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Eaton Brings Together Distributors, Customers, and End Users at ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR MEETING


Utility Construction Industry Gathers at “THE DEMO EXPO”

16 STORAGE of Pneumatic and Vacuum Components


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Shrinking The Skills Gap: Why Manufacturing Day Matters Over the next decade, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 c million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be needed, and 2 million of those jobs are expected to go unfilled due to manufacturers’ inability to find talent with the required skills. The retirement of baby boomers, strength of the economy, and attractiveness of the industry are ranked among the leading factors impacting this skills gap. While 90% of Americans value a strong manufacturing sector, only 37% would encourage their children to pursue a career in the industry.1 These statistics are troubling. Too many people view manufacturers as outdated factories filled with line jobs – not as innovative, inventive businesses where workers develop and use the latest technology, building lasting, middle-class careers. Manufacturers across the country helped change this perception by inviting students, career guidance counselors, parents, and workers to open houses, public tours, educational programs, and career workshops at plants and factories across the country on the fourth-annual national Manufacturing Day on October 2 and throughout the month of October. Nearly 2,500 events occurred – shattering last year’s record of 1,600 events – with the purpose of introducing as many people as possible to the significant role played by manufacturing in our country. These events were not just informational. They were a way for manufacturers to convey their passion for what they do, and explain why and how young people can embrace the profession through post-secondary training that often lasts just a year or two and doesn’t leave them with decades of college loan debt. Indeed, the emotional connection to those attending demonstrated in a very meaningful way the numerous opportunities available, highlighting how manufacturing contributes to the vitality of our community, and showed modern manufacturing for what it is – a sleek, technology-driven industry that offers secure, good-paying jobs. By participating, we anticipate more young people now will want to follow a manufacturing career path. Take Chris Monzyk, for example. He was a student at Ozarks Technical College in 2013 when he was part of a Manufacturing Day tour at Detroit Tool & Engineering in Lebanon, Missouri. Intrigued by what he saw and identified by the company as a possible potential recruit, Monzyk was offered an opportunity to join the firm. Today, he proudly works as a machinist in the 109-person company that builds tools, dies, and custom automation systems. And then there is Micah Rider who, as a high school student in 2013, took a Manufacturing Day tour arranged through Wichita Area Technical College (WATC). By 2014 he had graduated and was enrolled at WATC and led one of its facility tours on Manufacturing Day. Rider is excited about his pursuit of a manufacturing career and getting other kids to follow in his path. In New Hampshire, 88% of students said they were more likely to consider manufacturing jobs after their visits to local factories, and in Florida, 95% of student participants said they learned something new about the sector. By reengaging local communities to showcase their manufacturing sector and demonstrate the contribution that manufacturing makes to the local economy, we can ensure a better future and way of life for our children and grandchildren. Our future depends on our ability to strengthen and advance this vital sector of our nation’s economy. From coast to coast, America’s manufacturers are the backbone of our economy, and our country’s growth and future are closely linked to their success. Through programs like Manufacturing Day, we help support this vital sector of the economy as it continues its resurgence and help ensure America’s manufacturers remain at the center of our nation’s prosperity. 1 Statistical sources include the 5th U.S. Public Opinion on Manufacturing study by Deloitte & Manufacturing Institute, 2014.

By Ed Youdell, President & CEO, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

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EATON BRINGS TOGETHER DISTRIBUTORS, CUSTOMERS, AND END USERS AT ANNUAL DISTRIBUTOR MEETING In September, Eaton’s Hydraulics Group hosted its 2015 Eaton Distributor Meeting, or EDM, welcoming more than 1,000 distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and product and market experts from around the world. Featuring over 100 breakout sessions, including training classes at every level, new product information and technical courses, the event highlighted Eaton’s latest developments, features, and solutions that help power end-users through every fluid power challenge. The EDM expo floor featured product displays and hands-on demonstrations of Eaton’s hydraulic products incorporated into real-world applications, including a timber trailer featuring Eaton’s new sectional mobile valve controls, a forklift simulator, and multiple innovations, from Pro-FX® Electronic Controls and Software to Eaton’s LifeSense® hose condition monitoring system installed on a customized Ford Mustang. For the first time ever, the event got social, using the Periscope live video streaming app to broadcast quick hot-topic interviews with product managers and Eaton leaders to expand EDM outside the conference rooms and expo floor to customers, distributors, and others engaged with Eaton’s Hydraulics Group on Twitter. EDM also featured a series of general sessions with presentations from Eaton’s senior leadership, including Sandy Cutler, Eaton’s chairman and chief executive officer, who highlighted the importance of the collaboration between Eaton and the company’s distributor partners; and Astrid Mozes, chief technology officer, Eaton’s Hydraulics Group, who discussed how innovation is fueling growth.

Top: Donna Pollander, IFPS executive director, and Jeff Morrow, IFPS business development manager, at Eaton Distributor Meeting Left: Denis Poirier, CFPCC, CFPIHM, CFPAI, CFPAJP, at Eaton and Donna Pollander.

“This year’s EDM was fantastic; we could not have expected better,” said Shyam Kambeyanda, president, Eaton Hydraulics - Americas. “We saw great energy from our distributors and channel partners. When facing challenging markets, it is important to build up the energy of the team to drive towards success, and that is what we did at the show.” FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.EATON.COM. • November/December 2015 •


Economic Report

Global Manufacturing Update September 2015 – The global economy continues to be one of the larger headwinds for manufacturers in the United States, with exports from the sector down 4.93% year-to-date using non-seasonally adjusted data through July. The stronger U.S. dollar and slowdowns in key economies have dampened international demand for U.S.-manufactured goods, with half of the top 10 markets in August experiencing contracting levels of manufacturing activity, up from four in July. This includes Canada, our largest trading partner, which continues to struggle and significantly lower crude oil prices. The other four nations remained the same: Brazil, China, Hong Kong, and South Korea, with all but the latter reaching multiyear lows in their PMI values. On a more positive note, the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in July, mostly on reduced goods imports. China presents a major challenge for worldwide growth, with its economy decelerating faster than anticipated. The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI declined to its lowest level in more than six years. Next week, we will get new industrial production data for



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IFPS Updates

How to Prepare for an IFPS Certification Test c

Consider these tools as you prepare for one of the IFPS technical certification tests. The IFPS staff is always ready to help. Email or call 800-308-6005.


IFPS offers this online tool to help you decide which certification test to take.




Each of the certification tests has a corresponding online pretest.

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Review training is offered through third-party IFPS Accredited Instructors in a small class-size setting. Hours and locations vary; test fees not included.

Fluid Power Math for Certification


An IFPS Accredited Instructor will engage groups of ten or more individuals interested in training and testing at a “your-choice” location. Additional fees apply if less than 10 individuals are interested. Please contact IFPS for more information. Customized training can range in length from two days to several weeks. It is fully customized to your machinery and personnel. Fundamental hydraulic and pneumatic training programs are typically one week in duration; however, they also can range from three days to two weeks.


Create your own “in-house” study group to meet during lunch breaks, gather after work, etc. This is an excellent way to share strengths and knowledge with one another as all of you will be working together to achieve the same goal.


Great lunchtime activity for a group if you are preparing for the IHT certification test. Dan Helgerson, CFPAI, designed fun, interactive Q&A games.


Each of the certification tests has a corresponding IFPS study manual. These manuals are continuously reviewed and updated by the Certification Committee and contain over 50 sample questions.


For IFPS Certification Retesting: Don’t give up if you are unsuccessful at your first certification test attempt. The Core Competency Reports are designed to help you pinpoint your weak points. The report gives a breakdown of an individual’s test results, including both the raw score and the percentage of questions right within each subtest, and is accompanied with information indicating which questions correspond to each subtest.


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International Fluid Power Society Announces Its 2016 President The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce that Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI, National Oilwell Varco, was elected the 56th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Herren will take office in January 2016.


