Page 1 MARCH/APRIL 2016


Enter for a chance to win money and get published! p.8

Unique Approach for


Innovative Designs & Publishing • 3245 Freemansburg Avenue • Palmer, PA 18045-7118


Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist

(ECS) Certification Re-released Nonprofit Organization US Postage PAID Bolingbrook, IL Permit #323



In This Issue MARCH/APRIL 2016

• VO L U M E 2 3


17 6 The IFPS is proud to release a revised, enhanced, and finetuned version of the ELECTRONIC CONTROLS SPECIALIST (ECS) CERTIFICATION.

8 ENTER THE FLUID POWER PHOTO CONTEST. Show off your artisitic side for a chance to win money and get published. The contest ends March 31, 2016.

36 INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE: Bolt tensioning device at power station improves safety and usability



A Planned Outage Spurs a Unique Approach for Turbine Maintenance





When power plant managers realized their


scheduled window for a steam valve outage


was challenging, engineers came up with a


new tactic for servicing a dozen actuators and


steam valves in less than 12 days.







Reducing operating costs and warranty claims


with a preventive/predictive maintenance


program optimizing the availability of machines



HY-TRAX Fluid Sampling Systems ®

Facebook “f ” Logo

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The information provided in this publication is for informational purposes only. While all efforts have been taken to ensure the technical accuracy of the material enclosed, Fluid Power Journal is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, currency, or reliability of any information, statement, opinion, or advice contained in a third party’s material. Fluid Power Journal will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by reliance on information obtained in this publication.

CMYK / .eps

Facebook “f ” Logo

CMYK / .eps


Raise your expectations: demand more power with less fuel. Take advantage of DYNAVIS® technology from Evonik – concentrated hydraulics know-how for efficiency-boosting results up to 30% in heavy equipment. Feel the power — Let it flow.


To learn more, scan the QR code or visit


PUBLISHER INNOVATIVE DESIGNS & PUBLISHING, INC. 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118 Tel: 800-730-5904 or 610-923-0380 Fax: 610-923-0390 • Email:


It began well before 1994, but an event from that spring stands out as a turning point in my understanding of the need for energy awareness when designing or working on fluid power systems. I had been invited to assist in specifying a chiller for a hydraulic system at a facility in Claremont, N.H. There were five molding machines, each accompanied with a ten-ton chiller to cool the hydraulics. Business was good, and the company was purchasing a sixth machine but wanted to purchase the required chiller locally. The chiller company was unfamiliar with hydraulics and wanted me to listen in to be sure they were getting and giving sufficient information to properly specify the chiller. I was informed that the existing chillers were at maximum capacity and were inadequate in the hot summer months. Each hydraulic system had a 40-hp (30-kW) and a 60-hp (45-kW) electric motor driving fixed displacement pumps. A ten-ton chiller is driven with a 10-hp (7.5-kW) motor, and a 5-hp (3.7-kW) motor was used to drive a pump, sending the chiller fluid through a coil in the reservoir. This brought the total power consumption to 115 hp (86.2 kW). Chillers are rated in refrigeration tons. The term is based on the amount of cooling to be expected from a ton of ice. A one-ton chiller rejects 12,000 Btu’s per hour. Each hydraulic system was releasing 120,000 Btu’s per hour into the New Hampshire air. At first I thought there was something in the process that required this amount of cooling, but I soon realized that it was the hydraulic system itself that was generating the heat. Of the 115 hp (86.2 kW), 62 hp (46 kW) was used to either generate or remove heat. No one had associated the kilowatts entering through the electrical panel with the 600,000 Btu’s per hour that were being wasted. It was simply understood to be the cost of doing business when using fluid power. Someone in our industry had designed this inefficient hydraulic system. The unwitting customer had bought from the lowest bidder without asking or being informed about the cost of ownership. I determined that I was going to do my best to design systems that were as efficient as I could make them and to help customers and fellow fluid power professionals expect the same. My association with the International Fluid Power Society gave me a forum to express my ideas and concerns. I was given an opportunity to write a series of articles for the Fluid Power Journal, which I compiled under the title “Watts It All About.” Now, I am honored to have been asked to host a blog for the Journal using that title. Some of my articles can be found there, and I hope to have comments and ideas from readers as well. Come visit at

4 • March/April 2016 •

Founders: Paul and Lisa Prass Associate Publisher: Marc Mitchell Editor: Kristine Coblitz Technical Editor: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - CFPSOS LLC Account Executive: Bob McKinney Art Director: Quynh Vo Director of Creative Services: Erica Montes 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: • Web: 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President & Chairperson Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI - National Oilwell Varco Immediate Past President Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC - Curtiss Wright Sprague Division First Vice President Richard Bullers, CFPPS - SMC Corporation of America Vice President Education Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Danfoss Treasurer Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University Vice President Membership & Chapter Support Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Altec Industries, Inc. Vice President Certification Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company Vice President Marketing & Public Relations Scott Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc. Vice President Educational Foundation Randall Smith, CFPHS - Northrop Grumman Corp. DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Randy Bobbitt, CFPS - Danfoss Power Solutions Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH Macomb County College Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM - Altec Industries, Inc. John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS - Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPMM, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMIH Ensign Drilling Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM - Open Loop Energy Denis Poirier, Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPCC, CFPIHM Eaton Corporation, Hydraulics Group Robert Post, CFPHS - Bailey Hydraulics Bishwajit Ranjan, PE, CFPE, CFPS - Wyman Gordon Houston Scott Sardina, PE, CFPHS - Controlled Fluids, Inc. HONORARY DIRECTORS John Groot Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM IFPS STAFF Executive Director: Donna Pollander, ACA Communications Manager: Adele Kayser Business Development Manager: Jeffrey Morrow Assistant Director: Jeana Hoffman Membership Coordinator: Sue Dyson Certification Coordinator: Susan Apostle 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, Off-Highway Suppliers Directory,Tech Directory, and Manufacturers Directory, by Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 180457118. 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 accept or reject all advertising material and will not guarantee the return or safety of unsolicited art, photographs or manuscripts.




Syn Lube Series 32-68



• High Performance, 100% Synthetic, Polyalphaolefin (PAO)-Based Fluids. • Provides extended drain intervals and excellent compatibility with seals. • Available in ISO Viscosity Grades 32, 46 and 68.

HO Series Hydraulic Oils

Follow-Up Oil Analysis Monitoring Service Is Included At No Additional Cost On All Lubriplate Hydraulic Fluids.



• Premium Quality, Petroleum-Based Hydraulic Oils (ISO Grades 32-100). • Anti-wear fortified to protect hydraulic system components. • High aniline points ensure long seal life with fewer leaks.

ZF Series Hydraulic Oils


• Heavy-Duty, High-Performance, Extended Life, Hydraulic Fluids. • ECO-Friendly - Free of zinc or silicone compounds. • Provides long service life and extended fluid change intervals.

Bio-Based Series Hydraulic Oils ECO FRIENDLY BIO-BASED • Vegetable-Based Oils for use in environmentally sensitive applications. • ECO-Friendly - Ultimately Biodegradable (Pw1) / Low Toxicity (LC-50). • Zinc-free additives provide exceptional anti-wear and anti-rust protection.

SFGO Ultra Series 32-68


• NSF H1 Registered and NSF ISO 21469 Certified - Food Machinery Grade. • High Performance, 100% Synthetic, Polyalphaolefin (PAO)-Based Fluids. • Available in ISO Viscosity Grades 32, 46 and 68.

To Learn More About These and Lubriplate’s Other Lubricants Call 800-733-4755 or visit Backed By:

Lubriplate ®


Complimentary Extra Services Package Plant Surveys / Tech Support / Training Color Coded Lube Charts & Machine Tags Lubrication Software / Follow-Up Oil Analysis

Newark, NJ 07105 / Toledo, OH 43605 / 800-733-4755 / CIRCLE 500


Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist (ECS) Certification Re-released The IFPS Certification Committee is proud to release a revised, enhanced, and fine-tuned version of the ECS. The IFPS defines a Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist as an individual who analyzes and designs systems, selects components, and instructs others in operations and maintenance. This ECS certification is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and application of the full breadth of electronics used in the fluid power industry from simple sensors and limits to HMIs, controllers, and networks. It includes a brief review of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles, as well as in-depth examples of the electronics for both mobile and industrial fluid power equipment. The Electronic Controls Specialist certification requires a three (3)-hour written test.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE 1. In the following circuit, the cylinder was extending when the electrical power was suddenly, but only momentarily, interrupted. What happens to the cylinder if solenoid 12 is then energized momentarily, then de-energized? a. Cylinder will completely extend. b. Cylinder will completely retract. c. Cylinder will retract slightly and stop in place. d. Cylinder will extend slightly and stop in place. e. Cylinder will extend slightly; then retract completely

Summary: ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Fluid Power Systems Electronic and Electrical Principles Input/Output Devices Applying Control Theory Interacting with Controllers Utilize Industrial Networks

Visit to download a study manual and register for a test.

Answers to Test Your Knowledge 1=c, 2=a, 3=a

6 • March/April 2016 •

2. Which statement is TRUE about the Count Up Counter(CTU) in IEC 61131-3 programming (pictured above)? d. As long as CTU.IN is a logical one a. The CTU.Q transitions from zero (0) (1), the counter can continue to to one (1) when the CTU.CV is greater increment. than CTU.PV. e. The counter increments by one (1) b. The RESET input is optional with each input change from one (without it, this will function as a (1) to zero (0). repetitive retentive counter). c. The CTU.Q bit is cleared when CTU.IN transitions from one (1) to zero (0). 3. An electrically modulated relief valve requires a current input of 0-700mA. The solenoid coil resistance is 28.5Ω. A potentiometer supply of 10 volts is available, but it can provide no more than 10mA current. Calculate the minimum potentiometer resistance. a. 1kΩ b. 10kΩ c. 5kΩ d. 7kΩ e. 100Ω

"Thanks to the MDTools software we now design 3 times faster and have minimized the risk of design errors..." - MDTools user

Manifold image courtesy - Custom Hydraulics Inc. USA


The 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.

THE PHOTO CONTEST Contest ends March 31, 2016

ENTER PHOTOS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: • Fun with Fluid Power (geared towards youth) • Power Density

• Fluid Power Professionals in Action • Fluid Power in Motion

PRIZES FOR EACH CATEGORY • 1st place – $250 • 2nd place – $100

• 3rd place – $50 • People’s Choice – $100

Winners will be published in the Fluid Power Journal. Visit or to view complete contest rules and to enter.



RK5_HK_193,7X63,5_USA.indd 1 • March/April 2016 •

04/12/15 16:25


SCHUNK grippers. Proven since 1983

High tech from a family-owned company

The new SCHUNK Grippers PGN-plus-P und PGN-plus-E of the

With more than 4,000 standard components, the most extensive line of robust and durable small component and universal grippers sets worldwide standards in all industries.

Jens Lehmann, German goalkeeper legend, SCHUNK brand ambassador since 2012 for precise gripping and safe holding.

Generation Permanent With lubrication pockets in the multi-tooth guidance.

25% higher gripping force. SCHUNK miniature parallel gripper MPG-plus pneumatic. CIRCLE 503

Closing time: 0.03 seconds. SCHUNK 2-finger small component gripper EGP 25-Speed, electric.

Easiest integration. SCHUNK 2-finger long-stroke gripper EGA, electric.


Workplace Complacency Are We Looking at Safety From the Wrong Angle? BY MARY CONNOR

Having worked with many industry groups over the past 25 years as an association chief executive and more recently, as an entrepreneur in the marketing-communications arena, I’m fortunate to have been exposed to dozens of industries. Some included industrial manufacturing and distribution, financial, aviation, utilities, healthcare, chemical, and construction. All share a common goal: keep employees safe, healthy, and productive so the company excels. There are countless programs in place to learn and reinforce safety education: seminars, presentations, videos, delivered both online and

in-person. (Disclaimer: our company provides many of these deliverables for our clients.) Many are effective, and yes, these efforts save lives and keep people safe. However, every year there are still thousands of deaths and millions of injuries due to occupational accidents. And this has a tremendous impact on business: according to J. Paul Leigh, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research and Department of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis Medical School, approximately a quarter of a trillion dollars is spent on workplace injuries and illnesses annually, larger than the cost of treating cancer.

What we offer ✓ Cooling solutions 0.1 to >200 BTU/min°F 0.5 to 200 GPM ✓ cooling station modules ✓ 48hours standard lead time ✓ flexible connection systems ✓ NEMA frame series ✓ reversible fan control units

 800 473 94 00  908 541 15 00

Online calculation

group est.

asa rail system

USA made



10 • March/April 2016 •

Leading Quality Engineering

Malone and Lepper point out that there are numerous factors that can increase intrinsic motivation: ƒƒ Challenge – the pursuit of goals that have a personal meaning; ƒƒ Curiosity – the element of surprise attracts one’s attention; ƒƒ Control – the ability to control one’s learning environment comes by being given choices, which lead to meaningful outcomes; ƒƒ Fantasy – the ability to create mental images of situations not actually present; and ƒƒ Interpersonal Motivations – cooperation, competition, and recognition. Each of these factors are personal and have very little to do with the carrot on the stick, if at all. In fact, they speak more to a common activity the majority of our population does: video gaming. Statistics show that nearly 60% of us play electronic games on a daily basis, almost evenly split male versus female. The average age of a gamer in 2015 is 31. In addition, 74% of K-8 teachers are using digital games in the classroom. Perhaps it’s time to embrace this technology in the workplace, for the benefits could be astounding. Intrinsic motivation is the key to better safety in the workplace, and for that matter, probably everything else. If an activity incorporated some element of intrinsic motivation to the existing extrinsic approach, eyes may open a little wide given the personal connection to the task at hand. Could the missing element be video games? I believe it’s worth a try to keep the workplace safer for all.

