Fluid Power Journal

A Few Weeks Left to Be Heard 

We want to hear from you! The ongoing salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society tells us more than how much money you …

June is Safety Month

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Take the responsibility to improve safety standards whenever an opportunity presents itself. Did you know there are …

Test Your Skills: The Function of a Prime Mover

A complete hydraulic system must include an initial energy source. This energy source is referred to as the prime mover, and it must be considered when …

Dear Hydraulic Specialist Test Candidate

I am writing to let you know IFPS made some changes to the Hydraulic Specialist (HS) Study Manual. Don’t worry if you are already preparing for the test …

Test Your Skills: Types and Applications of Compressors

The generic term “supply side” is often used to refer to the complete package that includes the compressor, drive motor and associated hardware, as well as …

Make Your Voice Count! 

Let us hear from you!  The 2021 salary survey from Fluid Power Journal and the International Fluid Power Society is live now until June 30. The survey …

Geared-Up Grad Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes open to all college and tech school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The IFPS “Geared-Up Grad” Sweepstakes is a chance to connect …

Outline of the soon-to-be-released upgraded mobile hydraulic mechanic study manual

Job responsibility 1.0: Understand hydraulic components and their operation. Understand hydraulic symbols. Understand the function and operation of system …

RG Group Names New Executives

RG Industries recently named two new members of its executive team. Steve Bennis was named CEO of RG Group, and Patrick Gross was announced as president and …

Test Your Skills: Understand the Application of Hydrostatic Systems

The typical hydrostatic transmission consists of a closed circuit where a pump provides flow to a hydraulic motor without the use of directional valves. The …

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