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2015 Minnesota SKILLS COMPETITION

A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS: How One Fluid Power Company is Growing by Building a Well-trained, Diverse Workforce

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10 BLUETOOTH EMBEDDED AMPLIFIER Enables Wireless Configuration of Proportional Cartridges

16 When to REPLACE A PUMP

24 2015 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE Attendance Remains Strong

2015 Fluid Power Professionals' Day PHOTO CONTEST

DEPARTMENTS 4 NOTABLE WORDS

13 FIGURE IT OUT

14 ECONOMIC REPORT

19 FPEF UPDATES

21 IN MEMORIAM

26 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

32 IFPS UPDATES

40 INDUSTRY NEWS

42 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

44 LITERATURE REVIEW

48 NFPA UPDATES

58 FIRST NEWS

60 INDUSTRY NEWS

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Price Engineering. Thirty high school students. c A tour. Fluid power classroom kits. Sharing. An internship. What does all this equal? The new NFPA Student Career Connections (SCC) program. The first SCC event took place at NFPA member Price Engineering in Hartland, Wis., on March 17, 2015. The SCC program is a newly developed initiative from NFPA to get middle and high school students interested in fluid power, engineering, and manufacturing. It’s a wonderful way to connect with students and get more involved in the community, and the schedule can be adjusted to fit whatever time and resources the company has available. Here’s how a typical half-day program works: ƒƒ Students and teachers from local middle or high schools get a tour of an NFPA member company. ƒƒ A member from that company speaks to students about careers, what a day in the life is like, and how to get into the industry, etc. ƒƒ Members work with students to put together a basic fluid power classroom kit. ƒƒ The member company provides lunch (if time allows). ƒƒ NFPA can provide teachers with a fluid power curriculum that has been used in several Project Lead The Way (PLTW) schools before the group leaves.

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At Price Engineering, students from Arrowhead High School met in a conference room and got to see through video and a presentation what Price does and the different creative and innovative job opportunities available in the fluid power field. They broke into groups and got a tour of the company, talking to several employees along the way about what they do and seeing first hand how it gets done. After that, all the students and employees came back to the conference room and worked together to build a fluid power classroom kit. While they were doing that, pizza was brought in, and Price played videos of innovative and fun work being done in fluid power. A group of students even shared their video of a robot they created to compete in FIRST Robotics. Because of this event, one student got an internship at Price. Everyone involved had a lot of fun, and some great student/industry connections were definitely made. For more information on how to host a Student Career Connections event at your company, contact me at lbeyer@nfpa.com or call 414-778-3364. I can work with a local school (that you are already involved with) to invite students and teachers, or with your help, I can find some new options. This program offers a lot of flexibility and can be made to fit whatever you have to offer students to get them interested and involved in fluid power.

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2015 MINNESOTA SKILLS COMPETITION Hosted by Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus Dinner provided by SunSource, Continental Hydraulics, and Power Systems

STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD One student, chosen by the instructors, from each school received the Student of the Year Award. Each recipient received a check for $100 donated by Chapter 5 and a gift certificate donated by JEM Technical. Recipients of the 2015 Student of the Year Award are: ƒƒ Stefan Thomes - Alexandria Technical College ƒƒ Mike Nedza - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park ƒƒ Jeff Wagner - Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie ƒƒ Lance Wilson - Minnesota West, Granite Falls

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(right to left) 1st Place $600.00 – Mike Nendza - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus 2nd Place $400.00 – Lance Wilson - Minnesota West, Granite Falls 3rd Place $200.00 – Troy Sarkinen - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus 4th Place $100.00 – Brandon Benson - Minnesota West, Granite Falls 5th Place $50.00 – Tyler Hindricks - Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus

PAST PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP Every year, a Past Presidents Scholarship is awarded to one student. This scholarship pays for one full year of tuition for the chosen student and amounts to over $6,000. It rotates yearly between the four colleges: Alexandria Technical College, Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie, and Minnesota West - Granite Falls. Funding for this scholarship is generated from Chapter 5 past presidents. This year, Chapter 5 donated $1,200; the past presidents donated the remaining funds. Pictured above: Chapter 5 Past President George Beniek presented the 2015 Past Presidents Scholarship to Ivan Kerpich, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie.

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JUDGES The judges have the task of constructing the various tests, providing testing supplies, and administering and grading the tests. The judges are the backbone to the competition, and their efforts and commitment keep the competition on track. (left to right) James Giroux, CFPS, Innotek; Heidi Kloskin, CFPS, JEM Technical; Bryan Anderson, CFPS, Oildyne Parker Hydraulics; Randy Meyer, CFPS, John Henry Foster; Scott Aldridge, Power Systems; Bill Hotchkiss, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, SunSource (Chicago); Jeff Arboquast, FleetPride; and Chris Mabin, CFPS, FleetPride

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The IFPS supports the Minnesota Skills Competition annually. Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director attended and presented a check to Chapter 5 for $1,250 to support the 2015 Skills Competition.


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BLUETOOTH EMBEDDED AMPLIFIER ENABLES WIRELESS CONFIGURATION OF PROPORTIONAL CARTRIDGES Sun Hydraulics Corp. developed a new way to configure embedded amplifiers without using a PC or connecting with wires. This new version can be configured via a free iOS or Android app using Bluetooth for quick, easy, reliable wireless calibration. This development for the fluid power cartridge industry means that technicians can now be in close proximity to observe machine operation but remain untethered and therefore completely safe when setting up and calibrating the machine behavior. Configuring without wires means the end of special cables, connectors, and the need for an expensive PC in the field, relying instead on a smartphone.

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ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

The Bluetooth embedded amplifiers are fully encapsulated for vibration, shock, and environmental protection, sealed to IP69K (with Deutsch DT04-6P connector) and IP65 (with DIN 43650 A connector). They are CE certified to the latest standards, including the 30-V/m automotive standard per Directive 2009/19/EC. The amplifiers were tested on X, Y, and Z axes over a frequency of 33.3 Hz at an overall level of 6.8 Gs for a total of four hours each. DIAGNOSTIC/OPERATIONAL LEDS

To make it even easier to use, the amplifiers have two indicator LEDs labeled “Power/Status” and “Active.” These LEDs allow users to determine the status of the amplifier from a distance. When the app opens, the Bluetooth scan locates the amplifiers within range and provides a list of available amplifiers. Once they select an amplifier, the “Power/ Status” LED starts blinking, providing clear visual indication of the amplifier selected, and then provides further feedback regarding the real-time operational status.


The “Power/Status” LED provides several diagnostic and operational indications: ƒƒ Lights “blue” when power is applied to the unit within the specified supply voltage range ƒƒ Flashes “blue” when connected to a smart device and stops flashing when connection ends ƒƒ Flashes “red” when a coil-open circuit or short circuit is detected ƒƒ Flashes “red” when an analog command input is out of range or wrongly configured ƒƒ Flashes “red” when the supply voltage drops below 8 Vdc ƒƒ Lights “red” if the amplifier is not connected to the AmpSet Blue™ app The amber-colored “Active” LED varies in brightness, providing visual indication of the amount of current supplied to the amplifier. The brighter the amber light, the more output current being used.

THE ECONOMICS OF BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONFIGURATION

Unlike the infrared solutions that require special cables, the amplifier is configured without cables. In addition, no programmer or laptop is required – only a smartphone. And in harsh environments, carrying a smartphone in a protective case is a practical, inexpensive alternative to the risk of using an unprotected laptop or the expense of a ruggedized one. It works out that in an application requiring two amplifiers, the newer, more technically advanced Bluetooth solution is less expensive and much more convenient than two non-Bluetooth amplifiers, cabling, and a handheld programmer. And because one Bluetooth embedded amplifier offers either voltage or current command capabilities, one new unit can

KEEPING IT SECURE

For added protection, the amplifier can be configured with an optional password via the AmpSet Blue™ app, and Sun recommends that all amplifier configurations are password protected. This limits access to the amplifier’s configuration settings to authorized users only. In addition, the amplifier has a time-out feature that disconnects the amplifier from the app after a period of inactivity. If you forget a password for an amplifier, you can generate a temporary key from the app and, using the key on the amplifier’s serial number, you can contact Sun’s tech support and request a new password. When connected to an amplifier, manual mode allows the user to control the valve and associated functions directly, making it easy to check for correct operation when starting a new system. To prevent accidental use of manual mode, the app requires an additional password to ensure operator awareness. CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

The AmpSet Blue™ app offers three main operational modes: standard, inverse, and two-speed. Standard mode is commonly used for proportional valve applications, with the increase in the command value increasing the output proportionally. Inverse mode works inversely from standard mode. As the command value increases, the output will decrease proportionally. Two-speed mode (available only with the six-pin Deutsch connector) provides low or high settings for either speed or pressure, depending on the valve being controlled. When the command input switch is closed, the amplifier will output the minimum programmed output current; when it is open, the amplifier outputs the maximum programmed current.

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replace two standard embedded amplifiers in inventory, simplifying purchasing and stocking parts for an application. LEVERAGING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY IN HYDRAULICS APPLICATIONS

It’s easy to imagine industrial applications that would benefit from Bluetooth-configurable valves. Within a 30-foot range, Bluetooth reaches places that might otherwise require climbing with programming equipment, operator and equipment exposure to hazardous environments, and greatly increased time to connect and configure valves. With Bluetooth, the technician can remain untethered, standing clear of equipment, and reconfigure installed amplifiers quickly and easily, saving time and money and reducing risk. In OEM mobile equipment applications, the amplifiers provide a tamper-resistant, easy-to-configure yet secure solution for a range of applications. Especially beneficial in equipment that commonly finds its way into the rental market, this solution keeps meddlesome renters from “adjusting” and potentially damaging the equipment. Also, by providing a portable, field-configurable solution for remote locations, field service technicians can download the free AmpSet Blue™ app from anywhere with cel-

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TECHNICAL SPECS ƒƒ Operating Temperature Range: -4° to 176°F (-20°C to 80°C) ƒƒ Analog Input Range: 0-10 V, 0-5 V, or 0-20 mA ƒƒ Supply Voltage: up to 32 Vdc lular access, avoiding having to buy and carry programmers, laptops, and cables. And because it doesn’t rely on a cellular network or Wi-Fi for operation when out in the field, they can then access the installed amplifiers within Bluetooth range and adjust the settings to meet the needs of specific environments.

ƒƒ Ramp Time: 0-65.0 s, 1-ms increments ƒƒ Dither Settings: off, 33-500 Hz, in 1-Hz increments

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Figure It Out

Cylinder Stuttering on a Technical School Trainer A community technical school received funding for a hydraulics program. They had nice hands-on-training stands in storage and did a nice job setting up their hydraulics lab. They talked a Physics instructor into teaching the class, and things were going fine until he had the students plumb up the circuit shown. The cylinder would stutter badly when it was extending and run smoothly when it contacted a load spring. The professor thought it was just a case of air in the cylinder, but the students could not see any air spitting out when they bled both ends of the cylinder. They were thinking the cylinder was damaged inside and should be replaced. The professor moved the students over to a spare hands-on trainer and found it also stuttered using the same circuit. The circuit used a pressure-compensated pump set to 3 gpm; a pilot-operated, closed-center directional valve with internal pilot; and external drains and a cylinder. The cylinder would extend 6" before it contacted a die spring, which would simulate a load, causing the pressure to build up as the spring compressed. The flow meter indicator bounced up and down when the cylinder stuttered, but held steady when the load spring was engaged. The glycerin-filled pressure gage dropped to a low reading until the load spring was compressed.

