERIES OF BRAZED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS Our BP Series is the optimal heat transfer solution for compact applications. 316 stainless steel construction and standard SAE connections are features of this highly efficient technology. The compact design and multiple mounting options lead to optimization of heat transfer in limited space. High plate channel turbulence means effective performance even with close approach temperatures. Our wide offering of standard models ensures fast delivery worldwide. Custom applications welcome! 336


Superior corrosion resistant Grade 316 for the harshest environments Available for hose types 2TE-EN854 Thru SAE100R15 One piece construction for bent shapes Versatile 2 piece crimp fitting design Re-usable styles are available METRICS ARE OUR SPECIALTY

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HYDRA-HOSE & SUPPLY CO. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 5017 Cleveland St. Phone: 757-497-8704 Fax: 757-490-5930 E-mail:



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. 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

Cyber-Tech, Inc introduces our new 8901D Series control grip. Made from Die cast aluminum, this control grip will withstand today’s industrial market needs.

PENINSULAR CYLINDER COMPANY Phone: 800-526-7968 • 586-775-7211 Web:

• Standard pushbutton configurations are: 0, 2, 4, or 6 • Standard rocker configurations are: single rocker, dual rockers, single rocker + 2 pushbuttons or dual rockers + 2 pushbuttons. • Proportional options available: pushbutton, triggers, rockers and thumb wheels. • Nine trigger solutions ranging from a Single Trigger to a deadman Lever. • Easily mounted to any joysticks. • Custom option available. CYBER-TECH, INC. 1.800.621.8754





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RAF SERIES TANK TOP RETURN FILTER RTF SERIES TANK TOP RETURN FILTER Clean Filtration U.S.A. is proud to offer their RAF and RTF tank top return filter assemblies. With inventory in Houston these filter assemblies are very competitively priced to meet U.S. market demands. From 3/4" NPT to 3-1/2" SAE code 61 flange porting, these filters offer flow range from 14 GPM to 264 GPM. Synthetic glass fiber filter elements come in 5, 10, and 20 micron ratings for best pressure drop flow conditions. With inventory on the shelf in Houston, and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry. CLEAN FILTRATION U.S.A. 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058.

Echo’s new HT Series was developed as a direct replacement for metal working port plugs. This solution provides an economical alternative with the same sealing function as the metal plug. The HT Series was created after working with several manufacturers dealing with similar issues that were unable to use other stock items. The chemical resistant, high impact plastic used to manufacture our HT Series has proven to be a successful alternative.

ECHO ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION SUPPLIES, INC. 5406 W. 78th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46268 888-echo-365 • 340




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

Inserta® Check Valve Carriers provide a convenient and effective way to install an Inserta® ICS Slip-In check valve in a hydraulic system that uses SAE threaded ports. Alternatively, the carrier allows the check valve element to be positioned deep within a manifold. This carrier permits the check valve element to be oriented with free flow in either direction.

For more information contact: FLARETITE, INC. Fenton, MI, USA Tel: 810-750-4140 •





ICS check valves, ordered separately, are available with fixed restrictive orifices for flow control options. INSERTA® PRODUCTS Blue Bell, PA 215.643.0192


Fluid Power Educational Foundation's (FPEF) scholarships help young people enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power. After careful review of all scholarship applications, the FPEF Board of Trustees would like to congratulate the following students who were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship for the Fall 2014 semester. Thanks to the generous corporate scholarship donations, the following top three (3) students were selected to receive distinctive named scholarships. • Nathan Brace - Iowa State University Scholarship underwritten by the Richard Bardos Memorial Donation


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• Pressure Testing Tube & Hoses • Operating Hydraulic Jacks • Powering Crimping & Riveting Tools • Bolt Tensioning • Hydraulic Clamping • Autofrettage of High Pressure Components

• David Gilbertson- Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc.

• Tyler Hinrichs - Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Campus Scholarship underwritten by Donaldson Company, Inc. HYD-3211


GET CERTIFIED AND IMPROVE YOUR FLEET PERFORMANCE Fleet managers want fluid power certified mechanics, engineers, and technicians working on every one of their trucks because improved productivity, safety and efficiency are the bottom line.




• Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic • Mobile Hydraulic Technician • Connector & Conductor For more information visit or call 1-800-308-6005


• Roy Eckhardt - Texas A&M University • Matthew Gavino - Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus • Andrew Gilbertson - Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus • Jordan Grussling - Spokane Community College • Ivan Karpich - Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus • Pavel Konstantinov - Centennial College • Tristan Larson - Minnesota West Community and Technical College • Kristen Loso - Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Campus • Matthew Miller - Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus • Michael Nendza - Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus • Dillon Paulson - Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Campus • Rhaneem Radzali - Taylors University • Riley Samari - Alexandria Technical and Community College • Mitchell Sotelo - Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Campus • Ryan Trenda - Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Campus • Macmillan Venu - Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus • Craig Warzeha - Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Campus If you would like to make a donation to FPEF, please visit or call 856-424-8998.

9201 Independence Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA (Phone) 818.407.3400 | (Fax) 818.407.3428








Join the IFPS from September 23-26, 2014 for its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites Historic Charleston in Charleston, S.C. The Annual Meeting is a great way to network with professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. The 2015 Board of Directors nominate slate will be presented and voted on (the newly appointed directors will officially take office in January 2015). In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned throughout the week. A technical workshop will be held on Monday September 22, 2014. Participation in this workshop contributes towards re-accreditation requirements. HOTEL RESERVATIONS A discounted hotel rate of $169.00 + tax /night has been secured for all IFPS members attending the meeting. In order to take advantage of the discounted rate, hotel reservations must be made by August 22, 2014. Reservations can be made online (visit or by calling the Embassy Suites Historic Charleston at 800-362-2779. REGISTRATION FEES Registration must be received by September 5, 2014. (After September 5, 2014, a $25 late fee will be applied.) Delegate: $200.00 (includes reception, business meetings, and annual dinner) Spouse: $150.00 (includes reception and annual dinner) Technical Workshop: $150.00 (includes lunch) Optional Activities: VISIT • Evening Fun at The Black Fedora: A Classic Comic Whodunit WWW.IFPS.O RG Cost: $25.00 per person OR CALL • Old South Carriage Tour - Cost: $25.00 per person 800-308-6005 TO REGISTER • Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise - Cost: $60.00 per person ! • Fort Sumter National Monument - Cost: $18.00 per person TECHNICAL WORKSHOP “Fluid Power Potpourri” • Presented by Tom Blansett, CFPAI, Eaton Corp. Monday, September 22, 2014 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch included) • Registration: $150.00

Topics covered in the workshop will be “Rules of Thumb = Thumbs Down”; “Sensor Technology, Thread, and Connector ID with Lab”; and “Tuning a Proportional Valve Amplifier with Lab.” This varied array of topics will explore a number of subjects in an attempt to provide something for everyone during the workshop—new information for some and a review for others—but also enable all participants to better present and explain information to students. The workshop will provide the following: • A discussion of some popular rules of thumb used in sizing hydraulic components and why these rules should never be used for any actual design solutions • An explanation of basic sensor types and theory of operation for sensors used to measure velocity and position to provide useful feedback data for closed-loop control in fluid power systems • An explanation of American and metric thread and connector identification (Students will have an opportunity to perform some hands-on reinforcement of the material.) • An explanation of basic proportional valve amplifier control theory (Students will learn how to properly tune an amplifier and proportional valve pairing.) • An explanation of deadband, ramps, and gains, including hands-on instruction.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Strategic Committee Meeting Education Committee Meeting Lunch on own Certification Committee Meeting Welcome Reception The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theater*

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Certification Committee Meeting (cont) Old South Carriage Tour* Spirit of Carolina Dinner Cruise*

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Membership Committee Meeting Educational Foundation Meeting Lunch Marketing Committee Meeting Finance Committee Meeting Annual Dinner

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 2: 00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Technical Workshop “Fluid Power Potpourri”

Board of Directors Meeting Strategic Planning Committee Follow Up Fort Sumter Tour*


Bosch Rexroth Expands Hydraulics Operation in Pennsylvania Distribution Center

Manufacturing Facility

‰ Bosch Rexroth marked the opening of its new hydraulics manufacturing and distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour for customers, distributors, and local officials. The new manufacturing facility houses the company’s valve and manifold manufacturing center for mobile and industrial hydraulics, while the new logistics and distribution facility handles shipments to over 500 customers, including its nationwide network of Drive and Control distributors. The $2.2-million Brodhead Road expansion adds about 150,000 square feet, giving the company approximately 200,000 square feet over two buildings for the distribution and manufacturing operation.

