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Take Your Hydraulic Systems Off Life Support The ability to monitor hydraulic and other fluids in real time makes it possible to immediately diagnose component and seal wear.

Don't Miss the 2015 ICUEE The 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition September 29 through October 1, 2015 in Louisville, KY

Improving Wind Turbine Reliability The importance of reducing stress and improving uptime in a difficult-to-maintain system

Sonic Conductance for Everyone (Or why you should consider moving away from the Cv flow standard in pneumatics)

Results from the 2015 Salary Survey Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and helping us create a baseline resource for professionals in the fluid power industry.

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6 SAFETY FOCUS

14 INDUSTRY NEWS

17 PRODUCT REVIEW

18 LITERATURE REVIEW

21 FIGURE IT OUT

22 IFPS UPDATES

30 NFPA UPDATES

33 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

44 FPEF UPDATES

45 PRODUCT REVIEW

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INTERNATIONAL FLUID POWER SOCIETY

It’s hard to believe that the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is in its tenth year. It’s been a decade of rapid growth, and CCEFP is now one of the leading academic fluid power research centers in the world. We have led a renaissance in research and have reinvigorated the fluid power profession in this country. But the tenth year means that we are coming to the end of our financial support from the National Science Foundation. This has led the CCEFP and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) to think of new ways to work together. The NFPA Foundation has created The Pascal Society. By combining the contributions of many individuals into a single effort, The Pascal Society seeks to develop the resources, tools, and people to meet the technology and workforce needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. A major goal is the support of pre-competitive research projects through the CCEFP. These projects are important because they connect advanced-degree students to our industry, create more infrastructure in our leading universities, and increase the ability of those universities to teach fluid power to their undergraduates. The Society has been structured to facilitate the engagement of its industry members in setting a research strategy, selecting the projects most likely to benefit our industry, and reviewing the progress of the students working on them. It is one of the best ways to introduce talented engineers to our technology and to bring them into our industry. For more information about joining the Pascal Society, please contact Eric Lanke, CEO of the NFPA, at elanke@nfpa.com. To increase the communication and collaboration between university researchers and industry, the NFPA and the CCEFP have created FPIRC, the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference. FPIRC is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. It connects industry to university resources and talent through technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry. FPIRC will be held on October 14-16, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago. Registration information can be found at http://www.ccefp.org/get-involved/fpirc-2015. FPIRC 2015 is co-located with the ASME/Bath Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, to be held on October 12-14 in the same hotel. More information about the ASME/ Bath Symposium can be found at http://www.asmeconferences.org/FPMC2015/. Government support for CCEFP pre-competitive research is another way we can continue to meet our goals. Toward this end, the CCEFP will participate in a poster show and reception on Capitol Hill on October 28, 2015. We need industry representatives to help promote the CCEFP to Congress, so if you have direct experience with CCEFP that you are willing to share with congressional staffers, please consider helping us. To participate, please contact Mike Gust at mjgust@umn.edu.

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Maintenance personnel who work on heavy equipment are outfitted with hardhats, steel-toed boots, gloves, and safety glasses— all precautionary measures against accidents. But what about fluid power system safety? Mining, oil and gas, construction, and agriculture are among a multitude of industries that use equipment outfitted with fluid power systems. These systems use hydraulic fluid, under very high pressure, to actuate various components to produce work. A vast amount of energy is contained within such systems, and the damage from the unexpected release of such energy cannot be over-emphasized. High-pressure fluid injection injuries occur when hydraulic fluid is accidentally released from a fluid power system and penetrates the flesh of a worker. These types of injuries are usually dev-

astating—resulting in the loss of fingers, hands, eyes, arms…and may even cause death. It is critical that companies follow safety procedures to prevent these injuries, but even with these procedures in place, accidents can still happen. In the event of a fluid injection injury, FluidSafe™ is a unique additive that fluoresces under blue light to help confirm fluid injection and the degree of penetration under the skin. It is used in conjunction with the SafetyBlu™ SB-450 blue light inspection kit from Spectroline®, which can help prevent fluid injection injuries to mine workers and reduce fluid consumption by 5-7% annually.

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hoses on a fluid power system associated with a roof support. As per procedure, the operations people isolated the two affected circuits and bled off the pressure. The replacement of the first hose took place without a hitch. The contractor was told that the second circuit was also depressurized, and as a result, he started loosening the fitting. The fitting suddenly separated, and he was up against 6500 psi of hydraulic fluid and an outof-control hose. High-pressure hydraulic fluid penetrated the contractor’s hand just below the palm. The thrashing hose broke his ulna. As it turned out, a check valve was present in the line, but out of view. And the small bleed valve had been replaced by a plug. The operations people thought the second hose had been depressurized, but it had not been done. The contractor was immediately transported to the surface of the mine. Fortunately, the company used the FluidSafe™ additive, and with the use of a SafetyBlu™ blue light inspection kit, onsite first-aid staff was able to confirm the injection of hydraulic fluid. He was transported to a local hospital, along with the blue light kit that included instructions for the emergency room physician. The wound boundaries were easily observable with the blue light. This allowed doctors to carry out surgery on the contractor’s hand in a manner that minimized tissue loss. While six months of recovery and rehabilitation followed the accident, the contractor regained 95% functionality in his hand.

TIME TO RETHINK SAFETY The Spectroline® SafetyBlu™ blue light inspection kit also detects leaks in hydraulic hoses, fittings, seals, and other components before they have degenerated to the point where their safety and integrity have been compromised. Undetected leaks result in costly fluid replacement, equipment breakdown, lost production volume, liabilities associated with environmental contamination, and inevitably increase the risk of injection injuries. The kit features a portable, high-intensity blue light (450 nm) LED flashlight. Its rugged, anodized aluminum body reduces corrosion and stands up to years of heavy use. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, it provides 90 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. The LED has a 100,000-hour service life. The kit includes smart AC and DC chargers, yellow fluorescence-enhancing glasses, and a belt holster. All components are packed in a padded carrying case. Top: In addition to its obvious safety benefits, FluidSafe™, with the aid of a SafetyBlu™ flashlight, detects leaks in hydraulic hoses, fittings, seals, and other components. Bottom: The SafetyBlu™ blue light inspection kit comes complete with a high-intensity blue light LED flashlight, protective rubber bumper, smart AC and DC chargers, yellow fluorescence-enhancing glasses, and a belt holster.

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Take Your Hydraulic Systems Off

Life Support By Eaton's Filtration Division

Contamination in hydraulic fluid is responsible for more than 80% of hydraulic system issues. The most cost-effective method of increasing the lifetime of hydraulic system components is effective contamination control through a comprehensive fluid cleanliness program. This program should begin with contamination and condition control and continue with monitoring results with regular sampling and analysis.

The ability to monitor hydraulic and other fluids in real time makes it possible to immediately diagnose component and seal wear.

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n a perfect world, we would use perfect technology and remove all contaminants from all of our fluids. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, so we need to consider factors like the practical limits of filtration technology and cost when developing a cleanliness strategy. With today’s technology, it is possible to clean fluid to the point at which contamination is not a factor in the failure of any system component that has not reached the end of its practical useful life anyway. This is a practical and achievable goal. Reaching it begins with setting a target cleanliness level based on all the relevant factors affecting the operation of a specific hydraulic system. In this context, cleanliness is a very precisely defined, quantitative value specified by ISO standard 4406 and based on the results of an approved laboratory particle-counting procedure. While the procedural details are too complex to describe here, the important fact is that it results in a cleanliness code that represents the number of particles of a specific size present in the sample.

Appropriate Cleanliness

Determining the appropriate cleanliness level for a system is a systematic procedure. Virtually all major filtration suppliers produce charts and guidelines to assist in identifying the most contamination-sensitive components in a system and defining the cleanliness levels necessary to maximize useful life. Once reasonable cleanliness goals are established, it’s time to develop a strategy to implement them. There are two phases: (1) contamination control, which seeks to keep

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contaminants from getting into fluids in the first place, and (2) contamination management, which seeks to remove those that do inevitably find their way into a system before they can damage it. They are equally important, and an effective system rigorously implements both.

How to Monitor Condition

But, either of those things can’t be done effectively without a way to measure the current condition of fluids. Until recently, that has meant taking samples and sending them off to a specialized laboratory, like Eaton’s Internormen fluid analysis service. In the last few years, however, a number of manufacturers have introduced highly capable, portable systems that duplicate much of the analytical capability offered by traditional lab-based services. Note the word “much” because there still are some important tests that, so far anyway, only can be done in a laboratory. None of these systems eliminate the need for periodic laboratory tests; they simply change the frequency with which they are required and the nature of the tests performed. What today’s portable systems do accomplish, however, is making scheduled condition monitoring, as opposed to simple periodic testing, a viable process for even small fleets. A condition-monitoring program makes it practical to make near-real-time maintenance decisions based on the actual condition of hydraulic fluids and other lubricants. The difference in results between a maintenance program based on condition monitoring and one based on traditional time or process-based preventive procedures can be significant. The goal of condition-based


maintenance is to prevent system or equipment failures before they happen by replacing worn components before they fail and thereby ensuring maximum system or equipment availability. Practical experience shows that condition-based maintenance can extend the useful life of a piece of equipment by 30 - 40% compared to a poorly maintained one. That is on top of the economic benefit of increased uptime and availability for the well-maintained equipment and the virtual elimination of unscheduled maintenance downtime.