Custom Industrial Control Handles, Pendants, Joysticks and Switches

Manufactured To Your Specific Requirements

8901-D Flex-Core

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

13 Grip Styles 10 Pendant Styles 4 Joystick Styles Large Switch Variety Control Boxes Wireless Controls CANbus Options USB Interfaces Manufactured To Your Specific Requirements

● ● ● ● ●

Fast Deliveries One-Off Prototypes OEM Discounts US Craftsmanship Demos and Show Display Available Hall Effect Controls JS-H100


Joystick w/Ball Knob


Mary Connor has been an entrepreneur since age 25 and is currently co-owner of 21GO Communications, a multimedia story design and production company in the Greater Philadelphia area. 21GO is closing the gap between storytelling and modern digital media forms through an organic synthesis of cinematic storytelling, interactive technology, and gaming logic. Mary has owned companies in trade association and convention management, film production, and real estate investing. She can be reached at

Standard Output 0.50v- 2.5v- 4.5v

1.800.621.8754 • March/April 2016 •



Something more, something different is clearly needed. Employee engagement is already at an all-time low; somewhere around 70% of workers are disengaged from their work in general, including training aspects. And Millennials, who are even less enthusiastic about traditional teaching methods than previous generations, will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025. Yet, Millennials are not going to all show up ten years from now, they are already becoming the majority of today’s workforce. So what does this mean for the workplace environment in regards to the success of safety programs? It means something has to change, and soon. Workplace complacency and disengagement is a recipe for disaster. Recently, I read a psychology brief describing the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. Through extrinsic motivation, we perform a specific behavior or task, or engage in an activity, to earn a reward or avoid punishment. Examples include competing in a contest to win an award; studying hard to get good grades; keeping curfew to avoid being grounded. But what happens when the behaviors or tasks are the same day-in and day-out and we still get the carrot, regardless of our effort? The carrot is a little less sexy over time, and achievement is a little more difficult to attain. Maybe this is behind some of the lack of engagement we see in the workplace? On the other hand, with intrinsic motivation, we perform an action or behavior because we enjoy the activity itself. We’re not doing it because we’ll be rewarded if we do, or punished if we don’t, but rather we do it simply because we enjoy the activity. In the publication, “Making Learning Fun: A Taxonomy of Intrinsic Motivations for Learning,” authors Thomas W. Malone (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and MIT) and Mark R. Lepper (Stanford University) define an activity to be intrinsically motivating if “people engage in it for its own sake, rather than in order to receive some external reward or avoid some external punishment. We use the words fun, interesting, captivating, enjoyable, and intrinsically motivating all more or less interchangeably to describe such activities.”













Injection injuries can result in amputation or death. DO NOT DELAY - Fast treatment is essential.

IFPS Safety Cards IFPS issues Fluid Injection Injury Safety Cards to all of its members and certified professionals. These cards contain information on obtaining five (5) critical pieces of information for doctors and emergency medical technicians in treating injection injuries. “The IFPS believes that implementation of safe procedures is paramount in all fluid power systems, the electrical and electronic controls that guide them, and all associated technologies,” said Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI, 2016 IFPS president. “Critical safety information is found spotlighted in every IFPS study manual and is also available from the IFPS website.” Additional Safety Cards and Online Safety Training Courses can be purchased by visiting or by calling 800-308-6005.


Online Safety Training Course: ƒƒ Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level Online Course ƒƒ Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level ƒƒ Hydraulic Safety in Construction Overview ƒƒ Fluid Injection Awareness The IFPS recommends that, in every circumstance, factory, piece of mobile equipment, or application of any fluid power product or its controls, every employee and employer is responsible to know, understand, and practice the safety policies and procedures already in place.

Hydraulic Safety ARE YOUR PERSONNEL EXPOSED TO HYDRAULIC OPERATED EQUIPMENT? Hydraulic related deaths and injuries, as well as environmental and

Hydraulic related deaths and injuries, as well as environmental and property damage occur due to lack of hydraulic safety knowledge. property damage occur due to lack of hydraulic safety knowledge. IHSA courses are utilized in all industry sectors including Inspectorates, IHSA courses are utilized in all industry sectors including Mining, Oil/Gas, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Marine, Forestry and Inspectorates, Mining, Oil/Gas, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Marine, Construction. IHSA is recognized internationally as the leader Forestry and Construction. IHSA is recognized internationally as the training. For more information about these leader in in hydraulic hydraulicsafety safety training. For more information about these programs pleasevisit: visit: p rograms please

12 • March/April 2016 •

IFPS MEMBERS $99 ONLINE TRAINING Online courses deliver a broad-based understanding of the most important fluid power subject matter concepts. Courses begin with the basics: physics laws, systems basics and design, basic analysis, and basic components, and then demonstrate how these systems apply to our industry and how they work and interact with each other. Each training course features approximately 12-16 hours of trade-specific e-training filled with simulations, assessments, quizzes, tests, learning labs, and more. Completion of the online training courses does not constitute IFPS certification; however, after completion of the course, you may be better prepared to take the appropriate IFPS certification test.

ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ ƒƒ

Online courses include: Mobile Hydraulics Course* Industrial Hydraulics Course ** Industrial Mechanical Course * Mobile Electrical Course * Industrial Pneumatics Course * Industrial Electrical Course * Electrical Theory * AC/DC Motors and Drives * Diesel Engines * PLC Fundamentals +


*available in metric; ** available in metric, Spanish, and Spanish (metric) ; + available in Spanish Visit or call 800-308-6005 for more information.

ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR AND/OR JOB PERFORMANCE PROCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS IFPS supports career advancement through ongoing education and training. Accredited Instructors are certified professionals who educate and prepare candidates for IFPS certification programs. All IFPS Accredited Instructors have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry. In addition to their instructor accreditation, they are committed IFPS members and hold various levels of IFPS certifications. Classes are forming for upcoming Accredited Instructor (AI), Accredited Job Performance Proctor (AJPP) and Accredited Job Performance Connector and Conductor (AJPPCC) workshops held at CFC Industrial Training in Fairfield, Ohio. Deadline for registration is April 1, 2016.

YOU NEED HANNON. 40 Years of Hydraulics Expertise 100% Hydraulics Unmatched Craftsmanship

Accredited Instructor Training Workshop - April 25-26, 2016 Job Performance Proctor Workshop – April 27, 2016 Job Performance Connector and Conductor Proctor Workshop - April 18, 2016 Learn more about becoming an AI, AJPP, or AJPPCC by visiting or contacting Jeana Hoffman at or by phone 856-424-8998, ext. 114. • March/April 2016 •

Sales 800.333.4266 Service 800.580.0210





IFPS 2016 Spring Meeting March 21 – 24, 2016 Embassy Suites • Downtown San Diego, CA Visit or call 800-308-6005 to register. Join the IFPS for its 2016 Spring Meeting. In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned throughout the week. A technical workshop, “Using the Correct Pump Control in Fluid Power System Design,” will be presented on Monday, March 21, 2016. Participation in this workshop contributes towards recertification and Accredited Instructor (AI) reaccreditation requirements.

Optional Tours March 21 - San Diego SEAL tour March 22 - Welcome Reception Cruise March 24 - USS Midway Museum

, INC.


14 • March/April 2016 •


Hotel Reservations

Monday, March 21, 2016

Hotel reservations can be made online or by calling the Embassy Suites Downtown at 619-239-2400. A discount hotel rate of $189.00+tax /night has been secured. Be sure to mention you are with the International Fluid Power Society to secure the group rate. Reservations must be made by March 4th to receive discounted rate.

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Technical Workshop “Using the Correct Pump Control in Fluid Power System Design” Monday, March 21 • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Presented by Jim Lane, CFPS, CFPAI, Motion Industries, Inc. Registration Fee: $150.00 (includes lunch)

This technical session will explore system design using pump controls for various system applications. The pump controls will vary from the simple to the most complex pump control offered by today’s major hydraulic manufacturers. The controls discussed will include simple fixed-volume pumps using pressure controls, up to and including variable-volume pumps using pressure compensation, load sensing, horsepower limiting, and proportional flow and pressure control. [Participants can bring schematics (AutoCad LT2011 or PDF files) of systems to discuss or share with the group.]

Stringent Testing,

Zero Failures.

Technical Workshop Optional Tour

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

8:00 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 11:30 am 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Education Committee Meeting Lunch Certification Committee Meeting Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

8:00 am - 11:30 am 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Thursday, March 24, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting Strategic Planning Follow Up Optional Tour


Large Inventory in Stock ROTARY ACTUATORS: GRIPPERS:l

The only flare solution for

Zero Backlash Hard Stop Flange High Torque

Pneumatic Grippers Robotic Grippers Parallel / Angular Grippers

“Leak-Free” fittings

Visit our website for FREE samples!

We manufacture and stock a complete range of high quality sophisticated Pneumatic Automation Products for Industrial Automation.

Base Slides Miniature Air Slides Thruster Slides


AUTOMATION COMPONENTS Pneumatic Automation Solutions

p: (203) 459-8345 f: (203) 452-5943 e:

CIRCLE 103 • March/April 2016 •



NEWLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS Clarence Atha, Jr., IHM Gestamp North America

Louis Eppich, HS Western Integrated Technologies

Joseph Kelly, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Steve Bogush, HS AMT

Chris Fuller, S, PS Livingston & Haven, Inc.

Cameron Knights, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

James Bourne, IHM

Patrick Gossett, MHM Georgia Power Company

Erik Larson, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Christopher Graham, MHT North American Hydraulics, Inc.

Nestor Luna, HS

Mark Bretz, IHM Charles Brown, IHM Gestamp Mason

Demetra Mantas, HS

David Carlos, HS

Chad Hilgenbrinck, MHT Altec Industries, Inc.

Miguel Castanon, IHM Gestamp Mason

Steven Holmes, MHM Open Loop Energy, Inc.

Courtney Castelic, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Wesley Hutter, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Ashley Nagel, HS

Roger Cotton, MHM North American Hydraulics, Inc.

Matthew Jordan, IHM Lightning Bay Pneu-Draulics

Zain Naler, MHM Georgia Power Company

Michael Croy, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Dennis Kaputa, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Mike Naydenoff, HS Casappa Corporation

Charles DiVincenzo, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Daniel Kassen, HS

Ben Nosek, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Brandon Kelly, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Darin McConechy, S, PS Kinetics Drive Solutions Matthew Middleton, IHM Gestamp North America

Robert Peschke, HS

Skyler Teasley, MHM Georgia Power Company

Rick Presterl, HS JLG Industries, Inc.

Randy Tegenkamp, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Jordan Pritt, S, PS Gulf Controls Co., Inc. David Ramsey, HS Hydraquip Custom Systems, Inc.

Chris Treadwell, MIH, IHT

Wolfgang Rehburg, HS Parker Hannifin GmbH

Daniel Varon, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Andrew Richter, MHM Georgia Power Company

Richard Veihdeffer III, PS Hydraulic Supply Company

Julio Sarabia, HS Gestamp North America

Van Vo, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Ashish Sharma, IHM Georgia-Pacific LLC

Christopher Webber, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Erin Shepard, HS

Samuel Wesley, MHM North American Hydraulics, Inc.

Terry Swanson, MHM Georgia Power Company

Anthony Nuzzo, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation

Corey Thomas, MHM Georgia Power Company

Drew Swanton, HS The Hope Group

Kemper Whaley, HS Robert Widner, HS Parker Hannifin Corporation


PV-4 LOAD SENSE DESIGN PROPORTIONAL VALVE • QUALITY • PRICE • LOCAL AVAILABILITY!! Up to 5000 PSI Up to 61GPM with mid section inlet.... To 37GPM with standard inlet Up to 10 Sections Electric, Hydraulic, and Manual Actuators SEE THE CATALOG ON OUR WEB SITE WWW.YOULIPV.COM Corpus Christi, Texas Toll Free 844-251-7646 • Local 361-561-1525 Fax 361-883-3893 • 720.524.3360

Proudly Sold Through Quality Hydraulic Distributors Distributor Inquiries Welcome CIRCLE 104

16 • March/April 2016 •



Attention Fluid Power Distributors, Manufacturers, and End-users INTERESTED IN IMPROVED SAFETY, IMPROVED RELIABILITY, GREATER EFFICIENCY, REDUCED LIABILITY? Certify your workforce with IFPS certifications!

Are You a Fleet Manager Looking to 99 Lower Repair Costs 99 Reduce Downtime 99 Improve Reliability Download a FREE Asset Utilization Report Visit

Calendar of Events

A Corporate Commitment Package helps your bottom line with significant savings. This program is designed for companies committed to certifying, recertifying, or obtaining individual memberships for 10 to 40 employees with savings from $60 – $110.00 per individual! Companies who participated in 2015: JLG Industries Bailey Hydraulics Marine & Mainland Hydraulic Bosch Rexroth Services ComEd North American Hydraulics Eastern Fluid Power Virginia Department of Employee Holdings Transportation Georgia Pacific Wood Products Yarbrough Industries Gestamp North America Hyspeco, Inc. Visit to learn more or call 800-308-6005.

Innovative vacuum for automation

WEB SEMINARS Free to members / $40 for non-members April 15, 2016 “Industrial Directional Control Valve Common Spools and Actuation Methods” 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Bill Hotchkiss, CFPAI, SunSource June 16, 2016 "Pressure Controls: Factors to Predict Setting In Applications" Presented by: Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Visit to register.

IFPS MEETING DATES IFPS 2016 Spring Meeting March 21 – 24, 2016 Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego, CA IFPS 2016 Annual Meeting September 20-23, 2016 Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, MS IFPS 2017 Spring Meeting February 8-11, 2017 - location tba IFPS 2017 Annual Meeting September 25-29, 2017 - location tba IFPS 2018 Spring Meeting February 26 - March 2, 2018 - location tba IFPS 2018 Annual Meeting September 24-28, 2018 - location tba

Vacuum gets a grip Regardless of whether you pack bags, boxes, cans, blisters or tubes - individually or in complete layers - work is much easier with Schmalz vacuum components and gripping systems. | | Tel 919-713-0880 CIRCLE 106 • March/April 2016 •




IFPS Certification Testing Locations ALABAMA Auburn, AL Birmingham, AL Decatur, AL Huntsville, AL Jacksonville, AL Mobile, AL Montgomery, AL Normal, AL Tuscaloosa, AL ALASKA Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Safford, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ Tempe, AZ Thatcher, AZ Tucson, AZ Yuma, AZ ARKANSAS Bentonville, AR Hot Springs, AR Little Rock, AR CALIFORNIA Aptos, CA Arcata, CA Bakersfield, CA Commerce, CA Encinitas, CA Fresno, CA Irvine, CA Marysville, CA Riverside, CA Sacramento, CA Salinas, CA San Diego, CA San Jose, CA San Luis Obispo, CA Santa Ana, CA Santa Maria, CA Santa Rosa, CA Yucaipa, CA COLORADO Aurora, CO Boulder, CO Centennial, CO Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO Durango, CO Ft. Collins, CO Greeley, CO Lakewood, CO Littleton, CO Pueblo, CO DELAWARE Dover, DE Georgetown, DE Newark, DE


FLORIDA Avon Park, FL Boca Raton, FL Cocoa, FL Davie, FL Daytona Beach, FL Fort Pierce, FL Ft. Myers, FL Gainesville, FL Jacksonville, FL Miami Gardens, FL New Port Richey, FL Orlando, FL Panama City, FL Pembroke Pines, FL Pensacola, FL Plant City, FL Sanford, FL St. Petersburg, FL Tampa, FL Winter Haven, FL GEORGIA Albany, GA Athens, GA Atlanta, GA Carrollton, GA Columbus, GA Dahlonega, GA Dublin, GA Dunwoody, GA Lawrenceville, GA Morrow, GA Oakwood, GA Statesboro, GA Tifton, GA Valdosta, GA HAWAII Laie, HI IDAHO Coeur d ‘Alene, ID Idaho Falls, ID Lewiston, ID Moscow, ID Nampa, ID Rexburg, ID Twin Falls, ID ILLINOIS Carbondale, IL Carterville, IL Champaign, IL Decatur, IL DeKalb, IL Edwardsville, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Joliet, IL Malta, IL Normal, IL Peoria, IL Springfield, IL INDIANA Bloomington, IN Columbus, IN Evansville, IN Fort Wayne, IN Gary, IN Indianapolis, IN Kokomo, IN Lafayette, IN

