Fluid Power Journal

2017 Salary Survey

2017 Salary Survey

In an effort to combat the skills gap in the fluid power and other industries, Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the …

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2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Announced (9/19/2017) - Spencer Tiegs of Waukesha, Wis., has been named the first winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship, a new scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. Spencer just graduated from Waukesha West High School. During his senior year, he took PLC classes at Waukesha County Technical College and has held an internship at […]
Inspire to Learn (9/18/2017) - By Scott Sardina, PE, CFPHS, CFPPS, CFPS, CFPAI I’m a lifer. It seems like every year I find myself enrolled in a new semester course or seminar. Part of it is to achieve those continuing education credits we so dearly need, but ultimately, I just enjoy learning new things and sharing newfound knowledge with others. […]
HSC Celebrates Anniversary, Announces Acquisition (9/16/2017) - Hydraulic Supply Company (HSC), Sunrise, Fla., celebrated 79 years in business in July 2017. The company organized an event to commemorate the special day, which included the participation of employees, vendors, and partners. Craig Arnold, chairman and CEO of Eaton, and Lori Kieklak, president of Eaton Hydraulics-Americas, shared congratulatory remarks at the event and recognized […]
HYDAC Receives PED Certification (9/15/2017) - HYDAC International announced that its accumulator manufacturing facilities in Bethlehem, Pa., and Houston, Tex., have achieved PED (also known as “CE”) certification. The Bethlehem facility achieved certification of its bladder accumulator production lines as of July 2, 2017 and is moving forward to also earn certification for its diaphragm accumulator production lines in early 2018. […]
Tips for Efficient Compressed Air Filtering (9/14/2017) - By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge The air filters on your system are important to the quality of your compressed air. Failure to maintain these items can allow contaminants to pollute downstream components and may even get on your final product, causing defects. Poorly maintained filters can also cause undesirable pressure differentials that […]
Drifting and Lurching Cylinder on Food-Processing Equipment (9/13/2017) - In the food and pharmaceutical processing industries, leaking actuators can contaminate products and increase waste, not to mention the possibility of contaminated product getting out to the public. Generally, food-grade hydraulic oil is utilized, but this could affect the taste, and some consumers could be allergic to the oil. Hydraulic cylinders in these industries are […]
State of the Fluid Power Industry Presented at HydraForce Sales Meeting (9/12/2017) - By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Many thanks to David Price and HydraForce for inviting me to speak on the state of the fluid power industry at their recent sales meeting in Itasca, Ill. It was a great opportunity not just to connect or reconnect with a number of NFPA members, but to also share more […]
Alternatives to Mineral-Based Hydraulic Fluids in Steel Production (9/11/2017) - Manage Your Fire Risk Without Jeopardizing Your Productivity By Ronald Knecht, Global Business Development Manager Fluid Power, Quaker Chemical Corp. Steel production is an industry where situations occur every day that can be classified as dangerous. With operations involving heavy equipment and liquid or red-hot steel, the danger of fire is ever present. And fire hazards […]
Allison Launches Free Online Wind Energy Course (9/8/2017) - Wind Energy – From Wind Turbines to Grid Integration is a new, free online course from Alison that will be of interest to anyone currently studying wind energy production methods or wind turbine engineering. This course will also be useful to anyone who would like a career in the wind energy sector or anyone with […]
Filtration 200: Beyond the Basics (9/7/2017) - By Justin Bitner, Product Sales Manager at Eaton Filtration If working with hydraulics is part of your life, you’ve almost certainly been reading “Filtration 101” articles since day one. You know, the articles that say “Keep the fluid clean” and “Change the filters regularly” and “Put them here or there”—in short, the common-sense things that […]
Filtering Compressed Air to Protect Equipment & Processes (9/6/2017) - By Charles Werdehoff, IMI Norgren When using compressed air to open valves, move cylinders, or power pneumatic tools, good air preparation is critical to the process. The first step is filtration. Particulates, water, and oil in compressed air can wreak havoc with downstream equipment. Particulate contamination can cause valves to fail prematurely. Moisture and oil […]
The IFPS Launches New Logo (9/5/2017) - The International Fluid Power Society has unveiled a dynamic new logo signifying its ongoing and successful transition to an organization well beyond its modest beginnings.
Have a Knack for Training? (9/5/2017) - IFPS Accredited Instructors (AIs) are certified professionals who educate, train, and prepare candidates for IFPS certification programs. AIs have extensive backgrounds and instructional experience in the fluid power industry. In addition to their instructor accreditation, they are committed IFPS members and hold various IFPS certifications. IFPS Authorized Job Performance Proctors (AJPPs) are individuals who hold […]



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