A Laboratory in a Suitcase

The heart of any condition-based maintenance program is the “laboratory-in a-suitcase” that is used to determine fluid condition in real-time in the field. One example is the OCM 01 condition monitoring system from Eaton’s Internormen product line. It is flexible enough to work in suction or pressure mode, as well as handling traditional bottle samples. This compact machine can measure

ƒƒ contamination classes according to ISO 4406:99, SAE AS 4059, NAS 1638 protocols; ƒƒ dynamic viscosity in mpas; ƒƒ temperature in °C and °F; ƒƒ water saturation in % and, for certain fluids, the theoretical absolute water content in ppm; and ƒƒ relative dielectricity. Users get simultaneous instant readings of particulate contamination and fluid ageing with a single measurement. The system has a color LCD display and software to guide an operator through the test procedure. It also has integral data-storage capabilities, is able to write to USB flash drives, and can transfer data to computers via LabVIEW-based software and an RS-232 interface. In practice, the system is ideally used to document the condition of any new system and any system that has been opened to the atmosphere for maintenance or immediately after fluid replacement to provide a baseline against which to compare future readings. Then the system is periodically re-tested ac-

cording to a schedule based on operating experience and the cleanliness recommendations of various component manufacturers. It’s worth noting that condition monitoring is an important tool for extending the life of equipment other than hydraulic systems. Eaton’s OCM 01, for example, can be used to test foamed oils in the lubrication systems of large gearboxes typically found in wind power nacelles, ships, and steel works.

Immediate Diagnosis

The ability to monitor hydraulic and other fluids in real-time makes it possible to immediately diagnose component and seal wear, as well as provide a quantifiable basis for filter and fluid change intervals. Beyond that, the ease and simplicity of the testing procedure makes it practical to test and evaluate the impact of operational and environmental variables on overall system performance and operating cost. For example, with a laboratory-in-a-suitcase available, it is completely practical to test

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the condition of new fluids as they are introduced into a system to verify the effectiveness of off-line filtration systems and the correct storage and transport of the fluids. The difference between knowing the condition of new fluids and waiting for a laboratory analysis could easily be the difference between an efficient, reliable system and an early failure.

The convenience and flexibility offered by these devices also eliminates many of the either/or decisions that often constrain laboratory sampling. For example, if only one sample can be sent to the laboratory, should it be taken from the reservoir, or the pump outlet, or the return line, or somewhere else? A fluid analysis professional will say “all of

the above” if you want a really useful, accurate insight into the condition of a system. That’s probably not cost-effective on a routine basis using a professional lab, but it is easily accomplished with a laboratory-in-a-suitcase. In many cases, an advanced warning that prevented a major field failure would more than justify the cost of the testing equipment.

Eaton's OCM 01 “laboratory in a suitcase” system

Key Points ƒƒ A laboratory-in-a-suitcase will not eliminate the need for routine maintenance, but it will make the process more efficient and cost-effective. ƒƒ It will not eliminate normal component wear and tear, but it will make the consequences more predictable and easier to avoid. ƒƒ It will not eliminate the need for detailed laboratory testing, but it will reduce the frequency with which it needs to be done. ƒƒ What it will do is dramatically reduce the incidence of catastrophic equipment failures, streamline maintenance scheduling, and maximize equipment uptime and availability. Those things, of course, will have an important positive impact on the bottom line.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT EXPOSITION (ICUEE) SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2015 • THE KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER, LOUISVILLE, KY

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t the 2015 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), also known as The Demo Expo, new and returning companies can take advantage of live product demonstrations to connect with thousands of customers in one place. With 25 acres of exhibits to explore, attendees can operate and compare the latest equipment in job-like conditions, in addition to discussing business needs with exhibitor company experts and taking advantage of best practices industry education. Product pavilions and a handson Ride and Drive test track also amplify the customer outreach. The event is held every two years and focuses on the job needs of utilities and utility contractors in the electric, telecommunications/cable, natural gas, water, and wastewater services.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ƒƒ New! Common Ground Alliance will present education focused on safety in underground excavation, both standard and HDD. ƒƒ New! AGC Utility Infrastructure Conference, organized by Associated

General Contractors of America, will explore the latest trends and issues affecting utility and infrastructure construction. ƒƒ iP Utility Safety Conference & Expo, produced by Incident Prevention Magazine, is the utility industry’s leading education event for safety, training, and operations professions. ƒƒ New! Utility Fleet Professionals Conference, presented by Utility Business Media, organizer of the iP conference, targets utility fleet management and maintenance professionals, with 15+ solutions-oriented sessions. ƒƒ UCT-Underground Technology Conference will contribute an education track, with select sessions sponsored by Distribution Contractors Association and Power & Communications Association. ƒƒ North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) will present its pipe-bursting short course. ƒƒ Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) will conduct a session on telematics ROI for utility fleets. Visit www.icuee.com for more information and to register for the show.

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Improving WIND TURBINE

The Importance of Reducing Stress and Improving Uptime in a Difficult-to-Maintain System

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iven that maintenance for wind turbines involves the replacement of costly parts, as well as time-consuming and dangerous ascents of turbines up to 100-m tall, there is a constant focus within the industry on improving the reliability of these devices. Though it is impossible to predict all of the necessary maintenance in any device, taking a few steps while building turbines and during routine maintenance can reduce the risk of unscheduled downtime and the associated costs.

Wind Turbine Systems

The system of power generation within a wind turbine is fairly simple. Wind turns the blades of a turbine, which in turn rotates a slow-moving crankshaft. The motion of this shaft is amplified by a gearbox before being applied to a rapidly spinning generator. The generator produces power, which is applied to the slip ring and is drawn off by carbon brushes in a brush holder mounted near the slip ring. The resulting power is taken to the grid. Operating time is key to effective power generation by wind turbines. Since wind is not constant, turbine operators strive to keep turbines spinning for more than 98% of the time during adequate wind

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events. In order for this to be possible, all of the components of the turbine must be working properly. When the time, danger, and difficulty in replacing components—nearly all of which are concentrated at the very top of a turbine—is factored in, it becomes clear that long component service life is critical to effective power generation. The carbon brushes resting on the slip ring are responsible for creating a brush film on the ring. Film conditions vary based on service conditions and brush grade. Excessively heavy films inhibit transfer of current, while films that are too thin lead to slip ring damage. An ideal brush film allows the slip ring to continue spinning smoothly without being damaged by the brushes while still effectively transferring power into the grid.

Choosing a Reliable Gearbox

Gearboxes are the components that fail most often within wind turbine power generation systems, so choosing a reliable, appropriate gearbox is important in reducing downtime. Performing adequate scheduled maintenance on the box, such as ensuring proper lubrication for the environmental conditions of the turbine, is also a key step to improve reliability.


Ensuring Roundness

Wind turbines are often placed in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Offshore wind farms, for example, must contend with the high salinity of sea air, while wind farms in desert conditions contend with the dry air containing abrasive sand, high temperatures, and low wind speeds. Proper maintenance is especially important in these cases, as harsh environmental conditions wear down turbine components much faster than laboratory service conditions might indicate, especially if not maintained properly.

Selecting the Correct Brush Grade

Carbon brushes are the least expensive component in a turbine system and one of the easiest to replace, however they must be replaced the most frequently. A suitable brush can last up to three years and help to extend the service life of other components, such as the slip ring. Unsuitable brushes can lead to drastically increased costs and unnecessary downtime. When an unsuitable grade of brush for the turbine’s operating conditions is used, or worn brushes are left unreplaced for too long, they can create additional wear on the slip ring, causing it to degrade or lose roundness and force early replacement. Selecting the correct brush grade is, therefore, an important step in turbine upkeep. The brush grade required depends on the service conditions of each turbine. Monitoring environmental conditions, such as humidity, temperature, and salinity, and consulting with an expert can help turbine operators find the ideal brush grade for each turbine installation. This leads to extended brush life, as well as extended service life for slip rings and brush holders.

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Another critical step to improve the reliability of wind turbines is checking the roundness of slip rings while they are in service. Non-round slip rings place additional stress on carbon brushes, wearing them out faster than in normal conditions and causing early failure. Slip rings that are not round can also cause carbon brushes to spark due to a poor electrical connection. If this is the case, power is not being drawn from the slip ring as efficiently as possible, and overall power generation decreases. With this information, wind turbine operators can reduce the overall maintenance necessary for their turbines, and therefore reduce downtime, time-consuming trips up and down turbines, and the danger to workers associated with these trips. In addition, the selection of appropriate components, such as carbon brushes and scheduled roundness checks with a profiler, can reduce the costs associated with turbine upkeep. Increased power generation uptime and reduced cost lead to the most cost-effective wind turbine operation possible. For more information: Morgan Advanced Materials offers brush grades with different material compositions and impregnation designed to optimize service life in a given service condition. The brushes are primarily made from graphite, though the percentage of graphite can vary; some grades include copper or other metals as abrasive or cleaning materials in service conditions where brush film buildup is likely. Similarly, impregnations or chemical compounds that are introduced into the graphite during production help to optimize brush film and protect turbine components. The MSPro14 surface profiler, supplied by the company’s Electrical Carbon business, helps wind turbine operators combat the detrimental effects of slip rings that have lost their roundness. Contact the company at www. morganelectricalmaterials.com.

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

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

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Industry News

Schmalz Breaks Ground on New Facility Schmalz Inc.’s new six-acre facility in Raleigh, N.C. will provide more room for testing and assembly of automation systems, along with a dedicated customer showroom, training rooms, and increased office space. The $7-million Phase I investment will allow space for continued growth, followed by a larger, future Phase II expansion.

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HENGLI EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

www.schmalz.com

The contracts, valued at over $480 million when fully funded, will supply pumps, valves, generators, and propulsors for the U.S. Navy’s Block IV Virginia Class Submarine Program. The contracts cover 10 submarines, two per year from fiscal years 2014 through 2018. Thus far, more than $330 million of funding has been allotted to these

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contracts with the remaining funding to be provided incrementally. The Electro-Mechanical Systems (EMS) division in Cheswick, Pa. and the Industrial Division in East Farmingdale, N.Y. will perform the work. Engineering and manufacturing has commenced and will continue through 2019. www.curtisswright.com

Hengli, a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer, added TECO Technology to its North American distribution network, covering northern California, western Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. With the addition of the Hengli product line, TECO will sell D03-D10 valves, piston pumps with displacements from 45 to 140 cc/rev and operating pressures of 4500 psi, and multi-section valves for mobile equipment.

