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of one of my favorite bands, “What a Long, Strange, Trip it’s been.” Having been elected to serve as the 2014 president of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), I can pause and reflect on just how I arrived at this point. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this day when BY TOM BLANSETT, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC, I first heard of the organization so many years ago. This Manager of Hydraulics is truly an honor, and I am humbled. Training Services at Eaton Corp. There have been a lot of very smart people in this and 2014 IFPS President industry with whom I have had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with over the course of my career, and many of them have served a number of roles to help get me where I am today. Some of those roles were as mentors, teachers, peers, co-workers, and students. Yes, I have learned a great deal from my teaching experiences over the years, and I have had the privilege of knowing some of the legendary teachers in the industry, such as George Altland of Vickers. In fact, that is really what I want to focus my comments on—education in our industry. I’m sure I am preaching to the choir when I say that education is extremely important in any professional field, but in some aspects, it is uniquely so in the fluid power industry because there is not a widely accepted and consistent set of standards that exist for educating students in the technologies of fluid power. Unlike ABET, which is the accreditation body for engineering and technology degree programs, there are no specific standards that are universally adopted and accepted to ensure that those working within the industry at various levels have consistent core knowledge and skill levels. The closest the fluid power industry has are the various certifications offered through the IFPS. What is lacking is a consistent and agreed-upon set of teaching standards to ensure that everyone attains at least the same foundational levels of knowledge. A lot of different sources offer hydraulic training with a wide and varied level of instruction. There are programs that propose to teach basic hydraulics in as little as a day to well-structured associate degree programs lasting for two years. A disturbing trend over the past few years is that many of the individuals who say they are seeking knowledge aren’t as concerned about the quality of the instruction and the depth as they are about the length of time they have to lose from “work” and corresponding cost to obtain a “certificate.” As a result, those individuals who take the shortcuts don’t possess enough knowledge to perform optimally. Because of this, I am a firm believer in IFPS certifications. They offer the best tool currently available to evaluate and substantiate an existing knowledge and skill set. It is a shame that companies within the industry don’t as a whole actively embrace and seek certification for their employees. Certification provides a mechanism of validating that those responsible for the operation, maintenance, and selection of fluid power components and systems have met at least some minimum established standard of knowledge. I encourage all professionals in the industry to take a positive step forward and attain certification at whatever level is appropriate for their job functions. This would go a long way to help improve safety, reduce energy waste, enhance productivity, and promote the professionalism of those within our industry.

Associate Publisher: Marc Mitchell Editor: Kristine Coblitz Technical Editor: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC Account Executive: Bob McKinney Art Director: Quynh Vo VP Operations: Lisa Prass Accounting: Donna Bachman, Debbie Clune Digital Strategy Manager: Jeff Maile Publishing Assistant: Sharron Sandmaier Circulation Manager: Andrea Karges INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY 1930 East Marlton Pike, Suite A-2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2141 Tel: 856-489-8983 | Fax: 856-424-9248 Email: AskUs@ifps.org | Web: www.ifps.org 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President & Chairperson Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC - Eaton Corp. Immediate Past President Mark Perry, CFPHS - Fitzsimmons Hydraulics First Vice President Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC, Curtiss-Wright Sprague Products Vice President Education D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Danfoss Treasurer Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. Vice President Membership & Chapter Support Richard Bullers, CFPPS - SMC Corp. of America Vice President Certification Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI National Oilwell Varco Vice President Marketing & Public Relations Justin Sergeant, CFPS, CFPMHM - Western Integrated Technologies Vice President Educational Foundation Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS - Spencer Fluid Power DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Alan Niesen, CFPS, CFPIHM, CFPMHM - HFI Fluid Power Products Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH Macomb Community College John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS - Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company Frank Fetty, MHM - JH Fletcher & Company Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. Scott Gower, CFPS - Gulf Controls Co., Inc. Scott Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc. Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Altec Industries, Inc. Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University Dr. Medhat Khalil, CFPAI, CFPHS - Milwaukee School of Engineering HONORARY DIRECTORS Robert Firth John Groot, CFPPS Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM IFPS STAFF Executive Director: Donna Pollander, ACA Technical Certification Project Manager: Keith Fera, CFPHS Communications Manager: Adele Kayser Certification Manager: Sue Tesauro Membership Coordinator: Sue Dyson Certification Coordinator: Tom Crehan Bookkeeper: Diane McMahon Administrative Assistant: Beth Borodziuk Fluid Power Journal (ISSN# 1073-7898) is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society published bi-monthly with four supplemental issues, including a Systems Integrator Directory, OffHighway Suppliers Directory, Tech Directory, and Manufacturers Directory, by Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any material in this publication is acceptable with credit. Publishers assume no liability for any information published. We reserve the right to

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(From Left to right) – MARK PERRY, CFPHS, FITZSIMMONS HYDRAULICS, INC.; TOM BLANSETT, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC, EATON CORPORATION; PATRICK J. MALUSSO, CPFAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM, WESTERN HYDROSTATICS, INC.

Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC, from Eaton Corp. has been elected the 54th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Blansett will take office in January 2014.

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First Vice President - Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS Curtiss-Wright Sprague Products Immediate Past President - Mark Perry, CFPHS Fitzsimmons Hydraulics, Inc. Treasurer - Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPSD - Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. Vice President Certification - Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI - National Oilwell Varco Vice President Marketing and Public Relations Justin Sergeant, CFPS, CFPMHM - Western Integrated Technologies Vice President Education - D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Danfoss Vice President Membership - Richard Bullers, CFPPS - SMC Corp. of America Vice President Educational Foundation - Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS - Spencer Fluid Power

Alan Niesen, CFPS, CFPIHM, CFPMHM - HFI Fluid Power Products Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS CFPMIH, CFPMMH - Macomb Community College John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS - Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM The Boeing Company Frank Fetty, MHM - JH Fletcher & Company Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. Scott Gower, CFPS - Gulf Controls Co., Inc. Scott Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc. Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT Altec Industries, Inc. Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University Dr. Medhat Khalil - CFPAI, CFPHS - Milwaukee School of Engineering

IFPS CALENDAR VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION. MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

IFPS 2014 Spring Meeting January 28 – February 1 Orlando, FL IFPE 2014 March 4-8 Las Vegas, NV IFPS 2014 Annual Meeting September 24-27 Charleston, SC CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING

Connector & Conductor (CC) Review w/ Job Performance Test Offered through Pirtek, USA Rockledge, FL Review: January 14-15, 2014 Job Performance test: January 16, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) Written test: January 16, 2014 (1:00 p.m.) Offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: February 18-19, 2014 Job Performance test: Feb 20, 2014 (8:00 a.m.) / Written test: February 20, 2014 (1:00 p.m.)

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Offered through Eaton Corp. Eden Prairie, MN Review and Job Performance test: April 29-30, 2014 / Written test: May 1, 2014 Offered through Eaton Corp. Maumee, OH Review and Job Performance test: June 3-4, 2014 / Written test: June 5, 2014 Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: March 17-19, 2014 Job Performance test: March 19, 2014 (1:00 p.m.) / Written test: March 20, 2014 (8:00 a.m.) Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (IHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: January 20-23, 2014 Job Performance test: January 23, 2014 (1:00 p.m.) / Written test: January 24, 2014 (1:00 p.m.)

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Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review Review sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. February and October 2014 classes available. Offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Fairfield, OH Review: December 2-3, 2013 Written test: December 4, 2013 (1:00 p.m.) Offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. Review: April 7-8, 2014 Written test: April 9, 2014 (1:00 p.m.) Offered through Eaton Corp. Eden Prairie, MN May 20-23, 2014 September 9-12, 2014

April 3, 2014 Registration Deadline: March 1, 2014 August 7, 2014 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 Job Performance Online Review Online Job Performance Review - CFC-Solar, Inc. offers online Job Performance reviews that include stations 1-6 of the IFPS Mechanic and Technician Job Performance Tests. Members may e-mail for a 5% coupon code off the list price for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review (test not included).

Pneumatic Specialist (PS) Certification Review Review sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc. February and October 2014 classes available.

Live Distance Learning Job Performance Station Reviews. E-mail CFC-Solar, Inc. for information.

Connector and Conductor (CC) Job Performance Training Workshop CFC Solar, Inc., Fairfield (Cincinnati), OH

January 9, 2014 “Energy Efficiency of Hydraulic Components”

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IFPS is also hosting the firstannual FLUID POWER PHOTO CONTEST! There will be four categories for Fluid Power Professionals' Day. Submit a photo in one or all four of the following categories:

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PEOPLE WITH A PURPOSE – These submissions should depict fluid power professionals at work or working on fluid power equipment [e.g., a group shot of certified employees by the company sign, employees assembling or testing equipment (safety glasses required), a preview of activities you’re planning to celebrate on Fluid Power Professionals' Day]. POWER DENSITY – These submissions should depict large pieces of equipment or the amazing power that can be achieved through fluid power systems (e.g., large tunnel boring equipment, the valves in a processing plant, descaling in a hot strip mill). PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE – These submissions could depict the conductors and connectors used in most fluid power systems or could depict the path a piece of equipment creates (e.g., hose, tubing, or pipe; a conveyor; road building). LINEAR MOTION – These submissions should be action shots of fluid power (e.g., amusement rides, packaging, food processing, robotics, etc.). Both linear and rotary motion will be accepted. The top five winners of the photo contest in each category will be published in the July/August issue of the Fluid Power Journal to help celebrate.

