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he fluid power martion to the highest standards ketplace is competiin the fluid power industry. In tive; no one disputes short, when customers choose this statement. In to work with IFPS-certified order to thrive in today’s marindividuals, they’re assured ket, you need to ask yourself of improved safety, improved some important questions: reliability, greater efficiency, • What is my company’s reduced liability, and decreased competitive advantage? environmental impact. • What can I do to make my Because fluid power certification requires an investment of systems as efficient and time and resources, it’s fair to ask reliable as possible? BY DONNA POLLANDER, ACA, if the investment is worthwhile. • How can I ensure my IFPS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Every company has different employees are working in a objectives and different needs, safe environment? • How can I prove to my current and poten- but the fact is, potential customers are increastial customers that in a changing market, I ingly looking to fluid power certification as an will continue to strive for excellence? assurance not just of technical proficiency, but In a competitive market, success depends also of professionalism. By encouraging your on persuading potential customers that your employees to seek certification, or seeking the company can do a job better and more cost certification yourself, you are making a signifieffectively than anyone else, and that you cant investment in your company and you are have plenty of experience, good references, telling your customers, as well as potential cusand a solid reputation. There’s only one way tomers, that you hold your company and your to ensure that potential customers will know employees to the highest standards. Thus, fluid that you are among the finest in our industry: power certification can be used as an effective tool for sales and recruiting. For fluid power IFPS certification. The IFPS is the only organization that pro- distributors, manufacturers, and end-users, vides vendor-neutral, comprehensive techni- certification will do the following: cal certification offerings for all professionals • Provide a benchmark for assessing new in the fluid power and motion control indusemployees, enabling you to employ the try. Fluid power distributors, manufacturers, most talented workforce and end-users rely on the IFPS for compre• Offer increased credibility hensive educational and training offerings to • Create a highly skilled workforce create a safer and more efficient workforce. • Improve safety IFPS certification is your competitive • Improve reliability advantage. It assures your customers that • Create greater efficiency you and your employees have not only mas• Reduce liability tered the appropriate skills and tools, but • Decrease environmental impact also made a commitment to professionalism Whether your employees are engineers, and safety. And because we certify thousands designers, specialists, technicians, or mechanof fluid power professionals each year and ics, IFPS has a certification program that will serve as the industry standard for assessing meet your company’s specific needs. Please the knowledge and skill level of employees, take a moment to call 800-308-6005 or visit our IFPS certification confers instant credibility website at to determine which is on a company. Certification reflects a dedica- the best for you.

Founders: Paul and Lisa Prass Associate Publisher: Marc Mitchell Editor: Kristine Coblitz Technical Editor: Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - CFPSOS LLC Account Executive: Bob McKinney Art Director: Quynh Vo Director of Creative Services: Erica Montes Accounting: Donna Bachman, Debbie Clune Digital Strategy Manager: Jeff Maile Publishing Assistant: Sharron Sandmaier Circulation Manager: Andrea Karges INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY 1930 East Marlton Pike, Suite A-2, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2141 Tel: 856-489-8983 | Fax: 856-424-9248 Email: | Web: 2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President & Chairperson Tom Blansett, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPCC - Behco-MRM, Inc. Immediate Past President Mark Perry, CFPHS - Fitzsimmons Hydraulics First Vice President Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, CFPCC, Curtiss-Wright Sprague Products Vice President Education D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM - Danfoss Treasurer Dan Helgerson, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT, CFPCC - CFPSOS LLC Vice President Membership & Chapter Support Richard Bullers, CFPPS - SMC Corp. of America Vice President Certification Rance Herren, CFPSD, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPAI, National Oilwell Varco Vice President Marketing & Public Relations Justin Sergeant, CFPS, CFPMHM Vice President Educational Foundation Jean Knowles, CFPE, CFPS, Applied Fluid Power DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Alan Niesen, CFPS, CFPIHM, CFPMHM - HFI Fluid Power Products Kenneth Dulinski, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPECS, CFPHS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH Macomb Community College John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS - Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc. Timothy White, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMIH, CFPMMH, CFPMIP, CFPMT, CFPMM - The Boeing Company Frank Fetty, CFPMHM - JH Fletcher & Company Jeff Kenney, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. Scott Gower, CFPS - Gulf Controls Co., Inc. Scott Nagro, CFPS - HydraForce, Inc. Bill Jordan, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM, CFPMHT - Altec Industries, Inc. Jose Garcia, CFPHS - Purdue University Dr. Medhat Khalil, CFPAI, CFPHS - Milwaukee School of Engineering HONORARY DIRECTORS Robert Firth John Groot Raymond Hanley, CFPE/AI-Emeritus Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM IFPS STAFF Executive Director: Donna Pollander, ACA Communications Manager: Adele Kayser Assistant Director: Jeana Hoffman Membership Coordinator: Sue Dyson Certification Coordinator: Susan Apostle Bookkeeper: Diane McMahon Administrative Assistant: Beth Borodziuk Fluid Power Journal (ISSN# 1073-7898) is the official publication of the International Fluid Power Society published bi-monthly with four supplemental issues, including a Systems Integrator Directory, OffHighway Suppliers Directory, Tech Directory, and Manufacturers Directory, by Innovative Designs & Publishing, Inc., 3245 Freemansburg Avenue, Palmer, PA 18045-7118. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any material in this publication is acceptable with credit. Publishers assume no liability for any information published. We reserve the right to accept or reject all advertising material and will not guarantee the return or


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FPS certification tests provide an objective, third-party assessment of an individual’s skill level and are recognized industry-wide. Individuals who successfully master a level of competency are issued a credential signifying an elevated status in the workforce. In order to keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies, the IFPS certifications must be renewed every five years. IFPS defines a Fluid power Specialist as one who analyzes and designs systems, selects components, and instructs others in operations and maintenance. The Pneumatic Specialist certification is for those designing systems and writing specifications, including sizing and selecting pneumatic components for mobile and industrial operating machinery. These individuals provide pneumatic systems with schematics using standard fluid power symbols. Systems are designed to fluid power essential practices supported by national and international standards. The Pneumatic Specialist certification requires a three (3)-hour written test.

Summary outline for the Pneumatic Specialist certification: • Load and motion analysis: solves formulas for torque, speed, and horsepower for cylinder and air motor-driven systems • Finds solution for the reaction forces on a cylinder rod bearing. • Computes cylinder bore and pressure to move loads with a friction factor • Finds solution for the pressure and suction area to provide the required lifting force using vacuum cups • Understands vacuum generators • Provides ISO cleanliness level for system(s) • Specifies filtration products to maintain ISO cleanliness • Specifies flushing and commissioning procedures • Calculates air cylinder velocity • Selects and sizes conductors based on pressure and flow requirements • Computes the necessary CFM airflow and pressure to power a cylinder • Computes the necessary CFM airflow and pressure to power an air motor • Calculates and selects the proper air-overoil intensifier

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A strain gauge pressure transducer with a maximum pressure range of 0 to 300 psig has an output of 5 millivolts per volt of excitation at full scale. The transducer is excited with a 6-volt DC power supply. The output (signal) voltage from the transducer at 100 psig is: a. 1 millivolt b. 5 millivolts c. 10 millivolts d. 25 millivolts e. 50 millivolts


Which statement describes conditions that will provide an output? (See figure below) a. NOT A, OR B, AND C b. A, AND NOT B, OR C c. NOT A, AND B, AND C d. A, AND NOT B, AND C e. NOT A, AND NOT B, AND C


The average air consumption rate of a system is 25 cfm at 100 psig. Assume that the system includes an air receiver that adequately supplies air during times of peak air consumption. What size compressor, in scfm, is needed if the compressor is to operate at a 60% duty cycle? a. 69 scfm b. 117 scfm c. 325 scfm d. 195 scfm e. 42 scfm

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By Ben Opp, CFPCC, Inside Sales Manager, PIRTEK (Chicago Area) octors call hypertension, or high blood pressure, the “silent killer.” According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, and costs us almost $48 billion annually in medical costs. The CDC estimates that 20% of Americans who have hypertension are not aware of their condition and its associated risks.1 Hydraulic, gear lube, diesel fuel, and engine oil systems have their own “silent killer”: particle contamination. A three-year independent study run by Caterpillar found that “some hydraulic components lasted up to 10 times longer with proper contamination control.”2 An SAE study found that adding bypass filtration “can reduce the [engine] wear rate to less than half.”3 It is a safe bet that a huge percentage of bulk fluid storage tanks suffer from the “silent killer” of contamination and that a tremendous amount of money is spent to repair the resulting problems. Bulk fluid storage tanks often have no filtration system whatsoever. As the tank is continually refilled with new fluid, which is already dirty, contamination that has collected from the many transfers from refinery to customer builds up in the tank and is conveyed to fluid systems serviced by the tank. Like viruses transferred by a contaminated hypodermic needle, hard particles (read: “mini-rocks”) are transferred from the tank to system components at 3,000 - 5,000 psi. The result? Accelerated wear on pumps, valves, seals, fuel injectors, and other high-cost components. PIRTEK in Chicago was confronted by the issue of bulk tank contamination when a major railroad company approached them with a huge challenge: a 7,000-gallon lube oil top-off tank for their locomotives. This tank had no filtration system and was delivering dirty oil to massive diesel engines, causing component failure known to be associated with contamination. A 300,000-gallon diesel fuel top-off tank at the same location, also without a filtration system, was similarly causing accelerated fuel injector failure. The Precision Filtration Systems PFS100 filtration unit is an ideal solution for this application. Each PFS100 cartridge can hold 5,000 grams of material (40-50x the capacity of a spin-on filter) and removes 99.95% of


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REFERENCES Caterpillar, On Your Own, Volume 18, No. 1, 2004 3 J.L. Butler, J.P. Stewart, and R.E. Teasley, Lube Oil Filtration Effect on Diesel Engine Wear, Society of Automotive Engineers Publication #710813, 1971 1 2

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fluid power applications, safety is the number-one priority in the design of a system. Vacuum lifting, as you can imagine, is often more exposed to personnel than hydraulics and pneumatics because the work piece being handled could be transported through areas of personnel activity. Most pneumatic and hydraulic equipment is behind guarded work areas or inside control panels. The vacuum-lifting equipment in larger work piece-handling applications, such as marble countertop manufacturing or steel stamping in the car industry, is transporting work pieces from a conveyor onto a pallet or from one machining center to another and is fully exposed to the working environment. Of course this area is behind guarding, such as what is shown in Fig. 1. However, during e-stop situations (where the emergency stop has been activated), service personnel might enter the working area to attend to a maintenance issue. If the vacuum tool is in mid cycle, what prevents the tool from dropping the part, causing injury or at least damage to the work piece or machinery? This article explains basic fundamental features that should be employed to prevent vacuum tools from dropping a part in an emergency stop or power failure situation. Fig. 2 shows a typical vacuum circuit—a single venturi connected to multiple vacuum cups. This circuit is very effective in performing a simple grab-and-release vacuum cycle. If this

