EHA Electro-Hydraulic Automation

EHA has the capability and the resources to refurbish valuable but outdated equipment with updated automation controls and safety devices.

Project: Refurbish customer’s numerous industrial press machines to achieve increased productivity, better mechanical performance and safety.

Goals:

  1. To cost-effectively refurbish several pieces of similar equipmentHuman Interface technology on Industrial Press
  2. Keep components similar and interchangeable
  3. Decrease spare parts inventory
  4. Improve machine automation architecture
  5. Install equipment and verify with test pieces

Increased Productivity

A human-machine interface (HMI) is typically local to one machine or piece of equipment, and is the interface method between the human and the equipment/machine. An operator interface is the interface method by which multiple equipment that are linked by a host control system is accessed or controlled.

Each press was updated with a HMI (Human Machine Interface) which stores a recipe of data for each die change. Each die has a part number punched into the HMI and parameters are loaded specific to that die to control the position and tonnage for each part. Waste is virtually eliminated and setup time was greatly reduced to minimize change-over labor cost.

  • The press has the capability to pass on information for recording cycle times and number of cycles over Ethernet network.

Better Mechanical Performance

http://www.delta-power.com/

Delta Power Company is proficient in the design and manufacture of cutting edge products and systems including cartridge valves, check valves and electronic control units and accessories. They are extremely rugged and versatile and used primarily in the Agriculture and Construction equipment industries as well as medical devices. They perform well in “abusive” and demanding environments as well as delicate medical equipment.

serving Agriculture Industryhudraulic cartridge valves by Delta Power CompanyXManifold Configurator

IMI has agreed to acquire Bimba, a market leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions with an extensive distributor network principally servicing the North American Industrial Automation market.

Bimba a market leading manufacturer of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions
Bimba will become an integral part of IMI Precision Engineering and the acquisition represents a significant strategic step for the division. Based in Illinois Bimba is a leader in the manufacture of pneumatic actuators. Bimba also owns some companies IFP already does business with including TRD (Tie Rod Cylinders), Pneumadyne and Mead Fluid Dynamics. As one of our Supplier partner's, IMI (Norgren) and Bimba should offer new opportunities for IFP.

To learn more about Bimba visit: www.bimba.com

Bimba website

 

 

Freeedom Foundation

Tasked with a challenge, employees at Iowa Fluid Power know the meaning of success. The Veterans' Freedom Foundation provides financial assistance and other services to veterans.  It might just mean a cab ride to the hospital or sending a care package, but we feel fortunate to help provide any assistance needed to our veterans. Veterans’ Freedom Foundation bridges this gap.  If veterans face losing their homes or vehicles due to a missed payment, Veterans’ Freedom Foundation donates money to make the payment, buying time until full assistance arrives.

Our recent challenge at IFP was to collect donations to exceed our goal of buying and distributing 2200 lbs. of food. We did just that this week with over a ton of food going to this important charity.

Food donation to the Veteran's Freedom Foundation

Testimonials:
Without the Freedom Foundation I and my wife and child would be homeless. This is the second time they have been a tremendous help with funds, food,  and support. This foundation has plenty of resources to call upon. The people here have giant hearts and have the Vets interest in mind!!         
Thank you!
J.K.

Freedom Foundation,
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your assistance. From time to time there are Veterans like myself that fall short. I'm grateful that Veterans help Veterans. We look out for each other.
Richard M

In observance of Veteran's Day, the Veteran's working at the IFP corporate office will be distributing the food to those in need. To learn more about the Veteran's Freedom Foundation, visit:
http://veteransfreedomfoundation.net/Home.html

IFP "sponsors a hole" in the 3rd Annual Cargill Community Enrichment Golf Tournament

The community beneficiary this year was the Eddyville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. The event took place at the Edmunson Golf Course in Oskaloosa, IA. Three of our employees and a friend finished 3rd  in the Best Shot with a solid 55 (15 under and close behind the first place foursome who shot a 49. Participating this year were:

Justin Giannetto - IFP/EHA Shipping
Jeff Silker - EHA Engineering
Scott Cawiezell - IFP Outrsie Sales
Jerry Frazier - A friend of Scott's

Our Foursome Summary:
  • Justin had a hole in one with a 20 foot string.
  • Justin says Jeff was on fire, Jeff said Scott was on fire, Justin says they may have done better without a snoot-full of Fireball (whatever that is).

IFP sponsors hole in 3rd annual Cargill Benefit Golf Tournament
Pictured L to R: Justin Gianetto, Jeff Silker, Scott Cawiezell and Jerry Frazier

 

 

Fas Test Partners with Innovative Fluid Power to Expand Distribution Coverage in U.S.

FasTest adds IFP’s South and West Divisions to Cover Seven Additional States

Minneapolis, MN—April 19, 2017—FasTest, Inc. broadens their partnership with distribution partner, Innovative Fluid Power to expand distribution coverage throughout the south and plains states. IFP’s West and South divisions will join IFP North and Iowa Fluid Power as FasTest distribution partners and combine to cover thirteen states throughout the Midwest.

Innovative Fluid Power will partner with FasTest to promote the FasTest brands throughout the manufacturing industries in the Midwest, and provide technical support to previously under-served customers. IFP will specifically focus on FasTest’s product lines for the Fluid Power Industry, a market they have served for over 40 years. “We believe that partnering with a trusted company in Innovative Fluid Power will allow FasTest to quickly introduce our line of established manufacturing connectors, specifically those suited for the Fluid Power and Mobile Hydraulics industries, to previously under-served customers,” said Josh Beckfeld, Sales Manager of FasTest’s South region.