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CURTISS-WRIGHT AWARDED CONTRACTS FOR SUBMARINE PROGRAM

www.hengliamerica.com

Now Available SC Hydraulic Engineering introduces its new portable test cart. This compact mobile design offers many popular features found on our standard power units.

SC Hydraulic’s Newest Addition 90 Series Portable Test Cart

Contamination StopS Here! ™ Filters Are Our Only Business Made In The USA Since 1945 Let Us Tell You More

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• Mobile self contained power unit • Air drive controls, pressure • Air operated - No electricity gauges and valves included needed • Used in: • Pressures up to 65,000-psi with Hydrostatic testing 100-psi air drive Burst testing • Available with a 5 or 10 gallon Water-jet blasting stainless steel reservoir Hydraulic press operation • Compatible with most fluids Hydraulic cylinder & valve • Available with all 10-series pumps actuation

*Contact factory for gauges over 60,000 psi SC Hydraulic Engineering Corporation 1130 Columbia Street • Brea, California 92821 • USA Phone (714) 257-4800 • Fax (714) 257-4810 Email info@schydraulic.com www.SCHydraulic.com CIRCLE 258


CONCEPT MACHINE TOOL NAMED DISTRIBUTOR FOR SIX MIDWEST STATES Concept Machine Tool Sales, Inc. (CMT) has been appointed distributor of Fives Machining Systems for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. CMT will distribute all products for Fives Cincinnati, Fives Giddings & Lewis, and Fives Liné Machines in the six-state area. Fives designs and builds machine tools, process equipment, and production lines for industries including aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, oil and gas, and energy.

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www.conceptmachine.com

RG GROUP OPENS MARCELLUS SHALE SERVICE CENTER The center, located in Montoursville, Pa. specializes in servicing, maintaining, and refurbishing heavy equipment particularly used in the hydraulic fracking industry. The center will provide troubleshooting and technical service in the shop and at remote locations. The team will provide DOT inspections, diesel equipment, and pneumatic services. Additional hydraulic services include preventive maintenance, system cleaning and maintenance, re-hosing, pump and valve repair, as well as digital pressure and flow testing.

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www.rg-group.com

QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE IS WHAT WE DELIVER. LINDE HYDRAULICS OPENS NEW FACILITY IN CHINA Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG opened a new plant in Weifang, a city on the east coast of China. After the branch in Xiamen, this is the company’s first plant with extensive production in Asia. Parallel to the expansion of production and installation, a sales and service center was established and opened in early 2015.

Hydraulex Global is your main source for remanufactured, new aftermarket, and surplus hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, servo & proportional valves, cylinders, PTOs and replacement parts. We offer a wide variety of units and components for all your mobile and industrial hydraulic needs covering most all hydraulic component manufacturers such as: Bosch/Rexroth, Continental, Denison, Eaton, Hitachi, Kawasaki, Linde, Moog, Oilgear, Parker, Pegasus, Racine, Staffa, Sundstrand, Uchida, Vickers and more. We’re here to serve your immediate hydraulic needs. Experience the one-stop shop at HYDRAULEx.COM

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www.linde-hydraulics.com

1-800-422-4279

REMAN HYDRAULIC UNITS. AFTERMARKET UNITS. PARTS. REPAIRS. WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. www.hydraulex.com

© Hydraulex Global. All Rights Reserved.

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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

Industry News PIRTEK OPENS FOURTH CENTER IN DETROIT PIRTEK Metro Detroit added a fourth service and supply center, PIRTEK Wixom in May 2015. The location operates four on-site service vehicles and provides over-the-counter services, including custom hose assemblies. The centers carry specialized equipment, such as tube and pipe benders and flaring tools for jobs involving tube and pipe installations, as well as metric fittings, ball valves, and products for filtration and automotive. The location joins centers in Madison Heights, Westland, and Sterling Heights.

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www.pirtekusa.com

SERVI FLUID POWER GAINS CERTIFICATION Servi Fluid Power Inc., a division of The Servi Group, received ISO 9001:2008 certification. To complement the standard ASME certification for bladder accumulators, the company now offers Pressure Equipment Directive (CE/ PED) for Europe, CRN for all provinces in Canada, NR-13 for Brazil, and AS1210 for Australia. The company also offers industry-specific certification for the oil and gas market, such as Det Norske Veritas (DNV) approval, as well as American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) product design assessment (PDA) certification for marine and offshore applications.

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www.servi-inc.com

CRANE WARNING SYSTEMS RECEIVES TOP SALES AWARD Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT), Chambersburg, Pa., awarded Crane Warning Systems, Lakeland, Fla., the 2014 Top Sales Award for North America for the sixth year in a row. Crane Warning Systems has been a dedicated dealer for 13 years, offering an entire line of Hirschmann, PAT, Krueger, and branded crane operator aids, including load moment indicators (LMI), wireless and hand-wired indicators, and anti-two block systems.

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Product Reviews

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HIGH-FLOW, THREE-WAY ELECTRONIC VALVES

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. • www.clippard.com With high flow rates in a miniature stainless steel design and a cycle life of over a billion, the DV series Minimatic® electronic valves provide many flow, mounting, pressure, voltage, and material options. Features include the industry standard for leak-free operation, low heat rise/low power and fast response, and robust stainless steel “spider” flat armature spring.

HOSE PRODUCTS

Universal Flexibles Pvt. Ltd. • www.universalflexibles.com The UNIFLEX Hose Products Division manufactures a wide range of interlock, multi-spiral, reusable, wire-braided fittings in one-piece and two-piece construction, a range of adapters (BSP, Metric, SAE, and JIS) and live swivel joints in its machine shop with CNC sliding-head turning machines with the capacity to turn over 20 million components annually. The division, with its in-house infrastructure in heat treatment with a continuous belt-type conveyor furnace and PLC-controlled fully automatic plating plant, supplies fittings to OEMs, distributors, and end users in various industry segments to several worldwide markets. The division also manufactures oil field fittings, such as integral hammer union fittings, integral female 1502 union fittings, slim hole rotary drilling fittings, and large hex male API fittings, etc.

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AXIAL PISTON PUMP

HAWE Hydraulics • www.hawehydraulics.com

The Type V40M-028H axial piston pump is suitable for hydraulic fan controls in mobile machines. The pump will displace volumes up to 28 cm3/rev and is designed for maximum operating pressure of 380 bar and peak loads of 400 bar. The optional P1R1 electronic pressure controller continually adjusts the pump so the fan’s cooling output is fine-tuned to the temperature of the machine’s engine, increasing pressure in the event of a power failure and protecting the engine against overheating.

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LARGE-CAPACITY BLADDER ACCUMULATORS Fluid Energy Controls • www.fecintl.com

Bladder accumulators in sizes up to 45-gallon capacity enable the use of fewer accumulators (as compared to smaller sizes) and their respective valves, fittings, hardware, etc., to achieve the same result. The large-size units are designed for applications requiring large fluid volume, such as steel mills, rubber-molding machines, paper mills, and processing plants. The accumulators are rated at 3000 psi. www.IFPS.org • September/October 2015 • www.FluidPowerJournal.com

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40 Years of Great Value AIR AND HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, INC. • CIRCLE 275

At AHE, our team is composed of technical minds ready to find creative solutions to your most demanding challenges. For more than 40 years AHE has been providing unsurpassed value added products for our customers.

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Please contact us and let us be your value added partner.

POWER UNITS

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Air and Hydraulic Equipment, Inc. 821 E. 11th Street Chattanooga, TN 37403 1-800-277-4466 airandhydraulicequipment@aheinfo.com aheinfo.com

ELECTRICAL PANELS (UL-508 panels optional)

LITERATURE REVIEW Industrial Control Solutions

2015 Essentra Components Solutions Catalog

CYBER-TECH, INC. • CIRCLE 276

ESSENTRA COMPONENTS • CIRCLE 277

Cyber-Tech, Inc. designs and manufactures custom industrial grade control handles,OVER 3000 NEW control pendants, mechanical and proportional joysticks with a consistent reputation for being rugged and reliable, while delivering a level of customer service that is superior in the industry. Visit our website and give us a call so we can assist you in your control needs.