Lawrenceburg, IN Madison, IN Muncie, IN New Albany, IN Richmond, IN Sellersburg, IN South Bend, IN Terre Haute, IN IOWA Ames, IA Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa City, IA Ottumwa, IA Sioux City, IA Waterloo, IA Boise, ID KANSAS Lawrence, KS Manhattan, KS Overland Park, KS Wichita, KS KENTUCKY Bowling Green, KY Covington, KY Highland Heights, KY Louisville, KY Morehead, KY LOUISIANA Bossier City, LA Lafayette, LA Monroe, LA Natchitoches, LA New Orleans, LA Thibodaux, LA MARYLAND Arnold, MD Baltimore, MD Bel Air, MD Columbia, MD Frederick, MD Hagerstown, MD La Plata, MD Westminster, MD Wye Mills, MD

University Center, MI Warren, MI MINNESOTA Brooklyn Park, MN Eden Prairie, MN Granite Falls, MN Mankato, MN Morris, MN MISSISSIPPI Goodman, MS Mississippi State, MS Raymond, MS University, MS MISSOURI Cape Girardeau, MO Columbia, MO Cottleville, MO Joplin, MO Kansas City, MO Kirksville, MO Park Hills, MO Poplar Bluff, MO Rolla, MO Sedalia, MO Springfield, MO St. Joseph, MO St. Louis, MO Warrensburg, MO MONTANA Bozeman, MT Missoula, MT NEBRASKA Bellevue, NE Lincoln, NE North Platte, NE Omaha, NE NEVADA Henderson, NV North Las Vegas, NV Winnemucca, NV

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

NEW JERSEY Branchburg, NJ Lincroft, NJ Sewell, NJ Toms River, NJ West Windsor, NJ

MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI Big Rapids, MI Dearborn, MI Dowagiac, MI East Lansing, MI Flint, MI Grand Rapids, MI Kalamazoo, MI Lansing, MI Livonia, MI Mason, MI Mount Pleasant, MI Sault Ste. Marie, MI Troy, MI

NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, NM Clovis, NM Farmington, NM Portales, NM Santa Fe, NM NEW YORK Brooklyn, NY Garden City, NY Middletown, NY New York, NY Syracuse, NY NORTH CAROLINA Apex, NC • March/April 2016 •

Asheville, NC Boone, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Greensboro, NC Greenville, NC Jamestown, NC Misenheimer, NC Pembroke, NC Raleigh, NC Wilmington, NC NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck, ND Fargo, ND OHIO Akron, OH Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Fairfield, OH Findlay, OH Kirtland, OH Lima, OH Maumee, OH Newark, OH Orrville, OH Rio Grande, OH Toledo, OH Warren, OH Youngstown, OH OKLAHOMA Altus, OK Bethany, OK Edmond, OK Norman, OK Oklahoma City, OK Stillwater, OK Tonkawa, OK Tulsa, OK OREGON Bend, OR Coos Bay, OR Eugene, OR Gresham, OR Medford, OR Oregon City, OR Portland, OR White City, OR PENNSYLVANIA Bloomsburg, PA Blue Bell, PA Gettysburg, PA Harrisburg, PA Lancaster, PA Newtown, PA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA York, PA SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort, SC Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Conway, SC Greenville, SC Greenwood, SC Orangeburg, SC Rock Hill, SC Spartanburg, SC

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

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

Testing dates for all locations: MARCH 2016 Tuesday, 3/1 • Thursday, 3/17 APRIL 2016 Tuesday, 4/5 • Thursday, 4/21 MAY 2016 Tuesday, 5/3 • Thursday, 5/19 JUNE 2016 Tuesday, 6/7 • Thursday, 6/23 JULY 2016 Tuesday, 7/5 • Thursday, 7/21

TENNESSE Blountville, TN Clarksville, TN Collegedale, TN Gallatin, TN Johnson City, TN Memphis, TN Morristown, TN Murfreesboro, TN Nashville, TN

Ogden, UT Orem, UT Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

UTAH Cedar City, UT Kaysville, UT Logan, UT

AUSTRALIA Rockingham, Western Australia

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

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

CANADA Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Lethbridge, AB Lloydminster, AB Olds, AB Burnaby, BC Castlegar, BC Delta, BC Kamloops, BC Nanaimo, BC Prince George, BC Richmond, BC Vancouver, BC Brandon, MB Winnipeg, MB St. John’s, NL Halifax, NS London, ON Mississauga, ON North Bay, ON North York, ON Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON Windsor, ON Moose Jaw, SK Prince Albert, SK Saskatoon, SK Whitehorse, YT New Zealand Taradale, NZ

AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor


CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist CFPECS Certified Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT) CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM) CFPIHM Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic CFPMHM Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC) CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC) CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC) CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor CFPSD Fluid Power System Designer CFPMEC (In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls CFPIEC (In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls







March 22-24, 2016

March 25, 2016

NTT Training

Fairfield, OH

April 11-13, 2016

April 13, 2016

CFC Industrial Training

Sacramento, CA

May 10-12 2016

May 13, 2016

NTT Training

Milwaukee, WI

June 13-15, 2016

June 16, 2016


Centennial, CO

June 28-30, 2016

July 1, 2016

NTT Training

Maumee, OH

August 9-11, 2016

August 12, 2016

Eaton Hydraulics Training


Virginia Beach, VA

September 20-22, 2016

September 23, 2016

NTT Training

Maumee, OH

October 11-13, 2016

October 14, 2016

Eaton Hydraulics Training


Fairfield, OH

October 17-19, 2016

October 19, 2016

CFC Industrial Training


February 29-April 4, 2016

April 9, 2016

Hennepin Tech


Fairfield, OH

July 27-29, 2016

July 29, 2016

CFC Industrial Training


April 5-7, 2016

April 8, 2016

NTT Training

Virginia Beach, VA

April 12-14, 2016

April 15, 2016

NTT Training

Fairfield, OH

May 3-6, 2016

May 5-6, 2016

CFC Industrial Training

Riverside, CA

May 24-26, 2016

May 27, 2016

NTT Training

Centennial, CO

July 19-21, 2016

July 22, 2016

NTT Training

Virginia Beach, VA

October 4-6, 2016

October 7, 2016

NTT Training

Riverside, CA

October 11-13, 2016

October 14, 2016

NTT Training

Dallas, TX

November 15-17, 2016

November 18, 2016

NTT Training


April 19-22, 2016

April 22, 2016

NTT Training

Dallas, TX

May 24-27, 2016

May 27, 2016

NTT Training

Centennial, CO

June 21-24, 2016

June 24, 2016

NTT Training

Riverside, CA

July 19-22, 2016

July 22, 2016

NTT Training

Fairfield, OH

August 1-3, 2016

August 3-4, 2016

CFC Industrial Training

Virginia Beach, VA

September 13-16, 2016

September 16, 2016

NTT Training


Call for dates

Call for dates

CFC Industrial Training

Irving (Dallas), TX

April 12-14, 2016

April 15, 2016

NTT Training

Phone: 513-874-3225

Virginia Beach, VA

April 19-21, 2016

April 22, 2016

NTT Training

Sacramento, CA

May 17-19, 2016

May 20, 2016

NTT Training

Centennial, CO

July 12-14, 2016

July 15, 2016

NTT Training

Virginia Beach, VA

October 18-20, 2016

October 21, 2016

NTT Training

Ontario, CA

October 27-29, 2016

October 30, 2016

NTT Training

Irving (Dallas), TX

December 6-8, 2016

December 9, 2016

NTT Training


Call for dates

Phone: 513-874-3225

CFC Industrial Training

Seattle, WA

April 19-22, 2016

April 22, 2016

NTT Training

Dallas, TX

May 24-27, 2016

May 27, 2016

NTT Training

Centennial, CO

June 21-24, 2016

June 24, 2016

NTT Training

Sacramento, CA

June 21-24, 2016

June 24, 2016

NTT Training

Riverside, CA

July 19-22, 2016

July 22, 2016

NTT Training

Virginia Beach, VA

September 13-16, 2016

September 16, 2016

NTT Training


Call for dates

Call for dates

CFC Industrial Training

Phone: 513-874-3225


April 26-28, 2016

April 28, 2016

NTT Training

Cincinnati, OH

June 7-9, 2016

June 9, 2016

NTT Training

Centennial, CO

August 23-25, 2016

August 25, 2016

NTT Training

Fairfield, OH

August 24-26, 2016

August 26, 2016

CFC Industrial Training

Cincinnati, OH

December 13-15, 2016

December 15, 2016

NTT Training


May 16-19, 2016

May 19, 2016

CFC Industrial Training

Fairfield, OH

October 24-27, 2016

October 27, 2016

CFC Industrial Training • March/April 2016 •



JEM Technical John and Sheryl Menge founded JEM Technical in 1984, and in the beginning, the company was a factory representative for hydraulic valve manufacturers. The company soon became an expert in the application of cartridge valve technology and partnered with Hydraforce as a key supplier for the Minnesota and Dakotas regions. By 1995, the company had invested in its own manufacturing – equipment to manufacture manifold blocks for use with the cartridge valves to supply custom manifold designs.


Today, JEM is known for its custom manifold and cartridge valve solutions, operating on a common campus in the western Minneapolis suburb of Orono with over 75,000 square feet of space for manufacturing, warehousing, assembly, test, and business operations. In 2012, the company opened a facility serving the central provinces of Canada based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2013, the Controls Division was launched, focusing on complementary electronics for its hydraulics solutions. JEM has been ISO9001 certified since 2003 and employs over 110 people, serving customers in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Florida, and the central provinces of Canada. Customers from throughout North America can rely on 30+ years of dependable engineering, hydraulic experience, and manufacturing expertise for robust fluid power and controls solutions for their equipment.

What makes JEM an attractive place to work?


What makes JEM stand out in the fluid power industry?

Why is IFPS certification important to your company?

What are the benefits your company has seen since establishing a certification policy? • March/April 2016 •

What sets JEM apart is our expertise in the application and design of cartridge valve and electronics technology, along with our inclusive design, manufacturing, and assembly capabilities. We have an experienced staff of design and application engineers who utilize current technology and innovation to create our solutions. And we do the rest all in house – manifold manufacturing, assembly, and test. We also stock a large amount of readily available product. We’re a hybrid manufacturer and distributor with specific expertise and experience in valve and controls solutions. We are a manufacturer who supplies most of the major OEMs in our regions. This brings excitement to our employees as to our customer base. At the same time, we are relatively small and nimble, which allows us to move quickly and empower our people to be engaged so that everyone makes a difference. We’re ISO certified, as well, so we operate like a big company while keeping a family-friendly environment and workplace. We strive to have IFPS certified employees in all functional areas of our company. Hydraulics is a technical aptitude, and the more employees who understand the mechanics of hydraulics—from our assembly and manufacturing areas to our sales team—the better we can satisfy our customers by thoroughly understanding their needs and providing the right solution. Our staff of engineers and sales team represents 20 of our employees with certification. We also have seven other employees in our company who are certified. This is key to our core business and to work successfully with our customers’ engineering personnel. It is key that our sales and applications teams are CFPHS certified. It’s a requirement and ensures our success by providing our customers with the proper technical and creative solutions. We have to understand our customers’ machines and specific needs. We are the hydraulic experts for our customers, and they trust in our solutions, looking to us for guidance. This is only possible when our sales team is educated, and specifically when they are CFPHS certified. Our sales staff is all certified, and we have over 200 years of collective sales and applications experience in the hydraulics industry.

Why is certification important to the fluid power industry?

For more information, contact JEM Technical at 952-473-5012 or at

As I mentioned above, we feel certification is very important for our own team here at JEM. But, it is also important for our next generation of workers in our industry of hydraulic manufacturers. Hydraulics is a technical expertise, and all of our fellow companies that serve the market need to invest in technical training for their employees. We highly recommend the CFPHS certification for their companies. If we all learn more and bring more expertise and technical support to our end customers, we all benefit by keeping hydraulic solutions in the forefront as a technology of choice.

Check out our free valves offer online.

CERAM™ PNEUMATIC VALVES: RUGGED AND LONG-LASTING Engineered to operate in harsh, dirty environments where other valves fail, four-way Ceram™ ISO pneumatic directional control valves feature advanced sliding ceramic plates that form a near-perfect, indestructible seal. These ultra-hard plates wipe themselves clean, delivering an extended operational life of 150 million cycles. The result: No sticking, so the valves can tolerate dirty air supplies in demanding applications.

For complete technical details, go to

AVENTICS Corporation Lexington, KY


avent4754-2-37P-D13-SHa.indd 1

1/29/16 3:28 PM • March/April 2016 •



Spring Regional Meeting Dates Announced REGISTER TODAY! NFPA will be on the road again this spring hosting regional meetings in both the Detroit and Minneapolis areas. As always, NFPA Regional Meetings are free and open to members and non-members. The Detroit Regional Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, 2016, will again use the facilities at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich., which will also be the site of the Detroit Fluid Power Challenge championed by Master Pneumatic-Detroit. Attendees are encouraged to come early and watch 44 incredible teams of 8th graders build fluid power devices. Tom Zobitz, formerly of Hallite Seals and now with Value Selling Associates, is a special presenter for the Detroit meeting and will present on Competitive Differentiation in a B2B sales environment. The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and the Fluid Power Challenge teams will be hard at work on their devices beginning at 8:30 a.m. Find out more and register at: meetings/regional-meetings/.

The Minneapolis Regional Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016, and will be held at the Donaldson Filtration Solutions facility in Bloomington, Minn. In addition to the regular Regional Meeting Program, Donaldson will offer a special tour of its facilities. More details and registration for this meeting will be released soon. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Miller at or (414) 778-3369.

Flow Ezy Filters › › › › › › › › › › ›

Filters Strainers Accessories Filter Housings Crossover Filter Elements High Pressure Filters Suction Screens Magnetic Filters Filler-Breathers Tank Breathers And many more...

Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. MADE IN USA SINCE 1945

Tel 800-237-1165 › Fax 800-252-1730 CIRCLE 108

22 • March/April 2016 •


EXHIBITING SPACE FILLING FAST! Hosted by NFPA within the Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) and Industrial Automation North America (IANA) shows, the IFPE Fluid Power Zone will once again be the fluid power hub during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, September 12-17, 2016. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone will showcase new and recently launched fluid power and machine control design technologies.The space will include a “Future of Fluid Power Booth” and an exciting new “Fluid Power Educational Track.” Space is filling quickly. NFPA members interested in displaying their hydraulic or pneumatic products, technology, or services should contact Denise Rockhill at Special NFPA member discounts are available.

mental toughness in your next generation of leaders. Mark will also be surveying NFPA members prior to his presentation and will share those results. Amy Walter, Cook Political Report, will examine political events as the 2016 elections loom ahead. She will share how possible outcomes might affect you, your business, and the world.