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‰ INDUSTRY NEWS circuit was employed in a production environment where there was an electrical e-stop condition, the power to the control valve (a) would cease and the valve would close, cutting off air supply to the venturi and resulting in dropping of the part. Fig. 3 shows a simple solution to prevent this occurrence. A 2-way solenoid valve (b) has been placed in the vacuum line. This valve is a normally closed configuration so that when the electrical power is lost, the valve isolates the vacuum “power” between it and the vacuum cups. The cups will maintain holding force as long as the vacuum level is maintained, which means that the circuit must have a leak-free condition. A vacuum switch (c) is placed on the common vacuum circuit between the 2-way valves and the cups. This switch will set off an alarm once the vacuum level falls to a preset point to indicate to the factory personnel that they should clear the area or take evasive action. If the part being handled is non-porous and the complete circuit is leak-free, then the cups will hold onto the part indefinitely. Of course in most cases, leaks are present due to improper connection of components. Therefore, the hold time for this circuit could be limited to only a few minutes. If this is the case, then a circuit such as Fig. 4 could be employed. This uses a vacuum reservoir to add volume to the cup circuit so that if there is a leak during an e-stop situation, it will take longer for the vacuum level between the e-stop valve (b) and the cups. This is a common installation, but the problem is that each time the venturi starts vacuum in the circuit, it has to evacuate the reservoir, which adds to the overall cycle time. This could be extensive depending on the size of the reservoir employed. Fig. 5 has an additional vacuum valve (e). This is a normally open valve where the valve is open if power is lost. This valve will be used in normal operation to activate the vacuum cups. Consequently, valves (a) and (b) will always be powered on, allowing vacuum to reach the control valve (e). This control valve will be powered on to release the cups holding the load and powered off to grip the part—a very simple and extremely effective solution. Of course, the pneumatic control valve (a) is now completely redundant and can be, in effect, removed. This means that air will always be supplied to the venturi. An energy-saving circuit should be employed on the venturi so that it can run automatically, only coming on when required. All the circuit illustrations show a compressed air-powered venturi or ejector. This circuit can also be used with a vacuum pump as shown in Fig. 6.

Daniel Pascoe is an independent industrial consultant with clients across North America and Europe, one of which is Vacuforce LLC (, a manufacturer and distributor of vacuum components for which this article was co-written. Daniel can be reached via or directly at Find Vacuforce on Facebook and keep updated on Twitter.

ALTEC ANNOUNCES DONATION TO WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT ‰ Altec Industries, Inc. made a $50,000 donation on behalf of its customers and associates to Wounded Warrior Project. Lee Styslinger III, Altec’s chairman and CEO, presented the check to officials of the Project at a formal ceremony in Washington, DC. “Altec is committed to supporting our troopers returning from service to our country,” said Styslinger. “America’s economic strength is a direct result of our armed forces fighting and sacrificing for our freedoms. The Wounded Warrior Project is fundamental to our values at Altec and our commitment to giving back to our communities and our country.”


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By Sunnen Products Co. unnen Products Co. introduced a quantum improvement in a key manufacturing process for cast-iron hydraulic valve bodies using a precision Single Stroke Honing® process that achieves cylindricity/ straightness under two microns in bores up to 10 times longer than diameter. Developed in Europe to meet leak-free requirements for highpressure hydraulic systems, the process is almost 200% more accurate than anything previously achievable for long, small-diameter, tandem bores. “European mobile equipment hydraulic systems established this cylindricity specification to reduce internal leaks and achieve higher valve performance,” said Juerg Huber, managing director at Sunnen AG. “The precise fit between the sliding spool and valve body maintains the internal


seal in this area. Precision cylindricity and straightness in this bore ensures uniform clearance between the moving parts from top to bottom in the valve, allowing free movement of the spool without leakage around it.” (For more on cylindricity, see the sidebar on page 14.) Single Stroke Honing is a single pass process that sizes and finishes a bore with a series of progressively larger super-abrasive tools adjusted to a preset diameter. Single Stroke Honing tools rotate while passing through the bore one time and then withdrawing. The machine’s servo-controlled stroke system provides flexibility with adjustable speed and various feed profiles, such as pecking, short stroke, dwell, etc. Column feed and spindle speed can be varied throughout a cycle using the machine control.




The Single Stroke Honing tool consists of a tapered arbor with an expandable diamondplated abrasive sleeve mated to it. The external profile of the sleeve is designed for the application. Single pass honing is ideally suited for solid bore parts with L/D (length/diameter) of 1:1 or less. Parts with much larger length-to-bore ratio can be honed under certain circumstances. Bores that have interruptions allow better chip flushing and reduce the load on the abrasive sleeve. In the case of cast-iron valve bodies, bore length-to-diameter ratios of 10 or greater can be single pass honed with great success. “Single pass honing is a stable, high-production process that can achieve one-micron cylindricity in a short bore—one with L/D less than one—assuming the part has a sufficiently rigid wall,” explained Huber. “However, as the bore length increases, it becomes more difficult to achieve good straightness and cylindricity. Among other reasons, the honing tool’s sizing land tends to follow the bore. On cast-iron valve bodies with L/D of 10, the standard process has typically produced five-microns cylindricity under optimum conditions. High-precision single stroke honing takes this to two-microns cylindricity or less. And with a tool life that can be 60,000 to 80,000 parts, the process is economical. A typical part suitable for this process might have a 16-mm bore, over 160-mm long, with 11 lands. This type of part can now be honed to less than two-microns cylindricity, less than two-microns straightness, and one-micron roundness.”

The high-precision single stroke process utilizes a combination of proprietary tool processing, tool holding, workpiece fixturing, and process parameters without any penalty on cycle time. It is already in use by manufacturers of hydraulic valves in Turkey, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Sweden, and the U.S.


Sunnen offers Single Stroke Honing on three different VSS-2 series models that incorporate up

to six spindles to progressively size and finish part bores. The machines are ideal for precision sizing of bores 3.9 – 50 mm (0.149 – 2.0") diameter in stamped parts, hydraulic valves bodies, gears and sprockets, parking pawls, rocker arms, turbocharger housings, and similar parts. Ideal materials include cast iron, powdered metals, ceramic, glass, graphite, and other free-cutting materials. The VSS-2 has accurate spindle alignment combined with flexible, easy-to-use controls. Spindles are factory aligned independently for precision centering over the tooling plate to pro-

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duce better bore geometry than possible when using an “average” alignment for all the spindles. The VSS-2 utilizes a spindle carriage with a 724-mm (28.5") stroke and up to 105-mm/sec (250-ipm) stroking speed for increased flexibility with a wide variety of parts and tooling combinations. The servo-powered stroke system provides process flexibility and is hand-wheel controlled for quick setup. The menu-driven touch-screen control allows the column feed and spindle speed to be easily

varied throughout the cycle. Process flexibility is enhanced by the use of six available profiles, including pecking, short stroke, and dwell, which are easily added to a setup. More than 100 setups can be stored. Additional I/O and memory are standard for integration with auxiliary equipment, such as robots or part loaders. The VSS-2 Series 2 is available in three models—the 84 (eight-station, four-spindle), the 86 (eight-station, six-spindle), and the 64 (sixstation, four-spindle)—to meet various mid-

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Cylindricity is a function of overall roundness, straightness, and taper. It can be described as the condition of bore in which all points of the surface are equidistant from a common axis. The longer the bore, the harder it is to achieve a low straightness value and, therefore, a low cylindricity value. The cylindricity tolerance can be defined as the allowable difference in radius of two coaxial cylinders that encompass all the data of the bore.

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An FPEF memorial donation was made in memory of Richard Bardos, who passed away in 2013, with the request that the money be used for a student who displayed hard work and dedication—two qualities in which Richard firmly believed. Nathan Brace, Iowa State University, who earned the top score in the Board of Trustees’ voting process, received a $2,000 scholarship underwritten by the Richard Bardos Memorial Donation.

Thanks to a generous donation, the following scholarships were underwritten by Corporate Sponsors:

“I am humbled to receive this scholarship as the donation was made in memoriam. Thank you to the family of Richard Bardos and the Fluid Power Educational Foundation for the scholarship award to support my education at Iowa State University.  As an engineering student interested in the fluid power industry, it is very much appreciated to help pay my tuition.” Nathan Brace, CFPHS, Iowa State University

“Thank you for offering a scholarship dedicated to fluid power students! This scholarship will help me greatly when it comes to paying for school and achieving my goal of being a fluid power professional!” Tyler Hinrichs, Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Campus. Scholarship underwritten by The Donaldson Company, Inc.

To learn more about the Fluid Power Educational Foundation or how to become a Corporate Scholarship Sponsor, visit or call 856-424-8998.

“It is with great respect and gratitude that I thank you for the honor of being awarded a Fluid Power Educational Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc. It will have a profound impact on my continued fluid power education. I am looking forward to finishing my degree and applying what I have and continuing to learn to the Fluid Power industry. This will enable me to accomplish that goal. I also would like to say how impressed I am of the commitment and support of the Fluid Power Educational Foundation. I know it has a great impact on all who received a scholarship.” David Gilbertson, CFPS, Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Campus. Scholarship underwritten by Norgren, Inc.





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anufacturers around the world rely on automation systems to rapidly produce quality products on a daily basis. These automation systems need reliable, long-lasting technology to deliver the productivity needed to sustain competitive advantages. Investing in the right automation technology and selecting the proper equipment to operate in demanding conditions are key engineering challenges, no matter what the industry. In sensitive settings like the food industry, companies need to comply with stringent sanitary regulations, which often require machines to withstand countless cleaning cycles. Using pneumatics that have been engineered to operate in washdown and



sanitary food applications can help machine designers and plant operators minimize downtime and keep maintenance costs low.

