Fluid Power Journal

Ensure Temperature and Viscosity Compatibility

The temperature at which the fluid is to be working must be considered. At elevated temperatures, high water based fluids may lose water as it evaporates and …

Performing Load Calculations

Understand Linear Load and Motion Parameters Fig. 1 illustrates two cylinders being used in a hydraulic system. Cylinder 1 moves the load horizontally and …

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 …

Take Your Best Shot!

  Submit your fluid power photo HERE to take your shot at prize money and recognition. Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid …

Have a Knack for Training?

Get Certified as an IFPS Accredited Instructor IFPS Accredited Instructors (AI) are certified professionals who educate, train and prepare candidates for IFPS …

2017 IFPS Annual Meeting

The 2017 Annual Meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana was bursting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd. The 2018 Board of Director nominee slate was …

International Fluid Power Society Announces 2018 President and Board of Directors

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is pleased to announce Dean Houdeshell, PE, CFPAI, CFPE, CFPS, CFPIHT, CFPMHT, CFPMHM, Cemen Tech Inc., was …

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 …

How Did You Celebrate?

In honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day, the IFPS selected three, randomly selected members to receive an IFPS appreciation package that included a …

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