Please welcome Adam Vogts to the IFP Group of Companies! Adam has joined the IFP West group in Outside Sales.
Mobile systems have come a long way in the past few years. Customers and operators are demanding better control, situational awareness and information, self-diagnostics, automation, fleet management and safer, more reliable machines. To accomplish these goals, reduce assembly labor and cost, mobile equipment builders are turning to mobile controllers a d bus-based systems. These systems can be complex and confusing.
EHA as a team of Engineers with experience in controls, hydraulics, bus systems, programming, system design, testing, field service and safety to work with you to make your project a success. With over 2 decades of experience are cross-functional teams work closely with our customers to:
- Design complete sub-systems and develop written specifications.
- Select components
- Help manage project details and develop software and wiring documentation for our customer's machinery.
For an overview of our various component options visit our brochure: Controlling how the world moves.
Popular components include:
- Radio Remotes
- Cameras/Fleet Tracking
- Cables & Misc.
As little or as much ad you need
Need complete system or just components?
Tired of proprietary or limited systems?
Need help with hydraulic or system design?
Concerned about safety requirements?
PVS offers a wide range of pressure, vacuum, temperature and differential switches manufactured in the USA. Each product is designed for applications in the Industrial and Mobile Hydraulic field as well as Pneumatic, Water, Process, Refrigerant, Air Conditioning, Beverage and other associated industries.
These USA designed and manufactured products are complimented by a competitive range of Temperature and Pressure Transducers. PVS Sensors Inc. offers a complete custom design and manufacturing service providing custom switch products to meet specific customer needs. From a simple modification to designing a custom sensor, PVS Sensors engineering and sales staff have the answer for your pressure switch needs.
PVS offers a new "slow make/break" pressure switch:
These switches are great for Mobile Markets
- Low Pressure Series: (download Data Sheet)
- High Pressure Series: (download Data Sheet)
PVS also offers the new BMA hand adjustable series
- The BMA "hand adjustable series" replaces the Nason CD switch: (download Data Sheet)
- This is a popular switch used in the compactor/baler markets.
(2) New temperature switches from PVS
- A field-adjustable, fluid expansion-filled temperature switch (similar to Nason TM and HT): (download Data Sheet)
- The MTB bimet -temperature switch (similar to Nason TT and TD) (download Data Sheet)
Benefits to Choosing PVS.
- Compact Design
- Slow Make Break Pressure Switch Design Specifically for Mobile Market
- Competitive Price
- High Quality
- Great Customer Service and Lead Times (5-7 Days)
- NO EXPEDITE CHARGES
- NO Min order Quantities
- Private Engrave Part Number, etc at NO additional charge
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.
- To cost-effectively refurbish several pieces of similar equipment
- Keep components similar and interchangeable
- Decrease spare parts inventory
- Improve machine automation architecture
- Install equipment and verify with test pieces
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
The existing hydraulic system was loud and inaccurate requiring the use of multiple directional control valves, flow controls, and manually adjusted limits for positioning. In addition:
- The set-up procedure was labor intensive
- Had lots of part variance
- Created wasteful man-hour costs
- Was full of system shock and leaked
The old system was eliminated and simplified with one proportional valve for motion control, a pressure transducer for tonnage control, and a linear transducer for position control. The new, simplified combination has increased speed, accuracy, force, position control, and is quieter. Additional cooling and filtering were added for heat and contamination control for less down time.
The old system was associated with operational safety hazards. Improvements included:
- Guarding & light curtains
- Safety switches
- Safety controllers
- Hydraulic lock valves (to reduce the possibility of an unsafe condition during operation.
The guarding was installed to provide safety for operator and non-operators by incorporating physical barriers around the press using doors for accessibility with locking safety switches. An area scanner was added to simplify accessibility during production for the operator eliminating opening and closing safety guarding creating operator fatigue. The cycle start was done with a no-touch, two hand no tie down optical switches to help contribution to safety and help eliminate operator fatigue.
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.
Solenoid Directional Controls
Mechanical Directional Controls
Mechanical Flow Controls
Mechanical Pressure Controls
Single P.O. Check Valves
Double P.O. Check Valves
Electronic Control Units
Joysticks & Grips
TULSA, OK – September 15, 2017 – Enovation Controls, a subsidiary of Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ: SNHY), has announced a forthcoming merger with High
Country Tek (HCT), also a subsidiary of Sun Hydraulics Corporation. The merger is scheduled to take place on December 31, 2017. On that date, all High Country Tek business will be transacted through Enovation Controls with Operations based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Engineering Services from San Antonio, Texas. Until that date, HCT will continue to operate from their facility in Nevada City, California, with the same contact information.
“This merger will leverage the power of our combined manufacturing and engineering resources which will greatly benefit customers in our shared market space,” said Wolfgang Dangel, Sun's President and CEO. “The combined company will also complement Sun Hydraulics business direction for systems integration, now with the full force of Enovation Controls' larger infrastructure and product development capabilities, while providing technologically advanced, reliable and robust system solution building blocks on the market.”
Sun Hydraulics is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds and integrated package solutions for worldwide industrial and mobile markets. For more information about Sun, please visit their website at www.sunhydraulics.com.
About Enovation Controls
Enovation Controls is a leading global provider of electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions for both recreational and off-highway vehicles, as well as stationary and power generation equipment. For more information about Enovation Controls, please visit their website at www.enovationcontrols.com.
A big thank you today to all the IFP veterans! Please correct if I’ve missed anyone. We appreciate your service!
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.
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!!
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.
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:
Iowa Fluid Power and Innovative Fluid Power West are excited to introduce two totally new Sun Hydraulics products lines in November of 2017. First, there's FleX! These new Sun electro-hydraulic valves include two-way direct-acting a d pilot-operated directional poppet valves and two-way electro-proportional valves - a total of 16 valves in the first phase. Coil options for these valves include low- and high - power standard coils and explosion-proof coils. For better, long-lasting wear the Sun FleX products come with zinc-nickel coating as standard.
In addition, Sun is launching a totally new line of expandable mobile drivers, starting with the XMD -01 and - 02. These are the smallest, most capable single - and dual - copil drivers in the industry abd can be configured from your smartphone.
IFP/EHA will be participating in “Corridor goes Casual for Kids” on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.
|What does "Corridor Goes Casual For Kids" mean?|
It's a way to wear jeans or other casual clothing to work and support kids without writing a big check. The whole Cedar Rapids - Iowa City Corridor has designated THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st as the day we Go Casual For Kids! It is an extremely easy way for companies, government entities and all other organizations to help our dedicated local groups that address the many needs of children (and have some fun at the same time!). Read on to see how simple, yet powerful, it is.