In addition to valves and manifolds, the new manufacturing facility produces industrial, mobile, and compact controls, and provides testing and service support. The new distribution and logistics facility supports customers with functions such as shipping, receiving, logistics, quality control, traffic management, and accounting. The company’s overall Bethlehem operations also include production for large hydraulic systems and power units, which are produced in its City Line Road facilities.

KOMET and SCHUNK Hold Joint Distributor Event ‰ KOMET, a global manufacturer for bore machining, reaming, and threading, and SCHUNK, a worldwide leader in clamping technology and gripping systems, held a joint distributor event on April 9, 2014 at KOMET of America’s facility in Schaumberg, Ill. The five-hour event consisted of morning presentations of products that were shown working together seamlessly in the afternoon in the machining center on the production floor. Three demos were displayed on the machining center using SCHUNK work holding and tool holding with KOMET cutting tools. All types of work pieces and various materials, such as cast iron and aluminum, were machined, showcasing both company’s tools and technology.

The Manufacturing Institute Launches New Skills Certification System Toolkit ‰ The Manufacturing Institute developed a short, animated video that illustrates how the Skills Certification System can be used to recruit a skilled workforce. In conjunction with the toolkit on Developing Skilled Workers, the video speaks to chief executives, human resource

professionals, and operations managers. The toolkit also includes steps to take, partners to build, and templates to use to grow their own talent pipeline. Download the video and toolkit at News continued on page 61.



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Photo Contest Thank you to all our Fluid Power Professionals' Day photo contest participants. It was a difficult voting decision with so many capturing photos, however the votes are in.

Congratulations to the following individuals for their entries!

staff favorites.

Before we dive into the winners, we'd like to share our These two did not win the four categories, but they definitely deserve notable mentions for showing the light-hearted side of fluid power professionals.

IFPS CHAPTER 49 JP REVIEW COURSE Accredited Instructor and JP Proctor demonstrates tools found within the IFPS Job Performance Test Kit. Submitted by Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPCC/AJPCC



YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG Once upon a time there was a young wizard named Harry Vickers... Submitted by Patrick Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM



First Place SHEARING OLD PILES UNDERWATER Removing the Asacro Smelter dock Submitted by Ed Danzer

Second Place HOT WHEELS Hydraulic simulators at the 2 Fast 2 Furious set at Universal Studios Hollywood Submitted by Jessica Lemley


Honorable Mentions FLUID POWER IN MOTION... KINDA... A photo-realistic exploded view of a hydraulic power take-off or (PTO). You can see all the internal components that make up this particular model and get an idea of how they fit together and move. Submitted by Josh Tyson

IFPS Chapter 49 president Ryan Remmers, CFPS, getting the lowdown on pneumatics used on Exploding Bacon Robot (Chapter 49 will donate winning photo submission money to the FIRST teams it sponsors.) Submitted by Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPCC/AJPCC

BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM WITH FLUID POWER Building the American Dream takes power­—fluid power! The Bonar Family powers their dream with a fully restored 1948 Farmall Super C Tractor. The equipment is used on the family farm in rural Ohio where their children take part in 4H raising, sheep, goats, and chickens. Submitted by Sara Hawkins





First Place BOLTING UP THE EARTH Roof bolter set up to install bolts in an underground coal mine. TRS (temporary roof support) is used hydraulically to hold roof from collapsing or falling out while holes are drilled and bolts installed for roof support. Submitted by Frank Fetty, CFPMHM

Second Place POWER TO CUT AND SHAPE Power Drives' precision plasma cutter in action Submitted by R. Panzica

Honorable Mentions DENSITY IS YOUR DESTINY Nothing is more exciting than an evening spent using one hydraulic device to help maintain another (bottle jack and braking system repair). It doesn't get much more dense than a bottle jack! Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