CLEAN AND LIGHTWEIGHT: THE CLEAN LINE CONCEPT The CL03 Clean Line series valves from AVENTICS are high-pressure washdownapproved pneumatic directional control valves. Particularly useful in areas where direct contact with food is possible, the valves are also proven for areas where highpressure, high-temperature cleaning of machines is required. The valves fulfill the requirements for IP69K protection class –

the only pneumatic valves available that meet IP69K. The IP69K standard (better than NEMA 6P) specifies the ability to withstand pressures up to 1,450 psi (100 bar). The special materials and construction of the CL03 were tested for use with chemicals and allow for easy cleaning. Materials include fiber-reinforced polyamide and stainless steel hardware. The hygienic design of the valve covers without seams or gaps, prevents dirt accumulation, and makes it easy to clean. The valves are available in custom-built manifolds, as well as single in-line valves. Due to the high protection class rating, the valves are mounted directly in the system and do not require an expensive control cabinet; thus, shorter tube lengths for compressed air supply can be used and

The CL03 pneumatic valve series meets IP69K (high-pressure washdown)

fewer power cables are required. This allows the valves to be located closer to the actuators, saving energy costs by reduced pressure loss from shorter air lines and improving machine efficiency by reducing cycle times. These advantages also enable faster, less time-intensive work commissioning and maintaining the equipment. The standard CL03 pneumatic valves have a Cv of 0.7 to 0.85. An increase in the rating is possible by using the CL03-XL version, which has a Cv of 1.4 and greatly expands the applications covered by the valve line. The two sizes (standard and high flow) can be combined in the same manifold without transition pieces. The CL03-EV single valves offer a Cv up to 0.7. Both the standard CL03 and CL03-XL valve manifold versions and the CL03-EV single valve version are available in all valve spool configuration types: 5-way/2-position single and double solenoid; 5-way/3-position closed center; and for more flexibility, in Dual 3-way/2-position valve types. The standard CL03 and CL03-XL manifold versions are available with either multi-pin or Fieldbus connectivity, while the CL03-EV single valve is available with a standard 4-pin M12 electrical connector. Completing the package is a full line of IP69K-rated mating connectors and cables. CL03 valve manifolds are modular and can incorporate up to 16 valves in one unit. The valve manifolds can be individually expanded, even after assembly, without having to disassemble the entire unit. The valve consists of individual base plates, each with its own internal cabling, and can be separately supplied with compressed air with the addition of pressureisolating discs. As a result, up to 32 different pressures can be used in one system for ultimate customized applications. To provide machine designers with more flexibility in the use of communication bus architectures, the valves offer integrated Fieldbus (for Profibus DP, DeviceNet, CANopen, and the AVENTICS DDL system electronics). They are designed with two separate power supply connections to support emergency-off solutions. For serial communication options in industrial networking, the valves allow the use of AVENTICS DDL advanced diagnostic capabilities. With up to an additional 34 bytes of diagnostic bits at hand, customers can not only monitor their system to the coil level of each individual output, but also can monitor individual device voltages and communications. This reduces troubleshooting time and thus reduces machine downtime. The valve manifold systems are also available with multipin electrical connections and with remotely mounted bus modules with an IP69K protection class for major protocols other than those listed above.


The CL03-XL high-flow version washdown valves (up to Cv 1.4) can be mixed with the standard valves in the same manifold for saving energy in the application (shown here with Fieldbus connectivity).

Advanced Machine Company AS (AMC), a builder of milk-packing lines, uses two CL03 sixteen-valve station manifolds to speed up performance and reduce maintenance. Harald Hals, CEO at AMC, said the Clean Line products were particularly appealing for AMC. “Although our machinery makes no direct contact with milk, it does have to comply with stringent requirements. That means withstanding countless cleaning cycles.� That is why con-




sistent use of stainless steel and components meeting hygienic requirements is important. Even cleaning with a jet of steam at 100°C will not phase the equipment. “A decentralized valve-operating system eliminates long feed lines with their typical pressure losses; neither do we have to install any expensive control cabinets,” is how Hals describes the advantages. “All that, of course, speeds assembly of the packing lines on site and makes maintenance faster, easier, and thus more economical.” AMC uses two such valve terminal systems for each packing line, populates them with sixteen valves each and connects their integrated bus with the DeviceNet protocol directly to the dairy plant’s bus system. The solenoid valves in the valve terminal system are used to control the built-in GPC and ICL cylinders. The rugged PPC stainless steel guide unit is distinguished in particular by its precision and its resistance to transverse and torsional forces. Cleaning and maintaining the cylinders are made simple, too, thanks to a practical sensor attachment concept and the Clean Line design, aligned specifically with hygiene needs.

Series CL03 Clean Line valve manifold


For washdown and sanitary food applications, the CL03 maximizes operational costs by ensuring corrosion resistance, secures food quality through optimized hygienic design, and improves production capacity by mounting the CL03 valves closer to the actuators. Using

The CL03-EV pneumatic valve is available in valve manifolds or as a single in-line version.

the correct pneumatic products in a properly designed washdown application is a very costeffective and productivity-enhancing method of building modern food-processing equipment that will benefit the end-user of the equipment for the life of the machinery. For more information, visit

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Beware Design Cost and SpaceSaving Pitfalls of an Undersized Reservoir The improved oil-cooling technology of recent years has resulted in many hydraulic reservoirs being designed to reduce initial cost and take up less space. Many of these reservoirs lack the capacity to properly maintain the condition of the hydraulic fluid. While heat transfer is being accomplished, many designers fail to plan for the difference the smaller reservoir can make in the effects of contamination from both particulate and moisture. Reducing reservoir capacity reduces oil dwell time, reducing time available for particulate settling, and also for water separation from emulsion to become free water, which may be removed through vacuum distillation. Hydraulic system components, especially servo and other proportional valves, become easily clogged by particulate in diameters as small as 0.03 micron. Small particles also attack cylinder packing, causing external leakage or internal bypass. Also, the filter may clog and go into bypass well before the scheduled element replacement. For existing undersized reservoirs, the answer in part is improved filtration, along with the revision of reservoir and filter monitoring and maintenance standards. An off-line kidney loop filtration system may be the best solution, selecting a high-capacity pre-filter of 10 to 20 micron followed by a 0.03-micron coalescing filter. Both should be electronically monitored.







Air Compressors

Clean Dry Air Improves Performance... Clean, Dry Compressed Air Starts with The Extractor/Dryer® Manufactured by LA-MAn Corporation • Point of Use Compressed Air Filter to Improve and Extend Equipment Life • Removes Moisture and Contaminates to a 5-Micron Rating: Lower Micron Ratings are Available • Models with Flow Ranges of 15 SCFM to 500 SCFM Rated Up To 250psi are Standard • Differential Pressure Gauge Built in • Mounting Hardware Included for Easy Installation • Weep Drain is Standard; Float Drain or Electronic Drain Valves Optional

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he Brunswick Corp., Lake Forest, Ill., has been throwing strikes for nearly two centuries now. Founded by Swiss immigrant John Moses Brunswick, the company originally opened for business as a manufacturer of carriages in 1845. Soon after, however, the founder took a tremendous interest in billiards and decided to manufacture billiard tables, which were mostly imported from England. His tables quickly became a commercial success, and the business has been on a roll ever since. A major part of that success was the expansion into the sport of bowling, which included the manufacturing of balls, pins, and bowling alley equipment. Late in the th 19 century, Brunswick revolutionized the way bowling balls were made by using vulcanized rubber. Before that, balls were made of solid wood. Today’s balls are made with engineered plastics.

CHALLENGE Most of the Brunswick bowling balls are made at the company’s plant in Reynosa, Mex. Water is used as a lubricant and as a cooling fluid to machine the balls to a precise roundness with the necessary high-gloss finish. That precision, unfortunately, produces a buildup of small plastic particles that need to be routinely removed from the water. Hydraulic fluids are also used during the process and so is grease to keep the machinery properly lubricated. That combination was further muddying the water. To remedy that, Brunswick was relying on two antiquated gravity filtration systems with paper roll media to clean the mix of water, oil, plastics, and chemicals. The cost to maintain the filters was approximately $1,500 per month, which would have been acceptable had the filters been operating efficiently, but the filters were not. As if the situation wasn’t already dampened enough, chemicals



also needed to be added to the water to prevent unwanted foaming. Meanwhile, because the Mexican government enforces stringent water regulations and due to the buildup of hydrocarbons and organics, the rancid water had to be regularly hauled away and replenished with a fresh, clean supply. That was costing Brunswick another $2,000 per month. Expensive, inefficient, and polluting, the filtration system at Brunswick had to go.

SOLUTION Eaton was called and soon, the diversified industrial manufacturer was throwing strikes of its own with Brunswick. Eaton developed a two-stage filtration process. In the first stage, a five-station MODULINE filter bag vessel with nylon mesh filter bags was installed for the removal of the coarse plastic particles. Next, a six-bag MAXILINE™ filter with polypropylene felt bags was put into operation for final polish. This second step was to ensure clean water went back into the system. At the end of each workweek, maintenance staff installed Eaton oil adsorption inserts in the MODULINE, and Brunswick ran the system to remove any further traces of oils and hydrocarbons. MODULINE systems are ideal for applications like Brunswick’s where the flow rate is too high for a single-bag filter housing. The individual vessels can each be isolated for cleaning and bag replacement while maintaining system flow. The manifold assembly permits the flow to go through all housings simultaneously with a single inlet and outlet connection. Eaton’s MAXILINE systems provide a user-friendly, cost-effective filtration solution for higher flow rates, providing the perfect solution for the high-volume, highly efficient requirements at Brunswick.


Top: The MODULINE system provides a compact and efficient assembly of two or more single-bag housing units. The multi-vessel arrangement assures continuous flow rates. Left: MODULINE filter housings are for applications where the flow rate is too high for a single bag filter housing.

Since completion of the Eaton conversion, water quality and supply problems are no longer an issue. “At the end of the day, the water quality to the machining center was excellent and all rancidity problems were effectively eliminated, as well as the need to haul and dispose of water,” explains Carl Berthold, regional sales manager for Eaton. “That’s great news for us because regardless of water application, Eaton is dedicated to minimizing any negative impact on the environment around the world.” That’s great news for Brunswick, as well, and for more than just the huge gains in achieving the excellent sustainable business practices now in place. Brunswick has not had to pay to discharge water for six months, according to Berthold. Energy, labor, supplies, and maintenance costs associated with the old machines have been eliminated, and so have the costs associated with the anti-foaming chemicals. How much so? “The MODULINE/MAXILINE combination has paid for itself in seven months,” notes Berthold. “That’s an ROI that any company would be very happy to throw at you.” For more information, visit





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Optimize your compressed air system and save money. The Best Practices Manual is a “how-to” resource to assist system operators and maintainers in reducing high operating costs and improving system reliability. All improvement opportunities are covered from where air enters the compressor inlet filter through to the end uses, including hoses, quick couplers, air tools, cylinders, or other devices. The manual covers system analysis, audit techniques, cost calculations, system design, auxiliary equipment, the distribution system, and end uses. Best practice recommendations for the selection, installation, maintenance, and operation of all system equipment are also covered.

FluiDyne Fluid Power provides replacement A10V Piston pumps to distributors and OEMs all around the world. These high quality pumps come with a full range of options including seals, mountings, shafts, compensators, thru-drives, etc. Our customer service team provides what you want, when you need it. Most pumps ship same day or next. Give our Customer Service Team a call to assist you with your hydraulic needs! FluiDyne Fluid Power 586.296.7200





HYDAC is a global leader and manufacturer of fluid technology, hydraulics and electronics worldwide. HYDAC products and solutions, such as complete systems and filtration concepts for lubrication and hydraulics, as well as, cooling systems for gear boxes and generators, can be found in thousands of wind energy systems worldwide. For every application, from components to a complete system, HYDAC is your reliable partner.


Clippard, a manufacturer of the most complete line of miniature pneumatic products, offers a 356-page full product line catalog with technical information, product applications, and more. It includes features, specifications, photographs, and technical drawings for over 5,000 standard products. It's your complete source for miniature fluid power products. Request your free copy today!


• New improved Die Kages for protection and storage of dies for the KD100 series crimpers. • New KD4-650 and KD4-1000 series crimpers for crimping larger ID industrial hoses. • New line-up of KuriSaws™ cutting equipment. • A new 10 ton fitting pusher is now offered.

