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Machine Design Considerations When Transitioning to Tier IV Diesel Engines


PNEUMATICS & Machine Design

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of changing to Tier IV diesel engines and controls.








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Record Demand at BAUMA 2016


20 MEASURING MARINE TANK Fluid Levels with Pneumatics

23 2016 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE Attendance Ranks in Top 15

48 OIL AND WATER Just Don't Mix!

Prototyping and testing with these new engines and controls could not be more critical.


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With projections showing the industry will need 1.7 million more engineers and computing professionals to fill positions within the next 10 years, the low number of women in those fields is growing as a top concern among industry leaders and educators. Diversity in the workplace has long been proven to lead to better outcomes. But, in this case, it has become a concern that there won’t be enough qualified applicants if companies are virtually limited to one gender to fill those spots, according to the authors of “Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing,” a report recently released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and supported by the National Science Foundation, AT&T, and the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle. Although an increasing number of women are showing interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects, the report revealed, only 12% of today’s engineers are women. Studies also showed a disturbing trend among women in computing. Their percentage in the field actually dropped—from 35% in 1990 to 26%. According to various reports, some of the obstacles that have hindered progress include: ƒƒ Stereotypes and biases. Students have revealed biases among faculty and employers when it came to evaluating experience and skills among men and women in the field. For example, when asked to evaluate resumes that were identical to the exception of the candidates’ names, science faculty gave greater weight to male candidates over female candidates. In addition, they were more willing to provide men higher salaries, the AAUW reported. ƒƒ Lack of confidence. According to research at Stanford University, women studying engineering are more likely than men to switch to another major—even if they were performing equally as well. “These women switch because they don’t believe that their skills are good enough and they don’t feel like they fit in engineering,” said Joanne McGrath Cohoon, an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Virginia. ƒƒ Lack of support. While some work environments are supportive of women, others seem to be lacking in providing opportunities. Women who left engineering jobs cited various reasons, including not receiving opportunities for development or support from supervisors. Work-life balance also was listed as a concern. As part of its 65th annual Engineers Week celebration, TE Connectivity recently talked about the issue of boosting inclusion and changing perceptions about the field. “We tend to think of innovation coming from a lone genius, but it comes from people working together, collaborating and co-creating. If you don’t get a diverse bunch of experiences to solve a problem, then you get into group think,” Rob Shaddock, TE Connectivity chief technology officer, said as part of a webcast. He said TE fosters an inclusive environment by openly discussing the need for diversity and being deliberate with initiatives, including asking for a diverse slate of applications when recruiting for engineering positions. Proportion-Air, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic air pressure regulators and air flow control valves. For this and more articles about the industry, visit Proportion-Air, Inc.’s website and blog at

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Aeriated Oil on a Log Splitter

Any idea what the problem could be?

I loaned my log splitter to a friend whose tree fell after a storm. The tree was a blue spruce evergreen about 30-ft. tall. It surprised me that the tree’s root system, after 20 years of growth, barely penetrated the ground but seemed to be spread out over a 10 to 12-ft. radius being only about 2 to 6-in. deep. He had cut the tree up in short lengths that would fit into his free-standing fireplace and needed to split and stack the logs. He borrowed my splitter and complained that it slowed down when splitting the logs— slower than it had when he helped me in the past. I explained to him that the splitter had a “Hi-Low” pump system with a new cylinder and that it would slow down when it encountered logs that needed pressures higher than 600 psi (see the circuit). He felt this wasn’t the problem, so I went over to his house and looked at the splitter. He was correct; the splitter encountered the log, slowed down, but eventually split the log. I was sure it was the pump failing, but without a gage or flow meter I removed the pump and took it to my shop for testing. To my surprise, the pump tested out just fine.

Solution to the Previous Problem: ELEVATOR


Many engineers mistakenly think the use of a proportional valve for speed control gives precise and consistent speeds. They feel the spool positioning is very accurate and repeatable when LVDT feedback devices on the main spool are used. However, a costly proportional valve is no better than a plain, old-fashioned needle valve. The flow changes if the delta “P” across the valve changes. When loads of different weights are used, the load pressure on the outlet of the proportional valve changes, causing the flow across the valve spool to change. The addition of a pressure-compensating “Hydrostat” module placed under the proportional valve solved this problem. The “Hydrostat” makes the proportional valve pressure compensated, ignoring the load changes, just the same as a pressure-compensated flow control valve. The stopping window was reduced to less than 1 inch total, which was fine for this service elevator. If this were a people-carrying elevator, additional accuracy could be obtained by using some type of cylinder feedback device, such as a linear transducer. The LVDT on the valve knows exactly where the spool stops, but has no way to knowing where the cylinder actually stops. A feedback device on the actuator would know the cylinder’s position through the entire stroke and feed the information to the PLC. The problem was printed in our March/April 2016 issue. See it on our website at

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ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC IMPLEMENTATION? By Michael Lindemann, Eaton Hydraulics


he integration of electronics and hydraulics has grown dramatically in recent years, but not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. For those considering implementing electro-hydraulic (EH) solutions, the key question often boils down to: “How do you know when you’re ready?” To answer that question, those considering EH implementation should consider the benefits available, evaluate areas that can best capitalize on those benefits, and develop a game plan for implementation.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Much as electronics have become more commonplace in automobiles, the use of electronics to control the operation of pumps, valves, and other hydraulic components has introduced numerous potential benefits. EH integration offers increased efficiency, enhanced diagnostics, improved maintenance, and solid return on investment for those incorporating the latest technology. With onboard computers and electronics, hydraulic and mechanical systems can reach

unprecedented levels of efficiency. On mobile equipment, an engine constantly running at full speed is generally not as efficient as an engine that regulates speed based on conditions. Software can monitor operations and adjust engine speed as needed, resulting in potential savings in fuel and extended engine life. Diagnostics have also improved greatly with the advent of electronic controls. Integrated EH systems can help to determine when a failure occurs, as well as potentially prevent future failures. For example, a fuse box in a controller area network, or CAN-Bus, system can notify the equipment operator exactly which fuse has blown. This greatly reduces troubleshooting time. Other diagnostic examples include sensing and evaluation of engine information, hydraulic system health, and the condition of the electronic control system. The enhanced diagnostics can translate into more informed maintenance decisions. An EH-integrated system can sense machine uptime and indicate the need for routine maintenance based on the history of the component or system. For example, if a particular machine function requires grease after every 500 cycles, the electronic control system can track the operational data and signal when the maintenance is due.



The more advanced diagnostic and maintenance opportunities can also help end users realize a return on their investment. While hydraulic components with onboard electronics are generally more expensive than their conventional counterparts, cost savings can be achieved through improved reliability, resulting in greater machine uptime and reduced maintenance repair costs. By sensing and reacting to an abnormal condition, a costly system failure can often be prevented.

WHAT PROCESS AREAS MIGHT BENEFIT? For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and others considering EH integration, some key questions to ask are: Where is more efficiency needed? What are the bottlenecks in the current operation? For example, a manually operated machine with on/off switches and levers might be limited in adjusting for various throughputs. A proportional control, such as a joystick, might allow more flexibility and consideration of multiple parameters.

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FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Even with all the recent gains of EH systems, opportunities for growth remain. Open platforms, such as Eaton’s Pro-FX, have provided an accessible starting point for OEMs to participate in automation development. To help expand EH integration capabilities, Eaton is constantly developing additional programming options and pre-built function blocks. Collaboration among component manufacturers, such as Eaton along with distributors, OEMs, and other end users, will be key to advancing EH technology, according to Price. He sees the collective input from all groups guiding the direction for future integration. By working closely together during the application design phase, Eaton and its customers can create successful systems that capitalize on the numerous potential benefits of electro-hydraulic integration.

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The opportunities for implementing EH systems can often be found in the various parameters that can be monitored and controlled by advanced electronics. System integrators should be aware of the different sensors available (e.g., temperature, pressure, flow, position, incline, and acceleration), as well as control options, and evaluate where additional automation can be introduced. Price also suggests identifying the requirements and key goals for EH systems and components. Machine cycle time, ease of use and maintenance, safety and total cost are good examples. OEMs should ask the question: Who are the stakeholders? and use the stakeholder team to establish what the machine should do and how it should work. OEM research of possible EH integration areas should involve the voice of the customer, according to Price. He added that OEMs and integrators should involve the customers in the brainstorming process. Software development factors also need to be considered. Will it be a proprietary system owned by the software developer, or an open system that can be modified down the road by someone other than the developer? As an OEM, will you manage the development or have someone else do it? OEMs can often benefit with assistance during development and integration, according to Price.

OEMs should also consider who will own the intellectual property rights to custom software and technology. In Price’s experience, the integrator often owns the rights, but customer IP ownership can be a natural progression. Staffing and other resources also need to be evaluated. End users need the right skill sets and environment. If a situation requires additional wiring and cables, personnel with the proper wiring experience are key. And when seeking tight tolerances, a clean environment is crucial. Once goals, development options, and resources have been evaluated, Price advises to introduce EH integration in stages and establish priorities. Start simple and prioritize. Develop a platform that takes care of the highest need first. And expect some growing pains along the way, notes Price. EH integration does not happen automatically, so OEMs should take it one step at a time and recognize it as an investment.


In manufacturing settings, the types of products being manufactured often affect whether or not additional EH integration might be beneficial. We asked Tom Price, president of Price Engineering, a Hartland, Wis.-based distributor of Eaton products and EH integrator, where he has seen integration prove successful. Products that require tighter tolerances, faster cycle times, and those being built in cleaner environments are often good candidates for EH integration, according to Price. With higher performance equipment, electronics are key to achieving that level. The increased efficiency of EH systems can also translate into increased output. For example, in a manually controlled rock-crushing application, the machine operator must be constantly monitoring and adjusting the in-feed conveyor speed to maximize throughput while preventing the crusher from jamming. With electronic control, this operation can be handled automatically by monitoring speeds and pressures. This results in improved performance and minimal operator interaction.