Mr. Herren has served as IFPS first vice president, IFPS vice president of certification, and as chair of many IFPS subcommittees. Rance is the manager of hydraulic systems and controls for the Rig Solutions division of National Oilwell Varco in Houston, Texas. He has over 28 years of experience in the application of fluid power technology and holds 10 different IFPS certifications, including Certified Fluid Power System Designer and Master Technician. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS WERE CONFIRMED AT THE IFPS 2015 ANNUAL MEETING:

ƒƒ First Vice President – Richard Bullers, CFPPS – SMC Corp. of America ƒƒ Immediate Past President – Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC – Curtiss Wright Sprague Division ƒƒ Treasurer – Jose Garcia, CFPHS – Purdue University ƒƒ Vice President Certification – Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM – The Boeing Co. ƒƒ Vice President Marketing and Public Relations – Scott Nagro, CFPS – HydraForce, Inc. ƒƒ Vice President Education – D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM – Danfoss ƒƒ Vice President Membership – Bill Jordan, CFPAI/ AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Altec Industries, Inc. ƒƒ Vice President Educational Foundation – Randall Smith, CFPHS – Northrop Grumman Corp. THE FOLLOWING DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE WERE ALSO CONFIRMED:

ƒƒ Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions ƒƒ Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH – Macomb County College ƒƒ Frank Fetty, CFPMHM – JH Fletcher & Company ƒƒ Jeff Hodges, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM – Altec Industries, Inc. ƒƒ John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS – Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. ƒƒ Sam Kaye, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPMM – Ensign Drilling ƒƒ Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT – Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. ƒƒ Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM – Open Loop Energy ƒƒ Robert Post, CFPHS – Bailey Hydraulics ƒƒ Scott Sardina, PE, CFPHS

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"I am honored to be part of such a significant and respected organization as the IFPS and truly look forward to working with our membership and Board of Directors in continuing to advance professionalism, education, and certification in the fluid power and motion control industry.” – Rance Herren

ABOUT THE IFPS: Through multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, the International Fluid Power Society strengthens and advances professional careers in the fluid power workforce. It is committed to facilitating and promoting the advancement of technology and professionalism of the fluid power and motion control industry through awareness, education, and certification. IFPS is the only organization that provides comprehensive technical certification offerings for all professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. For more information, visit • November/December 2015 •



IFPS Updates

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

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IFPS CHAPTER 5 ACGO Tour Scott Aldridge, a long-standing Chapter 5 member, organized a tour at ACGO, a manufacturer of agriculture machinery equipment, for Chapter 5’s September meeting. Approximately 40 members attended. Members toured the facility during the production of Challenger and Massy Ferguson tractors and sprayers. They witnessed testing, inspections, tracking, and quality assurance. Members remarked that the facility was clean, organized, and the employees seemed to function as a well-oiled machine. It was obvious to the members that lean manufacturing is key at ACGO. Any employee has the power to stop the production line with the press of a button if something does not meet the specifications of the build. The line will stop, and a red light will flash. The team then gathers to discuss and address the issue with the employee who stopped the production line. According to ACGO, the earlier they catch an issue, the quicker and easier it is to repair. Multiple testing sites are located at strategic locations within the production line, and inspections are done at multiple stages rather than only at the end of the production line. Members found the tour to be valuable, and many would recommend it to anyone visiting the Jackson, Minn., area.


IFPS MEETING DATES IFPS 2016 SPRING MEETING March 21 – 24, 2016 Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego California

WEB SEMINARS Free to members / $40 for non-members Web seminar attendance earns Professional Development Points, which can be applied when re-certifying. VISIT WWW.IFPS.ORG FOR UPCOMING WEB SEMINARS AND TO REGISTER.


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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

NEWLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS Timothy Annuschat, MM, MHM Gestamp Mason Eric Boudreaux, MHM Entergy Powerhouse

Michael Collins, CC Pirtek Rockville William Coomer, MM, MHM Gestamp Mason

Mitchell Hostetler, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation Michael Huddleston, CC Fluid Power Services Inc.

John Popek, IHT Perfection Servo Hydraulics

Ronald Staples, MHM CFC-Solar, Inc.

Zachary Ramirez, IHT Gestamp Mason

Christopher Stovall, S, PS HYDAC Technology Corp. Rob Wesley, IHT Gestamp Mason

Joseph Bounds, MHM Entergy Powerhouse

Michael Crawford, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Everett Irby, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Mark Randall, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Joshua Boyd, MM, MHM Gestamp Mason

Monti Crotwell, MHM Entergy Powerhouse

Bryon Kanenwischer, HS FLSmidth

Joseph Relihan, CC Pirtek Monroeville

James Burcher, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Joseph Cuadrado, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Jason Kerkman, E Iowa Fluid Power Inc.

Juan Sakata, MHM Virginia Department of Transportation

Sharvari Divey, HS Morbark, Inc.

Darin McConechy, HS Kinetics Drive Solutions

Jeremy Duncan, MHM Entergy Powerhouse

Zach Mcvey, HS NMC CAT

Andrew Hansen, HS

Ronald Miller, Jr, PM Gestamp Mason

Jennifer Ceh, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Michael Chartres, CC Motion Industries, Inc. Justin Cifreo, HS North American Hydraulics, Inc.

Ann Hindman, CC Pirtek USA - Rockville

Karl Schamberger, PM Gestamp Mason

Justin Wewers, MHM Entergy Powerhouse Brian Wheeler, PM The Boeing Company Richard Wright, HS Hydraquip Custom Systems, Inc. Kirkrai Yuvamitra, HS

Thomas Skowron, CC Pirtek Rockville Wayne Sparks, CC Pirtek Rockville

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IFPS Updates

Certification Review Training Location

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Test Date E-mail HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) February 12, 2016 March 25, 2016 April 13, 2016 May 13, 2016 July 1, 2016 August 12, 2016 September 23, 2016 October 14, 2016 October 19, 2016 INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (IHM) January 27-28, 2016 March 11, 2016 April 8, 2016 April 15, 2016 May 5-6, 2016 May 27, 2016 July 22, 2016 October 7, 2016 October 14, 2016 November 18, 2016 INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (IHT) Phone: 513-874-3225 March 11, 2016 April 8, 2016 April 15, 2016 May 27, 2016 July 22, 2016 October 7, 2016 October 14, 2016 November 18, 2016 MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (MHM) March 9-10, 2016 April 22, 2016 May 27, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 22, 2016 August 3-4, 2016 September 16, 2016 MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (MHT) Phone: 513-874-3225 April 22, 2016 May 27, 2016 June 24, 2016 June 24, 2016 July 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) December 17, 2015 January 7, 2016 February 10, 2016 March 3, 2016 April 28, 2016 June 9, 2016 August 24, 2016 August 25, 2016 December 15, 2016 PNEUMATIC MECHANIC (PM) Phone: 513-874-3225 PNEUMATIC TECHNICIAN (PT) Phone: 513-874-3225 PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) July 29, 2016 • November/December 2015 •

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he primary materials (excluding electronics) in industrial pneumatic and vacuum components subject to degradation under adverse conditions are the elastomers and greases commonly used in their construction. Below are general recommendations for storage of these materials and the products that use them, either singularly or stored in combination, and for the preparation and return of the components to service.

TEMPERATURE Temperature needs to be considered in relation to length of exposure and condition of the product for storage purposes. The condition of a product is defined as in a “new condition” (never used) or as in a “used condition” (previously operated with compressed air). A short-term exposure need only be considered as the amount of time it takes to reduce the temperature of the product to a below-freezing temperature. This may be less than a few hours or several days depending on the conditions. A long-


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term exposure may be considered any period longer than this. Any exposure to temperatures above the maximum stated in the specifications may result in damage, shortened product life, or a change in performance. Storage temperatures should be kept as constant as possible and within an ambient range of -10° ~ 40°C (14° ~ 104°F) but at an ideal temperature of 4.4°C (40°F). Short or long-term exposure to temperatures below freezing (i.e. transportation) will not harm the elastomers or greases for products in new condition. Temperatures at or below -20°C (-4°F) should be avoided. Products in used condition exposed to sub-freezing temperatures may be damaged if measures have not been taken to ensure no water contamination is present.