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HE INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY (IFPS) HAS DEDICATED JUNE 19 AS “FLUID POWER PROFESSIONALS' DAY” - A DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR ALL OF US WHO WORK IN THE FLUID POWER FIELD!

It has been said that fluid power is a “hidden giant” because it is so common in every aspect of our day-to-day existence that we have simply overlooked the obvious. There is not a vehicle, ship, plane, or train that can operate without fluid power. There is no consumer item, no electronic gadget, and 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. From the ancient waterwheels of an emerging agrarian economy through the renaissance of industrial revolution to the automation and information technology age of today, we have worked to utilize, maintain, improve, and advance this all-encompassing technology. These efforts have improved productivity, ensured safety, and provided critical services that improve the quality of all of our lives. THANK YOU!

WHY JUNE 19TH? A little bit of history behind the date is interesting. Blaise Pascal—a French mathematician, inventor, writer, and physicist—was born on this day clear back in 1623. His work in hydrodynamics and hydrostatics, including the invention of the hydraulic press, paved the way for all future innovations. He was also instrumental in experiments in pneumatics that examined the behavior of air in a vacuum and validated the work of the man who invented the barometer, Evangelista Torricelli. Because of Blaise Pascal and his work, the scientific foundation of thermodynamics and fluid power was set to build upon for those who followed.

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CELEBRATE THE DAY: Wear emblems, pins, badges, and shirts noting your fluid power affiliation or organization. Plan a picnic. Demonstrate practical hydraulics to the kids with a squirt gun battle or just set up the sprinkler in the back yard. On your way to the beach, pool, or water park, note how many fluid power applications you can spot. Make this a special day in your life of day-to-day work in fluid power by taking the time to celebrate with your friends and colleagues in the industry. Remember that your efforts make all the difference.

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VACUUM TECHNOLOGY BAG LIPS Piab Ë The piGRIP® bag lips are designed for the piGRIP® suction cup and have been developed to handle bags and pouches efficiently. The lip design is combined with rigid and strong bellows/body to allow for notable bag handling speeds and accelerations, which means machines can run at faster speeds leading to shorter production cycles. Besides regular plastic bags for dry food, the new FDA-approved lips have excellent grip on stand-up pouches filled with liquid and dry/wet food/ substances. The bag lips perform best at low vacuum levels with small amounts of vacuum flow, thus saving energy on the vacuum pump side. www.piab.com

HIGH-FORCE VOICE COIL ACTUATOR BEI Kimco Magnetics

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Ë The “smart” voice coil actuator product line has been expanded with the Model LAS43-120-000A housed voice coil actuator (VCA). Engineered as an all-inclusive package, the new VCA features stroke length of 1.25" and peak force of 340 pounds. It incorporates an integrated position feedback sensor with analog output suited for servo positioning or velocity control applications. Integrated shaft and bushing eliminate the need for an outside supporting mechanism to provide concentricity between the stationary and moving parts. This simplifies the amount of engineering and time required to incorporate this part into higher-level assemblies. www.beikimco.com

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ΠA new family of mobile hydraulic directional control valves has been released. The first two series, V080 and V130, are high-pressure sectional valves that can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 60 GPM, these valves offer increased performance in a compact package, and can be configured with custom options. www.munciepower.com/valves

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IN-LINE FLOW CONTROL SERIES Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. ΠThe PQ-FV in-line flow controls can be easily added to existing circuitry, and are lightweight and compact in size. Since it is a tube-to-tube connection, in-line flow controls may be installed as a meter-in or meter-out device. The PQ-C elbow controls are suitable for low-cost and lightweight applications when mounting directly to a NPT port on a cylinder or valve is required. The series is available in over 25 different modes: #10-32, 1/8" NPT, 1/4" NPT, 3/8" NPT. Complete rotation of the valve body around the bolt allows for optimum positioning of tubing, and the special adjust needle design allows for large adjustment ranges with high precision. www.clippard.com

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SERVICE PLUG Pig’sTail USA,LLC Ê The Service Plug, produced in high-quality oil-resistant rubber, is developed to plug hoses or rigid pumps to avoid oils and chemicals from contaminating the environment and to preserve costly oils and liquids inside systems during maintenance and repair. It can also be used to protect machine channels from dust and corrosion when cleaning or painting, to prevent water, dust, and pollution from harming systems and components. It can be used in non-pressurized and vacuum systems. No tools are needed. • Dimensions: for channels and holes between 0.04" – 1.7” • Temperature: -15°F - 195°F www.pigstailusa.com

PNEUMATIC MOTION CONTROL SYSTEM Bimba Manufacturing Co. Œ The SPCS Version 2 (SPCS-2) is a high flow servo pneumatic control valve that provides electric-like closed-loop motion control when used with direct feedback pneumatic actuators, such as the company’s PFC, PFCN, and PTF models. The valve eliminates the need to change manual switches or adjust rotary potentiometers during system setup. System configuration and setup is completed using a standard USB connection and SPCS-2 software. The valve is IP65 compatible and can be used with Ultran® rodless actuators with an external positioning transducer. Design features make it easier to use pneumatic motion control positioning for payloads up to 450 lbs and velocities up to 15 inches per second. www.bimba.com

Allenair’s all Stainless Steel threaded Construction Cylinders are designed to exceed the strict wash down requirements of the food and process equipment industries. For use where bacterial, environmental or corrosion problems exist. Because all metal parts are 300 series stainless, they are particularly recommended for the poultry, beef and dairy processing and packaging industries. Over 20,000 cylinders in stock, ready for immediate delivery.

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lowserve Corp., a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has harnessed the high-accuracy surface measurement capabilities of AMETEK Taylor Hobson’s Talyrond 585 metrology tool to analyze micro-features laser machined onto its most advanced mechanical seals. In developing the mechanical seals, Flowserve pioneered entirely new laser-machining techniques at its Temecula, Calif., facility that involved incorporating microfeatures, such as waves and concentric grooves, onto the faces of its seals. The Flowserve seals were developed for use in harsh environments and highly demanding applications, such as pipelines, boilers, pumps, and compressors, where seals would often come in contact with highly abrasive or difficult-tohandle materials at elevated temperatures and pressures. The advanced surface features are designed to greatly extend the life of some seals, allow them to run without making contact, or eliminate leaks and other operational issues. To develop the seals and ensure their performance, Flowserve needed a reliable, easy-to-operate surface measurement tool. It required a high-accuracy instrument that could repeatedly measure seals in a range of diameters and contours with complex surface features and made from a variety of materials. The Talyrond 585 proved up to the task on all counts and, combined with proprietary Flowserve software, established itself as an integral, complementary instrument in the company’s analytical laboratory. In developing this series of instruments, Taylor Hobson combined its experience in highaccuracy surface measurement with its expertise in ultra-precision machining. The resulting Talyrond 585 is a metrology tool able to perform "Serving Industry for 50 years" three core measurements (roundness, contour, and surface finish) on a single platform. * SAE 4-BOLT * SAE, JIS, DIN The versatile instrument has a measurement resolution of 0.3 nm, a key advantage in measur* FLANGE * METRIC PORTS ing complex micro-features. It has a high-resoluADAPTERS tion gauge for linear or circumferential surface * SPECIALS * STAINLESS roughness measurement; frictionless air-bearing spindle and precision column for roundness, cylindricity, and straightness measurements; and a patented calibration technique for the measurement of radius, angle, height, length, 50 years of hydraulic experience and distance. The instrument provides a cost-effective soluStandards & Specials in stock tion for accurate and repeatable measurements that previously required up to three separate MAIN's engineers are part of the instruments to perform. Along with analyzing SAE, NFPA, and ISO committees Flowserve mechanical seals, the instrument is well suited for a range of applications, such as preWWW.MAINMFG.COM/fpj cision automotive and aerospace components.

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temperatures up to 257°F (high-temperature versions) or cold resistant down to -75°F (low-temperature versions). ECO air actuators are used in the case of aggressive media in the paper-producing and chemical industries.

A SIMPLE DESIGN FULL OF ADVANTAGES Air actuators can withstand high dynamic loads. The materials used have been optimally tried and tested in the production of commercial and passenger vehicles, as well as rolling stock. The dimensionally stable elements in

their design are compatible to that of a tire or an air spring. This simple construction allows for complete solutions that are cost effective. The rodless construction functions without parts or seals moving against each other. This prevents any stick-slip effect, thus eliminating static friction. The actuators respond immediately and uniformly, even to small variations in pressure. In pneumatic applications, they can be operated using either oil-free or lubricated compressed air. Depending on the product type, the air actuators can be used for tilt angles up to 30°. This characteristic enables the designer to avoid costly con-

PRODUCT TYPES The C series of air spring systems has been expanded to include air actuators with a diameter of up to 22.44”.

necting elements and articulated constructions. The air actuators also continue to operate reliably even with a lateral displacement of up to 0.79". The small design height means that they can be integrated in compact constructions. When unpressurized, they can be installed quickly and easily, thereby saving time and money. Another advantage: Their flexibility allows air actuators to even compensate for assembly inaccuracies, once again demonstrating their versatility.