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Brochure offers a comprehensive overview of the company’s complete line of compressed air filtration products. Highlighted is the patented family of Extractor/Dryers. These two-stage, point of use filters remove contaminates to a 5-micron rating with flow ranges of 15 to 2,000 scfm. Additional products available include the SuperStar Membrane Dryer, .01 Micron Filter, Refrigerated Extractor/ Dryer, and much more. La-Man Corporation (800) 348-2463

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





This just in! The new Genuine Metaris Product Catalog is available. It includes piston, vane and gear pumps & motors, orbital motors, PTOs, replacement (spare) parts and accessories. It also includes specs on the various product lines. View or download the latest Genuine Metaris Product Catalog by visiting our website at

Fresh off the press is our latest product guide to help you select the right seal for your application. Our guide will help answer questions about product lines, part numbers, manufacturing capabilities, sizing, and our compounds. Visit our website and order the MFP Seals Engineering Guide today.

Metaris – A Hydraulex Global Company Toll Free: 888.477.2737 Tel: 416.638.6000 Email: or

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Take control of your hydraulic system with Muncie’s V080 and V130 series hydraulic control valves. These high pressure sectional valves offer superior performance in a compact package, and can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Learn more about Muncie’s V080 and V130 directional control valves at


Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, rust, and staining. It maintains its appearance over long periods and minimizes unwanted bonding between parts. Sight glasses enable viewing inside a reservoir, hydraulic line, or machine compartment. Oil-Rite offers 303 stainless steel window sights with straight or NPT threads. Detailed item information is available online at www. Made in the USA. Oil-Rite Corporation (920) 682-6173




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Our updated OilSafe catalog contains an extensive range of lubrication management system offerings to establish best practices throughout your workflow. Every step from storage to transfer and identification is color-coded to eliminate risk and human error. Start improving your business today with OilSafe.

Pinnacle’s NSD (New Switching Device) Safety Mat Systems are available in any shape, contour or size (large 6’ x 12’ single mat capability) and complex layouts are a specialty. Mats feature Advanced Flexible Electrodes (no rigid steel plates in mats), provides visual recognition of the guarded zone and no programming is required. Made in the USA. 888.429.3135

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Rotor Clip's company overview is the perfect first impression of all Rotor Clip has to offer, in a condensed and easily readable format. It briefly details the most important aspects of the main catalogue without going too heavily into engineering specifications. We recommend it as a reference guide to the leading manufacturer of retaining rings, hose clamps, and wave springs. Rotor Clip Company, Inc. Toll Free: 1-800-557-6867 Fax: +1-732-469-7898

Schroeder Industries, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company, designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of Advanced Fluid Conditioning Solutions®. Our Hydraulic & Lubrication Catalog features exceptional quality filtration products: a complete range of filter assembly types up to 6,500 psi, elements and accessories. For a PDF version, please visit our website at: 580 West Park Road Leetsdale, PA 15056-1025 Phone: 1.800.722.4810 Fax: 724.318.1200

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Stainless Hose Fittings was founded in 2002 with a core focus on Stainless Crimp Fittings for Distributors across the world. Our product line has expanded to include Adapters, Instrumentation Fittings, Valves, Weld Fittings, Custom Fittings, and Stainless Tubing - making us a leading source for Stainless Steel Hydraulic Hose Fittings and other components.

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

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Get the latest product and industry buzz when you follow us on Twitter @ultracleantech, or join us at The current Product Catalog features information on our HOSE, TUBE & PIPE CLEANING and SEALING SYSTEMS and AIR PURIFICATION PRODUCTS. CLEAN EASY products strip out internal contamination from hose/tube assemblies using special foam projectiles and a pneumatic launcher. SEAL EASY offers Clean Seal System machines and Clean Seal Capsules to protect cleaned hose/ tube assemblies. BREATHE EASY line includes Desiccant Breathers to filter contaminants and corrosive water vapor from air. All product lines benefit Heavy Duty Markets, including Construction, Mining, Marine, Offshore, Hose & Tube Assembly.

World Wide Metric’s updated CAST catalog features 358 pages of their fittings product line, along with technical information and drawings. Their wide selection includes DIN metric compression, JIC flared, BSP adaptors, conversion adaptors, ORFS, hose and hose fittings. Catalog can be downloaded on their website with print version available upon request. Ultra Clean Technologies 1274 Highway 77 Bridgeton, NJ 08302 732-247-2300





All Designs, All Sizes, One Result. Yates Cylinders – an ISO-9001:2008 company with facilities in Michigan, Alabama and Georgia – is your top-quality supplier for all cylinder applications. Hydraulic, pneumatic, NFPA, millgrade, or custom engineering – you name it, Yates can handle it. Complete catalog available. We also maintain an unmatched repair program used by the biggest names in the American Industry. Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Ph: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565

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

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As the new Exclusive Partner of STM for North America, we are able to introduce the Efficient, Durable and Energy Efficient EX Series Planetary Gearbox. With torques ranging from 1000nm to 85,000. The STM EX Planetary Gearbox is ideal for many applications including Marine, Mobile and Fixed. Features Include: • Ratios from 1:3.5 up to 1:2500 • Torques range from 1000nm to 85,000nm • Suitable for continuous, reversing and intermittent operation • high torque in relation to size • can be installed in any mounting position • compact design 888-465-3561 • ATEX Certified • High Radial Load • Low noise levels


Zinga Industries is a leading manufacturer of mobile hydraulic oil filters, and tank accessories. From 5 PSI to 6000 PSI, tank top, strainer, or spin-on, we have a filtration product to meet your needs. Tank accessories are the best available, and standard equipment with major OEM’s. We are an ISO registered company, celebrating 38 years in the hydraulic filtration Industry (1976 -2014).

Free Online Course! FUNDAMENTALS OF FLUID POWER The University of Minnesota and National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power have developed a universitylevel fluid power MOOC entitled Fundamentals of Fluid Power. MOOC stands for Massive Open On-line Course. The course is free and available to anyone anywhere in the world. It is not unusual for MOOCs to have more than one million students. Course starts September 22, 2014. For more information, visit





October Classes


‰ CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

‰ CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor

‰ CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor

‰ CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer

‰ CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS)

HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST Tuesday and Thursday Oct. 7, 9, 14, 16 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST Oct. 21, 23 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST Monday and Wednesday Oct. 6, 8, 13, 15 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST Oct. 20, 22 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST


ompleting an IFPS Specialist Certification Review Session is easy with the Live Distance Learning collaboration. An IFPS Accredited Instructor will engage you in a live online experience with all the energy and expertise of traditional classroom training conducted from the comfort of your own location. There is no travel or lost work time. IFPS Live Distance Learning takes place in a state-ofthe-art training facility located at CFC Industrial Training for three (3) weeks equating twenty (20) hours. Online delivery is offered during the evening hours and is accessed from your own computer with Internet access. Registration information can be found by visiting www. or by calling IFPS headquarters at 800-308-6005. Registration deadline is October 1, 2015.

‰ CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist

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‰ CFPMEC – in development Mobile Electronic Controls ‰ CFPIEC – in development Industrial Electronic Controls ‰ 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



Virgil Galaway, MM, PM FloDraulic Group, Inc.

Kevin LaFortune, MHM Pirtek - Inland Valley

Jairo Berrios, MHM Asplundh Tree Expert

Amr Habib, HS

Chris Larew, MHM Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics of WV

Anthony Butero, HS DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. Rory Delozier, MHM Dueco Inc. Pat Dillon, MHM Otter Tail Power Co. Curtis Erickson, MHM East Central Energy Daniel Fernandes, S, PS Sun Hydraulics Corporation Bill Fisher, MHM Dueco, Inc.

Matthew Hopken, S, HS Skarda Equipment Co. Michael Isenberg, MHM City of Tacoma/Public Utilities Patrick Jalabert, HS Poclain Hydraulics Stephan Kennedy, HS Wainbee Limited Craig Kierzek, MHM Dueco Inc. Anthony Knutson, MHM Dueco Inc. Clint Krueger, MHM East Central Energy

Adam Frey, HS Poclain Hydraulics, Inc.

Paul Marchant, HS Poclain Hydraulics, Inc. Frank Maresca, HS Donaldson Company, Inc. Eric Meinecke, MHM Dueco, Inc.

Antone Sindelar, MHM Adams Columbia Electric Co-OP Nathan Staples, S, HS Skarda Equipment Company John Storey Jr., IHM The Paquin Company Christopher Thompson, MHM, Dueco Inc. Steven Thompson, IHM The Paquin Company

Samuel Nelson, MHM Idaho Power

Chris Treadwell, MMH, MHT

Garry Rodger, HS Wainbee Limited

Paul Vandervest, HS Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.

Chris Rutter, MHM Rutters Automotive

Trent Walter, MHM Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative

Subahu Shetty, HS Wainbee Limited

Kevin Williams, S, HS Skarda Equipment Co.

Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician

‰ CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM)

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‰ CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic

‰ CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC)

‰ CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor

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Kuriyama of America, Inc.

The Kuriyama Value™




IFPS 2014

Kuriyama Hydraulics Catalog

Annual Meeting

• Includes new Piranhaflex™ Plus Series thermoplastic hydraulic hoses. • New Piranhaflex™ 100R18 and twin line thermoplastic hydraulic hoses. Introducing our New and Improved!

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oin the IFPS from September 23-26, 2014 for the 2014 Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites Historic CharlesEMBASSY SUITES ton in Charleston, S.C. The Annual Meeting is a great way Historic Charleston to network with professionals in the fluid power and motion Charleston, SC control industry. The 2015 Board of Directors nomination slate will be presented and voted on (the newly appointed directors TECHNICAL WORKSHOP will officially take office in January 2015). September 22, 2014 In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned throughout the week, as well as a technical workshop on Monday September 22, 2014. Participation in this workshop contributes towards reaccreditation requirements. Topics covered in the workshop will be “Rules of Thumb = Thumbs Down”; “Sensor Technology, Thread, and Connector ID with Lab”; and “Tuning a Proportional Valve Amplifier with Lab.” This varied array of topics will explore a number of subjects in an attempt to provide something for everyone during the workshop—new information for some and a review for others—but also enable all participants to better present and explain information to students. The workshop will provide the following: • A discussion of some popular rules of thumb used in sizing hydraulic components and why these rules should never be used for any actual design solutions • An explanation of basic sensor types and theory of operation for sensors used to measure velocity and position to provide useful feedback data for closed-loop control in fluid power systems • An explanation of American and metric thread and connector identification (Students will have an opportunity to perform some hands-on reinforcement of the material.) • An explanation of basic proportional valve amplifier control theory (Students will learn how to properly tune an amplifier and proportional valve pairing.) • An explanation of deadband, ramps, and gains, including hands-on instruction

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP – “FLUID POWER POTPOURRI” Presented by Tom Blansett, CFPAI, Behco-MRM, Inc. Monday, September 22 • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (lunch included) Registration: $150.00 at



KuriKrimp™ Crimpers & Accessories Catalog • New improved Die Kages for protection and storage of dies for the KD100 series crimpers. • New KD4-650 and KD4-1000 series crimpers for crimping larger ID industrial hoses. A Complete Line of Thermoplastic Hydraulic Hose and Fittings EDITION 0313



The “Piranhaflex” trademark contained in this publication is a trademark of Kuriyama of America, Inc.

