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8 Transforming Fluid Power IF MOTORS COULD TORQUE

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The Basics of Variable-Displacement Pump Controls When beginning to work on a new application, it's important to pick the correct pump for the job. Familiarize yourself with different pump control options.


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Hydraulics in the Entertainment Industry Present an Interesting, Challenging Career Opportunity By Mark Castle, Head of Automation KÀ at MGM Hotel and Casino

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During my career in the entertainment business, I have had the opportunity to design, build, install, and maintain many different types of control systems for a variety of applications. My focus over the last 10 years has been with Cirque Du Soleil’s production of KA. KA has one of the most incredible/complicated hydraulic systems installed in a theatre today. With a 1440-hp system, 6500 gallons of fluid, and 5 of the longest cylinders ever manufactured (4 used in the show, and 1 mounted to the side of the building as a spare), it was the only way to bring the artistic vision of the show to life on a stage for 2 shows a night, 10 shows a week, for almost 12 years. The control system is also unique in that it operates as a full redundant backup to itself during operation. That includes the PLCs, communication, power, sensors, and positioning encoders. The code was written in a way that allows all of the redundancy to be monitored at all times. So, if there is any type of a system fault, the PLC can vote to either ignore the sensor that is out of range from the other sensors in the same area and send a fault to the operator, or it will safely shut the system down because all the sensors agree there is a problem. The fun/interesting part of working with such an incredible hydraulic system is that we (KA Automation crew) all continue to look for new and better ways to maintain and operate this equipment. A lot of people think that because the show has been running almost 12 years, it just runs itself, but that is not the case at all. We continue to learn from this machine constantly. From the first time we had to do an oil change that took us a week, to the times we’ve had to replace spool valves and pressure-reducing valves, it’s always a learning experience. In my opinion, that is why hydraulic systems in the entertainment industry are so interesting to work with. These one-of-a-kind machines don’t come with a manual on how to change the oil because it’s the only one in the world! Another challenge in our industry is finding qualified technicians to work on the systems. The reason we have a hard time finding qualified technicians is that hydraulic mechanics do not usually look for or apply for a position in a theatre, even though our system is larger than most manufacturing plants. Cirque has a great recruitment team that has had to reach out to other industries and schools that have hydraulic systems or training programs in order to bring qualified technicians into our industry. Technical positions other than lighting and sound exist in the world of entertainment. If mixing high-tech equipment with hydraulics interests you, you may want to look into an automation technician position in entertainment. The United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) was founded in 1960 as an organization to promote dialogue, research, and learning among practitioners of theatre design and technology. It includes members at all levels of their careers and has embraced the new technologies being used in entertainment. Visit

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Years ago we built the complete hydraulic system for a continuous steel caster at a steel producer. The HPU had a 300-gallon reservoir with 6 pumps each driven by 300-hp motors, as well as a filter and cooling system. There were several very large manifold stands and two large bag-type accumulator assemblies. Each accumulator stand consisted of ten 20-gallon bag-type accumulators with Viton bags. The hydraulic piping was all interconnected using 2" socket-welded fittings and 4-bolt O-ring flanges connected to a common manifold. The stands were fabricated to keep the accumulators mounted in the vertical position. When the fabrication was completed, the stands were pressurized with hydraulic oil to check for weld leaks. After repairing a couple of leaks, the stands were painted, crated, and shipped directly to the job site. The accumulators would be precharged at the job site to 1450 psi since shipping regulations required the units to be shipped without any nitrogen pre-charge. Otherwise Any idea special permits would be required. what When the hydraulic system was installed and the accumulators precaused charged, we found that eight of the Viton accumulator bags on one stand the bags were faulty and leaked the nitrogen into the hydraulic system, bubbling out through the reservoir. to fail?

When using load-sense circuits, it’s important to locate the sensing line where it will always sense the load pressure required to move the cylinder. The shuttle valve location on the circuit should have been between the DCV and the flow controls. When the cylinder is extending, the rod pressure can be twice the cap pressure due to the meter-out flow control causing the load sense to go above the main relief setting. Also, the filter was undersized, since a 2-to-1 ratio cylinder will return twice the pump flow at full speed when retracting, causing the element’s thread stud to stretch and eventually blow off. This problem was printed in our September/October 2016 issue. See it on our website at





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Fluid power has become a vital component in our ability to perform work: it harvests our crops, takes our waste to the landfill, moves the landing gear, entertains and protects us, and all with a power density and flexibility that is unmatched in any other power transfer system. However, when it comes to efficiency, fluid power systems are not very high on the list. This article series will ask us to think differently about our fluid power systems. We will look at energy in a different way and discover ways to transform fluid power energy to make our systems more efficient, and then be able to make better use of the new and improved components available to us.


I know, I know… the title is a bad pun, but it actually helps me get the point across. If motors could torque, in other words if fluid power motors could sense the torque needed and draw only the energy units needed to supply that torque, we could produce some very efficient systems. We have been talking about referring to volume, flow, and pressure as energy units or units of power instead of separating them in our design thinking. We have raised the question of finding a way to transform the energy units in a way that would be most efficient and not force us to use more than is necessary. As it turns out, we actually already have a way of doing this with hydraulic motors. In a closed-circuit hydrostatic transmission, we routinely have a system where the pump transforms mechanical energy into hydraulic energy consisting of volume and pressure at some flow rate. The motor then transforms hydraulic energy back into mechanical energy. There is no restrictive flow control. Almost all the energy transformed by the pump is not only available, but is totally used up by the motor. As a matter of fact, the only energy put into the fluid is what is demanded by the needs of the motor, plus the internal leakage and demands of the charging system. So, did I write all this just to say we need to use more hydrostatic transmissions? No, but the transmission will be a good place to start in our search for more efficient transformers. An electric motor has a specific winding and is powered by a specific voltage at a specific frequency. The result is a specific RPM that changes very little with the load. For example, a typical motor operating at 50 Hz, wound for 1550 rpm, and equipped with a grinding wheel will have a high resistive inertia load. When the motor is • November/December 2016 •

started, there is a major inrush of current as the motor tries to leap from zero to 1550 rpm. When the RPM is attained, acceleration stops and the motor coasts at the prescribed RPM. The amperage drops dramatically, but never drops to zero because there will always be some energy required to keep the motor running, even with no load. The voltage, frequency, and windings do not change; only the amperage changes. When an operator begins to sharpen a tool, there is a new load on the motor but the motor maintains its RPM. This motor has only one variable: the amperage, but it is able to use that one variable to draw only what is needed from the power grid to maintain … to maintain what? Not the torque, not the power, but the RPM. The electric motor is programmed by its structure to maintain an RPM when there is a constant frequency and voltage supply. Only the amperage (flow) changes with the torque load. So, the question is: How can we construct a hydraulic motor to respond in the same way as an electric motor? Can we make it so that, with everything else being equal, only the flow changes with a change in torque? Of course we can! And we already do. We are simply describing a variable-displacement hydraulic motor. What we will do differently is control the motor using only RPM as the determining factor. You may recall, or you can go back and look, that we discussed the rotary power formula: P = dpN / K where P = Power, d = displacement, p = pressure, N = RPM, and K = a constant. This formula will be the basis for our understanding of the ability to set RPM as our control. We will replace the electric motor with a variable-displacement hydraulic motor being supplied by a variable-displacement, pressure-compensated

pump with more than enough flow capacity for the work to be done. The default condition of the motor is maximum displacement. We will outfit the motor with a mechanism that will sense the RPM and control the displacement. (Exactly how we do that is for another discussion.) Let’s see what happens: Fluid is directed to the motor, which is at full displacement, so we have maximum torque applied. The grinding wheel begins its leap from zero to maximum RPM. At 1550 rpm, the sensing control adjusts the displacement to the discrete point where the displacement and pressure provide the torque to maintain the RPM. When an operator begins to sharpen the tool, the new torque load causes the motor to try and slow down. The change in RPM is picked up by the sensor, and the displacement is increased so that the new torque can be applied. Wait a second! It happened again. Are you trying to tell me that increasing the displacement will cause the motor to speed up, and that decreasing the displacement will cause the motor to slow down? That is backwards. Everybody knows… Oh! I get it. Using the power formula, we see that, with RPM being constant, a change in torque means a change in power. The only way to get an increase in power with a fixed RPM and fixed pressure is to increase the displacement. The only way to get a decrease in power with a fixed RPM and fixed pressure is to decrease the displacement. Let’s try it out: Get out your calculator again or open up a spreadsheet and plug in the power formula. For power, put in 2 kW and for pressure, 20 MPa. RPM is fixed at 1550, and K is 60,000. When we solve this for displacement, we get 3.8 cc. An increase in torque at a fixed RPM will require an increase in power. So, increase the power to 5 kW. What do you get for displacement? That’s right. It increases to 9.7 cc. We did not change the pressure; we changed the flow. There is no restrictive flow control. The motor only drew the energy units (cc x p) to do the job. We parallel the function of the electric motor. We fixed the RPM and pressure, and then regulated the power by the flow without the use of a restrictive flow control. We actually have an advantage over the electric motor. There is an absolutely discrete product of pressure and displacement for a given torque. The power formula shows us that maintaining a constant RPM will produce the correct displacement even as the available pressure changes. We can use energy stored in a gas accumulator and, without the need of a flow control, maintain a constant RPM. As the pressure in the accumulator is reduced, the motor displacement will increase. The motor is going to draw only the energy units it needs for the work. How is this system different from a hydrostatic transmission? The most significant difference is that multiple motors can be operated from a single power source and each motor will only draw the energy units that it needs. It is conceivable that a facility that uses multiple electric motors with varying loads could deter-

mine the average power requirement and then install a central hydraulic power unit using an electric motor whose rating matched that average power. During low power usage, the energy would be stored in an accumulator system. The electric motors would be replaced with RPM-sensing hydraulic motors. Each motor would only draw the energy units needed for the task at the moment without restrictive flow controls. There could be substantial energy savings for the facility due to increased efficiency, lower demand charges, and better power factors. That is, if motors could torque.

Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPSECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC, is Fluid Power Journal’s technical editor. He can be reached at or by visiting Visit www.fluidpowerjournal. com to read archives of this article series, and keep the conversation going by visiting Dan’s blog, Watts It All About, linked on our homepage.

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Meet the staff Donna Pollander EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Started working for the IFPS: I started working in the fluid power industry in 1994 when I was hired at an Association Management Company (AMC) who managed the Fluid Power Distributors Association (now known as The FPDA Motion & Control Network). I started working with the IFPS in 2001 when the AMC I was working for was sold to another AMC who managed the group. I was the assistant director in 2003 and then promoted to executive director in 2004. Duties: I am responsible for the day-to-day activities of IFPS, managing the operations, facility, and staff. I always make sure we are in compliance with the IFPS bylaws and all Board-determined policies and procedures. A big part of my job is working with subject matter experts to develop and update our certification programs. I also serve as secretariat of the Fluid Power Educational Foundation. Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: For as large as the fluid power community is, it’s an amazingly close-knit group of passionately driven, kind individuals. The IFPS is a non-profit organization that could not survive without the dedication of volunteers. For the past 22 years, I have had the honor of working with some of the most giving, intelligent, passionate individuals. I can honestly say I look forward to coming to work each day. Hobbies and interests: I am a family person above all! I am the youngest of 6 children raised in a close, loud, N.J. Italian family. I have been married for 29 years, have 4 sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. I love spending time with my family, walking, dancing, laughing, and being on the beach in Ocean City, N.J.

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Susan Dyson

CLIENT DATA MANAGER Started working for the IFPS: January 2003 Duties: My day-to-day responsibilities are to renew membership and recertification, interact with our membership, manage the database, and manage online training. Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: My favorite thing about working at IFPS is meeting members who are passionate about the fluid power industry and see the value of the Society. Hobbies and interests: My hobbies and interests revolve around my family: watching my daughter play softball, my son earn his way to Eagle Scout, and helping my older son with his wedding plans. I love to do crafts, and my favorite pastime is Pinterest. As I move into an empty nest, my husband and I plan to take up hiking as our new hobby.

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Started working for the IFPS: 2001 Duties: I am responsible for the overall communications efforts for the IFPS. Needless to say, this has evolved tremendously since the fax machine was king! “Communications” is no longer just mailing newsletters; it involves many communication vehicles—website maintenance, electronic communications, connecting with our members on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.—and since we’re on the topic, visit and connect with us on social media! Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: I can honestly say I have never worked with a more vested and dedicated group of individuals as I have working with the IFPS Board of Directors and industry employees. Their passion is contagious and makes me happily engaged in my job. Hobbies and interests: I am a huge Zumba fan, love to read, and enjoy spending weekends at a lake in the mountains with my family and friends away from most electronic devices (no cell service or TV!).

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Jeff Mor row

Started working for the IFPS: March 2014

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Started working for the IFPS: June 2015 Duties: Marketing, sales, customer relations Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: From a “big picture” perspective, it’s interesting to be a part of a diverse group of people coming together, very passionately, about their industry. Egos are left at the door to achieve a common goal. I also enjoy working in our small work environment at IFPS headquarters. We all have our roles, and each is very important. In many ways, it is like a family. Hobbies and interests: I have 3 children, and their activities keep me pretty busy. I have 2 daughters—18 and 16 years old—and a 13-year-old son. I have recently developed a passion for working out, and it has become a regular activity for me. Spending time outdoors is important to me. I try to take my dogs to the park every weekend.

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Susan Apostle

CERTIFICATION LOGISTIC MANAGER Started working for the IFPS: April 2014 Duties: My responsibilities are coordinating onsite test events in the U.S. and Canada for our customers, which includes the application process, identifying proctors, and preparing exams, as well as scheduling individuals at our testing locations and answering any questions one may have about certifications. Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: I learn something every day, and when I can share that knowledge with our customers, it is a great feeling. My coworkers are a pleasure to work with, which makes it enjoyable to come to work.

Duties: A little mix of everything, but mostly meeting, tradeshow, and workshop planning and attendance, as well as committee, subject matter expert, and Accredited Instructor coordination. Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: Being completely new to the fluid power industry, I love seeing how passionate and involved everyone is, whether they’re newly employed or post-retirement. The saying “If you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life” certainly holds truth. Hobbies and interests: Dogs, dogs, and more dogs. I spend most of my free time volunteering with local rescues, pet sitting on nights and weekends, and going on adventures with my mutt, Amber. I’m also an avid Elvis Duran and the Morning Show and alternative rock fan, usually dragging my fiancé to events that include one of the two.

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Hobbies and interests: I am dedicated to working out and staying healthy, enjoy traveling, and spending time at the Jersey Shore.

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Diane McMahon

Started working for the IFPS: 2005


Duties: Mailing, filing, and test scoring

Started working for the IFPS: November 2004. I started as the certification assistant and then moved on to becoming the bookkeeper. Duties: Payroll (which, of course, is the most important!), pay invoices, deposit checks, process credit cards, help with phone calls Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: Most everyone you work with is friendly and wants to make the industry better. Hobbies and interests: I am a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother of two. I like taking walks, reading, taking trips and cruises, and going to the beach.

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Favorite thing about working within the fluid power industry: Working with my coworkers Hobbies and interests: Spending time with my family at my mobile vacation home, gardening and bowling

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Single variabledisplacement pumps with load sense


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

If you are operating a vane or gear pump, in most cases the controls are fairly simple. The pump is either loaded (doing work) or unloaded (all flow going back to the reservoir). These are primarily fixed-displacement devices, so the amount of flow is only based on the input RPM; otherwise, the flow remains constant. This is referred to as an open-loop system. After doing the work, the flow is open back to the tank. In a closed-loop system, after doing the work, the flow is returned to the pump. Closed-circuit pumps offer additional, but different, control options. 12

OPEN-LOOP, VARIABLE-DISPLACEMENT PISTON PUMPS Variable-displacement piston pumps offer an array of controls based on pressure, flow, HP, or a combination of all of these. I’ll run through the basic types and reasons that you would use each. One concept, which needs to be explained first, is the variable displacement. The amount of flow that each pump can provide is dependent on a rotating group of pistons. By varying the stroke of the pistons, we adjust the displacement of the pump. In a variable-displacement pump, we vary the angle of the rotating group, which is done by tilting the swash plate.

PRESSURE-COMPENSATION—REDUCED FLOW AFTER REACHING SET PRESSURE Pressure-compensated control is the most basic control for a variable-stroke piston pump. The swash plate of the pump is off-set by a heavy spring and an internal piston, holding the pump at maximum displacement. When the prime mover (an electric motor or another device) turns the pump shaft, the pump will produce maximum flow. The system pressure pushes back against the the internal piston, which is being held by the heavy spring. When the force of the system pressure is high enough to move the piston and overcome the spring pressure, the swash plate angle is lowered and the pump flow is reduced. As the load varies, the system pressure changes, which alters the angle of the swash plate. The pump will produce just enough flow to maintain the set pressure. This is a very simple control method, and in certain applications, this is all you need. You can adjust the spring tension, but that’s it. Remember, the flow of the pump is not adjusted until you have built pressure at full displacement. You must have enough HP to take the • November/December 2016 •

pump to full pressure at full flow. If there is not enough HP, the prime mover will slow down or stall before the pressure begins to compensate and lower the flow. An application example is using a hydraulic motor to operate a conveyor. The load is constant, and the motor requires about 1500 psi to handle the load. You set the piston pump compensator at 1600 psi and let it run. Your system will also need a safety relief in case of emergency. System pressure is adjusted using the pump compensator, and the system relief should be set a few hundred PSI higher than the pump compensator. If they are set too close, they can fight each other, causing the pump to go on and off stroke and/or the relief to open and close, causing inefficiency, heat, and vibration.