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May 2016 – There was a sense that manufacturing had begun to stabilize globally in March, but the data in April provided a bit of a reality check, with growth slowing in many key markets. The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI declined from 50.6 in March to 50.1 in April, expanding not far from the neutral point for the month. It was the second-lowest pace since the end of 2012, with more sluggish growth in new orders and output, and exports and hiring declining at a slightly faster rate. It should be noted that one-quarter of the weighting of the global index comes from the United States, which fell to its lowest level since September 2009. Interestingly, this reading contrasts with more favorable data from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The ISM Manufacturing PMI expanded for the second straight month, albeit with some easing. Weaker export data have contributed to softer activity for manufacturers in the United States, and firms in the sector have grappled with currency and international demand headwinds to

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our largest trading partners. The trade-weighted U.S. dollar index against major currencies from the Federal Reserve Board has risen 17.8% since July 1, 2014, but that figure has improved from late January, when the dollar had increased 26.3%. Beyond foreign exchange rates, only five of the top 15 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods had expanding levels of manufacturing growth in April—a sign of ongoing challenges abroad in the sector. With that in mind, U.S.-manufactured goods exports declined 5.7% in the first quarter of 2016 relative to the same quarter in 2015, according to TradeStats Express. This extended the 6.1% decrease in 2015. Looking abroad, some of the larger weaknesses continue to be in the emerging markets. The Markit Emerging Markets Manufacturing Index decreased from 50.1, its first expansion (barely) in 13 months, to 49.5. As such, growth in the emerging markets for the sector slowed once again, with new orders and output stagnating. Two countries—China and Brazil—illustrate these challenges, but the problems are not limited to them. The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI decreased from 49.7 to 49.4, and it has now contracted in 16 of the past 17 months. Activity in China continues to decelerate, even though some of the more recent data, such as industrial production, picked up in March. Chinese real GDP should increase

6.5% year-over-year in 2016, down from 6.7% in the first quarter. Meanwhile, political anxieties have likely played a role in the sharp declines in Brazil, with manufacturing activity falling to the lowest level since March 2009 as the country faces impeachment proceedings for President Dilma Rousseff. However, it was not all bad news. For instance, Canada’s manufacturing expansion appears to be gaining some steam. The RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI rose to its fastest pace of growth since December 2014, expanding for only the second time since July. New orders, output, and hiring each grew at an increased pace in April, but exports slowed somewhat. The improvement in the Canadian PMI data in April came primarily from a strong gain in Quebec, with activity in the rest of Canada also higher. While Canada has made significant progress in recent months, Alberta and British Columbia continue to be challenged in their energy sector, and activity slowed slightly in Ontario. In addition, except for a few markets, Eurozone manufacturing activity continued to expand modestly, albeit at a slower pace than at the end of 2015. Yet, global headwinds, the migrant crisis, and worries about a possible “Brexit” have taken their toll year-to-date, with growth remaining weaker than desired. For that reason, the European Central Bank continues

to pursue stimulative actions to address growth and deflationary concerns in the Eurozone. Trade legislation, trade agreements, and individual country trade practices remained hot topics this month. More than three years after the expiration of the last Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), the House and Senate both passed new MTB process legislation. The NAM is also seeking action on a nominee to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to ensure it is fully functional and full implementation of the recently enacted Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. The industry continues to expand trade education efforts, as well as support on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and strong outcomes in ongoing negotiations. Manufacturers also weighed in on key India and China trade issues. Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, which includes links to the press releases used to compile this information, visit

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The seven-day show at Bauma 2016 attracted around 580,000 visitors from 200 countries—an increase of more than 9%—to Munich between April 11 and 17. After Germany, the top ten countries of origin among the visitors were Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, the Russian Federation, Poland, and the Czech Republic. A total of 3,423 exhibitors—1,263 from Germany and 2,160 from abroad—from 58 countries presented their products, developments, and innovations on a record 605,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors from outside Germany accounted for 63% of the total—higher than ever before. According to Klaus Dittrich, chairman and CEO of Messe München, “The response from the participants this year was amazing. The visitors at Bauma always come looking to invest, but this year the exhibitors’ order books filled up much faster than expected. Many exhibitors are talking about a record level of demand at Bauma 2016. And that is an extremely positive sign in this current uncertain climate.”

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By Richard Bullers, CFPPS, SMC Corp. of America

This article is a bullet-point summary of pneumatics and basic machine design considerations when using pneumatic technology. It is not intended as a comprehensive guide or a replacement for individual sizing and selection requirements of pneumatic components.

Some Important Properties of Air Contents of Atmospheric Air

The air at a compressor’s intake contains about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, and other trace gases. Most importantly, it also contains varying amounts of dust, pollen, other airborne contaminants and water. Depending on the environment, lots of dirt and water are possible. Dirt is an abrasive, and water is a solvent. They have to be removed at point of compression, and failing to do so will cause major problems. ƒƒ Use an “after cooler” with automatic drain immediately after the compressor if not built in. ƒƒ Use an air tank with automatic drain. This component stores energy, allowing the compressor to run cooler and less often, extending life. It also serves as a heat exchanger to eliminate additional condensate. ƒƒ Use a main line filter with automatic drain next in-line. Over-capacity at this point is far better than under-capacity. ƒƒ Use a refrigerated dryer with automatic drain after the main line filter. ƒƒ Use plumbing practices to inhibit the transmission of water and materials that inhibit the formation of corrosion. ƒƒ Use correct “point-of-use” filtration. ƒƒ If control of the compressed air supply is not a possibility, use additional filtration and automatic drains at point of use on the machine. Note an acceptable air-cleanliness standard for the machine (reference ISO 8573-1) and base warranty information upon the use of clean, dry air.

Compressibility and Volumes

One advantage of compressing gas molecules, (i.e. “air”), squeezing them together, is storage. A large quantity of potential energy can be stored in a tank. A disadvantage is the lack of density that makes the precise positioning of air cylinders difficult and simultaneous operation virtually impossible. Because compressed air is a “soft” form of energy, the correct application of volume becomes a critical performance issue when using pneumatics. ƒƒ Use a tank to store additional energy to compensate for momentary lack of supply pressure or momentary increases in flow demand. ƒƒ Use a tank as a “buffer” when air pulsations cause issues with performance of cylinders, gauges, filter life, or regulator life. When regulators are paired with small tanks, performance gains can be realized. ƒƒ Reduce circuit volume that compromises performance by mounting valves as close as possible to cylinders, rotary actuators, or other “end effectors,” but ensure enough flow capacity is available in any connectors and tubing. ƒƒ Do not design the use of more than one cylinder to move a common load unless the load has external guides. Multiple pneumatic cylinders cannot be accurately coordinated for speed or position. The resulting imbalanced load will accelerate wear and may cause malfunction or even a catastrophic failure. • July/August 2016 •


Pressure Characteristics

Flow Characteristics

Pneumatic pressure is expressed as a measure of force per unit of area. It literally represents the amount force created by the number of air molecules in random motion striking a surface of a known size. In the ocean of air we live inside, atmospheric pressure is approximately 14.696 pounds of force for every square inch at sea level. In pneumatic systems, the air is concentrated (compressed), so more molecules are striking the same amount of area. The safe, economical, and practical amount of pressure that should be used for an application is a primary consideration in the selection of pneumatics. Pressurized air must also be visualized as and equated to a directly proportional relationship of potential energy, kinetic energy, and money. The higher the pressure, the higher the stored energy and the energy turned into power, but at increasing cost. Think of all three at the same time during the design process. ƒƒ Use the correct load ratio for pneumatic actuators. ƒƒ Use only the amount of pressure required for the force needed to do the work. ƒƒ Use regulators with performance characteristics that meet the requirements of the application. ƒƒ A regulator is an on-demand valve that shuts off at the set point. Use as close as practical to the application. ƒƒ Use standard regulators on the supply side of a directional control valve unless otherwise noted (see “Energy Efficiency” later in this document). ƒƒ Size regulators in conjunction with filters by sizing the filter first.

Flow is given as volume per unit of time, i.e. a cubic foot every minute (cfm or ft3/min). It is a measure of the rate that energy is being used by the end effector and is more correctly identified as “flow demand.” The maximum amount of flow required is the most important aspect of sizing virtually every pneumatic component upstream of the end effector and is called the “peak flow” demand. Each pneumatic component, whether it be fittings, tubing, flow controls, valves, regulators, filters, and so forth, is sized based upon having enough “flow capacity” to deliver the “peak flow” demand without too much lost energy. This energy loss is called a “pressure drop” or “Delta P” and is the difference in pressure between the inlet of the component and outlet of the component during flow. The “actual” pressure drop across a component in operation will vary due to a number of factors, so for purposes of sizing components, an “ideal” pressure drop is assumed for the flow capacity calculation. This assures sufficient flow capacity without under-sizing or grossly over-sizing the component. The flow capacity is expressed as a comparative and unit-less number called a “Cv” or as an “effective area,” noted as the “S” value in mm2. ƒƒ Always calculate peak flow demand for each end effector in a machine. ƒƒ For multiple end effectors operating at the same time, peak flow demands can be summed. ƒƒ Size all pneumatic components based upon their flow capacity for the peak flow demand required. ƒƒ For tubing and piping size successively from small at point of use, to


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medium at transmission, to large at point of compression, sum the simultaneous peak flow demands common to each line. ƒƒ The longer the tubing or pipe, the less the flow capacity. Each 4-fold increase in length reduces the flow capacity by 1/2. ƒƒ For pneumatic logic, avoid long signal transmission lines if possible. Energy Efficiency

ƒƒ Eliminate waste by using precision nozzles, short pulses, and close target proximity to the nozzle(s) for blow-off applications. ƒ ƒ Shut off pressure to machines or processes not in operation for extended periods. ƒƒ Maintain and/or provide maintenance schedules for filters, regulators, lubricators, actuators, and all compressed air components. ƒƒ Use dual pressures. For example, a cylinder working in one direction but simply returning in the opposite should be operated with two pressures. A “check-type” regulator, or a check valve used in parallel with a regulator can be used between the cylinder and valve. ƒƒ Consider reducing machine or system pressure when the majority of applications are operated at lower pressures and only a few exist at higher pressures. Evaluate the use of an air pressure booster for the higher-pressure requirements. Safety Considerations

There has been a lot written about this topic, but after 35 years in fluid power, I still see machines that present the danger of serious

injury or death. We are responsible for each other, personally, professionally, and as fellow human beings. Never count on someone else to assure your safety. Never fail to account for the safety of others in your design. Make sure your design anticipates and protects against what could happen so you will know you have done all you could to keep people safe. ƒ ƒ Go to, read, and request information from on safe machine design. ƒƒ Research, read, and review the machine design standard ISO 13849-1. ƒƒ Enlist help, other valued opinions, and critical analysis of any safety aspects of your About the Author: design and validate them Richard Bullers, CFPPS, through established pracis senior applications engineer tices and comprehensive for SMC Corp. of America. testing. He can be reached at ƒƒ Consider and/or employ the services of a PE (proVisit the company’s website fessional engineer) and/ at or firm specializing in safety analysis as needed for validation.

Never take safety for granted, ever.


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2016 Student of the Year Awards At the skills competition, the instructors chose one student from each school to receive the Student of the Year Award. Each recipient received a check for $100.00 donated by Chapter 5. ƒƒ Zachary Zink – Alexandria Technical and Community College ƒƒ Brandon Benson, CFPS - Minnesota West Granite Falls ƒƒ Jesse Lucking, CFPS – Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie ƒƒ Henry Timmer, CFPS – Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park

2016 Skills Competition Awards ƒƒ 1st Place $600.00 – Brandon Benson, CFPS, Minnesota West Technical and Community College

ƒƒ 2nd Place $400.00 – Jesse Lucking, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie ƒƒ 3rd Place $200.00 – Lucas Schoen, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie ƒƒ 4th Place $100.00 – Steven Hoium, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie ƒƒ 5th Place $50.00 – Bryan Kaeter, Alexandria Technical and Community College

Past Presidents Scholarship A Past Presidents Scholarship is awarded to one student each year. This scholarship pays for one full year of tuition for the selected student. This year’s check was for $6,100.90. The scholarship rotates yearly between the four colleges: Alexandria Technical and Community College, Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park, Hennepin Technical College-Eden Prairie, and Minnesota West Granite Falls. The IFPS Chapter

5 past presidents generate funding for the scholarship. This year's winner is Zachary Zink from Alexandria Technical and Community College.