Piranhaflex™ Non-Conductive Hydraulic Hoses • Piranhaflex™ Plus Series PFP354NC nonconductive hose for medium pressure lines on utility equipment. • Piranhaflex™ Series PFAN388NC non-conductive hose; complies with ANSI.92.2 for vehicle mounted pressure lines on boom trucks and cherry pickers.

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OCTOBER 16, 2014 “Spool Configuration Selection for Pneumatic Valves” 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Richard Throop, CFPAI, Neff Engineering Co., Inc. with This presentation will cover the best way to make the correct  • Cr-VI-free plated Seamless cold drawn precision  to Trivalent Cr-VI-Free plating in compliance with selection for pneumatic valves. Resistant to Salt Spray tests up to 400 hours  Cr-VI-free plated  • Resistant Salt Spray tests up to 400 hours Stainless Steel also available from stock for immediate delivery steel tubing E235N (St 37.4 NBK) the European Norm EC 200/53 • 4mm to 42mm OD • Comprehensive range of styles and  4mm to 42mm OD  Comprehensive range of styles and configurations Topics: ourinspecialty” • Certifications in accordance with configurations  Certifications accordance“Metrics with  are Made for quality Cr-VI-freeinplated  Italy Resistant to and Saltreliability Spray tests up to 400 hours • Single solenoid spring return H ose a sse m blie s / Ada • ptMade in Italy for quality and reliability e rs / T ube c la m ps / Ac c e ssorie s EN10204 EN10204 4mm to 42mm OD  Comprehensive range of styles and configurations • Double solenoid 2-position Phone: 757-497-8704 Fax: 757-490-5930  Certifications in accordance with E-mail: Made in Italy for quality and reliability• Double solenoid 3-position Stainless Steel also available from stock for immediate delivery 5017 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 EN10204 Stainless Steel also available from stock for immediate delivery • Closed center “Metrics are our specialty” • Open center “Metrics are our specialty” HStainless ose a sse m blie s / Ada rs / T ube c la m ps stock / Ac c e for ssorie s Steel alsopt eavailable from immediate delivery H o se a sse mb lies / Adapt er s / Tube clam ps / Accessories • Pressure center “Metrics are our specialty” • AC or DC Phone: 757-497-8704 Fax: 757-490-5930 E-mail: archived seminars at 5017 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 H ose Fax: a sse m blie s E-mail: / Ada pt e rs / T ube c la m ps / Ac c e ssorie s • Wattage Phone: 757-497-8704 757-490-5930 5017 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Seamless cold drawn precision  Trivalent Cr-VI-Free plating in compliance with steel tubing E235N (St 37.4 NBK) the European Norm EC 200/53  Cr-VI-free plated  Resistant to Salt Spray tests up to 400 hours  4mm to 42mm OD  Comprehensive range of styles and configurations  cold Certifications accordance with • Trivalent Made in Italy for quality plating and reliability  Seamless drawn inprecision Cr-VI-Free in compliance • Seamless cold drawn precision Trivalent Cr-VI-Free plating in compliance EN10204 steel tubing E235N (St 37.4 NBK) the European Norm EC 200/53 steel tubing E235N (St 37.4 NBK) with the European Norm EC 200/53 


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DECEMBER 11, 2014

“Mobile Equipment Reservoir Baffle Innovation” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Robert Post, WastAway As presented at IFPE 2014 - A practical solution for fluid control inside small mobile equipment reservoirs, which reduces damage, spillage, and equipment failures.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 “Filter Sizing: Pressure vs. Return Flow Filters” 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Presented by: Bill Hotchkiss, CFPAI, SunSource This presentation will cover the following topics: • Filter sizing for pressure lines, return lines, and for off-line recirculation • Benefits of pressure line vs. return line vs. off-line filtration • Micron selection for use with pressure line vs. return line vs. off-line filtration

APRIL 16, 2015 “Proper Sizing of Conductors When Using Single Rod Cylinders” 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 type of meter-out circuits. There are various standards for velocities concerning plumbing, and yet if the math is truly done properly, most of the hydraulic plumbing and cylinder ports are not size properly. This webinar will discuss these concepts using very basic math to make participants aware of these problems for future sizing of components and plumbing.


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CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING Job Performance Online Review – CFC Industrial Training, Inc. offers online Job Performance Test reviews, which includes stations 1-6 of the IFPS Mechanic and Technician Job Performance Tests. Members may e-mail for a 5% coupon code off the list price for the entire IFPS Job Performance Review (test not included). Live Distance Learning Job Performance Station Reviews. E-mail for information.

Connector & Conductor (CC) Review w/ Job Performance Test Review and testing offered through Pirtek USA Commerce, CA Review: October 2-3, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 4, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Industrial Hydraulic Technician (IHT) Review and Testing Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 13-15, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 16, 2014

Rockledge, FL Review: November 5, 2014 Job Performance Test: November 6, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) / written test: November 6, 2014 (1:00 p.m.)

Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC Industrial Training: October 2014 classes available

Review and testing offered through NTT Training Centennial, CO Review: October 21-22, 2014 and November 11-12, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 23, 2014 and November 13, 2014

Review and testing offered through CFC Industrial Training Fairfield, OH Review: October 20-22, 2014 / Written test: October 22, 2014 (1:00 p.m.)

Industrial Hydraulics Mechanic (IHM) Review w/ Job Performance Test Review and testing offered through NTT Training Virginia Beach, VA Review: October 13-15, 2014 Job Performance and written tests: October 16, 2014



Review and testing offered through Eaton Corp. September 9-12, 2014 / Eden Prairie, MN

Pneumatic Specialist (PS) Certification Review Distance Learning Review Sessions offered through CFC-Solar, Inc.: October 2014 classes available. IFPS 2015 Annual Meeting September 22-26, 2015 location tba

IFPS 2014 Annual Meeting September 23-26, 2014, Charleston, SC

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations

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

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


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NOVEMBER 2014 Tuesday, 11/4 Thursday, 11/20

DECEMBER 2014 Tuesday, 12/2 Thursday, 12/18

JANUARY 2015 Tuesday, 1/6 Thursday, 1/15

FEBRUARY 2015 Tuesday, 2/3 Thursday, 2/19

MARCH 2015 Tuesday, 3/3 Thursday, 3/19

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Product Spotlight FILTRATION, FLUIDS, & SEALS HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC CYLINDER REPAIR SEALS SERIES PFG FIXED DELIVERY GEAR PUMP Double A Hydraulics® PFG series pumps are available from Fluid Power, Inc. These selfpriming rotary gear type pumps are designed to provide quiet and efficient service. Nominal flow rates at 1725 rpm are from 0.5 to 5gpm, with operating pressures up to 2000 psi, and liquid viscosities of 100 SSU to 1000 SSU. These are suited for hydraulic or fluid transfer applications. FLUID POWER, INCORPORATED Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 215.643.0350


Hercules® offers over 35,000 hydraulic and pneumatic inch and metric seals to meet your mobile and industrial cylinder repair needs. Product lines include: O-rings, rod seals, u-seals, wipers, backup rings, buffer seals, oil seals, piston rings, t-seals, wear rings, and vee packing for most fluid power applications including construction, mining, crane and aerial lift, refuse, agriculture, dump truck, oil and gas, paving, logging and industrial plant applications. Hercules offers the widest selection of in-stock inventory, ready for next day delivery. HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS 1016 North Belcher Road, Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online 492



Many applications require a high counter pressure resistance to avoid damage to the motor. This solution provides a special shaft seal that resists a continuous pressure of up to 300 psi or 1100 psi, such as sporadic peaks (values evaluated at 1500 rpm). To complete this solution a second shaft seal prevents dirt from getting inside. Many different versions are available (shafts, ports, displacements and front flanges) from 0.245 to 5.43 cubic inches.

Muncie Power Products, an innovative leader in the Fluid Power market, has announced a new family of mobile hydraulic directional control valves. The first two series, the V080 and V130 series, are high pressure sectional valves that can be configured with a full array of spool, control, and positioner options. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 55 GPM, these valves offer superior performance in a compact package, and can be configured with custom options. 494

VISIT US AT WWW.VIVOIL.COM For North America Sales contact: ALA Industries Limited 1-219-465-4197 •

Take control of your hydraulic systems with Muncie’s V080 and V130 directional control valves.






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CUSTOM SEALS FOR ANY CONCEIVABLE APPLICATION HydraPak specializes in custom engineered sealing solutions for numerous industries. Our innovative machine technology and experienced engineering team enable us to produce an unlimited number of seal profiles in sizes up to 98 inches in diameter. With turnaround time as short as same day, our custom machined Urethane, Viton, Engineered Plastics, HNBR, and Nitrile products meet the highest quality standards. CONTACT US TODAY 800-669-9638 •


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CYLINDER REPAIR PARTS Hercules® carries a full line of commonly used cylinder repair parts for mobile and industrial cylinders.

Clean Filtration U.S.A. is proud to offer their RAF and RTF tank top return filter assemblies. With inventory in Houston these filter assemblies are very competitively priced to meet U.S. market demands. From 3/4" NPT to 3-1/2" SAE code 61 flange porting, these filters offer flow range from 14 GPM to 264 GPM. Synthetic glass fiber filter elements come in 5, 10, and 20 micron ratings for best pressure drop flow conditions. With inventory on the shelf in Houston, and very competitive pricing, we invite your inquiry. CLEAN FILTRATION U.S.A. 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058.

Sold all over the world but made right here in the USA, EPM seals are ready to go to work for you under the toughest of trials. We now have the capability to make seals in any size, any shape, and out of any material. As the service leader in the seal and gasket business, you can reach us 24/7. The Seal Man’s ALWAYS on the job at EPM!

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INDUSTRIAL CYLINDER SEAL KITS Hercules® Sealing Products features industrial cylinder seal kits for major brands such as Atlas, Hydro-Line®, Miller, Ortman, Parker, Rexroth, Royal, Sheffer, Thompkins-Johnson and Vickers®. Rod seal kits can be ordered separately from piston seal kits. Also available are commonly found industrial cylinder cast iron and bronze guide bearings.


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

Ultra Clean Hose & Tube Cleaning Systems offer a fast, less invasive and more cost-effective way than traditional flushing methods to clean contaminated hose and tube assemblies. Strip away contamination from the inside of hoses, tubes and pipes in seconds. Clean oil will stay clean as it reaches those expensive components, preventing failure and system downtime. Visit www.ultracleantech. com to learn more and download our product literature, manual, and brochures. • ISO 18/16/13 • Four hand-held launchers 1/4” through 1-1/4”, 2”, 3-1/2”, 4-1/2” • Bench Mount Launcher for production environment • Projectile Verification System • Auto Loader for production environment • Clean Seal System for sealing end of hose and tube assemblies 502

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

CYLINDER REPAIR SEAL KITS Hercules carries a full line of replacement seal kits for repair or re-manufacturing of all makes and types of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders including Caterpillar®, John Deere, Komatsu, Bobcat, Case, Volvo, Hitachi, and many more. ®

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Differential Pressure Plus, Inc. has introduced a new gauge to monitor filtration of natural gas. The GX-100 has a diaphragm sensor to claim zero bypass of particulates, and comes standard with bottom ¼ in NPT connections, and a follower pointer for display of differential pressure at peak flowrates. The stainless steel 2.5 inch diameter case is also standard, allowing for the lowest cost entry into this field. While designed for the gas industry, the GX-100 is well suited for many other applications where filter condition must be maintained. DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE PLUS INC Contact Becky Paul at 203-481-2545 for more information.







