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Fluid Power Mobile Technology – Past Achievements and Future Opportunities Since this is the off-highway issue, it seems like a good time to reflect on the advances made in the mobile industry over the last 46 years and two months—the time I spent at Power Systems before retiring in July 2014. In 1968, the year I began my career, the ORBIT motor [developed by the Char-Lynn Company of USA (now Eaton)] was rated at a maximum output of 2,000 in. lbs. with a flow rate of 15 gpm. Today, ORBIT motors are approaching torque values of 100,000 in. lbs. with a 100-gpm flow rate. What is so interesting is that many of the patents on this technology date back to the 1950s. We could have had many of these unique products sooner if the machining technology would have been in place. I am consistently amazed at how manufacturers continue to develop unique new products. For example, cartridge valve technology has exploded over the last 20 years. It would be interesting to come up with a complete list of all the variations of valves in the marketplace today. Proportional valves are my favorite. Many assumed they would become popular in the 1980s, but the technology was not in place to drive them and there was too much contamination in the hydraulic systems. If you use proportional valves, you need to seriously consider filtration levels of 15/13/11. In my early years working in the industry, customers often regarded filtration as an unneeded expense. It took a long time to change the industry’s perception to recognize the filtration levels needed in the mobile hydraulics world. My eyes were opened in the 1980s when a log loader manufacturer in Minnesota went to six-micron beta 200 filtration and cut warranty expenses from $600,000 to $100,000 in one year! When the components did fail, contamination was not the problem. Rather, it was a warranty problem. Today, it is still estimated that 70 to 90% of all failures on hydraulic components are from contamination. We need to eliminate abrasion, erosion, adhesion, corrosion, and fatigue wear found in hydraulic systems. The marriage of electronics and hydraulics is an exciting union that gained a lot of interest in early 2000. With this marriage, brute force can be achieved and controlled. I believe electronics drive the industry and certainly is here to stay. Become familiar with the terms Hall Effect and linear position sensors, CANopen, J1939, ISOBU, Multiplexing, TFT displays, and Codesys. These are some of the terms electronic wizards are using today. I am quite certain there will be additional terms added to this list in the near future. Today’s customers are no longer looking for the lowest-priced component. Our customers are more concerned with productivity, reliability, and creative ideas that make their products unique. And to the end users of our products, it’s all about getting the job done faster with more accuracy and no downtime. In the almost half century I worked in the industry, the most critical and positive change has been the growing relationship between manufacturers and distributors. We have figured out that we need each other! Working together leads to market share gain. Yes, there have been many other developments and gains in fluid power. I have only highlighted a few of the critical advancements that have contributed to making our industry stronger. It’s a unique field; I am thankful for the opportunity to work my entire career in this fast-growing industry and to work with so many of you in contributing to that growth. There is more to come.

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PREVIOUS PROBLEM I maintain a mobile medical unit (hospital), which is a large semi-truck that opens up to over 1,000 square feet for emergency medical usage. Along with all the X-ray, pharmacy, satellite, oxygen, electronics, electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc., there is a vacuum system with two 5-hp vacuum pumps and receiver. There are eight separate vacuum regulators, one at each bedside with an adjustment from 0 – 200 mm of mercury. The added-on vacuum switch to shut off the lead/lag vacuum pumps is adjusted in inches of mercury absolute, while the electronic control board with low vacuum alarms, etc., reads out in inches of mercury. If one vacuum pump cannot keep up at 20 inches of vacuum, the second pump will also kick in. An alarm sounds when the vacuum drops to less than 15 inches of vacuum. QUESTION: If the vacuum regulators are turned to -200 mm of mercury, what would the equivalent reading be in the following: 1. Inches of mercury?_____________ 2. Inches of mercury absolute?___________ 3. Inches of water column?________ 4. MM of mercury absolute?_____________ 5. PSI drop?______________________

GIVEN: Cylinder is 4" x 20" x 2"

Operating pressure is 100 psi

No load on cylinder

This cylinder is extending at a rate of 5 inches per second. If the piston seal develops a leak of 1 cfm, how fast will the cylinder extend?

SOLUTION: 1. 7.87 inches of mercury 2. 22.05 inches of mercury absolute

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3. 107 inches of water column 4. 560 mm of mercury absolute 5. 3.87 psi drop

= 29.92 inches of hg

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= 760 mm of hg = 407 inches of water column

= 14.7 psi 200 mm / 760 mm = X / 29.92 in.

X = 7.87 in. of hg

29.92 (atmosphere pressure) – 7.87 = 22.02 inches of hg absolute By Ernie Parker, AI, AJPP, AJPPCC, S, MT, MM, MIH, MIP, MMH, Fluid Power Instructor, Hennepin Technical College, EParker@Hennepintech.edu

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7.87 in. of hg / 29.92 in. of hg = X / 407 inches of H2O) X = 107 inches of water column 760 mm – 200 mm = 560 mm of hg absolute 29.92 / 14.7 = 2.035 in. of hg per PSI 7.87 / 2.035 = 3.86-psi drop

Answered Correctly Richard Throop, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, Neff Engineering Co., Inc. Fenton, MI

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EATON DRIVES EFFICIENCY WITH HYBRID LIFT TRUCK TECHNOLOGY TEST DRIVE Eaton is moving lift truck technology to the leading edge with its new hydraulic hybrid solution. Engineers from the world’s leading lift truck manufacturers recently visited one of Eaton’s facilities in Germany to get a firsthand feel of this more efficient technology installed in a machine demonstrator. “The hydraulic hybrid power system means cities and businesses can significantly reduce the amount of fuel consumed and emissions produced,” said Astrid Mozes, chief technology officer, Hydraulics Group, Eaton. Lift trucks can carry the weight of the industry by moving goods from one place to another in distribution, logistics, warehouses, and manufacturing. In these environments, Eaton’s system helps improve energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, productivity, operations cost, and safety. The technology demonstrated up to 35% fuel savings when compared with a baseline vehicle. This improvement was achieved by enhancing system efficiencies and capturing

energy from braking, then using that energy to supplement the engine’s power during acceleration. This reduces energy consumption, as well as improves carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions by 35% over a baseline vehicle.

For productivity, the system manages engine speed and torque, yielding optimal performance. The system also reduces conventional use of brakes, which means less wear and tear on this key machine component. It also addresses the engine start, replacing the function of traditional electric starters. The result is lower maintenance costs. With this innovation, Eaton technologists have also simplified three operator inputs into one control lever for smoother and more efficient lifting, making it an easier machine to operate. Additionally, by simplifying inputs, Eaton’s system reduces the potential for operator error, leading to improved worker and operational safety. Lift trucks and their operators are subject to tough conditions. Eaton’s hybrid power systems provide the value and technology to keep business moving.

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By Josef Karbassi, Piab AB

ERGONOMIC LIFTING MADE EASIER WITH VACUUM TECHNOLOGY

Fig. 1 (Left): Reducing injury and increasing productivity are often accomplished with the aid of ergonomic lifting devices. Fig. 2 (Top): The Extra Large Flat (XLF) suction cup is designed to handle various product sheets safely and securely in manufacturing environments.

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part from being backbreaking work, the lifting of heavy objects can so easily end in disaster. According to the laws of physics, the gravitational potential energy gained by lifting can convert to kinetic energy just to end in an almighty crash, buckling metal or shattering glass and potentially injuring anyone nearby. “Kissing it better” will not help, but the application of “the right suction and the right lips” prior to lifting can actually help avoid damage and injury.

Prevention Rather Than Cure The term ergonomics derives from the Greek words for “work” and “natural laws.” Although ergonomics has probably been practiced throughout human history, the earliest strong evidence for its use dates back to ancient Greece, where toolmakers were well aware of the importance of a good fit between humans and their tools. A simplified, modern definition could be: the study and design of equipment and devices to better suit the human body and its movements. At the heart of ergonomics rests the notion that prevention is better than cure. Avoiding industrial injuries, whether caused by accident or prolonged wear and tear, is a key objective. New Tools Exceed Standards Vacuum-based tools are widely used in industry to assist the ergonomic lifting of heavy objects, such as large sheets of glass for windows, doors, or vehicles. As it is important that the vacuum is maintained in such lifting tools or manipulators in case of unexpected power

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cuts, their sealing performance is strictly regulated by several international standards, for instance the ASME B30.20-2003 in the U.S. and EN 13155:2003 in the EU. With a guaranteed maximum leak rate of 0.12 "Hg/minute against 3.0 in.3, the latest innovations in vacuum technology exceed the norms set in these standards, ensuring an even higher level of safety. Non-Return Valves Maintain The Vacuum In case of power or system failure, vacuum can be maintained using several different methods. The addition of vacuum tanks may seem like the simplest and most straightforward solution. However, to work properly, the tanks need to be very large, resulting in cumbersome and expensive installations. A preferable alternative is to employ non-return valves or check valves that provide a robust seal if the vacuum pump suddenly fails. These can be either externally fitted or integrated into even the smallest of decentralized vacuum ejectors. Apart from a neater

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finish, the integrated solution used in the latest available technology will save space and is usually more cost effective. Also, a decentralized vacuum system based on small ejectors integrated into each suction cup is inherently more secure than a centralized system relying on one large vacuum pump. In the decentralized system, failure or loss of vacuum in one cup or ejector will not affect or jeopardize the entire system. Double-Lip Suction Cup Leaves No Marks Newly developed, extra-large, flat suction cups are ideal for the handling of, for instance, large panes of glass with either flat or slightly concave surfaces. Available in diameters of 150-300 mm, the cups are equipped with a specially designed friction pattern that is tailor-made for vertical handling of glass or metal sheets. The friction pattern stops sheets from slipping, even if they are slightly wet or greasy. A double-lip design acts as an extra safety barrier. If the cup’s outer lip is accidentally torn or cut, the inner lip will make sure that such damage does not have fatal consequences. It also safeguards against the effects of overloading. Made in special-quality Nitrile-PVC rubber, the cups leave no visible marks on glass. The material is 100% mark-free to the same level as polyurethane 60° shore. The rubber part is molded to the aluminum fitting, providing a strong and reliable interface.


Increased Safety with Indicators and Dual Controls Ergonomic design also involves features such as indicators and controls. It is important that operators of glass-handling manipulators, for example, can quickly and easily monitor if the system is operating at the correct vacuum level. Hence, individual suction cups need to be fitted with visual analogue gauges or conventional vacuum switches that clearly indicate incorrect levels. Audible warning signals may also need to be added to cover acute situations. For optimal safety, a dual-command regime is used for the release mechanism to ensure that this is not accidentally triggered by the operator. Low-Pressure Check Valve Ensures Proper Release For accurate and safe operation, the release mechanism needs to respond quickly and efficiently. Blow-off check valves are used to prevent vacuum from being pulled back to other pneumatic valves of unknown sealing performance. However, a common problem of traditional blow-off check valves is that they are slow to respond, not evacuating the vacuum quickly or uniformly enough to ensure a safe release. For example, if three out of four suction cups let go of a glass sheet but some vacuum remains in the fourth cup, the sheet could be left dangling precariously. To eliminate such risks, new blow-off check valves responding to low opening pressure have been developed. This will ensure that all check valves in a system open fully during the release. This is particularly important when releasing sheets of glass. The use of decentralized multi-stage vacuum ejectors based on COAX® technology will also speed up the response/evacuation time. Compared with alternative methods, these ejectors display a 50% shorter response time with the same energy consumption.