HUMIDITY The relative humidity should be kept at or less than 65%.

LIGHT Exposure to sunlight or UV should be avoided. • November/December 2015 •

CONTAMINATES Contamination can come from internal or external sources. The surrounding atmosphere should be free of chemical fumes, organic solvents, saltwater spray, ozone, or any higher concentrations of oxygen or other gases. Products stored with internal contamination, such as water from condensation, may corrode or degrade during storage and fail immediately or shortly after return to service. Additional care must be taken when preparing these products for storage.

STORAGE LENGTH Products with elastomers that are exposed directly to the atmosphere, such as vacuum pads, will have shorter shelf lives. Piston and rod seals under mechanical compression will also not store as long. In addition, the condition of the product and the way it is prepared for storage will make a difference in how long it can be successfully stored. If the product (or machine) is to be stored longer than seasonally (two years

or more), then an evaluation should be made if the machine or product should be sold and replaced at a future date.

PREPARING PRODUCTS OR MACHINES FOR STORAGE Carefully make sure there is no residual pressure in the machine. Look for water in any of the filter bowls, and empty if found. This indicates water contamination is likely present in the machine, and additional measures to clean and dry the machine before storage may be required. Empty any lubricator bowls, and make sure any movable components are secured against uncontrolled movement. Wrapping the product externally and using a dry air purge internally are good practices to avoid storage problems from contaminates, as well as the possibility of condensation and freezing condensation if the storage conditions warrant. Products should be stored inside boxes, containers, or crates designed for ease of movement without imparting any shock or vibration to the product. These boxes, containers, or crates should be labeled and date coded for future reference. Rapid temperature changes from hot to cold should be guarded against to prevent condensation, particularly if no measures have been taken to condition the air inside of and around the components. Insulating the container, depending upon storage conditions, may be a good idea. A part number list of products and a set of their operational manuals should be enclosed in a clear plastic bag and included in the storage container. Use of a desiccant in container form (readily found in most hardware stores and available from industrial suppliers) can be placed inside the storage container to keep the relative humidity low.

RETURN TO SERVICE After removing the product or machine from the storage container, the products should be allowed to return to the operating temperature range. Review and observe all safety requirements, as well as machine and individual product operating requirements. All tubing, fittings, electrical connections, and machine elements should be checked. Replace any suspect items. Fill any lubricator bowls with the recommended oil. Priming the lubricator may be necessary to ensure oil is present at the outlet. Apply pressure gradually to the machine to the minimum required for testing individual components. Do not suddenly add full-line pressure. Seals in cylinders and valves that have been idle for long periods of time may have some initial sticking issues. Individual components should be tested one at a time and several times prior to starting a sequential operation to ensure they are operating correctly. After individual testing is completed, a full machine test should be conducted prior to being put back into service. Check the machine frequently after initial startup for correct operation prior to rotating back into a standard preventative maintenance schedule.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There are a wide variety of materials used in the construction of pneumatic and vacuum components. The information provided in this article cannot account for every possible variable or guarantee the future performance of all products subjected to various storage conditions, but is rather intended as a practical set of guidelines for a successful outcome.

About the Author: Richard Bullers, CFPPS, is senior applications engineer at SMC Corporation of America. He can be reached at rbullers@smcusa. 1235 GuardianAd com.

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Robert McCreary has been named international sales manager. He has more than 35 years of field experience and will be focused on expanding the company’s presence in South Africa, India, Europe, and Russia. Mr. McCreary spent 21 years in maintenance management and 16 years as the director of technical and maintenance services.

Asahi/America Inc. Joe Pye has been promoted to the company’s sales team. He will represent the company in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. He joined the company four years ago as an applications engineer in the industrial piping group after graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.



The Poclain Group

Guillaume Bataille has been named chief operating officer. He joined Poclain Hydraulics in 1997, where he was responsible for implementing a worldwide information system. In 2007, Mr. Bataille took charge of business development, becoming assistant managing director. He was appointed executive vice president in 2009.

Equipment Supply Co. Steve Dyer has been named president after being with the company for eight years and serving as the northeastern sales director. He is responsible for building relationships with customers worldwide and working with the company’s sales and customer service staff to manage daily sales activities.

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Douglas Reid has been named vice president of product development. He has more than 20 years of experience in new business development, marketing, and product management. In his new role, Mr. Reid will focus on refining the company’s strategy and streamlining product development to expand its presence in the global marketplace.

Alejandro Soto has joined the international business development team. He has more than 10 years of international business development experience in growing, developing, and maintaining distribution channels. Mr. Soto will work with the team to manage key accounts, oversee distribution channels, and participate in corporate strategic planning.



JoRuetta Ellington has been named technical service manager to the company’s Americas Technology Center. She will work with customers to implement advanced technologies and products for formulating energysaving, resource-efficient lubricants.

Chris Miltenberger has been appointed president and chief operating officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, management, and business development for industrial and automotive manufacturing companies.

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FPEF Updates

Fluid Power Educational Foundation Announces 2016 Board of Trustees TRUSTEES-AT-LARGE

Pat Maluso, 2015 Chair and Randy Smith, 2016 Chair

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The following individuals have been named to the FPEF BOARD OF TRUSTEES and will take office in January 2016: Chair – Randy Smith, CFPHS – Northrop Grumman Corp. Vice Chair – Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC Behco-MRM, Inc. Immediate Past Chair – Patrick J. Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM – Western Hydrostatics, Inc. Treasurer – Jose Garcia, CFPHS – Purdue University

ƒƒ Jeff Hodges – Altec Industries, CFPMHM, Open Loop Energy ƒƒ Ken Dulinski – Macomb Community College – CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS – Macomb County College ƒƒ Judy Wojanis – Wojanis Hydraulic Supply ƒƒ Aaron Thompson – Avenues, LLC ƒƒ Ernie Parker, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPS – Hennepin Technical College ƒƒ Marti Wendel – CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC – Curtiss Wright Sprague Division

A special thank you to Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS, Applied Fluid Power, Inc., as she completes her term on the Educational Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Her dedication and forward-thinking ideas over the past years and hours of volunteer work were instrumental to the Foundation’s progress.

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Art For Industry Gala – A Picture-Perfect Success! 2


Close to 200 individuals attended a fun afternoon and elegant evening during the Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) Art for Industry Fundraising Gala held at the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden, Pittsburgh, Pa., on September 25, 2015. The event was designed to support and encourage students—and others in the community—to understand the fluid power industry and to become actively engaged in it. Judy Wojanis, a former board member for the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and current board member of Catalyst Connection, Wojanis Supply Company, and FPEF, spearheaded the “Art for Industry” initiative, which generated interest for local industry leaders, city government officials, educators, and the art community. Partnering with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, businesses, and local artists, Judy’s mission was to educate students regarding opportunities in the fluid power field. Pat Maluso, FPEF Chair, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening activities. He explained in layman’s terms exactly what fluid power is and the FPEF’s role in fluid power awareness and scholarship opportunities. Fundraising was accomplished through ticket and art sales, a silent art auction, and raffle baskets. Proceeds from the event were donated to scholarships provided by the FPEF and the CCAC Mechatronics Program. Representatives of FPEF and IFPS, along with Pittsburgh city officials and CCAC representatives, attended the event. Thirty CCAC students displayed their interpretation of Art for Industry. Professional art auction artists include Jocelyn Rent, Philip Salvato, Walter B. Kluz, Fabrizio Gerbino, Yvonne Kozlina, Tim Meehan, Shervin Iranshahr, and Barbara Kern-Bush.