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Hydraulic engineers in need of an in-line flow control valve to regulate motor or cylinder speed on construction and agricultural machinery applications need look no further than Webtec’s new high-pressure VFD190 series. This threeport variable priority flow divider is nearly immune to rapid changes in load. The VFD190 has a single turn knob to smoothly control the flow even under full pressure and is rated up to 190 lpm (50 gpm) inlet flow, at pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi) and comes in 5 sizes with both BSPP and SAE ports available.



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YOULI HYDRAULIC DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVES Direct Acting Electric available: Youli directional control valves, rated to 4600psi, monoblock or sectional styles, are now available from stock in Houston, with electric direct acting solenoids on the MB-4 series, rated to 10GPM. Pneumatic operators are also available on all Youli valves, and also kept in stock. Youli quality is based on 25 years of industrial hydraulic valve manufacturing for the machine tool business in Taiwan. A quality product line with a major commitment to inventory in Houston, Texas, and offered at competitive prices, is growing our reputation. YOULI HYDRAULIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Contact the company at 1-888-330-8041 or email to View basic specifications at 103

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MAIN Manufacturing Products, Inc. now stocks SAE, JIS, DIN, and ISO flanges and couplings with metric ports. METRIC TUBE & PIPE sizes in socket weld and butt weld are also available. Many can ship directly from stock. If not part of our 7000+ in-stock products, MAIN can manufacture and ship quickly- (4-5 days) is common from our US facility. MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS, INC. Phone: (800) 521.7918 E-mail:


DIN COMPRESSION FITTINGS World Wide Metric offers a wide selection of DIN 2353 compression fittings. These fittings are a high quality product used for fluid power systems joining tubes together. Available in carbon steel and stainless steel with sizes ranging from 4mm – 42 mm. Contact them for additional information. 732-247-2300

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

• Mobile self contained power unit • Air operated - No electricity needed • Pressures up to 65,000-psi with 100psi air drive • Available with a 5 or 10 gallon stainless steel reservoir • Compatible with most fluids • Available with all 10-series pumps • Air drive controls, pressure gauges and valves included • Used in Hydrostatic Testing, Burst Testing, Water-jet Blasting, Hydraulic Press Operation, Hydraulic Cylinder & Valve Actuation

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MFP Seals' PCD - Double Acting Piston Cup is a single unit, double cup piston seal. Piston type packing replaces multi-part assemblies. Homogeneous rubber is bonded to a metal disc, only one part required - the most practical piston cup available for pneumatic or low pressure hydraulics.






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CUSTOM FLANGE ADAPTERS Adaconn® flange adapters may be provided with a variety of male ends and sizes for custom OEM applications. Male SAE 37° (JIC), SAE O-Ring Boss, ORS, and NPTF ends are available in size-on-size or multiple size reductions. The internal socket head drive allows for a minimum overall adapter length. ADACONN® Blue Bell, PA 215.643.1900

HERCULES® CYLINDERS Hercules® offers a complete line of Tie-Rod and Welded cylinders, designed for a variety of equipment. These cylinders feature iron piston, iron gland with drilled oil passages, honed steel tube, high-tensile, hard-chrome plate-rod, iron end mounts, female clevises with pins and clips. Cylinder are constructed with an energized loaded u-seal with B lip design and metal canned wiper. Bore sizes start at 1-1/2 to 5 inches and strokes begin at 4-48 inches. Hercules® now offers a heavy duty line of double acting tie rod cylinder - The HSTR Olympus Line. This new style can handle pressures up to 3,000 psi. To view a complete list of sizes, visit the Hercules® website. Most cylinders are in-stock and ready for next day delivery! Call for special pricing on larger quantities. HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online



HYDRAULIC HOSE AND TUBE ASSEMBLIES Ferry Incorporated distributes hydraulic cap and plug kits, tube kits, o-ring kits and storage boxes. Each kit comes with parts that are available for individual purchase. • 12 compartment boxes and box cases • Custom hose assemblies and hose-crimping package available - mobile or stationary, from one wire to six wire pressures • Competitive pricing • Most items ordered by 3 p.m. EST ship UPS the same day We serve contractors, maintenance departments, automotive repair shops, original equipment manufacturers, highway departments and more. FERRY INCORPORATED | 716-684-1703 |




Anchor Fluid Power has expanded our weld coupling offering to include NPT X NPT threaded couplings. Our 865 series is available in AISI 1020 carbon steel and 316L stainless steel materials. Sizes range from ¼" through 2". Additional sizes and custom configurations available upon request.

When the pressure’s on, count on the performance and durability of Peninsular Cylinder Company’s Transducer Cylinders. With proven performance in steel mills, foundries & the lumber industry, Peninsular transducer cylinders prove time and time again to be the best for all of your cylinder applications. FEATURES of Peninsular Transducer Cylinders • Provides full-stroke precision position feedback anywhere along the cylinder stroke cycle • Electronics are completely enclosed and protected from harsh and shock prone environments • Embedded transducer technology is available • Serviceable without disturbing tie-rod torque • Optional protective transducer covers permit the use of all rear cylinder mounts

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MOCAP manufactures a full line of protective closures including recently added sizes and styles of plastic Caps and Plugs for Metric, NPT, BSP, JIC and SAE Threaded Connections, Ports and Fittings. Also, recent additions are a line of Paper Caps and Plugs, as well as Pipe and Flange Protective Products. These are in addition to MOCAP’s already extensive lines of low-cost Caps, Plugs, Grips, Netting, Tubing and Tapes for Product Protection, Finishing and Masking. Nearly all of our items are stocked for immediate shipment and now available in Mini-Pack and Micro-Pack quantities.

“AA” FLANGE, 1DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “A” FLANGE, 2DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “B” FLANGE 3DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS 2DG and 1DG double pumps available from Houston stock. 3DG series based on factory lead time. Honor Gear Pumps Corp. of Taiwan, with U.S. warehouse in Houston, is pleased to announce local availability of double pumps in “AA” flange and “A” flange. The “B” flange doubles are available subject to factory lead times. OEM inquiries through distribution are welcome. In addition to doubles, all single pumps are kept in stock in Houston, in the 4F17, “AA”, “A”, and “B” flange models. Aluminum body with cast iron flanges and rear covers are standard. Standard stock displacements in the 3GB series pump are 2.31, 2.68, 3.17, and 3.66 All other displacements are available subject to factory lead times. HONOR GEAR PUMPS CORP. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. Honor Pumps U.S.A. 1601 W. 25th St. • Houston, TX 77008 Toll free: 800-984-9727 • Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 • Email: Web: 116

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The Denison T6 and T7 high pressure hydraulic vane pumps in the C, D and E frame sizes are gaining momentum in many new applications. FluiDyne Fluid Power provides 100% form fit and function interchanges for these T6 and T7 pumps and cartridge kits. These products ship the same day from our Michigan location to anywhere in the world. Pumps and cartridge kits are available for Single, Double and Triple pump configurations. FluiDyne also released the Veljan line of M4 motors and a full range of flange mounted relief and unloading valves, such as the R5V, R5S, and R5U.

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

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TBN 310

Zinga Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce a new reservoir breather. The TBN 310 has been engineered to be a strong competitor in the spin-on reservoir breather market. Features of the TBN 310: Zinga Industries, Inc. is pleased to • 10 micron cellulose element PIRANHAFLEX™ SERIES PFAN388NC announce a new reservoir breather. • 3/4” NPTF nylon mounting The TBN 310 has been engineered to NON-CONDUCTIVE 100R7 be a strong competitor in the spin-on • 40 SCFM normal air flow capacity HYDRAULIC HOSE reservoir breather market. • Direct interchange for other Features of the TBN 310: manufacturer’s 310 models • 10 micron cellulose element Piranhaflex™ Series PFAN388NC is ideal for medium • 3/4” NPTF nylon mounting • Private labeling available pressure hydraulic lines commonly used on vehicle • 40 SCFM normal air flow capacity • Easy installation mounted aerial devices such as Boom Trucks and • Direct interchange for other • Competitively priced manufacturer’s 310 models Cherry Pickers. Hose is lightweight and flexible and 120 • Private labeling available • Made in the USA complies with the ANSI 92.2 standard for Vehicle • Easy installation Mounted Aerial Devices. Product features less than priced • Competitively ZINGA INDUSTRIES, INC. • Made in the USA 50 microamperes leakage when subjected to 75,000 volts/ft. for 5 minutes. Ideal hose for non-conductive medium pressure hydraulic hose applications. This hose has a temperature range of -40ºF (-40ºC) to +200ºF (+93ºC) for petroleum based hydraulic fluids. Visit for more quality hoses and accessories.

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ADJUSTABLE LENGTH LIQUID LEVEL GAGES Liquid level gages allow viewing of tank contents. Oil-Rite’s proprietary design can accommodate difficult installations with up to 1/2” of variance in the distance between mounting holes. The adjustment is made by hand. No tools or disassembly required. Constructed with durable nylon. Made in the USA.