Instructors ƒƒ Mark Sagedahl - Alexandria Technical and Community College (Host) ƒƒ Rob Auel, CFPAI - Alexandria Technical and Community College (Host) ƒƒ Bill Martin, CFPAI - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park ƒƒ Jeannine Uehling, CFPAI - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park ƒƒ Bob Yund, CFPAI - Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie ƒƒ Ernie Parker, CFPAI - Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie ƒƒ Tom Midthun, CFPS - Minnesota West, Granite Falls

2016 SKILLS COMPETITION AWARDS (left to right) Chris Mabin, CFPS, Fleet Pride was Master of Ceremonies; WINNERS: 1st place - Brandon Benson, CFPS; 2nd place - Jesse Lucking, CFPS; 3rd place - Lucas Schoen, CFPS; 4th place Steven Hoium, CFPS; 5th place - Bryan Kaeter

PAST PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP (left to right) Laurie Pepin, CFPS, QTS Medical Device Outsourcing, Chapter 5 president; Winner Zachary Zink from Alexandria Technical and Community College; George Beniek, past chapter president; and Andrew Van Beusekom, CFPS, Hydro Engineering, Chapter 5 treasurer

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Judges The judges have the task of constructing the various tests, providing testing supplies, as well as administering and grading the tests. The judges are the backbone to the competition, and their efforts and commitment keep the competition on track.

Every year, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) supports the skills competition. Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS executive director, attended this year’s competition and presented a check to Chapter 5 for $2,000.00 supporting the 2016 skills competition. In addition, The IFPS awarded the 1st through 5th-place winners and the Students of the Year will all receive a one-year paid membership to the IFPS. The continued support from IFPS is essential to Chapter 5 and is greatly appreciated by all members. Chapter 5 used the donation by distributing the funds to the contestants, awards, dinner, and other costs associated with the contest.

JUDGES (left to right): Scott Aldridge, Power Systems Inc.; Bill Hotchkiss, CFPAI, SunSource; Randy Meyer, CFPS, John Henry Foster Co.; Bryan Anderson, CFPS, Parker Hannifin Corp.; Jeff Arbogast, CFPS, Fleet Pride Truck & Trailer Parts; James Giroux, CFPS, Certified Power, Inc.; not pictured - Heidi Kloskin, CFPS, JEM Technical Marketing Co., Inc. and Tom Nelson, CFPS, Hydraulic Specialty Inc.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO (left to right): Rob Auel, CFPAI, retiring from Alexandria Technical and Community College; Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director; Bob Yund, CFPAI; and Ernie Parker, CFPAI, both retiring from Hennepin Technical College

Sponsors IFPS Chapter 5 would like to thank the following companies for new products and major monetary support for the Alexandria Technical and Community College Mechatronics Program: ƒƒ 3M Foundation ƒƒ Rexroth via Motion Tech Automation, Inc. ƒƒ Eaton via Air Hydraulics & Applied Industrial Tech ƒƒ Force America ƒƒ SMC ƒƒ Beckhoff Automation

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Dear Minnesota-St.Paul Chapter 5 Fluid Power Society Past and Present Presidents, My name is Zachary Zink. I am the student who received the Past Presidents Scholarship from the Society this year, and I cannot even put into words how grateful I am for the effort that was put forth by such a generous group of individuals like yourselves. I am from Melrose, which is right in the middle of Stearns County on I-94. I grew up with my three brothers and both parents who have molded and shaped me into the man I am today. My mother and father always stressed that hard work and the willingness to learn was all I needed to succeed in life, and I’d say because of them I’m on my way. Looking back on all of the hours I spent picking rocks and working on my grandparents’ farm turned out to be beneficial to me, even if I wanted to leave every rock in the field. It nearly drove me insane staring at dirt all day trying to find rocks. In my adolescence, I grew up tinkering with electronic kits from Radio Shack that I would beg my father to buy me for Christmas or my birthday. As I

grew up, I started to help my father perform maintenance on robotic milking equipment, our farm equipment, and other kinds of equipment used in the agriculture industry. To be completely honest, my interest in hydraulics was only sparked once I started school here at ATCC. Within a few weeks of school, I realized that I was absolutely horrible at hydraulics and proceeded to seek help simply so I could pass school. It was then that I started working as a lab assistant for Rob Auel, my hydraulics instructor. From that point on, my interest grew exponentially in the industry. I knew if I had a question, Rob would be there to answer it or find the answer for me, and that’s when I realized that pursuing a career in hydraulics was in my near future. If it weren’t for Rob Auel, I would never be where I am today. In fact, I competed in both MN State Fluid Power Competitions and in USA SKILLS competitions both of my years in school! I also was able to assist with recruiting, helping my old high school get a mechatronics program and money for new equipment. With all the running I was doing, I still managed to keep a 3.5 GPA, and I plan to graduate with honors this year. After school I have quite the plan already! I have accepted a job at Force America in Burnsville as an assembler with plans of working my way up to sales or management. Since I’ll be working in Burnsville, I am moving to the cities.

The convenient part of my housing situation is the location of it. I am a few blocks away from the U of M, and I plan on furthering my education once I become settled in. With all of the talk of me starting my future, I am brought back to the scholarship I received. This will help me get on my feet as I leave school and start my career. I simply cannot thank all of you enough. I am filled with excitement every time I think about it. Again, thank you for your support. Sincerely, ZACHARY ZINK

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CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFPMMH, CFPMT, CFPS Sam Kaye has been involved in the fluid power industry for the past 15 years. He is employed at Ensign Energy Services, Inc. as hydraulic superintendent, engineering and global support. Mr. Kaye has experience working with truck-mounted cranes, oilfield bed trucks, and land-based oil and gas drilling rigs. He currently serves on the IFPS Board of Directors.


How did you get started in the fluid power industry?


What have you gained, personally and professionally, from your involvement in the IFPS?

In 2001, I had three kids—and three jobs. A hydraulic shop in Alberta had an opening for a shop hand. It was a good opportunity with better pay, so I took the job. I stayed there for the next seven years, progressing from shop hand to assistant manager.

I had an opportunity to attend an IFPS meeting in 2012 and was so impressed by the passion and dedication of everyone involved that I have gone to every meeting since then. The meetings are where the ideas for promoting the application of fluid power technology are born, and these ideas are realized by the continuous efforts of this dedicated group. It’s a great feeling to be an active part of the advancement of fluid power on an international scale. I have gained many friends from all facets of the industry, and we reach out to each other for expertise in areas we find challenging. The diversity is remarkable, with conversations ranging from submarines to airplanes and drilling rigs to amusement rides.


How has achieving IFPS certification helped your career?

By 2005, I was working on circuit design and troubleshooting, and realized that this was not just a job, but instead a career that I loved and could expand as far as I wanted to. I had a good knowledge of fluid power, but so did a lot of other guys at the company. I needed to stand out in order to move forward, and the certification offered by the IFPS was exactly what I was looking for. I began studying for the Hydraulic Specialist exam and became certified in the fall of 2005. Doors opened immediately and have never stopped opening. There is a huge difference between someone applying for a position stating that they have knowledge and someone applying for a position proving that they have knowledge.


What have you learned so far by working in the fluid power industry?


Where do you see the fluid power industry heading in the next 10 years?


What advice would you give someone just starting out in the industry?


What are some of your hobbies and interests?

I’ve learned that you can do almost anything with fluid power. It is such a versatile mode of power transfer that it is hard to think of an industry that doesn’t use fluid power in some way. Each application is unique and presents challenges that can be overcome with equally unique solutions. I never have the same day twice working with fluid power.

The advancement of fluid power technology, efficiency, and reliability over the past decade is remarkable, and I anticipate the next 10 years will be equally progressive. The sophistication of today’s fluid power systems demands highly qualified people in areas of design and maintenance. Industry leaders have recognized this demand and are focusing more attention on training and certification specific to fluid power. I believe we will see a significant increase in formal training over the next decade.

Take advantage of every opportunity you have to work on fluid power systems. There is no substitute for experience, and your experience (good and bad) will lead to questions—and answers. Get certified as soon as you are ready; it will open doors that would otherwise have remained closed.

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Different methods can be used for tank fluid measurement. Electronic measuring systems use a sensor placed in the bottom of the tank; the sensors are connected by wires to a central PLC and operate like any electronic sensor. The pneumatic method, also commonly used, is based on well-established physics associated with air pushing on a fluid. Also known as “bubbling,” this method uses air blowing through a fixed tube inserted into the tank. The amount of air varies, but it is typically on the order of 5 to 12 liters per minute (L/min) at 2 bar/29 psi fed from the ship’s standard air supply. The pneumatic pipes are all connected to a central cabinet, which contains centrally located sensors. The systems measure the counter pressure in the air tube and present this as the actual fluid level in the tank. There are some advantages to using the electronic method, such as consistent accuracy and direct communications of the sensor readings to the system controller. However, this technology also has certain attributes that can make it more difficult to use and maintain: ƒƒ Wiring needs to be run from each tank and is susceptible to interference and breakdown. ƒƒ Broken sensors or wiring is difficult and time consuming to trace and replace. ƒƒ Sensors and wiring in each tank are costlier on a component basis, compared to bubbling technology.

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ffshore energy industry experts and leaders gathered from across the world at NRG Park in Houston, Tex., from May 2-5 for the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). More than 68,000 attendees from 120 countries gathered, placing this year’s OTC among the top 15 highest attended in its 48-year history. The exhibition floor was sold out before the conference and was the third largest in show history at 672,300 ft2 including outdoor exhibits. This year’s conference had more than 2,600 companies exhibiting. These exhibits represented 47 countries, up from last year’s 37. Additionally, nearly 300 were new exhibitors, and international companies made up 51% of exhibitors. The event featured 11 panel sessions, 24 executive keynote presentations at luncheons and breakfasts, and more than 325 technical paper presentations. Speakers—including international 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. Increasing efficiencies while ensuring safe operations was a key theme at the conference. Sessions covered new technology that not only reduces costs to the operator but also enhances the overall safety of the operations, cost-effective advances in well-cementing technologies, and use of RFID to precisely track drill pipe for enhanced safety and efficiency. OTC 2017 takes place May 1-4, 2017 at NRG OTC provided updates on new and emerging markets from around the Park. For more information, visit world, most notably Mexico’s developments since the Energy Reform Bill became law. The Spotlight on New Technology Awards recognized 13 technologies for their innovation in allowing the industry to produce offshore resources, including one company in the category of Small Business Awards. The University R&D Showcase featured projects from universities in the U.S., Germany, Nigeria, and Japan. Leading-edge projects included drones in a wave prediction system, coatings that improve Heavy Duty [in ft-lbs] drill bit efficiency, and recalibration of drilling breakaway data from all the major ocean basins. The contorques ference’s Energy Education Institute was up to attended by 100 Houston-area classroom teachers and 200 students. Teachers learned about scientific concepts of energy and its importance in a fun and informative way. The Open Access Day provided free registration to 737 attendees seeking to jumpstart or restart their careers. Attendees learned how to build valuable relationships and start their own businesses through two professional development sessions. The 50 emerging companies at the Rice Alliance Startup Roundup has the • a single compact space-saving system chance to meet one-on-one with investors. • sturdy - for the harshest of drilling conditions The Next Wave, OTC’s program for young pro• easy to install: bolt-on & drill fessionals, focused on how to face the challenges • low maintenance costs ahead while recognizing the increased intercon• highest possible torque at minimum weight and compact size nectivity of our global industry. The Distinguished • possibility to route conduits through it, e.g. hoses, cables, etc. Achieved Awards Luncheon raised US$200,000 for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. New to the conference this year were OTC’s training courses, organized by several OTC IMO USA Corp. sponsoring organizations, and held at the Tel. +1 843-813-4219 George R. Brown Convention Center in town Houston.