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Save Between 90 and 99% of Energy An extra energy-saving feature allows for the air consumption to be reduced by between 90 and 99%. With this function enabled, the extra sealed non-return valve will keep the pump in a zero air consumption mode during virtually the entire vacuum duty cycle, even if this lasts for as long as 15-20 minutes. As illustrated above, the latest developments in vacuum technology offer the opportunity to capture the essence of ergonomics through building the optimal lifting system for the handling of, for instance, large sheets of glass. By using the right suction and the right lips for the job, you really can “kiss it better” before lifting, rather than after.

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MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING AN AIR COMPRESSOR

ONE COMMON MISTAKE IN PURCHASING AND INSTALLING COMPRESSORS FOR THE SHOP ENVIRONMENT IS CHOOSING A COMPRESSOR THAT IS TOO LARGE. WHEN THE COMPRESSOR CHOSEN IS A ROTARY SCREW COMPRESSOR, THERE ARE PENALTIES TO BE PAID IF THE COMPRESSOR IS MUCH LARGER THAN THE AVERAGE COMPRESSED AIR LOAD.

BY RON MARSHALL FOR THE COMPRESSED AIR CHALLENGE

As we found out in my previous article (published in the Systems Integrator Directory 2015 issue), if a rotary screw compressor is chosen for shop duty, the unit will spend some time in the loaded condition, pumping up the system storage receiver and feeding the compressed air demand, and then spend the remaining time in the unloaded condition. Repair shops are generally lightly loaded, so most of the operation will be unloaded, especially in systems with small storage receiver capacity. Screw compressors consume about 25% of their full load power while in the loaded condition, even though they are not producing any air. In the above referenced article, some strategies were described to minimize this wasted unloaded power consumption. But what has size got to do with it? Well, let’s say a given screw compressor is twice as large as another. The wasted power in the unloaded condition of the smaller compressor will be about twice as much as the smaller unit. And the larger compressor will require twice as much installed storage receiver capacity, taking up twice the floor space as the smaller compressor. How do you prevent problems like this? The primary strategy would be to install only the capacity you need, but it is very hard to predict the required air capacity. Another strategy would be to use compressors that start/stop, such as reciprocating compressors. But these units are typically loud, produce hot and oily compressed air that is hard to condition, and require the

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system pressure to swing widely, sometimes 30 psi or more between start and stop settings. One other way would be to eliminate unloaded run time by using a compressor with variable speed drive control. These units are designed to start and stop at low loads with minimal unloaded run time while also varying the speed to match the demand at higher flows. If VSD compressors are oversized for the average load, they will simply turn themselves into a smaller compressor by automatically reducing the speed of the compression element. At the same time, power will be reduced, maximizing the efficiency of the compression process as much as possible. But even with VSD control, there can be efficiency problems, especially if the compressor is grossly oversized. Consider, as an example, a shop that repaired large earth-moving equipment. The facility was previously running a single 30-hp reciprocating compressor to feed shop tools and for various other miscellaneous uses. The shop needed to do media blasting to clean and condition the equipment. This blasting required peak flows of up to 375 cfm. The shop previously used a large diesel air compressor to feed the blasting, but the fuel costs had increased substantially and the unit was ready for replacement. The cost of using electric compressors was significantly lower. As a result, a new electric 100-hp compressor and air dryer was required. The previous air compressor consumed an average of 2.7 kW while feeding an average of 12 cfm of shop demand and a peak of 50 cfm. Adding in the predicted blasting load, the projected air flows were estimated at 50 cfm average and 350 cfm peak. Projected energy consumption for a load/unload compressor at this loading showed that if a 400-gallon receiver (much too small for efficient operation) were used, the system would have consumed an average of 53 kW due to rapid cycling and inefficient unloaded run time. If a VSD compressor were used, the projected compressor consumption was expected to be much lower at 10 kW average. Once the new compressor was installed, the installation was audited and it was found the actual average load was much lower than expected, only about 15 cfm. Because a VSD compressor was selected, however, the power consumption was averaging only 3 kW. Overestimating demand is very common due to safety factors that are typically added to sizing calculations. Luckily, the VSD could handle lower loads by turning itself down even further. But there was a problem. The air compressor had a built-in refrigerated air dryer that was a non-cycling style. Non-cycling refrigerated air dryers control their operation by bypassing hot refrigerant gas around the evaporator inside the unit so as not to overcool the compressed air and create ice that would block the flow. This type of operation caused the air dryer to consume almost full power even though it was only lightly loaded. The air dryer consumption was 3.4 kW, even more than the original 30-hp compressor.

The total consumption, including the compressor, was double the original compressor power, even with a slight increase in average flow. Had a cycling-style air dryer been selected, it would have automatically turned its refrigeration circuit down to match the air loading, much like a refrigerator in a home turns on and off during normal operation. The shop operators had saved themselves significant electrical operating costs by purchasing a VSD compressor rather than using a load/unload compressor, but due to the characteristics of the accompanying air dryer, some of the savings were lost.

A better solution in this case would have been to use the smaller 30-hp compressor for light loads and bring in the large compressor and air dryer only for blasting. To learn more about compressor control, consider taking part in Compressed Air Challenge’s next Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems webinar. Go to www. compressedairchallenge.org to see how. Reinforce your industry expertise with a Pneumatic Mechanic, Technician, or Specialist certification. Apply online at www.ifps.org.

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2015 IFPS SPRING MEETING RECAP February 25-28, 2015 • Magnolia Hotel • Houston, TX Special thanks to the 35 International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) professional members who recently met in Houston, Tex., to conduct the IFPS 2015 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the Board of Directors meeting, committee meetings, and strategic-planning sessions, and are instrumental in driving the IFPS forward in its mission.

In addition to board and committee meetings, attendees toured the National Oilwell Varco Technical College. The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) Board of Trustees also met in Houston, Texas. FPEF will sponsor an upcoming “Art for Industry” showcase on September 25, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden in Oakdale, Pa. Visit page 31 for more information. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fpef.org.

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OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2015 May 4-7, 2015 • Houston, TX • NRG Park Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies who work cooperatively to develop the program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM This year’s technical program covers a wide range of topics related to the offshore energy industry. The conference offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety, and environmentally focused solutions, as well as economic and regulatory impacts. This year, OTC received 1,313 proposals, the highest in the event’s history.

HIGHLIGHTS ƒƒ Project Updates: Get updated on CLOV Angola, Ichthys LNG, and the Gulfstar One Floating Production System, which was installed at a depth of 4,000 feet. ƒƒ Technology Improvements and Advances: Explore the application of aerospace technology to the energy industry, flexible pipe advancements, and more. ƒƒ Collaboration Between Competitors: Hear from a panel of executives from six service companies as they discuss the importance of

exchanging ideas and learning from each other’s successes so that a vibrant, successful future is available to all. ƒƒ Health, Safety, and Environment: Sessions are focused on real-time monitoring and risk assessment, as well as corporate social responsibility and preparation for an ultra-deepwater technology development program. ƒƒ Future Thinking: As technology improves, what is on the horizon for flow assurance, applications of CFD, and extending the lifetime of current facilities will be discussed.

The above information was taken from the OTC website. More details can be found at www.otcnet.org or by calling 972-952-9494.

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spectively, in the two prior years. Indeed, Canadian manufacturing activity also weakened in January, dropping to its lowest level since April 2013. On the positive side, Canadian employers hired 10,700 net new manufacturing workers in January, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.6%. In contrast, reports were brighter in Mexico. The HSBC Mexico Manufacturing PMI increased to its highest level since December 2012. The paces for new orders (up from 57.9 to 59.5), output (up from 58.1 to 59.1), and employment (up from 51.9 to 53.6) were all accelerating, suggesting very strong growth in domestic demand and production. Yet, even with progress, Mexico’s economy still leaves room for improvement. Beyond Canada and Mexico, 8 of the top 10 markets for U.S.-manufactured goods experienced expanding levels of activity in January, the same number found in December. China and Hong Kong both contracted for the month, with South Korea returning to growth. Chinese manufacturers have had declining levels of activity for two straight months; yet, new orders and output both turned marginally positive in January. Industrial production, fixed asset investments, and retail sales in China also picked up a little for the month on a year-over-year basis. These data were also consistent with what we have seen in the emerging markets, which continue to expand quite modestly. However, economic performance in the emerging markets varies significantly from country to country. The Czech Republic and Poland experienced healthy expansion in demand and production, for instance, while Russia and a number of other markets struggled. Of course, Europe continues to dominate global financial headlines. The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI edged slightly higher for the second straight month, up from 50.6 to 51.0. This marks the fastest pace of growth in manufacturing activity since July, with increased output helping to lift overall sentiment. Still, growth remains lethargic in the Eurozone, with nagging worries about deflation and uncertainties about Greece weighing heavily on markets. Industrial production increased 0.2% in November, but on a year-over-year basis, output declined by 0.4%. In addition, annual inflation was down 0.6% in January. With that said, surveys show rising sentiment and decent growth in retail spending, and the unemployment rate declined to its lowest level since August 2012—to a still highly elevated 11.4%. These positives aside, the euro has fallen to its lowest level since September 2003, with the European Central Bank intent to boost economic growth on the continent with its announced quantitative easing program. On the policy front, action on trade legislation, particularly Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), is likely to heat up in the coming weeks, as the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) releases a new report showing the im-

portance of TPA legislation and market-opening trade agreements to manufacturers in the United States. Other key trade legislation may also move forward. U.S. trade talks with the Asia-Pacific and Europe advance, and global discussions begin anew on broader global talks, while efforts continue to move key sectoral tariff-cutting agreements.

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

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

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AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

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CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT) CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)

Interested in improved safety, improved reliability, greater efficiency, and reduced liability? Certify your workforce with IFPS certifications! A Corporate Commitment Package helps your bottom line with significant savings. This program is designed for companies committed to certifying, recertifying, or obtaining individual memberships for 10 to 40 employees with savings from $60 – $110.00 per individual. Visit www.ifps.org to learn more or call 800-308-6005. Companies who participated in 2014:

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

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April 16, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College This presentation will cover proper line sizing of plumbing when using single rod cylinders and also explore pressure intensification due to some types of meter-out circuits. There are various standards for velocities concerning plumbing, and even if the math is truly done properly, most of the hydraulic plumbing and cylinder ports are not sized properly. These concepts will be discussed using very basic math to make participants aware of these problems for future sizing of components and plumbing. “HOW TO FIX AN AIR LEAK SO IT STAYS FIXED”

June 4, 2015 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Jon Jensen, CFPAI, SMC Corp. of America All personnel have a responsibility to control the costs and environmental impact of excessive energy use in their facilities. Leakage is an area of major concern in pneumatic systems, but leaks rarely get addressed because the feeling is that "they'll just come back!" This webcast will focus on the costs associated with air leaks, the typical causes of air leaks, and strategies to repair them so they don't come back.

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August 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Ken Dulinski, CFPAI, Macomb Community College Basic operation of a proportional valve amplifier with LVDT feedback will be covered in this web presentation. Starting with the block diagram of an amplifier, we will discuss proper wiring methods followed by a step-by-step tuning procedure for maximum valve performance. Finally, we will discuss troubleshooting the amplifier using the built-in light indicators and a voltmeter to localize various common problems.

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2015 Certification Review Training Certification Review Training Review-training courses offered through third-party Accredited Instructors vary in hours. You’ll learn how to ƒƒ Use the math required for testing ƒƒ Analyze and design systems ƒƒ Select components ƒƒ Prepare and properly take certification tests All review-training options are taught by IFPS Accredited Instructors. The written certification test can be taken at any IFPS testing location (additional test fees will apply). If you are an IFPS Accredited Instructor and would like to list your training or open test events, please e-mail info@ifps.org.

HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST (HS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

Job Performance and Written Tests: July 10

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Virginia Beach, VA Review: September 22-24 Job Performance and Written Tests: September 25

Online Live-Distance Learning: October 2015 dates available. Review and testing offered through NTT Training E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Sacramento, CA Review: May 12-14 Job Performance and Written Tests: May 15 Centennial, CO Review: July 7-9

Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. E-mail: register@cfc-solar. com Fairfield, OH Review: October 19-21 Written Test: October 21 Review and testing offered through Eaton Hydraulics Training Services E-mail: hydraulicstraining@ eaton.com Eden Prairie, MN Review: November 10-12 Written Test: November 13 PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST (PS) CERTIFICATION REVIEW

The online Pneumatic

Specialist certification review-training course offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. covers all six chapters (8.5 hours) and every outcome to prepare you for the Pneumatic Specialist test. Members receive 20% off with coupon code. Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. E-mail: register@cfc-solar. com Fairfield, OH Review: July 27-29 Written Test: July 29 CONNECTOR & CONDUCTOR (CC) REVIEW W/ JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

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Written Tests: June 5 Review: April 28-29 Job Performance and Written Tests: April 30 Centennial, CO Review: July 21-23 Job Performance and Written Tests: July 24 Review: August 25-26 Job Performance and Written Tests: August 27 Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 6-8 Job Performance and Written Tests: October 9 Review: December 15-16 Job Performance and Written Tests: December 17 Review and testing offered through Eaton Hydraulics Training Services E-mail: hydraulicstraining@ eaton.com Maumee, OH Review: June 2-3 Job Performance Test: June 3 / Written Test: June 4


Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. E-mail: register@cfc-solar. com Fairfield, OH Review: May 4-6 Job Performance Test: May 6-1:00 p.m. / Written Test: May 7-8:00 a.m. Review: August 26-27 Job Performance and Written Tests: August 28 MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC (MHM) REVIEW W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

The online Mobile Hydraulic certification review (for written test) offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. covers all chapters of the MHM Study Manual (6.5 hours) and every outcome to prepare you for the written MHM test. Members receive 20% off with coupon code. Review and testing offered through NTT Training E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Virginia Beach, VA Review: May 12-14 Job Performance and Written Tests: May 15 Henderson, NV Review: September 22-24 Job Performance and Written Tests: September 25

Houston, TX Review: November 3-5 Job Performance and Written Tests: November 6 Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training, Inc. E-mail: register@cfc-solar. com Fairfield, OH Review: August 3-5 Job Performance Test: August 5-1:00 p.m. / Written Test: August 6-8:00 a.m. INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (IHT) REVIEW TRAINING W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

Review and testing offered through NTT Training E-mail: bwilson@nttinc.com Sacramento, CA Review: June 2-4 Job Performance and Written Tests: June 5 Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 6-8 Job Performance and Written Tests: October 9 Centennial, CO Review: July 21-23 Job Performance and Written Tests: July 24 MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN (MHT) REVIEW TRAINING W/JOB PERFORMANCE TEST

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Online Job Performance Review -- CFC Industrial Training offers online JP Reviews, which include stations 1-6 of the IFPS Mechanic and Technician Job Performance Tests. Members may e-mail IFPS for a 20% coupon code off the list price or get the code in the Members’ Only area for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review (test not included).

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IFPS NEWLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS Sean Barrett, HS Dynamic Fluid Products Inc.

Amanda Hurd, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

Anthony Ruberti, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

William Bonett, MM, PM Western Hydrostatics, Inc.

Andrew Kampel, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

Frank Rudd, CC Pirtek USA

Brian Buckler, PS Mead Fluid Dynamics

Devin Key, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

Samantha Schreiber, S, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

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Patrick Lindsey, CC Pirtek USA

Mohaned Shahin, HS

Daniel Centofanti, HS Parker Hannifin Corp. Will Cheesman, HS

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Terence Ludlow, MHT, MHM

Westin Siemsglusz, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

John McConnell, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

Ronald Szarzynski, PS Bimba Manufacturing Company

Richard Meyers, IHM Washington County Library

Brandon Trahan, IHM Western Hydrostatics, Inc.

CHANGING EXPECTATIONS

Michael Dehnke, HS

Marty Niester, HS Parker Hannifin Corp.

Kazuyuki Uchida, HS Parker Hannifin Japan Ltd.

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Christopher Denman, S, HS Skarda Equipment Co.

Andrew Oltmanns, CC Pirtek USA

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Andrew Dotson, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Yong Quan, S, PS Benteler Auto

James Fairman, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations ALABAMA

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ALASKA DELAWARE Anchorage, AK Fairbanks, AK

ARIZONA Flagstaff, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Phoenix, AZ Prescott, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Sierra Vista, AZ Tempe, AZ Thatcher, AZ Tucson, AZ Yuma, AZ

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FIRST News

FIRST® RECYCLE RUSHSM 2015 ROBOTICS GAME UNVEILED Inventor and FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen launched the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) season with the kickoff of a new robotics game called RECYCLE RUSHSM before a crowd of more than 800 people at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., hometown of FIRST headquarters. Nearly 75,000 high school students on approximately 3,000 teams at 107 venues around the globe joined the 2015 kickoff via live Comcast NBCUniversal broadcast. RECYCLE RUSHSM is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season. At the kickoff event, FIRST Robotics Competition teams were shown the playing field and received a kit of parts made up of motors, batteries, a control system, a PC, and a mix of automation components worth tens of thousands of dollars—and only limited instruction. Working with adult mentors, students have six weeks to design, build, program, and test their robots to meet the season’s engineering challenge. Once these young inventors build a robot, their teams will participate in one or more of the 105 regional and district events that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of students. NASA Administrator Charles Boden said, “I get excited about the start of another FIRST competition season, and I get inspired watching you work as teams building and operating robots that perform incredible feats. Before we send humans to Mars and beyond, robots will lead the way. Your work will be a vital contribution to space exploration.” Sponsored by NASA, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Massachusetts-based PTC, the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff event is an opportunity for teams from all over the world to come together as a community to share in the excitement of seeing the new game unveiled. Teams at local kickoffs in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and the U.S. watched the proceedings via live broadcast.

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“Spare Parts” Movie Debuts in Theaters Featuring Robots Built by FIRST Teams The stars are aligning for science and engineering as a new movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Carlos PenaVega, and Marisa Tomei about a high-school robotics team made its debut in theaters in January. The movie, “Spare Parts,” is based on FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 842 – Falcon Robotics from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Ariz. and their famous robotic underdog victory against MIT, which was chronicled in the WIRED article “La Vida Robot” in 2005. The team, led by FIRST® Senior Mentor Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi and currently retired Computer Science Teacher Allan Cameron, was comprised of four students who, in 2004, built an underwater robot for the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition. Team members discovered a leak shorting the system in their robot, Stinky, during the competition. With limited time and resources, students stuffed the leak with tampons, impressed the judges with their creative problem-solving skills, and emerged victorious from the underwater robotics contest, besting MIT among other college teams. Lajvardi credits the team’s innovative, creative thinking and victory to their participation in FIRST, which dates back to their “rookie” year in 2002. “FIRST offers students the rigors and rewards of engineering during the six-week FIRST Robotics Competition build process, which taught my students creative problem-solving skills, collaborative teamwork, and innovative thinking skills that gave us more of an advantage in competitions,” said Lajvardi. “Students also built their self confidence through the FIRST experience, yet they learned how to ask for help from mentors when they needed support.” In the movie, George Lopez’s character is a combination of Cameron and Lajvardi. All of the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were built and at times even operated during onscreen action by students and alumni of three FIRST teams: Team 842, Team 39, and Team 1726. According to Lajvardi, the cast and crew of “Spare Parts” were amazed that the high school students were capable of designing, building, and operating all of the ROVs for the movie; the teams built a total of 24 ROVs. In addition to building and operating the ROVs, the FIRST teams also helped design the tasks the ROVs had to perform onscreen. “‘Spare Parts’ tells an impressive story of grit, determination, creativity, and leadership in engineering,” said FIRST President Donald E. Bossi. “The characters—who are modeled after talented, real-life leaders—show the world you can work hard and have fun Left to right: Allan Cameron in science and engineering while accomplishing your (mentor), George Lopez, and goals through teamwork and individual success.” Coach Fred

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“QUEENS FOR A DAY” – JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAM WELCOMED AT WHITE HOUSE Eight-year-old Natalie Hurley joined Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) to “build with LEGO” and “meet cool people.” What she got was so much more. Last May, as a second-grader, she and her fellow “LEGO Queens” of Junior FIRST LEGO League Team 248 embarked on an amazing adventure. Natalie and her teammates—Avery Dodson, Miriam Schaffer, Amber Yu, Claire Winton, and Lucy Clair Sharp—from Tulsa, Okla. were invited to the White House to present President Obama with their DISASTER BLASTERSM LEGO model and Show Me poster. Engineering and LEGO Queens Coach Suzanne Dodson never expected her season to end with such an honor. “I wanted (the girls) to get comfortable with motors, gears, and the ideas behind computer programming. I also wanted them to realize that you’re never too young for creative problem solving, and that if you’re willing to work hard, you can achieve just about anything,” she said. The once-in-a-lifetime meeting with President Obama signaled that mission completed. The 2013 Jr.FLL DISASTER BLASTERSM challenge tasked teams to explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves, and more that we call natural disasters. The hope was that participation would empower Jr.FLL team members to make a difference and to feel prepared if they learn about or face a natural disaster in the future. In the case of the LEGO Queens, it did. In September 2013, Colorado experienced the worst flooding in nearly 50 years after a storm dropped 17 inches of rain in one week. The floods killed eight people, destroyed about 2,000 homes and 200 businesses, damaged more than 16,000 homes, and crippled 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges. About 6,000 people were evacuated from mountain towns cut off by floodwaters. The LEGO Queens were particularly impacted by the idea that first responders couldn’t reach small towns because the bridges had been washed away. Inspired, the team set out to invent a flood-proof bridge that would retract when it detected rising waters. “We came up with an awesome idea to help people,” Natalie said. “And engineering is mostly about helping people.” The model the team designed mechanizes the bridge with motors and gears in the correct ratios. A computer program developed by the girls would cause the bridge to retract when flood conditions set in through a motion sensor in the riverbed.

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The President spent nearly 10 minutes with the LEGO Queens, chatting about their project. By all accounts, the girls answered all of his questions while exhibiting excellent presentation skills and Gracious Professionalism.

“The LEGO Queens—an all-girl team that rocked tiaras while writing simple computer code—demonstrate that you don’t have to give up on being girly to enjoy science, technology, engineering, and math,” Coach Dodson said.

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We’ll be taking a closer look at additive manufacturing at the upcoming 2015 NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego. We’ve invited Alex Chausovsky, Senior Principal Analyst in Industrial Automation for IHS Technology to help us dissect the subject. He’s been doing a lot of research into additive manufacturing, specifically from a fluid power perspective, and will have some thought-provoking information to present.

NFPA Updates

Whatever your opinion, focusing on new and emerging technologies like additive manufacturing, and deciding how our industry can best benefit from them, is a big part of NFPA’s core strategic priority of helping to foster an innovative environment for the fluid power industry.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FOR JANUARY 2015 Along with performing systematic reviews on existing fluid powerrelated ISO standards, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been working on a number of ISO draft international standards projects related to contamination control, pneumatic control products, and sealing devices:

Is Additive Manufacturing an Opportunity or a Threat for the Fluid Power Industry?