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


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MIA-FD -MANIFOLD INSTANTANEOUS AUTO-COMPENSATING FLOW DIVIDER Lifting unbalanced loads can now be an easy task with the NEW MIAFD Flow divider. Instead of complicated and expensive retrofitted electronic/hydraulic systems, you should have only one compact component. We have designed our gear flow divider with a valve balancing system and created a product that responds with: • Less than 1.5 % flow rate difference between elements with up to a 2500 psi pressure difference • Expandable from 2 to 20 elements (each element is a single independent unit) • From 0.055 to 0.598 in3/rev • CETOP NG6 connection on top of each element to add function (valves and commands) VISIT US AT WWW.VIVOIL.COM For North America Sales contact: ALA Industries Limited 1-219-465-4197 •






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Europe dominated economic headlines on July 10, with worries about a large Portuguese bank and falling industrial production figures for France (down 1.7%), Germany (down 1.8%), and Italy (down 1.2%). Indeed, European growth has continued to ease, with the Markit European Manufacturing PMI down

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from 52.2 to 51.8. On the positive side, manufacturing activity has now expanded for 12 straight months, but the economy in the Eurozone remains subpar overall. Real GDP was up just 0.2% in the first quarter and is expected to increase around 1% in 2014 as a whole. Still, growth varied widely from country to country. France sits on one side of the spectrum, with manufacturing sentiment worsening and falling to a six-month low. Meanwhile, Ireland and Spain experienced multiyear highs for sales growth, and new orders in the United Kingdom expanded rather robustly (up from 59.5 to 61.0). In the emerging markets, manufacturers in Brazil, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey reported contracting levels of activity in June, although Russian production grew for the first time in six months and South Korean exports began to stabilize. Overall, however, manufacturing activity in the emerging markets expanded for the second straight month, spurred higher by better news in some Asian economies. Stronger sales and output resulted in increased manufacturing PMI data for China, India, Indonesia, and Taiwan. India also benefited from greater export growth. Next week, we will get new data on Chinese GDP, industrial production, fixedasset investment, and retail sales. Real GDP is expected to pick up slightly, from the 7.4% annualized growth rate experienced in the first quarter, with a consensus estimate of around 7.5%. While this is a marginal improvement, it also continues to reflect decelerating rates of growth from what was experienced in the past. Looking at U.S. trade flows, petroleum helped to narrow the U.S. trade deficit in May, with more exports and fewer imports improving the headline figure. This continues a trend seen over the past few years whereby improved energy production in the United States has slightly helped balance the trade picture. Outside of petroleum, the numbers were less favorable. The average monthly deficit so far in 2014 reached $43.65 billion, higher than the $39.70 billion average for all of 2013. In addition, U.S.-manufactured goods exports continue to grow at a disappointing rate, up just 0.5% year-to-date versus this time last year using non-seasonally adjusted data. Nonetheless, exports of manufactured goods increased to all five of our largest trading partners through the first five months of this year: Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, and Germany. That is an encouraging sign, even if we would like to see faster growth in our international sales overall. On the policy front, the congressional debate on reauthorization at the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank continues to move forward, while action on other trade legislation is currently stalled.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) officially began environmental goods negotiations, while both the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) continue. The U.S. trading relationship with key partners, including India, China, and Russia, continues to be a focus. Excerpt reprinted with permission. For the full report, visit

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When standing in front of the SCHEUERLE InterCombiSP with the clamped rotor blade of a Vestas V126 wind turbine, it seems to drill directly into the sky.

With the help of the rotor blade adapter, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during transportation. Thus, rotor blades can be raised to an angle of 70°, which means obstacles, such as trees or buildings, can be even more easily avoided.




SCHEUERLE customer, Wiesbauer, easily managed to complete a series of tests at the Vestas production facility in Lem, Denmark thanks to the rotor blade adapter. With a length of 62 meters and a weight of 13.4 tons, the clamped wind turbine rotor blade adapter set a world record during the test. Transporting rotor blades to wind power stations very often presents haulage companies with a challenging task. Especially on the “last mile,” the transport is often more difficult, especially when tight corners or

The rotor blade adapter can be mounted and driven on pulled platform trailer combinations and self-propelled modules. Secured by the quick-release plate, this results in the flexible transportation of a wide range of rotor blades from different manufacturers, thus ensuring cost effectiveness during operations.

The quick-release plate allows flexible transportation of various types of rotor blades from different manufacturers and thus guarantees a high degree of cost effectiveness during operations.

obstacles need to be overcome. The second generation of the rotor blade adapter from SCHEUERLE is now available with benefits from the experience gained from the first-generation version. With the help of the rotor blade adapter, rotor blades can avoid obstacles, such as trees or buildings. Also on gradients or steep winding roads, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during the journey. Thus, rotor blades, depending on the type of wing, can be raised to an angle of 70° in order to comfortably avoid obstacles on the route. Due to an integrat-

The quick-release plate of the rotor blade adapter is placed at the point where the rotor blade is later attached to the hub.

The sensitive rotor blade is maneuvered using its most stable point, thus avoiding any damage during transport.

ed slew drive, the rotor blade can be rotated around its longitudinal axis in order to provide as little wind resistance as possible. In the process, a sensor issues a warning signal if a parameterisable wind speed has been exceeded. Hydraulically controlled counterweights ensure precise adjustments, even on the most unfavorable ground conditions during self-propelled driving. For more information, visit or Transporter Industry International GmbH (TII) at

The quick-release plate is attached to the rotor blade adapter. The mounting procedure only takes around five minutes.

With the quick-release plate securely mounted, the transport is ready to start.

Ferry Incorporated now offers pre-packaged kits SAE O-ring Boss Cap & Plug Kit

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One of four 800-ton lock gates used to maintain water level on the tidal river at the Chatham Dockyard in the UK (Photo courtesy of EAPL)

800−TON DOCKYARD GATE By Sun Hydraulics Corp. hatham Dockyard on the tidal river Medway in South East England was expanded during the 19th century, and to maintain the correct water level for shipbuilding, four 800-ton watertight dock gates were installed at its access points. The original gates moved on sloping granite surfaces and were steam driven, remaining operational for many years. But by 2012, major repair work was required, and Peel Ports, the dockyard owners, decided to update the mechanisms on two of the gates with new electro-hydraulic systems and controls. To meet the challenge and ensure extended design life, Sun Hydraulics UK partnered with Ipswich Hydraulics, with Sun equipment being selected for its recognized product quality and valve availability needed to meet the aggressive completion timeline plan at the dockyard.


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Benefits of Sun Cartridge Valves The new mechanical drives consist of a “shuttle” linked to each dock gate. The “shuttle” runs on rollers guided by wall-mounted rails with dual independent chain drives. The chains’ speed and direction, used to pull open and pull closed each dock gate across the access channel, are controlled through hydraulic motors and gearboxes. The total travel of the shuttle is 30 meters (100 feet), and the hydraulic drives had to have precise speed controls synchronized to avoid any shuttle “crabbing” or slewing, which could jar the drive. The new electro-hydraulic system uses closedloop control with linear feedback transducers along the rails to control the dock gate speed and maintain close alignment of the shuttles. The Sun (PRDL-EDN-2B24V) proportional reducing/relieving pilot valves were used to control high-flow (FKHA-XCN) proportional throttles, and in conjunction with (LPHC-XFN) compensators, combined to offer accurate and sensitive load-compensated meter-in proportional flow control for the hydraulic motor speeds. Additionally, two-stage proportional pressure-relief valves (RPIC-8WN/RBAP-EWN2B24V) were used for infinitely adjustable maximum tension control on the chains. All the Sun proportional valves included the rugged embedded digital amplifiers and twist/ lock manual overrides, which were used during initial commissioning and left in place for troubleshooting or emergency operation. The control systems worked as planned from initial installation with minimal adjustment needed and showed no more than 15-mm synchronizing error over the total distance traveled. The project demonstrated Sun cartridge valves perform reliably in the most demanding of applications.

• Sun proportional cartridge valves with embedded amplifiers provide easy-to-tailor plug-and-play features in conjunction with the PLC master controller. • The LPHC pressure compensator can easily be replaced with a cavity plug should instability develop. • Flow capacity of the large throttle valve can be easily Dual shuttle drive mechanism field adjusted if necessary by varying the Sun com(Photo courtesy of Ipswich Hydraulics) pensator cartridge. • A transducer port is located at the output of the reducing cartridge if closed pressure-loop control is required for improved hysteresis. • Higher-capacity Sun cartridge valves can be fitted in the existing manifold cavities if higher speeds are required in the future without any manifold changes.

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As the title suggests, fluid power components are supposed to have some sort of measurable reliability. And that data is available – yes? Well, not right now. But, read on – there is progress!






Machinery Builders Need Component


By John Berninger, CFPE, Chair of ISO TC 131

RELIABILITY is something that statisticians like to banter about—using Weibull graphs to impress others. The Europeans have taken a liking to that, especially those who are involved in machinery safety. Given the fact that accidents happen, why not look at statistics to see if it could be used for improving safety? Well, a Machinery Directive was implemented in the European Union that requires machinery builders to make a risk assessment, which is a statistical calculation based on the likelihood of an accident and its degree of severity. In their wisdom, the lawmakers who passed the directive did not specify how such a risk assessment should be made, but rather left that detail to the technical experts. So the statisticians marched in.




Pneumatic System Circuit [Source: “BGIA Report 2/2008e: Functional Safety of Machine Controls – Application of EN ISO 13849” Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (]

The electronic industry was well advanced in assessing risk and had data on a lot of their components. They knew, for example, how long a resistor would probably last before it failed and used statistics to calculate the length of time before it had to be replaced on a machine. As the analysis expanded to mechanical equipment, like fluid power products, use of reliability data was simply swept into the process. But it was soon realized that the fluid power industry did not have such data; most of us had not even heard of reliability. So the technical experts did what everyone else does when faced with a lack of information—provide a default value and let machinery builders use better data if it becomes available. But there was one exception—hydraulics. In Germany, BIA - Report 2004/6 documented a field study of several hundred valves in a few installations where failures were recorded over more than a three-year period. A statistical method was applied to calculate the mean-time-to-dangerous failure. The results were rationalized to be 150 years, and that became the default value for hydraulics. Doesn’t 150 years sound impressive? But wait…that data was not as extensive a collection as the electronic industry had collected over the years. Default values for electrical components, divided into many types, are in thousands of years! The 150 years for hydraulics is paltry by comparison. What, you say? Thousands of years—are you serious? Yes, those are the values found in the tables of ISO 13849-1 (the source is a Siemens 1999 Report SN 29500). But take that in context. That is not the actual time that any one component will last. It is the mean-time-to-dangerous failure for 63.2% of the entire population of a component. Which is still a lot of time, but then electrical components (like transistors, resistors, etc.) do have rather high reliability. Also, these high mean-time-to-failure values are just used in further statistical calculations. When a series of components are connected together, the combined reliability of a circuit is much lower than the thousands of years for a single component. In addition, there is a mission time—usually where 10% of the population fails. That is the time for component replacement, whether or not it has failed. Pneumatics did not fare as well because there was not any field study. So a default value of 20-million cycles was listed for a B10 life. This is the Weibull statistic again, where 10% of a population is likely to fail. And it is based on cycles instead of time. The logic here was that pneumatic valves (in particular) operate in cycles, and the time function is dependent on the application—how many cycles in a year to calculate the mean-time