8 1. Jonathan Maarek, CCAC student 2. Britney Cauliz, CCAC student 3. Pat Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, FPEF Chair, presents Judy Wojanis with a token of appreciation 4. (From left) Bill Jordan, Altec Industries, Inc.; Jeff Morrow, IFPS; Pat Maluso, Western Hydrostatics, Inc.; Janet and Rich Bullers, SMC Corporation of America; Donna Pollander, IFPS; Jeana Hoffman, IFPS; Rocky Phoenix, Open Loop Energy (behind Donna) Randy and Tonja Smith, Northrop Grumman Corp.; Marti Wendel, Curtis Wright Sprauge Products; Genie Wendel; Adele Kayser, IFPS; Jeff Hodges, Altec Industries, Inc. 5. Karen Mitchell, CCAC student 6. Michael Scalise, CCAC student 7. Malachi Owens, CCAC student 8. (From left) Guests and Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC President • November/December 2015 •


Industry News

Manufacturing CFOs Cite Economic Uncertainty as a Top Concern According to the latest edition of Grant Thornton’s LLP’s CFO Survey, which reflects the insights of more than 900 chief financial officers and other senior financial executives across the United States, 55% of CFOs say uncertainty in the U.S. economy is a major concern that could impact their businesses’ growth in the next 12 months. This is despite the fact that most CFOs expect the U.S. economy overall to remain the same (49%) or improve (43%) in the next 12 months. Particularly frustrating for CFOs is the dysfunction in Congress over a bill to extend more than 50 popular tax revisions that expired at the end of 2014. It remains to be seen whether or not Congress will revisit the bill and allow the use of these tax benefits on 2015 filings. More than a third (37%) of executives are acting as though the extension will not


occur, 26% are assuming some amount of risk that it will not occur and are planning accordingly, and just 9% of CFOs assume fully that the extension will occur. More than half (51%) of companies that actually use the provisions are doing all their planning with the assumption that the extension will not occur. Cyber security is a major source of worry. When considering what the most significant cyber risks they face are, nearly half (44%) of CFOs say the most significant risks are the unknown risks, and a majority (57%) say it is the potential for undetected breaches. More public companies (47%) fear they are at risk of reputation loss compared to private companies (31%). Regulatory and compliance burdens also top the list of concerns. Nearly half (45%) of the CFOs say that increasing costs of compli-

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Des-Case Corp. has been named a Tennessean Top Workplace in an annual competition, which is part of a national program orchestrated by 30 regional daily newspapers across the country and an employee survey from Workplace Dynamics. Employees of all participating companies with more than 35 regional employees are surveyed, grading companies based on workforce attributes that include leadership, communications, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits, and profiles the company’s organizational health. Des-Case ranked 20th in the small company category in Middle Tennessee.

STAUFF Group has acquired VOSWINKEL, a producer of quick-release couplings for hydraulic systems. Founded in 1928, VOSWINKEL also develops and produces hydraulic hose fittings—particularly for high-pressure applications—as well as custom-designed piping. The equipment is used primarily for construction and agricultural machinery, as well as for commercial vehicles. VOSWINKEL will remain an independent company within the STAUFF Group and will retain its character as a medium-sized company led by the existing management. It will also continue to operate under its corporate name.



HAWE NORTH AMERICA NAMES SERVICE DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS HAWE Hydraulik, North America, named its first-ever service partner distributors: Fluid Concepts Inc. in Ohio and Central Hydraulics in Pennsylvania. The companies have accepted responsibility to market, distribute, install, and service HAWE’s full line of fluid power products. Fluid Concepts specializes in press refurbishing, field and machining services, bench repair, and troubleshooting. Central Hydraulics will primarily focus on servicing central Pennsylvania along with the Marcellus Shale market.


QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IS WHAT WE DELIVER. PIRTEK OPENS IN RICHMOND,VIRGINIA PIRTEK opened a new service and supply center in Richmond, Va. The site, located on Dabney Road, was chosen because of its central location and the fact that 95% of its core customers can access the center within 20 minutes or less. A large number of potential customers are also within walking distance. Suchit Gandhi, franchise owner, has a background in engineering and quality management for manufacturing companies.


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1. Evening reception: (Left to right) Ken Dulinski; John Juhasz, Timothy White, Marti Wendel, Debbie Perry, Jeff Hodges, Donna Pollander, Mark Perry, Rance Herren 2. Evening reception:


(Back, left to right) Ernie Parker, Paul Prass, Brian Szuch (Front) Donna Pollander, Jeana Hoffman, Marti Wendel, Kristine Coblitz 3. Annual Dinner: (Left to right) Rocky Phoenix, John Juhasz, Jan Bullers, Rich Bullers, Ken Dulinski 4. (Left to right) Jeffrey Morrow, Pete Schlett, Dale Schaefer


5. Afternoon tour of the


Duquesne Incline: (Left to right) Scott Gower, Jeff Hodges, Jeana Hoffman, Dean Houdeshell, Rocky Phoenix, Paul Prass, Pete Schlett, Jan Bullers, Rich Bullers 6. (Left to right) Dean Houdeshell, Mark Perry 7. (Left to right) Jeff Morrow, Jeff Hodges 8. (Left to right) Jeff Kenney, Dale Schaefer, Robert Post


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9. (Left to right) Tim White, Bill Jordan 10. (Left to right) Tom Blansett, thanking outgoing board member and past president, Marti Wendel 11. (Left to right) Marti Wendel, president, welcoming first vice president, Rance Herren 12. (Back) Tim White, Rance Herren, Ken Dulinski, Dean Houdeshell, John


Juhasz, Sam Kaye, Scott Gower, Jeff Hodges, Rocky Phoenix, (Middle) Patrick Maluso, Rich Bullers, Randy Smith, Scott Sardina, Jeff Kenney, Sam Skelton, (Front) Donna Pollander, Tom Blansett, Marti Wendel

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With the A10VER axial piston variable motor, manufacturers of construction, agricultural, and forestry machinery can achieve compliance with exhaust emission values with low system costs and less installation space for the hydrostatic fan drive. For applications with high dirt and dust loads, it offers a cleaning function for coolers via a reversing operation without additional components. The motor offers sizes of 30 ccm, 37 ccm, and 45 ccm – up to 16% shorter than customary products. The motor can also be seamlessly integrated into the system solutions for hydrostatic fan drives, such as the A1VO and A10VO, the BODAS RC control units from the series 30, and the Software Automatic Fan Control AFC30.

The company has expanded its large bore capabilities to include sizes up to 48" bore with working pressures up to 5000 psi. They build in single, double, or triple arrangements, and have a variety of high-performance paints and finishes. Every cylinder comes with a five-year warranty.




Metaris - A Hydraulex Global Company The Metaris MA10V(S)O open-loop piston pump is rear and side ported with drive auxiliary pump mounting flanges and a large selection of flow and pressure controls. The pump is a strong, versatile alternative for both industrial and mobile applications. Performance characteristics include low noise levels, excellent control repeatability, short response times, and pressure ratings up to 4000 psi. • November/December 2015 •



ASCO Numatics

The 652 series FRL line of air preparation products feature high flow characteristics, as well as highand low-temperature capabilities of -40°C to 80°C. New manifold endplate flanges allow technicians to pull the manifold assembly out of service without disconnecting the piping. The product line is available in three port sizes ranging from ¼ to ½ in. (NPTF, G, or R threads). The series incorporates front-facing and lowprofile gauges on its shut-off isolation valves and slow-start/quick-exhaust valves. Other options include integral pressure range indicators, pressure regulator with reverse flow check, and 3-micron pleated pre-filter to the coalescing filters and coalescing filter/regulator combination units.

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Muncie® Power Products

The Optimum line of gear pumps now features an option for live-floor applications in the refuse industry. Available with appropriate displacement, configurations, and port sizes for live-floor applications, the Optimum X series has a pump displacement of 6.35 in.3, a maximum pressure of 3000 psi, speeds up to 2500 rpm, and CCW or CW port arrangement. The series features the OPTI-GRIP technology, which allows for a more rigid pump design for maintained performance, longer product life, and higher-pressure capabilities.





The piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator increases uptime in a vacuum system to achieve more reliability. By working at a lower feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate of the compressed air, the COAX® ejectors reduce energy consumption while increasing productivity and reliability. It is suitable for medium or larger vacuum systems, such as palletizing of boxes and loading, sorting, transfer, and unloading of different sheet materials. The Intelligent Energy-Saving (ES) function turns off the compressed air usage when set vacuum level is achieved. An additional feature, Automatic Condition Monitoring (ACM), eliminates “motorboating,” where the vacuum generator cycles on and off repeatedly in case of leakage.



Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.

HERE’S THE SIMPLE TRUTH Since 1976 we have weathered booms and busts just the same. At Hannon Hydraulics our focus has always been on craftsmanship. With nearly 40 years of

The Push-Quick fittings, constructed of highgrade 316 stainless steel, provide a simple push-pull method of connecting pneumatic components to each other and system piping. They allow full flow through the hose/tubing I.D. with no smaller orifice required as in barb fittings. They are designed for use with both flexible hose and stiff tubing made of nylon, polyurethane, polyethylene, or polypropylene. The fittings, with a small compact design, offer high corrosion and chemical resistance approved for use in packaging and food environments, and they are also suitable for high-temperature applications. Many styles and sizes are available.

history behind us, it’s our passion for precision that has stayed true. Our Hannon craftsmen skillfully repair hydraulic cylinders and manufacture the world’s finest custom equipment and replacement parts. When others whither and fall we stand tall and dream what the others cannot imagine possible. Upturns, downturns and in any kind of storm, the master craftsmanship at Hannon Hydraulics stays true year after year. Sales 800.333.4266 Service 800.580.0210

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o keep pace with the broad and ever-changing needs of industry, the International Fluid Power Society provides many specific and complementary certifications to demonstrate core and advanced competencies. And though some of the content from one certification to another is necessarily overlapping, each offering is targeted to meet the particular needs of the individual and to establish his or her qualifications. Getting certified and holding multiple certifications demonstrates that you take your career seriously. Simply put, the IFPS is there for you and the advancement of your career, and can be the key component to increasing your worth to your employer. So, what exactly is a fluid power expert? It is the individual who can satisfactorily address the particular need at that moment and one who also

has a demonstrable, broad base of knowledge. If you are well rounded in multiple aspects of fluid power, prove it. Take the time and make the effort to get certified in all of those areas. Then that expert can and will be you. As an employer or manager, you may ask yourself: “What can I get out of certification?” You can assure your customers that your employees possess an industry-wide accepted level of competence and that your mechanics, technicians, and engineers have the skills necessary to perform their tasks confidently, efficiently, reliably, and safely. It shows you encourage employee pride and are willing to invest in the development of their careers. Tell the world that as a business owner or manager, you care about the image your company and employees put forth and how it reflects on the larger fluid power, manufacturing, and service communities.

CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR* (CFPCC) Certifies proficiency in fabrication, assembly, and testing of fluid power hoses and assemblies for safe and reliable operation.

ENGINEER (CFPE) A certified fluid power professional engineer or degree equivalent (BS or BST from ABET recognized university) may apply for this certification.

MECHANIC* Certifies proficiency in fabrication, assembly, testing, repair, and maintenance of fluid power systems and components. • Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (CFPIHM) • Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (CFPMHM) • Pneumatic Mechanic (CFPPM)

TECHNICIAN* Certifies proficiency in troubleshooting, testing, and modification of fluid power systems including report preparation. • Industrial Hydraulic Technician (CFPIHT) • Mobile Hydraulic Technician (CFPMHT) • Pneumatic Technician (CFPPT) SPECIALIST Certifies proficiency in analyzing and designing systems, component selection, and instructing others in operation and maintenance. • Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS) • Pneumatic Specialist (CFPPS) • Electronic Controls (CFPECS)

SYSTEM DESIGNER (CFPSD) An expanded credential requiring verifiable industrial experience and expertise in system level hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronic controls. ACCREDITED INSTRUCTOR (CFPAI) Candidates for accreditation must have 5 years of experience in training or education within the fluid power industry.

JOB PERFORMANCE PROCTOR (CFPJPP) Candidates for Job Performance Proctor Certification are certified professionals who are accredited to proctor the job performance (hands-on) section of Mechanic and Technician level certification tests and/or Connector & Conductor certification tests. IN DEVELOPMENT • Mobile Electronic Controls • Industrial Electronic Controls MASTER DESIGNATION Available for mechanics and technicians (see next page).

For more information on the many IFPS certification offerings, visit WWW.IFPS.ORG.

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Certification Success Company Profile

Gestamp North America

Gestamp’s strength as a global organization relies upon its people’s values and professional skills. We encourage continuous learning through networking and knowledge-sharing activities in all business areas, such as research and development, product and process design, sales, production, supply, and quality. We are committed to developing our team, encouraging geographical and functional mobility in all our professionals. We have set ourselves the goal of attracting the best people, inviting them to actively participate in our learning and development programs, such as the Master in International Industrial Project Management, Dual Vocational Qualification Programs, the Global Executive Management Program, High-Performance Learning Paths, etc., developed in cooperation with universities, business schools, and technical schools worldwide. In this global environment, much of the learning takes place through Gestamp Global Learning, our Corporate University, which embodies the latest virtual learning trends to enable us to deliver the right content to the right professional at the right moment. We are aware that people are the most important asset for developing and growing our business. That is why we take special care of our employees with human resources management based on the following principles: ƒƒ Care for health and safety ƒƒ Promotion of continuous learning and career development ƒƒ Equal opportunities ƒƒ Reconciliation of professional and personal life ƒƒ Respectful relationships with our employees ƒƒ Fostering of communication and participation ƒƒ Creation of social benefits Last year, we began certification training, which has dramatically decreased downtime and costs because our technicians are trained to systematically troubleshoot equipment and not simply swap out parts until the machine runs again. Since certification training teaches proper installation techniques, repeat repair calls have virtually been eliminated because they now “do it right the first time.” Unexpected benefits arose from the certification process – primarily the sense of ownership and teamwork that resulted from the IFPS training. It has also instilled a greater sense of value and professionalism in the staff.


Learning, Development, and Certification for a Global Industry By Brian J. Szuch, CFPS, CFPAI

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I have heard many managers say they cannot afford to have training for their staff; I say you cannot afford not to. ABOUT THE COMPANY

Gestamp is an international group dedicated to the design, development, and manufacture of metal automotive components. The group specializes in developing innovatively designed products to achieve increasingly safer and lighter vehicles, thereby reducing energy consumption and environmental impact. The company was founded in 1997 with the goal of being a global supplier with a focus on technology. Since that time, Gestamp has grown steadily, progressively adding new products and technologies, making it a leader in the design and manufacture of automotive components and a leading manufacturer in the automotive industry worldwide, especially in “hot stamping.” The 32,000 employees at Gestamp believe in growth and consistency, and they challenge themselves to be at the forefront of innovation in the automotive sector. They make every effort to research and develop breakthrough technologies. They remain close to their customers by being present in the big global manufacturing sectors with nearly 100 production facilities within 20 countries. They offer comprehensive solutions that cover the entire production process, from product concept to delivery at their assembly lines. Gestamp Puebla Mexico class

Magnetostrictive noncontact technology; resolution to 1 micron Supports Star, Line or DLR topology

Three standard M12 connectors — 1 power, 2 communications

Gestamp North America is located at 2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 150, Troy, MI 48084. Visit Brian Szuch can be reached at bszuch@

Wide input power supply range (7–30V) may reduce external power supply requirements Set IP address from network PC or the last octet via the RapidRecall DIP switches

What to do

when analog won’t do.

RapidRecall™ module stores all user configuration settings

Introducing the ReadyLink™ Network LDT

Five status LEDs monitor LDT and network status Status bits warn of position/ velocity outside of programmed range

Built-in web pages for easy configuration

Automation solutions require accurate feedback of continuous position regardless of the application environment. Analog position sensing devices can have shortcomings in automation applications, including limited features, resolution and cable lengths. That’s why the ReadyLink Linear Displacement Transducer is a far better solution. Feature for feature, it lets you do—and measure—so much more.