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TEL. 800 847 0486 www.essentracomponents.com

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www.essentracomponents.com

Essentra Components, 3123 Station Road Erie, PA 16510

Essentra facilities in Erie, PA are:

TEL. 800 847 0486

Certified ISO 9001: 2008 ISO 14001: 2004 OHSAS 18001: 2007

ESSENTRA COMPONENTS

Essentra Components, 7400 W. Industrial Drive Forest Park, IL 60130

Essentra facilities in Forest Park, IL are:

TEL. 800 847 0486

www.essentracomponents.com

A new name, making the same great products

Essentra is a global manufacturer and distributor of essential industrial components, servicing a variety of industries across the world. The new 2015 Essentra Components Solutions catalog features a collection of our core manufactured product lines including over 3,000 new product introductions. Request your FREE copy and FREE product samples today! Essentra Components 800-847-0486 sales@essentracomponents.com www.essentracomponents.com

Veljan TXB Single Vane Pumps

Wind Turbine Systems and Solutions

FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER • CIRCLE 278

HYDAC INTERNATIONAL • CIRCLE 279

FluiDyne Fluid Power stocks Veljan TXB Vane pump. Our new TXB single vane pumps are well suited for both industrial and mobile applications. The low noise pumps have increased mass and thick housings to make the pumps more durable. Veljan TXB single vane pumps are available in 12 displacement sizes: B02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14 with flanged or threaded ports. FluiDyne Fluid Power 586-296-7200 sales@fluidynefp.com www.fluidynefp.com

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.

www.hydacusa.com/broch.htm

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New SDV Catalog

Compressed Air Filtration

HYFLOW-CONTROLS INC • CIRCLE 280

LA-MAN CORPORATION • CIRCLE 281

Hyflow-Controls Inc. is a leading manufacturer of sectional direction control valve, cylinders and cartridge valves. Our new SDV catalog provides technical information, coding table and cross references. We provide two designs, SDV40 and SDV70, with parallel/open center circuits and capacity ranging from 40 to 70 GPM with maximum operating pressure at 2500-3500PSI. We also offer an extensive selection of accessories ranging from main relief valves, plugs, handles, stud kits and many more. www.hyflow-controls.com 13660 Redwood Ct. • Chino CA, 91710 P: (909)628-9866 • F: (909)614-7233

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 www.laman.com

Hydraulic Flanges and Components

Genuine Metaris MA10V Pumps Technical Catalog

MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 282

METARIS • CIRCLE 283

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: info@mainmfg.com Web: www. mainmfg.com/fpj

This catalog covers all the technical specs, performance data, model code breakdowns, component options and dimensions for Genuine Metaris A10V interchange piston pumps. These units and parts are fit, form and function replacements for Rexroth® A10VO series components. View or download this catalog by visiting our website at www. hydraulex.com or www.metaris.com. Metaris – A Hydraulex Global Company Toll Free: 888.477.2737 Tel: 416.638.6000 Email: sales@metaris.com www.hydraulex.com or www.metaris.com

Optimum Series Gear Pumps

304 & 316 Stainless Steel Liquid Level Gages

MUNCIE POWER PRODUCTS • CIRCLE 284

OIL-RITE CORPORATION • CIRCLE 285

Achieve higher performance and pressure capabilities with Muncie Power’s line of gear pumps/motors, the Optimum® Series. Featuring Muncie Power’s patented OPTI-GRIP® technology, the series utilizes a rigid pump design for long product life and consistent performance. Available in three frame sizes – W, X and Y – the Optimum Series contains an increased gear tooth count, reducing hydraulic noise. Learn more about the Optimum Series and its innovative technology at www.munciepower.com.

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Corrosive resistant properties make stainless steel gages suitable to a variety of applications. Oil-Rite offers 304 and 316 stainless steel liquid level gages in sizes from 3” to 60”. A red line on a white background enhances liquid level visibility. Available with adapters and thermometer. Visit Oil-Rite’s online product catalog for new cut sheets and detailed information. Oil-Rite Corporation PO Box 1207 Manitwoc WI 54221-1207 Phone: (920) 682-6173 Email: sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

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Machine Safeguarding Products and Systems

Hydraulic Live Swivels Catalog

PINNACLE SYSTEMS, INC. • CIRCLE 286

SUPER SWIVELS • CIRCLE 287

Safety Light Curtains Safety Mat Systems Ergonomic Palm Buttons 412•262•3950 www.pinnaclesystems.com

Pinnacle provides a complete line of presence-sensing hazardous industrial machine guards and controls. The feature intensive product mix includes Safety Light Curtains, Safety Mat Systems, Ergonomic Palm Buttons, Safety Interface Modules/ Safety PLCs, Interlocks and interfacing with Control Reliable Valves both hydraulic and pneumatic. Risk Assessment is also offered. All products are manufactured, engineered and serviced in the United States.

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.

Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (412) 262-3950 Fax: (412) 262-4055 email: sales@pinnaclesystems.com www.pinnaclesystems.com

Super Swivels Phone: (763) 784-5531, Fax: (763) 784-7423, Website: www.superswivels.com

GUARDIAN® Capabilities Brochure

New and Improved Product Catalog

WHITMORE • CIRCLE 288

WORLD WIDE METRIC • CIRCLE 289

GUARDIAN breathers take contamination control to the next level. The innovative technology integrates a modular design that allows users to replace each component as needed to accommodate any environment. GUARDIAN breathers are specifically designed to extend desiccant life and reduce maintenance and replacement costs, maximizing uptime. This brochure details GUARDIAN’s capabilities; to learn more, visit www.whitmores.com/guardian. Lasts longer. Period.

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.

930 Whitmore Dr. Rockwall, TX 75087 855.242.2792 whitmores.com

www.worldwidemetric.com sales@worldwidemetric.com 732-247-2300

Your Cylinder Source

EX Series Planetary Gearbox

YATES INDUSTRIES, INC. • CIRCLE 290

YOUNG POWERTECH, INC. • CIRCLE 291

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. www.yatesind.com Yates Industries, Inc. 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Ph: 586.778.7680 Fax: 586.778.6565

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

Yates Alabama 55 Refreshment Place Decatur, AL 35601 Ph: 256.351.8081 Fax: 256.351.8571

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888-465-3561 info@youngpowertech.com www.youngpowertech.com

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 • ATEX Certified • High Radial Load • Low noise levels

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Figure It Out

20" Bore 3:1 Ratio Cylinders

Overheating on a Large Forging Press A forging and stamping company had problems with overheating on a press. The company had several identical presses, and only one had been overheating for some time. The employees added a larger heat exchanger a few months back, but they recognized that this was not the correct solution since the other identical presses worked well. The circuit shown in Fig. 1 has been simplified; the unit had three pumps working together, several cylinders connected in parallel, and several accumulators all tied together. All the machines had identical kidney loop cooler and filtrations systems that were proven to be working properly. The only feedback we could get on the overheating machine was the loud banging noise when the machine was shut down. This was caused by the accumulator circuit discharge rate not being throttled down properly. But this shouldn’t have caused an overheating problem. The employees found that one pump’s compensator was set slightly higher than the safety relief. When its pressure was set properly, the overheating problem lowered a few degrees, but that wasn’t causing the main overheating problem. The overheated oil was coming from the main manifold. They screwed the flow control rod on the 16-mm cartridge all the way in to lock the moving element in place, thinking it was popping open each cycle. It didn’t solve the problem. The main safety relief was set properly.

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By Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM CFC Industrial Training

Any idea what could be causing the problem?

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SET @ 335 BAR

3 Pumps Total

Solution to Previous Problem

CYLINDER STUTTERING ON A TECHNICAL SCHOOL TRAINER The stuttering cylinder without a load only needed very low pressure to extend. Even though the pilot-operated directional valve had a closed center, it still needed at least 75 psi to keep it shifted. The cylinder would start to extend at a pressure lower than 75 psi,

causing the directional valve to un-shift, momentarily stopping the cylinder. As the valve un-shifted, it blocked the flow, causing the pressure to build higher than 75 psi, shifting the valve open again. This pressure fluctuation was too quick for the gage to register, but

it showed up in the cylinder and flow meter. Putting a little backpressure in the tank line or increasing the pump flow solved the problem. The problem was printed in our July/August 2015 issue. See it at www.fluidpowerjournal.com.

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IFPS Updates

AVAILABLE IFPS CERTIFICATIONS CFPAI Certified Fluid Power Accredited Instructor

ONLINE SELF-PACED CERTIFICATION REVIEW TRAINING through CFC Industrial Training, Inc., these courses include all chapters and outc Offered comes in preparation for the certification tests. IFPS members receive a 20% discount. ƒƒ Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Review ƒƒ Pneumatic Specialist (PS) Certification Review ƒƒ Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Certification Review (written only) ƒƒ Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic (MHM) Review w/Job Performance Combo ƒƒ Job Performance – Stations 1-6 of Mechanic and Technician Job Performance Tests

CFPAJPP Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor CFPAJPPCC Certified Fluid Power Authorized Job Performance Proctor Connector & Conductor CFPE Certified Fluid Power Engineer CFPS Certified Fluid Power Specialist (Must Obtain CFPHS, CFPPS) CFPHS Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist CFPPS Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist

Web Seminar Free to members / $40 for non-members Visit www.ifps.org to register.

“Contamination Study of a Hydraulic System Using a Variable Volume Reservoir” October 15, 2015 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

CFPMT Certified Fluid Power Master Technician (Must Obtain CFPIHT, CFPMHT, & CFPPT) CFPIHT Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Technician CFPMHT Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Technician CFPPT Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Technician

Live Distance Learning

CFPMM Certified Fluid Power Master Mechanic (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPMHM, & CFPPM) CFPIHM Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic CFPMHM Certified Fluid Power Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic CFPPM Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Mechanic CFPMIH Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPIHM, CFPIHT, & CFPCC)

Online delivery is offered during the evening hours and is accessed from your own computer with Internet access. Completing an IFPS Specialist Review session is easy with our 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-of-the-art training facility located at CFC Industrial Training for three (3) weeks equating twenty (20) hours. Registration information can be found by visiting www.ifps.org or by calling IFPS headquarters at 800-308-6005. Registration deadline is October 1, 2015.

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HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST

PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST

Tuesdays and Thursdays 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

Mondays and Wednesdays Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST Oct. 19, 21, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

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CFPMMH Certified Fluid Power Master of Mobile Hydraulics (Must Obtain CFPMHM, CFPMHT, & CFPCC) CFPMIP Certified Fluid Power Master of Industrial Pneumatics (Must Obtain CFPPM, CFPPT, & CFPCC) CFPCC Certified Fluid Power Connector & Conductor CFPSD Fluid Power System Designer CFPMEC (In Development) Mobile Electronic Controls CFPIEC (In Development) Industrial Electronic Controls


IFPS 2015 Annual Meeting September 22-25, 2015 Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Visit www.ifps.org to register. Join the IFPS from September 22-25 for the 2015 Annual Meeting at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Annual Meeting is a great way to network with professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry. In addition to committee and board meetings, optional tours are planned throughout the week, as well as a technical workshop on Monday, September 21. Participation in this workshop contributes towards re-accreditation requirements.