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Solution to Previous Problem

SCRAP STEEL WINDER SLOWING DOWN The reason the hydraulic motor on the slitter slowed down was the use of non-pressure-compensated flow controls in the module mounted under the directional valve. They missed the fact that the original flow controls were pressure compensated. With non-pressure-compensated flow controls, the flow they pass decreases as the pressure drop across them decreases. The pump compensator setting stayed consistent, while the motor pressure increased as the scrap coil diameter increased, reducing the flow. Replacing them with pressure-compensated flow controls solved the problem. The problem was printed in our May/June 2015 issue. See it at www.fluidpowerjournal.com.

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

May 2015 – The global economy has garnered a lot of attention lately, with sluggish growth hampering the ability of manufacturers to increase international sales. Indeed, net exports served as a drag on real GDP in the United States in each of the past two quarters, subtracting 1.25 percentage points from growth in the first quarter of 2015. Weakened demand abroad, a stronger U.S. dollar, and residual impacts from the West Coast ports slowdown have been attributed to the recent softness in export growth (as well as for the larger U.S. economy). Regarding exchange rates, the U.S. dollar has appreciated roughly 17% since the end of June against major currencies, according to the Federal Reserve, and that was actually an improvement from the 22.3% gain just a few weeks ago. The net impact of these headwinds has been a widening of the U.S. trade deficit to its highest level in six and a half years, with year-to-date manufactured goods exports down 3.8% relative to the same time frame in 2014.

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The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI fell to its lowest level since August 2013. Most notably, exports stalled. The good news is that the manufacturing sector continues to expand, but at a pace that remains less than robust. The country-by-country analysis was also weaker in April. Indeed, six of the top 10 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods had contracting levels of manufacturing activity in April, up from two in February and five in March. Four of the six were in Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Japan’s addition to this list marked the first production decline since July 2014. Brazil and Canada were the other two contracting nations, with the latter suffering on falling energy prices and contracting for the third straight month. Outside of Alberta and British Columbia, manufacturers in Canada reported modest growth in activity. Manufacturers in China have reported contracting activity levels in four of the past five months, with the pace of decline in April at a 12-month low. Overall, China’s economic data reflect slower – but still sizable – growth. Real GDP rose 7.0% percent year-over-year in the first quarter, down from 7.3% growth in the fourth quarter. Yet, output in the sector remains below the 8.7% annual growth rate seen 12 months ago, and it continues a larger easing trend over the past few months. Along those lines, retail sales and private investment in fixed assets each experienced slower year-over-year growth rates in April. To be fair, each of these paces for expansion remains at healthy rates of activity, but they are much lower than what market participants are accustomed to seeing. Meanwhile, the Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI decelerated a bit in April, but growth in manufacturing activity remains better today than a few months ago. Indeed, hiring in the sector grew at its fastest pace since August 2011. The overriding story in Europe continues to be an improving situation, but one in which strong growth remains elusive. Real GDP rose 0.4% in the first quarter, edging up from 0.3% growth in the fourth quarter. On a year-to-year basis, the Eurozone grew 1.0%. At the same time, industrial production and retail sales were both lower in March, and the unemployment rate remained elevated at 11.3%. On the positive side, two-thirds of respondents expect conditions to improve in the coming months, and annual inflation was unchanged after reflecting deflation for four straight months. Some might suggest that these better indicators of late have been the result of the European Central Bank’s effort to prop up the economy, but it is also true that Europe has a long way to go before it is out of the woods entirely. Action on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), trade facilitation and enforcement, and

trade preference measures takes place now, while concrete movement on a long-term Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank reauthorization is still sought. Negotiations are moving forward with the Asia-Pacific and Europe, while the NAM seeks to tackle the other important policy and commercial issues.

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WHEN TO REPLACE A PUMP BY SCOTT MASON, CFPS, FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER

A frequent question in fluid power is “When should I replace my pump?” The answer is “It depends.”

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depends on a multitude of factors, conditions, age, duty cycle, and performance, etc. There are, however, key indicators that point to a pump’s impending demise, and when detected early, they can mitigate the damages.

LEAKING The most common form of pump failure is the simple leak. There are two basic types of leaks – external and internal: ƒƒ External leakage is easy to spot; fluid can be weeping or flowing to the outside of a pump, and it usually collects into a puddle. This can be easy to spot with a clean environment. However, poor housekeeping can make the small drip from a leaking seal difficult to spot. When there are puddles and grime, a small leak may go unnoticed. ƒƒ Internal leakage, on the other hand, cannot be spotted visually. Fluid slipping over vanes or the rotating group of a worn pump will produce heat. This inefficiency will not be seen visually, but can be felt or measured in the form of system heat. All leakage compromises system performance in the form of flow. With less fluid/flow doing the work, the cycle time/ performance suffers with slower response.

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PERFORMANCE Cycle time in a hydraulic system is a sure way to reveal declining system (pump) performance. There is a simple method for testing your system performance. This method requires a clear view of the system actuator and a watch with a second hand. While viewing the actuator, note the time for a complete cycle. Note the cycle time when a unit is new, and you will have a baseline to compare with at a later date. (Tip: write the cycle time on the actuator, the reservoir for an industrial system, or frame rail for a mobile application; you won’t have to search for it later.) As cycle time increases, internal fluid leakage is the likely culprit. Do you think a few seconds added to your cycle won’t matter? Imagine a cylinder with a cycle time of 10 seconds to extend and retract. This same cylinder cycles once a minute (60 times an hour) for two eight-hour shifts (960 times in a day). Add five seconds to the cycle due to component wear. This is a total of 4,800 seconds (80 extra minutes per day) waiting for a cylinder to shift. Simply put, this is 80 minutes wasted a day because of a small internal leak – 80 minutes a day, 5 days a week, at 4

weeks a month, 12 months a year, times $ lost labor cost. A few minutes, twice a month, to check hydraulic cycle time is a small step that can lead to potential savings.

NOISE All hydraulic systems have inherent noises – the whine of an electric motor, revving of a truck motor, the sound of a piston pump at pressure turning 1750 rpm. Then there are the other sounds, such as the grinding noise or the dreaded knocking sound. These other sounds are an indicator that something is amiss. If you cannot have a conversation near a running hydraulic system without straining to be heard, there is an issue with the system. This noise may be caused by entrained air in the hydraulic fluid. This can be the result of aeration where free air is drawn into the stream of oil, or from cavitation where dissolved gasses are drawn out of the oil. The most common point of entry for air is the pump’s suction port. Flange ports that aren’t tight, loose hose connections, or a cracked housing on the pump will all allow air in the system. Even a leaking shaft seal has the ability to draw air into the system. Cloudy oil is usually an

indicator of aeration. Cavitation is caused by a restriction at the pump’s inlet (suction strainers and inlet hose). This restriction results in a low inlet pressure that causes dissolved air to vaporize as it enters the pump. In either case, the air bubbles implode as they are suddenly pressurized in the pump. The imploding bubbles make a lot of noise. They will cause metal surfaces to erode and pit, filling the system with metal contaminants. Entrained air can degrade fluid to the point where it can fail to provide lubrication to moving components, resulting in overheating and eventual system failure. All of this noise, banging, and knocking is your system telling you something is wrong!

HEAT How hot is your hydraulic system? Can you safely hold your hand over the pump? It should be warm; it’s moving fluid and doing work. However, if your pump is so hot you cannot briefly touch it, there is likely an issue. Heat in a system has many detrimental effects; the greatest is on the hydraulic oil. Oil should be maintained near 120°F for the best results and never exceed 150°F. Oil that is above 120°F will oxidize and begin to sep-

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arate into acids and sludge, which causes corrosion. The sludge can block orifice pathways leading to more heat. This heat generation then leads to a loss of viscosity, and this lower viscosity will cause a greater slippage or internal leakage that creates more heat. It is a vicious cycle (not viscous). We covered that internal wear/leakage can develop heat; there are other areas, as well. Entrained air is one. When the air trapped in hydraulic fluid is compressed and implodes, all that energy has to go somewhere. It is turned into heat and pumped into the rest of the system only to end up in the reservoir. The reservoir is designed to do more than just hold fluid; it also functions as a heat exchanger by letting oil cool and dissipate heat to the atmosphere through the walls and air circulation. A reservoir not at the correct fluid level may not allow the oil enough time to exchange this heat. All hydraulic systems generate heat; it’s just the resistance of the fluid flowing through the hose and tubing that will raise temperatures. It’s the extreme (greater than 180°F) temperatures that are lethal to system components.

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USING SENSE TO SAVE CENTS When is the best time to replace or rebuild a pump? Barring total failure, nothing is going to answer that question better than a well-managed maintenance program and historical data. Nonetheless, observation using your senses can be an excellent predictor for your system. ƒƒ Sight: How long is cycle time, and how does it compare to new? What is the fluid condition? ƒƒ Sound: How loud is your system? Are there abnormal sounds? ƒƒ Touch: How warm is the system running? ƒƒ Smell: Does the fluid have a burnt odor? ƒƒ Taste: Don’t even think about it! Are these red flags starting to pop up in your system? Is cycle time creeping up? It may be time to start planning to replace or rebuild your pump. Do you have a spare unit in inventory? Now is the time to verify model codes and confirm that all system components are working properly. Note: If your system is at the stage that the pump needs to be replaced, so do the filters! Don’t install a new pump with

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dirty oil and filters. Install the new unit into your system, and after adjustment, record the cycle time and monitor periodically. This paper does not intend to cover all potential causes of failure; there are many, and they are varied. It assumes that mechanical issues, such as pump and prime mover alignment, are correct; system pressure is properly maintained; and pump was filled with fluid prior to start up. This information is provided as a guideline to help diagnose impending pump issues.

About the Author: Scott Mason, CFPS, has been in fluid power sales and engineering for 20+ years, selling and servicing a broad range of products from fittings to hydrostatic drives. He earned his Fluid Power Specialist certification in 1996. Scott has been awarded two U.S. patents for high-pressure fluid control devices, both used for air bag inflators.Visit the company at www.FluiDyneFP.com or call 586-296-7200.

Heavy Motions is a global supplier of high-quality hydraulic parts that services mobile truck, construction, agricultural, oil and gas industries. Our company offers high quality hydraulic products ranging from gear pumps, PTOs, orbital motors, sectional directional control valves, cylinders and component parts. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest performance and most reliable products. Many of our products are able to replace and interchange with many competitive models on the market. We work diligently to not only have competitive pricing but also product selection, product availability, fast delivery and lead time. We believe that building a relationship with our customers is the first step, maintaining it creates customer/client loyalty. Let us be your source for all of your mobile hydraulics needs.