FRICTIONLESS AND LOW WEAR Particularly under harsh operating conditions involving dirt, dust, particles, or mud, air actuators are often significantly superior to conventional pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, for example in wood processing, which generates coarse-grained particles. With conventional push-rod cylinders, the particles can accumulate on the push rod, resulting in wear and leakage when moving through the sealing elements. In comparison, air actuators have no sliding seals or articulated joints. In air actuators, the stroke results from deformation on the bellows wall. Dirt particles on the bellows wall stay outside and do not come in contact with sealing parts. Air actuators are also low wear, even in adverse operating conditions. Where actuators are used, the costly precision guides required for conventional pneumatic cylinders, which are sensitive to dust and dirt, are not needed.

UNIFORM CONTACT PRESSURE IN RAIL TRANSPORT One example of the frictionless function of the air actuators is the application of these products in pantographs, which are used for transferring current from a fixed overhead power line to rail vehicles. They ensure uniform contact pressure in changeable weather conditions and at high speeds. Air actuators function reliably and free of friction throughout their long service life.

ContiTech has over 50 years of practical experience with air actuators. Over this time, various air spring designs were developed, which can be subdivided into convoluted air spring and rolling lobe air spring designs. Among the convoluted air springs, there are single, double, and triple wall types, also known as single, double, and triple convoluted air springs. Rolling lobe air springs are supplied with and without end beads. In the version with end beads, the connecting parts are formfit to the bellows. Another type of air actuator is the sleeve-type rolling lobe air spring, in which the connecting parts are joined to the bellows like on a hose, using clamping sleeves, also known as “clamping rings.” Both designs originally came from the development of air springs for passenger and commercial vehicles. The company’s product range of convoluted air springs is structured according to the design of the fastening and connecting parts: C, D, and R types. C types are air actuators that are single, double, or triple convolution air springs with a formfit, airtight connection with metal plates. These metal plates have fastening and air connection threads. D types are air actuators with two-part, removable connecting components. (Air actuators with open bead-ring connecting parts are referred to as “R types.”) These connections seal the actuator directly to the machine. Their bead rings made from metal act as a flange and can be connected directly to the machine. They are available with diameters of between 5.70" and 37.40". The range of air actuators for industrial applications is rounded off with sleeve air springs with plastic connecting parts, known as “S types.” This design is derived from the manufacture of commercial vehicles, where they are used as seat and cab mounts, for example.

COMPLETE RANGE AVAILABLE AROUND THE WORLD Available in a broad product range and as customized individual deigns, the air actuators are capable of dealing with even the toughest pneumatic jobs in machine and plant engineering. The pneumatic cylinders are available with diameters ranging from 2.36" to 39.37", strokes of up to 20.48", and standard pressure of 116 psi. They have a lifting power of 112 lbs to 98,915 lbs. Designs for operating pressures of up to 232 psi are also available for special applications.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTITECH AIR SPRING SYSTEMS IS A CONTITECH AG BUSINESS UNIT AND MANUFACTURER OF AIR SPRING SYSTEMS FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, BUSES, ROLLING STOCK, STATIONARY MACHINES, AND FOUNDATION BEARINGS. AIR SPRING SYSTEMS SERVE AS VIBRATION-ISOLATION DAMPENERS IN HEAVY-DUTY SYSTEMS, WHILE AIR ACTUATORS ARE USED IN PNEUMATIC APPLICATIONS TO APPLY A FORCE. VISIT WWW.CONTITECH.US OR E-MAIL INFO@CONTITECH-USA.COM. CIRCLE 350

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

IFPS 2014 Spring Meeting JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 1, 2014 • EMBASSY SUITES ORLANDO - LAKE BUENA VISTA, ORLANDO, FL REGISTER BY VISITING WWW.IFPS.ORG.

Please join the IFPS for the 2014 Spring Meeting from January 28 – February 1, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Fla. In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned for January 28th and 29th. A technical workshop will be presented on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 Noon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Education Committee Meeting Optional Tour Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 Noon

Certification Committee Meeting Optional Tour

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

Hotel reservations can be made by visiting www.ifps.org or by calling the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista directly at 800-377-8898. A discount hotel rate of $125.00 + tax per night has been secured. Be sure to mention you are with the International Fluid Power Society to get the group rate. Reservations must be made by January 6, 2014 to secure the discounted rate.

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Reasons NOT To Let Your IFPS Certification Lapse:

1. You will have to take the certification test again. 2. You may no longer use the IFPS certification designation after your name. 3. IFPS certification is portable and stays with you wherever your career takes you. 4. Cost - Members = $185 over a five-year period ($37.00 per year) Non Members = $225 over a five-year period ($45.00 per year) 5. You may not think you need your certification today; however, you may need it tomorrow. 6. Once approved, your recertification application earns you a five-year certification renewal. 7. Worth repeating: You will have to take the certification test again! VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG TO CHECK YOUR PROFILE.

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

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MARCH 31 – APRIL 1, 2014 Registration Deadline: March 1, 2014 Fee: $ 350.00

APRIL 2, 2014 Registration Deadline: March 1, 2014 Fee: $160

AUGUST 4 – 5, 2014 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 Fee: $ 350.00

AUGUST 6, 2014 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 Fee: $160

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG OR CALL 800-308-6005.

CONNECTOR AND CONDUCTOR (CC) JOB PERFORMANCE TRAINING WORKSHOP*

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APRIL 3, 2014 Registration Deadline: March 1, 2014 Fee: $160 AUGUST 7, 2014 Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014 Fee: $160 *Candidate must hold Connector and Conductor certification.

2013 IFPS Web Seminars VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG TO REGISTER OR CALL 800-308-6005. IFPS MEMBERS FREE; NON-MEMBERS $40.00

JANUARY 9, 2014 “Energy Efficiency of Hydraulic Components” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presenter: Jose M. Garcia. Ph.D. CFPHS, Purdue University All hydraulic components transform or route energy as the fluid is passed through them. Broadly speaking, consideration to the efficiency of a hydraulic component is simply limited to the worst-case scenario—that is, where it consumes or dissipates the most energy. Understanding the limitations of a component and knowing the sources of these inefficiencies could help the system designer to better select the hydraulic components required for a specific job.

MARCH 20, 2014 “Proportional Valves” 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Presenter: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, Macomb Community College

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MAY 15, 2014 “Fluids and Filtration Basics” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presenter: Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, Danfoss This web presentation will cover fluids and filtration basics: • Hydraulic fluid composition and purpose • Fluid quality (ISO ratings) • Filtration (purpose and beta ratio) AUGUST, 14, 2014 “Cavitation and Aeration: Causes and Cures” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presenter: Pat Maluso, CFPAI, Western Hydrostatics, Inc.

Cavitation and aeration are conditions that can cause hydraulic system damage and ultimately, system failure primarily due to lack of lubrication and/or solid particle contamination. Topics in this presentation include • Cavitation and aeration defined in relation to hydraulic systems and the detrimental effects on system components • Discussion on causes, properties, differences, and similarities of each condition  • Demonstration on how moisture, temperature, pressure, and vacuum all play a detrimental role, contributing to cavitation and aeration  • Recommendations to reduce or alleviate the damaging effects of these conditions  • Troubleshooting tips, identification of telltale signs, as well as proper and improper system design scenarios VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG FOR ARCHIVED WEB SEMINARS

CERTIFICATION DESIGNATIONS AVAILABLE

‰ CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

‰ CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor

Newly Certified Professionals

‰ CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor

‰ CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer

‰ CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS)

‰ CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist

‰ CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist

‰ CFPECS Electronic Controls Specialist

‰ CFPMEC – in development Mobile Electronic Controls ‰ CFPIEC – in development

Trevor Alles, MHM Indiana Michigan Power Ansarian Alireza, S, PS, Ensign Energy Services David Arnold, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation Caleb Black, PS Paul Bowes, MHM Pirtek USA

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‰ CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT)

‰ CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician

Timothy Braun, HS Michael Brooks, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation

‰ CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician

‰ CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician

‰ CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)

‰ CFPIHM Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic

‰ CFPMHM Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic

‰ CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic

‰ CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor

Collin Brown, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Ruben Carder, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Daniel Fleenor, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Steve Ford, IHT Kenneth Griggs, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Jerry Grotelueschen, PS, Clippard Instrument Lab., Inc. Jon Hadorn, CC The Boeing Company Richard Haynes, HS Sun Hydraulics Corporation Matt Hedden, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Ryan Christian, PS Cross Automation Wes Coffee, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Kristen Kelly, CC The Boeing Company

Justin Davis, HS Gulf Controls Company, LLC

Joshua Kibler, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Joshua Doo, HS HydraForce, Inc.