Additive Manufacturing Applications for Fluid Power? By Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO

I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging technology of additive manufacturing and make the determination for themselves. I got a good look at some possible additive manufacturing applications for fluid power on by Eric Lanke my recent NFPA CEO tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacat the Ridge National infor Tennessee. Our atofthe Ituring got a good look Oak at some possible additive Laboratory manufacturing (ORNL) applications fluid power on myfriends recent tour theCCEFP helped arrange the tourFacility on the tailfor end of the Fluid Power and Research Manufacturing Demonstration (MDF) additive manufacturing at theInnovation Oak Ridge National Laboratory inConTennessee. OurOctober, friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the Fluid Innovation and Research ference in and it was quite an eye-opening experience forPower me and the forty-some Conference and itpower was quite an eye-opening experience for me and the forty-some members of the fluid membersinofOctober, the fluid industry that chose to participate. power industry that chose to participate. In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D printing—the process known as 3D printing—the process of “growing” a part from nothing, layer by layer, rather of “growing” a part from nothing, layer by layer, rather than starting with a hunk of metal and cutting or machining it thantostarting with a And hunk of metal and heavily cutting it down to the you down the part you need. ORNL has invested in or the machining technology, opening the MDF and part making its need. And ORNL has invested heavily in the technology, opening the MDF and making its resources available for a whole host of industries to experiment with, including fluid power. Dr. Lonnie Love runs the MDF, and he has a strong interest in fluid power, having served for the last nine years as one of CCEFP’s scientific advisors. In the attached photo, we see one of Lonnie’s team members demonstrating the hydraulic-actuated robot arms that they recently printed, partly as an experiment and partly in an attempt to create a set of robotic arms to aid with undersea exploration and salvage operations. The first amazing thing about the arms is that they are made of titanium. That’s one of the new technologies that the MDF is quietly advancing—the ability to print in a variety of different metals—not just in the plastics and polymers that we traditionally associate with 3D printing. But things get more interesting when you look more closely at the arms. They are fully hydraulic, but there are no hoses or couplings. All the fluid pathways are internal to the structure—even through each of the joints—something that is just plain impossible to do with traditional manufacturing techniques. The valves that help control movement are also printed directly into the structure of each joint. It’s a great example of what additive manufacturing makes possible for fluid power applications. Because of all this internal architecture—“grown” whole from the bottom up, rather than machined component by component then pieced together—the arms are extremely lightweight (they are, in fact, buoyant in the water they’re designed to work in) and, remarkably, they DO NOT LEAK. Since the fluid pathways are all enclosed in one continuous circuit, there’s no way for the hydraulic fluid to leak out. It completely changes the way one thinks about what’s possible with fluid power systems. Two arguments I’ve heard against additive manufacturing for our industry can be boiled down to 1. It threatens my core business. Well, yes, I suppose it does, if you define your core business by how you make your product rather than by the customer problem you’re trying

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ISO 21018-4 – Hydraulic Fluid Power – Monitoring the level of particulate contamination in the fluid – Part 4: Use of the light extinction technique is part of the 21018 series of standards that standardizes operating procedures for automatic particle counters and monitors. Part 4 of this ISO 21018 defines procedures for the use of light extinction instruments in evaluating the cleanliness level of a hydraulic liquid. It also includes procedures for calibrating and verifying that the instruments are operating correctly to ensure consistent results. ISO 11727 – Pneumatic Fluid Power – Identification of ports and control mechanisms for control valves and other components includes rules for identifying and marking the ports and the control mechanisms permitting the user to properly connect components in a system when using a circuit diagram. ISO 6194-3:2009 – Rotary shaft lip-type seals incorporating elastomeric sealing elements – Part 3: Storage, handling, and installation, which is part of the ISO 6194 series that describes seals utilizing elastomeric sealing elements suitable for use under low-pressure conditions. This part of ISO 6194 gives users of lip-type seals requirements and guidance on the careful storage, handling, and proper installation of rotary shaft lip-type seals; attention is drawn to the hazards involved and ways of avoiding them. To learn about NFPA and ISO standards (draft, published, or withdrawn) relevant to fluid power, go to NFPA’s Standards Locator at www.nfpa.com. For more information on NFPA’s involvement on the development standards, contact Denise Rockhill at drockhill@nfpa.com.


to solve. If you’re in the “making fluid power components with traditional manufacturing” business, then additive is a disruption in your marketplace that you’d better fight against. But if you’re in the “providing my customers with controllable power” business, then you may find uses and applications for additive that can help you do that better than your competitors. 2. I need more machinists, not new technologies. This is probably the most common concern I hear from NFPA members. And it certainly is a pain point for them, for our industry, and for dozens of other industries like ours. But additive may be a technology that warrants a re-thinking of this instinctual desire. Ask yourself, will there be any machinists in the future? People with mechanical aptitude, yes, of course there will always be those, but how will that aptitude be best leveraged by the fluid power industry in the future? By drilling holes and other traditional methods of manufacturing parts? Or by controlling flow architecture in new and inventive ways? Maybe the solution to the machinist workforce problem isn’t training young people in traditional technologies, but rather transforming a traditional industry in a way that engages young people with new technologies? I’m not trying to convince you one way or the other. But I do think the questions are worth asking and the discussion is worth having. We’re currently looking for other ways to leverage this technology for fluid power applications. Through the CCEFP’s Industry Engagement Committee, we’re going to be sponsoring several fluid power-related projects with the MDF and sharing the results with our membership. If you’ve got ideas for how to apply additive manufacturing for fluid power and would like to be a part of the project team that connects with the MDF on these subjects, let me know. We’ll also be taking a closer look at additive manufacturing at the upcoming 2015 NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego. We’ve invited Alex Chausovsky, senior principal analyst at Industrial Automation for IHS Technology, to help us dissect the subject. He’s been doing a lot of research into additive manufacturing, specifically from a fluid power perspective, and will have some thought-provoking information to present. Focusing on new and emerging technologies, like additive manufacturing, and deciding how our industry can best benefit from them is a big part of NFPA’s core strategic priority of helping to foster an innovative environment for the fluid power industry. Eric Lanke can be reached at elanke@nfpa.com.

Save THE Date FPIRC 2015 The next Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) will be held October 14-16, 2015 at the Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago. The conference, co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. It connects industry to university resources and talent through technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry.

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NFPA Updates

CSS Monthly Shipments: December Decline Avoided NFPA’s December 2014 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, confirmed that the fluid power industry has finally eluded “The December Decline.” Fluid power manufacturers certainly won’t miss this November to December annual decline and welcome December growth for the first time since 2010, but should realize that much of this trend reversal is due to an extremely weak November. Unfortunately, not all segments of the industry came out ahead in December with industrial hydraulics continuing the December slide for yet another year. Preliminary December 2014 shipments of fluid power products increased 10.2% compared to December 2013 and increased 2.7% when compared with November 2014. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments increased when compared with

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December 2013. Mobile hydraulic and pneumatic shipments increased, while industrial hydraulic shipments decreased when compared with last month. Final November 2014 shipments of fluid power products decreased 0.7% to an overall 5% for the 2014 calendar year when compared with the same time period in 2013. Both the 12-Month Moving Average (MMA) index of 105.2, an indicator of change in the size of the industry, and the 12/12 Ratio index of 105.7, an indicator of change in the rate of growth in the industry, maintain levels above 100 but have begun to decline. The direction and speed in which these two index indicators move, as well as their position above or below 100, can help you understand the short-term outlook for our industry. Fluid power manufacturers have now shifted their focus to 2015 and what is to come. Most are hoping at the very least that we continue the industry’s typical “bell-shaped”

curve trend and start 2015 off with a strong first quarter. The NFPA Forecast Report, supplied by ITR Economics, points to continued growth in 2015 for the fluid power industry with growth of 1.8% over 2014. The Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program is a monthly source of aggregated industry data for the U.S. fluid power industry. This report represents data on monthly shipments and orders collected from NFPA membership, and helps users understand trends and anticipate change within the industry. Member companies can benchmark their own company’s performance against overall industry performance using the CSS results. Data is collected from participating U.S. fluid power manufacturers, compiled by a third-party to maintain confidentiality, and results are then only sent to CSS participants. Questions about the program can be sent to Eric Armstrong at earmstrong@nfpa.com or by calling 414-778-3372.

IFPE 2017 EXHIBIT SALES TO OPEN APRIL 1 March 7-11, 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Priority assignment for exhibit space at IFPE 2017 begins April 1, 2015. NFPA members receive substantial savings on IFPE space. The deadline for the priority assignment process is August 15, 2015. Exhibitors submitting applications after the August 15 deadline will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2017 IFPE Management Committee met in Chicago to kick off the 2017 IFPE planning cycle. Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/ AGG, IFPE 2017 is an international exposition and technical conference dedicated to the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications. Additional exhibiting information can be found at www.ifpe.com/exhibitors. For questions regarding exhibit space, contact sales@ ifpe.com. CIRCLE 441

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FPEF Updates

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation is proud to present

“Art for Industry” Industry Supporting The Arts / Artists Supporting Industry Friday, September 25th 2015 Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Road • Oakdale, PA 15071 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($40) – refreshments and awards 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ($100) – food and cocktails The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, is proud to present an artwork showcase “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Silent Auction items will also be on hand. Monies raised at this event will be donated to the Mechatronics Program at CCAC for scholarships and to FPEF.

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3-day Cartridge Slip-in and Screw-in Logic Valve Technology Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 www.cfc-solar.com

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Mobile Hydraulic Technology Elyria, OH Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495 www.parker.com

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Connector and Conductor Review and Testing Fairfield, OH (CFC Industrial Training) Contact IFPS: 800-308-6005 www.ifsp.org

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Electrohydraulics Maintenance and Troubleshooting Maumee, OH Eaton Tel: 800-413-8809 www.eaton.com

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Introduction to Hydraulics Milwaukee, WI MSOE Tel: 414-277-7217 www.msoe.edu

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Principles of Hydraulics Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745 www.boschrexroth-us. com

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Proportional Control Technology Burlington, Ontario,

Canada Bosch Rexroth Canada Tel: 905-735-0510 www.boschrexroth.ca

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Pneumatic Technology for Industry Calgary, Alberta, Canada Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495 www.parker.com

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2-day Hydraulic Pump Analysis Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 www.cfc-solar.com

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Industrial Basics Maumee, OH Eaton Tel: 800-413-8809 www.eaton.com

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Pumps and Controls, Open/Closed Loop Bethlehem, PA Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745 www.boschrexroth-us. com

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Introduction to Mobile Hydraulic Technology Greenville, SC Bosch Rexroth Tel: 610-997-6745 www.boschrexroth-us. com

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Hydraulic Component Sizing Elk Grove Village, IL Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495 www.parker.com

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3-day Level 1 PLC Fundamentals Cincinnati, OH CFC-Solar, Inc. Tel: 513-874-3225 www.cfc-solar.com

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Industrial Hydraulic Technology Elyria, OH Parker Hannifin Tel: 216-896-2495 www.parker.com

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Product Review INDUCTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOR Alliance Sensors Group www.alliancesensors.com

INDUSTRIAL JOYSTICK

The MHP series linear inductive sensors are designed for installation into the rear end-cap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5,000 psig. Their 1-inch hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are suitable for mobile hydraulics, factory automation machinery, or oil and gas exploration equipment, and mount to the cylinder with a standard male o-ring port thread. The sensors are based on a proprietary contactless inductive-sensing technology with a short stroke-to-length ratio. They employ a 7-mm diameter probe inserted into an 8-mm (5/16 inch) gun-drilled hole in the cylinder rod to measure position rather than a ring magnet or pot contact spool. They are offered in ranges from 50 to 600 mm (2 to 24 inches) full scale.