FPEF Updates

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation is proud to present

Art for Industry Industry Supporting the Arts / Artists Supporting Industry Friday, September 25th 2015 • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

refreshments and awards food and cocktails

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The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, will present an artwork showcase highlighting “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Silent Auction items will also be on hand. If you would like to make a silent auction donation, please contact Jeana Hoffman by e-mail: Jhoffman@fpef.org. Proceeds from this event will be donated toward scholarships provided by both the FPEF and the Mechatronics program at CCAC.

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“The Art for Industry initiative is a unique program designed to support and encourage students and others in the community to understand the fluid power industry and to become actively engaged in it. FPEF awards twenty (20) scholarships annually to students who have met certain criteria and have taken fluid power courses. We are excited to partner with CCAC to support their mechatronics program,” – Judy Wojanis, FPEF trustee and Wojanis Hydraulic Supply, Inc. board member.

Purchase tickets to this fundraising event by visiting www.fpef.org.

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FPEF AWARDS 20 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS NATIONWIDE The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) awarded twenty (20) scholarships totaling $40,000 for the 2015 school year to students pursuing fields of study in fluid power technology. FPEF scholarships help young people enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power. “A minimum GPA, an essay, and three letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The FPEF Board of Trustees is pleased to award these scholarships to students of such high caliber,” said Patrick J. Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM, FPEF chair. The top eight (8) students were selected to receive distinctive named scholarships thanks to generous corporate and memorial scholarship donations. The FPEF Board of Trustees

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Alexandria Technical and Community College (Alexandria, MN) Nathan Starry

Iowa State University (Ames, IA) Andrew Hansen (underwritten by Danfoss)

Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) Gurparkash Kaur (Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Wendel Memorial Scholarship) and Haoyang Sun (underwritten by Fluid Power Services, Inc.) Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN) Mario Mejia, Troy Sarkinen, and Daniel Barta (underwritten by J.H. Fletcher & Co.)

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Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Granite Falls, MN) Brandon Benson and Jason Malecek North Dakota State College of Science (Fargo, ND) Grant Davis and Logan Hackmann Northwest State Community College (Archbold, OH) Caleb Blankemeyer (underwritten by Bosch Rexroth Corp.) Ohio State University—Agricultural Technical Institute (Wooster, OH) John-Murphy Paulin Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) Zane Wilson Purdue University College of Technology (West Lafayette, IN) Andrew Bachman (Richard Bardos Memorial Scholarship) and Eric Scherer (underwritten by IMI-Precision Engineering-Norgren) Alfred State College / SUNY College of Technology (Alfred, NY) Austin Colomaio and Nathan DeRocha University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) Ray Frank  

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In Memoriam

Raymond F. Hanley, CFPE/AI – Emeritus Raymond F. Hanley, a tremendous advocate of the IFPS and fluid power industry, passed away near his home in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 30, 2015. Mr. Hanley was born February 10, 1926 to Russell and Sidonia Hanley in Glassport, Pa. He enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II and served on a ship in the South Pacific. In between island bombardments, escort duty, riding out typhoons, and chasing/guarding enemy submarines, he communicated with stateside schools and companies in anticipation of WWII ending and the resumption of his normal civilian life. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and entered the University of Pittsburgh under the GI Bill to study Mechanical Engineering. He started a floor sanding and refinishing business to pay for books, transportation, and other essentials. He graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree. When Mr. Hanley landed a job with Westinghouse Airbrake Company in its new industrial pneumatic division, he thought it would be an interim position; however, pneumatic fluid power took him on a different type of journey – one that led him to marine, oilfield, aircraft, and other military projects. In 1959, he started Circuit Engineering, his own fluid power business. Even after Mr. Hanley retired from the distribution business, he never stopped working on behalf of the International Fluid Power Society. His passion for the Society and certification never waned as he continued to work energetically on behalf of the organization he loved so much. He served as IFPS president from 1986 to 1987, was certification vice president for many years, and has been an IFPS honorary director since 2006. He authored two books: Fluid Power Math for Certification and Fluid Power Essential Practices. His passion and dedication to the fluid power industry is legendary. His significant contribution to IFPS certifications, and their accompanying study manuals, led to his being named the first and (so far) only IFPS Emeritus Certificate Holder. The Raymond F. Hanley Scholarship, offered through the Fluid Power Educational Foundation, was established in 2014. The National Fluid Power Association conferred its 1993 Achievement Award to Mr. Hanley in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the fluid power industry and achievements in fluid power education. Mr. Hanley married Ercel Dean Thomas in 1950, and they lived in Dallas, Tex.; Falls Church, Va.,; and finally settled in Jacksonville, Fla. Ercel Hanley passed away in 2000. Mr. Hanley is survived by his eight children, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. His hobbies included dancing, camping, fishing, and enjoying a lot of seafood.

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A Formula for Success How One Fluid Power Company is Growing by Building a Well-trained, Diverse Workforce By Barry Catanach, B.A. (ECU), MAITD, MFPS

In a world of economic instability combined with the challenge of retaining competent workers in the fluid power industry, Couplers Malaga, a successful hose and fittings business based in the industrial suburb of Malaga in Perth, which is the capital of Western Australia, has developed a proven formula for success by hiring and training women who want to learn, acquire new skills, and who are comfortable working in an industry dominated by men.

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percentage of income revenue into employee training or pay the equivalent to the government as a levy. When the compulsory training requirement was dropped, the philosophy of some companies became that of, “Why spend money on training when others will carry the cost?” Despite this poor attitude, which is exhibited by the management of some companies, there are others that are more community-minded. I’ve found a company that, instead of using a conventional recruitment plan to find the best employee for a position, has chosen to specifically recruit women into the hose and fittings area of the fluid power industry – even though women working in the hands-on side of the Australian engineering industry are a rarity. In fact, 95% of the work-

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force at Couplers Malaga is made up of women, with most of the ladies having been with the business since the late 1990s. What’s the secret to their success? I believe it starts with the company training that gives them the ability to make good decisions and the right choice of equipment – and the Couplers Malaga ladies are young, vibrant, and keen to learn. Also, Couplers Malaga management knows that a good team is essential to success, and employees are encouraged to see themselves as valued members of the business, especially as they are the “face” of the business and ultimately have a marked effect on its success or failure. The engagement of women in the hands-on area of the business has been a sound management decision, as has been the enhance-


ment of their capabilities with good training. It has significantly improved the potential of the business to be more profitable. My introduction to the company came about when Couplers Malaga management sought the assistance of professional training providers. During discussions with the management and a training provider, it was agreed that the training should result in the hose and fittings assembler staff attaining a nationally recognized qualification at the Australian National Training System (NTS) Certificate III level in engineering production. An important consideration in the selection of the proposed training was that a trade qualification should not be a prerequisite and that the staff should acquire solid skills in being able to satisfy customer requirements that often called for considerable ingenuity in producing a sound solution to a hose and fittings problem. The purpose of the training was not to produce hydraulic technicians, but to provide Couplers Malaga’s employees with fundamental knowledge on high-pressure safety, component operating principles, and circuit symbol interpretation. One of the major difficulties faced by the company was the scarcity of fluid power trainers who could be engaged to train the staff. Knowledgeable Australian readers will know that this is an Australia-wide problem in the fluid power industry and the main reason why so little fluid power training is being carried out in Australia, even though the fluid power industry is a large and long-established part of engineering in Australia. Once the Couplers Malaga training program had been set up and aligned to the NTS qualifications, employees attended training sessions one evening each week for 18 months. The training was workplace-based and covered both theory and practice – with the practice proving to be quite incompatible with the long fingernails favored by some young ladies! I have nothing but praise for the ladies in the enthusiastic way they attacked the practical training – not being at all reticent in getting their hands dirty while pulling apart hydraulic pumps and other equipment. They took to the fluid power training like “ducks to water,” and they excelled in circuit interpretation and practical circuit building. Their prior work experience in the high-pressure hose and fittings area provided a good background to the fluid power training course. Twelve months after completing their training, these ladies were found to be confident in showing clients the correct fittings to use for different applications and in developing fitting combinations that work around problems. The respect that they have earned

is demonstrated by the fact that many male customers previously would ignore the ladies and wait for the only man behind the counter to serve them. Now the only man struggles for customers’ attention! Couplers Malaga is to be complimented on sound management thinking that has been backed up by professional training to provide a unique employment opportunity for women in a male-dominated industry.

For more information: Barry Catanach, B.A. (ECU), MAITD, MFPS, is a general committee member of Fluid Power Society (WA) Inc. and managing director at Energy & Mining Training Solutions, Perth, Western Australia. This article is reprinted with permission from the April 2015 issue of Fluid Talk, published by the Australian Fluid Power Society, Inc. Visit www.fluidpowersociety.com.au.

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OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE REMAINS STRONG IN 2015

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xperts from the offshore energy industry around the world came together May 5-7 for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NRG Park in Houston, Tex. More than 94,700 attendees from 130 countries gathered at the annual conference, demonstrating OTC’s position as a leading forum to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for the safe, environmentally friendly, and sustainable development of offshore oil and gas resources. It is the sixth largest attendance in the 47-year history of OTC. The sold-out exhibition was the largest in show history at 695,005 ft2, including outdoor exhibits, up from 680,025 ft2 in 2014. This year’s conference also had 2,682 companies exhibiting, up from 2,568 in 2014, representing 37 countries. International companies made up 42% of exhibitors. “OTC continues to bring the world to Houston. The record-setting number of paper submissions ensured a high-quality technical program, covering the latest innovations and applications. Coupled with superb panels, in-depth exclusive keynotes, a new crop of Spotlight on New Technology award winners, and a record-setting exhibition, OTC drew everyone from CEOs to engineers to government officials,” said Ed Stokes, chairman of OTC. This year’s event featured 11 panel sessions, 29 executive keynote presentations at luncheons and breakfasts, and nearly 300 technical paper presentations. Speakers – including major, independent, and national oil companies; federal and regional government officials; and academics – presented their views on a wide variety of topics, including future industry directions, operational integrity, and risk management. OTC’s Spotlight on New Technology Award recognized 17 technologies for their innovation in allowing the industry to produce offshore resources, including two companies in the new category of Small Business Awards. The conference’s focus on bridging technology was exemplified by the “Pumps and Pipes: Innovation in the Oil Field and Cardiovascular Medicine” technical session. Leaders from two of Houston’s major industries – medicine, and oil and gas – discussed advances that could be shared to add value, reduce risk, and improve efficiencies. Safety also continued to be a key area of focus at OTC. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced the launch of the SafeOCS program, an initiative aimed at collecting and analyzing “near-miss” data to learn more about potential problems offshore and prevent them from becoming an issue. In addition, BSEE released its first-ever annual report, which presented the agency’s analysis of offshore activities and revealed an encouraging decline in incidents since the organization was created in 2011.