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OPTIONAL TOURS

ƒƒ The Duquesne Incline - A pictorial history of Pittsburgh’s industry, inclines, sports venues, and natural disasters ƒƒ Trivia Night at The Park House - Test your knowledge with local trivia at this historic tavern. ƒƒ Industrial Scientific - A behind-the-scenes look at the corporate headquarters of Industrial Scientific, a leading provider of gas detection as a service and portable gas detectors ƒƒ Andy's Wine Bar - Celebrate the legacy of Pittsburgh jazz. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

FPEF’s Art for Industry Gala Time: 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m Cost: $100 evening session The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, will present an artwork showcase highlighting “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Food, drinks, and auction items will also be on-hand.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday September 21 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Technical Workshop Tuesday September 22 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Strategic Planning Committee Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Education Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (on own)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Duquesne Incline and Tour ($10)* 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Trivia at The Park House Tavern Wednesday September 23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Certification Committee Meeting

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

A discounted hotel rate of $150 + tax/night has been secured for all attendees. In order to take advantage of the discounted rate, hotel reservations must be made by August 21, 2015. Reservations can be made online or by calling the Omni William Penn at 412-281-7100. (Mention group name – International Fluid Power Society – to secure the group discount.) The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the Pittsburgh International Airport. TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

“Designing A Machine From the Ground Up” Monday, September 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration: $150.00 (lunch included) Presented by Ernie Parker, CFPAI, Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie This workshop will prove to be entertaining and educational as it covers the steps to design two different machines from the ground up. Forces, torques, speeds, flows, power steering, and pressures needed to start and size both a front-end loader and go-cart that uses an accumulator for acceleration will be discussed. Participants should bring an inexpensive calculator (such as a $10 TI-30XA). Don’t fear the trigonometry, as this session will break it down to basics! A booklet containing the formulas for future designs will be provided as a take-away.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Industrial - Scientific Tour ($20)* 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Andy's Wine Bar (live jazz)* Thursday September 24 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Educational Foundation Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hosted Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting

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IFPS Calendar MEETINGS IFPS 2015 Annual Meeting • September 22-26 Job Performance Test • Saturday, September 26 Omni William Penn Hotel • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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IFPS NEWLY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS Daniel Armstrong, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Matthew Fairchild, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Joseph Bacchus, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Ken Flores, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Juan Barrett, HS Hyflodraulic Ltd.

Keith Green, IHM, MHM, CC Mineral Area College

Michael Bartoy, CC The Boeing Company Christian Berg, HS Western Integrated Technolgoies Robert Cooper, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Samuel Diaz, HS Hydraulic Supply & Service Co. Thomas Dwyer, HS Hyflodraulic Ltd. Brian Edgington, HS Depatie Fluid Power Co.

Michael Hanley, AJPPCC Electro Hydraulic Machinery Co. Inc. David Harrison, CC The Boeing Company Jayme Hesterman, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Jason Kerkman, PS Iowa Fluid Power Inc. Frederic Landry, CC The Boeing Company

ACCREDITED INSTRUCTORS

Daniel Libby, CC The Boeing Company

Steven Phillips, CC The Boeing Company

Neil Lucas, PM, CC The Boeing Company

Christian Radulescu, HS Western Integrated Technolgoies

Derek Meeker, HS Depatie Fluid Power Co. Efren Mendoza, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Nathen Moore, MM, PM The Boeing Company Jairus Morton, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Ian Rider, MHM Altec Industries, Inc. Barton Starnes, HS National Oilwell Varco Joseph Stoner, CC The Boeing Company

Joseph Niesen, CC The Boeing Company

Brandon Trahan, MHT Western Hydrostatics, Inc.

Kenneth Ogren, CC The Boeing Company

Martin Van Slagren, CC The Boeing Company

James O’Halek, MM, PM The Boeing Company

Davide Villa, CC The Boeing Company

Jose Ortega, Jr., HS

Dane Zielesch, MHM Altec Industries, Inc.

Congratulations to the following new Accredited Instructors (CFPAI) and Job Performance Proctors (AJPP and AJPPCC): ƒƒ Girard Bourgeois, Hydradyne LLC CFPAI/AJPP, CFPHS ƒƒ Jeffrey Green, Georgia Power Company CFPAI, CFPHS, CFPMHM ƒƒ James O’Halek, The Boeing Company CFPAI/AJPP/AJPPCC, CFPMM, CFPCC ƒƒ Keith Green, Mineral Area College CFPAI/AJPP/AJPCC, CFPMHM, CFPIHM, CFPPT, CFPCC ƒƒ Peter Schlett, Excel Hydraulics LLC CFPAI/AJPP/AJPPCC, CFPHS ƒƒ Stewart Harris, Altec Industries CFPAI/AJPP, CFPMHM Next training class for Accredited Instructors and/or Job Performance Proctors will be in 2016. E-mail Jeana Hoffman at jhoffman@ifps.org for information.

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IFPS Certification Testing Locations Individuals 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).  

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FOR EVERYONE (Or Why You Should Consider Moving Away From the Cv Flow Standard in Pneumatics) BY PIUS LANDOLT, CFPPS

Let us start by having a closer look at Cv (ANSI T3.21.3) and the implications we encounter when using this standard to determine the size of a pneumatic valve. Coefficient of flow, or simply Cv, is a standard applied to determine the flow capacity of components using water as the test fluid. It also defines a pressure drop of 1 psi (1-2%) across the test object. To eventually get an airflow rate (Q), it is necessary to apply a conversion factor. Based on its inherent properties, it is apparent that this method will not provide an accurate result. In particular, the low-pressure drop is a problem, since pneumatic circuits frequently operate with a pressure drop across the valve seat up to 15% of the inlet pressure. I know there have been countless valves selected based on the Cv data, and they probably worked just fine. The truth is, there are critical applications out there that require a more refined selection procedure, rather than chronically over-sizing components “just to be on the safe side.” When it comes to sizing, I like to say: “As small as possible and as big as necessary!” This also makes sense from an economical and ecological point of view. Sonic Conductance as defined by ISO 6358, released in 1989, uses two key parameters: (1) sonic conductance [C], which I will refer to as C-Value, and (2) critical pressure ratio [b], which I will call b-Value. ƒƒ C-Value is the maximum flow capacity of any pneumatic component with an open flow path including plumbing, directional, and flow control valves. A pneumatic component has reached its maximum flow rate when the medium passing through reaches sonic flow condition. This is also referred to choked flow. The unit used is dm3/s*bar (liters per second per bar).

ƒƒ b-Value is the critical pressure ratio between the output and input pressure when the flow condition changes from subsonic to sonic, or vice versa. In other words, it is exactly the point where the pneumatic component has reached its maximum flow capacity. There is no unit for b-Value, since it is a ratio. Let’s examine a typical flow curve in relation to pressure, as shown in Fig. 1. You will notice the straight horizontal line on the left side of the graph. This represents the maximum flow rate of the test component. Right when this line starts to fall, we enter the subsonic flow condition. This point is the critical pressure ratio b. As the pressure ratio increases, the flow rate decreases. When we reach a pressure ratio of 1, flow has stopped (e.g., an actuator reaching its end position). Fig.1

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With the help of Fig. 2, which represents the simplified setup of ISO 6358, it will be easy to comprehend the concept. To begin, compressed air is supplied to a pressure regulator set to 6 bar (87 psi). The compressed air flows through the test component. On the downstream side of the test component, we monitor the output pressure. As the test begins, the flow control valve is fully open (no back pressure), so we achieve maximum flow. The flow rate is measured by the flow meter, shown in our example as 100 l/min. Next we start to close our flow control valve. We will continue until we observe the flow rate dropping. In Fig. 3, with an 80% open flow control valve, we can now see that P2 has increased to 1.5 bar and the flow has just started to decline to 99.9 l/min. This is where we get the b-Value. Simply divide P2abs by P1abs [(1.5+1)/(6+1) = 0.36]. That means this test component has a rated b-Value of 0.36. Any pressure ratio below 0.36 indicates a sonic flow condition, and any ratio higher than 0.36 implies a subsonic flow condition. In order to plot the graph, we continue to reduce the flow by continuing to close the flow control valve. On the way to a fully closed flow control valve, we collect P1 and P2 data and calculate pressure ratios accordingly, just as we did before. When the flow control valve is fully closed, supply pressure and output pressure will be equal; hence, the pressure ratio will be 1 with no flow occurring. I had mentioned earlier that Cv is obtained at a pressure drop of 1 psi. If we assume a supply pressure P1 of 100 psiabs and a pressure drop of 1 psi, this would give us a P2 pressure of 99 psiabs. If we calculate the pressure ratio, we will get 0.99. I also mentioned that a 15% pressure drop across a valve is very typical for a standard pneumatic application. A 15% drop equals a pressure ratio of 0.85. If we look at Figs. 4 and 5, the problem suddenly becomes very clear. Fig. 4 shows three valves with the same Cv, but different b-Values and different maximum flow rates. Fig. 5 shows three valves with identical Cv, but different b-Values resulting in the different gradient of the flow curve. Since Cv is based on a single data point in the flow curve, it cannot provide reliable data for the remaining course of the curve. On the other hand, however, with the use of C- and b-Values, it is possible to obtain an accurate flow rate at any given pressure ratio, including the ratio when the flow enters the sonic or subsonic flow condition respectively. ISO 6358 accounts for the inner design and construction of the flow path of a pneumatic component, where Cv cannot. Now, how do we use those values to get the flow rate? I will show the scientific way and the easy way. 1. Scientific way:

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2. Let us quickly move on to the easy way before we get a headache from those formulas. 2.1 Most valve selections will be done for standard applications with the mentioned 15% pressure drop. See the chart in Fig. 6 to quickly get the flow rate. All you need to do is locate the C- and b-Values of the valve you think might work. Take the b-value of the valve you pre-selected to the chart and get the multiplier based on your system pressure. Multiply the number you obtained from the chart by the C-Value of the valve you pre-selected.

