2nd Quarter 2020 Newsletter

IFP sends out a quarterly e-newsletter featuring the latest innovations in motion control components and systems for the industrial and mobile markets. You'll find new product information from our
featured suppliers as well as company and industry updates.
Company News
Jim Kaas Named NFPA Board of Directors Treasurer
Congratulations to Jim Kaas, President of IFP for serving as Treasurer for the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). IFP and EHA are fortunate to have such an active member on our leadership team serving NFPA.

Learn how the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge led to one Engineer's
Career Path at IFP
EHA Engineer Josh Scarbrough Reflects on His NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Experience
"Without getting involved with the NFPA FPVC I would not have learned so much about the wide array of hydraulic applications nor would I have met IFP's Jim Kaas and Dean Ebberhardt, Without meeting these two I would never have learned about IFP.

I am just as passionate about the entire program now as I was when I first got involved, except now I get to be involved from the other side. I have been given the opportunity to help with the program from the position of an engineering resource and supplier."
2nd Quarter Careers
Sara Weichman recently joined the IFP Group of Companies as the new Director of Marketing.
Sara brings significant marketing and analytics experience coming from the manufacturing industry. IFP is excited about this new position
and Sara's role.
Josh Scarbrough is currently an intern over the summer months, and has officially agreed to full time employment after his graduation this winter from Murray State University in Kentucky. He was active in the NFPA Vehicle Challenge program . Josh specializes in Electro-Mechanical (Automation) Engineering,
Trace Tuthill recently completed his engineering degree from Iowa State University. From his involvement in the Fluid Power Club at ISU, Trace learned of IFP and an opening for a new Engineer position at our Electro-Hydraulic Automation (EHA) location.Trace brings demonstrated skills and knowledge.
Andrew Rebe r recently earned a Mechtronics degree from Alexandria Technical & Community College in Minnesota. His involvement in the Skills USA program will add value while being involved in the University of IFP program. Andrew will be located at our Innovative Fluid Power facility in Minneapolis and be supporting various robotics and automation applications.
View current job openings at the IFP careers page
We Offer Basic Hydraulic Training Classes
This one day class covers general principles of hydraulics or pneumatics. It is ideal for those new to fluid power, have previous experience, or just need a refresher course.
Ideal for maintenance staff, operators, and system designers & engineers.
Now Scheduling for one-day custom training classes on-site
Learn about th e Iowa Jobs Retraining Grant o pportunity to subsidize training costs.
EHA is part of the IFP Group of Companies. IFP/EHA sales & service is 50% value add and 50% distribution. We offer design, prototyping, manufacturing, plus service, and repair for industrial & mobile fluid power applications.
Panel Shop
EHA provides one source responsibility by supplying
a complete electrical system from the operator interface to the actuators. We can design, program and install
a complete electronic control system for your industrial or mobile application. 
Pneumatic Controls
Whether you need a simple "Pick-and-Place" system, or a machine which combines electrical, electronic, and fluid power technologies, EHA can provide you with a system that takes advantage of the best of what current technology offers.
Test Stands
EHA provides a variety of custom designed test stands including general purpose, pump, cylinder, impulse, burst, PVS, valve, and production.

Accumulator Systems
Accumulator racks tie individual accumulators with individual shutoffs to a common header, gas connection, and optional automatic bleed down function.
Filter Carts
Offline Loop
Used for water removal, fine polishing filtering, high speed transfer, particle counting, small hand held units, cooling/filtering units, and oil holding and transfer units.

From the actuators up, EHA can design and build a complete system for your production equipment or special purpose test machines. Whether you supply the tooling and fixturing, or if we design to your specifications, our automation experience will help minimize your cost and get your new system up and running quickly. 
IFP is Staying Safe with Protective Workstation Shields
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our facilities have been modified according to social distancing best practices. View customer message from President, Jim Kaas. Protective shields have been assembled and installed with Bosch Rexroth aluminum framing products.
OnRobot Eyes - adding vision to robotic applications
has never been easier!
On robot manufacturers grippers, force/torque sensors and tool changers for
Collaborative Applications .

They are compatible with robots from Doosan, TM Robot, Yaskawa, Universal Robots, KUKA, Fanuc, Kawasaki Robotics, Hanwha, and Nachi. You can easily get started with maximizing utilization of your robots.

Flexible and easy to deploy 2.5D vision system for robotic applications. With 1-picture calibration and part recognition, depth perception and adjustable on-or off-robot mounting, the OnRobot Eyes is ideal for sorting, CNC machine tending, and pick-and-place.

Collaborative Robots (Cobots)
New to cobots? start here
Productive Robotics - featuring the OB7, an intuitive collaborative robot for the next generation of manufacturing. Easy to learn - do simple tasks in a matter of minutes with "no programming" and a drag and drop interface. OB7's flexibility performs tasks in diverse applications due to its 7-axis agility, productivity, and accuracy.

Festo Simplified Motion Series (SMS)
electromechanical actuators
Designed for simple and easy wiring, commissioning, and operation, like pneumatic actuators. Movements include end-to-end positioning and pressing/clamping. Each SMS axis consist of an electromechanical actuator mounted to an integrated motor to reduce setup time and cabinet space requirements.
Closed-loop control made easy. And affordable
CANpoint is a free software configuration program for the XMD mobile drivers that simplifies advanced hydraulic control using a clear, simple software interface that allows for point-and-click output shaping with excellent resolution and predictable results.

Mobile Controls for OEMs
PowerCore ® MPC-10
The Murphy PowerCore MPC-10 Controller is a general, all-purpose manual/auto start and manual/auto throttling engine controller designed with rental applications in mind. The controller is purposed primarily for applications where a wide array of inputs and outputs are not required. 

Featuring Passive Blocks & 18 pin Overmolded DT Cables
Manufactured by Data Panel - a Murrelektronik Company. This cost -effective solution will accommodate most mobile applications.
Contact your local IFP Sales Rep today or call (800) 333-7004 to get connected.
New Electronic Pressure Controls
Clippard launches the new Eclipse Proportional Isolation Valve. This valve is ideal in critical applications for liquid and gas delivery, medical, analytical and industrial automation requiring ultra-fine resolution and excellent repeatability. In addition, the unique design allows for custom flow profiles.
Clippard launches their new "Cordis" line of Electronic Pressure Controls (EPC). Featuring p recise, linear digital pressure control within a closed-loop system with ultra-high resolution and repeatability . They allow for steady, repeatable downstream pressure as demand or processes change
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