The Center for Offshore Safety hosted a breakfast session focused on “Improving Safety and Environmental Performance.” In addition, a technical session and lunch discussed ways to improve the effectiveness of safety and environmental management systems. Additional highlights included discussions about the continued importance of deepwater exploration and the next emerging offshore plays. A panel session from the International Oil and Gas Producers shared thoughts about the need to simplify and standardize specifications to drive down costs and quicken the development of new projects, as well as further improve safety. More than 200 Houston-area classroom teachers and 200 students attended OTC’s Energy Education Institute. Teachers learned about scientific concepts of energy and its importance in a fun and informative way. Participating students saw first-hand the exciting opportunities the energy industry can offer. Individuals seeking career advice and new opportunities were invited to participate in OTC’s Open Access Day, which provided free registration to 1,300 attendees seeking to tap into the conference’s networking opportunities. As part of the day’s programming, attendees learned how to build valuable relationships and sharpen their skills through two professional development sessions.

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OTC also hosted The Rice Alliance Startup Roundup. At this new event, 50 emerging companies had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors. It offered a great opportunity for OTC attendees to learn more about these startups, and enable potential partnerships and investments. The Next Wave, OTC’s program for young professionals, was attended by nearly 500 people and focused on how to face the challenges ahead for young professionals while recognizing the increased interconnectivity of this global industry.

Elmer Peter Danenberger received the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for his significant contributions to offshore safety and environmental protection. The Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions was presented to Petrobras for its pre-salt development, and Ray Ayers, PhD, PE, was honored with the OTC Heritage Award in recognition for his 50+ years in offshore research and development. OTC 2016 takes place May 2-5, 2016 at RNG Park. Visit www.otcnet.org.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT IFPM 72 FLUID PURIFIER SYSTEM PUMPS AND MOTORS

With its upgraded IFPM 72 Fluid Purifier System, power management company Eaton extends fluid life while improving performance and safety of the entire system. The improved, fully automated, mobile IFPM 72 system removes damaging foreign substances – water, particulate contamination and dissolved gasses – from hydraulic and lubrication systems to increase capacity and enhance efficiency in demanding applications. Features include: • Continuous measurement of fluid temperature, water saturation and filter flow-through rates • Installed water sensor allows for permanent control of the fluid saturation • High water separation rates with efficient energy usage • Suited for a variety of hydraulic and lubrication applications • Portable and environmentally friendly design • User-friendly touch display

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

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

The HYDRA-QUBE is a compact, lightweight AND highly efficient hydraulic control module; for the operation of mobile hydraulic drive systems. The QUBE allows continuous operation by controlling your systems oil temperature while providing return line oil filtration. The QUBE is easy to install, operates with virtually zero maintenance and at 96# weighs hundreds of pounds less than conventional reservoir type systems.

• 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.

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MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. now offers full MTRs and lot traceability on all common flanges. Carbon, stainless, and copper-nickel alloy are available. If not part of our 7000+ in-stock products, MAIN can manufacture and 171 ship quickly- (4-5 days) is common from our US facility.

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V250 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVE Muncie Power Products is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its lineup of directional control valves, the V250. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 75 GPM, the V250 is built to withstand extreme, high pressure applications. With high-grade iron castings, hard chrome and nickel-plated spools, the V250 is built to resist wear and promote long product life. Its versatile design lends well to many configurations with different spool, control, positioner and accessory options, allowing for customization.  Take control of your hydraulic system today with Muncie Power Products’ V250.

CORROSION RESISTANT WINDOW SIGHTS Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, rust, and staining. It maintains its appearance over long periods and minimizes unwanted bonding between parts. Sight glasses enable viewing inside a reservoir, hydraulic line, or machine compartment. Oil-Rite offers 303 stainless steel window sights with straight or NPT threads. Made in the USA.

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

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

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 174 Toll free: 800-984-9727 Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: service@honorpumps.com Web: www.honorpumps.com

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The Scenery Hydraulic V, VQ, VQSV10, VQH, V10-V20 pumps series are fully interchangeable with Vickers single, double and triple vane pumps. The vane pump cartridge kits can be cartridge replacements of Vickers’ signal, double and triple pumps. The Scenery Hydraulic H series cylinders are rated for 3000 PSI from 1 ½” to 20” bore sizes to meet all NFPA mounting styles. Our experienced engineers and production team will fully cooperate with you on all your custom design cylinder application.

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Adaconn® and Inserta® combine to eliminate leaks and bulk associated with line mounted components by removing pipe, tube, and hose connections. Flange mounted modular fittings, ball valves, diverter valves, check valves, and adapters can be used to obtain a compact integrated hydraulic system. Special variations of these products can be made.

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 55 GPM

ADACONN® + INSERTA® Blue Bell, Pennsylvania www.adaconn.com www.inserta.com

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

DIN COMPRESSION FITTINGS 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 MORE INFORMATION.

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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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A10V PISTON PUMPS

MARINE DUTY ELECTRIC CLUTCHES

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

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.

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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. service@cleanfiltrationusa.com www.cleanfiltrationusa.com

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EXPANDED WELD COUPLING LINE 184

Anchor Fluid Power has expanded our weld coupling offering to include NPT X NPT threaded couplings. Our 865 series is available in AISI 1020 carbon steel and 316L stainless steel materials. Sizes range from ¼" through 2". Additional sizes and custom configurations available upon request.

PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES TO OUR SALES TEAM toll free at: (866) FLANGES or send an email to sales@anchorfluidpower.com

FLANGE TYPE CHECK VALVES The patented Inserta® Slip In Check Valve in the Inserta® Flange Type Body provides a simple means to install a check valve or a fixed orifice flow control valve in a piping system using SAE 4-Bolt flanges. These valve assemblies can be installed between pumps, valves, manifolds and flange retainers in an effective manner using threaded fasteners. The slip-in valves can be installed with the free flow in either direction.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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FLANGELOCK™ Contact Mike Pearl at 914.980.8890 or email: mike@flangelock.com • www.flangelock.com

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.

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PENINSULAR CYLINDER’S CAD CONFIGURATOR SAVES TIME & MONEY! PENINSULAR CYLINDER’S CAD CONFIGURATOR is designed to eliminate ordering confusion & complexity in today’s hydraulic & pneumatic cylinder industry. Our CONFIGURATOR allows you to download & quote any NFPA or METRIC standard cylinder - quickly & efficiently. It provides you with our Peninsular part number along with a 2D or 3D cylinder CAD image that can be easily downloaded into your CAD drawings. Our CAD downloads are available in most common 2D & 3D formats. With decades of cylinder engineering & application experience, we build longer lasting cylinders for virtually any cylinder application! Call us for your next cylinder requirement

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AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

Accredited Instructor and/or Job Performance Proctor Training Workshops IFPS supports career advancement through ongoing education and training. Accredited Instructors are certified professionals who educate and prepare candidates for IFPS certification programs. All IFPS Accredited Instructors have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry. In addition to their instructor accreditation, they are committed IFPS members and hold various levels of IFPS certifications. Classes are forming for upcoming AI, AJPP, and AJPPCC workshops being held at Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie, Minn. Deadline for registration is July 10, 2015. Learn more about becoming an AI, AJPP, or AJPPCC by visiting www.ifps.org or by contacting Jeana Hoffman at jhoffman@ifps.org or 856-424-8998, ext. 114.

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ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP - JULY 27-28, 2015 JOB PERFORMANCE PROCTOR WORKSHOP - JULY 29, 2015 JOB PERFORMANCE CONNECTOR AND CONDUCTOR PROCTOR WORKSHOP - JULY 30, 2015

CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT) CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)

IFPS WEB SEMINARS Visit www.ifps.org to register or call 800-308-6005. IFPS Members: FREE Non-members: $40.00

“PROPORTIONAL VALVE AMPLIFIERS SETUP, TUNING, AND TROUBLESHOOTING” August 13, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST Presented by: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, Macomb Community College Basic operation of a proportional valve amplifier with LVDT feedback will be covered in this web presentation. Starting with the block diagram of an amplifier, proper wiring methods will be discussed, followed by a step-bystep tuning procedure for maximum valve performance. Finally, the seminar will cover troubleshooting the amplifier using the built-in light indicators and a voltmeter to localize various common problems.

WANTED

WEB SEMINAR TOPICS If your company has educational web seminars on cutting-edge or trending technologies, please e-mail your information to askus@ ifps.org (no infomercials please!).

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CFPIHM Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic CFPMHM Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC) CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC) CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC) CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor CFPSD Fluid Power System Designer CFPMEC (In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls CFPIEC (In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls


SCHEDULE OF

EVENTS Monday September 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Technical Workshop

IFPS 2015 Annual Meeting September 22-25, 2015 • Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Technical Workshop: Monday, September 21, 2015 Join the IFPS from September 22-25 for the 2015 Annual Meeting at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Annual Meeting is a great way to network with professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned throughout the week, as well as a technical workshop on Monday, September 21. Participation in this workshop contributes towards re-accreditation requirements.

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OPTIONAL TOURS

ƒƒ The Duquesne Incline - A pictorial history of Pittsburgh’s industry, inclines, sports venues, and natural disasters ƒƒ Trivia Night at The Park House - Test your knowledge with local trivia at this historic tavern. ƒƒ Industrial Scientific - A behind-the-scenes look at the corporate headquarters of Industrial Scientific, a leading provider of gas detection as a service and portable gas detectors ƒƒ Andy's Wine Bar - Celebrate the legacy of Pittsburg jazz FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

FPEF’s Art for Industry Gala Time: 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m Cost: $100 evening session The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, will present an artwork showcase highlighting “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Food, drinks, and silent auction items will also be on-hand. HOTEL RESERVATIONS

A discounted hotel rate of $150 + 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 21, 2015. Reservations can be made online or by calling the Omni William Penn at 412-2817100. (Mention group name – International Fluid Power Society – to secure the group discount.) The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Airport taxi service: $50 Shared shuttle available via super shuttle: $24 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

“Designing A Machine From the Ground Up” Monday, September 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration: $150.00 (lunch included) Presented by Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie This workshop will prove to be entertaining and educational as it covers the steps to design two different machines from the ground up. Forces, torques, speeds, flows, power steering, and pressures needed to start and size both a front-end loader and go-cart that uses an accumulator for acceleration will be discussed. Participants should bring an inexpensive calculator (such as a $10 TI-30XA). Don’t fear the trigonometry, as this session will break it down to basics! A booklet with all the formulas for future designs will be provided as a take-away.

Tuesday September 22, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Strategic Planning Committee Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Education Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (on own) 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Duquesne Incline and Tour ($10)* 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Trivia at The Park House Tavern Wednesday September 23, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Certification Committee Meeting 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Industrial - Scientific Tour ($20)* 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Andy's Wine Bar (live jazz)* Thursday September 24, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Educational Foundation Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Annual Dinner Friday September 25, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Strategic Planning Committee Follow Up 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Job Performance Testing 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Art for Industry Fundraising Gala

*Optional

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IFPS Chapter 5 Cruises Lake Minnetonka Lady of the Lake, May 2015

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1. Left back: Bill Martin – HTC-BPC fluid power instructor, Mike Nendza*, Drew Gilbertson* Middle row: Jeannine Uehling – HTC-BPC fluid power instructor Right back row: Rhaneem Radzali his Dad & Mom (sitting) (both came from Malaysia for Rhaneem’s graduation on May 19) Front: Brenda & David Gilbertson* (Parents of Drew Gilbertson) 2. Left to right: Bruce Benz, Paul Adelmann, Laurie Pepin, George Beniek, Tom Mielke. 3. Left & front: Brenda & David Gilbertson* Back: Mike Nendza* Right: Drew Gilbertson*

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It’s our turn!