Scheduled for March 9-11 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, this is an event you don’t want to miss. For all the details and registration links, go to conferences/nfpa-annual-conference/. Questions? Contact Leslie Miller at or (414) 778-3369.

NFPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS PREPARE YOU FOR WHAT’S NEXT The NFPA 2016 Annual Conference slate of speakers is complete and impressive. This stellar line-up will not only provide attendees with insights into what may affect their personal and business lives going forward, but also offer opportunities to discuss and learn from wide-ranging expertise. The conference presentations will focus on the major topic areas of accelerating technology, the economic outlook, leadership and mental toughness, and the politics of 2016 and beyond: Jamie Smith, National Instruments, will address the “Industrial Internet of Things”—the impact on fluid power of the mega trend resulting from a massive amount of new data and the new architectures needed to manage and process this new data. Scott Klososky, founding partner, Future Point of View, LLC., will uniquely and energetically tell of the historic transformation of information immersion, the automation of processes, the proliferation of mobility, and the innovation dilemma that affects us all. Sarah Hunter, Oxford Economics, will discuss major economic trends, plus will draw her own work in energy sector economics to give a practical view of what’s ahead. Mark Thompson, Decision Processes International, will help decipher strategy and implementation for instilling elements of

KEEPING YOU UP AND RUNNING MAXIMIZE UPTIME AND MINIMIZE MAINTENANCE COSTS WITH QUALITY REMAN UNITS THAT DELIVER OEM PERFORMANCE Are you looking to reduce costs and at the same time not sacrifice uptime? We can help! A Hydraulex reman pump, motor or valve can provide a substantial cost savings over new and it can maximize overall uptime due to our vast on-the-shelf inventory of all major makes and models of units. So, relax... give us a call, we’ve got you covered! Experience the one-stop shop at


CIRCLE 110 • March/April 2016 •



Energy Efficient Fluid Power Conference Will Return at IFPE 2017 BY ERIC LANKE, NFPA CEO

The Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) is an event co-sponsored by NFPA, the FPDA Motion & Control Network, and the International Fluid Power Society. It has been held three times: in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Each time, content has been targeted to engineers and technicians in fluid power’s customer markets who do not fully understand the design concepts critical to developing efficient fluid power systems and the diagnostic and maintenance techniques essential to keeping those systems operating at peak efficiency. Plans are now underway to organize the next EEHPC in conjunction with IFPE 2017. Two volunteer committees—one focused on a hydraulics track chaired by Dean Houdeshell of Danfoss Power Solutions, and one focused on a pneumatics track chaired by Tom Wood of Bimba Manufacturing—are hard at work assembling a schedule of educational activities focused on the concepts and techniques that can either result

in significant energy savings for companies that use hydraulics or pneumatics, or otherwise make fluid power a more competitive technology choice. Envisioned topic areas include ƒƒ Best Practices in Energy Efficient Fluid Power ƒƒ Standardized Practices in Fluid Power Systems ƒƒ Assessing Fluid Power Systems for Energy Efficiency Improvements ƒƒ Innovative Application of Energy Efficient Fluid Power ƒƒ Practical Techniques for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Systems ƒƒ Future Challenges in Energy Efficient Fluid Power ƒƒ Emerging Solutions in Energy Efficient Fluid Power Watch for future updates as the program comes together. If you’re interested in getting involved in planning the event, or helping to promote it as an educational opportunity for your customers, please contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz at the NFPA office at (414) 778-3347 or ctschwartz@






Power Valve U.S.A. Corpus Christi, Texas 713-869-1064 CIRCLE 111

24 • March/April 2016 •

Tai Huei Hydraulic Co., Ltd.

Proudly Sold Through Local Distribution. CIRCLE 112


I need a 5/8” plastic plug with a 1-14 thread for my flat-faced hydraulic fittings to protect them during shipping. And I need them to ship today.


In an attempt to raise the profile of the fluid power industry in the general public and public policy arena, NFPA has begun publishing an Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, which broadly describes the size and economic impact of the industry and also explores the energy consumption, best practices, and current R&D directions of fluid power technology. Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO, recorded a presentation on the NFPA website based on the 2014 (and latest) version of that report, which includes an offer for NFPA staff to repeat or expand upon the presentation at industry events where it would be helpful to raise fluid power’s visibility. The presentation can be shared in customer networks and in any public policy environments. The presentation can be viewed at http:// Direct all inquiries to NFPA at 414-778-3344 or

Caplugs protects your hydraulic components during shipment and storage. Choose from thousands of caps and plugs designed to fit the industry’s most common fittings, including SAE, JIC, O-ring, flared and flareless. With more than 12,000 standard products, Caplugs has the part you need. If you need a custom solution, our in-house team of engineers will work with you to design a unique part to meet your exacting specifications. | 1.888.CAPLUGS |



CAP55663 TwoThirdsPgHydraulicsAd_FPJ_a.indd 1

2/3/16 2:05 PM

NFPA’s industry reports, outlook surveys, forecasts, and data sources allow our members to understand trends  and anticipate change with a variety of trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products, customer  markets, and economic indicators.   


Expert Analysis and Hard Data  Dynamic conferences, meetings and webcasts keep our members up to date on the latest economic conditions,  emerging trends and industry insights for today’s ever‐changing economic climate.   

You have the Ideas, We Provide the Tools  From point‐and‐click Excel‐based software that automates time‐consuming calculations, trend analysis, and  custom forecasting to a user‐friendly web dashboard that allows members custom access to industry information.   

Find out how to become part of NFPA by calling Leslie Miller at 414‐778‐3369, or email at  HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC INDUSTRY TRENDS

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data.

Pneumatic, Mobile and Industrial Hydraulic Orders Index  PNEUMATIC, MOBILE, AND INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC ORDERS INDEX 200.0 180.0

Plan Your Next Move


NFPA’s industry reports, outlook surveys, forecasts, and data sources allow members to understand trends and anticipate change with a variety of trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products, customer markets, and economic indicators.

140.0 120.0 100.0 80.0

Find out how to become part of NFPA by calling Leslie Miller at 414-778-3369, or email at






























Total ‐ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments  120.0

110.0 120.0

110.0 100.0 100.0   90.0 90.0






Total Fluid Power Total Fluid Power




Jun‐15 Dec‐15








Feb‐15 Oct‐14

Oct‐14 Jun‐14

Dec‐14 Aug‐14

Feb‐14 Jun‐14

Total Pneumatic Total Pneumatic

Apr‐14 Aug‐14


Dec‐13 Apr‐14







Jun‐13 Apr‐13

Apr‐13 Feb‐13

Dec‐12 Feb‐13

Oct‐12 Dec‐12

Aug‐12 Oct‐12








Oct‐11 Oct‐11

Dec‐11 Dec‐11


Aug‐11 Aug‐11



Jun‐11 Jun‐11

The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for December 2015 decreased 15.6% compared to December 2014, and increased 2.2% when compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments decreased in December 2015 when compared to December 2014. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments increased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected from more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve. Call 414-778-3344 for more info.

Industrial Hydraulic

Total ‐ Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments    TOTAL - HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC SHIPMENTS  

Apr‐11 Apr‐11

Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend

Mobile Hydraulic

Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders.  Each point can be  Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders.   Each point can be read as a percentage. For example, 87.9 (the November 2015 level of the industrial hydraulic series) read as a percentage.  For example, 87.9 (the November 2015 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders  indicates that industrial hydraulic orders received from December 2014 to November 2015 were 87.9% of the orders received from December 2014 to November 2015 were 87.9% of the orders received from December 2013 to November 2014.  (Base Year  received from December 2013 to November 2014. (Base Year 2013 = 100) 2013 = 100) 

Feb‐11 Feb‐11

based software that automates timeconsuming calculations, trend analysis, and custom forecasting to a user-friendly web dashboard that allows members custom access to industry information.

Total Pneumatic


You have the Ideas, We Provide the Tools – From point-and-click Excel-



Conferences, meetings, and webcasts keep members up to date on the latest economic conditions, emerging trends, and industry insights for today’s everchanging economic climate.



Expert Analysis and Hard Data

Total Hydraulic Total Hydraulic

This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in December 2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased. (Base Year 2013 This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in December 2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased. (Base Year 2013 This graph of 12-month moving averages shows that in December 2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments = 100)  = 100)  decreased. (Base Year 2013 = 100)

  Shipments – Cumulative year‐to‐date % change (2015 vs. 2014)  SHIPMENTS - CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE % CHANGE (2015 VS. 2014) Shipments – Cumulative year‐to‐date % change (2015 vs. 2014)  Total Fluid Power 

Total Hydraulic

Total Pneumatic




Total Fluid Power   



Shipments  ‐8.7 


Total Hydraulic Shipments   ‐9.6 


Total Pneumatic

Shipments  ‐5.0 














Nov‐15  ‐10.3    ‐11.0   ‐6.2  The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant 

The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes.These changes refer to the percent difference between cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014.  For example, the November pneumatic shipments figure of ‐6.2  the relevant cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014. For example, the November pneumatic The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant  means that for the calendar year through November 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 6.2% compared to the same time period in  shipments figure of -6.2 means that for the calendar year through November 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 6.2% 2014.  (Base Year 2013 = 100)  cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014.  For example, the November pneumatic shipments figure of ‐6.2  compared to the same time period in 2014. (Base Year 2013 = 100)

means that for the calendar year through November 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 6.2% compared to the same time period in  2014.  (Base Year 2013 = 100) 


Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend • March/April 2016 •

Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend  The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid 


Rocky Phoenix CFPMHM, CFPMHT

Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, has been involved in the fluid power industry for the past 10 years with Open Loop Energy working within the mining industry. He earned an Associate Degree in Industrial Drafting and Design, raced motorcycles professionally (Super Bikes), and earned his private pilot license (single engine land and glider ratings). His previous work experience includes 17 years in the motorcycle industry and then 15 years in the automotive industry. He is a member of the IFPS 2016 Board of Directors.


How did you get started in the fluid power industry?

I moved to Northern Nevada to be in a rural setting after living in Seattle, Wash., for 35 years. A chance application for a position with Open Loop Energy in Winnemucca, Nev., as a technician in their company dealing primarily with the mining industry introduced me to the fluid power industry.


How and why did you get involved in the IFPS, and what have you gained professionally and personally?

Our company (Open Loop Energy) understands and endorses the importance of certification through the IFPS, and certification is highly recommended. My certification was earned early in my career at the company and has helped me understand and grow within the industry to better help our customers. I am definitely a late bloomer in fluid power. I became involved with the IFPS because of this “new” career and earned certification as a Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic and as a Mobile Hydraulic Technician to further my knowledge of fluid power. My certification has helped me, as a customer service representative, to better answer questions and help our customers solve problems. I am currently volunteering on the IFPS Board to help further education and knowledge.


Why did you pursue certification, and how has it helped your career?

Early in my career, I saw the value of certification, which allowed me to show my dedication and passion for fluid power. The certification has helped me become a more valuable employee within the company because I am able to assist our customers with more knowledge and professionalism.


What have you learned so far by working in this industry?


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


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


What are some of your hobbies and interests?


What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

I’ve learned how dedicated and passionate people are in this industry, and how far I have yet to go!

Well, I’m not a Tarot reader, but judging by human inclination to make bigger and better machines and projects, I would anticipate a larger need for fluid power…but with more electronic integration.

My advice is to immerse yourself in education and training for this field, and don’t look back!

Most of my hobbies involve mechanical projects, i.e. vintage aircraft and motorcycling and cars. Currently I fly an airplane that I rebuilt, and I drive a 1964 VW Beetle that I rebuilt. Of course I still have a soft spot for our two standard poodles, too.

What a nice guy I am! Seriously, they might be surprised to know that I worked for the Seattle Ferrari Dealership as a Master Technician for nearly 15 years and had training in Italy at the factory. Rocky Phoenix can be reached at • March/April 2016 •



Global Manufacturing Update BY CHAD MOUTRAY, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers

West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil Prices, 2003–2016 $150 $140 $130 $120 $110 $100

January 2016 – Slowing economic growth in China continues to spook financial markets. Manufacturing activity in China has now contracted in 12 of the past 13 months, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index has fallen nearly 43% since the bubble peaked on June 12, 2015. Moreover, fourth-quarter real GDP is expected to fall from the 6.9% growth rate observed in the third quarter, which was already viewed suspiciously. For 2016, the outlook is for 6.4% growth in real GDP. Industrial production grew 6.2% year-over-year in November. While that represented a rebound from the 5.6% rate in

$90 $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 2003


SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING A PROGRESSIVE FLEET JUNE 5-8, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG LODGE & CONFERENCE CENTER WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA Join fleet professionals from investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors from across the U.S. and Canada at the industry’s premier educational event featuring: • Presentations by industry experts, manufacturers and fleets • Roundtables where fleet professionals and representatives from manufacturers and service providers share best practices • A drive-through utility equipment demonstration and an exhibition of the latest equipment and services for utility fleets


757.220.1795 CIRCLE 114

28 • March/April 2016 •

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

2015 2016

Now Available SC Hydraulic Engineering introduces its new portable test cart. This compact mobile design offers many popular features found on our standard power units.