Jamie Lankford, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation

Brett Erickson, MHM, Altec Industries, Inc.

Robert Lundeen, MIP, PT The Boeing Company Terry Madgwick, PM Challenger Institute of Technology Jason Marcum, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Dennis Mevissen, S, PS, Interlaken Technology Joseph Molloy, IHT East Coast Hydraulics & Machinery Ltd.

Russel Shute, MIP, PT, The Boeing Company Benjamin Sine, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation John Smith, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Justin Smith, CC The Boeing Company Christian Trivelli, MIP, PT, The Boeing Company Joshua Waechter, MHM, Altec Industries, Inc. Darrell Wess, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Dalton Moore, PS George Heid, MIH, CC, Controlled Fluids, Inc. Jason Keesee, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Alex Dosdall, CC Controlled Fluids, Inc.

Mark Lidstrom, MIP, PT, The Boeing Company

Nick Nastase, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Jeremy Parenti, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Clifford Peterson, MHM, Altec Industries, Inc. Mikel Pitan, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Guy Roberts, CC The Boeing Company

Brian Wheeler, CC The Boeing Company Roy Whitehead, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Stacy Williamson, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation James Wilmoth, MHM, Virginia Department of Transportation Mehdi Yahyaei, HS

Eric Lausch, MIP, PT The Boeing Company

Terry Rought, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Matt Lewis, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations Individuals wishing to take any IFPS written certification tests are able to select from approximately 325 convenient locations across the United States and Canada. The IFPS is able to offer these locations through its affiliation with The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) provided by National College Testing Association (NCTA).   To register for an IFPS written certification test: 1.  Fill out an IFPS certification test application including your desired location by visiting www.ifps.org. 2.  Submit your application with payment to IFPS headquarters. 3.  Upon receipt of your application, you will be e-mailed instructions. Testing dates for any locations listed below are as follows:

JANUARY 2014 Tuesday, 1/7 Thursday, 1/16

FEBRUARY 2014 Tuesday, 2/4 Thursday, 2/20

MARCH 2014 Tuesday, 3/4 Thursday, 3/20

APRIL 2014 Tuesday, 4/1 Thursday, 4/17

MAY 2014 Tuesday, 5/6 Thursday, 5/15

JUNE 2014 Tuesday, 6/3 Thursday, 6/19

JULY 2014 Tuesday, 7/1 Thursday, 7/17

Questions? Please call IFPS headquarters at 800-308-6005 or e-mail Tom Crehan at tcrehan@ifps.org.

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

November 8, 2013 – The global economy continues to see progress this autumn, with manufacturing activity picking up from recent softness. The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased from 51.8 in September to 52.1 in October, its highest point since May 2011. While this still reflects only modest growth, stabilization in Europe and Asia has helped to lift overall sentiment, new orders, and production in many key markets. Moreover, all top 10 export destinations for U.S.-manufactured goods grew on net in October with a PMI value greater than 50. This was the first time since we began preparing this report that no countries contracted, and it represents a nice turnaround from only two months ago when half of these markets contracted. This progress can also be seen in much of the underlying data, but with slow growth overall. For example, the Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI has shown modest expansion for four consecutive months—a sign that Europe has begun to rebound after its deep two-year recession.

Despite the more uplifting news, the European Commission this week slightly lowered its forecast for European real GDP to 1.1% growth in 2014, down from an earlier estimate of 1.2% growth. France and Greece both continue to contract, suggesting pockets of weakness are still present. Moreover, recent data on retail sales and employment continue to suggest challenges. The European Central Bank continues to worry about sluggish economic growth and disinflation, and yesterday, it surprised the market by lowering its key interest rate to 0.25%. On a more positive note, the prospect of even more minimal growth has lifted spirits across the continent, with the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment reflecting increased relative optimism in October.

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The story is similar in Canada, throughout Asia, and in the emerging markets. The RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.6 in October, its fastest pace since April 2011. New orders and production have rebounded from softness during the spring and summer. We hope better economic news in Canada—our largest trading partner—will increase demand for our exports there. Likewise, the HSBC China Manufacturing PMI has expanded for three straight months, albeit slowly, up from 50.2 in September to 50.9 in October. Moreover, while economic growth has decelerated over the past few years, real GDP picked up from 7.5% in the second quarter to 7.8% in the third quarter. Industrial production and fixed asset investments have also been higher in the third quarter, suggesting improvements in overall activity. Furthermore, stabilization in Europe and Asia has helped to buoy most of the emerging markets, with the HSBC Emerging Markets Index up from 50.7 to 51.7. Nonetheless, growth in U.S.-manufactured goods exports remains frustratingly low so far this year despite modest gains in the economies of our major trading partners. U.S.-manufactured goods exports have risen just 1.8% through the first eight months of 2013 relative to the same time period in 2012, using non-seasonally adjusted data. This represents only marginal improvement from July’s 1.6% pace, and it presents a challenge in our nation’s ability to double exports by 2015 as outlined in the President’s National Export Initiative. Reduced year-to-date exports to Europe account for much of the slower pace of U.S.-manufactured goods exports, with eased growth rates to many of our other large trading partners, as well. However, the recent deceleration in the U.S.-euro exchange rate should help to boost our exports to the EU. Next week, we will get industrial production data from a number of countries, including the United States. Output is expected to continue to show signs of improvement in the United States and China, but production is predicted to decline somewhat in the Eurozone. Europe is also anticipated to report its second straight month of positive real GDP growth, with thirdquarter data similar to the second-quarter growth rate of 0.3%. On the trade front, negotiations continue around the clock on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, while the Administration, Congress, and the business community accelerate efforts to move forward on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Manufacturers worked across the Atlantic to support the inclusion of key trade secret issues in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) trade discussions as U.S. and EU

negotiators prepare to return to the table this month and next to make progress on these negotiations. All eyes turn again toward Bali as the World Trade Organization (WTO) seeks to address trade facilitation and information technology liberalization to cut red tape and unnecessary costs at the border.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) represents small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.nam.org.

Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, visit www.nam.org.

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Company........................................................... Booth 4S Industrial Services........................................ 82952 AAH Fluid Power............................................... 81312 AB SKF.............................................................. 81555 ABER - Embraiagens e Comandos Hidráulicos AB, LDA. ..........................................................................80037 ABT Bearing....................................................... 81852 ACE Controls Inc................................................ 81230 ACME BEST CORPORATION............................ 83421 Acme Foundry, Inc..............................................81747 Advanced Technology Products......................... 83202 ALA Industries Limited....................................80041 Alliance Express................................................ 82922 Alro Steel........................................................... 82452 Amalga Composites Inc..................................... 80939 American Iron & Alloys Corporation....................81140 American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers. .......................................................................... 80133 Amol Bearing Group Corp.................................. 83033 Anderson Metals Corporation Inc...................... 81840 Anfield Sensors Inc............................................ 81844 Anson Hydraulics Industrial Co., Ltd.................. 83310 APEM, Inc.......................................................... 80844

APSCO, Inc........................................................ 82841 ArcelorMittal Tubular Products........................... 82542 Arens Controls................................................... 83434 ARGO-HYTOS Inc.............................................. 81239 ASA Hydraulik of America.................................. 81444 Ashcroft Inc....................................................... 83446 Ashun Fluid Power Co., Ltd............................... 83407 ASM Sensors, Inc.............................................. 83539 Association of Equipment Manufacturers......... 80018 Assofluid............................................................ 83510 AST Bearings..................................................... 82014 Atos / Fluid Power Associates, Inc.................... 81254 Auburn Gear Inc.................................................. 81119 Automation Studio (product of Famic Technologies Inc).80947 B&R Industrial Automation Corporation............. 83550 Bailey International Corporation......................... 82440 BALFLEX...........................................................83008 Bando USA........................................................ 83051 Bayer MaterialScience.......................................80031 Bearings 2000 Sales Company.......................... 83618 BEDIA Motorentechnik GmbH & Co KG............ 83454 Bimal - Haidar.................................................... 80953 Bimba Manufacturing Co................................... 82446

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Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA..................................... 80642 Bosch Rexroth Corporation................................ 80216 Brand Hydraulics Co.......................................... 81507 Brennan Industries Inc....................................... 82101 Brevini Fluid Power............................................ 83650 Brevini Power Transmission S.p.A...................... 83650 Brosa Ag............................................................ 83444 Brush Research Manufacturing Co Inc.............. 82533 Bucher Hydraulics.............................................. 82829 BVA Hydraulics.................................................. 82740 C&J International Inc......................................... 83457 C.Matic SRL....................................................... 83512 Canimex............................................................. 82556 Caplugs.............................................................. 81512 Casappa Corporation......................................... 81517 Cerro Industrial - Marmon Retail Home Improvement Products Inc....................................................... 83653 Certified Power Inc.............................................81148 Chia Wang Oil Hydraulic Industrial Co., Ltd....... 83312 China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Association...80034 Coilhose Pneumatics......................................... 81952 Comer Industries Inc......................................... 82130 Component Sourcing International LLC............. 82936