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Note: the chart is based on a 15% pressure drop and a standard air temperature of 20°C (68°F). Example: C-Value: 0.8 b-Value: 0.35 System pressure: 0.6 MPa (87 psi) Multiplier from the chart: 251 Flow rate Q = 251 x 0.8 = 200 l/min

more, with most major pneumatic equipment manufacturers providing the relevant data, it is possible to find the most suitable component for the application. So the next time you open up a valve specification data sheet, I hope this article encourages you to specifically look for sonic conductance C and critical pressure ratio b.

2.2 If you quickly want to know the maximum flow capacity (sonic flow) of a valve, multiply the C-Value by 420.

Note: 420 is based on a system pressure of 0.6 MPa (87 psi) and a standard air temperature of 20°C (68°F). We have learned now that this standard has huge benefits. It allows you to determine the exact flow rate of a pneumatic component at any given differential pressure between input and output. It gives you the maximum flow capacity of the component and tells you at what pressure ratio this happens. Further-

About the Author: Pius Landolt, CFPPS, has worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years. He has worked in the automation industry since 2001 as an application engineer, sales engineer, and was a full-time pneumatics instructor for four years. He can be reached at pius.landolt@gmx.com.

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The latest data published by the National Fluid Power Association shows industry shipments of fluid power products for May 2015 decreased 14.2% compared to May 2014, and decreased 8.5% when compared to last month. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments decreased in May 2015 when compared to May 2014. Mobile hydraulic, industrial hydraulic, and pneumatic shipments also decreased when compared to last month. These charts are drawn from data collected from more than 80 manufacturers of fluid power products by NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. Much more information is available to NFPA members, which allows them to better understand trends and anticipate change in their market and the customer markets they serve. Contact NFPA at 414778-3344 for more info. Find out how to become part of NFPA by calling Leslie Miller at 414-778-3369, or email at lmiller@ nfpa.com.

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Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders.  Each point can be    Each point on this graph represents the most recent 12 months of orders compared to the previous 12 months of orders. Each point can be read as a percentage. For example, 101.5 (the April 2015 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic read as a percentage.  For example, 101.5 (the April 2015 level of the industrial hydraulic series) indicates that industrial hydraulic orders  orders received from May 2014 to April 2015 were 101.5% of the orders received from May 2013 to April 2014. (Base Year 2013 = 100)   received from May 2014 to April 2015 were 101.5% of the orders received from May 2013 to April 2014.  (Base Year 2013 = 100) 

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This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in May 2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments decreased. (Base Year 2013 = 

This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in May2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipments 2015, both hydraulic and pneumatic shipmentsdecreased. (Base Year 2013 decreased. (Base Year This graph of 12‐month moving averages shows that in May =  100)  2013 = 100) 100) 

Shipments – Cumulative year‐to‐date % change (2015 vs. 2014)  SHIPMENTS - CUMULATIVE YEAR-TO-DATE % CHANGE (2015 VS. 2014) Shipments – Cumulative year‐to‐date % change (2015 vs. 2014)  Total Fluid Power 

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The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. The table above is expressed in terms These changes the relevant Apr‐15   ‐3.4 of cumulative percent changes.These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant    ‐4.1 refer to the percent difference between  ‐2.3  cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014.  For example, the April pneumatic shipments figure of ‐2.3 means that  cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014. For example, the April pneumatic shipments figure of ‐2.3 means that for the calendar year through April 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 2.3% compared to the same time period in 2014. (Base for the calendar year through April 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 2.3% compared to the same time period in 2014.  (Base Year  The table above is expressed in terms of cumulative percent changes. These changes refer to the percent difference between the relevant  Year 2013 = 100) 2013 = 100)  cumulative total for 2015 and the total for the same months in 2014.  For example, the April pneumatic shipments figure of ‐2.3 means that 

for the calendar year through April 2015, pneumatic shipments decreased 2.3% compared to the same time period in 2014.  (Base Year  2013 = 100)  Fluid Power Industry Growth Trend 

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First-Ever NFPA Milwaukee Gathering Mark the Date! • September 17, 2015 Scheduled for Thursday, September 17 beginning at 2:00 pm, the NFPA Milwaukee regional gathering will offer attendees a look at a unique workforce development program. Karin Smith, president/CEO of CommUNITY Connections, Inspire Southeast Wisconsin, will explain how Inspire Southeast Wisconsin, a web-based tool, connects students and schools to local employers. The gathering will feature a Happy Hour vibe and be held at the one-of-a-kind Iron Horse Hotel. NFPA regional meetings are free and open to members and non-members. These meetings are held in geographic areas where there is a concentration of fluid power companies; however, all fluid power industry representatives are welcome to attend regardless of geographic location.

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IFPE FLUID POWER ZONE TO RETURN TO IMTS IN 2016 NFPA is making plans to host the 2016 IFPE Fluid Power Zone at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at Chicago’s McCormick Place during the week of September 12-17, 2016. Building off the success of the past two IFPE Fluid Power Zones, 2016 is shaping up to be even more exciting. NFPA is planning to feature a “Future of Fluid Power” booth and a full fluid power industry educational track. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone, along with the Motion, Drive & Automation and Industrial Automation, boasted impressive numbers and helped IMTS grow by 13.9% in 2014: ƒƒ 194 exhibitors (IMTS total: 2,035) ƒƒ 12,000 visitors (IMTS total: 114,147) ƒƒ 4,650 sqm (IMTS total: 120,000 sqm) ƒƒ 112 countries represented Designed to be a dedicated fluid power educational program and exhibitor space within MDA North America, the IFPE Fluid Power Zone will showcase new and recently launched fluid power and machine control design technologies. NFPA would like to encourage all members to consider displaying their hydraulic or pneumatic products, technology, or services within the IFPE Fluid Power Zone. Special NFPA member discounts are available to exhibitors. Contact Denise Rockhill at drockhill@nfpa.com.

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2015 FLUID POWER INNOVATION & RESEARCH CONFERENCE Registration and Housing Now Open FPIRC, co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. It will take place October 14-16, 2015 at the Radisson Blu in Chicago, Ill. Conference participants include industry practitioners and leaders, government representatives, and academic fluid power researchers and students from around the world. Recommended attendees are fluid power engineers and technical leaders, human resource professionals, CTOs, and marketing personnel. This year’s FPIRC offers many unique opportunities for attendees: ƒƒ Participation in a program of over 40 fluid power technical posters and presentations, including keynote talks on the critical integration of industry and academia in technology and workforce ƒƒ One-on-one meetings with students experienced in fluid power research and application in corporate student speed meeting on Thursday, October 15 ƒƒ Engagement with researchers, students, and members of industry during the corporate kiosk reception on Wednesday, October 14 (be sure to register for your kiosk during conference registration) ƒƒ Optional tour of Argonne National Laboratory and/or CNH Industrial Room reservations at the Radisson Blu are also open. Since FPIRC is held in conjunction with the biennial ASME/Bath Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control (also at the Radisson Blu, October 12-14, 2015), one room block has been reserved for both conferences. To make your hotel reservations, call the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago at (800) 333-3333 and ask for the $259 group rate reserved for ASME. The conference is expected to bring together hundreds of fluid power industry professionals, academic leaders, and students. Industry attendees can show support for fluid power education and research while raising company visibility with this important audience through various sponsorship opportunities. Contact Eric Lanke at 414-778-3351 or elanke@nfpa. com to inquire about sponsorship availability.

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FILTRATION, FLUIDS, AND SEALS

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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.

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OIL-RITE CORPORATION (920) 682-6173 sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC CYLINDER REPAIR SEALS Hercules® offers over 35,000 hydraulic and pneumatic inch and metric seals to meet your 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, paving and asphalt, logging and industrial plant applications. Hercules offers the widest selection of in-stock inventory, ready for next day delivery.

ENERGY EFFICIENT FILTRATION OPTIMICRON® - MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY WITH MINIMAL PRESSURE LOSS Advantages 293 • Up to 30% lower ∆P • Increased element service life • More efficient filtration • Additional filter ratings, combined with improved design • HYDAC Quality Protection The high-energy efficiency of this new filter element reduces CO2 emissions. Our contribution to sustainability!

HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS 1016 North Belcher Road, Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online 294 www.HerculesUS.com

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A10V PISTON PUMPS

EATON’S OCM 01 OIL CONDITION MONITOR

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!

Solid contaminants are the main cause of failure and downtime in hydraulic and lubrication systems. Knowing the precise level of contamination is essential for the efficiency and functionality of a system and enables the operator to intervene with appropriate corrective measures. Features include: • Mobile multi-analysis system for condition analysis in hydraulic and lubrication systems by measuring fluid parameters: solid contaminants, water saturation, temperature, viscosity and relative dielectricity • Additional calculation of the theoretical water content for pretested fluids in ppm • Documentation of the condition upon delivery of new hydraulic and lubrication systems • Cost savings thanks to timely, condition-oriented servicing

FLUIDYNE FLUID POWER 586.296.7200 sales@fluidynefp.com www.fluidynefp.com

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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. 297

THE SEAL MAN’S ALWAYS ON THE JOB AT EPM! 112-G West Burke St. • Stockbridge, GA 30281 • 770-389-0501 • www.epm.com

V250 DIRECTIONAL CONTROL VALVE Muncie Power Products is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its lineup of directional control valves, the V250. Designed for flow capabilities of up to 75 GPM, the V250 is built to withstand extreme, high pressure applications. With high-grade iron castings, hard chrome and nickel-plated spools, the V250 is built to resist wear and promote long product life. Its versatile design lends well to many configurations with different spool, control, positioner and accessory options, allowing for customization.  Take control of your hydraulic system today with Muncie Power Products’ V250.