SC Hydraulic’s Newest Addition 90 Series Portable Test Cart • Mobile self contained power unit • Air drive controls, pressure • Air operated - No electricity gauges and valves included needed • Used in: • Pressures up to 65,000-psi with Hydrostatic testing 100-psi air drive Burst testing • Available with a 5 or 10 gallon Water-jet blasting stainless steel reservoir Hydraulic press operation • Compatible with most fluids Hydraulic cylinder & valve • Available with all 10-series pumps actuation

*Contact factory for gauges over 60,000 psi SC Hydraulic Engineering Corporation 1130 Columbia Street • Brea, California 92821 • USA Phone (714) 257-4800 • Fax (714) 257-4810 Email CIRCLE 115

October, it continued to be a deceleration from the 7.9% pace in December 2014. Worries about global growth, of course, go beyond China. For instance, the Markit Emerging Markets Manufacturing Index has contracted for nine straight months, with many nations citing falling new orders and production for much of 2015. Along those lines, the World Bank reduced its estimate of global GDP growth for 2016 from 3.3% in its June report to 2.9%, mainly on fears that slower growth in several of these nations will spill over into more developed economies, including the United States. Indeed, the Markit U.S. Manufacturing PMI fell to its lowest level since October 2012, and we have already seen U.S.-manufactured goods exports decline by at least 6% year-to-date in 2015 as firms have struggled with global headwinds through the first 11 months of the year. A fair share of the challenge has stemmed from the strong U.S. dollar, which has appreciated more than 25% since June 2014. Reduced commodity prices have also wrecked havoc on the manufacturing sector, particularly in North America, which had, up until recently, benefited from significant increases in production. The RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI fell to its lowest level in the survey’s five-year history, down from 48.6 to

47.5. Indeed, manufacturing activity in Canada contracted in nine of the 12 months of 2015, illustrating the extent of the weaknesses over the past year. Meanwhile, the price of petroleum fell to levels not seen since 2003, the result of a stronger dollar and weaknesses in China. The price of West Texas intermediate crude oil briefly fell below $30 per barrel on January 12. In the larger context, the current price is off more than 70% since its recent peak of $107.95 per barrel on June 20, 2014. Still, even as the global economy remains quite challenged, we continue to see manufacturing activity expand ever so slightly internationally overall. The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI edged slightly lower, down from 51.2 in November to 50.9 in December. Growth in the sector worldwide slowed across 2015, with the headline index generally lower after peaking at 51.9 in February. The most recent easing in the data reflected slower growth in new orders, exports, and output. Employment picked up a little, but hiring remained soft. The European economy continues to move in the right direction overall, even amid global challenges. The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI increased to its highest level since April 2014. Most of the key indicators were higher for the month. Improvements in the

headline index were pushed higher by better manufacturing activity in Germany, which notched its best reading since August. Nonetheless, industrial production fell 0.7% in November. Production in the sector rose 1.1% over the past 12 months, down from a 2.0% pace in October. Reduced energy production pulled output lower, with capital goods and consumer durables activity also down for the month. On the positive side, the unemployment rate declined to 10.5% in November, its lowest rate since October 2011. Manufacturers are seeking quick action by the Senate on customs legislation, board nominations for the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank and trade status for Kazakhstan, while seeking forward movement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trade negotiations with Europe and on environmental goods are moving forward, as are policy changes in China and India. Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, visit

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


Many Sizes and Styles in Stock for Metric, SAE, BSP, JIC, NPT Threads & Fittings 30 YEARS of Manufacturing Experience


Caps • Plugs • Grips • Protection • Finishing • Masking | 800.633.6775 | CIRCLE 116

CIRCLE 117 • March/April 2016 •


No.1 for Standard Heat Exchangers ASA HYDRAULIK • CIRCLE 130 The „No.1 for standard heat exchangers “ catalogue shows the versatility of our standard ranges with its unexpected flexibility of a customized product with stocking parts. The ranges cover the smallest performance requirements up to heavy duty projects. Options can easily be found via matrix overviews. Complete cooler systems with electronic and protection housing are shown as well as a selection guide for coolers.



ASA Hydraulik 800-473-9400

NFPA Cylinders Catalog

Caplugs Hydraulic Component Protection



Get complete, up-to-date details on PressureMaster® and PowerMaster® steel NFPA air and hydraulic cylinders, as well as TaskMaster® aluminum air NFPA cylinders by downloading the latest NFPA Cylinders catalog from AVENTICS. The most popular bore and stroke ranges can ship in 3 days with the AVENTICS Quick Ship focused delivery program.

For more than 65 years, Caplugs has been a leader in product protection, including protective solutions for hydraulic fittings and applications. Caplugs offers more than 12,000 parts, from caps and plugs to masking devices and custom-designed components for hydraulics. Contact us to learn more about our hydraulic solutions and to receive our brochure.

Download the free catalog here

Caplugs 1.888.CAPLUGS

COXREELS Free Catalog

Industrial Control Solutions



Discover the most complete and innovative line of industrial grade hose reels in Coxreels’ 60 page product catalog. This resource guide makes reel selection hassle-free with detailed reel specifications on each page and a userfriendly index system. Contact Coxreels today to request a free catalog. COXREELS Phone: 480-820-6396 Toll Free: 800-269-7335


The “No.1 for standard heat exchangers” catalog shows the versatility of our standard ranges with its unexpected flexibility of a customized product with stocking parts. The ranges cover the smallest performance requirements up to heavy duty projects. Options can easily be found via matrix overviews. Complete cooler systems with electronic and protection housing are shown as well as a selection guide for coolers. • March/April 2016 •

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


High Speed - High Pressure Motors

Power Take-Offs



FluiDyne Fluid Power’s Vane Motors are widely used in many different applications. Available in four sizes: 25M, 35M, 45M and 50M. Our motors offer speeds to 3000 rpm at maximum pressure. Standard and heavy duty bearings are available. Inlet and outlet ports can be pressurized simultaneously without affecting service life or operating smoothness. Learn more about our high speed, high pressure motors by downloading our brochure today! FluiDyne Fluid Power 586-296-7200

Heavy Motions’ power take-offs (PTOs) HM1 and HM2 series are designed to work with the most popular medium and heavy duty transmission applications up to 250 lb-ft. Our HM1 series is for 6-bolt mounting and our HM2 series is for 8-bolt mounting. Our PTOs come with mechanical or air shifting, direct or remote mount, several internal ratios; air control valves; repair kits; and many more. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please feel free to contact us. 2134 S. Green Privado, Ontario, CA 91761 Toll Free: 1-866-865-8889 Fax: 909-498-0468 Email:

2016 Seal Catalog

Clamp Mounting Technology Systems



The Hercules Seal Catalog contains over 800 pages of seals. New styles for 2016 include the BHT and HT High Strength Seals, Super-Duty Rod Seals, Glass Filled and Nitrile Piston Seals, MultiPiece Piston Seal Assemblies, Snap-In and Metal Clad Wipers, Graphite Wear Rings and Head Seals. This catalog’s easy format lets you quickly locate u-seals, piston seals, scrapers, O-rings, piston rings, buffer seals and much more. Each listing includes seal material, temperature and pressure specifications along with cross-sectional drawings. Visit the Company Literature section at www. or call 866-625-0542 to order a free copy of the catalog.

HYDAC is a market leader in providing engineering solutions for pipe, tube and hose mounting. Click for more information on our standard DIN and cushion clamps. We also offer strip clamps, Buegu clamps, quick release bolt clamps and band straps.

Visit our website at for a complete product offering!

Hydraulic Components

KuriKrimp™ Crimpers & Accessories Catalog



KTR Corporation, a subsidiary of KTR Kupplungstechnik GmbH, has provided power transmission solutions for over 50 years. Our extensive product line contains shaft couplings, torque management products and hydraulic reservoir components including fluid coolers and vibration dampening products. Today, KTR has grown to 23 subsidiary companies and more than 90 sales partners. Call for a catalog or download it from KTR Corporation 122 Anchor Road Michigan City, IN 46360 219-872-9100 •


• 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.

360 E. State Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 755-0360 • Fax: (847) 885-0996 • • March/April 2016 •


Compressed Air Filtration LA-MAN CORPORATION • CIRCLE 141



La-Man Corporation (800) 348-2463

Hydraulic Flanges and Components

Genuine Metaris MA10V Pumps Technical Catalog



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

This catalog covers all the technical specs, performance data, model code breakdowns, component options and dimensions for Genuine Metaris A10V interchange piston pumps. These units and parts are fit, form and function replacements for Rexroth® A10VO series components. View or download this catalog by visiting our website at www. or Metaris – A Hydraulex Global Company Toll Free: 888.477.2737 Tel: 416.638.6000 Email: or

MRSX Return/Suction Filter Series

Low Speed High Torque Motors



MP Filtri offers a comprehensive range of hydraulic filters and accessories for the fluid power industry. Our new MRSX filter series focuses on applications for mobile machinery. The MRSX provides combination filtration on return and suction for closed circuit hydraulic transmission, and includes an exclusive hex design cap and element. MP Filtri USA, Inc. 2055 Quaker Pointe Drive Quakertown, PA 18951 Toll Free: 888-263-0090 Fax: 215-529-1902 email:


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. • March/April 2016 •

Backed by unmatched customer support, the new line of low speed high torque motors from Muncie Power Products – featuring the MB and MJ Series – offers 23 different displacement sizes between the two series. Available in gerotor and roller gerotor options, the low speed high torque motors are designed for quality performance to meet a variety of application needs. Learn more about Muncie Power Products’ low speed high torque motors at


Liquid Level Switches

Solutions for Automation



Liquid Level Switches are designed to shut down machinery or turn on warning devices when liquid supply recedes to a predetermined level. They can be wired to flash warning lights, sound howlers, shut down machines, or signal computers. This is especially helpful in unattended automated plants. Available with a housing for external mounting or without housing for internal applications. 

PHD’s overview brochure showcases all of PHD’s capabilities and customer solutions, including builtto-need components, electric actuators, specialty workholding clamps, and motion control robots. The new brochure provides a brief overview of all product lines that provide single unit solutions to complete system solutions. Features include: • PHD Standard Products • PHD Optimax® • PHD Plus® Electric • PHD Unlimited® Unique Solutions • Yamaha Robotics • Plastic Packaging Components

Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitwoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: (920) 682-6173 Email:

PHD, Inc. (800) 624-8511 •

Gripping Systems And Clamping Technology

Hydraulic Bladder Accumulators



SCHUNK is a family owned operation and a global player, in one. Totaling more than 60 years of experience, SCHUNK offers worldwide leading technology in gripping systems and clamping technology. SCHUNK designs and manufactures a vast selection of industrial automation components suitable for a variety of applications and settings.

Superior Clamping and Gripping

Product Overview

SCHUNK Tel: 1-919-572-2705 Fax: 1-919-572-2818

Gripping Systems

Servi Fluid Power Inc. provides design, assembly and service of bladder accumulators including customized designs to suit a variety of applications. Additionally, we manufacture highly engineered solutions for custom piston accumulators at our facility in Rissa Norway. BLADDER ACCUMULATORS SERVI FLUID POWER, INC.

Brochure.indd 1

7/21/15 9:10 AM


• Premier customer and application support • Exceptional Quality Control • Price competitive • 18 Month warranty • Product interchangeable with major manufacturers • Service & Repair

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog

Your Cylinder Source



All Designs, All Sizes, One Result. Yates Cylinders – an ISO-9001:2008 company with facilities in Michigan, Alabama and Georgia – is your top-quality supplier for all cylinder applications. Hydraulic, pneumatic, NFPA, millgrade, or custom engineering – you name it, Yates can handle it. Complete catalog available. We also maintain an unmatched repair program used by the biggest names in the American Industry.

Inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels. Available in sizes from 1/8" to 2-1/2", rated to 10,000 PSI, heat treated, superior quality alloy steel, chrome or stainless steel ball bearings, withstands heavy side loads, burnished (micro smooth) barrel bores, Viton®, Aflas®, or Teflon® encapsulated seals, zinc or nickel plated, available in 304 and 440 stainless steel, full flow - low pressure drop, rebuilding kits available. Super Swivels Phone: (763) 784-5531, Fax: (763) 784-7423, Website:


Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Ph: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565

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

Yates Alabama 55 Refreshment Place Decatur, AL 35601 Ph: 256.351.8081 Fax: 256.351.8571 • March/April 2016 •



Oil Rig Top Drive Knocking Noise in the Pump


A drill rig operator was complaining about a knocking noise coming from his topdrive HPU. It controlled a hydraulic motor that drove a winch attached to the drive. The noise reminded me of my first car that lost a rod bearing. I felt the noise was coming from the pump, so I had them remove and disassemble the pump. We found one piston’s brass shoe worn down approximately 1/16 of an inch compared to the other apparently good pistons. We noticed the small lubrication hole was plugged with brass, possibly from the shoe wearing down on this piston. All the other piston lubrication holes were clear, and their shoes looked fine except for quite a few scratches on their face. The scratches were probably caused by the one piston’s wear material. We checked the filters and found everything in good working order with the elements having been recently changed before the noise developed. There was a nick in the housing O-ring, Why would only but it didn’t leak when re-assembled. The HPU was a simple one piston fail tank, pressure-compensated piston pump, safety relief, proportional valve, brake valve, and motor. while the others

The gold mine power unit where the side of the pump blew out had a relief valve installed that had the inlet and outlet reversed, taking the pilot relief out of the circuit. Without a drain, the main relief would not open, causing an unwanted pressure spike that blew the side out of the pump. Sun, Parker, and Eaton all over the years have produced relief valves where the pressure inlet comes into the side and out the bottoms, as well as units that have the inlet in the bottom and out the side. It’s so important to verify which ports on the manifold or housing are inlet and outlet, and that the screw-in cartridge matches the same configuration.


seem OK?

Solution to Previous Problem

The problem was printed in our January/ February 2016 issue. See it on our website,

The Choice is Yours!

Choose the right cylinder for your application. The Price Alternative

PHD offers a wide variety of pneumatic and electric cylinders, including Tom Thumb®, PHD®, and PHD Plus®, providing a broad choice of options and accessories to fit any application requirement and budget.

PHD Optimax® products are designed and tested to meet the demands of the industrial market for optimum price savings. These economical, efficient and reliable drop-in actuators complement PHD’s option-rich product lines.

To order a catalog, visit 1-800-624-8511

P.O. Box 9070 • Fort Wayne, IN 46899 USA CIRCLE 118

34 • March/April 2016 •


2016 FPEF Academic Scholarships The Fluid Power Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the FPEF 2016 $2,000 scholarships. FPEF Scholarships are available to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. or Canadian school in (9) credit hours or the equivalent and have a 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale cumulative and who are taking a minimum of one fluid power course. Letters of recommendation, an essay, and official transcript are also required. If you know a qualifying and dedicated fluid power student, let them know about this great opportunity. The application deadline is April 1, 2016. Visit to learn more and apply.

FPEF FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE THAT GIVES MONEY FPEF raised over $2,500 (more than enough for a full scholarship) with its 2016 Calendar Lottery. One fluid power student will receive a scholarship in April, one weekly lottery winner won $50, and one monthly lottery winner won $100.

January Winners

February Winners

$100 - Pam & Sam Maluso, Maumee, OH $50 - Lauren Northrop, Lothian, MD $50 - Richard Bullers, Pittsboro, IN $50 - Marti Wendel, Salem, OH $50 - Clifton Burleigh, Huntsville, AL $50 - Ryan Remmers, Ocoee, FL

$100 - Gerry Prendergast, Piedmont, SC $50 - Sarah Minteer, Worthington, PA $50 - Marti Wendel, Salem, OH $50 - Bryce Jones, Lizton, IN $50 - Tina Maluso, Glendora, CA

It’s not too late to get in on the action! You can buy your calendar anytime this year; the sooner you do, the better chance you’ll have of winning. Visit • March/April 2016 •





Bolt Tensioning Device at Power Station Improves Safety and Usability BY DOUG GREEN, Publisher, Asia Manufacturing News

Two major power stations in South Korea have installed Technofast’s hydraulic CamNut EziJac bolting system, reducing production downtime and improving safety levels for their maintenance engineers.

