Fluid Power Journal

2016 IFPS Annual Meeting

The IFPS Board of Directors, along with industry professionals, met in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss policies, procedures and ideas that are instrumental in …

Online Hydraulic Safety Training

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

Three Associations Connecting the Fluid Power Industry

The fluid power industry has three organizations working on its behalf – the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), the National Fluid Power Association …

Profile: Denis M. Poirier Jr., CFPAI/AJPP, CFPCC, CFPIHM

How did you begin your career in the fluid power industry? I took my first technical course in hydraulics and electro-mechanical maintenance in 1989 while …

Asset Utilization: The Key to a More Efficient Operation

Today’s competitive business climate requires leaner companies. Gone are the days of unlimited budgets and surplus staffing. Rather, every aspect of …

How Did You Celebrate?

So many celebrations – barbecues, luncheons, pizza parties, and Fluid Power Professionals’ Day cookies! The IFPS celebrated by randomly selecting three …

Upgraded Electronic Controls Specialist Certification Elevates Fluid Power Competency

By Donna Pollander, ACA, IFPS Executive Director The IFPS strives to keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies, and the development …

Profile: Sam Kaye, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFPMMH, CFPMT, CFPS

How did you get started in the fluid power industry? In 2001, I had three kids—and three jobs. A hydraulic shop in Alberta had an opening for a shop hand. It …

2016 Skills Competition

Hosted by Alexandria Technical and Community College 2016 Student of the Year Awards At the skills competition, the instructors chose one student from each …

Recertification Q&A

I took my certification test, so why do I need to recertify? Because technology changes all the time and the IFPS wants to make sure you are up-to-date with …

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