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Geartek.............................................................. 81822 Gefran................................................................ 83450 Gems Sensors & Controls................................. 83440 GGB Bearing Technology................................... 83651 Goodway Technologies...................................... 83252 Great Tong Ling Enterprise Co., LTD.................. 82752 GS North America LLC...................................... 81407 Hallite Seals Inc................................................. 83030 Hangzhou Chinabase Machinery Co Ltd............ 82847 Hangzhou Sino-Deutsch Power Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd.............................................................. 83449

Hansa-Tmp Srl................................................... 83518 Harris Machine Co............................................. 83735 Harrison Hydraulic Solutions.............................. 81753 Hartmann Controls Inc....................................... 80840 HAWE Hydraulics.............................................. 81215 HCH Bearing Americas...................................... 83246 Heavy Motions Inc............................................. 80943 HED, Inc............................................................ 81324 HEMA Endustri AS............................................ 81240 Hercules Sealing Products.............................. 80654 HFI Fluid Power Products.................................. 82055

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Poclain Hydraulics Inc........................................ 80940 Polygon Company.............................................. 82808 Polymer Molding................................................ 82107 Poppelmann Plastics USA LLC.......................... 82418 Porauto Industrial Co Ltd................................... 83212 Posi Lock Puller Inc............................................ 83052 Power Transmission Distributors Association.... 83055 Power Transmission Engineering....................... 80127 Power-Packer..................................................... 82208 PQ Controls Inc................................................. 82021 PRAN Systems Inc............................................ 83549 Pressure Connections Corp................................81746 Prince Manufacturing Corporation..................... 81942 Propiston Hydraulics Co., Ltd............................ 83413 PTCAlliance........................................................ 80208 Pun Teh Industrial Co., Ltd................................. 83318 QA1 Precision Products Inc............................... 83155 Quality Bearings & Components....................... 81851 Ram Industries Inc............................................. 82546 Ramco Steels Pvt Ltd........................................ 81951 RBI Bearing Inc.................................................. 83046 Real Seal Company............................................ 80858 Ronzio Oleodinamica srl.................................... 83617 Rosenboom Machine & Tool............................... 81115 Rota Engineering Ltd......................................... 81907 Rotary Power..................................................... 81253 Rotor Clip Company........................................... 83048

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EXHIBITOR BOOTH LISTING Rotzler Inc.......................................................... 81419 Royal Composites Pvt Ltd................................. 81843 RTS Cutting Tools............................................... 80957 Ryco Hydraulics, Inc.......................................... 82018 Safeplast NA Company...................................... 82823 SafeWay Hydraulics........................................... 82529 SAI Hydraulics Inc.............................................. 82530 Salami SpA........................................................ 83334 Samek Corporation............................................ 80153 Samson Corporation.......................................... 81308 Samwon Tech Co Ltd......................................... 82756 Sanauto Engineers ( India ) pvt. Ltd....................81144 Sandvik Materials Technology............................ 82552 Scania CV AB..................................................... 82851 Scenery Hydraulic............................................ 83351 Schaeffler Group USA, Inc..................................81139 Scorpion Technologies Ltd................................. 83035 Sealtool Limited................................................. 81452 Shallco Inc......................................................... 83733 Shan Hua Plastic Industrial Co Ltd..................... 83208 Shimadzu Industrial Equipment.........................82008 Shivam Hydraulics............................................. 83013 Sichuan Machinery Imp. & Exp. Corp................ 82053 Sin Ling Co., Ltd................................................ 83311 Smalley Steel Ring Company............................ 83029

Soltech Hydraulics Co., Ltd................................ 83411 Sonceboz Corporation....................................... 83553 SpecSys............................................................. 81853 Spectronics Corporation.................................... 81839 SPX Hydraulic Technologies............................... 83230 SRM Industries Inc............................................ 80014 Stainless Hose Fittings Ltd................................83008 Star Hydraulics, LLC.......................................... 82057 Stauff Corporation............................................. 81207 Stiebel Drive Technology.................................... 81808 Stucchi USA, Inc................................................ 82122 STW Technic LP................................................. 82812 Suburban Mfg Co. Inc........................................ 80143 Suco Technologies............................................. 82807 Sun Hydraulics................................................... 80719 Sunfab North America....................................... 81917 SunSource......................................................... 80829 Sure Grip Controls Inc........................................82111 Taiwan Fluid Power Association......................... 83410 Taiwan Schemik Corp........................................ 83317 Takken Comprehensive Industrial Co Ltd.......... 83417 T-Bird Group....................................................... 81454 Texas Hydraulics Inc.......................................... 83240 The Lee Company.............................................. 81751 The Oilgear Company........................................ 81234

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Thermal Transfer Products.............................. 80954 Thomas Magnete USA LLC............................... 81642 Tianyuan Steel Ball Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Fuxin... 82457 T-Lon Products Inc............................................. 82430 Tobul Accumulator Inc....................................... 80816 TON WEIGHT MACHINERY MFG. CO., LTD...... 83321 Transportide Industrial Ltd................................. 81413 Trazione Gears................................................... 81955 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions............................... 81929 Tribco Inc........................................................... 83354 Tuff Torq Corporation.......................................... 82302 TURCK Inc......................................................... 82322 Tuson Corporation.............................................. 81552 TWG.................................................................. 83130 Ultra Clean Technologies Corp........................ 82642 Uniflex of America, LLC..................................... 81755 United Gear and Assembly................................ 82912 VeeThree (North America)................................. 83545 Veljan Hydrair Limited........................................ 80254 VEST Inc........................................................... 81945 Vesta Automation SRL....................................... 83609 VIS HYDRAULICS SRL......................................83007 Wachendorff Electronics USA, Inc..................... 82914 Wafangdian Chengda Bearing Manufacturing Co., Ltd..................................................................... 82152 Wafangdian Guangyang Bearing Group Co., Ltd.... 82251 Wafangdian Jinfeng Bearing Manufacturing Co., Ltd.. .......................................................................... 82255 Wafangdian Yuandong Bearing Co., Ltd............. 82253 Walvoil Fluid Power........................................... 81518 WD Bearing America......................................... 81358 Webco Industries.............................................. 82845 Weber Hydraulik................................................ 83108 Webtec...............................................................81742 Weg Electric Corp.............................................. 83152 White Drive Products.........................................81107 WIKA Instrument Corporation........................... 81652 Wilkes & McLean Ltd........................................80027 Williams Controls.............................................. 83434 Winner Hydraulics Corporation.......................... 83322 Winters Instruments.......................................... 83031 WJB Bearings Inc.............................................. 83118 Womack Machine Supply Co............................. 81752 Wooster Hydrostatics.........................................81911 World Wide Fittings Corporation........................ 82908 World Wide Metric Inc....................................... 82218 XHS Technolgy, Inc............................................. 82051 Ximaike International Exhibition Co Ltd............. 82040 Ximaike International Exhibition Co Ltd............. 82052 XMEC Bearing & Technology Co Ltd.................. 83729 Yates Industries................................................ 81921 YEOSHE HYDRAULICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD... 83222 Young Powertech Inc....................................... 80508 YuYao Bote Bearings Co., Ltd............................ 82356 Zhejiang Changxing Xilin Chain & Sprocket Co., Ltd..81344 Zhejiang Zhonghangji Trade Co., Ltd.................. 82451 Zinga Industries................................................. 81718 ZSI Foster.......................................................... 81856

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ne of the primary research challenges identified on the Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry has to do with increasing the energy storage density of fluid power systems. Hydraulic accumulators can store a lot of energy, but unfortunately are still too big for widespread use in applications like hybrid passenger cars and medical-assist devices. So it was a rare treat for me to be able to participate in an ideation session at the Fall Annual Meeting of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) focused on generating new approaches to this difficult problem. (Truth be told, I was more of an observer than a participant, but it was a treat all the same.)

Guided by Barry Kudrowitz, an assistant professor of Product Design at the University of Minnesota, about 20 industry engineers, university professors, and graduate students split off into three work teams and tackled the problem with surprising enthusiasm and creativity. Fig. 1 shows Professor Jim Van de Ven, also of the University of Minnesota—whose lab, by the way, is already working on a novel approach to the problem: a flywheel accumulator. But I really want you to look at all the yellow Post-it notes on the wall behind him. Each one contains another new idea for how to increase the energy storage density of fluid power systems. Brainstorming these new ideas was fun, but it was just the first step of the process. Once

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the teams had their ideas up on the wall, it was time to select the best ones and create some prototypes—not out of iron castings and high viscosity fluids—but out of plastic cups, cardstock, straws, balloons, and any of a number of household items Barry had brought expressly for that purpose. The objective was not to create a working model, but to create a 3-dimensional representation of the idea—which research shows is more likely to communicate the basic concepts and make them stick in your brain. Fig. 2 is one of the projects developed by the team I was on—this one ably led by Spencer Stober of ExxonMobil. He calls it the Phase Change Accumulator, and if this non-engineer understands it correctly, it works—theoretically—by

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PRODUCT CATALOG ADACONN® + INSERTA® {CIRCLE 378}

An updated product catalog is available as an interactive pdf version on the Adaconn® + Inserta® website, and is the most up to date resource for new product offerings. Contact the company if the latest printed catalog is desired.