Adaconn® Socket Head Flange Adapter Industry’s shortest means to adapt an SAE J518 flange pattern to:  JIC 37° Flare  SAE Straight Thread  ORS  NPTF (Schedules 40, 160, and Double Extra Strong) CUSTOM CONFIGURATIONS AVAILABLE.


Blue Bell, PA • © 2015 Adaconn® CIRCLE 120

36 • March/April 2016 •

Park Jong Geun, general manager of the Technical Solutions Team at Korea’s East-West Power (EWP) Company based in Seoul, said the system had been successfully utilized on the steam turbine casings at both the company’s Dangjin and Donghae power stations. In a letter to Technofast, Mr. Park explained that by installing the CamNut EziJac system, his maintenance team had been able to dramatically shorten the maintenance and upgrade times, reduce downtime, as well as increase production at both locations. He went on to say that by changing from the previous, outdated heating method of loosening and tightening the bolting on the turbine casings, they have also improved the safety of their maintenance engineers. With the old heating method, the company couldn’t carry out simultaneous operations and needed many hours to heat up and cool down the bolts, as well as for measurement of the elongation. Mr. Park explained that this method could also cause serious damage to the components due to their exposure to excessive heat. But, by adopting the CamNut EziJac system, the maintenance engineers were able to loosen and tighten the nuts simultaneously and avoid thermal stress and heat deterioration of the bolts. He said that by installing the Technofast system, the power company has drastically reduced the number of downtime days lost, plus increased the reliability, production, safety, and usability of the power plants. At the number-one unit at the Dangjin steam turbine power station, Mr. Park said the company was able to reduce downtime by two days, equating to 840 million Won (US $700,000 approx.) per year. On top of that, the company was able to save 100 million Won (US $85,000 approx.) due to the lifetime extension of other material, due to no thermal stress. Mr. Park said the company was able to reduce downtime by two days at the Donghae thermal power station, saving 440 million Won (US $374,000 approx.) per year. Again, the company was able to save another 100 million Won (US $85,000 approx.) due to no thermal stress on other material. Based upon these results, Mr. Park said management will continue to install the systems on the company’s other turbines, valves, and other applications, and recommends the same hydraulic bolting system to other steam plant operators. The Dangjin coal-fired power complex (4,000 MW) is a core operating site and one of the most eco-friendly plants built in Korea. Eight units are currently being operated in the complex to provide sustainable energy to the metropolitan area, while the Donghae coal-fired power plant (400 MW) is said to be the world’s largest anthracite/CFBC (Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion) power plant.

Technofast’s Founder and CEO, John Bucknell, said he has had similar glowing endorsements from other industrial users of the company’s hydraulic bolting system. He describes the system as a compact, affordable, and efficient bolting system, which is simple, safe, and easy to use, and 8 to 10 times faster than conventional bolt heating. Mr. Bucknell explained that a bolt-tensioning tool normally pulls on the bolt threads protruding above the regular hex nut and then screwed down to retain the loads induced by hydraulic operation of the tool. “However, with no available thread, the CamNut system performs as the connection to the bolt for the operation. Its integral collar expands to take up the bolt’s elongation under force and retains the load when the hydraulic charging pressure is released.” He said the company used 32 3.1/2 CamNuts with four EziJac tensioners on the LP turbines at the larger Dangjin power station, while at the Donghae power station, Technofast installed 68 CamNuts on the horizontal flange bolts, ranging from 6"to 4". Mr. Bucknell went on to explain that overhaul and maintenance schedules at power stations accommodate many different operations being performed concurrently or sequentially, with bolting a major operation requiring clear access, which often excludes other activities taking place. “It is one of the first and one of the last procedures in maintenance scheduling, and so it is important to reduce the time taken to unbolt and bolt the turbines as much as possible.” He said the operators of the turbine, EWP (Korea), were delighted with the installation, with the turbines bolted up in only a few hours. “Normally this would take over two days to complete, as they would have to allow for heating, cooling, re-measuring, and some repeating of this process for adjustment of bolts, which were not to the specified elongation.” He added, “They were especially pleased with the accuracy of the hydraulic bolt tensioning and how quickly adjustments could be made.” Mr. Bucknell said bolting applications, such as gas and steam turbine main joints, valve bonnets, and steam supply flanges, rarely have bolts that have sufficient stud length or available room around the nut area to allow engagement of any type of hydraulic bolt tensioner. “Instead, Technofast’s system replaces standard hex or round nuts with a CamNut, which provides connection to the bolt, attachment for a hydraulic bolt tensioner, and a rigid platform to accept the reaction from the tool.” According to Mr. Bucknell, the user-friendly CamNuts are fast to install and remove, and require little physical effort. “They are ideal for situations with short bolt grip length and where space for tooling is restricted.” He said by installing the CamNut system, there is no longer any need to replace expensive studs to provide

sufficient grip length to be able to use hydraulic tensioning methods. Designed for extreme situations and adverse conditions, the system can achieve reliable, precise tensioning the first time, all at a minimal cost. They are designed to operate in temperatures from -40°C up to over 650°C, and where simultaneous tightening of bolts and even joint/gasket compression is required. By removing the risk of strike and punch point injuries caused by other tightening methods, the CamNut system is ideal for regular maintenance requiring repeated adjustment or removal of nuts, especially where speed of operation is essential and where bolts are of a large diameter.

“We see ourselves as the providers of the ultimate solution for many of these age-old bolting problems, where we can install systems that safely deliver efficient and accurate outcomes,” said Bucknell. “This is especially relevant for power generation equipment, where reduced outage time means that the plant can be producing and earning much sooner.” This article is reprinted with permission from Asia Manufacturing News. Across Asia, the Pacific, and around the world, Asia Manufacturing News keeps readers in touch with the latest in manufacturing trends and developments through case studies, as well as product and business news. The publication is a division of JEZ Media and can be found online at

For more information: Technofast has a long history with power generation and has pioneered other groundbreaking technologies, such as the metal-sealed high-temperature hydraulic nut. Recent relocation to the company’s purpose-built factory in the industrial precinct of Crestmead, in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, has allowed the streamlining of the manufacturing process, and a significant increase in production to address increasing demand for these fastener systems. For more information, visit

CIRCLE 121 • March/April 2016 •







John Gaylen, president of Danfoss North America, has been elected to serve on the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Board of Governors. Mr. Gaylen will serve a threeyear term on the board, starting in 2016, alongside executives from companies such as Eaton, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and ABB.

Jared Crouch has been hired as an engineering technician. Mr. Crouch began his training in the U.S. Navy as a missile technician on a submarine (U.S.S. Maryland). He joins the company with many years of experience, including sewage treatment mechanic, wind turbine technician, medical robotics engineering technician, and mining instrumentation engineering technician.

Kacey Stevens has been named director of human resources. She is responsible for elevating capabilities in human resources, which includes organizational development, performance management, recruiting, employee relations, and employee training and development. Ms. Stevens will also join the company’s leadership team.

Barry Rowley has been named quality assurance manager. He brings to his position nearly 30 years of experience in quality management, project management, and program management in a variety of industries. Mr. Rowley’s professional background includes role with companies including A.B. Heller, Perry Johnson, and ROUSH Industries.

Danfoss North America

Lenze Americas

BJM Pumps



38 • March/April 2016 •






Mark Collins has been named director of engineering. He has been with the company for over 25 years, most recently as manager of power electronics. In his new role, Mr. Collins leads the engineering department in supporting global inverter sales growth through product adaptation for the Americas’ marketplace, sustaining engineering, and manufacturing support.

Vernon Abel has been named president. He has over 25 years of experience in the steel industry at both the distribution and mill level, along with expertise in executive strategic planning, profit and loss management, operations, purchasing, sales, and marketing.

Shaun Lindley has been appointed vice president of sales, responsible for all sales activities for the U.S. business. He brings to the position demonstrated success in exceeding sales targets and profitability while executing strategic initiatives and leading sales organizations to growth.

Bob Covill has joined the company as a pump technician. He has many years of expert mechanical experience. Mr. Crouch lives in Saybrook, Conn., and enjoys spending time with his family and working on cars, especially Camaros.

Lenze Americas

Bushwick Metals

Spirax Sarco, Inc.

BJM Pumps

To submit promotions, announcements, and changes with professionals, e-mail us at



it all about Have you checked out "Watts It All About" on Fluid Power Journal's blog focuses on best practices, energy efficiency, and safety. The goal is to stimulate (not simulate) thinking, share knowledge, and promote professionalism. We welcome your comments and ideas.

CIRCLE 123 • March/April 2016 •




Manifold Assemblies Featuring Deutsch Coil Connections

Caplugs UTP Series of Universal Thread Plugs The UTP Series from Caplugs is designed specifically to protect hydraulic ports with a flexible design and the ability to fit a range of thread sizes. The plugs are made of low-density polyethylene, making them easy to install into female threaded ports and lock in place with just a turn.

Manifold Assemblies featuring Double A® Hydraulics directional control valves with IP69 rated Deutsch coil connections are available from Fluid Power, Inc. for mobile equipment applications. These wet armature, solenoid operated, four land directional control valves have maximum working pressures up to 4500 psi, with flows up to 21 gpm. A variety of subplate mounted valves are available for flow and pressure control functions. The assemblies are competitively priced, and are available in support of just in time delivery.

Fluid Power, Inc.

1.888.CAPLUGS •

534 Township Line Road • Blue Bell, PA 19422


FluiDyne Fluid Power's A4V Piston Pumps

Composite Bladder Accumulators

FluiDyne Fluid Power's A4V piston pumps are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Available in DR, FR, DRG, DFR, LR2 controls. Our A4V piston pumps pressure to 350 bar (5000) psi nominal. Pressure controls include pressure only, remote pressure, pressure & flow and horsepower limiting, side porting, Metric and SAE mounting. Model codes for FluiDyne new A4V pumps and Rexroth remanufactured pumps are available in a wide range of part numbers. Contact our customer service team for more details!

Composite bladder accumulators perform equal to or better than steel bladder accumulators. The difference is they are 1/3 of the weight.

FluiDyne Fluid Power 586.296.7200

Custom pressures are available, please contact Steelhead Composites. Off the shelf products: • Volume: 1 gallon • Pressure 3000 psi • Weight: 10 lbs • Port: SAE-16

CIRCLE 170 720.524.3360 CIRCLE 155

40 • March/April 2016 •


Automatic O-Ring Assembly Tool

PV-4 Load Sense Design Proportional Valve

Pneumatic multi motion parallel gripper facilitates o-ring placement, part ejection or part seating. Two sizes are available. Both have independent spreading, ejector movements providing hexagonal or octagonally stretched O-ring, requires less overall expansion, and considerably less deformation during assembly process. The ejector jaws push off the O-Ring seal onto the part being assembled.

Quality • Price • Local Availability • Up to 5000 PSI • Up to 61GPM with mid section inlet • To 37GPM with standard inlet • Up to 10 Sections • Electric, hydraulic, and manual actuators See our catalog on our website

Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd. Proudly sold through distributors. Distributor inquiries are welcome. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 844-251-7646 Local: 361-561-1525 Fax: 361-883-3893 CIRCLE 156


Handle Small Parts with Accuracy and Precision PHD’s Series GRV Angular Pneumatic Micro Grippers and Series GRA Parallel Pneumatic Micro Grippers provide large moment capacities and high grip forces and support long tooling lengths. These grippers are designed to provide a high level of performance and a long operating life for a wide range of small part handling requirements.

PHD, Inc. (800) 624-8511 CIRCLE 158

High Pressure In-line Filters Flow Ezy’s high pressure in-line filters are rated for up to 3,000 psi. Housings are made of anodized aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. Filtration sizes available from 5 - 595 micron pleated stainless steel. Filter elements can withstand 350 psid if necessary. They have 3/8” – 1” npt and SAE straight thread connections. These are in stock. Mounting brackets available. Like all our filters, they are made in the USA.

Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. Tel 800-237-1165 Fax 800-252-1730

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.


Oil-Rite Corporation (920) 682-6173 CIRCLE 160





Low Speed High Torque Motors Muncie Power Products introduces its low speed high torque motors, featuring the MB and MJ Series. Backed by unmatched customer support, the line offers 23 displacement sizes between the series, showcasing gerotor and roller gerotor options.

SC Hydraulics Newest Addition L6-40 High Volume Pump • • • • • •

Pressures up to 5,000 psi with 125 psi air drive Flows over 4 GPM at no pressure and 3 GPM at 1,000 psi. with 140 scfm air drive All wetted parts stainless steel Compatible with most fluids Air operated - No electricity needed Dimensionally interchangeable with most competitive model pumps

Muncie Power Products 800-367-7867 •

SC Hydraulic Engineering Corporation


714-257-4800 • • CIRCLE 161

RAF Series Tank Top Return Filter RTF Series Tank Top Return Filter Clean Filtration U.S.A. is proud to offer their RAF and RTF tank top return filter assemblies. With inventory in Corpus Christi these filter assemblies are very competitively priced to meet U.S. market demands. From 3/4" NPT to 3-1/2" SAE code 61 flange porting, these filters offer flow range from 14 GPM to 264 GPM. Synthetic glass fiber filter elements come in 5, 10, and 20 micron ratings for best pressure drop flow conditions. With inventory on the shelf in Corpus Christi, and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry.

Clean Filtration U.S.A. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058. CIRCLE 163

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

Flaretite, Inc. Fenton, MI, USA • Tel: 810-750-4140 • CIRCLE 164

42 • March/April 2016 •


Adaconn® Port Connector Optimicron® Elements Are An Optimized Approach to Filter Performance.

The patented Adaconn® Port Connector provides a compact means to join two flanges or flange ports, when used with AdaflangeTM and AdaflangeportTM Socket Head Flange Adapters. Flange ports of the same or different sizes (or even different SAE codes) may be joined together using this system. Prior to assembly the one piece 4-bolt flanges are kept as captive assemblies that are free to rotate 360 degrees about the longitudinal centerlines to facilitate proper alignment. This offers ease of installation over the use of split flanges.

Innovative media, pleat, and outer wrap technology provides the best of both worlds, maximum efficiency with minimal pressure loss. Offered exclusively from HYDAC! Advantages: • Lower ΔP – up to 30% • Optimized efficiency • Long system life • Cost Savings - Emission and repair (maintenance and replacement elements)

Adaconn® Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 215.643.1900

HYDAC International



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

Broad Face Liquid Level Gages Broad Face Nylon Liquid Level Gages feature a large rectangular viewing area that is 1 ¾” across, allowing liquid level and clarity to be easily viewed from a distance. High and low level marks help indicate the fluid level. Available with centerline measurements from 3” to 36”. Made in the USA.