Learn more about this smart device technology at © 2014 by AMETEK. All rights reserved.

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Air Sentry is a leading developer of desiccant breathers designed to keep particulate and moisture contamination from the headspace of gearboxes, reservoirs, tanks and other lubricant and fuel vessels. Air Sentry breathers (including the industry-leading GUARDIAN series), adapters and accessories ensure longer lubricant life, better performance and lower maintenance costs. LASTS LONGER. For more information, visit us at Air Sentry is a product line of Whitmore.

Clippard Pneumatic Control Devices Clippard’s complete line of Minimatic® Control Devices includes over 5,000 standard products. Some of the many products offered include valves, cylinders, fittings, modular components, push buttons, stainless steel cylinders, electronic manifold cards, circuit analyzers and pre-piped manifold subplates. Visit to find complete product information and specifications, engineering drawings, ordering information, literature downloads, useful calculators, technical assistance, distributor information and more. Visit our web site for more information, or call 1-513-521-4261 CURTISS-WRIGHT Circle 374

Sprague air-driven high pressure pumps and power units have been providing reliable, energy efficient performance for over 60 years. Reaching pressures of 36,500 psi with just 100 psi drive air; Sprague’s equipment provides cost effective hydrostatic testing, bolt tensioning, chemical injection, work holding and clamping. Please visit our new website at com/sprague to access all of the Sprague catalogs, installation instructions, maintenance manuals and troubleshooting guides. Curtiss-Wright Sprague 10195 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH 44141 Ph: 440-838-7690


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Cyber-Tech, Inc. designs and manufactures custom industrial grade control handles, control pendants, mechanical and proportional joysticks with a consistent reputation for being rugged and reliable, while delivering a level of customer service that is superior in the industry. Visit our website and give us a call so we can assist you in your control needs. 1.800.621.8754 • November/December 2015 •

FluiDyne’s wide line of remanufactured Vickers, Rexroth, Continental, Oilgear and Racine products allow our people to quote what you need at a price to save you money. Our aftermarket FluiDyne products include popular Vickers Vane, Veljan, Vickers Piston, Rexroth A10V, Pressure Controls Valves, Gear Pumps and Char-Lynn Motors. Call or email us and see what our people can do for you. FluiDyne Fluid Power 31915 Groesbeck Hwy Fraser, MI 48026 Phone: 586.296.7200 or 800.842.5377


Hannon Hydraulics is known worldwide as one of the leading hydraulics equipment companies for custom manufacturing, industrial equipment repair, replacement parts and field service. We offer our global customers lifecycle support that includes equipment commissioning, training, technical support, re-certification and repair services. Visit our website or call 24/7 customer service at 1.800.580.0210. Call 1.800.333.4266 for sales.



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No Compromise on Quality or Performance Established in 1976 and headquartered in Chatsworth, California, Hydraulics International, Inc. (HII) is a leading provider of pneumatically driven hydraulic pumps, portable and skid mounted high pressure hydrostatic test units and accumulator charging units on a global basis. Since inception, HII has maintained an intense focus on design and engineering, striving to stay at the forefront of Oil & Gas technological advances.

Hercules Sealing Products offers a complete line of online product including: Cylinder Repair Seals, Seal Kits, Engine and Transmission Gaskets, Replacement Cylinders, Cylinder Repair Parts for a variety of industries. These industries include: Construction, Mining, Paving, Agriculture, Refuse, Crane/Lift, Logging, and Industrial Plant applications. The Hercules website features discounted pricing, real-time inventory, live chat, search by seal size, kit manufacturer or OEM / competitor’s part number, order tracking and history. New website features include: Part Substitution, Search Products by Industry and Closeout Specials. To place your order online today, go to

Proudly made in the USA. When reliability counts, depend on the strength of a leader…HII, the leading name in high pressure pumps and gas boosters. METARIS – A HYDRAULEX GLOBAL COMPANY LA-MAN CORPORATION Circle 380


La-Man Corporation is a leading manufacturer of compressed air filtration products. With over 30 years of experience, we truly understand the importance of protecting valuable machinery, tools, and finished products from dirty, wet, contaminated air. La-Man’s line of products include the patented Extractor Dryer, .01 micron filter, as well as, LA-MAN-Air Breathing Systems™, SuperStar™ Membrane Dryers, and the Refrigerated Extractor/Dryer. La-Man Corporation PO BOX 328 Mazeppa, MN 55956 800-348-2463


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MAIN’s website provides quick access to the most popular styles of HYDRAULIC FLANGES AND COMPONENTS. “About Us” gives background of this US manufacturer. “Create-A-Flange” offers more parts than the catalog — by picture. If it’s not here, or for questions, E-mails may be sent to get your answer quickly. MAIN Mfg. Products, Inc. 1-800-521-7918 E-mail:

Metaris, part of the Hydraulex Global family, provides Hydraulic Piston Pumps, Vane Pumps, Gear Pumps, PTOs, and Parts for a variety of industries including: Construction, Work Truck, Plastic Injection Molding, Steel Mills, Paper Mills, Energy, Marine, Dump, Refuse, Agriculture, Logging, Crane & Recycling. We also offer Repair and Return Services for most all major manufacturers, as well as, Reman Units. Whatever your needs, Hydraulex Global is sure to be able to help. Visit our website for more information (, give us a call (U.S. - 1-800-962-2703, Canada - 1-888-477-2737), or email us at • November/December 2015 •




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Yates Cylinders Offer:

Essentra Components manufactures and distributes small, essential components, such as protective plastic caps, workholding clamps, fasteners, handles & knobs and PCB hardware. Essentra Components offers over one billion parts stocked with fast same day shipping. We offer free sampling on most of our standard products, allowing customers to "try before you buy". Browse our online categories or request a free catalog at

• H6 Series - Heavy Duty Hydraulic (3000 PSI) • H4 Series - Medium Hydraulic (up to 1500 PSI) • A4 Series - Heavy Duty Steel Air (250 PSI) • A2 Series - Aluminum Air (250 PSI) • Air/Oil Intensifiers • All Stainless Steel Cylinders • Air/ Hydraulic Welded & Mill Type Cylinders • Special Cylinders per Customer Supplied Prints and Specifications Yates Industries, Inc. Yates Alabama Division 23050 Industrial Dr. E. 55 Refreshment Place St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Decatur, AL 35601 586.778.7680 ph 256.351.8081 ph 586.778.6565 fax 256.351.8571 fax

Young Powertech Inc, is a manufacturer and distributor of Hydraulic Motors, Electronic Radio Remote Controls, Hydraulic Gear Pumps and Gear Motors, Planetary Gear Reducers, Hydraulic Radial Piston Motors, Steering Control Units and Steering Valves, Steering Columns, Wheel and Track Drives as well as other Mechanical Components for mobile, marine, mining and industrial applications. Young Powertech Inc. was started Exclusive North by people with decades of American Partner of: experience in the field and are dedicated to bringing products and service to the customer at a higher level.

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 364

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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 • Proudly Sold Through Quality Hydraulic Distributors Distributor Inquiries Welcome CIRCLE 365

Figure It Out 10 in.Rod 10 sq. Rod

20 sq. in. 20 sq. in. Piston Piston SOL.1A 1A SOL.


Workers at a private contractor that makes torpedoes for the U.S. Navy were having a problem with an assembly line directional valve coil that would burn out often, causing production issues. The valve, a D05, three-position, spring-centered, 115volt AC explosion-proof design, continually lost the retract side “air gap” solenoid coil. The assembly line took six months to install and debug. Once it was turned over to production, this problem started showing up. The OEM sent a new valve, thinking there must be a problem with the original unit. It didn’t help. The contractors’ electrical engineer suggested they interchange the “A” and “B” ports to the cylinder and do the same with the two coils. The problem still persisted. Whichever coil controlled the retract function would eventually fail. The pump delivered 20 gpm, and the valve was rated for 26 gpm.


What was causing the problem?

