Fluid Power Journal

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 …

A Different Perspective: An Interview with Alexandra “Alex” Bibaeff, CFPHS, a Newly Certified Hydraulic Specialist

How did you first become involved in the fluid power industry? Well, I think I became involved in the fluid power industry when I was just a wee thing. My …

Subject Matter Experts & New Product/Technology Professionals

Are you a Fluid Power industry subject matter expert that would like to share your expertise, or do you have a new product or technology that you would like 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 …

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 …



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