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

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

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We stock a complete line of Genuine Metaris aftermarket units and parts for the Sundstrand® 20 Series. This includes models 20-27, variable pumps and fixed motors. Our product line includes complete units and replacement parts such as, rotating groups, valve plates, shafts, seal kits, charge pumps and servo valves. We also offer multiple flange, shaft, controller and end cap options. We offer Genuine Metaris, Hydraulex Reman and OEM support of the 20 series. To view our catalog visit www.metaris.com/literature.php or www.flinthydrostatics.com

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HERCULES SEALING PRODUCTS {CIRCLE 383}

HYDAC INTERNATIONAL {CIRCLE 384}

The Hercules® 2014 Kit Catalog contains over 1000 pages of hydraulic and pneumatic seal kit information for both mobile and industrial applications. Complete cylinder repair kits are available for over 150 different brands of equipment including: Construction, Industrial Plant, Mining, Paving, Agriculture, Refuse, Forklifts, Crane and Dump Bodies. Popular kits include Caterpillar®, John Deere, Komatsu®, Volvo, Parker, Miller, Hydro-Line® and many more. Pump, motor and valve kits are also available for popular brands. To order this free catalog or to place your order online, visit www.HerculesUS.com Hercules Sealing Products Clearwater, Fl | 866-625-0542 | fax: 800-759-6391 website: www.HerculesUS.com

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• New improved Die Kages for protection and storage of dies for the KD100 series crimpers. • New KD4-650 and KD4-1000 series crimpers for crimping larger ID industrial hoses. • New line-up of KuriSaws™ cutting equipment. • A new 10 ton fitting pusher is now offered.

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Brochure offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete line of compressed air filtration products. Highlighted is the patented family of Extractor/Dryers. These two-stage, point of use filters remove contaminates to a 5-micron rating with flow ranges of 15 to 2,000 scfm. Additional products available include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Extractor/ Dryer, and much more. La-Man Corporation (800) 348-2463 www.laman.com

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MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS {CIRCLE 387}

MUNCIE POWER PRODUCTS {CIRCLE 388}

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

Muncie’s Optimum Series Gear Pumps feature the patent pending, OPTIGrip technology which allows for higher pressure capabilities and a more rigid pump design for long life and lasting performance. The Optimum pumps also contain an increased gear tooth count, reducing hydraulic noise, and is available in three frame sizes – W, X, and Y. Learn more about the exciting new Optimum Series at  www.munciepower.com/optimum.

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Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, rust, and staining. It maintains its appearance over long periods and minimizes unwanted bonding between parts. Sight glasses enable viewing inside a reservoir, hydraulic line, or machine compartment. Oil-Rite offers 303 stainless steel window sights with straight or NPT threads. Detailed item information is available online at www. oilrite.com. Made in the USA. Oil-Rite Corporation (920) 682-6173 sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

PIRTEK, the world's leading service provider for on-site hydraulic hose replacement. This franchise opportunity is a must read for individuals in the fluid power industry who are thinking about starting their own business. Franchising is a proven business model and PIRTEK is the "McDonalds" in the hose and fittings industry with nearly 400 locations in 22 countries. Pirtek USA For more information visit us at www.ownapirtek.com or call 888-774-7835

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Inline and 90˚ hydraulic live swivels. Get the latest product and industry buzz when you follow us on Twitter @ultracleantech, or join us at https://www.facebook.com/ultracleantech. The current Product Catalog features information on our HOSE, TUBE & PIPE CLEANING and SEALING SYSTEMS and AIR PURIFICATION PRODUCTS. CLEAN EASY products strip out internal contamination from hose/tube assemblies using special foam projectiles and a pneumatic launcher. SEAL EASY offers Clean Seal System machines and Clean Seal Capsules to protect cleaned hose/ tube assemblies. BREATHE EASY line includes Desiccant Breathers to filter contaminants and corrosive water vapor from air. All product lines benefit Heavy Duty Markets, including Construction, Mining, Marine, Offshore, Hose & Tube Assembly.

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

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SPONSORSHIP GRATITUDE PLAQUE PRESENTED TO IFPS CHAPTER 49/50 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team 1902 (named “Exploding Bacon”) from Winter Park, Fla., has terrific spirit and pride. The team presented a plaque to the IFPS Chapter 49/50 as a sponsorship thank-you gift. Signatures on the plaque are from both younger and high school teams, due to Exploding Bacon’s care in raising the kids through the ranks by ages. High school participants have been a part of the team family for years. They know the jobs required to produce a winning robot, handle changes on the fly, and also how to mentor younger members, all the way from elementary school. This team is a terrific representation of FIRST’s core belief in Gracious Professionalism. Also, they’re winning on a world-class level.

Fluid Power Educational Foundation Announces 2014 Board of Trustees The following individuals have been named to the BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FPEF and will take office in January 2014:   CHAIR - Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS, Spencer Fluid Power VICE CHAIR - Patrick J. Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM - Western Hydrostatics, Inc. TREASURER – Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPSD Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR - James Simpson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMM Nusim Associates Fluid Power Consultant TRUSTEES-AT-LARGE

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ICUEE 2013 had a record 862 exhibitors, and the show floor hit a record 1,173,957 net square feet, including co-located H20-XPO and iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo. The indoor and outdoor exhibits offered utilities and utility contractors the ultimate in comparison shopping for new products and equipment, with the hands-on product demonstrations that are a hallmark of ICUEE. INDUSTRY EDUCATION AND NETWORKING ENHANCE SHOW QUALITY, VALUE A record 11 co-located education programs and events—more than double the previous benchmark—provided attendees with additional value for their show experience. Attendees purchased 40% more education tickets for ICUEE 2013 than at the last show, underscoring the relevancy of the targeted, expert education offered by leading industry groups to better meet attendees’ specific needs. “ICUEE is known as a venue for utility and contractor professionals to meet face to face with their industry peers across the country and worldwide to exchange information. ICUEE also provides the opportunity to talk with industry executives and product experts, and to be the first to see new product launches, discover new suppliers, and find solutions to tough problems,” stated Mooney. “There were numerous new product introductions, and we heard many favorable comments from both attendees and exhibitors about the high caliber of the 2013 show and the high-quality professional support from AEM as show owner and producer,” she added. ICUEE 2013 also featured jobsite safety demonstrations and a new indoor “demo stage.” Specialized exhibit pavilions helped attendees find specific products and companies; a New Products & Technologies program (online and onsite) and an interactive, personalized online Show Planner also helped attendees make the most productive use of their time at the show.

ICUEE targets utilities and utility contractors in the following sectors: electric, telecommunications, wastewater, water, natural gas, cable, and rail. The next edition of the biennial show will be held September 29 – October 1, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Visit www.icuee.com for more information.

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H6 HEAVY DUTY CYLINDER The Yates Industries H6 Heavy Duty Cylinder is rated for 3000 PSI and features 1½ to 20” bores standard, 22 different mounting options, is JICNFPA interchangeable, and can be customized with nearly limitless combinations of rod ends, cushions, couplers, seals, and ports – all backed by our legendary warranty and repair capabilities. 412

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LSV(H)G LINEAR SERVO VALVE The Yuken LSV(H)G Linear Servo Valve is the fastest production servo valve on the market with high end response of 450 Hz and up to 900 GPM. Reliable, High Contamination Resistance, High Vibration Resistance, Low Mechanical Wear Design, OBE available. “Servo Valve Design For Faster Response in Motion Systems And Also Low Contamination Susceptibility” will be presented at IFPE 2014. We hope you will join us! YUKEN MASTER DISTRIBUTOR ALA INDUSTRIES, LIMITED www.yuken-usa.com Tel. (877) 419-8536

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

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CLEAN, QUICK & ECONOMICAL HOSE & TUBE SEALING Ultra Clean Technologies’ Clean Seal System utilizes heat shrink technology to encapsulate the end of a hose or tube assembly with a Clean Seal Capsule. This eliminates re-contamination that often occurs when ill-fitting caps and plugs are forced onto assemblies, causing plastic particles to shear off into the hose or tube. Clean Seal Capsules’ 16 sizes provide a perfect fit for all assemblies! Visit www.ultracleantech.com to learn more and download our product literature. • Hand-held and bench mount heat shrink units • Fast, easy-on application • Just 16 sizes for all assemblies (eliminates excessive cap/plug inventory) • Clean, universal fit up to 3” (80mm) • Fits straight and elbow couplings • Seals single or multiple assemblies at one time • Durable and secure • Clean & easy pull-tab removal of capsules