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I was walking past the newsstand the other day, and I saw the Popular Science issue with the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster Anniversary (Vol. 193, No. 2, Feb. 16). I asked myself, “How did I end up as a systems test engineer?” I wanted to be an astronaut! As a kid, I launched model rockets (still do sometimes), doodled space ship designs, and wondered what electromechanical systems would be needed to survive in space. In grade school, I read Jules Vern and Isaac Asimov, and wrote all of my essays, research papers, and term papers about Skylab and the Space Shuttle. My favorite TV character was Scotty from Star Trek. I don’t know what Scotty did in the engine room. I did know he was an engineer, worked miracles, and there had to be Duct tape involved.

On my quest to become an astronaut, I did a little research. I found most astronauts were Naval Aviators and Annapolis graduates. When it came time to apply to the Naval Academy, I realized I really hadn’t prepared well for my future career as an astronaut, so I decided to enlist in the Navy. I was just beginning my training to become a nuclear power qualified machinist mate when a wonderful thing happened. They decided to allow a school teacher to fly on a Space Shuttle mission. There was still a chance! Maybe someday I could

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The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) awarded ten (10) scholarships totaling $20,000 for the 2016 Fall semester for students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. “A minimum GPA, essay, and three letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The Board of Trustees is pleased to award these scholarships to such high-caliber students,” said Randall Smith, CFPHS, Northop Grumman Corp., and FPEF chair. “Our goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and engineering schools pursue their interests in fluid power.” The following students were selected to receive scholarships thanks to generous corporate and memorial scholarship donations. The FPEF Board of Trustees congratulates all of the following students who were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship: Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA • Derrick Dryden - Richard Bardos Memorial

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Certification FAQ Ever wonder about your IFPS membership and certification? Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions.

questions AND require a Job Performance Test* (“hands-on”). All written Mechanic and Technician tests have a minimum passing score of 70%; all Job Performance tests have a minimum passing raw score of 70%.

Which certification test should I take? If you are not sure which test to take, you can complete an online Certification Placement Indicator. This questionnaire will help you assess your job responsibilities and choose the most applicable IFPS certification. You may find the Certification Placement Indicator by visiting

What should I expect from a test? ƒƒ All tests have a three (3)-hour time limit. The test candidate must correctly answer 70% of the test questions. ƒƒ All Specialist tests consist of 50 questions; the minimum passing score is 70%. ƒƒ All Mechanic and Technician tests (including C&C) consist of a written test with 75

*What is the Job Performance Test? The Job Performance Test is a “hands-on” test that consists of six (6) different stations. Typical tasks include identification of fittings, fasteners, and fluid power symbols. The test candidate must earn a 70% with minimum score requirements at each station.

Do I have to be an IFPS member to become certified? Candidates do not have to be IFPS members; however members save on testing and recertification fees.

Do I have to maintain my membership to retain my certification? IFPS membership is not required to maintain your certification; however, you gain required Professional Development Points (PDPs) by keeping your membership current, as well as receiving the member rate at the time of your recertification.

How long is my certification valid? All certifications are valid for 5 years, at which time you will need to recertify by submitting a recertification application.

I left my company, so what happens to my certification? IFPS certification is portable and goes with you wherever your career takes you.

What are the fees for certification? You may visit the IFPS website for detailed certification fees policies.

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How do I register to take the test? Registration must be received at IFPS headquarters at least 30 days prior to your requested test date. Once your application is processed, you will receive your free study manual in the mail. To register, you will need to download a test application and submit by mail or fax it to IFPS headquarters along with your payment. Test applications can be found by visiting www.

What if I would like to hold a certification test at my company location? If you have a group of employees who are interested in taking a certification test, you may schedule an in-house test session at your location. Additional fees may apply for groups of less than 10. E-mail for more information.

What if I need to cancel my test date? All fees must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. You can, however, reschedule your test for a nominal fee as long as you complete a reschedule form and submit it with your payment no later than two (2) weeks prior to the original test date. Exceptions may be considered for medical emergencies.

What should I bring to the test? Pencil/Paper test: You must bring ID and two #2 pencils.

Online test: You must bring ID; pencils can be used for problem solving. The following materials ARE allowed: ƒƒ Hard/softbound copyrighted fluid power reference books ƒƒ Written notes either in the margins or on designated “notes” pages ƒƒ An approved calculator (visit www.ifps. org for a list of approved calculators.) The following materials are NOT allowed: ƒƒ Loose sheets of paper, laminated cards, spiral notebooks, or three-ring binders of notes ƒƒ The study manual, answer manual, or pretests issued by the International Fluid Power Society

How will I receive my test results? If you took the test online, you receive your score immediately after submitting the exam. If you took a pencil and paper test, you will receive your test results approximately four weeks after the test date. The results are often available sooner and can be viewed on the IFPS website under “Check My Score” section. Once your test results are processed, you will receive an e-mail from IFPS headquarters providing you with your username and password (this login information is not the same as your member login). Unless otherwise requested, all newly certified individuals will be listed in the IFPS newsletter and the Fluid Power Journal.

If I am unsuccessful passing the test, can I retake it? You may schedule a retake test once you have been notified of your test results. Normal application deadlines and a re-take fee will apply.

How will I know I need to recertify? We don’t want your certification to lapse, so our headquarters sends a number of recertification reminders in the forms of e-mails, letters, and postcards. However, it is your responsibility to submit the required paperwork by the deadline. You must complete a recertification application and submit with payment prior to your certification expiration date. In order to qualify for recertification, you must remain involved in the fluid power industry and receive ongoing formal or informal education/training to achieve competency in new developments, techniques, procedures, and practices. If you do not meet the recertification requirements or if you have let your certification lapse for more than one (1) year, you will be required to take and pass the appropriate certification test in order to reinstate your certification. If you are unsure if you qualify for recertification, please call 800-308-6005. You may also watch a video on filing out the application by visiting the recertification page on the • July/August 2016 •





Henry Chavez, III, HS Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.

Ross Groening, ECS Roto-Mix

Jesse Lucking, S, HS T.D. Sawvel Co

Daniel O’Steen, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Colin Anderson, IHM The Boeing Company

Nicholas Cherpeski, IHM The Boeing Company

Nicolas Guertin, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Tim Luxner, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Jordan Pascale, HS

James Anderson, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Ghislain Chouinard, HS Hydraulique EP Inc.

Alex Haller, S, HS SunSource

Terry Lyon, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Jean Angers, HS Hydraulique Nord-Ouest

Martin Cote, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Chad Harvey, IHM Gestamp Chattanooga

Jett MacTaggart, PS Skarda Equipment Company

Zach Arens, S, HS Calbrandt

Michael Croy, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Jonathan Hayes, HS

Clarence Atha, Jr., MM, PM Gestamp North America Carter Bailey, CC Steven Barker, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Toben Barnhart, HS Hercules Sealing Products Gabriel Bauer, IHM The Boeing Company Alain Beauchesne, HS Hydraulique Nord-Ouest Yvon Beaudoin, HS Hydraulique EP Inc. Abraham Bensend, S, PS OXBO International Corp. Brandon Benson, S, HS, PS John Bibaeff, S, PS Lamb Services, Inc. James Birch, IHM The Boeing Company Paul Bourassa, HS Galtech Canada

Jackie Daniel, MHM, PT Gestamp Chattanooga Sima Daniel, PS Martin Delagrave, HS Hydraulique EP Inc. Nicholas DeMarco, HS DMIC Evan Dimmerling, HS Stafford Bandlow Engineering Creedence Divis, HS Paul Drouin, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

David Carlos, S, PS Courtney Castelic, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Renaud Marinier, HS Galtech Canada Sebastien Martel, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc. Salvador May, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Alex Pfeiffer, HS SunSource Nathan Piercy, S, PS, HS Red E Pierre Pineault, CC Eastern Fluid Power Inc. David Pomeroy, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Mitchell Struck, S, PS Edward Stum, CC RG Group James Sutton, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Juan Tantalean, S, PS Eric Theis, S, HS Torial Thompson, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation Henry Timmer, S, PS Esteban Torres, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Matthew McCormick, HS

Jon Hunt, HS DMIC

Adam Mclellan, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Yong Quan, E Benteler Auto

Luc Imbeau, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Derek Meeker, S, PS Depatie Fluid Power Co.

Robert Radtke, Jr., S, PS, HS

Daniel Varon, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Daniel Jensen, S, HS

Cesar Meza Soria, ECS Hydraquip Custom Systems, Inc.

Zachary Ramirez, MIH, CC Gestamp Mason

Paul Veenker, HS HAWE Hydraulics

Kandeepan Rasaiya, S, HS

Van Vo, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Alexander Kaprosy, S, PS Hydraulex Global

Nathan Elliott, HS Gulf Controls Co., Inc.

Nicholas Karagiorgos, HS Oceaneering International Inc. Joseph Kelly, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Matthew Middleton, PT Gestamp North America Jonathan Miller, IHM The Boeing Company Peter Moisiuk, HS Oceaneering International SVS Jonathan Mooney, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Paul Moretz, CC RG Group

Kenneth Reece, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Wolfgang Rehburg, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation - GmbH Stephen Reynolds, Jr., CC RG Group Jacob Ripberger, HS Ryan Robling, S, HS

Simon Tremblay, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Christopher Webber, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation Rob Wesley, MIP, PT Gestamp Mason Kemper Whaley, S, PS Cody Whisner, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Joel Fecteau, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Matthew Kennedy, S, HS, ECS Force America, Inc.

Etienne Morin, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Kyle Roth, S, PS MGS Machine

Robert Widner, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Matthew Fogle, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Christopher Klusmeyer, CC Mineral Area College

Stephane Morisset, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Lucas Schoen, S, HS CalBrandt Inc.

Joshua Wilmes, S, PS John Henry Foster Co.

Daniel Forest, HS University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Erik Larson, S, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

John Morse, PS Depatie Fluid Power Co.

Michael Scholz, S, HS

John Winder, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Michael Fulchini, HS

Eric Leckrone, CC RG Group

Brian Gasowski, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc. Curtis Gill, IHM Gestamp Chattanooga Alan Gonzalez, CC, PM Gestamp Mason

Roy Castruita, HS

Olivier Goulet, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Paul Chang, HS HYDAC Corporation

Scott Gower, ECS Gulf Controls Co., Inc.


Demetra Mantas, S, PS

Scott Peth, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Nathan Starry, HS

Jordan Pritt, ECS Gulf Controls Co., Inc.

Ben Dunn, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Wayne Bryant, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Jason Malecek, HS

Brodie Perfetto, HS

Travis Starnes, S, HS

Joshua Humphreys, IHT Neff Press Inc.