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Cyber-Tech, Inc. www.cyber-tech.net The JS-H100 industrial joystick base utilizes sealed non-contacting Halleffect sensors and an all-metal body design. This small and rugged joystick is suited for tight clearances in compact control panels and armrests. Resistant to vibration, shock, and extremes of temperatures typically found in mobile machine environments, the joystick offers maintenance-free, reliable, long-term use. The joystick is available in two mechanical configurations: (Y1) single-axis spring return to center and (XY) dual-axis spring return to centered. These configurations are available in two electrical output styles: (E1) 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc, (E2) 1 to 4 Vdc signal outputs. Regardless of the configuration, all JS-H100 joysticks come prewired with a 6-way Deutsch DTM046P receptacle and include a 10-ft. mating harness. The joystick is also available with USB and CAN/J1939.

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GEAR PUMPS

Muncie Power Products, Inc. www.munciepower.com The Optimum® series of gear pumps/motors is designed for durability, featuring a rigid pump design for long product life and maintained performance. Available in three frame sizes (W, X, and Y) and tandem or triple configurations, the series possesses flow ranges from 6-63 gpm and 1,000 rpm and pressures up to 4,350 psi. With its patented OPTI-GRIP® technology, the pumps/motors resist casting separation through greater structural integrity. In addition to a full-featured design, the series features a 13-tooth gear design that provides smoother operation and reduces hydraulic noise.

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www.heavymotions.com

Fax: (909) 498-0468

Heavy Motions is a global supplier of high-quality hydraulic parts that services mobile truck, construction, agricultural, oil and gas industries. Our company offers high quality hydraulic products ranging from gear pumps, PTOs, orbital motors, sectional directional control valves, cylinders and component parts. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest performance and most reliable products. Many of our products are able to replace and interchange with many competitive models on the market. We work diligently to not only have competitive pricing but also product selection, product availability, fast delivery and lead time. We believe that building a relationship with our customers is the first step, maintaining it creates customer/client loyalty. Let us be your source for all of your mobile hydraulics needs.

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Industry News

PIRTEK CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF ITS 50TH U.S. LOCATION PIRTEK opened its 50th hose service and supply center in Menomonee Falls, just northwest of Milwaukee, Wis., in February 2015. Owner Tom Fechter brings 17 years of experience in the hydraulic industry to his new business. Inventory at the shop includes 3600, 5000, and 6000-psi hydraulic hoses, quick disconnect couplings, adapters, hose clamps, pressure-wash hoses, nozzles and wands, pressure gauges, and 50-ft. utility hose. The center will also act as a home base for three on-site mobile hose workshops, each of which is full equipped and stocked to manufacture hose assemblies. www.pirtekusa.com

ARGO-HYTOS Celebrates Grand Opening in China In October 2014, ARGO-HYTOS celebrated its grand opening of a manufacturing plant in Yangzhou, China. On an area of 2,500 square meters, hydraulic components and systems are manufactured and assembled. Approximately 60 people will be employed at the facility by the end of the year. Other sales offices of ARGO-HYTOS in China are located in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Hong Kong. www.argo-hytos.com

Owner Tom Fechter

OMEGA ENGINEERING INAUGURATES NEW OFFICE IN MEXICO OMEGA Engineering is celebrating its new office in Mexico, which is in line with its strategy to expand its business and leadership globally. Headquartered in the U.S., the company has been involved in process measurement and control for over 50 years and is part of Spectris plc. The office in Mexico is located in the San Pedro Garza García (Monterrey metropolitan area) in the state of Nuevo León. www.mx.omega.com

Mason City, Iowa

Reynosa, Mexico

MINNESOTA RUBBER AND PLASTICS REALIGNS MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS Through a combination of facility upgrades, expansions, and consolidations, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics has improved overall efficiencies across its manufacturing group. Recent actions include the expansion of manufacturing in Reynosa, Mexico, and Mason City, Iowa; the relocation of processes from the Watertown, South Dakota and Irvine, California facilities; and the subsequent closing of those locations. In addition to more efficient operations, these expansions strengthen the company’s capabilities within its key customers’ industries of water, medical and pharmaceutical, and power and transportation. www.mnrubber.com

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SWIFT FILTERS ACQUIRES HOUSTONBASED MANUFACTURER Swift Filters, Inc. acquired JB Services International, Inc., a Houston-based manufacturer of high-pressure filter housings sold to oil and gas, chemical processing, automotive manufacturing, and other markets. The purchase marks the entry of Swift into the filter-housing manufacturing business. JB Services is now part of a newly created division of Swift called Swift-JB International, LLC and is based in Houston, Tex. www.swift-jbinternational.com


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MECWASH SYSTEMS SELLS TWO COMPONENT CLEANING SYSTEMS HUSCO International has invested in its 11th and 12th component-cleaning systems from MecWash Systems. The Midi aqueous wash machines clean hydraulic control valves used in off-highway applications, including agricultural machinery, materials handling, and construction. HUSCO commissioned its first system for use at its European headquarters in 2000. Since then, it has installed three units in the UK, as well as five in the U.S. and one in China. www.mecwash.com

TRIUMPH LANDS DEAL WITH AIRBUS AND EXPANDS IN WALES The First Minister of Wales, the Rt. Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, announced a deal with the aerospace company Triumph, headquartered in Berwyn, Pa. Triumph secured a $65-million annual contract to supply Airbus with components for aircraft landing gear. Deeside will become the sole supplier of hydraulic actuation systems used in the landing gear for all Airbus A380 and A320 aircraft. The $2.8-million investment in new facilities and equipment is backed by $625,000 business finance from the Welsh Government. The deal will see work move from China to Wales, creating over 60 highly skilled jobs at Triumph’s plant in Deeside. Work on the 2,300-sq. meter extension to accommodate the new business is due to get underway in April with production commencing in April 2016. www.triumphgroup.com

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Quality, high-performance, cost-effective filtration solutions since 1976

[608]524-4200 www.zinga.com

RB2 The

RB2 by Zinga Industries combines our timetested breather design with an innovative internal splash resistant geometry. A variety of popular thread mounting options for simplified and economical reservoir mounting makes this splash resistant design the right choice for reservoir designers and users. RB2 Features: • Integrated splash-resistant design can be used with the pressure/vacuum option • Threaded-in mounting design for new or existing filler ports • Standard thread sizes of 2 ½” – 12 UN (SAE-32), 1 ¼” NPTF, or M52X2 • 10 Micron air filtration keeps contaminants from entering the reservoir • Glass-filled nylon construction provides all-weather durability RB2 Options: • Weld bases in steel or aluminum • Steel baskets in 4”, 6”, 9”, or 12” nominal lengths with 30, 60, 100, or 200 stainless steel mesh liners • Oil level indicating dipstick • Pressure/ Vacuum combined relief valve in 3, 5, or 10 PSI pressure and .2 PSI vacuum • Logo Imprint / Label

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Accuflex

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Advance Hydraulics

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Advanced Machine & Engineering

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Air & Hydraulic Power Inc.

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Air Hydraulic Systems

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Air-Way Manufacturing Company

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Airline Hydraulics

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Airmo, Inc.

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Airotronics Aitech Defense Systems

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ALA Industries Limited Alemite LLC Allen-Orton, LLC

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Allenair Corporation

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Allied Electronics, Inc.

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Allied Fluid Conditioners Allied Metrics Seals and Fasteners, Inc. Alloys & Components, SW Almo Manifold & Tool Co. Alumi-Tec Inc.

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American Aerospace Controls, Inc.

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American Chemical Technologies, Inc.

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American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) Ametek Automaton Process Technologies

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Ametek US Gauge Ametek Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS)

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Amphenol Corporation

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Anchor Coupling Inc.

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Anderson Metals Corporation, Inc.

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Anderson Fittings

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Apex Hydraulic & Machine, Inc.

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API Heat Transfer - Buffalo, NY API Heat Transfer-API Airtech Division Arcade, NY APM HEXSEAL Applied Industrial Technologies

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ARGO-HYTOS Inc. Ark-Plas Products, Inc.

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ASA Hydraulik ASCO Valve, Inc. Ashcroft Inc. Atlantic Hydraulics LLC Attica Hydraulic Exchange Corp.

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Aurelius Mfg. Co., Inc.

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Automatic Valve Corp. Aventics Corp. AW Company

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AW Gear Meters AW-Lake Company

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Axiomatic Technologies Corporation Bailey International Corporation

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Baldwin Filters Behringer Corp.

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Bimba Manufacturing Company

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Birmingham Hydraulics, Inc. BJM Pumps Bobalee Hydraulics

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Bosch Rexroth Hydraulics, Industrial and Mobile

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Brand Hydraulics Branham, W.C. Inc.

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Bray Controls

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Brennan Industries

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Brevini USA Briggs

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Bucher Hydraulics Inc.

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Burkert Fluid Control Systems

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BuyFittingsOnline.com C.C. Jensen, Inc. Canfield Connector Canimex Inc.

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CAPLUGS

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Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction

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CAT PUMPS

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Central Hydraulics Inc.

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Central Illinois Mfg., Co.

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Checkfluid Inc.

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Clean Filtration USA CMC Marine, Inc. Columbia Hydraulic Service, INC

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CEJN Industrial Corp.

Certified Power, Inc.

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Comatrol Command Controls Corp. Como Filtration Systems Component Sourcing Intl. LLC

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Concentric AB Control Enterprises, Inc. (C.E.I.)

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Control Products, Inc. Controlled Motion Solutions, Inc.

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Cotta Transmission Company COX Instruments

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CPV Manufacturing, Inc.

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Cross Fluid Power

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Cross Manufacturing Inc.

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CRS Service, Inc.

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Custom Control Sensors, Inc.

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Custom Hoists, Inc. Dakota Fluid Power

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Datum-A-Industries, Inc.

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DEL Hydraulics, Inc. Delta^Q Corp. Delta Power Co. Deltrol Fluid Products Denison Hydraulics, Inc. Deschner Corporation

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Deublin Company Devine Hydraulics Inc.

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Diamond Wire Spring Company Dichtomatik Americas

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Differential Pressure Plus, Inc. Dixon Valve

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DMIC-Delaware Mfg. Industries Corp. Doering Company Donaldson Company Inc.