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

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

YOUNG POWER TECH, INC. youngpowertech.com 610-558-0760

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THE ADAFLANGETM AND ADAFLANGEPORTTM SOCKET HEAD FLANGE ADAPTERS

H6 HEAVY DUTY CYLINDER

The AdaflangeTM and AdaflangeportTM Socket Head Flange Adapters, with their patented internal hexagon drives, are the industry’s shortest means to adapt an SAE J518 flange pattern to a variety of male threaded connections, including the JIC 37° flare, SAE Straight Thread, NPFT, and ORS. Their construction facilitates proper assembly in close center mounting applications. These are available in reducing sizes making them a compact means to adapt a larger flange pattern to a smaller nominal male end, with a minimum of connections and leakage points. These adapters may be used with Adaconn® Port Connectors to make very compact unions between two flanged components, or to join two dissimilar flange ports.

ADACONN® Blue Bell, PA 19422 • www.adaconn.com

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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.

YATES INDUSTRIES 23050 Industrial Dr. E. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 586-778-7680 www.yatesind.com

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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

CLEAN FILTRATION U.S.A. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 1-888-861-8058 or 713-861-8058. service@cleanfiltrationusa.com www.cleanfiltrationusa.com

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 cylinders including Caterpillar®, John Deere, Komatsu, Bobcat, Case, Volvo, Hitachi and many more.

HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online www.HerculesUS.com

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HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online www.HerculesUS.com

PROTECTION FOR ALL THINGS HYDRAULIC, PNEUMATIC AND FLUID POWER 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.

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Hercules® carries a full line of commonly used cylinder repair parts for mobile and industrial cylinders. • Mobile Cylinder Glands – threaded, threadless, unified and metric options • Mobile Cylinder Caps • Mobile Pistons • Mobile Mounts • Mobile Welded Mounts • Mobile Ball Ends 304 • Weldable Trunnions • Mobile Spherical Bearings • Pivot Pins and Clips • Ports and Lock Nuts • Industrial Mounts, Pins and Lock Nuts

FLEX VUE® HANDHELD TRANSMITTER Magnetek’s Flex VUE handheld transmitter combines proportional control along with a graphic display that provides advanced communications, configuration convenience, and two-way feedback. The high resolution color display keeps the operator informed of system status and diagnostics at all times, including battery life, signal strength, and warning symbols. Users can quickly and easily configure the transmitter right through the display menu. Combine with our MHR Radio Controller for a full hydraulic control solution. Contact Magnetek to learn more about how our entire range of rugged wireless radio controls brings precision control and enhanced safety to tough mobile hydraulic applications.

MAGNETEK N49 W13650 Campbell Drive Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 800.288.8178 • 262.783.3500 sales1@magnetek.com www.magnetekmobilehydraulic.com

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

PV-4 LOAD SENSE DESIGN PROPORTIONAL VALVE

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.

OIL-RITE CORPORATION (920) 682-6173 sales@oilrite.com www.oilrite.com

Quality • Price • Local Availability • Up to 5000 PSI • Up to 61GPM with mid section inlet • To 37GPM with standard inlet • Up to 10 Sections • Electric, hydraulic, and manual actuators See our catalog on our website

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SC HYDRAULICS NEWEST ADDITION L6-40 HIGH VOLUME PUMP

Proudly sold through distributors. Distributor inquiries welcome. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Toll free: 844-251-7646 Local: 361-561-1525 Fax: 361-883-3893 service@youlipv.com www.youlipv.com

• Pressures up to 5,000 psi with 125 psi air drive • Flows over 4GPM at no pressure and 3 GPM at 1,000 psi. with 140 scfm air drive • All wetted parts stainless steel • Compatible with most fluids • Air operated - No electricity needed • Dimensionally interchangeable with most competitive model pumps 309

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NOW AVAILABLE! FULL MTR'S AND LOT TRACEABILITY

OIL/AIR COOLER OACN 500

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

MAIN MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS, INC. Phone: (800) 521.7918 E-mail: info@mainmfg.com

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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

KTR CORPORATION 122 Anchor Road Michigan City, IN 46360 Phone: (219) 872-9100 Fax: (219) 872-9150 www.ktr.com

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

INDUSTRIAL CYLINDER SEAL KITS

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

POWER VALVE U.S.A. Proudly sold through distribution. Please call to be referred. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 Contact the company at 713-869-1064 or e-mail to service@powervalveusa.com. View basic specifications at www.powervalveusa.com

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.

HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online www.HerculesUS.com

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SAFER AND SIMPLER WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL 312

The TRX – P1 radio remote from HAWE Hydraulik equips operators with the functionality needed to safely control their equipment. The remote transceiver is durable, IP 65 rated (or higher on request) and uses automatic frequency management to prevent interference from other sources. It’s ideal for machine operators needing safer, simpler and more ergonomic control. Learn more at ICUEE Booth 2052.

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ADACONN® PORT CONNECTORS

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

WWW.PENINSULARCYLINDERS.COM

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The patented Adaconn® Port Connector provides a compact means to join two flanges or flange ports, when used with AdaflangeTM and AdaflangeportTM Socket Head Flange Adapters. Flange ports of the same or different sizes (or even different SAE codes) may be joined together. Prior to assembly the one piece 4-bolt flanges are kept as captive assemblies that are free to rotate 360 degrees about the longitudinal centerlines to facilitate proper alignment.

ADACONN® Blue Bell, Pennsylvania www.adaconn.com 215.643.1900

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

DIN COMPRESSION FITTINGS

HERCULES® CYLINDERS

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.

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. Cylinders 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. 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.

CONTACT THEM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

www.worldwidemetric.com 732-247-2300 sales@worldwidemetric.com

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HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS

SEALS ON DEMAND Hercules® Sealing Products has expanded the Seals On Demand program to include a new style, new materials and a new cut-off time. Place your custom seals order by 3:30 p.m. ET and receive your seals the next day, Guaranteed! Visit the “Custom Seal Quote” link on the Hercules® website to receive a same day quote, or view a complete list of styles, materials and size ranges. Available styles include: Piston, rod and rotary shaft seals, wipers, back-up and guide rings in over 125 standard profiles. Custom profiles are available within a few days. For questions regarding our Same Day Seals On Demand program, please call 888617-6389, or visit www.HerculesUS.com.

HERCULES® SEALING PRODUCTS Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Online Quotes Now Available www.HerculesUS.com

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8901-D SERIES CONTROL GRIP

STOPS LEAKING HYDRAULIC LINES

Cyber-Tech, Inc introduces our new 8901-D Series control grip. Made from Die cast aluminum, this control grip will withstand today’s industrial market needs.

Save Time • Save Money • Save Labor • Save Oil • No tools required, one hand installation • No expensive hardware needed • No more rags stuffed into hoses • No more messy plastic caps • The ultimate contamination control tool • Eliminate hydraulic oil spills & clean up • Quick installation & ease of usage • Safe for personnel & environment • Industry acclaimed • 100% Made in USA

• Standard pushbutton configurations are: 0, 2, 4, or 6 • Standard rocker configurations are: single rocker, dual rockers, single rocker + 2 pushbuttons or dual rockers + 2 pushbuttons. • Proportional options available: pushbutton, triggers, rockers and thumb wheels. • Nine trigger solutions ranging from a Single Trigger to a deadman Lever. • Easily mounted to any joysticks. • Custom option available.

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Clearwater, Florida 33765 Phone: 888-617-6389 Fax: 800-759-6391 Place Your Order Online www.HerculesUS.com

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FLANGELOCK™ Contact Mike Pearl at 914.980.8890 or email: mike@flangelock.com • www.flangelock.com

CYBER-TECH, INC. 1.800.621.8754 www.cyber-tech.net

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

“AA” FLANGE, 1DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “A” FLANGE, 2DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS “B” FLANGE, 3DG SERIES DOUBLE PUMPS

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

FLARETITE, INC. Fenton, MI, USA • Tel: 810-750-4140 • www.flaretite.com

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2DG and 1DG double pumps available from Corpus Christi stock. 3DG series based on factory lead time. Honor Gear Pumps Corp. of Taiwan, with U.S. warehouse in Corpus Christi, is pleased to announce local availability of double pumps in “AA” flange and “A” flange. The “B” flange doubles are available subject to factory lead times. OEM inquiries through distribution are welcome. In addition to doubles, all single pumps are kept in stock in Corpus Christi, in the 4F17, “AA”, “A”, and “B” flange models. Aluminum body with cast iron flanges and rear covers are standard. Standard stock displacements in the 3GB series pump are 2.31, 2.68, 3.17, and 3.66 cu.in./rev. 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. 222 S. Navigation Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78405 323 Toll free: 800-984-9727 Local: 713-984-8144 Fax: 713-461-9631 Email: service@honorpumps.com Web: www.honorpumps.com

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PV-4 LOAD SENSE DESIGN PROPORTIONAL VALVE • QUALITY • PRICE • LOCAL AVAILABILITY!! Up to 5000 PSI Up to 61GPM with mid section inlet.... To 37GPM with standard inlet Up to 10 Sections Electric, Hydraulic, and Manual Actuators SEE THE CATALOG ON OUR WEB SITE WWW.YOULIPV.COM Corpus Christi, Texas Toll Free 844-251-7646 • Local 361-561-1525 Fax 361-883-3893 • service@youlipv.com Proudly Sold Through Quality Hydraulic Distributors Distributor Inquiries Welcome CIRCLE 269

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Salary lSURVEYEYy

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he Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), established an online salary survey for 2015 in order to create a baseline resource for professionals in the fluid power industry. The survey ran from April 1 through June 30. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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WHAT IS YOUR

GENDER?