Bryon Kanenwischer, ECS FLSmidth

Mitch Fader, HS Eaton Corporation

Valerie Campbell, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Chris Holzbauer, S, PS Wausau Equipment

Mathieu Dufour, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

Shaun Browning, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Eric Campbell, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

David Hoke, CC RG Group

Evan Johnston, MHM Terex Utilities, Inc.

Daniel Brown, HS

Peter Cai, HS Eaton Corporation

Steven Hoium, S, HS

Gilles Dufour, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc.

James Evans, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Brady Burby, S, HS Donaldson Company, Inc.

Donald Hibbs III, IHM The Boeing Company

Christian Pellerin, HS Hydraulique EP Inc.

John Stager, S, HS

Robert Leclerc, HS Engrenage Provincial Inc. Ed Lewallen, HS Oceaneering International SVS Michael Ling, HS Hydradyne, LLC Colin Loudermilk, ECS Aerospace Testing Alliance • July/August 2016 •

Ashley Nagel, PS Michael Nagele, HS Oceaneering International SVS Daniel Nelson, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Michael Norris, HS Digital Hydraulics, Inc. Samwel Ogero, S, HS Cameron Orr, HS Alpine Engineering & Design, Inc.

Amelia Schultz, S, PS Brockton Shea, S, PS Erin Shepard, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation Donald Sherrill, CC SRG Global Michael Short, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Michael Sites, CC Jonathan Smith, S, PS

Matthew Zalusky, S, HS Alexander Zelasko, PS Parker Hannifin Corporation Matthew Zorn, S, HS, PS Todd Zuberbier, S, PS

2016 Annual Meeting Join the IFPS on September 19-24, 2016 for its 2016 Annual Meeting at the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo. The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to network with your fellow professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. In addition to committee and board meetings, optional activities are planned throughout the week. A technical workshop, “Systems Approach to Saving Power and Boosting Productivity” presented by Dean Houdeshell, CFPAI, Danfoss, will be held on Monday, September 19. Participation in this workshop contributes towards re-accreditation requirements. You may register for the meeting and/or workshop by visiting or by calling IFPS Headquarters at 800-308-6005.

Hotel Reservations A discount hotel rate of $159.00 + tax /night has been secured for all IFPS members attending the meeting. In order to take advantage of the discounted rate, hotel reservations must be made by August 19, 2016. Reservations can be made online (visit or by calling the Hotel Phillips (be sure to mention group name – International Fluid Power Society to secure the group discount).

Schedule of Events Monday, September 19, 2016 8:00 am-4:00 pm “Systems Approach to Saving Power and Boosting Productivity” Tuesday, September 8:00 am-9:00 am 9:00 am-11:30 am 11:30 am-1:00 pm 1:00 pm-2:30 pm 2:30 pm-5:30 pm 6:00 pm-7:30 pm 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

20, 2016 Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Education Committee Meeting Lunch (on own) Membership Committee Meeting Industry Tour Welcome Reception Night Out

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:00 am-12:00 pm Certification Committee Meeting 12:30 pm-2:30 pm Industry Tour 6:00 pm-10:00 pm Culinary Walking Tour Thursday, September 8:00 am-11:30 am 11:30 am-12:30 pm 12:30 am-3:00 pm 3:00 pm-4:30 pm 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

22, 2016 Educational Foundation Meeting Hosted Lunch Marketing Committee Meeting Finance Committee Meeting Annual Dinner

Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 am-11:00 am Board of Directors Meeting 11:00 am-12:00 pm Strategic Planning Committee Follow Up 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Job Performance Testing • July/August 2016 •




IFPS Certification Testing Locations ALABAMA Auburn, AL Birmingham, AL Decatur, AL Huntsville, AL Jacksonville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Normal, AL Tuscaloosa, AL ALASKA Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Safford, 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 Fresno, CA Irvine, 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 Yucaipa, CA COLORADO Aurora, CO Boulder, CO Centennial, CO Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO Durango, CO Ft. Collins, CO Greeley, CO Lakewood, CO Littleton, CO Pueblo, CO DELAWARE Dover, DE Georgetown, DE Newark, DE


FLORIDA Avon Park, FL Boca Raton, FL Cocoa, FL Davie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Fort Pierce, FL Ft. Myers, FL Gainesville, FL Jacksonville, FL Miami Gardens, FL New Port Richey, FL Orlando, FL Panama City, FL Pembroke Pines, FL Pensacola, FL Plant City, 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 Laie, HI IDAHO Coeur d ‘Alene, ID Idaho Falls, ID Lewiston, ID Moscow, ID Nampa, ID Rexburg, ID Twin Falls, ID ILLINOIS Carbondale, IL Carterville, IL Champaign, IL Decatur, IL DeKalb, IL Edwardsville, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Joliet, IL Malta, IL Normal, IL Peoria, IL Springfield, 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 Boise, ID KANSAS Lawrence, KS Manhattan, KS Overland Park, KS Wichita, KS KENTUCKY Bowling Green, KY Covington, KY Highland Heights, KY Louisville, KY Morehead, KY LOUISIANA Bossier City, LA Lafayette, LA Monroe, LA Natchitoches, LA New Orleans, LA Thibodaux, LA MARYLAND Arnold, MD Baltimore, MD Bel Air, MD Columbia, MD Frederick, MD Hagerstown, MD La Plata, MD Westminster, MD Wye Mills, MD 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 Mason, MI Mount Pleasant, MI Sault Ste. Marie, MI Troy, MI University Center, MI Warren, MI

MINNESOTA Brooklyn Park, MN Eden Prairie, MN Granite Falls, MN Mankato, MN Morris, MN MISSISSIPPI Goodman, MS Mississippi State, MS Raymond, MS University, MS MISSOURI 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 MONTANA Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT NEBRASKA Bellevue, NE Lincoln, NE North Platte, NE Omaha, NE NEVADA Henderson, NV North Las Vegas, NV Winnemucca, NV NEW JERSEY 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 NEW YORK Brooklyn, NY Garden City, NY Middletown, NY New York, NY Syracuse, NY NORTH CAROLINA Apex, NC Asheville, NC Boone, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC • July/August 2016 •

Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Jamestown, NC Misenheimer, NC Pembroke, NC Raleigh, NC Wilmington, NC NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck, ND Fargo, ND OHIO Akron, OH Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH Findlay, OH Kirtland, OH Lima, OH Maumee, OH Newark, OH Orrville, OH Rio Grande, OH Toledo, OH Warren, OH Youngstown, OH OKLAHOMA Altus, OK Bethany, OK Edmond, OK Norman, OK Oklahoma City, OK Stillwater, OK Tonkawa, OK Tulsa, OK OREGON 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 SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort, SC Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Conway, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Orangeburg, SC Rock Hill, SC Spartanburg, SC TENNESSE Blountville, TN Clarksville, TN Collegedale, TN

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

To register for a written certification test: 1. Fill out an IFPS certification test application including your desired location by visiting 2. Submit your application with payment to IFPS headquarters. 3. Upon receipt of your application, you will be e-mailed instructions.

Testing dates for all locations: JULY 2016 Tuesday, 7/5 • Thursday, 7/21 AUGUST 2016 Tuesday, 8/2 • Thursday, 8/18 SEPTEMBER 2016 Tuesday, 9/6 • Thursday, 9/22 OCTOBER 2016 Tuesday, 10/4 • Thursday, 10/20 NOVEMBER 2016 Tuesday, 11/1 • Thursday, 11/17

Gallatin, TN Johnson City, TN Memphis, TN Morristown, TN Murfreesboro, TN Nashville, TN

VIRGINIA Daleville, VA Lynchburg, VA Norfolk, VA Roanoke, VA Virginia Beach, VA

TEXAS Abilene, TX Arlington, TX Austin, TX Beaumont, TX Brownsville, TX Commerce, TX Dallas, TX Denison, TX El Paso, TX Houston, TX Huntsville, TX Laredo, TX Lubbock, TX Lufkin, TX Mesquite, TX Victoria, TX Weatherford, TX Wichita Falls, TX

WASHINGTON Bellingham, WA Bremerton, WA Ellensburg, WA Olympia, WA Rockingham, WA Seattle, WA Shoreline, WA Spokane, WA

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

AUSTRALIA Rockingham, Western Australia

WISCONSIN Fond du Lac, WI La Crosse, WI Milwaukee, WI WYOMING Casper, WY Laramie, WY Torrington, WY

CANADA Calgary, AB Olds, AB Edmonton, AB

Lethbridge, AB Lloydminster, AB Fort McMurray, AB Red Deer, AB Nanaimo, BC Burnaby, BC Castlegar, BC Vancouver, BC Kamloops, BC Delta, BC Richmond, BC Prince George, BC Victoria, BC Abbotsford, BC Brandon, MB Winnipeg, MB St. John’s, NL St. John’s, NL Halifax, NS London, ON Ottawa, ON North York, ON Toronto, ON Windsor, ON Mississauga, ON North Bay, ON Saskatoon, SK Moose Jaw, SK Prince Albert, SK Whitehorse, YT NEW ZEALAND Taradale, NZ

AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor


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August 18, 2016 • 12 pm-1 pm EST Troubleshooting Electro-hydraulic Amplifier Systems Presented by Ken Dulinski, CFPAI Macomb Community College

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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

Ogura Industrial Corp. 100 Randolph Road • Somerset, New Jersey 08873 Phone: 732-271-7361 • Fax: 732-271-7580 CIRCLE 326

Power Valve U.S.A. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Contact the company at 713-869-1064 or e-mail to View basic specifications at

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New from Honor Gear Pumps. Now available from Corpus Christi inventory. "B" flange group 3, and "A" flange group 2, and "AA" flange group 1 double pumps are now available from the factory warehouse. Standard group 3 models come with 7/8-13 tooth spline shaft and are available from 52cc on the front pump down to as small as 5cc on the rear. Standard group 2 models come with either the 5/8-9 tooth spline or 5/8" keyed shaft, in displacements from 22cc on the front to 5cc on the rear. Standard group 1 models come with with a 1/2" keyed shaft, in displacements from 9cc on the front to 1cc on the rear. Subject to center section displacements being 5cc, or 7cc, or 9cc, or 11cc, triple pumps are also available in the group 2 size pump frame. Aluminum bodies with cast iron covers are standard heavy duty construction for all Honor single and double gear pumps.

Honor Gear Pumps Corp. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. • Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 • Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: • Web: CIRCLE 329

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RAF Series Tank Top Return Filter RTF Series Tank Top Return Filter Clean Filtration U.S.A. is proud to offer their RAF and RTF tank top return filter assemblies. With inventory in Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry.

Clean Filtration U.S.A. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058.


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

Ogura Industrial Corp. 100 Randolph Road • Somerset, New Jersey 08873 Phone: 732-271-7361 • Fax: 732-271-7580 CIRCLE 334

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Pumps and Motors, Gear Pumps Go ahead. Push me. Ordinary heavy duty not heavy enough? Choose Yates Heavy-Duty Mill Cylinders for: • Induction-Hardened, Chrome-Plated Rods • Heavy Wall Tubing • Replaceable Glands & Retainer Rings • High-Load Piston Design

Adjustable Length Liquid Level Gages Liquid level gages allow viewing of tank contents. Oil-Rite’s proprietary design can accommodate difficult installations with up to 1/2” of variance in the distance between mounting holes. The adjustment is made by hand. No tools or disassembly required. Constructed with durable nylon. Made in the USA.