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BEVEL HELICAL GEARBOX Bevel Helical Gearboxes from STM features a very rigid monolithic structure suitable for applications with weighty loads. • Ratios from 8/1 up to 550/1 • A choice of mounting options • Standard IEC flange and shaft motor input • 0.09kw up to 90kw • Robust and durable design YOUNG POWER TECH, INC. youngpowertech.com 610-558-0760

CONTACT FACTORY FOR GAUGES OVER 60,000 PSI SC HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING CORPORATION 714-257-4800 info@schydraulic.com 397 www.schydraulic.com

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NEW PRESSURE REGULATOR! Sync-Lok, offer their new pressure regulator in Stainless Steel and Brass construction with Outlet pressures to 2500psi (172 Bar). It is of economical and compact design. The Piston sensed design is both safe and reliable. An adjustable stop limits the Maximum outlet pressure, and is available with a variety of porting and material options. A venting model is also available

VICKERS VANE PUMP AND NFPA CYLINDERS

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The Scenery Hydraulic V, VQ, VQSV10, VQH, V10-V20 pumps series are fully interchangeable with Vickers single, double and triple vane pumps. The vane pump cartridge kits can be cartridge replacements of Vickers’ signal, double and triple pumps. The Scenery Hydraulic H series cylinders are rated for 3000 PSI from 1 ½” to 20” bore sizes to meet all NFPA mounting styles. Our experienced engineers and production team will fully cooperate with you on all your custom design cylinder application. WE SUPPLY TOP QUALITY AND BOTTOM PRICES! SCENERY HYDRAULIC, INC. 1939 S. Lake Place Ontario, CA 91761 P: 909-9309586 sales@sceneryhydraulic.com www.sceneryhydraulic.com

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METRIC STAINLESS STEEL HYDRAULIC HOSE FITTINGS • • • • •

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TRANSDUCER CYLINDERS! When the pressure’s on, count on the performance and durability of Peninsular Cylinder Company’s Transducer Cylinders. With proven performance in steel mills, foundries & the lumber industry, Peninsular transducer cylinders prove time and time again to be the best for all of your cylinder applications. FEATURES of Peninsular Transducer Cylinders • Provides full-stroke precision position feedback anywhere along the cylinder stroke cycle • Electronics are completely enclosed and protected from harsh and shock prone environments • Embedded transducer technology is available • Serviceable without disturbing tie-rod torque • Optional protective transducer covers permit the use of all rear cylinder mounts PENINSULAR CYLINDER COMPANY 800-526-7968 Phone: 586-775-7211 Web: www.peninsularcylinders.com

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

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“AA” FLANGE, 1DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “A” FLANGE, 2DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “B” FLANGE 3DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SERIES OF BRAZED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS Our BP Series is the optimal heat transfer solution for compact applications. 316 stainless steel construction and standard SAE connections are features of this highly efficient technology. The compact design and multiple mounting options lead to optimization of heat transfer in limited space. High plate channel turbulence means effective performance even with close approach temperatures. Our wide offering of standard models ensures fast delivery worldwide. Custom applications welcome! 404

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

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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.

HONOR GEAR PUMPS CORP. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Honor Pumps U.S.A. 1601 W. 25th St. • Houston, TX 77008 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 • Email: service@honorpumps.com Web: www.honorpumps.com

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YOULI HYDRAULIC DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES

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

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

YOULI HYDRAULIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Contact the company at 1-888-330-8041 or email to service@youli-america.com View basic specifications at www.youli-america.com

INSERTA® PRODUCTS Blue Bell, PA • 215.643.0192 www.inserta.com

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

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

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MDTools Essential manifold design software provides power tools to assist in the manifold design, checking, documentation, and modeling process within the SolidWorks environment. Design manifolds easily, fast and error-free. MDTools Essential helps check the manifold for wall-thickness. MDTools Essential enables creation of a professional manufacturing drawing including dimensions, cavity machining IDs, and bore charts MDTools Essential is for you if you design less than 30 manifolds a year, have simple manifold design needs, are an occasional manifold designer, are a machine builder using hydraulics, or are a hydraulic distributor wishing to communicate manifold intent to your manifold supplier.

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ALTERNATIVE FOR METAL WORKING PORT PLUGS Echo’s new HT Series was developed as a direct replacement for metal working port plugs. This solution provides an economical alternative with the same sealing function as the metal plug. The HT Series was created after working with several manufacturers dealing with similar issues that were unable to use other stock items. The chemical resistant, high impact plastic used to manufacture our HT Series has proven to be a successful alternative. ECHO ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION SUPPLIES, INC. 5406 W. 78th Street Indianapolis, IN 46268 888-echo-365 www.echosupply.com

Muncie Power Products, an innovative leader in the Fluid Power market, has announced a new family of mobile hydraulic directional control valves. The first of this family, the V080 series, is a high pressure sectional valve that can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 30 GPM, this valve offers superior performance in a compact package, and can be configured with custom options. Take control of your hydraulic systems with Muncie’s V080 directional control valves.

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SPECIALIZED WELD FITTINGS Fluid Design is the pioneer in the manufacture of specialized weld fittings for the fluid power and OEM industries. Our FastFit™ Weld Adaptor product line allows for the installation of welded piping systems or reservoir construction without the use of NPT threads! Available in weld caps, inserts, saddles, bulkheads, tank flanges, and male adapters in a wide array of jump sizes, port, and material types. FastFit™ Weld Adaptors Are Made With Pride In The USA. FLUID DESIGN PRODUCTS, INC. Email : sales@fluiddesignproducts.com Toll Free : 800-774-7554 Local : 509-533-0479

SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR TANK MOUNTING With the addition of DEF tanks per Tier IV requirements, HYDAC Band Straps can be used for your mounting solution. These malleable, stainless steel bands utilize a rubber profile and various connection types to ensure a secure fit for any tank geometry and mounting arrangement. The bands are offered at a wide range of lengths and thicknesses for the most extreme mobile applications. Accessory Division. HYDAC INTERNATIONAL - www.hydacusa.com

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HYDRAULIC HOSE AND TUBE ASSEMBLIES Ferry Incorporated distributes hydraulic cap and plug kits, tube kits, o-ring kits and storage boxes. Each kit comes with parts that are available for individual purchase. • 12 compartment boxes and box cases • Custom hose assemblies and hose-crimping package available - mobile or stationary, from one wire to six wire pressures • Competitive pricing • Most items ordered by 3 p.m. EST ship UPS the same day We serve contractors, maintenance departments, automotive repair shops, original equipment manufacturers, highway departments and more. FERRY INCORPORATED | 716-684-1703 | www.hyd-kits.com

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BEARING TAPE MFP Seals produces a full range of Bearing Tape made from filled PTFE. Bearing Tape is used to eliminate scoring in hydraulic and pneumatic applications by eliminating metal to metal contact. MFP Seals T5100 grade offers superior performance and is produced to the highest tolerances on the market. T5100 material offers Chemical Inertness, Heat Resistance, Low Coefficient of Friction and Flexibility for Installation. Produced in both Inch & Metric sizes, and made in the USA!

MOCAP manufactures a full line of protective closures including recently added sizes and styles of plastic Caps and Plugs for Metric, NPT, BSP, JIC and SAE Threaded Connections, Ports and Fittings. Also, recent additions are a line of Paper Caps and Plugs, as well as Pipe and Flange Protective Products. These are in addition to MOCAP’s already extensive lines of low-cost Caps, Plugs, Grips, Netting, Tubing and Tapes for Product Protection, Finishing and Masking. Nearly all of our items are stocked for immediate shipment and now available in Mini-Pack and Micro-Pack quantities. MOCAP www.mocap.com • sales@mocap.com 800.633.6775 • 314.543.4000

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STOPS LEAKING HYDRAULIC LINES

PIRANHAFLEX™ SERIES PFAN388NC NON-CONDUCTIVE 100R7 HYDRAULIC HOSE Piranhaflex™ Series PFAN388NC is ideal for medium pressure hydraulic lines commonly used on vehicle mounted aerial devices such as Boom Trucks and Cherry Pickers. Hose is lightweight and flexible and complies with the ANSI 92.2 standard for Vehicle Mounted Aerial Devices. Product features less than 50 microamperes leakage when subjected to 75,000 volts/ft. for 5 minutes. Ideal hose for non-conductive medium pressure hydraulic hose applications.

Save Time • Save Money • Save Labor • Save Oil • No tools required, one hand installation • No expensive hardware needed • No more rags stuffed into hoses • No more messy plastic caps • The ultimate contamination control tool • Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up • Quick installation & ease of usage • Safe for personnel & environment • Industry acclaimed • 100% Made in USA FLANGELOCK™ Contact Mike Pearl at 914.980.8890 or email: mike@flangelock.com • www.flangelock.com

This hose has a temperature range of -40ºF (-40ºC) to +200ºF (+93ºC) for petroleum based hydraulic fluids. Visit http://kuriyama.thomasnet.com/category for more quality hoses and accessories.

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V130 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES

TORQTITE ADJUSTABLE TORQUE WRENCHES

Muncie Power Products, an innovative leader in the Fluid Power market, has announced a new family of mobile hydraulic directional control valves. The V130 series is a high pressure sectional valve that can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 60 GPM, this valve offers superior performance in a compact package, and can be configured with custom options.