LOAD SENSE—LET THE LOAD DETERMINE THE FLOW Another option is to utilize a load-sense compensator, which includes a lighter spring setting to control the swash plate. Upstream pressure is ported into a load-sense port on the pump. As the pressure requirement increases, the pressure acts against the load-sense piston. Once the pressure requirement is higher than the offset, the pump swash plate angle changes and the pump begins to increase flow by increasing the swash plate angle until we have enough pressure to balance the piston. Once balanced, the flow remains steady until the load changes. With a load-sense compensator, the pump produces flow at load pressure plus the spring offset, which is normally 200-300 psi. This system will also utilize a standard compensator, so if the system pressure increases enough, the pressure compensator will take control and reduce the swash plate angle to reduce the pressure. Let’s look at my initial application, but this time, it has a varying load. The conveyor requires 1500 psi to move 50% of the time, but the balance of the time, the system requires between 2250-2500 psi to

move the load. With a standard pressure compensator, you would have to set the pump at 2600 psi to accomplish the work. When the work only requires 1500 psi, the pump will be trying to produce 2600 psi. Fifty percent of the time, your system will be operating at 1100 psi of inefficiency, which means heat. With a load-sense compensator, when the load requires 1500 psi, the pump will actually produce about 1700-1800 psi. Yes, this is 300-psi inefficient, but that is much better than 1100-psi inefficient.

FLOW CONTROL—ADJUST LOAD SENSE WITH A PROPORTIONAL THROTTLE With a varying load, the load sense is a much better system. For additional control, you can utilize an electronic proportional flow control or throttle. You can use an electrical signal to vary the hydraulic signal, which is received by the pump’s load-sense line. This would give you full electronic control of the amount of flow the pump produces. There are additional control options that allow you to remotely control the pressure compensator. With this remote compensator control, you can set two or more different system pressures. With the ability of a variable-piston pump to build 5000 or more PSI, the additional setting can be used when operating components with a much lower pressure requirement.


The next control is a torque-limiting or HP-limiting control. By adding an additional spring and piston, you can set a pump to always maximize its allowable input torque, therefore maximizing output flow and pressure at a defined setting. This gets a bit more complicated, but here is an example to demonstrate how the control works. In this application, you are operating a


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cylinder with a 10" bore and 150" stroke. During most of the stroke, the cylinder is not doing very much work and can operate at 800-1200 psi. During the last 20" of stroke, we want to hit our system pressure of 4500 psi, but we can move much slower. Our pump has an output of 15 CIR, a maximum flow of about 113 gallons at 1750 rpm. Our prime mover is an electric motor, 75 hp with a 1.15 service factor. I want to keep my cylinder moving as fast as possible, but I want to ensure that I never exceed a power demand of 82 hp. At 82 hp, the pump can produce its full output of 113 gpm at 1254 psi. As the load requires more pressure, the pump will begin to reduce flow and increase pressure. At 1560 psi, the system will produce about 90 gpm; at 2350 psi, we can get almost 60 gpm. At 4500 psi, the pump flow will be reduced to about 31 gpm. The advantage of this pump is that

the internal controls of the pump are adjusting to maximize flow and pressure at all times without exceeding the available HP. If I wanted to use a pump that could produce 113 gallons of flow at 4500 psi, I would need 296 hp. If I choose a 75-hp motor with a pressure-compensated variable-piston pump, the motor would stall before the pressure compensator could kick in and reduce the pump flow. Depending on the load, a load-sense pump could also stall the 75-hp motor if the load pressure is high enough to use up the HP before the pressure compensator kicks in. With a torque-limiting (HP) control, we utilize the full limits of the prime mover and maximize power usage. When beginning to work on a new application, call a certified hydraulic or fluid power specialist to help you pick the correct pump for the job.


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Global Manufacturing Update By Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers

(August 2016)

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September 15, 2016 – Manufacturers continue to become more internationally focused, with export sales being one of the larger growth drivers for many firms. Indeed, 58.3% of respondents to the latest National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) Outlook Survey ( cited overseas sales as either somewhat or very important to their company’s growth strategies, and another 15.7% reported that trade was helpful for their customers, even though their own company was not directly selling abroad. If you were to add those figures together, that would signify that 74% of manufacturers benefit directly or indirectly from trade with overseas markets as part of their growth strategy. Indeed,

Markit Purchasing Managers' Indices for the Top 10 Export Markets for U.S.-Manufactured Goods

of those firms that export, the average percentage of total sales that come from exports was 14.9%, and in total, 39.3% of firms had export revenues that equaled 10% or more of their total sales. With that in mind, it should not be surprising that manufacturers were more upbeat about their company’s outlook if they had higher expectations for export sales over the next 12 months. Such data, of course, help to explain why global challenges have weighed so heavily on manufacturing business leaders’ minds. The strong U.S. dollar and economic weaknesses to key markets have made it much harder to increase exports. Using non-seasonally adjusted data, U.S.-manufactured goods exports totaled $607.12 billion year-to-date in July, down 7.5% from $656.46 billion from one year earlier. Moreover, exports were lower to the top six markets for U.S.-manufactured goods. In addition, 7 of the top 15 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods experienced expanding levels of growth in their manufacturing sectors in August, down from nine in July. Of these top 15 markets, countries with the fastest growth in manufacturing activity in August included Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Taiwan. In contrast, many of the countries contracting in their latest PMI releases have been in negative territory for much of the past two years, including most notably Brazil and France. Of course, a fair share of Brazil’s problems has been political in nature, including the removal of President Dilma Rousseff in late August following impeachment proceedings in the spring. Australia and South Korea both slipped back into contraction in August on falling demand and output, and Chinese manufacturing activity stagnated following July’s expansion, which had been the first positive reading since February 2013. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom bounced back after plummeting in the last release post-Brexit. Markit sentiment surveys mostly reflected a slight expansion globally in August, but with persistent challenges. The J.P. Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI decreased from 51.0 in July to 50.8 in August, easing a bit from its fastest pace since November. More importantly, the sector has now expanded for three straight months after stagnating in May. Beyond the headline number, many of the underlying data points were mixed. Growth in new orders slowed somewhat, but output and exports picked up marginally. At the same time, employment returned to negative territory in August, contracting in six of the past seven months. Activity in Canada, the Eurozone, and emerging markets also softened marginally in August, even as each continued to reflect slight expansions. In addition, Mexican manufacturing activity remained weaker than desired, even with a slight pickup in sentiment in the August data. With Congress back in session, several pieces of trade legislation are top of mind,

from legislation to ensure a fully functioning Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank and provisions to liberalize some parts of trade with Cuba to the potential for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) implementation bill later this fall. The NAM is also following key developments from the implementation of the new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process this fall and the recent U.S.-India commercial dialogue and the G-20 meetings in China to negotiations of both an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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IFPS FLUID POWER ENGINEER CERTIFICATION All Certified Professional Engineers or degree equivalent (Bachelor of Science from ABET-recognized university) may apply for this certification. Additional requirements:

Requirements for IFPS Engineer Certification: 1. IFPS Specialist Certification* (effective January 1, 2018, all three Specialist certifications will be required) a. Hydraulic Specialist certification, AND/OR b. Pneumatic Specialist certification, AND/OR c. Electronic Controls certification 2. Connector & Conductor written test 3. Five (5) signed professional references 4. Certified Professional Engineer or degree equivalent (BS from ABETrecognized university) 5. Eight years work experience in the fluid power and motion control industry 6. Completion of IFPS Engineer Application, which is then put before the IFPS Board of Directors or Certification Review Committee for approval. * If Specialist certification was obtained before HS and PS became separate entities (1998), the current Specialist certification will fulfill the HS requirement only; the PS or the ECS test must be taken and passed as well before applying for Engineer certification.

IFPS FLUID POWER SYSTEM DESIGNER Fluid Power System Designer is an expanded credential focusing on advanced, system-level hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic controls expertise along with verifiable industry experience and is open to all qualifying individuals.

Requirements for the IFPS Systems Designer certification: 1. IFPS Specialist certification* (effective January 1, 2018, all three Specialist certifications will be required) a. Hydraulic Specialist certification, AND/OR b. Pneumatic Specialist certification, AND/OR c. Electronic Controls certification 2. Connector & Conductor written test 3. Five (5) signed professional references 4. Verifiable fluid power design experience 5. Agreement to abide by the IFPS Code of Ethics 6. Six (6) years minimum system design OR any of the following: a. Hold an Associate Fluid Power Degree + Four (4) years system design experience b. Hold a BS Degree (Engineering or Engineering Technology) + Four (4) years system design experience c. Hold a CFPAI (Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor) certification + Four (4) years system design training experience 7. Completion of IFPS System Designer Application, which is then put before the IFPS Board of Directors or Certification Review Committee for approval. * If Specialist certification was obtained before HS and PS became separate entities (1998), the current Specialist certification will fulfill the HS requirement only; the PS or the ECS test must be taken and passed as well before applying for System Designer certification.

