Fluid Power Journal

The Value of Fluid Power Certification That Speaks to the Customer

By Robert Sheaf, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPE, CFPS, CFPECS, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH, CFPMM, CFC Industrial Training When I started CFC Industrial Training in 1990, …

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 …

Determine the Appropriate Solution to Control Air Cylinder Speed

Because air is a compressible fluid, controlling the speed of actuators is a unique problem. A pressurized air cylinder that is not under load will extend …

Plan, Train, and Maintain for Safety Success

by Carl Potter, CSP and Deb Potter, PhD Safety discussions often lead to conversations about which rules and regulations will drive us to a zero-injury …

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 …

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 …

Winning the Talent Wars

If you haven’t heard the term “Talent Wars” yet, you have now. They are heating up, and most small businesses aren’t very well equipped to compete in …

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 …

Workplace Complacency

Are We Looking at Safety From the Wrong Angle? Having worked with many industry groups over the past 25 years as an association chief executive and more …

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