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

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FLUID POWER SYSTEMS CONFERENCE DELIVERS SOLID EDUCATIONAL CONTENT FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

QUESTION What do organizations like the National Fluid Power Association, the FPDA Motion and Control Network, and the International Fluid Power Society have in common? ANSWER They all want to educate the OEMs and end-users that rely on fluid power to design and maintain the most reliable and energy-efficient fluid power systems possible. During the November Fluid Power Systems Conference, co-hosted by the NFPA, FPDA, and IFPS, held in Rosemont, Ill., conference attendees were able to do just that. Now in its third year, the conference (formerly known as Energy Efficient Hydraulic and Pneumatic Conference) helped to ensure that fluid power is a more competitive and logical technology choice now and in the future. Attendee feedback concurred that this conference gave participants the opportunity to enhance their educational prowess for themselves and their organizations. Fluid power industry engineers and technicians took advantage of the dynamic, interactive environment of the conference to learn design concepts critical to developing efficient fluid power systems, techniques to keep the systems operating at peak efficiency, and discussions about the future direction of reliable and energy-efficient fluid power. The three-day program provided the following:

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1. Design workshops communicated and explored why energy efficiency and reliability are increasingly a concern for the machine builder and the important role that fluid power can play in increasing machine efficiency and reliability. 2. Hands-on instruction highlighted specific practical maintenance techniques, taught by fluid power component manufacturing members, distributors, and systems integrators.  3. Facilitated round-table discussions provided an opportunity for peers to come together to share specific challenges among many different industries and applications.

DOWNLOADABLE PRESENTATIONS AND HANDOUTS ARE AVAILABLE AT www.nfpa.com/events/fpsc_schedule.htm.

The NFPA, FPDA and IFPS would like to recognize the efforts of the curriculum development team, marketing committee, presenters, and supporting organizations for helping to make the Fluid Power Systems Conference another stellar event. A special thanks goes out to the following innovation showcase participants for their contributions to the welcome reception: AeroValve, Duro-Life Corp., Livingston & Haven, Price Engineering, and Webtec.

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THE ANTI-ROBOT Optimizing Controls for a Sports Machine BY JONATHAN TIPPETT

ave you ever dreamed of having a two-story tall, 200hp, 4-legged, hydraulic mech suit to run around in? I have, so we’re building one. It's called Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot. This is not a new idea. Many sci-fi movies have depicted machines like this over the years; the legendary Power Loader in Aliens, the menacing Ampsuit in Avatar, and most recently, the absurdly colossal, monster-busting, dual-piloted Jagers in Pacific Rim. While these machines were remarkable and exciting, Prosthesis differs from them in two very crucial ways: 1) it's real, and 2) it's built for racing. These two criteria introduce unique challenges in the design of the hydraulic system. In order to understand the hydraulics, however, we must first understand the application. Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot is a 100% human-controlled, two-story tall, 3,500-kg, 4-legged running machine designed for

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competitive sport. It is an ongoing educational research project intended to inspire future engineers, designers, and creators while in the pursuit of an entirely new human experience. It is being built by a team of volunteers with the support of industry sponsors, academic partners, and a Vancouver-based educational non-profit called The eatART Foundation that supports the creation of large-scale, technically sophisticated art projects to educate people about alternative energy technology. A CAD rendering is show in Fig. 1. First and foremost, Prosthesis is built for the pilot. Its four massive legs are controlled via a full-body, exo-skeletal interface worn by the pilot (Fig. 1), who is strapped into the center of the machine. Hydraulic power to operate the legs is supplied by electric pumps, driven by a light-weight, 150-kW lithium-ion battery pack. The movement of the legs, including all balancing, running, or (given enough courage) jump-

Fig. 1: Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot with pilot (left); Full-body exoskeletal interface (bottom)

ing, is entirely up to the skill of the pilot. There are no computers controlling the movement of the machine, no background-stabilizing algorithms, and no auto-pilot. That is why it is called an anti-robot. Robots do things for you; antirobots leave everything up to the pilot. A machine like this has never been built before, so when tackling the power plant and control system design, we had to think carefully about what we were trying to achieve. As a platform for development and pilot training, we have built a 2:3 scale prototype leg called the “Alpha Leg.� It is mounted on a hinged tower so it can be dynamically tested and loaded, and eventually ridden. It has a 1 DOF rotary knee joint and a 1 DOF rotary hip joint, both actuated by hydraulic cylinders. The pilot straps his arm into an exoskeletal interface that lets him control the knee with his elbow and the hip with his shoulder. This interface starts out on the ground but can be mounted atop the leg for the next stage of training. Fig. 2 shows it next to Prosthesis for scale.

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Fig. 2: The Alpha Leg next to Prosthesis

The most important distinction from its sci-fi counterparts is that it is a real machine, which means there are consequences when something fails or goes out of control. From a hydraulics perspective, this equates to a need for durability, reliability, and stability. Because it is built for sport, however, it has to feel right. This means the controls have to be responsive, light, and ergonomic to deliver the ideal experience to the pilot. Excessive automation and technological intervention are not necessarily the right solution. Prosthesis is a sports machine, and the pilot is the athlete. It would undermine the purpose of the machine to simply hand over the controls to computers. Putting the human in control has several advantages: 1) it will save us from the robot apocalypse, 2) it creates a rewarding challenge for the pilot, and 3) it takes advantage of the most sophisticated and adaptable control system in the world, the human nervous system. This is often referred to in robotics as “human-in-theloop-controls.” For a racing machine, the controls must be repeatable and stable enough to master with practice but require low enough input forces that the machine can be operated for at least 20 minutes without excessive fatigue. To start out, we wanted to keep things simple and direct.

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FIRST-GENERATION INTERFACE PURE MECHANICAL - A TECHNOLOGICAL BASELINE The first incarnation of the control system represents the simplest possible way to achieve the basic positional feedback control system we needed. It used a purely mechanical “hydraulic logic” circuit to control mechanical spool valves, which directed hydraulic power to the working cylinders in the leg. The first-generation exoskeletal interface is shown with the Alpha Leg in Fig. 4. This system used three, small, passive, lowpressure hydraulic cylinders per joint, plumbed in parallel: an input cylinder attached to the exoframe, a feedback cylinder in the corresponding joint in the leg, and a signal cylinder on the lever of the corresponding spool valve. The schematic of the complete system is shown in Fig. 3. When the pilot moved his arm, flow would go from the input cylinder on the exo-frame to the signal cylinder on the spool valve atop the platform and open the valve (essentially remotely operating the valve). This would cause the joint on the leg to move and bring the feedback cylinder with it, which would move the signal cylinder on the valve in such a way as to close

the valve once the leg joint caught up with the position of the exo-frame. If the pilot wanted to keep the valve open to keep the joint moving, he would have to keep moving his arm. This created a very smooth and stable positional feedback control system with essentially only three moving parts (aside from the spool valve). It was interesting to note that if the feedback cylinder (in the joint) was plumbed directly to the signal cylinder (on the spool valve), resonance and shuddering would occur at certain flow rates. By putting the pilot in the middle of the loop, the feedback signal was sufficiently damped before affecting the valve, creating a stable system across all operating conditions. While functionally very satisfactory, the system suffered from three main problems: a large deadband, limited adjustability, and high input forces.

SECOND-GENERATION INTERFACE THE INTRODUCTION OF ELECTRONICS – PERFORMANCE AT THE EXPENSE OF SIMPLICITY The next-generation control system, shown in Fig. 5, addressed all of these problems by switching to solenoid valves and controllers donated by

Fig. 3: The Alpha Leg with first-generation exoskeletal interface using a hydraulic logic circuit control system

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Fig. 4: Full hydraulic schematic showing hip and knee cylinders in regenerative mode and hydraulic logic circuit control system

Hydraforce. This reduced the deadband, introduced many more points and ranges of adjustment, and allowed input forces to potentially be reduced to nearly zero. The hydraulic logic circuit was reduced to two cylinders—the input cylinder on the exo-frame and feedback cylinder in the joint on the leg— with the valve transducer connected in series with the input cylinder by a common arm linkage as shown in Fig. 6. Because the input signal was picked up by a rotary encoder, the input force could be as low as desired and was set by adjusting a centering spring. The damping in the system was adjusted through a separate damper. The ratios of all of these elements could be adjusted independently to give the right amount of resistance and stability required for “that sporty feel.” Further, the programmability of the Hydraforce valves gave another point of control to adjust response curves or compensate for factors like user skill and preference and asymmetric cylinder response. While this more advanced technology solved many of the user experience issues, it is more complex and will require more tuning to reach peak performance. We are presently working with the Hydraforce applications engineers to

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optimize the system for conditions like overrunning loads and high-differential pressures seen when moving the leg through the air unloaded. There is still work to be done, but the system promises to produce the right combination of performance and usability to be worthy of a sports machine. Once this system is proven to be

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