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The IFPS Announces 2017 President The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce Richard Bullers, CFPPS, SMC Corp. of America, who was elected the 57th president of IFPS during its annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Bullers will take office in January 2017. Mr. Bullers has served as IFPS first vice president, IFPS vice president of membership and chapters, and as chair of many IFPS subcommittees. Mr. Bullers is currently a senior applications engineer for SMC Corp. of America. SMC is a leader in pneumatic and motion control technology, providing industry with green products and energy-saving solutions to support automation worldwide. “I am thankful for this opportunity to further serve the International Fluid Power Society, the IFPS Board, and all of our members and staff who support the noble cause of advancing professionalism and education in the fluid power industry through certification,” said Mr. Bullers.

The following officers were confirmed at the IFPS 2016 Annual Meeting: ƒƒ First Vice President – D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM, Cemen Tech Inc. ƒƒ Immediate Past President – Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMIT, CFPAI ƒƒ Treasurer – Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. 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 – Vice President Membership – Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT, Altec Industries, Inc. ƒƒ Vice President Educational Foundation – Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC

The following Directors-at-Large were also confirmed: ƒƒ John A. Bibaeff, Jr., CFPHS, CFPCC – Lamb Services, Inc. ƒƒ Randy Bobbitt, CFPHS – Danfoss Power Solutions ƒƒ Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFMMH - Macomb Community College 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 Energy Service ƒƒ Lynn Nordquist, CFPS – Skarda Equipment Company ƒƒ Rocky Phoenix, CFPMHM – Open Loop Energy ƒƒ Bishwajit Ranjan, CFPE, CFPS – Ellwood Texas Forge Houston ƒƒ Robert Post, CFPHS – Bailey Hydraulics ƒƒ Scott Sardina, PE, CFPHS – Waterclock Engineering

IMPORTANT DATES IFPS 2017 Spring Meeting Feb 20-24 2017 - Orlando, FL Accredited Instructor and Job Performance Proctor Training Workshops: April 24-27, 2017 Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie, MN July 31-August 3, 2017 CFC Industrial Training Fairfield, OH IFPE 2017 March 7-11, 2017 Las Vegas, NV Booth: SL80130

David R. Clark, MHM Steve N. Clark, MHM Bonneville Power Administration Ben Cooper, HS, S Frank P. Cotton, MHM Southern California Edison Douglas L. Cunning, MHM Omaha Public Power District Anthony R. Daunicht, MHM Verizon Fleet Darin K. DeBelle, MHM City of Eugene

IFPS 2017 Annual Meeting September 25-29, 2017 Indianapolis, IN IFPS 2018 Spring Meeting February 26 - March 2, 2018 Location tba IFPS Annual Meeting September 24-28, 2018 Location tba

Newly Certified Professionals

Michael J. Delfraisse, MHM Southern California Edison Sean David Deppe, IHM Bosch Rexroth Corporation Samuel Diaz, PS, S Hydraulic Supply & Service Co. Lori Ann Donnell, HS Gulf Controls Co., Inc. Joshua N. Dozier, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Dane M. Drahota, MHM Omaha Public Power District Michael D. Drushella, MHM Eugene Water & Electric Board Stephen R. Duff, MHM Omaha Public Power District

Corey J. Bishop, MHM Southern California Edison

Jonathan G. Edwards, MHM Georgia Power Company

Jackie A. Ammons, S, HS Livingston & Haven, Inc.

Brent M. Boehringer, MHM City of Eugene

Steven D. Ellsworth, CC ComEd

Darin M. Andersen, MHM Omaha Public Power District

Steve M. Bogush, IHM Applied Motion Technologies, Inc.

Ryan M. Emery, IHM Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Eric M. Anderson, CC ComEd

Don Bogusky, HS Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Bernard P. Fallon, MHM Verizon Fleet

Frank O. Adams, MHM Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.

Shane T. Andrews, MHM Grays Harbor PUD Brett M. Barauskas, CC ComEd Roger B. Beal, MHM Verizon Fleet Michael W. Belofski, MHM Verizon Fleet Matthew J. Benefield, MHM Georgia Power Company

Cory Fox Bryant, HS Hercules Sealing Products Robert Burns, CC ComEd Lawson B. Campbell, MHM Georgia Power Company Neal Chater, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Bradley D. Chenoweth II, CC, MIH Engineered Sales, Inc.

Gary Burke Fassett, MHM Alex Flores, IHM Bosch Rexroth Corporation Zachary T. Flygare, HS, S TRD Manufacturing Inc. Otis L. Fortner III, MHM Georgia Power Company Brandon French-Roberts, MHM City of Eugene

Diego A. Gacitua, IHM Bosch Rexroth Corporation - Canada Travis W. Goza, MHM Idaho Power Company Philip Grasso, HS Elite Controls, Inc. George F. Hagzan, MHM Verizon Fleet John D. Hamilton, CC ComEd Derik A. Hand, MHM City of Eugene Justin Hankins, IHM Bosch Rexroth Corporation Michael Adam Haralson, MHM, American Electric Power Co. Kurt A. Hartman, MHM Omaha Public Power District

Charles R. Marshall, MHM City of Spokane

Vai D. Stambaugh, MHM City of Eugene

Hector G. Martinez, MHM Southern California Edison

Matthew T. Stebleton, MHM Southern California Edison

Jefferey McKinley, CC ComEd

Timothy Steinauer, MHM Omaha Public Power District

Zach Mcvey, PS, S NMC CAT Justin R. Middaugh, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. James Miller, CC ComEd Maxime Moisan, PS Engrenage Provincial Inc. William R. Moore, ECS Aiken Engineering Company Andrew C. Newman, HS Sun Hydraulics Corporation Cory S. O’Dell, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Jesse D. Hastings, HS, S TRD Manufacturing Inc.

John T. Oliver, MHM Verizon Fleet

Jason D. Hay, MHM American Electric Power Co.

Aldo M. Olmedo, MHM Southern California Edison

David J. Hobbs, MHM Omaha Public Power District Blair D. Holland, MHM Chelan County P.U.D. Michael L. Huddleston, MHM Fluid Power Services Inc. Aaron M. Johnson, MHM Omaha Public Power District Cameron M. Justus, MHM Southern California Edison Jonah Kalalau, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Christoper Patterson, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Kevin A. Perdue, PS, S Sun Hydraulics Corporation Ryan A. Polson, MHM Terex Services Jay H. Poole, MHM Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. Dennis A. Raney, MHM City of Spokane Scott Y. Rothenay, MHM Verizon Fleet

Rick Dean Kamper, CC

Jamie A. Sabitsky, HS Airline Hydraulics Corp.

Erik L. Keenan, MHM Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc.

Chris Scandura, CC ComEd

Tom E. Klusman, MHM City of Eugene

Kevin N. Schultz, MHM Verizon Fleet

Alexander Kravitz, MHM Verizon Fleet

Tony R. Schwisow, MHM Idaho Power Company

Matthew N. Lazarz, CC ComEd

Matthew Seglem, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Rowan St. Michael Leehue, HS Ramsey Indutries

Richard A. Sheets, MHM U.S. Hydraulic Services LTD.