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Double A Hydraulics Dresser Instruments DTS Fluid Power, LLC

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Duplomatic Hydraulic Components Dura-Bar

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F lu id s Ge - Wat ar D e rive r-Glyc He ol at E s xch Hy a n dra ger u s Hy lic Qu , Air C dro sta ick Co ooled tic nne Joy Dri stic ves ct Co upl Joy ks ing stic s Lin k Con ear tro l P Lub ositio lers rica nT r t i o Ma n E ansdu nifo qui c p l d me ers s Op nt en Loo pH Op en ydr L a Op oop H ulic M en oto Loo ydrau rs l ic Op Ge en p Hy M ar Ax Loop drauli otors ial c Mo - Van Sw Hydr t a o a Op shp ulic rs - e en l Be Loop ate P Moto Piston nt A H isto rs y Ope xis P draul n isto ic M nL n oop oto Pis rs ton Hydr a R u lic od Pre ssu Stoc Moto r rs k Pre e Gau Rad ssu g ial re S es Pis Pro ton por enso r tion s Op als en &S L erv Op oop H os en Loo ydrau l ic Op p H Pum en ydr L ps Op oop H aulic -G en Pu y ear Ax Loop drauli mps ial c H Pum - Ger Sw ydr ot ash aul p Ope pla ic P s - Pi er nL te P um s o Ope op Hy isto ps - ton dra nL ulic n o Rep op H P y air dra umps &R u - Be Res eco lic Pu mp nt Ax erv ndi s o t i i - Ra is Pis r oni Rot sa t ng d nd ary Ser ial Pi on A A c sto ctu ces v ic Dir n ec es at so Mo tiona ors, H ries b il e l Co ydr n a St u tr Dir ec ack ol Va lic Mo tiona Valve lves s b il e l Co n Dir Mono trol V ect a b Scr iona lock V lves ew l Co alv es ntr I n Dir o C ect artri l Valv e Spe iona dge Val s cia l Co v Sea l Purp ntrol es ose Valv ls Val es Sof ves tw are Tub e& Tub Pipe Fitt eC i Wh leanin ngs g eel M o Wi rele tors ss Con trol Val ve Dri ver s


COMPANY

Ac cum Ac ulator cum sPis Ac ulato t cum rs - on B la ula Cab d to le & rs - D der iap Ho Cl a hra s eC mp gm a s Clu -Hose rriers tch / T u e Clu s & B bing tch es rakes &B Cl u tch rak Brak e e e Con s & B s - Cl utc rak nec h e sCon tors Cl u tam tch -B r Con inatio ake nC tinu Cou ous C ontro l ast p l in Iron Cyl gs-Q Ba uic ind rs kC ers onn ,H Cyl y ind e d c r t/D a e is Cyl rs, Hy ulic Tie conn ind d r ect aul ers R o ic d , Cyl ind Hydra - We ers l d u ed l ic , Cyl ind Hydra - Thr ead e Ele r Sen ulic ed ctr Tel sor o esc Ele nics opi ctr ng on Foo ic Co ntr t Pe ols da Hy dra ls u Hy lic Fil dra t ulic ers Suc Hy dra Filter tion s u Hy lic Fil - Pres dra ter sur s u Flu lic Fil - Ret e urn id C ter Sw ond s - C har ive uct l ge o Flu Joint rs Cir cui id C s& t Flu onduc Rotat id C ing tor sUn ond T F lu i id C uctor ubing ons sonn H F lo e o se w M ctor s et F lo w M ers - D iffe ete F lo w M rs - T rentia u rbin l Pre e ter F lu ssu e sid s re - Pe Gear F lu ids troleu mB -S ynt het ase ic

PRODUCT MATRIX

Dylix Corporation Dynamic Fluid Components

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Dynamic Testing & Equipment

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Dynex Rivett, Inc. EAO Corporation

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Eaton Aerospace, Engineered Sensors Eaton-Hydraulics Business

x

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Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc.

x

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Elite Manifolds Elma Electronic

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EMMEGI Heat Exchangers, Inc. Energy Manufacturing Company, Inc.

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Engineered Specialty Products Enpac Corporation Entwistle Co.

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Eskridge European Industrial Products, Inc. Everything Hydraulic, LP

x

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Evonik Oil Additives

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Exair Corporation ExpresSeal Div. of Apple Rubber Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.

x

Famic Technologies Inc. Faster Inc.

x

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Fastest Inc.

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Feroy Company, Inc. Ferry, Inc.

x

FHI-Sioux City Filtration Products Corporation

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Filtrec North America

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Fisher Gold Star

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Flaretite Inc. Flint Hydraulics, Inc. Flodraulic Group

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Flodyne Controls, Inc. Flo-tech Flow Ezy Filters, Inc. Flow Technology, Inc.

Fluid Design Products, Inc. x

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Fluid Line Products, Inc. Fluid Power Associates

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Fluid Power Connections

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Fluid Power Inc.

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Fluid Power Service Corp.

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Fluidtechnik USA, Inc.

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FluiDyne Fluid Power Force America

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Flow-Tek, Inc., A Subsidiary of BRAY Int’l. Inc. Fluid Energy Controls, Inc.

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Garrod Hydraulics

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Freelin-Wade Galland Henning Nopak, Inc.

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Gates Corporation

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Geartek Gems Sensors & Controls

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Global Servo Hydraulics, Inc.

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Goodway Technologies Corp. Goodyear Engineered Products

x

Granzow Inc. Greenco Corp.

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GS Global Resources, Inc.

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GS North America LLC Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

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F lu id s Ge - Wat ar D e rive r-Glyc He ol at E s xch Hy a n dra ger u s Hy lic Qu , Air C dro sta ick Co ooled tic nne Joy Dri stic ves ct Co upl Joy ks ing stic s Lin k Con ear tro l P Lub ositio lers rica nT r t i o Ma n E ansdu nifo qui c p l d me ers s Op nt en Loo pH Op en ydr L a Op oop H ulic M en oto Loo ydrau rs l ic Op Ge en p Hy M ar Ax Loop drauli otors ial c Mo - Van Sw Hydr t a o a Op shp ulic rs - e en l Be Loop ate P Moto Piston nt A H isto rs y Ope xis P draul n isto ic M nL n oop oto Pis rs ton Hydr a R u lic od Pre ssu Stoc Moto r rs k Pre e Gau Rad ssu g ial re S es Pis Pro ton por enso r tion s Op als en &S L erv Op oop H os en Loo ydrau l ic Op p H Pum en ydr L ps Op oop H aulic -G en Pu y ear Ax Loop drauli mps ial c H Pum - Ger Sw ydr ot ash aul p Ope pla ic P s - Pi er nL te P um s o Ope op Hy isto ps - ton dra nL ulic n o Rep op H P y air dra umps &R u - Be Res eco lic Pu mp nt Ax erv ndi s o t i i - Ra is Pis r oni Rot sa t ng d nd ary Ser ial Pi on A A c sto ctu ces v ic Dir n ec es at so Mo tiona ors, H ries b il e l Co ydr n a St u tr Dir ec ack ol Va lic Mo tiona Valve lves s b il e l Co n Dir Mono trol V ect a b Scr iona lock V lves ew l Co alv es ntr I n Dir o C ect artri l Valv e Spe iona dge Val s cia l Co v Sea l Purp ntrol es ose Valv ls Val es Sof ves tw are Tub e& Tub Pipe Fitt eC i Wh leanin ngs g eel M o Wi rele tors ss Con trol Val ve Dri ver s


COMPANY

Ac cum Ac ulator cum sPis Ac ulato t cum rs - on B la ula Cab d to le & rs - D der iap Ho Cl a hra s eC mp gm a s Clu -Hose rriers tch / T u e Clu s & B bing tch es rakes &B Cl u tch rak Brak e e e Con s & B s - Cl utc rak nec h e sCon tors Cl u tam tch -B r Con inatio ake nC tinu Cou ous C ontro l ast p l in Iron Cyl gs-Q Ba uic ind rs kC ers onn ,H Cyl y ind e d c r t/D a e is Cyl rs, Hy ulic Tie conn ind d r ect aul ers R o ic d , Cyl ind Hydra - We ers l d u ed l ic , Cyl ind Hydra - Thr ead e Ele r Sen ulic ed ctr Tel sor o esc Ele nics opi ctr ng on Foo ic Co ntr t Pe ols da Hy dra ls u Hy lic Fil dra t ulic ers Suc Hy dra Filter tion s u Hy lic Fil - Pres dra ter sur s u Flu lic Fil - Ret e urn id C ter Sw ond s - C har ive uct l ge o Flu Joint rs Cir cui id C s& t Flu onduc Rotat id C ing tor sUn ond T F lu i id C uctor ubing ons sonn H F lo e o se w M ctor s et F lo w M ers - D iffe ete F lo w M rs - T rentia u rbin l Pre e ter F lu ssu e sid s re - Pe Gear F lu ids troleu mB -S ynt het ase ic

PRODUCT MATRIX

Harman Corp.

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Harrison Hydraulic Solutions Hartmann Controls Inc. Harvard Corporation Haskel

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HAWE Hydraulics Hayden Industrial Products Heavy Motions Inc.

x

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Hedland/Flow Meters

x

x

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Helac Corporation Helicoid Instruments, Bristol Babcock Inc. Hengli

x

Hercules Sealing Products

x

x

x

x

x

High Country Tek, Inc.

x

x

Hoffer Flow Controls

x

Holmbury Inc.

x

x

Honor Pumps USA HosePower

x

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Houghton International, Inc. Huade-USA

x

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Hudson Extrusions, Inc. Humphrey Automation Inc.

x

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HUSCO International

x

Hyco International Inc. Hydac International

x x

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Hydra-Hose & Supply Co.

x

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Hydramation, Inc.

x

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Hydra-Power Systems Inc.

x

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Hydraquip Distribution

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HydraDynamic Systems x

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Hydracheck - A Division of FPTI, inc. Hydradyne LLC

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Hydrasoft Corporation Hydraulex Global

x

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Hydraulic Parts Source Hydraulic Repair and Design, Inc. Hydraulic Resources, Inc.

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Hydrauliques Continental Hydraulics, Inc. Hydra-Zorb Hydreco Hydro-Craft Inc

x

Hyflow-Controls Inc. Hy-Pro Filtration

x

Hy-Spec Hydraulik

x

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x

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Hyvair Corp. IC-Fluid Power, Inc.

x

igus Inc.

x

IHD, Inc.

x

x

Industrial Hardchrome, Ltd.

x

Industrial Nut Corp. Industrial Servo Hydraulics, Inc.

x

x

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Industrial Specialties Mfg.

x

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Interface Sealing Solutions Inserta Products, Inc.

x

Integrated Hydraulics, Inc. International Fluid Power of America

x

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IQ Valves Janatics USA Inc. Jarp Ind. Jem Technical Marketing

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JH Technology Inc. JLM Systems

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John Deere Cylinder Division J.R. Merritt Controls Inc.

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F lu id s Ge - Wat ar D e rive r-Glyc He ol at E s xch Hy a n dra ger u s Hy lic Qu , Air C dro sta ick Co ooled tic nne Joy Dri stic ves ct Co upl Joy ks ing stic s Lin k Con ear tro l P Lub ositio lers rica nT r t i o Ma n E ansdu nifo qui c p l d me ers s Op nt en Loo pH Op en ydr L a Op oop H ulic M en oto Loo ydrau rs l ic Op Ge en p Hy M ar Ax Loop drauli otors ial c Mo - Van Sw Hydr t a o a Op shp ulic rs - e en l Be Loop ate P Moto Piston nt A H isto rs y Ope xis P draul n isto ic M nL n oop oto Pis rs ton Hydr a R u lic od Pre ssu Stoc Moto r rs k Pre e Gau Rad ssu g ial re S es Pis Pro ton por enso r tion s Op als en &S L erv Op oop H os en Loo ydrau l ic Op p H Pum en ydr L ps Op oop H aulic -G en Pu y ear Ax Loop drauli mps ial c H Pum - Ger Sw ydr ot ash aul p Ope pla ic P s - Pi er nL te P um s o Ope op Hy isto ps - ton dra nL ulic n o Rep op H P y air dra umps &R u - Be Res eco lic Pu mp nt Ax erv ndi s o t i i - Ra is Pis r oni Rot sa t ng d nd ary Ser ial Pi on A A c sto ctu ces v ic Dir n ec es at so Mo tiona ors, H ries b il e l Co ydr n a St u tr Dir ec ack ol Va lic Mo tiona Valve lves s b il e l Co n Dir Mono trol V ect a b Scr iona lock V lves ew l Co alv es ntr I n Dir o C ect artri l Valv e Spe iona dge Val s cia l Co v Sea l Purp ntrol es ose Valv ls Val es Sof ves tw are Tub e& Tub Pipe Fitt eC i Wh leanin ngs g eel M o Wi rele tors ss Con trol Val ve Dri ver s


COMPANY JWF Technologies

Ac cum Ac ulator cum sPis Ac ulato t cum rs - on B la ula Cab d to le & rs - D der iap Ho Cl a hra s eC mp gm a s Clu -Hose rriers tch / T u e Clu s & B bing tch es rakes &B Cl u tch rak Brak e e e Con s & B s - Cl utc rak nec h e sCon tors Cl u tam tch -B r Con inatio ake nC tinu Cou ous C ontro l ast p l in Iron Cyl gs-Q Ba uic ind rs kC ers onn ,H Cyl y ind e d c r t/D a e is Cyl rs, Hy ulic Tie conn ind d r ect aul ers R o ic d , Cyl ind Hydra - We ers l d u ed l ic , Cyl ind Hydra - Thr ead e Ele r Sen ulic ed ctr Tel sor o esc Ele nics opi ctr ng on Foo ic Co ntr t Pe ols da Hy dra ls u Hy lic Fil dra t ulic ers Suc Hy dra Filter tion s u Hy lic Fil - Pres dra ter sur s u Flu lic Fil - Ret e urn id C ter Sw ond s - C har ive uct l ge o Flu Joint rs Cir cui id C s& t Flu onduc Rotat id C ing tor sUn ond T F lu i id C uctor ubing ons sonn H F lo e o se w M ctor s et F lo w M ers - D iffe ete F lo w M rs - T rentia u rbin l Pre e ter F lu ssu e sid s re - Pe Gear F lu ids troleu mB -S ynt het ase ic

PRODUCT MATRIX

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Kaeser Compressors, Inc. Kaiser Aluminum Fabricated Products, LLC Kavlico Corporation Kawasaki Precision Machinery of America Keller America Inc. Kepner Products Company Kocsis Technologies, Inc.

x

Kraft Fluid Systems

x

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x

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KTR Corporation

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KUKA Real-Time Products Kuriyama Of America

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Kurz Instruments, Inc. KYB Americas Corporation

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Lake Monitors, Inc. La - Man Corp. LCR Electronics

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Legris Inc.