Set SET @ @ 2400 PSI 2400 PSI PSI 2525PSI CHECK CHECK

E.M. E.M. 1200 1200 RPM RPM

Retract Coil Burn-Out


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Solution to Previous Problem

OVERHEATING ON A LARGE FORGING PRESS When the workers couldn’t find a problem causing overheating on the press, they started removing each component one by one hoping to find something that failed. When they got to the accumulator unloading valve, they found the sleeve and moving poppet were eroded away, allowing 335-bar fluid to discharge to the tank. This would heat the volume of oil leaking back to the tank up approximately 30 to 35°F. They pulled the sleeve out of the manifold and also found that the steel surface around the “B” side of the sleeve was badly eroded as well, but not to the point it would cause a problem. High-velocity 335-bar oil discharging to a low-pressure tank line can cause cavitation. The fix was to add a 5-bar check valve to the tank line after the logic valve where it leaves the manifold. This back pressure is enough to prevent the cavitation bubbles from forming and eliminating the erosion problem. The problem was printed in our September/October 2015 issue. See it at

INSERTA® Slip-In Check Valves ®

 Compact, economical design with in-line flow. INSERTA Slip-In Check Valves  Sizes from 1/8” to 3”with nominal. Compact, economical design in-line flow. Sizes from 1/8” to 3” nominal.  Flow control orifices available for fixed flow control. Flow control orifices available for fixed flow control.  5000 psi operating pressure. 5000 psi operating pressure.

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Inserta® Products, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania USA



© 2015 Inserta Products



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NFPA Updates

See the Excitement Firsthand Fall Fluid Power Challenge Dates Announced started the Fluid Power Challenge in 2008 with three c NFPA teams; now there are 14 Fluid Power Challenge events with over 1,300 students participating each year. And the list continues to grow. The excitement is contagious, and what these students are learning about fluid power – and life skills – is truly amazing. Anyone who can come out to see these middle school students in action will see dedication, perseverance, collaboration, teamwork, and lots of fun. If you would like to witness, be a judge, or make a donation to any one of these great events, please contact Lynn Beyer at or call 414-778-3364. UPCOMING EVENTS

Please check the NFPA website for new events, times, and locations.

Caterpillar Inc. (Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL) Workshop day: Friday, September 25, 2015 Challenge day: Friday, November 13, 2015 Contact: Mark Landers: Deltrol Fluid Products (Harper College in Palatine, IL) Workshop days: Friday, September 11 & September 18, 2015 Challenge days: Friday, October 16 & October 30, 2015 Contact: Bob Hammond: Daman Products Company Inc. (Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, IN) Workshop days: Thursday, October 8 & Friday, October 9, 2015 Challenge day: Friday, December 4, 2015 Contact: Sonia Cook: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE in Milwaukee, WI) Workshop day: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Challenge day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Contact: Codi Alger: Alexandria Technical College/FORCE America (in Alexandria, MN) Workshop day: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Challenge day: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Contact: Carrie Hanson: Wojanis Supply Co., Inc. (Carpenters Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA) Allegheny County Workshop Day – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Challenge Day – Friday, April 1, 2016 Contact: Christine Simcic: Pennsylvania State Business Education Fund (Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Lemont Furnace, PA) Fayette County Workshop Day – Friday, September 25, 2015 Challenge Day – Thursday, November 12, 2015 Contact: Stacy Dranikoski: Thank you for your support of workforce programs and helping to get more students interested in fluid power.

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The first Student Career Connections event took place at Price Engineering, an NFPA member in Hartland, Wis., earlier this year. Here is a quick overview of the program: ƒƒ Students and teachers from local middle or high schools tour an NFPA member company. ƒƒ A member from that company speaks to students about careers, what a workday is like, and how to get into the industry, etc. ƒƒ Members work with students to put together a basic fluid power classroom kit. ƒƒ Lunch is provided by member company if time allows. ƒƒ NFPA provides teachers with a fluid power curriculum that has been used in several Project Lead The Way (PLTW) schools before the group leaves.

The 2016 NFPA Annual Conference is scheduled for March 9 – 11, 2016 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in the San Antonio area. The room block is open and accepting reservations. Watch this space for updates. Complete information on the conference, hotel reservations, and registration will be available by early November on The 2016 Annual Conference will build upon the success of 2015 as the premier networking event for the fluid power industry, with thought-provoking speakers, as well as golf and other optional activities in the San Antonio area. 

The schedule can be adjusted to fit the company’s available time and resources. For more information on how to host a Student Career Connections event at your company, contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364. (Lynn can help you connect with a school in your area.)






Power Valve U.S.A. Corpus Christi, Texas 713-869-1064 Tai Huei Hydraulic Co., Ltd.

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Fig. 1: Hydraulic pump driven by a piezoelectric actuator for use in automotive applications


a Piezoelectric-Actuated Hydraulic Pump Design By H. Atzrodt, Fraunhofer LBF, and Dr. A. Alizadeh, Ricardo Deutschland GmbH


ydraulic pumps are often the focus of automotive engineers attempting to reduce energy losses. For example, power steering systems have progressed from purely hydraulic to electro-hydraulic and even purely electric to make the system more efficient. Working together, engineers at Fraunhofer LBF and Ricardo Deutschland GmbH developed a pump design that leverages piezoelectric actuators, offering both a significant reduction in energy losses and improved response time. Simulation enabled them to verify that the design met specifications. It also reduced development time by 50%.

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In automotive applications, piezo-actuated hydraulic pumps have mainly been used in applications that require low flow rates and pressures (Fig. 1). For automotive control systems, pressures of 20-200 bar are necessary, which is much higher than the pressure produced by pump designs currently in series production. To create a design that produces the pressures required for automotive control systems, it was critical to simulate the entire system, including the pump, valves, and actuator (Fig. 2). We could not rely solely on separate simulations performed in domain-specific tools, because improving the efficiency of a system that unites multiple physical domains requires system-level optimization. The ability to calibrate and validate the models was also critical, because the models we use range from extremely detailed finite element models to system level. The high-level system models help us keep run times as short as possible

and enable wide-ranging parameter variations. Using Model-Based Design to develop the pump enabled us to increase the output pressure of existing designs by a factor of 10.

Selecting the Application and Pump Architecture For our new design, we chose the pump used in selective catalytic reduction (SCR). SCR systems are used in diesel engines, where strict emission and fuel economy requirements are motivating the development of efficient emission controls. The pump injects a liquid reductant into the automobile exhaust stream, which promotes the conversion of nitrous oxide into diatomic nitrogen (N2) and water. The reductant in our system is Adblue®, a urea solution. Our pump must produce an output pressure of

lics were helpful in determining the spring design requirements (minimum and maximum spring rate, geometry, and disc stiffness).

Incorporating a Detailed Design into the System-Level Model Finite element analysis was useful when we designed the clamped disc spring. To find a design that offered the minimum bending volume, maximum delivery chamber volume, and minimum stiffness, we used a tool developed in-house by Ricardo. Design of Experiments methods were used to identify the optimal design. We incorporated the spring behavior into the SimHydraulics model to see if the overall system still met the design requirements with the new clamped disc spring. The check valves are crucial to the perfor-

Comparing System-Level Performance to the Specification Engineers simulated the entire system within the Simulink environment (Fig. 3). The complexity of the hydraulic system, with multiple valves, fluid compressibility, hysteresis, and multiple flow paths, would have been extremely difficult to model without the blocks that SimHydraulics provides. The team used MATLAB® to post-process simulation results and ensure the design was meeting system requirements. Simulation showed that we would need to adjust the command signal and amplifier to achieve the desired pressure profiles. The results also showed that the architecture with the optimized design for the clamped disc spring met the pressure requirements for the piezoelectric-actuated pump.

Fig. 2 (left): Diagram of the piezoelectric-actuated pump consisting of a piezoelectric actuator, clamped disc spring, hydraulic fluid, valves, and electrical actuation Fig. 3 (right): SimHydraulics model of the piezoelectric-actuated pump (left) with custom check valve models created using Simulink and SimHydraulics. The piezoelectric actuator (right) was modeled in Simulink.