Frederick W. Lindner, HS Nucor Yamato Steel Steven E. Lisiecki, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Bryan N. Manning, HS

Edward K. Stevens, MHM Verizon Fleet Christopher J. Swab, MHM Verizon Fleet Anthony Paul Szalacha, IHM, Bosch Rexroth Corporation - Canada Stephane Tarter, MHM Verizon Fleet Javier Tejada, PS Douglas R. Tesch, MHM American Electric Power Co. Walter L. Toppins, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Charles Toppins, CC Melody Toppins, CC John Tsamis, MHM Verizon Fleet Marin Lyubenov Uzunov, IHM, Bosch Rexroth Corporation - Canada Feliciano Vargas, CC ComEd Brian Vilmar, MHM Verizon Fleet Kristopher Walchuk, HS, PS, S HyPower Systems, Inc. Johnathon H. Walden, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Jay E. Wallace, MHM American Electric Power Co. Chanc D. White, MHM Southern California Edison Eddie L. Wickward, MHM Bonneville Power Administration

Dave G. Siegel, MHM Benton City Public Utilities Justin P. Sims, MHM Chelan County P.U.D. William T. Speir, IHM Miller Hydraulic Service • November/December 2016 •




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

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

Testing dates for all locations: NOVEMBER 2016 Tuesday, 11/1 • Thursday, 11/17 DECEMBER 2016 Tuesday, 12/6 • Thursday, 12/22 JANUARY 2017 Tuesday, 1/3 • Thursday, 1/19 FEBRUARY 2017 Tuesday, 2/7 • Thursday, 2/23 MARCH 2017 Tuesday, 3/7 • Thursday, 3/23

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IMTS 2016 Third Largest Show for Registration and Exhibit Space, also Showcased Highest Number of Exhibitors in History

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) ran from September 12-17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The 31st edition of the show was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space (1,370,256). This show hosted the highest number of exhibiting companies ever (2,407). After move in, the building was 76 million pounds heavier. The dominant technologies were additive manufacturing, robotics automation, and an increasing digital thread, according to AMT Vice President Tim Shinbara. On the automation side, embedded sensors and processors moved closer to the moment of inertia, enabling split-second deci-


sion-making that prevents collisions or enables a smooth, fluid, and rapid response. Numerous companies introduced equipment with Industrial Internet of Things (IIot) capabilities. A highlight of futuristic technology at IMTS was the Emerging Technology Center (ETC). The ETC featured the AMIE (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy) project from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. AMIE featured a 3D-printed house and 3D-printed utility vehicle. Both were made from carbon fiber-reinforced ABS plastic composite material at the DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using large-scale additive manufacturing. • November/December 2016 •

Top: Cutting the ribbon are (left to right) AMT President Doug Woods, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and Hardinge Group President/CEO Rick Simons, who is also AMT Chairman. (Photo by Oscar & Associates) Bottom: A total of 115,612 people registered for IMTS 2016, the third highest total ever and the most for a six-day show. IMTS 2016 broke an all-time record for the highest number of exhibitors (2,407).




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The ETC also featured the “additive bionic human” with medical implants printed using laser sintering technology from EOS North America, a partner in the exhibit. EOS displayed a cranial implant, tracheal implant, dental implant, leg prosthesis, and joints. During the show, a record number of more than 17,000 students, parents, and educators visited the Smartforce Student Summit, which offered nine challenges, each designed for students to discover and use technologies used in advanced manufacturing, including CAD/CAM software, robotics, 3D printing, machining, tooling, metrology, automation, and welding. In the “Build It!” area, experienced teams of mechatronics students worked with waterjet experts from WARDjet to plan, wire, wrench, and assemble a highend waterjet system. Conference sessions collectively attracted 2,296 attendees and offered 159 sessions spanning 151+ hours of programming. The hottest topic, judging solely by attendance, was additive manufacturing. Educational events included the IMTS 2016 Conference, Additive Manufacturing, EOS North American User Day, Fluid Power, Industrial Laser, Integrated Industries, Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit, OPC Foundation, and TRAM Aerospace. Today’s Technology Center (TTC), presented by GIE Media, showcased how technologies on display throughout IMTS come together to produce end results in the aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical sectors. Whether they spent one day or six at the show, visitors left IMTS inspired by new technology, satisfied that they found unexpected solutions to manufacturing challenges and fulfilled by connections they made with industry representatives. “IMTS represents a who’s who of innovation. If you can dream about an application, IMTS 2016 showcased the products, processes, and technologies that will bring it to life,” said AMT’s Peter Eelman.






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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.

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Hercules Sealing Products offers a new intuitive website featuring real-time inventory, part substitutions, expected dates, a single page check-out, cross-platform accessibility, Excel upload for large orders, live chat, advanced search, order tracking and history. Product offerings include Cylinder Repair Seals, Seal Kits, Engine and Transmission Gaskets, and Replacement Cylinders. Repair parts brands are in stock and ready for next day delivery. To place your order, go to


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. 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. • November/December 2016 •

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Hercules Sealing Products

Darrin Mann has been appointed national business development manager based in Clearwater, Fla. He holds a BA in Business Management and Marketing from Kent State University. Mr. Mann has over 28 years of experience in sales operations and in his new position, oversees national account development.

STEVIE TREECE Daman Products

Stevie Treece has been named account manager for the Midwest region. She provides support and communication between the Daman team and its customers. Ms. Treece brings extensive career experience in customer relations to her new position.


Anthony Hernandez has been added to the company’s sales team. He represents the company in eastern Pennsylvania; Long Island and New York City, N.Y.; New Jersey; Maryland; Delaware; northern Virginia; and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hernandez has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.


Brad Lessard has been named product manager of hydraulics components and cooler products. He has over 20 years of experience and a strong background in building product lines and successfully marketing products. His prior work placements include Caterpillar and Spencer Fluid Power.

CHARLENE MIRAGLIA Columbus McKinnon Corp.

Charlene Miraglia has been appointed vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. She most recently worked at SPX Flow, and held a variety of human resources roles at several prominent companies, including CHC Helicopter, Praxair and Cummins, Inc.

MUKUND BHURE Evonik Oil Additives

Mukund Bhure has been appointed global industrial lubricants marketing manager. He is responsible for leadership of the wind turbine and general industrial gear oil business globally, and will relocate from India to Horsham, Pa. Mr. Bhure joined Evonik in April 2010 and has more than 24 years of sales and marketing experience. • November/December 2016 •




Engrenage Provincial Inc. An Interview with Maxime Moisan, ing., MASc., CFPS, Director of Training

Engrenage Provincial Inc. (EP) is a distributor and integrator of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, and pneumatic products established in 1972. It has four branches in the province of Quebec in Canada. With more than 40 years of experience in these fields, they offer manufacturing, road service design, consulting, and training.

PICTURED: CFPHS-certified employees (left to right): Luc Imbeau, Olivier Goulet, Mathieu Dufour, Paul-André Drouin, Valérie Campbell, Sébastien Martel, Gilles Dufour, Martin Coté, Yvon Beaudoin, Robert Leclerc, Étienne Morin, Martin Delagrave, Jean-Guy Angers, Sylvain Coulombe. (Not pictured: Joël Fecteau, Stéphane Morisset, Simon Tremblay, Nicolas Guertin, Christian Pellerin, Ghislain Chouinard, Alain Beauchesne)

What makes your company stand out in the industry?

The scope of our services, our innovative side, and our staff. This gives us a good reputation of helping our customers when they would otherwise give up on a situation.

What role does IFPS certification play at your company?

Certification is a goal we have always wanted to achieve to help convince our customers of our capabilities. We provide our qualifications every time we finish a job, but certification is an argument to demonstrate our commitment before even starting a job.

Has certification changed the way your company does business in terms of efficiency, reduced costs, etc.?

Certification helps us gain contracts and credibility. Some EP directors have been certified for years, but we wanted to expand this throughout our four company branches. So, since Spring 2016, 21 out of the 21 technicians and engineers that took the CFPHS test all passed! They studied hard, which gave them good results.

Why is IFPS certification important for the fluid power industry?

Generally speaking, certification is good for the fluid power industry because it is a guarantee of skills; IFPS-certified professionals are recognized as proficient in their field.

Maxime can be reached at For more information on the Engrenage Provincial, visit

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Shipments – Cumulative year-todate % change (2016 vs. 2015)


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The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for August 2016 decreased 1.5% compared to August 2015, and increased 13.3% when compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic and industrial hydraulic shipments decreased, while pneumatic shipments increased in August 2016 when compared to August 2015. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments increased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected from more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve. Contact NFPA at 414-778-3344 for more info.

Raw Index Data, Index: 2013=100


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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments  Raw Index Data, Index: 2013=100  Hydraulic and Pneumatic Shipments

This graph of 12-month moving averages shows that in August 2016, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments remained unchanged. (Base Total Fluid Power Total Pneumatic Total Hydraulic

Year 2013 = 100) This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in August 2016, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments remained unchanged. (Base  Year 2013 = 100) 

This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in August 2016, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments remained unchanged. (Base • November/December 2016 • 29  Year 2013 = 100)   


Future of Fluid Power Session Confirmed for IFPE Conference By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO

The next Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) will be held in March 2017 in conjunction with the IFPE tradeshow. While the focus of the EEHPC is to educate engineers and technicians in the design concepts critical to developing efficient fluid power systems, and the diagnostic and maintenance techniques essential to keeping those systems operating at peak efficiency, each conference also traditionally includes a “future of fluid power” session. This is an opportunity to look forward at new and emerging application areas for fluid power, and examine the R&D work within universities and companies that is helping to make it happen. The “futures” program for 2017 has just been confirmed, and it’s a good one. Friday, March 10, 2017 Opportunities and Challenges for Fluid Power in the Coming Robot Revolution

A paradigm shift in robotics is occurring. Traditionally, commercially available robots have been put behind safety cages to keep their workspace separate from people. Assembly robots, welding robots, and palletizing robots are a few examples where maintaining separation between people and robots is essential in order to keep people out of harm’s way. However, a more interactive human-robot paradigm is beginning to emerge. Applications in therapeutic, assistive, and enhancement technologies, such as construction and manufacturing exoskeletons and co-robots, wearable robotics for military and assistive applications, powered prosthetics, and powered orthotics, motivates an entirely new view of robotics. In this view, robots and humans interact closely to perform tasks collaboratively. To realize the enormous potential benefits of such a vision, a new landscape of technologies and methods is needed. Bulky robots with rigid exteriors and non-backdrivable joints that are bolted to the floor must be replaced by lightweight, soft, compliant mechanisms that are capable of high power while maintaining fine control of interaction forces. This new generation of robots must not only be able to move with us (wearable), but also go with us (untethered). Fluid power is the only actuation and power technology that can meet all of these requirements. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges for fluid power in this emerging market, and review some of the new research discoveries that will help cement fluid power as an enabling technology for these collaborative robots.