ADVANCE DEFENSIVE VEHICLE SYST. A closed-loop, self-contained hydraulic circuit power unit used to operate the 1,500/lb armored doors and the 2,000/lb armored ramp. The power unit can operate in any orientation, even if the APC is upside down. Submitted by Raymon Thompson, CFPHS



Scrap metal is trucked in and off-loaded using an end dump trailer. Bigger pieces are cut by a CAT 330 excavator with shears attachment then sorted and piled high by a Hitachi 450 excavator with claw attachment at Rumetco, a recycling plant in Wilmington, CA. None of this would be possible if not for the power of hydraulics. Submitted by Andy Zepeda, CFPCC



First Place DETASSELING Detasseling for corn seed production with Oxbo TS2 Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

Second Place BUCKET BRIGADE Bucket trucks after a long day of work Submitted by Genie Wendel


Honorable Mentions GRIZZLEY

A safety-conscious IFPS-certified technician at work: Jeremy Durham, CFPCC, PIRTEK Space Coast MSST, connecting conductors and connectors Submitted by Bill Turner

Dry fit of a rock crusher Submitted by Jeff Quast, CFPCC

I’VE GOT TUNNEL VISION Every hose assembly is unique. Remember to always follow the STAMPED method in selecting the correct hose for the right application. Submitted by Geoffrey Martin, CFPCC





First Place REPAIR TECHNICIAN AT AIRLINE HYDRAULICS CORP. Adjusting a valve on a hydraulic system Submitted by Marie Ullestad

Second Place LAPPING IT UP A hydraulic expert checking/verifying the flatness of a lapping table Submitted by Josh Tyson

Third Place BOOSTING TEAM SPIRIT Curtiss-Wright air-driven gas boosters ready for shipment and all of the Sprague employees ready to meet the needs of the customer Submitted by Marti Wendel, CFPS, CFPE

Honorable Mentions FLUID POWER STUDENT PROJECT Fluid Power Technology students from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, MN, at the 2014 Conexpo in Las Vegas Submitted by Tom Midthun, CFPS

FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS IN TRAINING Engineering students at Iowa State University learning about fluid power in lab Submitted by Brian Steward, CFPHS



In Memoriam Arthur W. DesMarais, III Arthur W. DesMarais, III, age 76, passed away at his home while surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Arthur was a retired rebuilt supervisor for GM’s Hydramatic Plant and former president of the National and Detroit chapter of the International Fluid Power Society. He served on the S.A.E. Standard Committee, was a former teacher at both Henry Ford College and the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Career Technical Center. Arthur enjoyed golf, making custom gulf clubs, and model trains. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Industry News (continued from page 49)

Steelhead Composites Purchases Advanced Metal Spin-Forming Technology Steelhead Composites, a designer and manufacturer of lightweight pressure vessels, purchased and installed a heavy-duty CNC neck-forming machine manufactured by MJC Engineering and Technology. The machine is specially designed for manufacturing highpressure cylinders, allowing the fabrication of aluminum cylinders up to 42 cm (16.7 in.) in diameter and up to 3 m (10 ft.) long. The acquisition coincides with the company’s recent award of a $500,000 grant from the state of Colorado as part of its Early Stage Advanced Industries Program to promote growth and sustainability across various industries.

KVT-Koenig Becomes SFC KOENIG ‰ In April 2014, KVT-Koenig became SFC KOENIG, a result of the sale of its Fastening Division to the Bossard Group in October 2012. The name and logo are different, but the company will continue its focus and commitment to customer service and engineered solutions for sealing and flow control.

Eaton Strengthens Global Access to Pumps and Motors Technology ‰ Eaton has extended its current alliance with Linde Hydraulics to ensure the long-term availability of its DuraForce™ family of piston pumps and motors. The technology offers performance and capability for applications in construction, agricultural, material handling, oil and gas, mining, and process industries. Its modular design promotes greater flexibility for a broad range of industrial and mobile applications.

Colonial Seal Receives ISO 9001 Certification ‰ Colonial Seal Co. recently completed an audit on its Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008. It is designed to ensure that all systems in place meet the needs of both customers and other entities. No discrepancies were noted on the inspection, and customer on time was 98.2% for the 1st quarter 2014, exceeding the company goal of 97%. Colonial Seal also celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2014.