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HYDRA-QUBE, by Harrison 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. • • • • • • • •

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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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CTI-TW Thumbwheel The CTI-TW Hall Effect Thumbwheel utilizes sealed Non-contacting Hall effect sensors in a polyamide nylon housing. This small and ruggedized thumbwheel is ideally suited for tight clearances in compact control grips and panels. Resistant to vibration, shock, and extremes of temperatures typically found in mobile machine environments. The CTI-TW Hall Effect Thumbwheel offers maintenance free reliable long term use. This thumbwheel is available in three mechanical configurations: Spring Return to Center, Spring Return to Side and Friction Hold. These configurations are available in three electrical output styles: 0.5 to 4.5Vdc, 1.0 to 5.0 Vdc and 0.0-5.0 Vdc signal outputs.

Now Available! Full MTR's and Lot Traceability 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 ship quickly- (4-5 days) is common from our US facility.

Cyber-Tech, Inc. 1.800.621.8754 CIRCLE 340

MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. Phone: (800) 521.7918 E-mail: CIRCLE 339

YOULI Hydraulic Directional Control Valves

Unified Code U61 Modular Run Tees with Custom Side Porting Inserta® Unified Code 61 Modular Run Tees are available with customer specified SAE J1926-1 O-Ring or NPTF side porting. These can typically be machined and ship within 48 hours. These connectors are smaller and lighter than standard Modular Connectors, and may be combined into a variety of custom header configurations. When used in conjunction with Inserta® Ninety Degree Rotational Adapters and Connectors, connections may be made in perpendicular planes.

Inserta® Products Blue Bell, PA • 215.643.0192 CIRCLE 341

Direct Acting Electric available: Youli directional control valves, rated to 4600psi, monoblock or sectional styles, are now available from stock in Corpus Christi, with electric direct acting solenoids on the MB-4 series, rated to 10GPM. Pneumatic operators are also available on all Youli valves, and also kept in stock. Youli quality is based on 25 years of industrial hydraulic valve manufacturing for the machine tool business in Taiwan. A quality product line with a major commitment to inventory in Corpus Christi, Texas, and offered at competitive prices, is growing our reputation.

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OPEN LOOP ENERGY ACQUIRES SAN JUAN SPRING AND SOUTHER MANUFACTURING & RESEARCH Open Loop Energy Inc. acquired San Juan Spring (SJS) and Souther Manufacturing and Research (SMR). Headquartered in Safford, Ariz., Open Loop Energy is a hydraulics and manufacturing company serving the mining industry with branches in Salt Lake City, Utah; Winnemucca, Nev.; and now two in Farmington, New Mexico. Both SJS and SMR will continue to operate under their original names respectively.

Schmalz Nominated for Hermes Award As one of only five companies, Schmalz achieved a prestigious place on the list of nominees for the Hermes Award, one of the most important innovation prizes for the industry globally. The prize was awarded in April at the opening ceremony of the Hanover trade show in the presence of Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama. Schmalz submitted the VSi vacuum and pressure switch, a product that gives users access to service and maintenance information of automated handling processes via their smartphone or tablet.

MANULI HYDRAULICS RECEIVES SUPPLY PERFORMANCE AWARD Manuli Hydraulics received an award for “Best Supply Performance” at the Manitou Supplier Conference. The awards recognize suppliers for their overall performance throughout the year. The winning companies excel in areas such as quality, productivity, services, and engineering. Manuli Hydraulics was particularly recognized for outstanding performance with regard to on-time deliveries.

ESMA OPENS SERVICE CENTER IN MIDDLE EAST ESMA Industrial Enterprises opened the first Holmatro Premium Service Center in the Middle East. All testing equipment and specialist tools needed to carry out the servicing and repairs of hydraulic cylinders, pumps, hoses, control valves, mechanical, and lifting tools were installed in the new center, allowing ESMA to provide maintenance, repair, and certifications according to the Holmatro Inspection Procedure.


Interpump Group S.p.A. expanded its hose and connector product offering to the North American market, launching the new brand Interpump Hydraulic Connectors. This recent launch expands the company’s offering beyond Europe, into the North American market, where the company has served as a producer of high-quality hose and connectors for nearly 30 years. Interpump Hydraulic Connectors is a manufacturer of a complete line of hydraulic hose and both one-piece no-skive and two-piece skive and no-skive fittings.

RG Group, headquartered in York, Pa., acquired Asdec, Inc., located in Souderton, Pa. Founded in 1986, Asdec is an automation and pneumatic distributor specializing in pharmaceutical and medical markets in the Mid-Atlantic region. The acquisition strengthens RG Group’s ability to offer turnkey automation services for the packaging, medical device, and machine-building elements of its customer base.


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August 1-4 Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Certification Review and Test Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 1-5 Electro-Hydraulics Maintenance & Troubleshooting Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809 1-5 Fundamentals and Servicing of Proportional Valves Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

9-12 Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review and Test Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809 11-12 Introduction to Lubrication Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 15-17 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference Wheeling, IL (Westin Chicago North Shore) NFPA Tel: 414-778-3344 15-19 Level 1 Pneumatics – In-depth Fundamentals Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

8-10 Level 1 PLC Fundamentals Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

15-19 Set-up of Industrial Hydraulic Systems Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

8-12 Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

16-19 Mobile Hydraulic Techology Elk Grove Village, IL Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495

8-12 Level 2 Industrial Hydraulics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

18 IFPS Webinar: “Hydraulic Troubleshooting” 12:00 noon – 1 p.m. Eastern Presented by Ken Dulinski, CFPAI Macomb Community College Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

8-12 Mobile Hydraulics Eden Prairie, MN Eaton Hydraulics Training Services Tel: 800-413-8809

22-26 Level 2 Mobile Hydraulics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

22-26 Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745 23-25 Connector and Conductor (CC) Certification Review and Test Centennial, OH NTT Training 24-26 Conductor and Connector (CC) Certification Review and Test Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

29-SEPT 2 Set-up of Mobile Hydraulic Systems Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

29-31 AC and DC Electrical Fundamentals and Safety Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

29-SEPT 2 Level 2 Pneumatics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225



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Hotel Information “SUITE DEAL DRAWING”

Don’t forget to take advantage of NFPA’s “Suite Deal” returning for the 2016 IEOC. Everyone who books a reservation at the Westin AND registers for the IEOC by June 22nd will be entered in a drawing for a suite upgrade. If you’re ever going to win a suite upgrade, this is the time! RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

The 2016 IEOC is again at the Westin Chicago North Shore. NFPA has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $172 plus tax. This special rate is only available until July 25th, 2016 or until the block is full.* To reserve your room, call the Westin reservations line at (847) 777-6500. Be sure to request the “National Fluid Power Association” rate. *Please Note: NFPA room blocks historically sell out long before the cut-off date. It is advisable that you book your room early.

Registration is Open for the 2016

Industry & Economic Outlook Conference The 2016 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts, and, as always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike. Register for the conference today, and don’t forget to book your hotel room. Early-bird rates end July 15, 2016. For more information and to register, visit:

Conference Highlights ECONOMICS

ƒƒ Global Economics from an ITR Perspective Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics ƒƒ Global Economics from an Oxford Economics Perspective Jeremy Leonard, Oxford Economics MARKET FORECASTS

ƒƒ Fluid Power Industry Forecast Jim Meil, ACT Research ƒƒ Fluid Power Customer Markets Overview Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants ƒƒ Construction Machinery Forecast David Phillips, Off-Highway Research ƒƒ Agricultural Machinery Forecast Ann Duignan, J.P. Morgan ƒƒ Heavy Truck Market Forecast Eric Starks, FTR Associates ƒƒ Industrial Markets Overview Dan Meckstroth, MAPI, Inc. ƒƒ Pneumatics-Focused Markets Overview Lih Fang Chew, Minnesota Rubber & Plastic


ƒƒ Oil & Gas and Commodity Outlook Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics TECHNOLOGY

ƒƒ Customer Technology Trends Mark Watson, IHS Technology (to be confirmed) POLITICS

ƒƒ Political Analysis Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report NETWORKING

ƒƒ IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament at Chevy Chase Golf Course ƒƒ IEOC Welcome Reception at Chevy Chase Country Club ƒƒ Power of Association Reception and Dinner IEOC SPEAKERS FORUM

Another highly acclaimed feature of this conference is the IEOC Speakers Forum. Join IEOC’s most popular speakers for an economydriven, interactive session to wrap-up the first day’s program. • July/August 2016 •

Golf Registration Also Open Attention ALL golfers—weekend hackers to club pros—registration for the IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament is also open. This is a golf outing you don’t want to miss. Scheduled for a shotgun start at noon on Monday, August 15, this event is the perfect way to network with your fluid power industry colleagues while enjoying a summer afternoon. The IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament has grown from 42 golfers to 100+ golfers since it first hit the links in 2008 and has become known as the “official” start to the NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. For 2016, the tournament will again be held at Chevy Chase Country Club, a beautiful public course that is a long 3-iron shot away from the Westin Chicago North Shore. Played in a “Scramble” format, this outing appeals to golfers of all levels and is structured for fun, casual competition with just the right number of prize holes to add some excitement but not slow the pace. Plus, lots of sponsorship opportunities to make sure your company gets the best visibility at this industry event. At the finish, all golfers will enjoy the NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference Welcome Reception – a great way to cap off the day with a hosted bar, lots of food, and the tournament prizes. And, invite your customers! This networking event is for everyone, and we’ve made it easy to invite guests with a foursome discount. For more about golf, visit: http://nfpahub. com/events/conferences/the-ieoc/golf.


Many thanks to the NFPA members who recently joined me to witness and participate in Parker Hannifin’s final Chainless Challenge program. In case you’re not familiar with it, the program challenges college engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as the mode of power transmission. NFPA is planning to take over management of this program starting next year. We’re planning to re-brand it as the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge and to use our broad industry and university network to significantly grow it in the years ahead. Talking to the students and university advisors at the Chainless Challenge convinced me that it is a unique and powerful

way to bring fluid power into the university setting. It easily embeds into the capstone design course most mechanical engineering students take in their senior year, and given that teams are typically required to include an accumulator for storing energy, some sort of electronic control system for the vehicle, and

regeneration technology, it gives them deep exposure to our technology. Our goal will be to get many more NFPA member companies engaged in meeting the students in this exciting program. Please watch for additional announcements soon.

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Fluid Power Industry Selects Research Projects for CCEFP Industry is heavily involved in pre-competitive research project selection for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The process begins with industry representatives identifying major research challenges facing our industry that are documented on a technology roadmap. This roadmap is communicated to the CCEFP director, Professor Kim Stelson. Industry mem-

bers prioritize the top three research areas of need. Director Stelson issues a call for research project proposals to the U.S. academic community requesting solutions that address one or more of these needs. The proposals received are evaluated, assessed, and ranked according to strategic alignment, project risk, and reward by CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee (IEC), a group of industry professionals with

expertise in all areas of fluid power. Other considerations include a balance between pneumatics and hydraulics, range of applications (off-road vehicles, industrial, medical, humanscale, etc.), and equitable distribution among institutions. Based on these recommendations by the IEC, the Center Director selects and approves the new research projects.

