The IFPS released a new and upgraded Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic certification and it is now available to order. The new release includes an enhanced study manual and test. If you are scheduled to take the certification test before September 1, continue using the study manual you already have. If you are taking the certification test after […]
IFPS upgrades Hydraulic Specialist certification manual
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has recently upgraded its Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Certification Study Manual. The IFPS HS Certification is for those designing, writing specifications and sizing and selecting components for hydraulic systems across all industries. A new HS Certification Test will be released April 1. Candidates may register now for the HS certification test […]
IFPS upgrades Electronic Controls Specialist Certification
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has recently upgraded its Electronic Controls Specialist Certification. The ECS Certification is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and application of the full breadth of electronics used in the fluid power industry from simple sensors and limits to HMIs, controllers, and networks. With support from the fluid power […]
3 things to know about fluid power distributors in 2014
Fluid power has always been an engineering niche that relies heavily on a strong distribution network. From more wide ranging PT/fluid power houses, to value added distributors with a focus on engineering solutions, to system integrators, there are a lot of options for the design engineer. But there are changes afoot as we enter the […]
IFPS issues fluid injection injury safety cards
Having dealt with several fluid power safety advocates over the years, I’ve come to understand the importance of prevention when it comes to injuries in the workplace. I remember watching a safety training video on fluid injection injuries, and there was nothing more horrifying or painful than what that injury looked like. So it comes […]
2011 in review
When 2011 started, I would have expected that the triennial IFPE show would have been the talk of the year. And the show was an impressive one, with more than 400 exhibitors, 100,000+ attendees at the combined co-located shows (including CONEXPO and CON/AGG) and a wonderful technical conference. But what I find perhaps most significant for the industry was how three of the main fluid power organizations came together in a joint effort to discuss efficiency.
Energy efficiency conference hits Chicago
Jon Jensen of SMC, Immediate Past President of the International Fluid Power Society, opened up the first Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference at the Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel on Tuesday. Jensen explained that the registered attendance was 107, an excellent showing for a first-time event.
NFPA, IFPS, FPDA launching conference on energy efficiency
Three leading fluid power organizations—the International Fluid Power Society, the FPDA Motion and Control Network, and the National Fluid Power Association—will be hosting an educational conference at Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel on November 15-17, 2011.