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Lenz Inc.

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Lexair, Inc. Lillbacka USA Inc.

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Lincoln Industrial Linde Hydraulics Corporation Liquid Controls Lodar USA

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Lubriplate Lubricants Co. Lydall Filtration (Filter Media) Lynch Fluid Controls, Inc. M & M Rogness Equipment Company

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Machinery Service and Design Mack Corporation MacMillin Hydraulic Engineering Corporation

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Macro Sensors Madison Company

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Magnetek Main Filter Group

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Main Manufacturing Products, Inc.

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Maradyne Corp. Marco Rubber & Plastic Marion Mfg. Div of Maradyne Corp.

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Marmon/Keystone LLC

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Mars Labs, LLC Marvel Consultants, Inc.

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Marzocchi Pumps USA Max Machinery, Inc.

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Men Micro Inc.

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Metal-Matic, Inc.

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Metaris Inc. Metro Machine & Engineering MFP Seals (A Division of Martin Fluid Power) Micheller and Son Hydraulics, Inc.

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MICO Incorporated

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Micro Mini Hydraulics

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Milton Roy Company

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Milwaukee Cylinder

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Moog Morris, S.G.

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Motion Industries Inc.

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MP Filtri Inc.

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MTE Hydraulics MTS Sensors Muncie Power Products

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F lu id s Ge - Wat ar D e rive r-Glyc He ol at E s xch Hy a n dra ger u s Hy lic Qu , Air C dro sta ick Co ooled tic nne Joy Dri stic ves ct Co upl Joy ks ing stic s Lin k Con ear tro l P Lub ositio lers rica nT r t i o Ma n E ansdu nifo qui c p l d me ers s Op nt en Loo pH Op en ydr L a Op oop H ulic M en oto Loo ydrau rs l ic Op Ge en p Hy M ar Ax Loop drauli otors ial c Mo - Van Sw Hydr t a o a Op shp ulic rs - e en l Be Loop ate P Moto Piston nt A H isto rs y Ope xis P draul n isto ic M nL n oop oto Pis rs ton Hydr a R u lic od Pre ssu Stoc Moto r rs k Pre e Gau Rad ssu g ial re S es Pis Pro ton por enso r tion s Op als en &S L erv Op oop H os en Loo ydrau l ic Op p H Pum en ydr L ps Op oop H aulic -G en Pu y ear Ax Loop drauli mps ial c H Pum - Ger Sw ydr ot ash aul p Ope pla ic P s - Pi er nL te P um s o Ope op Hy isto ps - ton dra nL ulic n o Rep op H P y air dra umps &R u - Be Res eco lic Pu mp nt Ax erv ndi s o t i i - Ra is Pis r oni Rot sa t ng d nd ary Ser ial Pi on A A c sto ctu ces v ic Dir n ec es at so Mo tiona ors, H ries b il e l Co ydr n a St u tr Dir ec ack ol Va lic Mo tiona Valve lves s b il e l Co n Dir Mono trol V ect a b Scr iona lock V lves ew l Co alv es ntr I n Dir o C ect artri l Valv e Spe iona dge Val s cia l Co v Sea l Purp ntrol es ose Valv ls Val es Sof ves tw are Tub e& Tub Pipe Fitt eC i Wh leanin ngs g eel M o Wi rele tors ss Con trol Val ve Dri ver s


COMPANY

Ac cum Ac ulator cum sPis Ac ulato t cum rs - on B la ula Cab d to le & rs - D der iap Ho Cl a hra s eC mp gm a s Clu -Hose rriers tch / T u e Clu s & B bing tch es rakes &B Cl u tch rak Brak e e e Con s & B s - Cl utc rak nec h e sCon tors Cl u tam tch -B r Con inatio ake nC tinu Cou ous C ontro l ast p l in Iron Cyl gs-Q Ba uic ind rs kC ers onn ,H Cyl y ind e d c r t/D a e is Cyl rs, Hy ulic Tie conn ind d r ect aul ers R o ic d , Cyl ind Hydra - We ers l d u ed l ic , Cyl ind Hydra - Thr ead e Ele r Sen ulic ed ctr Tel sor o esc Ele nics opi ctr ng on Foo ic Co ntr t Pe ols da Hy dra ls u Hy lic Fil dra t ulic ers Suc Hy dra Filter tion s u Hy lic Fil - Pres dra ter sur s u Flu lic Fil - Ret e urn id C ter Sw ond s - C har ive uct l ge o Flu Joint rs Cir cui id C s& t Flu onduc Rotat id C ing tor sUn ond T F lu i id C uctor ubing ons sonn H F lo e o se w M ctor s et F lo w M ers - D iffe ete F lo w M rs - T rentia u rbin l Pre e ter F lu ssu e sid s re - Pe Gear F lu ids troleu mB -S ynt het ase ic

PRODUCT MATRIX

Myron L Company NC Servo Technology

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Nachi America Nass Controls LP

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NewAge Industries Inc.

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Niagara Caps and Plugs Nike Hydraulics Inc.

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Norman Filter Company

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North Coast Seal, Inc. Noshok Nott Company

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Novotechnik U.S., Inc.

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NRP Jones, LLC

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Nutron Motor Co., Inc. OEM Controls, Inc.

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Oerlikon Fairfield Oetiker, Inc. Oilair Hydraulics, Inc.

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Oilgear Company Oil-Rite Corporation O’Keefe Controls Company

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Olsen Manufacturing Company, Inc.

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Omega Engineering, Inc.

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Omnex Control Systems Inc. Ono Sokki Technology

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Orange Research

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Otto

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Owens Research, Inc.

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Pace Mfg. Div. of Atlas Hydraulics Inc.

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Panagon Systems, Inc. Parker Fluid Control Division Parker Hannifin

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Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Filter Division

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Parker Hannifin Racor Division Parker Sterling Hydraulics Peninsular Cylinder Co.

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Peter Paul Electronics Co., Inc. Piher International Corporation Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

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Pisco USA, Inc.

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Plymouth Tube Co. Pneumadyne Inc.

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Poclain Hydraulics Polymer Molding Inc.

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Power Drives, Inc. (Buffalo, NY)

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Power Drives, Inc. (Erie, PA) Power Systems, LLC

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Power Valve USA Poweram, Inc. Powertech Hydraulics

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Precision Filtration Products

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Preso Flow Metering Equipment

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Pressure Components Inc.

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Pressure Connections Corp.

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Pressure Systems Inc.

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Prince Mfg. Corp.

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Proportion Air Inc.

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PVS Sensors Inc. RAM Industries Inc.

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Ramco Innovations RB Royal Industries, Inc.

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Rectus-Tema Corporation Reelcraft Industries, Inc.

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F lu id s Ge - Wat ar D e rive r-Glyc He ol at E s xch Hy a n dra ger u s Hy lic Qu , Air C dro sta ick Co ooled tic nne Joy Dri stic ves ct Co upl Joy ks ing stic s Lin k Con ear tro l P Lub ositio lers rica nT r t i o Ma n E ansdu nifo qui c p l d me ers s Op nt en Loo pH Op en ydr L a Op oop H ulic M en oto Loo ydrau rs l ic Op Ge en p Hy M ar Ax Loop drauli otors ial c Mo - Van Sw Hydr t a o a Op shp ulic rs - e en l Be Loop ate P Moto Piston nt A H isto rs y Ope xis P draul n isto ic M nL n oop oto Pis rs ton Hydr a R u lic od Pre ssu Stoc Moto r rs k Pre e Gau Rad ssu g ial re S es Pis Pro ton por enso r tion s Op als en &S L erv Op oop H os en Loo ydrau l ic Op p H Pum en ydr L ps Op oop H aulic -G en Pu y ear Ax Loop drauli mps ial c H Pum - Ger Sw ydr ot ash aul p Ope pla ic P s - Pi er nL te P um s o Ope op Hy isto ps - ton dra nL ulic n o Rep op H P y air dra umps &R u - Be Res eco lic Pu mp nt Ax erv ndi s o t i i - Ra is Pis r oni Rot sa t ng d nd ary Ser ial Pi on A A c sto ctu ces v ic Dir n ec es at so Mo tiona ors, H ries b il e l Co ydr n a St u tr Dir ec ack ol Va lic Mo tiona Valve lves s b il e l Co n Dir Mono trol V ect a b Scr iona lock V lves ew l Co alv es ntr I n Dir o C ect artri l Valv e Spe iona dge Val s cia l Co v Sea l Purp ntrol es ose Valv ls Val es Sof ves tw are Tub e& Tub Pipe Fitt eC i Wh leanin ngs g eel M o Wi rele tors ss Con trol Val ve Dri ver s


COMPANY

Ac cum Ac ulator cum sPis Ac ulato t cum rs - on B la ula Cab d to le & rs - D der iap Ho Cl a hra s eC mp gm a s Clu -Hose rriers tch / T u e Clu s & B bing tch es rakes &B Cl u tch rak Brak e e e Con s & B s - Cl utc rak nec h e sCon tors Cl u tam tch -B r Con inatio ake nC tinu Cou ous C ontro l ast p l in Iron Cyl gs-Q Ba uic ind rs kC ers onn ,H Cyl y ind e d c r t/D a e is Cyl rs, Hy ulic Tie conn ind d r ect aul ers R o ic d , Cyl ind Hydra - We ers l d u ed l ic , Cyl ind Hydra - Thr ead e Ele r Sen ulic ed ctr Tel sor o esc Ele nics opi ctr ng on Foo ic Co ntr t Pe ols da Hy dra ls u Hy lic Fil dra t ulic ers Suc Hy dra Filter tion s u Hy lic Fil - Pres dra ter sur s u Flu lic Fil - Ret e urn id C ter Sw ond s - C har ive uct l ge o Flu Joint rs Cir cui id C s& t Flu onduc Rotat id C ing tor sUn ond T F lu i id C uctor ubing ons sonn H F lo e o se w M ctor s et F lo w M ers - D iffe ete F lo w M rs - T rentia u rbin l Pre e ter F lu ssu e sid s re - Pe Gear F lu ids troleu mB -S ynt het ase ic

PRODUCT MATRIX

Rehobot, Inc.