to-dangerous-failure. (The data available for hydraulic valves was not in cycles, so it used the time function directly.) So is the default value for fluid power products OK? Not according to some outspoken members among the German machinery builders. Replacing pneumatic valves on machines, based on the newly calculated mission times, is too short. The same valves on machines made in the past did not have to be replaced under the old rules and lasted longer. Well, the pneumatic reliability working group in ISO TC 131 had actually developed a set of four ISO standards for estimating the reliability of pneumatic products. This is the ISO 19973 series published in 2007 that covers valves, cylinders, and regulators.The standards describe procedures for laboratory testing of the components and include criteria for threshold values where calculations for the statistics are made, like B10 and mean-time-to-failure life. Component manufacturers can use these procedures to obtain the data needed by the machinery builders, and it could be better than the default values. Why should U.S. component manufacturers be interested in providing such data for compliance with an EU machinery directive? The answer is that the fluid power industry is global, and machinery builders in the EU buy components globally. Furthermore, machinery builders in the U.S. must comply with the EU directive if they export their machinery into the EU. And they also buy components globally. So it is in the interest of U.S. fluid power manufacturers to obtain reliability data on their components. There are contrarians who will say that laboratory testing is not representative of actual field conditions—and they are right. Reliability data from field use is the best, but often the operating conditions are not documented or well controlled, nor are the times to failure (and the modes of failure) well recorded. The accuracy of the data is often suspect. Laboratory testing is better controlled and has ISO standards to specify the test methods, at least for pneumatics (the ISO 19973 series, Parts 1 to 4). One ISO standard does exist for hydraulic components (ISO 19972) but does not include details for test methods. There are, however, NFPA standards for laboratory testing hydraulic components (NFPA T2.12.11-2-2007). A standard for properly collecting field test data for either hydraulic or pneumatic components is NFPA T2.12.11-1R1-2009. Before going further, an explanation is necessary for a term used above: dangerous failure. This sounds ominous, and is intended to be so. The experts who wrote ISO 13849 (which is used to estimate the risk in safety-control circuits) recognized that not all failures result in accidents. A leaking valve will continue to operate, and it may cause the machine to be slow. Loss of production is not a dangerous failure. Loss of a safety function because a sticking valve did not shift on time is dangerous. So the mean-time-to-dangerous failure was adopted as a clarification to the statistical “mean time to failure.” Now what does a machinery builder do with the reliability data? Let’s take an example from the German BGIA Report 2/2008e that describes a pneumatic circuit (Fig. 1). In this example, cylinder motion is controlled by a 5-port, 3-position valve, 1V1. At the end of each stroke, valve 2V1 is de-energized to engage the rod brake 2Z1 and hold the rod in a fixed position. These three components are operated every cycle. Displacement sensor 1S1 monitors the time/distance condition of the cylinder motion, and sensor 2S1 monitors pressure in the rod brake circuit. Valve 0V1 is a system shut-off valve, and sensor 0S1 senses system pressure. An FRL set OZ conditions the air supply to the circuit. If a person puts their hand into the machine while the cylinder is moving, some device will sense that—like a light curtain. That triggers a series of signals to valve 1V1 to shift into the center position, blocking the supply and exhaust lines. In addition, valve 2V1 shifts to engage the rod brake and stop the rod motion. Of course, we all recognize that the pneumatic cylinder will not immediately stop when the 3-position valve shifts because of the compressibility of air. That is why the rod brake is added as a secondary safety device to stop the motion more quickly. It also serves as a backup if the 3-position valve fails. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014



Machinery Builders Need Component RELIABILITY DATA

Now, the probability of failure of the system is calculated from reliability data of the components. Suppose that the valve manufacturer gave the machine builder a B10d value of 40-million cycles for each valve— a figure better than the default value. Suppose also that the rod brake manufacturer provided a B10d value of only 5-million cycles – less than the default value. These figures are now used to calculate the meantime-to-dangerous failure using the equations from ISO 13849-1. But first, a conversion is necessary from cycles to time in years. The machine being built is designed to operate one cycle every 10 seconds, 16 hours a day, and 240 days a year. That means the operating time is

The mean-time-to-dangerous failure for the valve is

Similarly, for the rod brake:

The block diagram of Fig. 2 shows that this is a 2-channel safety circuit, and a mean time for each channel must be calculated. The upper channel has only one component, so

The second channel has two components in series and is calculated as follows:

The “symmetrized” mean-time-to-dangerous failure for the entire circuit combines the two channels in another calculation. But a rule in ISO 13849-1 states that the mean-time-to-dangerous failure for a channel is limited to 100 years. So the 289-year figure for channel 1 is capped at 100 years in the symmetrized calculation:



This figure is high. It qualifies the circuit for a performance level of “d” and a category 3. (Other considerations of diagnostic coverage and common cause failure must be also determined for this qualification, but are not included in this example.) Now, keep in mind the point made earlier that the mean-time-to-failure is a statistical figure, which estimates that 63.2% of the circuits in all of the machines produced will likely fail by 71 years. Since that percentage is too high for safety, a mission time is calculated—the amount of time when only 10% of the systems would have failed. The mission time for the valves is calculated as follows:

And the mission time for the rod brake is

So the valves have to be replaced after 28 years, and the rod brake has to be replaced after three years, even if they have not failed. That’s good for the valves, at least in this hypothetical example. All of these calculations by the machine builder are dependent on reliability values provided by the component suppliers. It was pointed out earlier that the ISO 19973 series of standards provides a means for pneumatic-component manufacturers to test products in their laboratories and obtain reliability values—typically B10 values. However, when these standards were published, the difference between dangerous failures and all failures was not included in the standards. In order to help machine builders with this issue, the ISO 13849-1 standard provides a default method to obtain B10d values from B10 values. The default is simply B10d = 2 times B10. The ISO pneumatic working group has taken up this issue by proposing a revision to define dangerous failures and determine, directly, the B10d value. A protocol has been written to try this in several laboratories before adoption into the ISO standard. An international Inter-laboratory Test Program was started in 2012 with 11 laboratories in seven countries testing their pneumatic valves Fig.2 with this protocol. But the effort is more than just evaluating the default factor of “2” or obtaining B10d values directly. The test is extended to measure catastrophic failures and plot Weibull curves for all three failure criteria: all failures (including leakage), dangerous failures (typically failure to shift), and cataBlock Diagram

strophic failures (complete cessation of function). The comparison of these failures is demonstrated in a model Weibull graph shown in Fig. 3.


CONCLUSION We started this article with the question on why machinery builders need reliability data from fluid power component manufacturers. If fluid power components are to continue being used in safety circuits of machinery, it is to our advantage to have better data than FOR MORE the default values now INFORMATION listed in the ISO 13849-1 John Berninger, CFPE, was the global standard. Even though engineering manager for pneumatic products the Machinery Direcwhen he retired from Parker Hannifin in 2002 tive applies only to the after 36 years with the company. He has been active member nations of in standards development for the fluid power industhe EU, all machinery try since 1967, including NFPA, ANSI, and ISO. He imported by the EU was a member of the ANSI Board of Standards from other nations in Review for eight years and is currently the the world must comply chair of ISO TC 131, fluid power. He can be with the Directive. Thus, reached at it is to our advantage to have the data available for all machinery manufacturers.

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Part 7: Getting Engaged with the U.S. Council of Competitiveness This article is seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy-efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy-efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused, helping to improve the design and maintenance of existing fluid power systems with current technologies and techniques.


f you’ve been following this series, you know that we have been successful in establishing that fluid power research and education represent significant opportunities to reduce the amount of energy consumed in the United States, especially in the industrial sector. Several interactions with what is now the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have resulted in two areas of possible cooperation—getting fluid power engaged on the U.S. Council of Competitiveness, where future structures and private/public partnerships were being discussed to address energy efficiency, and seeing if fluid power could be better incorporated into the AMO’s existing industrial energy assessment programs. My last two posts have been focused on seeing if fluid power could be better incorporated into the AMO’s existing industrial assessment programs, so it’s time to loop back and talk about getting fluid power engaged on the U.S. Council of Competitiveness. The U.S. Council of Competitiveness is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization, composed of peer corporate CEOs, university presidents, labor leaders, and national laboratory directors. It works to set an action agenda to drive U.S. competitiveness while generating innovative public policy solutions for a more prosperous America. One of its core principles identifies sustainable energy—exploiting domestic resources and using energy efficiently—as



foundational to U.S. prosperity, and under that principle the Council has entered into a partnership with the U.S. DOE. The partnership is called the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness Partnership (AEMC), and its focus is currently on something the DOE is calling the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI). Together, the AEMC and the CEMI aim to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by increasing energy productivity and by investing in technologies and practices to enable U.S. manufacturers to increase their competitiveness through energy efficiency. There’s a lot of acronym soup going on here, I know, but this is where fluid power could possibly come in—as one of the technologies that will enable U.S. manufacturers to increase their competitiveness through energy efficiency. To begin exploring that possibility, NFPA and other fluid power representatives participated in a series of regional summits where the AEMC sought input on how the CEMI could best achieve its aims. At the October 2013 summit I attended in Santa Clara, Calif., the focus was on some proposed public-private partnership models that could be carried out to increase the competitive production of clean-energy, energy-efficient, and advanced manufacturing products in the United States. One of those proposed models was focused on facilitating the transition of prototypes to deployable products, and I was able to participate in the dialogue around it and propose fluid power as one of the technology zones that could be ripe for that kind of investment. As most NFPA members know, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has been working for eight years now to explore pre-competitive research projects in fluid power and connect talented bachelor, masters, and Ph.D. students to our industry.

In doing so, the seven universities that make up the CCEFP have made some pre-competitive research discoveries that could be translated into energy-efficient fluid power products for our many end-use industries, including manufacturing. However, pursuing product development work is out of scope for the CCEFP, and the discoveries, although promising, are a long way from commercial deployment. Connecting fluid power and the CCEFP to a new public-private partnership model, where government money would be used to ease the risk and burden associated with start-up or established companies pursuing the development of these new technologies could dramatically accelerate the impact fluid power could make on energy efficiency and U.S. competitiveness. It’s an exciting idea, and one of many that was offered and discussed at these regional summits. The AEMC’s plan was to take all of the input received at the summits and use it to develop an action plan that they would present at a national summit held in Washington, DC in December 2013. I attended that event as well, and I’ll provide a description of what happened there in my next post. The intent of this series is to keep NFPA members better informed about efforts in this regard and also to seek their help in advocating for the envisioned program. Please watch this space for more background on this issue, as well as regular updates on the NFPA’s progress. If you would like to become more involved, please contact Eric Lanke directly at (414) 7783351 or Getting industry leaders engaged in this effort will be critical to its ultimate success.

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New SAFETY BRAKE FOR SMALL WIND TURBINES A new safety brake developed by Suco Technologies can reliably protect small wind turbines against storm damages due to excessively high wind speeds.


mall wind turbines are designed mostly for low and medium wind speeds. The dangerous wind speeds from storms and hurricanes can damage, or even destroy, the rotor. To protect the rotor from damage, rotor speeds are monitored and decreased when wind speeds surpass the turbine’s limits. Only when wind speeds have decreased will the rotor brake be released. The monitoring normally requires complex and costly mechanics. When using electronic systems, a permanent supply from an external power source is required. With the advanced development of a conventional centrifugal brake, Suco Technologies has chosen a solution using a proprietary, patent-pending technology. Even though the standard centrifugal brake activates at certain rotational speed to avoid exceeding critical limits, it still does not make it possible to brake down to a standstill. This limitation was identified when developing this new safety brake. Based on the principle of a centrifugal brake, a purely mechanical, dependable brake was developed that, in the case of a severe storm, enabled the rotor to safely come to a standstill without any need for an external power supply. The automatic restart for the rotor, i.e., the release of the rotor brake, is fully automated and secured by a thermal element. Thus, manual unlocking of the brake is unnecessary. This safety brake can be adapted to most designs of small wind turbines. The new safety brakes are used for small wind turbines, providing a self-sufficient power supply to buildings and other structures whose existing infrastructure is not connected to the power grid. Finally, the new safety brake offers the highest degree of safety and dependability, even when confronted with the most formidable weather event.


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

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