11:30 AM: Lunch Served 12:15 PM: Welcome, Opening Remarks | Eric Barth, Vanderbilt University 12:30 PM: Keynote Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges for Fluid Power in the Coming Robot Revolution | Nic Copley, Parker Hannifin Parker Hannifin Corp. provides motion and control solutions using electromechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic technologies. Traditionally automotive assembly lines with protected heavy-duty industrial robots have been the dominant arena for robotics. However, in the new paradigm with developments in vision systems and computational power, smaller-scale robotics opportunities are rapidly evolving to enhance and augment human endeavors. This presentation offers an overview of this evolution and discusses the technological merits of fluid power systems for robotics. Furthermore, future developments and implications of human-centric robotics will be discussed, which will provide context for the remaining session presentations. 1:15 PM: Design Guidelines for Compact, Integrated Hydraulic Systems | Will Durfee, University of Minnesota Fluid power on the small scale is more than simply shrinking large-scale components and systems. Modeling and simulation can be used to predict the size, weight, and efficiency of the small-scale hydraulics that are being used to drive next-generation, lightweight, wearable robots. Along with describing guidelines to help the engineering designer optimize small-scale hydraulics, this presentation will describe a prototype hydraulic-powered ankle-foot orthosis that has exceptional torque yet is still lightweight and will highlight where research and development in small-scale hydraulics is still needed. 1:45 PM: Untethered Power Supplies | Eric Barth, Vanderbilt University Compact and capable power supplies for untethered human-scale fluid power machines continue to be a challenge. As applications involving human-machine interaction motivate new collaborative and soft robot architectures, the source of power for these inevitably fluid-powered machines must be adequately energy dense, as well as satisfy a number of challenging constraints. This talk will present recent progress in untethered power supplies appropriate for the next generation of human-scale fluid power applications. 2:15 PM: Soft Robotics and FREEs | Liz Hsiao-Wecksler, University of Illinois Inspired by the biology of flexible, yet powerful, organisms such as the octopus and starfish, or by tissue such as muscle, soft robotics replaces rigid and stiff actuators and structures with compliant fluid-filled designs. Popular McKibben actuators, or pneumatic artificial muscles, are one embodiment of Fiber Reinforced Elastomeric Enclosures (FREEs), which are constructed from a stretchy hollow elastomeric cylinder reinforced with helical fibers. By changing the angle of the fibers, FREE actuators can not only contract (such as with a McKibben muscle), but also extend, create torsion, or coil. This session will explore the use of FREEs to create robotic arms, powered orthotic devices, and exoskeletons. 2:45 PM: NVH, Sound Quality and Auditory Cues | Ken Cunefare, Georgia Institute of Technology What should interactive robots sound like? The question bears on more than just the noise and vibration that robots may generate, but also on their intended use environment and how humans may use auditory clues to sense their actions. Use of robots in therapeutic settings poses its own challenge for low-noise requirements. Furthermore, the sounds they produce should not be threatening to patients, but they should also provide sufficient auditory cues for enhanced situational awareness for their operators/collaborators. 3:15 PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A with the Audience 4:00 PM: Adjourn Many thanks to our distinguished speakers and session organizers for helping to assemble and present this program. More conference details will be coming soon. Be sure to make time in your IFPE schedule for this exciting session. • November/December 2016 •

NFPA PUBLISHES SECOND ANNUAL REPORT ON THE U.S. FLUID POWER INDUSTRY Fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a cross-cutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. That’s one of the many conclusions in the new Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of the industry, as well as explores the energy consumption, best practices, and current R&D directions of fluid power technology. “Some people refer to fluid power as ‘the hidden giant,’” said Eric Lanke, NFPA president/ CEO, “and by that they generally mean that the industry is not well understood or appreciated for the significant impact it has on our economy and our modern way of life. This report, the second annual report NFPA has published on this topic, is designed to help address that situation. Our goal is to raise awareness and public understanding of the impact of our industry.” The report’s Executive Summary describes many of the report’s conclusions, including the following: ƒƒ In 2015, the manufacture of fluid power components was a $19.3 billion industry. ƒƒ The U.S. fluid power industry is strongly competitive around the world, with 2015 exports valued at $5.7 billion. ƒƒ It is estimated that 846 companies in the United States employ more than 72,500 people in the manufacture of fluid power components, representing an annual payroll of more than $4.7 billion. ƒƒ Fluid power has a significant downstream economic impact. Ten key industries that depend on fluid power are estimated to represent more than 23,700 companies in the United States, employing more than 884,200 people with an annual payroll of more than $56.1 billion. ƒƒ Fluid power and the industries it serves depend on a highly educated workforce. Investments in new fluid power education and training resources are needed. ƒƒ Fluid power systems consume significant amounts of energy, and increases in overall energy efficiency are possible through the adoption of best practices and focused R&D programs. ƒƒ Existing technologies and best practices have been shown to reduce energy use in fluid power systems, in some cases by up to 30% or more. ƒƒ Fluid power has an active industry/academic coalition that focuses on research and emerging technologies. Recent breakthroughs have been made in increasing energy efficiency, increasing energy storage capabilities, and reducing the size of fluid power components and systems. ƒƒ Future directions of fluid power research will focus on its use in off-highway vehicles, human scale systems, and advanced manufacturing. Copies of the report can be downloaded from the NFPA website at: fluidpower/annual-report-on-fluidpower-industry.aspx. NFPA representatives are available to speak to companies, associations, government agencies, universities, and other groups interested in learning more about the report and the fluid power industry. To make an inquiry, contact Eric Lanke at 414-778-3351 or • November/December 2016 •




Meeting with DOE VTO Begins Fluid Power Research Discussion By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO

With our university research and education partner the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA has been pursuing the creation of a new fluid power research program within the Vehicles Technology Office (VTO) of the U.S. Department of Energy. We’re still hoping to get $5 million for this new program included in the new federal budget, which our consultants in Washington tell us is both likely, and likely to happen after this year’s presidential election. As a testament to how likely this funding currently is, I recently made a trip to Washington with Kim Stelson and Zongxuan Sun of the CCEFP to meet with officials in the VTO and discuss a possible structure for their new program. The primary objective of the program would be to increase the efficiency of fluid power systems on off-highway vehicles—a technical area within the mission of the VTO but currently not receiving any funding or attention. As such, we discussed the need to first conduct an environmental analysis to help determine the best targets for future research funding, as well as the development of new analytical models and tools that could be used to test and validate the ensuing research discoveries. We envisioned some of that initial work being accomplished through

partnerships between a national laboratory and industry associations like NFPA and/or the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Once the new studies are completed, the VTO would seek to move quickly towards funding projects that can use the new modeling tools to help get new energy-efficient technologies through the “valley of death” and to commercialization. Active partnerships with industry members will be key to that success, and a small team has already been assembled that will be in a position to make topic, team, and funding level suggestions to the VTO. It was a productive dialogue, but moving forward will require the new federal budget allocation to be approved. Two versions of the relevant budget bill were passed by the House and by the Senate, and only the Senate version included the language for the fluid power program within the VTO. A conference committee is now working on a compromise bill. If you’re interested in seeing DOE investment in this area, you are welcome to contact your representatives to express your support of the Senate language. Please reference the “Commercial Off-Road Vehicle Program at DOE” in the “Fiscal Year 2017 energy and water appropriations conference report” in your correspondence.