The result of this process, between December and March of this year, is the selection of 10 research projects awarded for funding, by the CCEFP, for the next two-year cycle. These projects are highlighted below:

AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor

While a high percentage of electrical systems are AC, there are virtually no hydraulic AC systems available. This project will model, design, prototype, and experimentally characterize a novel pump based on AC hydraulics for the application of displacement control.

Prof. James Van de Ven University of Minnesota

Simulation, Rheology and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids

This project will bridge the gap between the fundamental behavior of polymer-enhanced fluids and the performance of complex fluid power systems.

Researcher Paul Michael Milwaukee School of Engineering

Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators

This project will develop additively manufactured flexible fluidic actuating systems that exhibit an order of magnitude higher in specific power than existing systems and maximize system efficiencies through model-based optimal control.

Prof. Mark Nagurka Marquette University

Four-Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor

This project will develop a high-efficiency, mechanically controlled, four-quadrant pump/ motor capable of pumping oil, water, and corrosive fluids.

Prof. John Lumkes Purdue University

Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve

This project will create extremely efficient pneumatic proportional valves by exploiting piezoelectric technology.

Prof. Tom Chase University of Minnesota

Portable Pneumatically Powered Orthoses

This project will drive the development of enabling fluid power technologies to miniaturize fluid power systems for use in novel, human-scale, untethered devices in the 10 – 100 W range.

Prof. Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing

This project will model the transmission of the vibrations from a swash plate-type axial piston pump through the pump’s casing to the generation of acoustical noise in the surrounding environment.

Prof. Monika Ivantysynova Purdue University

Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines

This project will formulate the control approach for load handling hydraulic machines that combine oscillation damping features with system prognostic functions.

Prof. Andrea Vacca Purdue University

Free Piston Engine Based on Off-Road Vehicles

This project will investigate the design, control, and testing of a hydraulic free piston engine for off-road vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

Prof. Zongxuan Sun University of Minnesota

Controlled Stirling Power Unit

This project will develop a completely silent, high-energy dense, and portable fluid power supply using a stirling device.

Prof. Eric Barth Vanderbilt University

Released in the upcoming months will be additional descriptions on these projects, an introduction to the research team, and progress results. These new projects will serve as the content of the next cycle of the CCEFP Webinar Series. Learn more at

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FLUID POWER CHALLENGE RECAP DAMAN PRODUCTS COMPANY Local seventh and eighth grade students from South Bend Community Schools, The Career Academy of Mishawaka, and ETHOS of Elkhart participated in the 2015 Fluid Power Challenge hosted by Daman Products Company, a manifold manufacturing facility based in Mishawaka, Ind.



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cation (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be awarded and launch a nationwide network of technical and community colleges that provide education and produce qualified candidates for the technical workforce needs of the fluid power industry. NFPA is seeking commitments from community colleges and industry partners with sincere interest in supporting this activity. As of this writing, five technical colleges have submitted letters of commitment: ƒƒ College of Central Florida in Osala, FL ƒƒ Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, MN ƒƒ Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, IN ƒƒ Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA ƒƒ Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX Now, in order to help determine which of these schools represent solid potential for development within the FAMTEC proposal, the NFPA will determine the strength of the fluid power industry network surrounding each school. Several NFPA industry members have already submitted their own letters of commitment, expressing their willingness to engage in high school outreach and the hiring of graduates from schools within the FAMTEC program. This is a major new initiative for NFPA but, if successful, has the potential to profoundly improve the quality of the fluid power technical workforce in the U.S.

Eaton’s duplex filters keep non-stop oil filtration on a roll The new DWF lubrication oil filters feature a three-way changeover ball valve that allows for continuous operation and is designed to preserve oil integrity while protecting expensive bearings and gears. The high-flow filters are engineered to easily switch flow from one chamber to the other and can process up to 1585 gpm at up to 232 psi. These filters provide high dirt holding capacity and are ideal for all hydraulic and lubrication fluids. The new simplified design is easier to maintain, provides increased reliability and fewer potential leaks. An ASME U Stamp is available. Make the switch for non-stop solutions. Call: 732-212-4703 Visit:


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To generate a more complete picture, NFPA has done a geographic analysis of NFPA industry members based on information in its database. That information, however, is limited to company headquarter locations, so NFPA is asking to hear from every NFPA member with a facility where technically trained people are employed and that is located within 300 miles of one of the five schools shown above. This information will be used to decide where the NFPA should focus its attention. (Contact Eric Lanke at


2016 Robotics Competition More than 200,000 students, ages 6 to 18 from around the globe, traveled to St. Louis, Mo., in April putting their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST® Championship, held at various venues throughout the city. The four-day event concluded Saturday night in front of a crowd of more than 40,000 when four teams from Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Tremont, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Glen Allen, Va. of the Carver Subdivision won the coveted FIRST Robotics Competition Championship Winning Alliance. In this year’s game, FIRST STRONGHOLDSM, alliances worked together to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower, and capture the opposing tower. Robots scored points by breaching opponents’ defenses and tossing boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the match, robots were allowed to surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.

Among the participants, many earned honors for design excellence, competitive play, research, business plans, website design, teamwork, and partnerships. “Research shows we’re significantly more creative when we’re 5 years old than we are when we’re 25, but you can keep your creativity alive with playful learning experiences like those you get through FIRST,” said Colin Gillespie, president of LEGO® Education North America. “You’re rekindling that awesome creativity and can see the world in ways (we) can only hope to imagine.”

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Essential Tips to Keep Your Fluid Power System in Excellent Shape in a Marine Environment

Just don't mix! Conducting proper inspections and maintenance on the fluid power systems of heavy machinery is crucial. Such measures maximize the life of the equipment and reduce the costly downtime that results from unexpected breakdowns. But they also perform another important function: protecting the safety of those who operate this equipment. For those working in a marine environment, inspecting and maintaining the fluid power system brings with it specific requirements and challenges that must be addressed.



The old adage is true: oil and water don’t mix. Oil spills on vessels and other marine applications are expensive to clean up and detrimental to the environment. With its physically demanding conditions and the variety of recognized safety standards, the marine environment imparts unique challenges on the fluid power systems. Hydraulics are found in multiple applications in the marine industry, from oil rigs working in the Gulf, to container ships carrying cargo across oceans, to tug boats going up the Mississippi. Regardless of the application, safety remains paramount. One small oil spill can cost companies thousands of dollars to clean up. That doesn’t include the costs associated with downtime, as a hydraulic leak is often unexpected and occurs without warning. Hydraulic systems used in the marine industry, like many other pieces of equipment or machinery, need frequent inspections and upkeep. For example, hydraulic hoses that convey oil at high pressures deteriorate under ultraviolet light, which causes hardening and cracking of the outer cover. A hydraulic hose is made up of three components. The inner liner is designed to convey the fluid or material running through it. The reinforcement layer, which is usually constructed from high-tensile steel wire, contains the pressure. The outer cover protects the wire reinforcement from damage and the elements. A failure of any three of these components can lead to spillage and downtime. The inner liner of the hose should be compatible with the materials running through it. Be sure you understand that hoses on larger vessels may not be confined to the hydraulic systems. Hose assemblies can be found in material-handling applications charged with loading or unloading such cargo as grain or salt. Incompatible hoses and applications can cause an internal reaction that is difficult to detect. If you need further information or have any concerns regarding hose material compatibility, contact your hose or hydraulics vendor. The vendor should have a hose chemical-resistant chart highlighting the manufacturer’s guidelines. The wire reinforcement of the hose is designed to contain the pressure of the fluid flowing through the hose. With the exposure to the elements under normal conditions, it can rust and compromise the ability of the reinforcement to contain the pressure. This is more vital if the hose assembly is working on a ship or a boat where it can be exposed to the elements, including salt spray. The third and final component is the outer cover. The role of the outer cover is to protect the reinforcement from damage and the elements. Some hoses are available with an abrasion-resistant outer cover for applications in an aggressive environment often associated with the marine industry. • July/August 2016 •

The hydraulic fittings crimped on each end are also susceptible to rust if they are not manufactured from stainless steel. Some companies will use only marine-grade 316 stainless steel as a longer-lasting alternative to standard-plated hydraulic steel fittings. These are just a few of the many reasons to conduct a regular review, not only of the high-pressure hoses, but also of all the components in your hydraulic system. A visual inspection checklist is easy to compile and can reduce the costs of running and maintaining your vessel.


Some of the most common items to inspect include ƒƒ Oil levels: Ensure fluid levels are kept to manufacturer’s recommendations. ƒƒ Oil contamination: This is a common cause of failures in a hydraulic system. Marine applications are susceptible to having water in the oil. Oil sampling is a method that can indicate particle counts and other contaminants. ƒƒ Filtration: Change filters in line with manufacturer’s recommendations. ƒƒ Hose assemblies: Check for hardening and cracking of the outer cover, exposure, and oxidation of wire reinforcement. Extreme cases would include sections of the outer cover completely missing and the wire reinforcement starting to unravel. ƒƒ Crimped end fittings: Check for signs of rust or dampness where the connection (outer ferrule) meets the hose. ƒƒ Fittings: Check for bent or crushed fittings and hoses kinked by site damage, causing flow restrictions. ƒƒ Hose assemblies: Look for signs of the hoses rubbing together, creating wear points. ƒƒ Brackets and clamps: Make sure none are missing, which can increase the possibility of damage. ƒƒ Threaded ports: Ensure there are no leaking connections. An important part of this process is to install hose assemblies designed and tested to work together. This means the hose manufacturer and the fittings manufacturer have fully tested their products together to ensure full compatibility. This does not necessarily mean that the manufacturer of both the hose and the fittings need to be the same, but rather that the full range of compatibility testing was carried out. Special attention also needs to carried out during the assembly process beyond just adhering to manufacturing standards. The hose technician should follow a series of “best practices.” These include internal cleaning of the hose after cutting to reduce contamination of small pieces of wire or rubber. Individually measure the crimp dimension of the fitting at both ends of each hose fabricated, using a caliper or micrometer. Place identification on each hose assembly fabricated by including the supplying company name, information about the components used, date the unit was assembled, and pressure testing. To help select companies with qualified products, there are a number of quality assurance certifications or accreditations. These are usually needed for hose assemblies used on vessels. The two most commonly found are the United States Coast Guard (USCG) SAE listed J1942-1 type approvals and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Design Assessment Certificate. When selecting a vendor for your high-pressure hose assemblies, ensure the products supplied comply with the necessary certifications for your vessel.

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Trelleborg is an international engineered solutions provider that supports customers with service and high levels of content to help them meet ANP (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels) targets. Trelleborg's offshore Brazil facility officially opened in 2012 and is located in a 7,000-m2 facility in Cabiuna, Macae. The operation focuses on manufacturing polymer and composite-based solutions for subsea use: bend stiffeners and restrictors, thermal insulation tape, Uraduct™, Tri-Stake VIV suppression systems, crushable foam wrap, and distributed buoyancy modules. The Brazil facility is ISO9001 certified, operating under LMO 438/2013.


