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July 2012

Chapter News

The IFPS National Headquarters and Chapter 49 are pleased to host The Advantages of Chapter Membership Webinar scheduled for July 19th at 4 p.m. EST.


The webinar will include the benefits of:


  • Attending and participating in the local chapter meetings  
  • Networking with other industry professionals
  • Creating awareness of safe working practices
  • Becoming a more valuable employee through IFPS Certification  


The guest presenters from Chapter 49 are committee members Scott Gower and Gwyn O'Kane. The webinar will also include a segment from Richard Bullers the IFPS national co-coordinator and contact for the local Chapters.

This is a new and exciting venture combining the IFPS at both a national and local levels.


Note: An invitation to attend this webinar has already been emailed to the chapter members.  


Or click this link to REGISTER.  



Upcoming Events 


We have just received confirmation that JBT Aero Tech of Orlando has offered to host next meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 20th.


Full details of the meeting has yet to be decided, so check out next month's edition of the Florida 49er for the latest information.


Special thanks to JBT Aero Tech and the work of Ralph Mastroianni for helping making this possible.





One of the primary missions of the IFPS is to facilitate and promote the advancement of technology and professionalism of the fluid power & motion control industry through Awareness, Education and Certification.  


Job Performance for Mechanic & Technician 

The Chapter will be offering a further review course from October 18th-20th 2012 at the 4H Building, Orange County Extension Services, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812. Once again the course will be tutored and the exam proctored by Greg George.     

Please note that this JP test is the basis for six (6) certifications including MHM, IHM, PM, MHT, IHT and PT. Each of the required written exams can be conducted separately at any of the IFPS Certification Testing Locations advertised on the ifps.org website.


For further information on these classes and exams please contact Chapter 49 at florida49er@ifps.org


Connector & Conductor 

PIRTEK USA is pleased to host the Connector & Conductor Certification to the members of Chapter 49 & 50. In addition, PIRTEK USA's Training Manager & IFPS Proctor, Mike Metcalf will host a study session the day before the exam.



July 19th & 20th, 2012 Review & Exam

Oct. 24th & 25th, 2012 Review & Exam


501 Haverty Court, Rockledge, Fl 32955

For details and to sign up, please contact Mike Metcalf at 321.508.7496 or mmetcalf@pirtekusa.com     



Safety Tip


Avoid crossing your hose lines and never clamp parallel high and low pressure hydraulic hoses together. The differential change in hose length during pressure cycles will result in a seesaw action that will damage both hoses.  




Planned Meetings


Thursday, July 19th 

4:00 pm Webinar  


Thursday, September 20th

JBT Aero Tech of Orlando



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