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INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY 1930 East Marlton Pike, Suite A-2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2141 Tel: 856-489-8983 • Fax: 856-424-9248 Email: AskUs@ifps.org • Web: www.ifps.org 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 Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. 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 Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University 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 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 - Ellwood Texas Forge 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 Client Data Manager: Sue Dyson Business Development Manager: Jeffrey Morrow Assistant Director: Jeana Hoffman 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.
UPGRADED ELECTRONIC CONTROLS SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION Elevates Fluid Power Competency By Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director
The IFPS strives to keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies, and the development and re-release of an upgraded version of the Electronic Controls Specialist (ECS) certification is a prime example. Properly designed and installed fluid power systems are reliable, safe, and productive. Electronic control has an integral part in maintaining those features. But, the fact is, there is little or no cross training of fluid power and electronics. Proper training and certification is necessary to ensure the safe and effective integration of the technologies. This was the Board of Directors' impetus for the development of the ECS certification. The IFPS developed the ECS with a cross-industry advisory committee to verify the competency skills associated with the successful application of electronic controls. With support from the fluid power community, many companies and individuals spent countless hours researching, constructing, and financing the certification to reflect this technology. The development process included a rigorous psychometric evaluation and beta testing. The ECS certification is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and application of the full breadth of electronics used in fluid power, from simple sensors and limits to HMls, controllers, and networks. It includes a brief review of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles, as well as in-depth examples for both mobile and industrial fluid power equipment. Our newly revised study manual not only helps you prepare for the certification, but it is also a stand-alone reference guide. It contains vital and practical information on best practices for anyone responsible for designing, analyzing, or selecting components for the electronic control of fluid power systems. If you currently hold a Hydraulic Specialist or Pneumatic Specialist certification, or both, this is a perfect complementary certification for you to obtain. For more information about the ECS certification, visit www.ifps.org or call 800-308-6005.
WHAT CURRENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ACHIEVING ECS STATUS:
I achieved my ECS in 2009. It was a logical next step after getting PS certified the year before. I still use the ECS training manual as a reference. As electronic controls become more and more a part of fluid power, this certification is ideal to prove your qualifications.” James Krause, CFPS, CFPECS, Fluid Power Systems Engineer
I wanted a competitive advantage over other fluid power sales people. My IFPS certifications are proof of my knowledge. It builds immediate trust with my customers and prospects. They can be assured in my abilities.” Matt Kennedy, CFPECS, CFPS Sales Territory Manager
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