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Q: How would you describe the fluid power market in Brazil? We are focused in the offshore area, working with umbilical, subsea equipment OEMs, drilling package suppliers, and ROV operators. We provide a wide range of products and services for thermal insulation; bend, impact, and abrasion protection; fire protection; and deepwater buoyancy to ensure performance of our customer’s equipment on the seabed, subsea, and at the surface of the vessel termination point. Fluid power is critical to the operation of the deepwater field developments in drilling operations, subsea equipment control, as well as in ROV operations. Trelleborg products help ensure performance and integrity of the hydraulic lines on this equipment. • July/August 2016 •

Brazil’s offshore environment is extremely demanding for hydraulic lines considering it’s one of the deepest water environments currently being developed. Long-term prospects for the oil and gas resources are massive, and it is expected that there will be a strong offshore market in Brazil.

Q: What are the biggest advancements you have seen recently in terms of technology and the impact of those advancements on fluid power? The constant push to extract more oil and gas from harsher, deeper waters has accelerated the rate of technological advancements in the industry. Trelleborg has been improving its product offering, specifically to help protect termination points against harsh, dynamic environments, and over-bending. Our bend stiffeners are used in dynamic applications where there is a constant wave or current motion, for example where a pipe meets a ship or platform. Here, they are deployed to prevent over-bending at the termination point. The future of bend technology is based around increased operating temperatures. Fire protection is a critical part of onboard safety. Fire deluge systems, designed to protect areas where fire is likely to spread rapidly, are not commonplace on offshore facilities. The industry has seen an increase in corrosion-free fire-stop alternatives, which prevent corrosion issues. This next-generation fire-deluge system, called Elastopipe™, uses synthetic rubber instead of traditional materials such as rigid steel, titanium, copper nickel, and fiberglass piping, and has been successfully installed and used in many regions across the globe.

Q: What are the biggest challenges for the fluid power industry in Brazil, and in your opinion, what are the best ways to meet those challenges? Technically, deep waters require an increase in engineered solutions to meet the ever-increasing water depths. Meeting local content targets requires continued development of a local supply chain. Trelleborg has come into Brazil to support key customers in this.

Q: How important has achieving the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification been for your offshore facility, and how will this affect your business moving forward? Very important. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 is inline with Trelleborg’s commitment to continuous improvement in the industry and in response to our customers seeking suppliers with the accreditation. A challenging standard to meet, our state-of-the-art new facility took two years to gain certification. The certification also reassures our customers that we are here for the long term and allows us to complete our CRCC (Certificate of Regulation and Register) registration. It also ensures that we can continue to expand our customer base in the region.

Q: What is a recent “success story” from your offshore facility? Our biggest success story at the moment is building up our Brazilian business. In a market traditionally focused on importing these types of technologies from Europe or the USA, we are focused on using local manufacture with local employees. Using local content enables us to reduce timing issues for our customers. Since our manufacturing facility is located in Brazil and closer to our customers there, we are able to eliminate lengthy logistics. This also allows for more just-in-time delivery efficiencies for customers.

For more information, contact Trelleborg Offshore do Brasil Ltda., Rua dos Flutuadores 120, Cabiunas, Macae, RJ, CEP 27970-020 Brasil. Email or Visit • July/August 2016 •



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By Paul Badowski, CFPPS, CFPHS, CFPS, Cross Company – Mobile Hydraulics & Control Systems Group


any of our OEMs are going through the process of changing to Tier IV diesel engines and controls. In smaller horsepower designs, this may be the first time they are dealing with electronic engine controls and the J1939 control networks. Prototyping and testing with these new engines and controls could not be more critical. The emissions reduction has added heat load to the engine. Cooling systems must be resized and tested. J1939 is the SAE specification that designates specifics of a series of networks. Controller Area Network (CAN) is one of those networks. Tier IV emissions have monitoring requirements that are handled through the network. This network broadcasts engine parameters and readings. By tapping into this network, you have a powerful resource for monitoring and controlling diesel engines. By adapting hydraulic controls to operate within the J1939/CAN networks, we can team the hydraulics with the diesel engine. These functions can be useful to maximize system performance. We can sense when the engine is loading up and ramp down the hydraulics so we don’t stall. We can turn off machine functions if the engine gets hot. One network controls many functions.

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Two wires are all that is required to access this powerful tool, CAN+ and CAN-. Each individual device needs its own power source, so there are normally 4 wires, 2 CAN and 2 Power. These Tier IV engines require additional cooling compared with their previous similar HP counterparts. Be prepared to increase the radiator and oil cooler size. The engine manufacturer will provide specifications for the radiator, which will include an overflow tank (and tank sizing). There will also be a Charge Air Cooler (CAC) requirement, which can be mounted as part of the radiator package. The CAC maintains the temperature of the air exiting the engine’s turbo. This cooler air entering the engine improves the volumetric efficiency of the engine. After the system is installed and operational, the diesel engine manufacturer will perform a test to certify the application of the engine and engine systems. This is an important step as there will be no warranty on an engine without the diesel OEM’s certification. The stringent government requirements on diesel engines and emissions will also require written documentation. Your diesel supplier will help you with these government regulations. To go along with the added electronic controls of the engine, the OEM will be required to design a wiring harness, which will connect the various

components of the engine. The engine OEM will supply the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), but it is up to the OEM to make all the connections between the ECU, the after-treatment system, and a control package. Ignition, Diesel Emissions Fluid (DEF) system, tachometer, speedometer, and engine temperature will need to be controlled by a Tier IV controller. This controller has built-in functionality to monitor the DEF system and cycle it, as required, to control the engine’s emissions. In the case of Cummins, you must stay up to date with the Cummins Engineering Bulletin (CEB). This is the new name for its Application Engineering Bulletin (AEB). These bulletins contain the most up-to-date information and corrections that have been made as they learn more about each Tier IV engine (you will find documents with either title until the transition is complete). Other engine manufacturers will have similar documents with different names, but the bottom line is that there are important “running changes” being made with these engines, so make sure you have the latest information from which to work. Whether developing a completely new machine design or just changing part of a machine, completely prototype testing a Tier IV engine application is absolutely necessary and required. Although many times we are pushed by customer demands, we need to allow extra time for this important process. If you think you need 40 hours, plan on 80 hours; as Forrest Gump told us, “Stuff happens.”

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About the Author: Paul Badowski, CFPPS, CFPHS, CFPS, has been an account manager in the fluid power industry for over 25 years, calling Michigan, Florida, and now Georgia home. His background includes pneumatic, electrical automation, and hydraulic systems and components. Mr. Badowski has been working with Cross Company – Mobile Hydrauilcs & Control Systems Group for over 15 years. He can be reached at

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This catalog covers all the technical specs, performance data, model code breakdowns, component options and dimensions for Genuine Metaris gear pumps. Available in both bearing and bushing style with multiple gear sizes, mounting flange options, shaft configurations and porting options. These units are perfect alternatives for Commercial®/Parker® and Muncie® gear products. View or download this catalog by visiting our website at Metaris – A Hydraulex Global Company Toll Free: 888.477.2737 Tel: 416.638.6000 Email: • July/August 2016 •


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PHOTO CONTEST The Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest was created to commemorate the wonder of fluid power and the talented professionals who work in this powerful industry. As a fun, creative way to celebrate Fluid Power Professionals’ Day (June 19 – Blaise Pascal’s birthday!), participants were encouraged to submit photos in four categories—Fluid Power in Motion, Fluid Power Professionals in Action, Fun with Fluid Power, and Power Density. Prizes are given to three pictures in each category plus the People’s Choice Award, which is given to the photo that received the most votes from contest followers. This year’s contest, which ended March 31, 2016, was another success! As the following winning pictures demonstrate, there is not a vehicle, ship, plane, or train that can operate without fluid power. There is no consumer item, no electronic gadget, no morsel of food we grow that can exist in enough quantity at a cost we can afford without the use of fluid power and our efforts.


Area 8th graders participating in the NFPA’s 2016 Fluid Power Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Minnesota. SUBMITTED BY HEATHER POUSH, FORCE AMERICA • July/August 2016 •







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1ST PLACE: DRM12he Engineless Chipper operated by hydraulic power coming off PTO/pump on the chassis. SUBMITTED BY BAO TRAN, ALTEC 2ND PLACE: NASA Ballon Launch Tower. Jib acceleration and deceleration at 3000 mm/sec SUBMITTED BY ROBERT DYER, CFPS 3RD PLACE: New bridge being built at Winona Mn. A crane on floating barge swings the concrete hopper from the shore to the pumper on another floating barge, then pumps it up to the 72’ bridge deck. SUBMITTED BY RICH SMITH, CFPE, CFPS, CFPAI, NAHL, LLC. HONORABLE MENTION 1: One Pumper Piping SUBMITTED BY GENIE WENDEL HONORABLE MENTION 2: Pneumatic assembly tool SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE ROWITZ, SPRAGUE PRODUCTS





FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS IN ACTION 1ST PLACE: Commissioning an emergency gate for a hydroelectric power plant SUBMITTED BY CASEY WEISMILLER, BOSCH REXROTH 2ND PLACE: After several false starts, Mechanical Applications Engineer Eric Leckrone, CFPS, CFPCC, successfully tests a smoke stack sensor probe. SUBMITTED BY ALICEANN STRAUSBAUGH, RG GROUP 3RD PLACE: Linda at work; final test of 20-section directional control valve SUBMITTED BY STEPHANIE ROWITZ, SPRAGUE PRODUCTS HONORABLE MENTION 1: E-One’s newest aerial truck going to FDIC show 4/16 featuring Eaton’s VFX71m monitor on ladder and side of truck showing all truck functions with E-One real-time graphics such ladder tip angle/ loading SUBMITTED BY KYLE CHAPLICK, CFPS, HYDRAULIC SUPPLY CO. HONORABLE MENTION 2: Field Service Technician Tim Flaharty makes an adjustment to the steering system of an icebreaker boat. The boat is one of three RG Group is outfitting. SUBMITTED BY RANDY MCKEE, RG GROUP • July/August 2016 •


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FUN WITH FLUID POWER 1ST PLACE: Area 8th graders participate in the NFPA’s 2016 Fluid Power Challenge at Alexandria Technical and Community College, Minnesota. SUBMITTED BY HEATHER POUSH, FORCE AMERICA 2ND PLACE: The principles of Fluid Power - Q = Cv * sqrt(P)*.These fluid power professionals were thrilled to experiment with fluid power on a particularly hot summer day. SUBMITTED BY ALICEANN STRAUSBAUGH, RG GROUP 3RD PLACE: Pneumatic “lift” chair SUBMITTED BY JOE NAIL, CFPAI, ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE HONORABLE MENTION: Hydrostatic Schematic tattoo on his arm SUBMITTED BY ERNIE PARKER, CFPAI, HENNEPIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

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POWER DENSITY 1ST PLACE: Rock crusher doing what it does best! SUBMITTED BY SCOTT MALCOLM, RELATED FLUID POWER 2ND PLACE: Tons of earth moved and removed during RG Group’s manufacturing and distribution facility expansion.That earth was particularly heavy after weeks of torrential rains. SUBMITTED BY ALICEANN STRAUSBAUGH, RG GROUP 3RD PLACE: Fluid Power was crucial in the construction of MFP Automation Engineering’s new inventory carousel, which ironically will be storing thousands of fluid power products. SUBMITTED BY CHELSEA NELSON, MFP AUTOMATION ENGINEERING HONORABLE MENTION: Machine as delivered for rework, moderize SUBMITTED BY STEVE NILES, CFPS, GS GLOBAL RESOURCES






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