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Reid Tool Supply Company

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Reverso Pumps, Inc. Ritepro, Inc., A Subsidiary of BRAY Int’l, Inc. RJ Hydraulics Inc.

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Rosedale Products, Inc. Rota Engineering Ltd.

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Rota-Cyl Corporation

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Rotary Power, Inc. Rotor Clip Company, Inc.

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RT Dygert RYCO Hydraulics

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Safeway Hydraulics, Inc Scenery Hydraulic, Inc

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Schmalz, Inc.

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Schroeder Industries

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Schunk Inc.

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Scorpion Technologies LTD

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Seal Master Corporation

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Senex Corporation

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Sensor Data Technologies

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Sensor Systems LLC Sensotec Inc.

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Senstronics SERFILCO, Ltd. Servi Fluid Power Inc.

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ServoTek Products, Inc.

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Seventy-Three Mfg. Co. Inc.

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SFC Koenig LLC S.G. Morris Co.

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Sierra Instruments

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Silicon Designs, Inc.

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Simerics, Inc. Simrit

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SKF/Lincoln Lubrication Systems Smalley Steel Ring Company Snap-tite Quick Disconnect & Valve Div.

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Sonic Hydraulics/Sonic Tractor Parts

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Source Fluid Power Spartan Scientific Specialty Fittings Inc.

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Spectronics Corporation Spencer Fluid Power

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Sprague Products Springer CO-AX Inc Stanley M. Proctor Company

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Stauff Corporation Stelmi America, Inc. Sterling Hydraulics, Inc. Sun Hydraulics Corporation

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Sunfab North America SunSource

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Super Swivels

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SVF Flow Controls, Inc.

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Switches Unlimited

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Switching Solutions Inc. Sync-Lok, Inc.

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T-Lon Products Inc. Taiwan PU Corporation Tapeswitch Corporation Terex Utilities Inc.

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Texacone Texas Hydraulics, Inc. The IFH Group, Inc.

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HIGH-EFFICIENCY TRACTION CONTROL FOR COMPACT VEHICLES By Tobias Wille and Heinz-Gerhard Essig, Bosch Rexroth AG

Fig. 1: Farm loader (top), mini dumper (middle), and sweeper (bottom) shown in glass block

Especially on wet or contaminated ground, there is a risk of traction loss for mobile working machines. When attempting to increase driving safety under unfavorable surface conditions, High-Efficiency Traction Control (HET) is gaining importance. On compact vehicles, this hydrostatic drive solution provides traction on demand at any time, regardless of the ground surface, ensuring an optimal grip and maximum energy efficiency. HET is designed using standard drive components and requires no electronics to control the slip-activated all-wheel drive. A plug-and-play system for individual wheel drives makes it possible to activate all-wheel drive in certain conditions to reduce risk in hazardous driving situations. In contrast, during normal operation, HET drives a single axle to help reduce fuel consumption.

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One of the most common causes of critical driving situations is the loss of traction on one or both wheels caused by surface water, ice, or contaminated ground. A technical solution to this problem is a permanent or electronically controlled all-wheel drive system. However, this entails considerable extra manufacturing costs and, in the case of permanent all-wheel drive, also leads to substantially higher levels of fuel consumption. The result is a higher Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The users of compact vehicles with hydrostatic single-wheel drive systems, such as municipal vehicles, farm loaders, and dumpers (Fig. 1), are in many cases extremely sensitive to the purchasing price and operating costs. Fuel consumption contributes greatly to the running costs of such equipment. From the manufacturer’s perspective, the HET system makes it possible to design and produce a hydrostatic four-wheel drive system with low effort. It is a purely hydraulic system with a simple, compact design that requires no control electronics and is based on proven standard components from the Rexroth mobile hydraulics range.

Back Pressure on Hydraulic Motors Destroys Energy A common drive concept for compact vehicles is the installation of two radial piston motors in series on either side of the vehicle. When the wheel motors are connected in this way, the hydraulic oil flows through one after the other. The first motor is under load pressure or the maximum pump pressure defined by pressure cut-off. In normal driving operation, the distribution of the pressure drop across motors connected in series is more or less balanced. As soon as a wheel transmits torque, there exists slip because the rubber of the tires is always being deformed to some extent under normal driving conditions. Even by itself, this relatively low level of slip causes a higher level of oil flow through the driving radial piston motors. When driving on hilly ground or on difficult terrain, torque increases and results in further increases in oil flow. Larger amounts of oil are trapped in the hydraulics between the driving and following radial piston motors, which leads to a significant loss of efficiency in the overall drive system. The result is higher fuel consumption when compared with normal driving situations.

On-Demand All-Wheel Drive Saves Energy It is precisely this loss of efficiency that HET eliminates. A specially developed valve block for slip-activated all-wheel drive systems prevents the “surplus” of hydraulic oil that results from the natural slip from becoming hydraulically trapped. Instead, the valve block channels the flow of oil to the low-pressure side of the circuit to save energy. Since the HET valve block is not connected to the main oil flow, losses are reduced even further. For the patented all-wheel drive activation system, the HET control block with integrated flow control valves creates a bypass with a constant flow from the connection between the first and second wheel motor to the low-pressure side of the pump. The amount of flow regulated by the control valve is determined by the level of slip that would occur with maximum possible torque. Since the oil flow is channeled through the bypass, the second wheel motor in the series is no longer able to build up torque. This means that the first wheel motor in the circuit transfers almost the entire torque to the axle and thus the largest possible tractive force. There is only a very small drop in pressure at the next wheel motor in the series. In normal conditions, the drive ratio between the two axles is around 90:10. This boosts efficiency in comparison to the usual 50:50 distribution. In the first approximation,

Fig. 2: How HET works: animation stills

HET reduces loss to one motor. Additionally, the system solution lowers the high pressure of a series circuit at the output of the first connected motor to a level similar to the supply pressure. If the first wheel comes into contact with a smooth surface and rotates slightly faster, the flow rate through the first motor increases without proportional movement of the vehicle. The flow through the bypass block can no longer prevent the build-up of pressure and, thus, torque on the next wheel motor. At this point, the second wheel, which is still gripping the ground, takes over the drive. When the first wheel applies torque to the surface below again, HET resets the pressure for the second wheel back to a level close to supply pressure. The entire control mechanism is hydraulic. The operator does not need to take any action because HET automatically improves driver safety.

A Less Complex and More Compact System Design HET operates without sensors and control electronics. It consists of a newly developed valve block that is available in medium- and high-pressure versions, a broad range of A4VG and A10VG variable axial piston pumps, and MCR radial piston motors with fixed or shiftable displacement. As a result, a large number of requirements are met in terms of driving speed and installation space.

The HET Control Block: Integration of all Functions The newly developed compact HET control block for closed circuits (Fig. 3) integrates all functions, such as a secondary supply and pressure protection. This design simplifies the pipe work of the HET control block, which is not in the main oil flow, and reduces system costs. The integrated flushing valve creates a high level of flexibility for selection of the travel pumps, and an individually adwww.IFPS.org • Off-Highway Directory 2015 • www.FluidPowerJournal.com

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justable flushing flow makes it possible to manage the hydraulic oil temperature for a specific type of vehicle. The two versions of the control block cover the pressure range of 350 and 420 bar.

Transmission Pump: Proven Variety The comprehensive range of reversible A4VG and A10VG axial piston variable pumps covers all vehicle concepts. All the components for the closed circuit are integrated in both series: a boost pump acts as a feed pump and control pressure supply, combined make-up and high-pressure relief valves, and a boost pressure relief valve. All pumps can be optimized for specific applications thanks to a large number of individual control devices, while through-drive options enable additional pumps to be fitted with up to the same nominal size. The A10VG covers the 300-bar nominal pressure range with a maximum pressure of 350 bar, while the A4VG high-pressure pump works at a nominal pressure of 400 bar and a maximum pressure of 450 bar.

Compact Motors for Individual Wheel Drive The MCR radial piston motors (Fig. 5) are especially suitable for compact vehicle concepts. Operating with fixed or shiftable displacement, they provide smooth running motion at low speeds, as well as high speeds for fast transfer travel. Whatever mode they are in, a low level of noise is generated. The design also allows high radial forces to the output shaft. An optional speed sensor, parking brake, and dynamic operating brake create a high level of variance for the development of tailored concepts.

Summary High-Efficiency Traction Control (HET) is a plug-and-play solution for all-wheel drive activation on compact work vehicles with hydrostatic single-wheel drive without the need for electronics or sensors. The benefits for customers using a HET system can be reduced to the following important points: ƒƒ HET improves safety on off-road terrain and on icy or contaminated ground surfaces. ƒƒ Thanks to on-demand activation of the all-wheel drive, HET enables users to achieve considerable fuel savings. ƒƒ The system design is kept simple with a HET control block connected to proven pumps and motors from the standard product range. This ensures reduced system costs, as well as a high degree of flexibility for individual vehicle concepts.

Fig. 3: HET control block Fig. 4: Variable axial piston pumps A4VG and A10VG

For more information: Tobias Wille and Heinz-Gerhard Essig work in sales and industry sector management for on-highway and commercial vehicles at Bosch Rexroth AG. Visit www.boschrexroth.com.

Fig. 5: Radial piston motors MCR; dynamic drum brake – unbraked – parking brake

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IFPS Certification Spotlight

Mobile Hydraulic Technician

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TEST YOUR SKILLS 1. Which dynamic seal would cause a hydraulic cylinder to by-pass fluid? a. Rod gland seal b. Rod to piston seal c. Cap end barrel seal d. Head end barrel seal e. Piston to barrel seal 2. Which one of the following would not be monitored during a hydraulic pump flow test? a. F low rate b. Operating rpm c. Test pressures d. Fluid temperature e. Pump displacement 3. When installing a hydraulic Chevron V-packing, the first two V-rings are installed with the split ring joints: a. 45 degrees apart b. 90 degrees apart c. 120 degrees apart d. 180 degrees apart e. 360 degrees apart

Answers: 1=e, 2=e, 3=d

The International Fluid Power Society is the only organization that provides comprehensive technical certification offerings for all professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. The IFPS defines a Mobile Hydraulic Technician as an individual that applies fluid power theory and related knowledge to test and troubleshoot operational mobile hydraulic systems and applications. A Mobile Hydraulic Technician reads mobile schematics, performs basic cylinder and hydraulic motor calculations, and is able to supervise system installations and commissioning. All technician certifications require a three (3)-hour written test and a three (3)hour Job Performance (hands-on) test.

Small pump. Big power. Around the world, engineers are leveraging Eaton X20 open-circuit piston pumps to get better power density in their mobile equipment. The reliability, productivity and efficiency of these small, lightweight pumps makes them an ideal solution for a wide range of medium-pressure mobile equipment—including Tier IV applications. Experience the power at Eaton.com/X20.

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ƒƒ Sets-up and tests systems and components under direction of engineering and scientific staff ƒƒ Recommends modifications to circuit and components to improve performance ƒƒ Supervises system installation, flushing and commissioning ƒƒ Provides leak-free piping ƒƒ Knows how, where and when to take fluid samples and read lab reports ƒƒ Can establish ISO cleanliness level for a system ƒƒ Can devise the Target Cleanliness Chart ƒƒ Understands accumulator use and operation ƒƒ Understands hydrostatic drives ƒƒ Sets pump load sensing and compensator controls ƒƒ Understands basic electrical controls and their application ƒƒ Calculates decompression volume ƒƒ Understands regenerative circuits and their use ƒƒ Understands sequence and counterbalance circuits and associated valving ƒƒ Does troubleshooting and supervises required replacements, repair, or adjustment

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