50 bar to deliver a high-quality spray that will improve the mixture. Using SimHydraulics®, we were able to test different pump architectures to find the one most likely to enable a piezoelectric actuator to develop the pressure required while maintaining its fast response. To minimize costs, we wanted an architecture that uses only one pump rather than designs requiring the additional feed pump to achieve the required pressure. Tests in SimHydraulics let us refine the pump specification by determining the input pressure and spring stiffness for the input and output valve springs. During architecture selection, we tested the sensitivity of the design to various component parameters. We determined that the ability of the pump to meet specifications was heavily influenced by the design of the clamped disc spring, which forms the seal for the pump chamber. The simulations from SimHydrau-

mance of the pump. Engineers working on the project have extensive experience with these types of valves, so they customized the standard SimHydraulics components to obtain exactly the effects they wanted to capture in their model. Simulation analysis showed that the eigenfrequency of the pump valves needed to be very close to the operating frequency of the pump to avoid interactions with the natural frequency of the system. At the start of the design, the team used ideal actuator models to ensure that the required force stayed within a range that a piezoelectric actuator could produce. Next, we introduced Simulink® models of piezoelectric stack actuators to verify that the dynamic performance of the actuator would still enable the pump to meet system-level requirements. The amplifier and power supply were included in the model to add the electrical portion of the system into the simulation.

We verified our simulation results on actual hardware. The first prototype that we built verified the simulation results and met the pump specifications. Without the ability to simulate and verify the system’s performance in a single environment, we would have had to rely on separate simulation tools and hardware prototypes. It would have taken twice as long to create the design, and it would not have been possible to increase the output of the pump by a factor of 10, which was required for this design.

For more information: MathWorks is a developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists. Visit www. • November/December 2015 •



T6 & T7 DENISON REMAN OR VELJAN BRAND FluiDyne stocks T6 & T7 high pressure hydraulic vane pumps in C, D and E frame sizes. They are gaining momentum in many new applications. FluiDyne Fluid Power provides 100% form, fit and function interchanges for these T6 and T7 pumps and cartridge kits. These products ship the same day from our Michigan location. Pumps and cartridge kits are available for single, double and triple pump configurations. FluiDyne also stocks the Veljan line of M4 motors and a full range of flange mounted relief and unloading valves, such as the R5V, R5S and R5U.

SC HYDRAULICS NEWEST ADDITION L6-40 HIGH VOLUME PUMP • Pressures up to 5,000 psi with 125 psi air drive • Flows over 4GPM 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




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

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




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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.

Inserta® Products provides a wide range of Slip-In check valves, in 1/8 inch to 3-inch nominal sizes for flows up to 400 gpm. These valves can be inserted in manifolds, subplates, flanges, or integrated systems. The patented flow design results in less pressure drop than comparably sized cartridge valves and can be used in conjunction with straight thru, right angle, or tee branch machined cavities made without special form tooling. Flow control orifices are available.



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VISIT OUR BRAND NEW EASY TO USE WEBSITE TODAY AND SAVE! 392 - a massive selection of lead free brass fittings, valves and nipples! Responsive customer care and technical support. Quickest delivery and low shipping costs.


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.

CYBER-TECH, INC. 1.800.621.8754



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

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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 welcome. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 844-251-7646 Local: 361-561-1525 Fax: 361-883-3893


CHECK VALVE CARRIERS Inserta® Check Valve Carriers provide a convenient and effective way to install an Inserta® ICS Slip-In check valve in a hydraulic system that uses SAE threaded ports. Alternatively, the carrier allows the check valve element to be positioned deep within a manifold. This carrier permits the check valve element to be oriented with free flow in either direction. ICS check valves, ordered separately, are available with fixed restrictive orifices for flow control options.





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

DIN COMPRESSION FITTINGS World Wide Metric offers a wide selection of DIN 2353 compression fittings. These fittings are a high quality product used for fluid power systems joining tubes together. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel with sizes ranging from 4mm – 42 mm.


HONOR GEAR PUMPS CORP. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Honor Pumps U.S.A. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. 397 Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 800-984-9727 Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: Web:

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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.

Eaton’s simplex and duplex high pressure filters are suitable for working pressures higher than 2,320 PSI and protect downstream components from contamination levels beyond recommended cleanliness targets.

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


Features include: • Carbon steel construction • SAE ORB/flange connections • Bypass valve available • Reversing valve available • Visual/electrical DP indicators • Applications: Industrial/mobile




Bevel Helical Gearboxes from STM features a very rigid monolithic structure suitable for applications with weighty loads.

Save Time • Save Money Save Labor • Save Oil

Ratios from 8/1 up to 550/1 A choice of mounting options Standard IEC flange and shaft motor input 0.09kw up to 90kw Robust and durable design

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Jeff Morrow, IFPS business development manager, and Donna Pollander, IFPS executive director, at ICUEE.

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ICUEE 2015 – the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition – set a new show record as the largest ever with more than 18,000 registered attendees, surpassing the last show by 13%. The show took place September 29 – October 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Registrants came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces, and more than 60 other countries worldwide. The 2015 show set records for exhibit space and number of exhibitors. More than 950 exhibitors, including more than 250 companies new to the show, took more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space to showcase their latest equipment and product innovations, and conduct numerous live demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. ICUEE is also known as The Demo Expo, and it is owned and produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The show brings together industry professionals to gain comprehensive insights into the latest technologies, innovations, and trends affecting the utility industry. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.ICUEE.COM.




The IFPS is an approved organization by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide reimbursement for certification test fees. If you are eligible, the VA can reimburse you for taking IFPS-approved certification tests.

Many IFPS certifications are approved through Army COOL and Navy COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line.) Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, recertification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Army or Navy’s Credential Program office. COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Army and Navy Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to enlisted ratings, designators, collateral duties/out-of-rate assignments, and officer designators. COOL explains how sailors and soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements, and provides links to numerous resources to help get them started.


ƒƒ Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) ƒƒ Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserves (MGIB-SR) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006) ƒƒ Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) (Public Law 109-163 enacted January 6, 2006) ƒƒ Veterans Educational Assistance (VEAP) ƒƒ Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) THE FOLLOWING IFPS CERTIFICATION TESTS ARE APPROVED FOR REIMBURSEMENT:

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Industrial Hydraulic Technician Mobile Hydraulic Technician Pneumatic Technician Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic Pneumatic Mechanic Hydraulic Specialist Pneumatic Specialist


You can receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 per test, but not more than the VA-approved cost of the test. You may receive benefits to retake a test you didn’t pass. You must be eligible for benefits in order to receive test reimbursement. Your total months of benefits will be reduced each time you receive reimbursement for a certification test. WHERE CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION?

If you have questions about certification reimbursement or applying for benefits, you can ƒƒ Go to the VA site: and click on “Support.” ƒƒ Call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or for the hearing-impaired call 1-800-829-4833.



ƒƒ Service Members (enlisted and officers) who want to know what civilian credentials relate to their ratings, designators, and collateral duties/out-of-rate assignments and how to obtain the credentials ƒƒ Education, Career, and Transition Counselors providing guidance on education, professional growth, and career requirements and opportunities ƒƒ Recruiters who want to show potential recruits the opportunities for professional growth and civilian career preparation available through Army and Navy service ƒƒ Employers and Credentialing Boards interested in how military training and experience prepares Army and Navy service members for civilian credentials and jobs IFPS MILITARY DISCOUNTS are designed for active duty military or active duty reservist personnel. Visit or call 800-308-6005. ƒƒ Membership Discounts  Certification Test Fee Discounts FLUID POWER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (FPEF) SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR TRANSITIONING MILITARY PERSONNEL

Individual scholarships and grants are available to transitioning military personnel for one (1) IFPS certification and one (1) year IFPS membership. E-mail or call 856-424-8998. (DD214 with honorable discharge needed.) • November/December 2015 •



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