3.2%

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96.8%

HOW OLD ARE YOU? 24 OR YOUNGER 25-29  30-39  40-49  50-59  60 OR OLDER

3.8% 15.6% 22.0% 18.3%

31.2% 9.1%


HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU WORKED IN THE FLUID POWER INDUSTRY?

WHICH BEST DESCRIBES

YOUR JOB?

26.9%

ENGINEER

7.5%

MECHANIC

17.8%

SPECIALIST

23.1%

SALES

16.1%

TECHNICIAN

8.6%

OTHER

LESS THAN 2 YEARS 2-4  5-7  8-10  11-15  16-20  21-25 

MORE THAN 25 YEARS

6.5 % 10.2 % 15.6 % 9.1 % 9.1 % 11.3 % 10.8 %

57.5% THINK THEY ARE COMPENSATED FAIRLY

27.4%

IN WHICH REGION OF THE UNITED STATES DO YOU LIVE?

21.5%

21.5% ARE VERY SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB

8.6% 6.5% 15.6%

38.2% ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB

3.8% 9.7%

30.6%

6.4% 8.6%

SOMEWHAT SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB

9.7%

19.3% do not live in the U.S.

ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?

0-4 YEARS  5-7 YEARS  8-10 YEARS  11-15 YEARS  16-20 YEARS  21-25 YEARS  MORE THAN 25 YEARS

38.2 % 15.6 % 10.2 % 10.2 % 7.5 % 5.4 % 12.9 %

WHAT IS YOUR HIGHEST FORMAL

EDUCATION? 37.6%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

9.7% HIGH SCHOOL OR EQUIVALENT 19.9% SOME COLLEGE

78.5% THINK THEIR JOB IS SECURE

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Salary lSURVEYEYy HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WORK AT YOUR COMPANY?

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY

OPERATIONS?

50-99

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12.4 % 11.8 % 16.7 %

REGIONAL

100-299

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24.7 %

25.8%

NATIONAL

300-499

 

41.9%

INTERNATIONAL

500-999

4.3 % 5.9 % 24.2 %

11.9%

LOCAL

20.4%

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25-49



1,000 OR MORE

84.4% 84.4% 80.6%

44.1%

74.7%

Bonus

29% 21.5%

None of the above

Commission

19.9%

Paid maternity/ paternity/ adoption leave

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6-10

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≤8

50%

≤16

20.4%

≤24

3.2%

>24

3.8%

5.9%

HOW MANY EMPLOYEES REPORT TO YOU? 1-5

22.6%

Profit sharing

17.2%

NONE 

0

Paid overtime

2.2%

Childcare (allowance or facilities)

HOURS OF OVERTIME

52.2% 38.7%

2.7%

ON AVERAGE, HOW MANY

401K

Educational assistance

Flexible scheduling

HOLD AN IFPS CERTIFICATION

DO YOU WORK PER WEEK?

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS DOES YOUR COMPANY OFFER?

Paid vacation Paid and holidays sick days; Medical insurance

58.6%

55.9 %

11-25 

29 % 7.5 %

26-49 

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50-99 

4.9 % 1.1 % 1.6 %

REPRESENTED BY A UNION


WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT SALARY? 5.4%

LESS THAN $30,000

$200,000 OR MORE

2.2%

5.4%

$30,000-$39,999

21.5%

11.3%

$40,000-$49,999

8.6%

13.4%

$50,000-$59,999

$100,000 OR MORE

8% 11.8%

$60,000-$69,999

WHAT PERCENTAGE RAISE DID YOU RECEIVE, OR DO YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE, THIS YEAR?

$70,000-$79,999

AVERAGE SALARY AT EACH LEVEL OF EDUCATION $81,667

HIGH SCHOOL/EQUIVALENT

26.9 %

$88,784

SOME COLLEGE

20.9 % 12.4 % 3.2 % 11.3 %

$72,632

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

$89,786

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

$83,261

ADVANCED DEGREE



25.3 %

1-2 PERCENT

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2-3 PERCENT

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3-4 PERCENT



4-5 PERCENT



5 PERCENT OR GREATER

32.8% FEEL THAT IFPS CERTIFICATIONS IMPACT THEIR SALARY AND/OR JOB POSITION

$80,000-$89,999

12.4%

NO RAISE

$90,000-$99,999

THE AVERAGE SALARY OF THOSE WHO HAVE AN IFPS CERTIFICATION IS

18.4% HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE SALARY OF THOSE WHO DON'T

WHICH IFPS CERTIFICATIONS HAVE YOU EARNED? HS-HYDRAULIC SPECIALIST PS-PNEUMATIC SPECIALIST E-ENGINEER MHM-MOBILE HYDRAULIC MECHANIC CC-CONNECTOR AND CONDUCTOR PT-PNEUMATIC TECHNICIAN MHT-MOBILE HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN IHT-INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN IHM-INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC MECHANIC PM-PNEUMATIC MECHANIC SD-SYSTEM DESIGNER

39.2% 18.3% 6.5% 8.1% 5.9% 2.2% 5.9% 4.8% 7.5% 1.6% 1.1%

12.4% RECEIVED ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AFTER OBTAINING THEIR IFPS CERTIFICATION

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FPEF Updates

Art for Industry

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation is proud to present

The Fluid Power Educational Foundation, in conjunction with the Community College of Allegheny County, will present an artwork showcase highlighting “Art for Industry” at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Silent auction items will also be on hand. If you would like to make an auction donation, please contact Jeana Hoffman by e-mail: Jhoffman@ fpef.org. Proceeds from this event will be donated toward scholarships provided by both the FPEF and the Mechatronics program at CCAC. Purchase tickets to this fundraising event by visiting www.fpef.org.

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Industry Supporting the Arts / Artists Supporting Industry Friday, September 25, 2015 • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. refreshments and awards ($40) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. food and cocktails ($100)

“The Art for Industry initiative is a unique program designed to support and encourage students and others in the community to understand the fluid power industry and to become actively engaged in it. FPEF awards twenty (20) scholarships annually to students who have met certain criteria and have taken fluid power courses. We are excited to partner with CCAC to support their Mechatronics program,” – Judy Wojanis, FPEF trustee and Wojanis Hydraulic Supply, Inc. board member

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Thanks to the generous donations, the following scholarships, along with 17 others, were awarded to high-caliber students who are pursuing fluid power careers. The Fluid Power Journal will print a series of these scholarship acknowledgments in upcoming issues.

Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Scholarship “I was astounded to be chosen for the Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Hanley seemed to have been a very devoted and driven individual, which makes me delighted that my essay was chosen in honor of such a great man. I specialize in Fluid Power Control Systems; it is an incredible feeling to be rewarded with a scholarship from a field that has engulfed my life for nearly four years.  I plan on using the pipefitter knowledge I have obtained to train the next generation of shop employees and build more efficient machines.” Brandon L. Billups Henry Ford College

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Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Wendel Memorial Scholarship “I am extremely grateful and blissful that Fluid Power Educational Foundation recognized my competency and academic excellence. As an international student, this honor not only reflects my personal commitment to fluid power, but also gave me a glimmer of hope to accelerate my future career by worrying less about finances.” Gurparkash Kaur Centennial College

Richard Bardos Memorial Scholarship “As I began my college journey, I was uncertain of how I would pay for the expense of school. However, it seems as if I have been blessed at every turn. It is difficult to put into words the value that this scholarship is to me and my family. I would like to truly thank the committee, and I look forward to letting you know where this takes me.” Andrew Bachman Purdue University College of Technology

Visit www.fpef.org to find out more about scholarships and how to help the foundation.

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Product Reviews b

ROD CLAMP FOR HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. • www.amc.com

The AMLOK® Hydraulic Series RCH rod clamp provides power-off clamping of rods and shafts. The clamps are actuated by a spring/collet mechanism and unclamped by hydraulic pressure. They can clamp components after the motion has stopped and hold the position securely as long as the forces do not exceed the table values. The mountings apply to standard heavy-duty NFPA-style MF1 cylinders. The clamps are designed for locking reciprocating motions only, but special units are also available for both rotating and reciprocating motions.

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STAINLESS STEEL CONTROL VALVE

Webtec Products Ltd. • www.webtec.com

The 280 series of hydraulic high-pressure, near-zero-leak directional control valves are designed for use in marine and offshore hydraulic control/power units. Typical applications include drill rigs, deck machinery, lifting equipment, and grease injection units. All 5,000 variants of the valve are available with optional ATEX (II 3G TX) and 3.1 material-traceability certification.

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SAFETY GRIPPERS

SCHUNK • www.schunk.com

In an emergency shut-off event, the EGN Safety gripping unit goes into a safety-speed or safe-stop mode, depending on the activated protection zone. When the protection zone is released, the gripper switches back to the regular operating mode without the need to restart. Gripping force, speed, and finger position can be flexibly controlled during the handling process. The gripper includes multi-toothed guidance, is controlled with standard connector technology with Profibus or CAN bus, and includes a safety module to use the SLS, SOS, and STO certified functions.

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3. Which of the following best describes your market focus? I  Forestry A  Aerospace J  Furnaces B  Agricultural Machinery K  Gas & Oilfield Machinery C  Automotive L  Heavy Construction D  Civil Engineering & Equipment E  Cranes M  Military Vehicles F  Drills & Drilling Equipment N  Construction & Utility Equipment G  Flame Cutting/Welding O  Machine Tools Equipment P  Government Related H  Food Machinery 4. Number of employees at this location?

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A  Marine & Offshore Equipment B  Material Handling Equipment C  Mining Machinery D  Packaging Machinery E  Plastic Machinery F  Presses & Foundry G  Railroad Machinery H  Road Construction/ Maintenance Equipment

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