Kuriyama of America, Inc.

IFPS NEWLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

The Kuriyama Value™

Derek Adler, HS JLG Industries, Inc.

Jordan Grangroth, S, PS, HS

Jose Magana, HS Oilgear Co.

John Schmidt, PS Bimba - Pneumadyne

Adam Alrai, S, HS

Matt Hardyman, PS Bimba – Pneumadyne

Johnny Marable, MHM Alabama Power Company

Derek Schwab, HS Oilgear Co.

Constantin Anagnostou, HS Dallas Anderson, S, PS, HS Travis Anderson, S, HS Lindsey Bahaj, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Charles Bailey, MHM Alabama Power Company Michael Baumann, S, PS Hennepin Technical College

Rowdy Harper, HS Minnesota West Community & Technical College Jonathan Hennings, HS Eaton Corporation Chad Hilgenbrinck, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Tyler Hill, S, PS Hennepin Technical College Tyler Hinrichs, S, PS, HS

Christopher Beaver, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Aaron Hobbins, S, PS Hennepin Technical College

William Bonett, MHT Western Hydrostatics, Inc.

David Hoke, HS RG Group

Kyle Borski, HS Oilgear Co.

Lee Holub, MHM Alabama Power Company

Timothy Boyd, HS Complete Hydraulic Works, Inc.

Alex Houle, S, PS, HS

Brian Church, HS Eaton Corporation

Scott Howell, MHM Scott Powerline & Utility Equip. Co.

Austin Colomaio, HS

Steven Hurley, HS

Jeffrey Craig, HS Elgin Sweeper Co.

Ashish Jani, HS Eaton Corporation

Melissa Determan, S, PS, HS

Lance Johnson, MHM Alabama Power Company

William Dietrich, HS MICO, Inc. John Dominguez, HS Applied Industrial Technologies Inc. Robert Draeger, HS Oilgear Co. James Eisenmenger, HS Danfoss Stefan Eshleman, HS JLG Industries, Inc. Andrew Featherstone, HS Roto-Mix Jeff Ferguson, S, PS, HS Jonathan Fife, MHM Alabama Power Company Brian File, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Kevin Frick, MHM American Electric Power Jarrod Giles, MHM Alabama Power Company Scott Graham, S, PS Hennepin Technical College

Zachary Jones, HS Minnesota West Community & Technical College Ivan Karpich, S, PS, HS Martin Kempf, S, PS Oshkosh Defense Bradley Kent, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Alexandros Khor, HS Danfoss Chase Korth, S, PS, HS Jonathan Koski, HS Oilgear Co. Tristan Larson, S, PS, HS

John Matthews, HS Danfoss Mario Mejia, S, PS Tyler Merth, S, PS, HS Dennis Mevissen, E Interlaken Technology Michael Nendza, S, PS Pascaline Ngwana, HS

EDITION 1211

Gilbert Shank, S, PS, HS Christopher Simonton, MHM, Alabama Power Company

Oil & Gas Products Onshore & Offshore Drilling

Brent Sinclair, HS Danfoss Ravneet Singh, HS HyPower Systems, Inc.

Hydraulic Fracturing “ Fracking”

Mitchell Sotelo, S, PS, HS

Steve Niles, HS GS Hydraulics, Inc.

Cullen Sroka, S, PS Hennepin Technical College

Evan Odenthal, S, PS, HS Van-Tech Corporation

Edward Stum, HS RG Group

Quinn Odenthal, HS Van-Tech Corporation

Nathan Sweitzer, HS

Commercial Diving KOGPCA1112

Gary Otremba, S, PS Tescom Corp. Thomas Patterson, SD Hydra-Power Systems, Inc.

Brandon Teboe, HS Alfred State College Tayler Thilk, HS Ryan Trenda, S, PS

Juhua Peng, HS Oilgear Co.

Russell Valleroy, MHM Valtec Hydraulics, Inc.

Plamen Petkov, HS Altec Industries, Inc.

Brian Van Keulen, HS Fluid Systems & Components, Inc.

Eko Prasetiawan, HS JLG Industries, Inc.

Macmillan Venu, S, PS

Jamie Pullin, MHM Scott Powerline & Utility Equip. Co.

Jeffrey Wagner, S, PS, HS

Jay Raley, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Rebecca Walker, S, PS, HS

Zachary Ramirez, MHM Gestamp Mason

Craig Warzeha, S, PS, HS Hennepin Technical College

Jacob Rasmussen, S, PS, HS Swapna Reddy, HS Eaton Corporation Justin Reynolds, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Rusty Richardson, PS Cross Company John Rieke, HS Minnesota West Community & Technical College

John Leatherman, HS JLG Industries, Inc.

Michael Rominger, MHM Alabama Power Company

Craig Lee, S, PS, HS

Alexander Roswell, HS

Truett Lenard, MHM Scott Powerline & Utility Equip. Co.

Troy Sarkinen, S, PS Hennepin Technical College

Kristen Loso, S, PS

Scott Sasse, S, PS, HS SunSource

Matthew MacNeil, HS Eaton Corporation

KURIYAMA OIL & GAS PRODUCTS

• Kuriyama Oil & Gas Products for commercial diving, provide unique hose products for air breathing, low pressure air and hot water. • Twin Line high pressure hoses are designed for use with underwater hydraulic tools.

Jason Walker, HS

Rob Wesley, MM, MHM Gestamp Mason Mark White, HS Tyler Whitesell, HS Daniel Whittemore, HS Eaton Corporation Evan Wiebusch, S, PS, HS Aspen Equipment Lance Wilson, S, PS, HS MN West Community College & Technical College Adrian Witt, MHM Alabama Power Company Andy Zilka, S, PS, HS Paul Zinnel, HS Altec Industries, Inc. Christopher Zuchegno, HS, Akron Hydraulics

Alfagomma® Hydraulic Hose & Fittings • Alfagomma® hydraulic hoses include single and double wire braided versions; Temp Tech handles 300ºF temperatures, Minetuff and Supertuff provide superior abrasion resistance. • AlfaCrimp one-piece fittings allow assemblers to use one style of fitting with different hose types. • Two-piece fittings are available for high volume assembly fabrication. 360 E. State Parkway • Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 755-0360 • Fax: (847) 885-0996 sales@kuriyama.com

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Certification Review Training Review-training options offered through and taught by third-party IFPS Accredited Instructors vary in hours. You’ll learn how to ƒƒ use the math required for testing, ƒƒ analyze and design systems, ƒƒ select components, and ƒƒ prepare and properly take certification tests. The written certification test can be taken at any IFPS testing location (additional test fees will apply). If you are an IFPS Accredited Instructor and would like to list your training or open test events, please e-mail info@ifps.org.

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HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

The online self-paced Hydraulic Specialist certification review-

training course, offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc., includes all seven chapters (8.5 hours) and every outcome in preparation for the Hydraulic Specialist test (members receive 20% off with coupon code). Online Live-Distance Learning: October 2015 dates available. Email register@cfc-solar.com for information. Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: September 22-24, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: September 25, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. Fairfield, OH

Review: October 19-21, 2015 Written test: October 21, 2015 E-mail: register@cfc-solar.com Review and testing offered through Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Eden Prairie, MN Review: November 10-12, 2015 Written test: November 13, 2015 E-mail: hydraulicstraining@ eaton.com PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

The online Pneumatic Specialist certification review-training course, offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc., includes all six chapters (8.5 hours) and every outcome in preparation for the Pneumatic Specialist test (members receive 20% off with coupon code).

Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: July 27-29, 2015 Written test: July 29, 2015 E-mail: register@cfc-solar.com CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) REVIEW W/ JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Centennial, CO Review: August 25-26, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: August 27, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: August 26-27, 2015

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Job Performance and written tests: August 28, 2015 E-mail: register@cfc-solar.com Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: December 15-16, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: December 17, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (IHM) REVIEW WITH JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 6-8, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: October 9, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (MHM) REVIEW W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

The online Mobile Hydraulic certification review (for written test), offered through

CFC Industrial Training, Inc., includes all chapters of the MHM Study Manual (6.5 hours) and every outcome in preparation for the written MHM test (members receive 20% off with coupon code).

tests: November 6, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com

Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: August 3-5, 2015 Job Performance Test: August 5, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. / written test: August 6, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. E-mail: register@cfc-solar.com

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Centennial, CO Review: July 21-23, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: July 24, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Henderson, NV Review: September 22-24, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: September 25, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Review and testing offered through NTT Training Houston, TX Review: November 3-5, 2015 Job Performance and written

INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (IHT) REVIEW TRAINING W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 6-8, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: October 9, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (MHT) REVIEW TRAINING W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

Review and testing offered through NTT Training

Henderson, NV Review: September 22-24, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: September 25, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Review and testing offered through NTT Training Houston, TX Review: November 3-5, 2015 Job Performance and written tests: November 6, 2015 E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com JOB PERFORMANCE ONLINE REVIEW

The online Job Performance reviews, offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc., includes stations 1-6 of the IFPS Mechanic and Technician Job Performance Test (members get 20% off with coupon code.) Live-Distance Learning Job Performance Station Reviews: e-mail register@cfc-solar.com for information.

