Fluid Power Journal

Accepting the Challenges of Fluid Power

By Mohaned Shahin, CFPS, Account Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation I believe that the early experience I had working with hydraulics, and failing, is a …

Fluid Power Through the Eyes of an Electrical Engineer

By Randy Bobbitt, CFPS Fluid Power has been part of my life since 1984. I was initially hired by Hydro-Line Manufacturing because I was an experienced …

Welcome to the Future of Fluid Power!

By DAN HELGERSON, CFPAI, CFPS, CFPMT, CFPECS, CFPSD After many years with little or no change in the components or approaches to the application of fluid …

Education and New Talent in the Fluid Power Industry

By Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS, President and Co-Founder of OneHydraulics, Inc. I vividly recall those days as a young woman fresh out of college and ready to …

Fluid Power: An Evolutionary Industry, Served by a Progressive Society (IFPS)

Bishwajit Ranjan, PE, CFPE, CFPS The speed of evolution in the fields of science and technology has been rapid. While it took Apollo-11 seventy five hours to …

The Modern Off-Road Equipment Industry Demands Technical Application Skills, Training, and Certification in Mobile Hydraulics

by John Juhasz, CFPECS, CFPS As my time on the IFPS Board of Directors comes to its end this year, it’s a good time to reflect on the state of our industry …

The Value of Fluid Power Training and Certification

by D. Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, 2018-2019 President, IFPS If your experience is at all like mine, you entered your first fluid power job with little …

Exploring the New Frontier of Underwater Mining and Construction

By Ron Burg, Mechanical Engineer, Mahan’s Inc. The new frontier of underwater mining is experiencing rapid technological development. Innovation has proven …

How to Close the Skills Gap at Hydraulic Fluid Facilities

By Shawn Fitzgerald It’s no secret U.S. manufacturers are struggling to find the right talent for their open jobs. We all know how important it is to fill …

Inspire to Learn

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 …

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