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Circle Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.......................... 11............276 Adaconn..........................................................................43............329 ALA Industries Ltd..........................................................39............305 ALA Industries Ltd..........................................................40............312 ALA Industries Ltd..........................................................44............333 Alloys and Components.................................................12............278 Ametek Automation and Process Technologies...........37............302 Ametek Automation and Process Technologies...........52............344 Aventics Corporation........................................................9............272 Aventics Corporation......................................................52............345 Clean Filtration USA.......................................................10............273 Clean Filtration USA.......................................................46............340 Clippard Instrument Lab Inc........................................CIV............308 Clippard Instrument Lab Inc..........................................52............346 Continental Hydraulics Inc.............................................10............274 Continental Hydraulics Inc.............................................44............330 Cyber-Tech, Inc................................................................31............297 Cyber-Tech, Inc................................................................45............339 Cyber-Tech, Inc................................................................52............347 Delta ^Q Ltd....................................................................35............301 Delta ^Q Ltd....................................................................41............315 Eaton................................................................................32............298 Echo Engineering and Production Supplies.................17............283 Echo Engineering and Production Supplies.................46............341 EPM, Inc...........................................................................21............286 EPM, Inc...........................................................................43............328 Essentra Components....................................................52............348 Flange Lock......................................................................25............289 Flange Lock......................................................................41............316 Flaretite, Inc..................................................................... 11............275 Flaretite, Inc.....................................................................46............342 Fluid Energy Controls.....................................................38............303 Fluidyne Fluid Power.....................................................6-7............271 Fluidyne Fluid Power......................................................41............319 Fluidyne Fluid Power......................................................53............349 Goodway Technologies Corp.........................................29............295 Goodway Technologies Corp.........................................44............331 Gripnail............................................................................18............284 Heavy Motions, Inc.........................................................16............282 Heinrichs USA LLC..........................................................23............288 Hercules Sealing Products.............................................53............350 Honor Pumps U.S.A.......................................................27............293 Honor Pumps U.S.A.......................................................43............325 Hydra-Hose & Supply Co...............................................12............277 Hydra-Hose & Supply Co...............................................45............337 Hydra-Zorb Co.................................................................29............294 Hydraulex Global............................................................19............285 Hydraulex Global............................................................53............351 Hydraulic Supply............................................................26............291 Hydraulics International Inc...........................................47............306 Hydraulics International Inc...........................................53............352 Hyflow Controls..............................................................53............353 Inserta Products..............................................................46............343 International Fluid Power Society.................................47............307 KTR Corporation.............................................................45............335 La-Man Corp....................................................................53............354 Lubriplate, Inc............................................................... CIII............310 Main Manufacturing Products.......................................30............296 Main Manufacturing Products.......................................42............320 Main Manufacturing Products.......................................54............355 Muncie Power Products Inc.............................................3............269 Muncie Power Products Inc...........................................54............356 Ogura Industrial Corp.....................................................41............318 Ogura Industrial Corp.....................................................44............332 Oil-Rite Corp....................................................................40............ 311 Oil-Rite Corp....................................................................42............321 Oil-Rite Corp....................................................................54............357 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc............................................13............279 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc............................................45............338 Pinnacle Systems............................................................54............358 Power Valve U.S.A..........................................................38............304 Power Valve U.S.A..........................................................44............334 SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp.....................................27............292 SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp.....................................40............314 Schroeder Industries, LLC..............................................54............359 Servoflo, Inc....................................................................40............313 Stainless Hose Fittings...................................................35............300 Stainless Hose Fittings...................................................54............360 Sunfab North America....................................................14............281 Super Swivels.................................................................55............361 Thermal Transfer Products.............................................14............280 Thermal Transfer Products.............................................45............336 Ultra Clean Technologies................................................42............324 Ultra Clean Technologies................................................55............362 World Wide Electric Corp...............................................33............299 World Wide Metric Inc....................................................42............323 World Wide Metric Inc....................................................55............363 Yates Industries Inc...........................................................1............268 Yates Industries Inc.........................................................43............326 Yates Industries Inc.........................................................55............364 Youli-America..................................................................21............287 Youli-America..................................................................42............322 Young Powertech, Inc.................................................... 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