Cyber-Tech, Inc. 1.800.621.8754 CIRCLE 167

Oil-Rite Corporation (920) 682-6173 CIRCLE 168

Contact us to showcase your products and services in the Product Spotlight. This special section is featured in the six bimonthly issues and is a high-profile area offering product-specific advertising. Visit for more information or to view our media guide.




ACCUMULATORS, HEAT EXCHANGERS, GRIPPERS, DAMPENERS, AND SHOCK ABSORBERS Go ahead. Push me. Ordinary heavy duty not heavy enough? Choose Yates Heavy-Duty Mill Cylinders for: • Induction-Hardened, Chrome-Plated Rods • Heavy Wall Tubing • Replaceable Glands & Retainer Rings • High-Load Piston Design

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

Think indestructible and call Yates.

Corporate 586.778.7680

Alabama 256.351.8081



Contact Mike Pearl at 914.980.8890 or email: • CIRCLE 154


Oil/Air Cooler OACN 500 Time tested design, with quality constructed components will help your machine keep its cool in even the most demanding of conditions. • High-performance aluminum core • Ideal for hydraulic oil, gear lubricant oil, motor oil and water-glycol • Compact design • Pressure to 26 bar • Max. flow 55 GPM

KTR Corporation 122 Anchor Road Michigan City, IN 46360 Phone: (219) 872-9100 Fax: (219) 872-9150 CIRCLE 171


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

Honor Gear Pumps Corp. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. • Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 • Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: • Web: CIRCLE 172

44 • March/April 2016 •


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 Corpus Christi 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. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Contact the company at 713-869-1064 or e-mail to View basic specifications at

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

360 E. State Parkway • Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 755-0360 • Fax: (847) 885-0996 • CIRCLE 174


Protection for All Things Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Fluid Power

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

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 800.633.6775 314.543.4000 CIRCLE 176


Contact us to showcase your products and services in the Product Spotlight. This special section is featured in the six bimonthly issues and is a high-profile area offering product-specific advertising. Visit for more information or to view our media guide.




When power plant managers realized their scheduled window for a steam valve outage was challenging, engineers came up with a new tactic for servicing a dozen actuators and steam valves in less than 12 days.

Steam valve actuators are large pieces of technology, each measuring approximately 2.4 meters in length, 1 m. in diameter, and weighing 1,350 kg. Maintenance is not easy due to the size of the actuator, but a short outage window for maintenance created an even bigger challenge for engineers at the Dominion Virginia Power’s 585-MW Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC). When you produce electricity to power nearly 150,000 homes, you cannot afford any delays or additional downtime. The plant’s two Foster Wheeler boilers create the energy to run a 688-MW steam turbine made by Toshiba.


According to Toshiba’s recommended maintenance schedule for the VCHEC’s turbine, plant managers are expected to conduct a “steam valve outage” every three years to assess the condition of the turbine’s actuators and valves. In 2015, after three years of operation, plant managers scheduled an outage to inspect, among other things, the turbine’s steam valves. It was the first outage of its kind at the plant. The VCHEC’s managers realized the 12-day maintenance window was a tight schedule within which to affect maintenance on such large actuators. For a steam turbine to operate at peak efficiency, steam is precisely admitted to the tur- • March/April 2016 •

bine at multiple set pressures and may be reheated or recycled as part of the process. There are also critical stop and vent functions to prevent turbine over-speed, or to simply facilitate a controlled shutdown. The Toshiba steam turbine required 12 steam valves to perform these functions, all equipped with Moog hydraulically operated actuators. Four are control valves; eight serve as “stop” valves. Unlike the control valves, which are constantly moving back and forth to regulate flow, the stop valves open and close for long periods of time. In turn, actuators control the opening of the valves via circuits that determine the

[ A service technician at Moog’s turbine actuator overhaul facility reconnects a reconditioned hydraulic servo valve to an actuator as part of the refurbishing process.

for a complete overhaul. This strategy allowed the work to be performed in parallel, compressing the overall schedule.


Moog developed repair kits for each actuator, and orders were placed to allow leadtime for non-stocked items. Safety stock was also established as a safeguard to ensure availability of an actuator in case one of the working actuators had abnormal wear characteristics requiring parts not included in the kits. To carry out an on-site test of the actuators and valves, maintenance engineers needed hydraulic power. However, it was determined that when the turbine was shutdown, there was no hydraulic power to draw from. To overcome this, Moog designed and built a portable hydraulic test cart with an integral hydraulic power unit (HPU). Once the outage began, the customer removed the steam valve assemblies from the turbine with the assistance of a rigger. The actuators were then removed from the steam process valves and either staged in the turbine hall where the site work was to be performed, or loaded on a dedicated “hot shot” truck for delivery to the Moog factory.

Site Refurbishment

correct amount of steam to send to the turbine. To inspect the valves properly, crews must remove the actuators. When conducting maintenance at a plant, the steam valves themselves are very large and traditionally rebuilt at site, and the actuators are often sent to the OEM’s repair facility for repairs and refurbishment. But the turnaround time for refurbishing a large number of actuators off-site using a traditional approach would have derailed the maintenance schedule for Dominion’s VCHEC. So Toshiba America Energy Systems asked Moog, the maker of the turbine’s actuators and valves, to assess the situation.

A Hybrid Approach Moog worked jointly with Toshiba and VCHEC to develop a plan to meet the 12-day outage window. A hybrid approach was chosen, refurbishing some units at the site, while overhauling the remainder in Moog’s factory. The physical location of the actuators made it difficult to perform any meaningful inspections while the plant was operating. As the actuators in “stop” service were not exposed to the degree of travel and wear as the control valves, the team scheduled the actuators for site refurbishment. The four control valves were to be sent to the factory

Moog sent a two-person field crew – consisting of a field service engineer and technician – to refurbish the eight actuators on-site. All servo valves on the actuator were sent back to Moog’s factory and given expedited service. This process ensured the servo valves were back on site within three days. During this time, the on-site field crew replaced the seals and the consumable control-related components. Internal cylinder bore surfaces were inspected with a boroscope to minimize disassembly. Once the servo valves were reinstalled on the actuator, the crew used the test cart to confirm the safety failsafe functionality and internal leakage rate (to ensure the seals were working). The technicians ran the actuator through several full-stroke cycles. Once each actuator was cleared for operation, the rigger installed the steam valve and put them back into place on the turbine.

Factory Overhaul The field crew sent the four control valves to the Moog factory for overhaul. To meet the outage window, two shifts were deployed. These units went through Moog’s exacting overhaul program and, when completed, each was tested to the same specifications and used the same procedures as when the new Toshiba turbine was delivered several years earlier. The factory • March/April 2016 •


overhaul process replaces bearings and replaces or refurbishes rods, where a field refurbishment is limited to seals and soft goods.

Meeting the Deadline The field crew completed its work at the VCHEC in ten days. The factory completed the overhauls in eight days. The unique approach to send some units to the factory and refurbish others on-site provided the optimum balance of speed, performance, and quality. For the customer, some key benefits to using the actuator OEM for the servicing and - A service technician at repair of the technology are access to Moog’s East Aurora, N.Y.-based the expertise of the service professionturbine actuator overhaul facility als, use of authentic components, and runs a diagnostic test on an the renewal of the warranty. The hybrid actuator in a test stand. program also met the plant’s maintenance schedule and ensured the equipment would perform up to original specifications. In the meantime, and in anticipation of the VCHEC’s next outage, Moog is evaluating the data from these inspections and will assist Toshiba and VCHEC to determine the plan for ABOUT THE AUTHOR the next outage. In addition to outage scope and schedule, the team is evaluating the posSteven Beddick is an aftermarket specialist for Moog Industrial Group, a division sibility of future upgrades to further extend of Moog Inc. He has nearly 30 years of experience with application engineering the life of the turbine’s actuators and servo support for industries ranging from automotive to power generation. Beddick holds a valves. The recommendation will include the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grove City College. Contact him at best schedule for repair and overhaul to ensure a long operating life.


HYDRAULIC FILTERS •QUALITY •PRICE •NOW Spin On Heads & Elements Tank Top Filters Sump Strainers High Pressure Filters

CLEAN FILTRATION USA Corpus Christi, Texas 888-861-8058 toll free 713-861-8058 local 713-461-9631 fax CIRCLE 124

48 • March/April 2016 •



April 4




Maintenance – Hydraulic Safety Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

IFPS Hydraulic Specialist Review Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

Troubleshooting Electrical Systems Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

IFPS Accredited Instructor Workshop Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225



Introduction to Mobile Hydraulic Technology Greenville, SC Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

Hydraulic Schematics Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services 800-413-8809



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

Introduction to Industrial Fluid Power – Concepts and Components Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

11-15 4-8 HYm-101 (formerly Introduction to Mobile Hydraulic Technology) Ontario, Canada Bosch Rexroth Tel: 905-735-0510

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

18-22 HYi-101 (formerly Principles of Hydraulics) Ontario, Canada Bosch Rexroth Tel: 905-735-0510

12-15 4-8 Level 2 Mobile Hydraulics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

4-8 Troubleshooting Maumee, OH Eaton Hydraulics Training Services 800-413-8809

4-8 Press Hydraulic Systems Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745

Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Review and Test Virginia Beach, VA (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

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

12-15 Industrial Hydraulic Technician Certification Review and Test Irving, TX (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

19 Technology Forecasting Milwaukee, WI MSOE Tel: 800-321-6763

12-15 Advanced Mobile Hydraulics Elk Grove Village, IL Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495

19-22 Industrial Hydraulic Technician Certification Review and Test Virginia Beach, VA (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005


Introduction to Electro-Hydraulics Elyria, OH Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495

IFPS Webinar: “Industrial Directional Control Valve Common Spools and Actuation Methods” 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) Presented by: Bill Hotchkiss, CFPAI, SunSource Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005



Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Review and Test Dallas, TX (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

Introduction to Lubrication Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225



19-22 Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Certification Review and Test Seattle, WA (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

19-22 Mobile Hydraulic Technician Certification Review and Test Seattle, WA (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

25-29 Level 2 Pneumatics – Advanced Maintenance and Repair Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

25-29 Mobile Hydraulics Eden Prairie, MN Eaton Hydraulics Training Services 800-413-8809

26-28 Connector & Conductor Certification Review and Test Sacramento, CA (NTT Inc.) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005

27 IFPS Job Performance Proctor Workshop Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225

28 IFPS Connector & Conductor Proctor Workshop Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 • March/April 2016 •




IMI Critical Engineering Produces Turbine Bypass Valve in India IMI Critical Engineering, a global specialist designer and supplier of critical valve solutions, has manufactured a turbine bypass valve for a 1,050-MW supercritical thermal power plant, the first of its kind ever produced in India. IMI CCI Japan, part of IMI Critical Engineering, was approached by a Japanese engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company to work on the project. The contract required IMI CCI Japan to supply eight sets of low-pressure turbine bypass isolation and control valves, each with a capacity of 1,050-MW. While the assembly and testing of the turbine bypass valves was undertaken at IMI CCI Japan, IMI CCI Sri City was chosen as the manufacturing facility for the valve body (including all welding and de-superheater), fully machined internals, and the bonnet. The project was successfully delivered to an exacting client specification.

Emily Doyon

Brad Harvey

ASCO NUMATICS ANNOUNCES 2015 INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS The two recipients of the ASCO Numatics 2015 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship were each awarded $5,000 to support their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Emily Doyon, of Biddeford, Maine, is a junior in the chemical engineering degree program at the University of Maine, and Brad Harvey, of Twinsburg, Ohio, is a junior studying for a civil engineering degree at the University of Akron. ASCO Numatics further supports the winners’ studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments of each of their universities.

50 • March/April 2016 •

Aerospace and Defense (A&D) innovation funding has declined sharply since 2009 with independent research and development (IRAD) spending down 26.5% and Department of Defense (DoD) innovation spending down 21.1%.1 However, according to Deloitte’s Aerospace Innovation – A New Dawn report, despite the challenging environment in today’s sector, A&D companies are taking new approaches to innovation. By incorporating new partnerships, rapidly commercializing core technologies, and collaborating with thought leaders in ideation, companies are forging ahead in innovation, resulting in increased revenues and the avoidance of disruption from new technologies. “Companies in A&D—the leading industry known for game-changing technology innovations, including commercial aircraft, human space flight, the Internet, GPS navigation, and satellites—have seen the sharpest decline but should not feel discouraged,” said Tom Captain, vice chairman, U.S. Aerospace & Defense leader at Deloitte LLP and Global Aerospace & Defense leader at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. “The key to winning in an environment like this is rethinking the traditional approach to innovation and doing things never before done.” Deloitte’s report also outlines Ten Types of Innovation, a framework to assist A&D companies in thinking about the type of innovation applicable to their company and situation. The framework focuses on evaluating innovation across 10 types of options in three different categories, including configuration, offering, and experience. “Developing an innovation agenda offers a broader approach to generating and implementing new ideas,” said John Coykendall, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and consulting leader for Aerospace & Defense. “A good framework is useful for innovators, whether they are an entrepreneur at a startup or an industry leader at a global company. It’s time to think outside of the box when it comes to innovation.” For more information on the report, visit 1 IRAD spending data based on Deloitte analysis of aerospace and defense sector company annual reports and 10-k statements from 2008 to 2014; Department of Defense innovation spending based on data from the National Science Foundation (

PIRTEK Sponsors Championship Snocross AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by RAM has continued its partnership with PIRTEK for a second consecutive season. PIRTEK provides a quality race-day experience for racers and fans with hydraulics on the snow groomers – hydraulic services to keep the on-track groomers up and running, pushing, shaping, and molding tons of snow into a one-of-a-kind racetrack. PIRTEK is the title sponsor at the third stop on the tour, the Snocross National presented by Jimmy John’s at Canterbury Park.




Spectronics Corp. has acquired H&I Manufacturing Inc., a precision machine and job shop located in Bohemia, N.Y. As part of the purchase agreement, H&I became a new division of Spectronics, and its machinery and personnel were moved into the parent company’s 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Westbury. Kristian Immoor, the former president and owner of H&I, is now the advanced manufacturing foreman of the new division.

SVF Flow Controls held the grand opening of its new support center in Houston, Tex. With a focus on its flanged valves, the company is stocking ANSI Class 150, 300, and 600 in carbon and stainless, and in both floating and trunnion designs. The new location opened on October 27, 2015 and will allow for quicker deliveries within the Gulf Region, as well as handling will-call requirements in the Houston metro marketplace.

Maradyne Corp. has acquired Filtration Products Corp. (Dayton, Minn.), a company that designs, manufacturers, and distributes hydraulic components related to fluid conditioning. These include oil and fuel filtration, air filtration for reservoirs, reservoirs, and reservoir accessories. The principle market is mobile off-highway equipment, including manufacturers of construction and utility equipment, agricultural equipment, and outdoor power equipment.

innovation by experience ! Heinrichs: A reliable partner in business for more than 80 years, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certified. Serving the drives and controls industries with smart solutions for sealing, venting and

gauging at highly competitive prices, including metric, BSP and UNF threads. Let us be your global partner for high precision turned parts.