THE NEXT GENERATION DELIVERY SOLUTIONS AVENTICS Quick Ship Program. Kjell Lyngstad, Director AVENTICS North American Sales, helps ensure his customers have the high-performance pneumatics they need through our Quick Ship program. It offers a wide selection of our most popular pneumatic products, ready to ship with fast, reliable delivery that meets or beats market lead times. And standardizing on these products saves time over your system’s lifecycle. Get the current catalog: Visit www.aventics.com/us/QuickShip

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations ALABAMA

COLORADO

IDAHO

KENTUCKY

Auburn University, AL Birmingham, AL Decatur, AL Huntsville, AL Jacksonville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Normal, AL Tuscaloossa, AL

Aurora, CO Boulder, CO Centennial, CO Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO Durango, CO Ft. Collins, CO Greeley, CO Lakewood, CO Littleton, CO Pueblo, CO

Boise, ID Coeur d ‘Alene, ID Idaho Falls, ID Lewiston, ID Moscow, ID Nampa, ID Rexburg, ID Twin Falls, ID

Bowling Green, KY Covington, KY Highland Heights, KY Louisville, KY Morehead, KY

ILLINOIS

Bossier City, LA Lafayette, LA Monroe, LA Natchitoches, LA New Orleans, LA Thibodaux, LA

ALASKA DELAWARE Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ Tempe, AZ Thatcher, AZ Tucson, AZ Yuma, AZ ARKANSAS Bentonville, AR Hot Springs, AR Little Rock, AR CALIFORNIA Aptos, CA Arcata, CA Bakersfield, CA Commerce, CA Encinitas, CA Fountain Valley, CA Fresno, CA Fullerton, CA Irvine, CA Los Angeles, CA Marysville, CA Riverside, CA Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA San Diego, CA San Jose, CA San Luis Obispo, CA Santa Ana, CA Santa Maria, CA Santa Rosa, CA South San Francisco, CA Yucaipa, CA

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 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 Dublin, GA Dunwoody, GA Lawrenceville, GA Morrow, GA Oakwood, GA Statesboro, GA Tifton, GA Valdosta, GA HAWAII

Carbondale, IL Carterville, IL Champaign, IL Crystal Lake, IL Decatur, IL 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 Ames, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa City, IA Ottumwa, IA Sioux City, IA Waterloo, IA

MARYLAND Arnold, MD Baltimore, MD Bel Air, MD Columbia, MD Frederick, MD Hagerstown, MD La Plata, MD Westminster, MD Wye Mills, MD

Lawrence, KS Manhattan, KS Overland Park, KS Wichita, KS

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TO REGISTER FOR AN IFPS WRITTEN CERTIFICATION TEST:

1. Fill out an IFPS certification test application including your desired location by visiting www. ifps.org. 2. Submit your application with payment to IFPS headquarters. 3. Upon receipt of your application, you will be e-mailed instructions. Questions? Please call IFPS at 800-308-6005.

MASSACHUSETTS Boston, MA Bridgewater, MA Danvers, MA Haverhill, MA Holyoke, MA 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

KANSAS

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Individuals 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).  

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TESTING DATES FOR ALL LOCATIONS JULY 2015

Tuesday, 7/7 • Thursday, 7/16 AUGUST 2015

Tuesday, 8/4 • Thursday, 8/20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Tuesday, 9/1 • Thursday, 9/17 OCTOBER 2015

Tuesday, 10/6 • Thursday, 10/15 NOVEMBER 2015

Tuesday, 11/3 • Thursday, 11/19 DECEMBER 2015

Tuesday, 12/1 • Thursday, 12/17 JANUARY 2016

MINNESOTA

Tuesday, 1/5 • Thursday, 1/21

Eden Prairie, MN Mankato, MN Morris, MN

Tuesday, 2/2 • Thursday, 2/18

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MISSISSIPPI Goodman, MS Mississippi State, MS Raymond, MS University, MS MISSOURI

North Platte, NE Omaha, NE NEVADA Henderson, NV North Las Vegas, NV

Cape Girardeau, MO Columbia, MO Cottleville, MO Joplin, MO Kansas City, MO Kirksville, MO Park Hills, MO Poplar Bluff, MO Rolla, MO Sedalia, MO Springfield, MO St. Joseph, MO St. Louis, MO Warrensburg, MO

NEW JERSEY

MONTANA

NEW YORK

Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT

Brooklyn, NY Garden City, NY Middletown, NY New York, NY Syracuse, NY

NEBRASKA

Branchburg, NJ Lincroft, NJ Sewell, NJ Toms River, NJ West Windsor, NJ NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, NM Clovis, NM Farmington, NM Portales, NM Santa Fe, NM

Bellevue, NE Lincoln, NE

NORTH CAROLINA

OKLAHOMA

SOUTH CAROLINA

Apex, NC Asheville, NC Boone, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Jamestown, NC Misenheimer, NC Pembroke, NC Raleigh, NC Wilmington, NC

Altus, OK Bethany, OK Edmond, OK Norman, OK Oklahoma City, OK Stillwater, OK Tonkawa, OK Tulsa, OK

Beaufort, SC Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Conway, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Orangeburg, SC Rock Hill, SC Spartanburg, SC

NORTH DAKOTA Bismark, ND Fargo, ND OHIO Akron, OH Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH Findlay, OH Kirtland, OH Lima, OH Newark, OH Orrville, OH Rio Grande, OH Toledo, OH Youngstown, OH

OREGON

Denison,TX El Paso,TX Houston,TX Huntsville,TX Laredo,TX Lubbock,TX Mesquite,TX Victoria,TX Weatherford,TX Wichita Falls,TX

Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA

UTAH

Casper, WY Laramie, WY Torrington, WY

TENNESSEE Bend, OR Coos Bay, OR Eugene, OR Gresham, OR Medford, OR Oregon City, OR Portland, OR White City, OR PENNSYLVANIA Bloomsburg, PA Blue Bell, PA Gettysburg, PA Harrisburg, PA Lancaster, PA Newtown, PA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA York, PA

Blountville,TN Clarksville,TN Collegedale,TN Gallatin,TN Johnson City,TN Knoxville,TN Memphis,TN Morristown,TN Murfreesboro,TN Nashville,TN TEXAS Abilene,TX Arlington,TX Austin,TX Beaumont,TX Brownsville,TX Commerce,TX Dallas,TX

Cedar City, UT Kaysville, UT Logan, UT Ogden, UT Orem, UT Salt Lake City, UT

WISCONSIN Fond du Lac, WI La Crosse, WI Milwaukee, WI WYOMING

AUSTRALIA Rockingham, Western Australia

VIRGINIA

CANADA

Lynchburg,VA Norfolk,VA Roanoke,VA Virginia Beach,VA

Castlegar, BC Kamloops, BC Lethbridge, AB London, ON Mississauga, ON Moose Jaw, SK Nanaimo, BC Prince Albert, SK Saskatchewan, SK Saskatoon, SK Toronto, ON Windsor, ON

WASHINGTON Bellingham, WA Bremerton, WA Ellensburg, WA Olympia, WA

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Holmatro Cylinders Chosen for Snorre A Platform In early 2015, Holmatro Industrial Equipment and its Norwegian dealer EIVA-SAFEX AS jointly supplied 64 cylinders, each with a capacity of 536 tons, to the tension-leg platform (TLP) Snorre A. Besides cylinders, the corresponding control and storage for the hydraulic system was also delivered. The Snorre oil field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 200 km from the coast. One of the platforms, TLP Snorre A, is anchored to the seabed with steel cables. In order to retain, measure, and monitor the pre-tensioning of the cables, each leg of the platform includes constructions that are each fitted with load cells. When calibrating the load cells, the weight of the platform must be taken off. With the help of the new cylinders, the corresponding control and storage for the hydraulic system, this job can be done much easier now. The Holmatro Industrial Solutions team designed and developed the complete customized hydraulic system. EIVA-SAFEX AS handled the lifting installation, and both companies drew up the required documentation in line with the legal requirements for the offshore platform.

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ATOS SPA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN MASTER DISTRIBUTOR Atos SpA acquired full ownership of Fluid Power Associates, Inc., an importation, distribution, and repair center for electro-hydraulic components in which it held a minority stake. The name of the newly restructured company will be Atos North America. The purchase will allow the Italian hydraulics manufacturer to better operate in the North American market by providing a larger local stock, enhanced technical support, and better customer service. The existing team of regional sales managers at Atos throughout North America will join the newly formed company. Fluid Power Associates Inc. was founded in 2002 as a joint venture between Atos SpA and ten North American hydraulics distributors.

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CURTISS-WRIGHT ACQUIRES BOLT’S METALLIZING Curtiss-Wright Corp. acquired certain assets and liabilities of Bolt’s Metallizing, Inc., a provider of thermal spray coatings for aerospace applications, including high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) and plasma spray coating capabilities. The acquired business will operate within Curtiss-Wright’s Commercial/Industrial segment and be accretive immediately. Bolt’s, which has approximately 24 employees, specializes in the application of oxidation-resistant and abradable coatings for turbine engines and HVOF wear coatings for landing gear components. The business also has onsite capability for welding and brazing, which enables turnkey repairs of turbine engine components. www.curtisswright.com

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PIRTEK STERLING HEIGHTS REBUILDS POWER UNITS A driveline-manufacturing engineer contacted John Martin, director of sales and marketing for PIRTEK Detroit, to request a quote to rebuild four old hydraulic power units. The client designs, manufactures, and distributes driveline systems and service parts for vehicles, and the hydraulic power units are a critical piece of equipment in the production process. They supply hydraulic power to the friction welders that build the drive shafts. The units were running extremely hot, causing the company to make frequent, sometimes daily, repairs. Each component of the units, such as valves, switches, gauges, electric motor, motor mounts, pumps, chiller, hydraulic tubes, and hoses were removed and replaced with new/remanufactured components. The motors were cleaned, inspected, and rewound. The pumps and motors were calibrated to factory specs and included certification paperwork for verification. The chiller was also upgraded to resolve the overheating issue. www.pirtekusa.com

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People in the News

JOSEPH OPAL

BRIAN MCCLURE

TONY CANONACO

FIPA Inc.

Winters Instruments

Balluff Inc.

Joseph Opal has joined the North American sales force as regional sales and marketing manager for plastics. He is responsible for selling and marketing advanced vacuum technology and end-ofarm tooling solutions for plastics assembly system customers. He is based out of Chicago.

Brian McClure has been named executive vice president, U.S. and Mexico. Based in Houston, Mr. McClure is responsible for sales and operations. He has more than 16 years of experience in instrumentation, as well as the oil and gas sector.

Tony Canonaco has been appointed president effective in May and CEO effective in August. Mr. Canonaco has over 25 years of sales and leadership experience in industrial automation. He has held positions at Omron, Danaher Motion, Bosch Rexroth, and Eaton in various leadership capacities.

RG GROUP EMPLOYEES AWARDED CFPHS CERTIFICATION Ed Stum, vice president of manufacturing, and Dave Hoke, engineer/project manager for RG Group, York, Pa., have earned their Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS) certification. As certified hydraulic specialists, Mr. Stum and Mr. Hoke will design systems that are drafted to fluid power essential practices supported by national and international standards. This accomplishment brings improved reliability, greater efficiency, reduced liability, and decreased environmental impact in future work. Both gentlemen plan to continue the path to additional certification with the intent of earning the designation Certified Fluid Power Engineer (CFPE).

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DWAIN BREEDLOVE

PAUL COOKE

MICHAEL JONES

MATTHEW SCHELL

PETER WITTY

BJM Pumps

Bosch Rexroth

Eisele Connectors

Differential Pressure Plus

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Dwain Breedlove has been named pump technician. His responsibilities include pump assembly, repair, and maintenance. Mr. Breedlove joins the company with more than 29 years of experience in submersible pump assembly and service, including teaching pump service school.

Paul Cooke has been appointed regional president Americas and president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Corp. U.S. Mr. Cooke most recently worked as senior vice president of sales within Business Unit Industrial Applications at the company’s headquarters in Lohr, Germany. He joined Bosch Rexroth in 1982.

Michael Jones has been named sales director for the North American region to lead the company’s sales office and warehouse located in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in the global automotive and industrial manufacturing industries.

Matthew Schell has been named president after serving as vice president of sales and marketing. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Product Innovation under the da Vinci program.

