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EHA has the capability and the resources to refurbish valuable but outdated equipment with updated automation controls and safety devices.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

 

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

 
TO THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
Many in our community have suffered greatly in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and much of Houston is still trying to get back up and running. I wanted to personally reach out to you and let you know that Innovative Fluid Power at our Houston location is completely staffed and operational. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your employees and their families who live and work in the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. These are challenging times and we want to offer as much assistance and support as we can.
 

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

 

 

Innovative Fluid Power South (IFPS) is part of the IFP Group of Companies. Most successful companies are able to leverage their resources for sustainable growth. For the past 45 years, Iowa Fluid Power (IFP) has figured out how to sustain their successes and build on them focusing on niche market opportunities.

IFP is a leading industrial distributor representing fluid power, pneumatic and automation technologies. We help oil and gas companies solve their motion control problems. Our team of experienced sales and engineering professionals are ready to offer innovative solutions to the most challenging motion control problems.

IFP Group of Companies, 13 states, U.S. fluid power distribution

 

In April of 2012 Innovative Fluid Power South was established to manage and represent suppliers to the Texas and Louisiana Territories.  The Houston based company currently boasts an experienced Inside and Outside Sales Team as well as a stocking location warehouse.

 

OCT Conference Booth 39134

Innovative Fluid power South will be exhibiting at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas on May 1-4, 2017 in Booth #9134

 

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.