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Back in May I participated in a workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing, hosted by the University of Minnesota and funded by the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of the workshop was to bring together experts from industry, academia, and national labs to identify the pre-competitive research objectives and approaches of integrating manufacturing innovations with model-based design and analysis for fluid power components and systems. It’s a good thing NFPA and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) recently launched the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC), because it was helpful to have such a structure in place in order to help populate the NSF workshop with the experts and content they were looking for. Thirty people were in attendance, including manufacturing experts from NFPA/CCEFP members Caterpillar, Danfoss Power Solutions, Deltrol Fluid Products, HUSCO International, Muncie Power Products, Netshape Technologies, Simerics, and Steelhead Composites. We heard presentations and interacted with a number of outside experts in several areas of manufacturing technology. They helped us understand the current state-of-the-art in additive manufacturing, powdered metal technology, composite materials, the use of lasers for thermal processing, metal cutting, coatings, metrology, and computational fluid dynamics. It was then our task to synthesize all that information, compare it to the manufacturing needs of the fluid power industry, and suggest several pre-competitive research areas that the NSF MME could invest in that would help advance our own state-of-the-art technology. This last task we did in a series of breakout groups. The group I was in prioritized and proposed projects addressing our industry’s needs in five key areas: Modeling/Tools

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If you could pick only one or two of these project ideas to see to fruition, which would you choose? A full report on the workshop outcomes is expected shortly, and I’ll be sure to share it with the entire NFPA membership for review and feedback. If we expect to see the NSF invest in any of these areas, we’re going to have to get much more specific on what can truly make a difference. • November/December 2016 •


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Materials Technologies

The ISO Organization AND HOW THE FLUID POWER INDUSTRY IS INCLUDED By John Berninger, past chair of ISO TC 131 (2003-2015)

ISO is the international organization where standards are approved for use in many areas of technology and management. ISO does not write any of the standards; individual committees and their working groups do that. The rules that the committees must follow, and the format for the standards, are what ISO organizes. The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2015, there were 119 countries with full membership status, plus another 38 countries with correspondence participation. The standards process is governed by a central secretariat with a full-time staff of 137 people. In 2015, their annual revenue was over 38 million Swiss Francs—about US$39 million. Membership fees—the monies that the various nations pay to be a member of ISO—made up 77% of that revenue. Some revenue comes from sales of the standards, and most of that are royalties that other organizations pay for selling the ISO standards.


% of Total

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Annual expenditures for 2015 were over 36 million Swiss Francs—about US$37 million— and 94% of the monies were spent on operations (the salaries of the full-time staff, the cost of the headquarters building, computers, travel, meetings, etc.). ISO member bodies have developed over 1,100 standards in each of the last five years and over 21,000 total standards during the years of its existence. These standards include areas as shown in Fig. 1. The pie chart areas demonstrate the diversity of the areas in which ISO standards are published. The fluid power industry is in the category of Engineering Technologies—the largest group. This is also where standards such as screw threads are published. The technical committees and subcommittees that organize the work for a particular field are not administered by the central sec- • November/December 2016 •

TABLE 3 scope   of  work  includes:     Scope TheThe   of Work  The  scope  of  work     includes:   The  scope  of  work  Symbols,     includes:        Symbols,     Definition  of  ter Symbols The   s cope   o f   w ork   includes:   Symbols,       Definition   of  ter   The  scope  of  work   includes:  of  ter Interchangeabili Definition     Definition of Terms (in 3 languages) Symbols,     i  ncludes:  cleanli Filtration    The  scope  of  work  Interchangeabili Symbols,   Definition     of  te  Interchangeabili The   scope  of  work  Seals,   includes:   Filtration       cleanli Interchangeability of Components Symbols,    cleanli Definition   of  te Filtration     (like pumps, valves, & cylinders) The   scope   of  work   includes:   Interchangeabi Seals,     Connectors   and Symbols,   Definition     Seals,       of  ter Interchangeabi Filtration   c  lean Connectors   and Symbols,   Definition   of   erm Test   methods   fo Connectors   atnd Interchangeabili Filtration   clean Seals,     Filtration Cleanliness & Contamination Control Definition   of  fto Test   methods   Interchangeabili And   s afety   o f  asfnd yo Filtration   c leanli Seals,     Test   methods   Connectors     Interchangeab Seals And   safety   of  asnd y Filtration   Seals,     cleanlin Connectors     And   s afety   o f   s yf Test   m ethods     Filtration  clean Seals,     Connectors   a nd     Test  methods  f Seals,     aond   And   safety   f  s   Connectors   Connectors & Hoses Test   m ethods   fo   Connectors   And   safety  of  asn Test   ethods  fo     m And   safety  of  sy Test  methods   Test Methods for Components     safety  of  sys And       And  safety  of  s   Safety of Systems    

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Stack Ht

Sound UK

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Filter Eval US

Hsg. Dim. UK

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Pneu DE

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Press. Gage

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Pneu. FR

Flange Port DE

Hyd. Val DE

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Pneu. Port

Prop. DE


Hose Test

Pneu Val US

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Pneu. Rel. DE

Nom Press

ID Code UK

Hyd Quick Act IT


Rotary DE

Hyd Valve

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40 MPa

Pneu Quick Act


Rotary Terms

Hyd Servo

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Connect Method US

Elect. Conn

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Hyd Motor

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Cleanliness US O-ring Design DE


Thd Low Press

Cyl Seal Tests

Swept Vol

WG 8

Metallic Fitt

Metric O-rings

Contam. Tol.

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Pneu Connect FR


Contam Cont.

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Prop. Val. UK

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WG 12

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retary in Geneva, but by the member nations themselves. A country will volunteer to lead a technical committee or subcommittee, as shown in Table 1. There were 790 ISO technical committees and subcommittees in 2015; Germany has the highest number of them, and the U.S. is second. Table 2 shows the countries that administer the working groups where the actual work of writing a standard occurs. There are over 2600 working groups, all of which must meet to do their work. On average, there were 10 ISO meetings occurring every working day, somewhere in the world, in 2015.

* includes hyd. reliability

ISO has a total of 238 technical and joint technical committees, and TC 131 is the one that develops standards for the fluid power industry. Our technical committee has published 220 standards, and there are 40 standards in development. That puts us in the top 8% of all ISO technical committees in the production of published standards. We are a very hard-working group. The scope of the work can be found in Table 3. The breadth of these activities includes both hydraulics and pneumatics. Technical committee 131 is composed of 9 subcommittees and 28 working groups, as shown in Table 4. The rows across the top

Pos Disp Hyd Pump US

describe the countries responsible for the secretariat of a subcommittee or working group and the name of the committee chair. The working groups in bold letters are active; the ones that are light are inactive. Most of the inactive ones have completed a task and were dismissed, while other continue to have more and more projects. (Note: Subcommittee 2 was organized many years ago and developed 4 interchangeability standards, but there have not been any new standards proposed for interchangeability on hydraulic pumps. Testing standards for hydraulic pumps are developed in subcommittee 8, and there are several of those.)

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The 9 subcommittees and 28 active working groups are administered by the countries shown in Tables 5 and 6. They are the secretariats of the various groups, which is a term used to describe the country responsible for its administration. This means the country will provide a chair for the committee or working group, and also do the secretary work. These are all voluntary positions. The experts who attend ISO meetings pay their own expenses, usually on a budget from their employer. The preparation work for a meeting is often done on their own time, afterhours or on the weekends. They are dedicated people, interested in participating for the advancement of the fluid power industry, and engage in a critique with their peers, especially those from other countries. The next installment in this article series will describe some details of the specific standards that have been developed.



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FPDA Elects New Board Members & Officers Members of the FPDA Motion & Control Network recently gathered with colleagues from the International Sealing Distribution Association at their annual FPDA / ISD Joint Industry Summit in Savannah, Ga. The two associations have conducted a joint convention program since 2010, combining forces to deliver a powerful four-day educational, networking, and business-development event. FPDA members used the event to elect the following new board members and officers:

FPDA Officers 2016 – 2017 ƒƒ President – Andrea Tysdal, JEM Technical, Inc., Orono, MN

ƒƒ President Elect – Scott Durand, Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc., Strongsville, OH ƒƒ Treasurer – Keath Ford, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., Bloomfield, CT ƒƒ Convention Chair – Taryn West, K.R. West Company, Inc., Kaukauna, WI ƒƒ Young Executives Chair – Daniel Starkweather, Alkon Corp., Fremont, OH ƒƒ Member at Large – Craig Whited, HydraPower Systems, Inc., Portland, OR

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Cyber-Tech, Inc. 1.800.621.8754 CIRCLE 158


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

Clean Filtration U.S.A. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058. Visit us at Booth S-81942 March 7-11, 2017 Las Vegas, NV CIRCLE 159

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Complete Tube and Hose Fabrication System Tubes n’ Hoses manufactures the most complete tube and hose fabrication system available. No other system in the world is as flexible, versatile, profitable, or affordable. With Tubes n’ Hoses you can duplicate virtually any fluid line up to 1 ¼” for any industry and with any manufacture of hose and fittings. Give us a call for more details.

