Fluid Power Journal

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 …

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 …

Millennial Feedback Report

Responses from the Society of Women in Industrial Distribution By Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS, President and Co-Founder of OneHydraulics, Inc. based in Houston, …

June is Safety Awareness Month!

IFPS, in conjunction with the International Hydraulics Safety Authority*, offers online Hydraulic Safety Awareness Training courses. These courses provide an …

Dangerous Goods Regulations Updated to Reflect 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions

Businesses need and want predictability—particularly when it comes to government regulations. So the fact that the International Civil Aviation Organization …

Rethinking Hydraulic Safety

According to the International Hydraulic Safety Authority (IHSA), hydraulics and electricity are both forms of transmitting energy, and most often hydraulics …

ISO Standards for Hydraulic Systems and Pneumatic Systems

Jerry Carlin, Past Chair of ISO TC 131/SC9 (2003-2015) Formal standardization of hydraulic and pneumatic systems best practices began in the early 1950s …

Punkin Chunkin

Using Technology to See How Far a Pumpkin Can Fly Each year, people converge on a piece of land with their trebuchets, catapults, torsions, and air cannons …

Are You Competent When it Comes to Safety?

“Imagine a worksite where everyone takes responsibility for hazard recognition and control.” Competency – it’s a word we hear bantered about …

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