Peter Witty has joined GTI as general counsel, elected as an officer and corporate secretary. Mr. Witty explores and analyzes potential acquisitions, global joint ventures, and other strategic partnerships, as well as provides guidance on government regulations, tax matters, and corporate governance.

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40 Years of Great Value AIR AND HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, INC. • CIRCLE 142

At AHE, our team is composed of technical minds ready to find creative solutions to your most demanding challenges.

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LITERATURE REVIEW Complete Product Offering

New Aventics Products Overview Catalog

ANCHOR FLUID POWER • CIRCLE 143

AVENTICS • CIRCLE 145

Anchor Fluid Power offers a broad range of fluid power components including SAE J518 & ISO 6162 flanges and split flange adapters, weld couplings, high pressure hydraulic ball valves, flow control, needle and check valves. Visit www.anchorfluidpower.com to request a free copy of our master catalog. Anchor Fluid Power (513) 527-4444 sales@anchorfluidpower.com

Apply world-class AVENTICS products to gain a competitive advantage. Browse our latest product catalog of pneumatic valves and actuators, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders and electro-pneumatic valves and positioners, or work with AVENTICS directly to achieve customized application-specific solutions. Now get products faster with the Quick Ship Focused Delivery Program. Request your products catalog today. AVENTICS Email: info.us@aventics.com Link: aventics.com/us

Miniature Pneumatic Products Catalog

Industrial Control Solutions

CLIPPARD INSTRUMENT LABORATORY, INC. • CIRCLE 146

CYBER-TECH, INC. • CIRCLE 147

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

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Air and Hydraulic Equipment, Inc. 821 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 1-800-277-4466 airandhydraulicequipment@aheinfo.com aheinfo.com

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Cyber-Tech, Inc. designs and manufactures custom industrial grade control handles, control pendants, mechanical and proportional joysticks with a consistent reputation for being rugged and reliable, while delivering a level of customer service that is superior in the industry. Visit our website and give us a call so we can assist you in your control needs. Cyber-Tech, Inc. www.cyber-tech.net 1.800.621.8754

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2015 Essentra Components Solutions Catalog

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ESSENTRA COMPONENTS • CIRCLE 148

FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER • CIRCLE 149

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Essentra is a global manufacturer and distributor of essential industrial components, servicing a variety of industries across the world. The new 2015 Essentra Components Solutions catalog features a collection of our core manufactured product lines including over 3,000 new product introductions. Request your FREE copy and FREE product samples today!

FluiDyne Fluid Power stocks Veljan TXB Vane pump. Our new TXB single vane pumps are well suited for both industrial and mobile applications. The low noise pumps have increased mass and thick housings to make the pumps more durable. Veljan TXB single vane pumps are available in 12 displacement sizes: B02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14 with flanged or threaded ports.

Essentra Components 800-847-0486 sales@essentracomponents.com www.essentracomponents.com

FluiDyne Fluid Power 586-296-7200 sales@fluidynefp.com www.fluidynefp.com

Oilfield Products Overview

2015 New Products Catalog

HAWE HYDRAULICS • CIRCLE 150

HERCULES SEALING PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 151

Oilfield Products Overview

This product overview provides you with a summary of the general capabilities and technical information for a variety of HAWE Hydraulics‘ components for oilfield applications. It is supplemented with additional product-specific pamphlets containing detailed technical specifications and information on how to order these products. Additional documents are available upon request from your local HAWE office or at HAWEUSA.com.

Hercules is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 New Products Catalog. This new catalog features new and expanded product lines to meet your repair needs. New product lines include the BHT high strength Rod, Piston, Symmetrical and Buffer Seals. New metric offerings include MYR-HT Buffer Seals, MPSQ5 Piston Seal Assemblies, MSWSHN Wiper Rings, and MHS8 O-Rings. Kits have been expanded to include new seal kits for Case, Caterpillar®, Hitachi, JCB, Kubota, Volvo and many more. To order your free copy of the Hercules 2015 New Products Catalog, visit the Company Literature section of the Hercules website at www.HerculesUS.com or call 866-625-0542.

HAWE Hydraulics 9009 K Perimeter Woods Dr. Charlotte, NC 28216 704-509-1599 www.HAWEUSA.com

Product Line Overview

New SDV Catalog

HYDRAULICS INTERNATIONAL, INC. • CIRCLE 152

HYFLOW-CONTROLS INC • CIRCLE 153

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High Pressure Valves

Electric Driven Gas Boosters

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Air Driven Pumps

Air Pressure Amplifiers

Air Driven Gas Boosters

Package Systems

Hydraulics International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of air and electric driven gas boosters, air driven liquid pumps, air pressure air amplifiers, high pressure valves, turbine flow meters and packaged systems. Our products offer the most comprehensive range of models to the fluid power industry whether is measured by ultimate pressure, discharge flow rate or fluid compatibility. Request a FREE copy today! DISTRIBUTOR INQUIRIES WELCOME Hydraulics International, Inc. 818-407-3400 www.hiigroup.com

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Hyflow-Controls Inc. is a leading manufacturer of sectional direction control valve, cylinders and cartridge valves. Our new SDV catalog provides technical information, coding table and cross references. We provide two designs, SDV40 and SDV70, with parallel/open center circuits and capacity ranging from 40 to 70 GPM with maximum operating pressure at 2500-3500PSI. We also offer an extensive selection of accessories ranging from main relief valves, plugs, handles, stud kits and many more. www.hyflow-controls.com 13660 Redwood Ct. • Chino CA, 91710 P: (909)628-9866 • F: (909)614-7233

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Kuriyama Oil & Gas Products Catalog

Compressed Air Filtration

KURIYAMA OF AMERICA, INC. • CIRCLE 154

LA-MAN CORPORATION • CIRCLE 155

EDITION 1211

Oil & Gas Products Onshore & Offshore Drilling Hydraulic Fracturing “ Fracking” Commercial Diving KOGPCA1112

• Products for reliable and dependable service for the demanding requirements within the oilfield industry. • Commercial diving products provide unique hoses for air breathing, low pressure air and hot water. • Twin Line high pressure hoses are designed for use with underwater hydraulic tools. • Onshore/Offshore Specialty Umbilicals can be individually designed for customer requirements. (847) 755-0360 sales@kuriyama.com www.kuriyama.com

La-Man Corporation (800) 348-2463 www.laman.com

Hydraulic Flanges and Components

Genuine Metaris Product Catalog

MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 156

METARIS • CIRCLE 157

Catalog includes the popular styles of MAIN Manufacturing’s extensive offering of Hydraulic Flanges and Components – ready for immediate shipment. Dimensional drawings, part numbers, metric and weld specifications included. The “Quick Reference Guide” helps specify less popular items often stocked or quickly manufactured at our US plant.

Our Genuine Metaris Product Catalog includes piston, vane and gear pumps & motors, dump pumps, orbital motors, PTOs, replacement (spare) parts and accessories. It also includes specs on the various product lines. View or download the latest Genuine Metaris Product Catalog by visiting our website at www.hydraulex.com.

MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Grand Blanc, MI (800) 521-7918; FAX: (810) 953-1385 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com Web: www.mainmfg.com/fpj

Metaris – A Hydraulex Global Company Toll Free: 888.477.2737 Tel: 416.638.6000 Email: sales@metaris.com www.hydraulex.com or www.metaris.com

V080, V130 & V250 Directional Control Valves

Liquid Level Switches

MUNCIE POWER PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 158

OIL-RITE CORPORATION • CIRCLE 159

Take control of your hydraulic system with Muncie’s V080, V130 and V250 series hydraulic control valves. These high pressure sectional valves offer superior performance in a compact package, and can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Learn more about Muncie’s V080, V130 and V250 directional control valves at www. munciepower.com/valves.

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

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Liquid Level Switches are designed to shut down machinery or turn on warning devices when liquid supply recedes to a predetermined level. They can be wired to flash warning lights, sound howlers, shut down machines, or signal computers. This is especially helpful in unattended automated plants. Available with a housing for external mounting or without housing for internal applications.  Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitwoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: (920) 682-6173 Email: sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

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Company Overview

PumpLinx Version 3.4

ROTOR CLIP COMPANY, INC. • CIRCLE 160

SIMERICS • CIRCLE 161

Rotor Clip's company overview is the perfect first impression of all Rotor Clip has to offer, in a condensed and easily readable format. It briefly details the most important aspects of the main catalogue without going too heavily into engineering specifications. We recommend it as a reference guide to the leading manufacturer of retaining rings, hose clamps, and wave springs.

PumpLinx is a transient 3-dimensional simulation tool, uniquely suited for the analysis and design of pumps, motors, compressors, propellers, valves, hydraulic systems and other fluid devices with rotating or sliding components. It provides rigorous and robust simulation of flow, pressure and cavitation in a device. PumpLinx provides unique insight over hardware testing by allowing the engineer to see inside the pump with straightforward analysis.

Rotor Clip Company, Inc. sales@rotorclip.com Phone: +1-732-469-7333 www.rotorclip.com

Simerics Phone: 256-489-1480 or 425-502-9978 Email: contact@simerics.com Website: www.simerics.com

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog

New and Improved Product Catalog

SUPER SWIVELS • CIRCLE 162

WORLD WIDE METRIC • CIRCLE 163

Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels. Available in sizes from 1/8" to 2-1/2", rated to 10,000 PSI, heat treated, superior quality alloy steel, chrome or stainless steel ball bearings, withstands heavy side loads, burnished (micro smooth) barrel bores, Viton®, Aflas®, or Teflon® encapsulated seals, zinc or nickel plated, available in 304 and 440 stainless steel, full flow - low pressure drop, rebuilding kits available.

World Wide Metric’s updated CAST catalog features 358 pages of their fittings product line, along with technical information and drawings. Their wide selection includes DIN metric compression, JIC flared, BSP adaptors, conversion adaptors, ORFS, hose and hose fittings. Catalog can be downloaded on their website with print version available upon request.

Super Swivels Phone: (763) 784-5531, Fax: (763) 784-7423, Website: www.superswivels.com

www.worldwidemetric.com sales@worldwidemetric.com 732-247-2300

YOUR CYLINDER SOURCE

EX Series Planetary Gearbox

YATES INDUSTRIES, INC. • CIRCLE 164

YOUNG POWERTECH, INC. • CIRCLE 165

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

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Yates Georgia 7750 The Bluffs Austell, GA 30168 Ph: 678.355.2240 Fax: 678.355.2241

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by Brad Bohlmann CCEFP Sustainability Director

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Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) to collaborate to address manufacturing challenges in this technology. The launch of the consortium will be funded through a NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTech) Program grant totaling $413K over two years.

2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

FPAMC’s goal is to create a sustaining industry-led consortium of experts from academia, industry and government labs to advance fluid-power manufacturing in the United States through technology road mapping for the next generation of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power components and systems. In addition, it will explore the use of fluid power as a means to create or improve advanced manufacturing machines and processes. The initial road mapping forChicago late July at the August 10-12, event 2015is scheduled • Westin North Shore, Wheeling, IL Georgia Institute of Technology.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 17!