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Eaton’s CCS 4 mobile contamination control system determines the exact particle size distribution of contamination, plus water saturation and fluid temperature. Measurement results obtained by the CCS 4 contamination control system determine a baseline for evaluating the wear condition of hydraulic components, adherence to norms and early detection of damage. Features include: • Optical particle counting performed by a laser sensor • Exact evaluation of contamination classes according to ISO standards • Multiple measuring programs: special automatic measuring and conditioning operations such as single, continuous, cyclic and off-line • Output of saved measurements via USB interface onto USB flash drive • Data management (export in MS-Excel)



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D03, D05, D07, D08, D10 Valves & Circuit Stack Modulars Power Valve U.S.A. represents, as factory warehouse and sales office, a Taiwan manufacturer of D03, D05, D07, D08, and D10 valves, and modular circuit stack valves. With inventory in the Corpus Christi warehouse, all products are competitively priced, and machine tool quality. In fact the parent company, Tai Huei Oil Industry Co., Ltd. has been selling valves for over 25 years to the machine tool industry in Taiwan. All standard AC and DC voltages are available, and all standard spool configurations are in stock. Special spools are available. Pressures to 5000psi and flows from 16GPM (D03) to 211GPM (D10) are standard. With inventory on the shelf and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry.

Power Valve U.S.A. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Contact the company at 713-869-1064 or e-mail to View basic specifications at CIRCLE 162


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

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


Now Available! Full MTR's and Lot Traceability MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. now offers full MTRs and lot traceability on all common flanges. Carbon, stainless, and copper-nickel alloy are available. If not part of our 7000+ in-stock products, MAIN can manufacture and ship quickly- (4-5 days) is common from our US facility.

Stainless Steel Check Valves, Thread-In Type Inserta® IGT (Stainless Steel) Guided Disc Thread-in Type Check Valves can be inserted in manifolds, subplates, flanges, and integrated valve systems for use up to 6000 psi. Their compact geometry allows for flexible design options. They may be considered in applications where broader operating temperature ranges are required, or for use with operating media that may be corrosive to standard steels. The guided disc design (patent pending) provides superior resistance to wear in conditions prone to significant turbulence. Valve discs and seats are hardened and flat lapped for positive fluid shut off. The valve body is surface hardened to prevent galling during installation in a stainless steel cavity. The valve disc may be provided with a customer specified orifice to provide fixed orifice flow control function in the checked direction.

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High Quality Manifolds at High Volume Production! Custom Manifold Systems • Manufacturing Superiority • OEM Production Quantities • Custom Manifold Designs • Produce Manifold Sub-Assemblies • Systems Testing and Inspection • ISO9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Certified • Offering a “Complete Solution” to Meet your Power Drive System Needs

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



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

Honor Gear Pumps Corp. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. • Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 • Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: • Web: CIRCLE 169 • November/December 2016 •

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William “Jim” Burke, Jr. 1947-2016

William “Jim” Burke, Jr. died August 30, 2016 at his home. Raised in Pennsylvania, Jim attended Ashland College for two years. He joined the Ashland Police Department in 1969, leaving the department in 1977. In 1979, he worked as an inside salesman for Hyco, which was later acquired by Dana Corp., and spent the balance of his career in business, focusing on sales and marketing. He traveled extensively for business covering Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. Jim married his lifetime partner, Judy, in August 1969, and they had two children, Carol and William. After his career at Dana Corp, and when he was ready to take advantage of a new challenge, in 2003 Jim accepted the offer to become a sales manager at Zinga Industries in Reedsburg, Wis. With their children grown and on their own, Jim and his wife were able to travel together for sales calls and trade shows. This allowed Jim another 13 years in a full and satisfying career. When Filtration Group officially took ownership of Zinga Industries, Jim was happy to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with them. According to Judy, “The many places Jim called home seemed to shape his interests.” He had a lifelong love of handguns and target shooting, a skill he developed while on the Ashland Police Department. He also enjoyed Ohio lakes with his family in their sailboat. Tennessee and South Carolina brought back Jim’s early training in golf, and the cold Wisconsin winters gave him the time to hone his woodworking talent, as well as try out the new challenge of hunting turkey and deer. As Judy added, “The freedom to travel in his fifth-wheel travel trailer while making customer calls for Zinga Industries gave Jim great happiness.” Marc Mitchell, associate publisher for Fluid Power Journal, worked with Jim on many occasions, developing a friendship inside and outside of their professional relationship. “Jim Burke was a friend who made my day better by talking with him. His good humor was incomparable, and he often made me laugh with his many anecdotes and witticisms. He was gracious and kind with a warm smile, and his personality and quick wit made the world a better place. He will be truly missed.”

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Daman Celebrates Employees, Leadership Advancements At its quarterly meeting, Daman’s leadership team announced that Dave Mischier, previously executive vice president, is now president of Daman Products, and Larry Davis, previously president, is now chief executive officer. Mr. Davis has been with the company since the beginning, 40 years ago, and has served as president for the past 13. Mr. Mischier was hired in 1992 as its controller and then was promoted to executive vice president in 1996. Guest speakers at the meeting led discussions on the importance of estate planning, as well as the importance of protecting against identity theft. The company celebrated 41 third-quarter employee birthdays; 39 employees received a cash award for perfect attendance and 14 employees for excellent attendance. Eight new employees were welcomed, and four employees were awarded five and ten-year service awards.

PIRTEK HOSE REPLACEMENT KEEPS LOLLAPALOOZA SHOW ON SCHEDULE Lollapalooza is an annual music festival that tours North America with acts that include alternative rock, punk, metal, and comedy. The event was in setup mode on July 25 in Chicago when the crew noticed the loading dock to the stage was a foot too low. The hydraulic mechanism that raises and lowers the loading dock had a hydraulic leak and wasn’t functioning. Montreal-based Stageline, the company that was setting up the temporary stages in Chicago, began scouring the area for someone to replace the hydraulic hoses and found PIRTEK. As soon as the call came in, one of the company’s Mobile Service Vehicles from the O’Hare facility in Elk Grove Village, Ill., traveled to the venue on Lakeshore Drive. Bert Banaszak and his technician, Eric Hooten, arrived onsite within an hour. The city’s safety inspector was onsite to oversee the process, and the work was completed within 20 minutes, allowing the show to go on as planned.

HANNON HYDRAULICS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY In August 1976, H. Wade Reed started Hannon Hydraulics in a small home garage. After several moves in the first few years from that original garage, Hannon Hydraulics moved into its permanent location in Irving, Tex., in 1984. The company also has facilities in Houston and the San Antonio area. Hannon Hydraulics purchased Remco Hydraulics out of Willits, Calif., in 1996, allowing the company to not only grow its business but also its presence. Hannon has tenured employees with 20 years, even more that have 10+ years of experience working within the company. For 40 years, Hannon Hydraulics has not just been a typical hydraulic repair shop; it is a custom manufacturer who can retrofit or build a new unit to meet customer’s specifications. • November/December 2016 •



IFPS ANNUAL MEETING 2016 The IFPS Board of Directors, along with industry professionals, met in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss policies, procedures and ideas that are instrumental in steering the Society towards its mission and goals. The FPEF Board of Trustees also held its meeting during this time. In addition to board and committee meetings, the 2017 Board of Directors Nomination Slate was approved during the annual dinner and the group toured Altec Industries, Inc. and Harley Davidson.


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Names are captioned from left to right: 1. Group tour of Harley Davidson 2. Rance Herren, 2016 president and Richard Bullers, 2017 president 3. Group tour of Altec Industries, Inc. 4. Jeana Hoffman, Jeff Morrow, Donna Pollander 5. Jeana Hoffman, Randy Bobbitt, Marti Wendel 6. Dean Houdeshell, PE, Certified Balloon Expert 7. Randall Smith, FPEF chair, and Rance Herren 8. Pat Maluso 9. Rocky Phoenix 10. Ken Dulinski 11. John Juhasz 12. Rance Herren 13. Bishwajit Ranjan, PE • November/December 2016 •

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14. IFPS Board of Directors. Ken Dulinski, Marti Wendel, Randy Bobbitt, Richard Bullers, Rocky Phoenix, Scott Sardina, PE, Rance Herren, John Juhasz, Randall Smith, Robert Post, Jeff Kenney, Sam Kaye, Donna Pollander, Scott Nagro, Dean Houdeshell, PE, Jeff Hodges 15. Ed Rybarczyk, Jr. Party-crasher 1 and 2, Donna Pollander, Sam Kaye 16. Randy Smith, Scott Sardina, Tom Blansett 17. We have fun too! 18. Jeff Hodges, Leo Henry, Rickey Rock 19. Ernie Parker, Tim White, Robert Post 20. Jeff Kenny, Randy Bobbitt, Dean Houdeshell, PE 21. Stephen Hohman, Rance Herren, Marti Wendel, Sherry Hodges 22. Rocky Phoenix, Aleksandr Shmushkin, Richard Bullers, Sam Kaye, Scott Nagro, Ken Dulinski 23. Paul Prass, Eric Quan 24. Kent Darnell and John Juhasz • November/December 2016 •




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