Heinrichs USA LLC |

It’s our turn!

CIRCLE 126 • March/April 2016 •





In the past, unplanned equipment downtime and its associated costs resulted from a lack of visibility to real-time hydraulic fluid cleanliness conditions. Limited real-time condition monitoring information has plagued OEM's Fleet Managers and Maintenance Personnel for years. Schroeder Industries released an advanced, compact, plug-and-play, on-board particle counting system, the patent-pending HY-TRAX® fluid sampling system. The system utilizes a telematics solution, allowing users to remotely monitor cleanliness of the hydraulic fluid, along with data transfer through GSM cellular network with data displayed through a secure web-based dashboard. Real-time data allows the invested parties to track, trend, and predict downtime on equipment, leading to increased uptime and productivity. With multiple options offered, the telematics module automatically controls the continuous-duty VSD sampling pump.

52 • March/April 2016 •

For more information, visit

This feature ensures exact particle counts by maintaining correct flow and pressure through the sensor at all times. The unit provides hardware, web and mobile interfaces, data trending, and reporting. The system has an alarm feature that allows users to set particle count and water saturation limits (with optional water sensor). When set limits are exceeded, the unit will send a text message to users notifying of excessive contamination. The web interface shows all system information in a simple layout. In real-time, the particle counts and water saturation levels are clearly displayed graphically, along with a table and gauges, allowing users to track and trend (days, months, and years) of data to move from reactionary-based maintenance to predictive. The HY-TRAX® unit is a preventive/predictive maintenance program optimizing the availability of machines, fluid technology and systems, while reducing operating costs and warranty claims.









Industrial/Mobile • Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Visit WWW.IFPS.ORG or call 1-800-308-6005 for more information • March/April 2016 •






Pumps · Motors · Valves · Servo/Proportional

Email, call or fax with a list of your Surplus... We’ll provide you with a price offer! 1-800-422-4279 | 586-949-4240 Fax: 586-949-5302 |

Custom Blocks C ustom QQuatro uatro BloCks IncorporatingISO ISO7368 7368(DIN (DIN 24342) Slip-in Valves Incorporating 24342) Slip-in Valves

• From 16mm to 80mm 6,000 psi From 16mm to 80mm 6,000 psi different configurations in one block ••13 13 different spoolspool configurations in one block Longer life over conventional spool valves ••Longer life over conventional spool valves Incredible control optionsSlip-in Valves ••Incredible options Incorporating ISOcontrol 7368 (DIN 24342) Built-in regen function ••Built-in regen From 16mm to 80mm 6,000function psi Soft shift capabilities ••Soft shiftconfigurations capabilities • 13 different spool in one block


• • • •

Longer life over conventional spool valves Incredible control options Built-in regen function Soft capabilities

PO Box 112 Ph: 989.984.0800 777 Aulerich Road Toll Free: 1.877.ALMO.NOW East Tawas, MI 48730 Fax: 989.984.0830

PO Box 112 Ph: 989.984.0800 PO Box 112 Ph: 989.984.0800 777 Aulerich Road Toll Free: 1.877.ALMO.NOW 777 Aulerich Road East Tawas,Toll Free:Fax: 1.877.ALMO. NOW MI 48730 989.984.0830 East Tawas, MI 48730 Fax: 989.984.0830


Company.........................................Page.... Circle Adaconn...............................................36........ 120  Adaconn...........................................43........ 166 AGI - American Grippers Inc................15........ 103  AGI - American Grippers Inc.............41........ 157 ASA Hydraulik of America....................10........ 504  ASA Hydraulik of America................30........ 130 Aventics.................................................21........ 107  Aventics.............................................30........ 131 Caplugs................................................25........ 113  Caplugs............................................40........ 152  Caplugs............................................30........ 132 Clean Filtration U.S.A.............................48........ 125  Clean Filtration U.S.A.........................42........ 163  COXREELS..........................................30........ 133 Cyber-Tech Inc......................................11........ 505  Cyber-Tech Inc..................................43........ 167  Cyber-Tech Inc..................................30........ 134 EUFMC...................................................28........ 114 Evonik Oil Additives............................... 3........ 499 Flange Lock...........................................48........ 124  Flange Lock.......................................44........ 169 Flaretite Inc............................................15........ 102  Flaretite Inc........................................42........ 164 Flow Ezy Filters Inc.................................22........ 108  Flow Ezy Filters Inc.............................41........ 159 Fluid Energy Controls............................22........ 109  Fluid Power Inc..................................40........ 153 Fluidyne Fluid Power............................ CII........ 497  Fluidyne Fluid Power.........................40........ 170  Fluidyne Fluid Power.........................31........ 135 Gefran Inc.............................................. 8........ 502 Hannon Hydraulics...............................13........ 100  Heavy Motions Inc............................31........ 136 Heinrichs USA LLC.................................51........ 126  Hercules Sealing Products...............31........ 137 Honor Pumps U.S.A...............................29........ 116  Honor Pumps U.S.A...........................44........ 172 Hydac International Inc...................... CIII........ 128  Hydac International Inc....................43........ 165  Hydac International Inc....................31........ 138 Hydraulex Global..................................23........ 110 IMO USA Corp.......................................39........ 123 International Fluid Power Society.........53........ 127 KTR Corporation....................................37........ 121  KTR Corporation................................44........ 171  KTR Corporation................................31........ 139 Kuriyama of America............................35........ 119  Kuriyama of America........................45........ 174  Kuriyama of America........................31........ 140  La-Man Corp.....................................32........ 141 Lubriplate Inc......................................... 5........ 500  Main Manufacturing Products Inc...32........ 142  Metaris..............................................32........ 143 MOCAP INC..........................................29........ 117  MOCAP INC......................................45........ 176  MP Filtri USA Inc.................................32........ 144 Muncie Power Products Inc................CIV........ 129  Muncie Power Products Inc..............42........ 162  Muncie Power Products Inc..............32........ 145  Oil-Rite Corp......................................41........ 160  Oil-Rite Corp......................................43........ 168  Oil-Rite Corp......................................33........ 146 Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc..................38........ 122  Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc..............45........ 175 PHD Inc..................................................34........ 118  PHD Inc..............................................41........ 158  PHD Inc..............................................33........ 147 Power Valve U.S.A..................................24........ 112  Power Valve U.S.A..............................45........ 173 SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp............28........ 115  SC Hydraulic Engineering Corp........42........ 161 Schmalz Inc...........................................17........ 106 Schunk Inc.............................................. 9........ 503  Schunk Inc.........................................33........ 148 Servi Fluid Power Inc.............................14........ 101  Servi Fluid Power Inc.........................33........ 149 Steelhead Composites.........................16........ 104  Steelhead Composites.....................40........ 155 Sunfab North America..........................24........ 111  Super Swivels....................................33........ 150 VEST Inc................................................. 7........ 501 Yates Industries Inc................................ 1........ 498  Yates Industries Inc............................44........ 154  Yates Industries Inc............................33........ 151 Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd..........16........ 105  Youli Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd......41........ 156 Ad • Product Spotlight • Literature Review

800.521.7918 fax 810.953.1385

54 • March/April 2016 •

Please circle numbers for additional information from our advertisers. c/o iPacesetters P.O. Box 413050 Naples, FL 34101-6795 Fax: 888-847-6035

100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128

Reader Service Form

Fax or mail completed form for complimentary information. TYPE OR PRINT ONLY: Name Title Company Company Address City




Zip Code

Web Address E-Mail Address

129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157

158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186

187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215

216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244

245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273

274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302

303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331

332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360

361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389

390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418

419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447

448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476

477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505

1. Do you specify, select, or influence the purchase of components & systems on new or existing machinery? 03  Yes 04  No If yes, in which technologies? (check all that apply) 05  Hydraulic 06  Pneumatic 07  Vacuum 08  Electronic Controls 09  None of these 2. What is your primary job title? (check all that apply)

10  Administration 13  Technical

11  Plant Operations 14  Mechanical

3. Which of the following best describes your market focus? I  Forestry A  Aerospace J  Furnaces B  Agricultural Machinery K  Gas & Oilfield Machinery C  Automotive L  Heavy Construction D  Civil Engineering & Equipment E  Cranes M  Military Vehicles F  Drills & Drilling Equipment N  Construction & Utility Equipment G  Flame Cutting/Welding O  Machine Tools Equipment P  Government Related H  Food Machinery 4. Number of employees at this location?

A  1-19

B  20-49

12  Engineering 15  Purchasing

A  Marine & Offshore Equipment B  Material Handling Equipment C  Mining Machinery D  Packaging Machinery E  Plastic Machinery F  Presses & Foundry G  Railroad Machinery H  Road Construction/ Maintenance Equipment

C  50-99

D  100-249

E  250-499

16  Other

I  Simulators & Test Equipment J  Snow Vehicles, Ski Lifts K  Steel Plants & Rolling Mills L  Truck & Bus Industry M  Textile Machinery N  Woodworking Machines O  Other (specify) P  Fluid Power Industry

F  500-999

G  1000+

66  National

67  International

7. My Company should be advertising in or submit an article to the Fluid Power Journal. Please contact this person: Name: ___________________________________ Title: _________________________________ Phone: _________________________________ 8. I wish to receive a free subscription to Fluid Power Journal:

01  Yes

02  No

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature Date 9. I would like more information on the following products: (Please check all that apply) 808  Hose & Tubing 805  Filters 800  Accumulators 809  Hydraulic Fluids 806  Gauges & Sensors 801  Accessories 810  Motors 807  Heat Exchangers, 802  Electronic Controls 811  Pumps Heaters, Aftercoolers, 803  Couplings & Fittings 812  Seals & Packing Dryers 804  Cylinders 10. I plan on purchasing the above products in the next: 68  0-3 months 69  3-6 months 70  6-9 months

813  Vacuum 814  Valves 815  Software

6. In which region does your company do business? (check all that apply) 61  East 62  Midwest 63  Southeast 64  Southwest 65  West

Request FREE product information online at

5. What is the primary business activity at this location? In the Fluid Power Industry: 56  Manufacturer 57  Distributor 58  Education Outside the Fluid Power Industry: 59  Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) 60  End User of Fluid Power Products

71  12+ months

Please send information about the International Fluid Power Society (please check all that apply) 897  Membership 898  Certification 899  Training/Education

MARCH/APRIL 2016 Expires: June 30, 2016

Subscription Form To start your complimentary subscription, return this card! YOU CAN ALSO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE AT WWW.FLUIDPOWERJOURNAL.COM

Fill out this card completely, detach, and mail or fax it to start your subscription!

PO Box 2548 • Orlando, FL 32802-9830 Fax: 1-866-207-1450

01  YES! Please start/continue my complimentary subscription to the Fluid Power Journal Signature (REQUIRED)






02  NO. Not interested. /


Please Type or Print Clearly: First Name

Middle Initial

Last Name



Web Address


Mail Stop



Zip Code

 Check here if you would like to keep your name, address, phone and fax numbers confidential, and not released to third parties The address above is my:  Home Address  Business Address Which edition would you like to receive?

 Print

 Digital

 Both

1. Do you specify, select or influence the purchase of components & systems, on new or existing machinery? 03  Yes 04  No. If yes, which technologies? (check all that apply) 05  Hydraulic 06  Pneumatic 09  None of These 07  Vacuum 08  Electronic Controls 2. What is your primary job title? (check only one) 10  Administration: Chairman, Pres., V.P., Sec., Tres., G.M., Owner, Bus. Mgr., Dir., etc. 11  Plant Operations: VP of Mfg/ Oper/ Prod., Plant Mgr./ Dir. Mgr., Supv./ Supt./ Foreman/ Safety Dir., etc. 12  Engineering: V.P. Eng., Eng., Des. Eng., Dir. of Eng., Staff Spec., Chief Eng., Senior Eng., Maint/Prod. Eng., etc. 13  Technical: Chief Tech., Fluid Power Tech., etc. 14  Mechanical: Chief Master Mech., Master Mech., Fluid Power Mech., etc. 15  Purchasing: VP/Dir. of Purch., Procurement Mgr., Buyer, Purch., etc. 16  Other: (please specify)_____________________________________ 3. Number of employees at this location? A  1-19 B  20-49 C  50-99 D  100-249 E  250-499 F  500-999 G  1000+

(View a sample of our PAPERLESS digital edition at 4. What is the primary business activity at this location? In the Fluid Power Industry Outside the Fluid Power Industry 56  Manufacturer 57  Distributor 58  Education 59  Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) 60  End User of Fluid Power Products 61  Other: (please specify)__________________________________________ 5. Which of the following best describes your market focus? A  Aerospace A  Marine & Offshore Equipment B  Agricultural Machinery B  Material Handling Equipment C  Automotive C  Mining Machinery D  Civil Engineering D  Packaging Machinery E  Cranes E  Plastic Machinery F  Drills & Drilling Equip. F  Presses & Foundry G  Flame Cutting/Welding Equip. G  Railroad Machinery H  Food Machinery H  Road Construct/Maint. Equip. I  Forestry I  Simulators & Test Equipment J  Furnaces J  Snow Vehicles, Ski Lifts K  Gas & Oilfield Machinery K  Steel Plants & Rolling Mills L  Heavy Construction & Equip. L  Truck & Bus Industry M  Military Vehicles M  Textile Machinery N  Construction & Utility Equip. N  Woodworking Machines O  Machine Tools O  Other (specify)_____________ P  Government Related P  Fluid Power Industry

My company should be advertising in or submit an article to the Fluid Power Journal. Please contact this person: Name:____________________________________ Title:_______________________________ Phone:______________________________


For The

Smooth Operator!

Diaphragm Accumulators for your

Mobile/Construction Applications • Energy storage • Smoothing of pump pulsations • Damping of pressure peaks and/or noises • Chassis suspension • Weight equalization • Resource-saving accumulator charging systems in fixed displacement pump circuits • Emergency functions and steering systems • Compensation for hydraulic spring-loaded pressing systems • Reaction damping of functions • Braking systems


Global Expertise. Locally Supplied. HYDAC is the only domestic manufacturer of all three types of accumulators – bladder, piston and diaphragm, in the US. We offer the most comprehensive range of product to ensure the accumulator fits the application. Local manufacture shortens time from dock to door. Superior design, savings, and availability - all from HYDAC.

HYD1602-1745 CIRCLE 128


SOLUTIONS PROVIDER Serving our industry for more than 80 years

Low Speed High Torque Motors

Gear Pumps

Telescopic Cylinders

Directional Control Valves

Dump Pumps

Hydraulic Reservoirs

1 - 8 0 0 - 3 6 7 - 7 8 6 7 • w w w. m u n c i e p o w e r. c o m CIRCLE 129

Fpjma16 e  

Fluid Power Journal March/April 2016 Issue

Fpjma16 e  

Fluid Power Journal March/April 2016 Issue