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ƒƒ IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament at Chevy Chase Golf Course Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s c The ƒ ƒ IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid ƒ ƒOpen Power of Association Reception and Dinner NFPA 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference–Registration power supply chain – members and non-members. Conference content examines industry economics, market forecasts, and technology IEOC SPEAKERS FORUM breakthroughs likely to impact the fluid power supply chain for years Another highly acclaimed feature of this conference is the IEOC to come, augmented with a broader focus into other emerging trends. Speakers Forum. Join IEOC’s most popular speakers for an econoConference speakers cover macroeconomic and global trends, while August 10-12, 2015 my-driven, interactive session to wrap up the first day’s program. also providing insights into key mobile and Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL industrial customer markets. The IEOC is a great opportunity for fluid power professionals to connect, Reserve Your Hotel Room providing one of the best opportunities for information gathering and NFPA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate networking to help companies advance. of $169 plus tax. This special rate is only available until July 20, 2015 or This year’s schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of indusuntil the block is full. To reserve your room, call the Westin at 847-777try experts. Highlights include the following: 6500. Be sure to request the National Fluid Power Association rate. Don’t forget to take advantage of NFPA’s “Suite Deal” contest returnECONOMICS ƒƒ Global Economics from an ITR Perspective – Alan Beaulieu, ITR ing for the 2015 IEOC. Everyone who books a reservation at the Westin and registers for the IEOC by June 17 will be entered in a drawing for a Economics ƒƒ Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective – John suite upgrade. Register for IEOC at nfpahub.com/events/conferences/the-ieoc. Walker, Oxford Economics

NIST FUNDS A FLUID POWER ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CONSORTIUM By Brad Bohlmann, CCEFP Sustainability Director The Regents of the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) to collaborate and address manufacturing challenges in this technology. The launch of the consortium will be funded through a NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMTech Program) grant totaling $413K over two years.

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FPAMC’s goal is to create a sustaining industry-led consortium of experts from academia, industry, and government labs to advance fluid power manufacturing in the U.S. through technology road mapping for the next generation of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power components and systems. In addition, it will explore the use of fluid power as a means to create or improve advanced manufacturing machines and processes. The initial road-mapping event is scheduled for late July at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Collaborative Staffing Plan to Support Fluid Power Research, Education, and Promotion Months after launching a new giving and recognition society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to increase support for fluid power education and research, the NFPA and CCEFP have formed a collaborative, synergistic staffing plan to provide administrative support for those activities and to better promote the fluid power industry to future employees and customers. “There is a lot of alignment between the activities of the CCEFP and the marketing and education objectives of the NFPA,” said Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO. “Fluid power research performed by CCEFP universities not only develops additional teaching resources and connects more students to our industry, but it also helps to expand fluid power’s innovation capacity. Promoting CCEFP research objectives and outcomes can therefore improve the image of our technology in the minds of our customers, our industry, and aspiring engineers.” The collaborative staffing plan has been designed to leverage the inherent strengths and align resources within both organizations toward this collective goal. It will allow the CCEFP to increase its focus on its core strengths of research and education, and connect it more

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Fluid Power Bench The interactive bench includes conventional and fluid power snooker cues, a miniature backhoe, hydraulic push-touch drawers, and a “Pyramid of Power.”

Snooker Cue This traditional snooker cue is held in place. Students push the cue to move a ball along a track and into a large square “pocket.” The pocket has a built-in collection and return area.

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Nutcracker Suite This system uses a manually operated hydraulic pump to work a nut-cracking cylinder, showing power and control.This enclosed machine system delivers a new nut from the supply hopper and drops the cracked nut into a collection bin for disposal.

Pyramid of Power This interactive rotating display explores the importance of power in its various forms and how power is transferred from a form to another. Each face of the pyramid rotates and lights up to look at different forms of power and suggests areas of physics to explore.

Pascal’s U-Tube Challenge

Hydraulic Test Bench The customizable hydraulic test bench allows supervised students to experience a real hydraulic system. Hoses and connectors are needed for system operation.This machinery shows the fundamentals of hydraulic testing and helps students shift from theoretical understanding to practical handling.

Miniature Backhoe This fully operational arm simulates an actual backhoe system, controlled through an integrated joystick.

This challenge introduces the hydraulic jack principle and links to the theory behind the U-tube system.The feature contains two connected cylinders of different diameters. The cylinders are connected to a couple of plungers. Pushing the plungers shows how the system reacts in terms of force, pressure, and displacement.

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Hydraulic System Drawers A set of “hidden” drawers is set into the base of the fluid power bench.They feature a soft-touch open-and-close mechanism. Each drawer features questions, such as what, where, and how the parts of a hydraulic system generate, control, and deliver fluid power.

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 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: VOTED BY YOU!

Ultimate beach toy - submitted by Phillip Boyd, CFPMHM, Altec Industries, Inc.

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FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS IN ACTION 1st Place: Hydraulic technician makes adjustments on a portable hydraulic unit. - submitted by AliceAnn Strausbaugh, RG Group 2nd Place: Working on a big hydraulic manifold block - submitted by Robert Blom, Mabotec BV 3rd Place: Iowa State University Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering students in action learning about fluid power in the new Danfoss Fluid Power Teaching Laboratory in Ames, Iowa - submitted by Brian Steward, CFPHS, Iowa State University Honorable Mentions (4): IHMS Integrated Hydraulic Manifold Systems submitted by Harold in ‘t Veld, Hydroplus BV (5): Scott Industrial’s production team welds together a power unit - submitted by Jenny Westfall, Scott Industrial Systems

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POWER DENSITY 1st Place: Powering levee gates in New Orleans - submitted by Tom Ferrara, Atlantic Industrial Technologies 2nd Place: "Who needs a dump truck? Not us!" - submitted by James Mullins, Hydrotech Inc. 3rd Place: "Why change houses when you can move your house thanks to the power of hydraulics? My brother’s house on the move after the city decided it needed his land to make room for a motorway." - submitted by Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI Honorable Mentions (4): "Largeand-in-charge hydraulic dump truck!" submitted by Jeffrey Kolf, MFP Seals (5): "Only fluid power systems can move 50 ton!"submitted by Hamed Shamsi khani, HEPCO

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FIRST News

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More than 18,000 students (ages 6 to 18) from around the globe traveled to St. Louis, Mo., from April 22-25, 2015 and put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at various venues throughout the city. The four-day event came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of a roaring crowd of more than 40,000 when four teams from League City, Tex., and Davis, Clovis, and Palmdale, Calif., of the Newtown subdivision, won the coveted FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC®) Championship Winning Alliance. In this year’s recycling-themed game, Recycle Rush™, FRC teams took to the field, where competing alliances scored points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recycled by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season. Among the participants, many U.S. and international FIRST student robotics teams earned honors for design excellence, competitive play, research, business plans, website design, teamwork, and partnerships. More than 900 teams from 40 countries competed in the four FIRST programs: FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®, grades 4-8, ages 9-14 in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; ages 9 to 16 outside the U.S., Canada, and Mexico); FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®, grades 7-12, ages 12 to 18); and FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®, grades 9-12, ages 14 to 18). In addition to the high-energy robotics machines, 60 teams of 6 to 9 year olds participated in the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®, grades K-3) World Festival Expo.


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THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP HONORED SIGNIFICANT SUPPORTERS OF THE FIRST MISSION:

ƒƒ John E. Abele, vice chair of FIRST and founding chairman, retired, Boston Scientific Corp., was the recipient of the Founder’s Award, presented each year by FIRST Founder Dean Kamen to one organization or individual for exceptional service in advancing the ideals and mission of FIRST. ƒƒ Mark Lawrence, retired executive, CISCO, mentor of team 1816, The Green Machine, Edina, Minn., was the recipient of the Woodie Flowers Award, founded by Dr. William P. Murphy, Jr., to recognize an outstanding engineer or teacher who best demonstrates teaching excellence in teaching science, math, and creative design. ƒƒ Richard Dale “Rick” Snyder, current governor of Michigan, was the recipient of the Make It Loud Award, given to the person who has contributed the most in increasing the awareness of FIRST to the general public.

A complete list of winners can be found at www.usfirst.org.

2015 FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS

Qualcomm is the 2015 FIRST Championship presenting sponsor. Championship program sponsors include Energizer Holdings, Inc.; FedEx Corp.; Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD); Google; Monsanto; NRG Energy; U.S. Air Force; and United Technologies Corp. (UTC). Other sponsors include Abbott Fund; Bechtel Corp.; The Boeing Corp.; BOSCH; The Coca-Cola Co.; Comcast NBCUniversal; The Dow Chemical Co.; Dr. William H. Danforth; Edward Jones Foundation; I Am Jane; INCOSE; Microsoft Corp.; Mouser Electronics; Nidec Motor Corp.; NVIDIA; Rockwell Automation; Scottrade Inc.; Southwest Airlines; SpaceX; St. Louis Regional Chamber; Trio Foundation of St. Louis; UL; Vulcan Spring & Manufacturing Co.; and Wells Fargo Advisors.

SAVE THE DATE UPCOMING FIRST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: St. Louis (April 27-30) 2017: Houston (April 19-22) and St. Louis (April 26-29) 2018: Houston (April 18-21) and Detroit (April 25-28)

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Industry News HAWE HYDRAULICS ANNOUNCES SERVICE PARTNER PROGRAM During its North American partner meeting in April, HAWE Hydraulics announced a new division of the company – HAWE Service Solutions, HSS. This year’s meeting took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, and connected the company’s North American distributors with employees from Germany and the U.S. The new service division opens pathways for a servicepartnering program. HSS offers services including startup support (even on non-HAWE systems), data acquisition, on-site troubleshooting, and breakdown rush-delivery processes. Every authorized partner will meet a set of specific criteria to ensure the highest level of quality and support. www.hawehydraulics.com

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DES-CASE RECOGNIZED AS MODEL FOR AMERICAN EXPORTING Des-Case Corp., a manufacturer of specialty filtration products based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., was hailed as a superb example of the type of growth possible for American manufacturers and companies that partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce and its export assistance centers. Jerry Abramson, deputy assistant to the President of the United States and director of intergovernmental affairs, complimented how the company has collaborated with the department since 2001, while growing from a small manufacturer with modest sales in the U.S. to a global leader in the contamination control product industry with 35% of its sales in international countries and growing rapidly. www.descase.com

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Royal Transport Masters On-Site Transport of Pumping Station Royal Transport moved a 420-t pumping station in Bergen using two self-propelled platform trailers – one second-generation (G2) MHD SPE and a first-generation (G1) MHD SP from NICOLAS. According to Sébastien PORTEU, managing director of the French special vehicle manufacturer, NICOLAS, “The idea was to combine an electronically steered vehicle with a mechanically steered vehicle in loose coupling mode. Two PowerPacks were configured to run in a master/slave mode. The bogie units of the MHD G2 – available with either mechanical or electronic multi-directional steering – have been specially designed to carry concentrated loads. For road transport assignments, the MHD G2 can be used as a trailer or semi-trailer combination, as well as being coupled side-by-side as a 3 or 4-file combination. www.nicolas.fr

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