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International Fluid Power Society Relaunches Fluid Power Electronic Controls Specialist Certification

By Business Wire News   


The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) with support from Eaton Corporation recently relaunched its much awaited Electronic Controls Specialist (ECS) certification. The ECS certification is designed to review and test understanding, specification, and application of the full breadth of electronics used in the fluid power industry from simple sensors and limits to HMIs, controllers, and networks. It includes a brief review of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles, as well as in-depth examples of the electronics for both mobile and industrial fluid power equipment.

“The IFPS strives to keep pace with changing fluid power and motion control technologies and the development of the ECS certification is a prime example,” said Rance Herren, CFPECS, CFPSD, CFPMT and IFPS president. “Many companies and individuals have spent countless hours researching and constructing this certification to reflect the technologies that dominate the advanced control of fluid power in a wide variety of applications throughout industry.”

Candidates may register for the ECS certification test by visiting This Certification requires successful completion of a three-hour written test. IFPS Members may download a complimentary study manual; non-members may purchase the manual.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

About the IFPS – Beginning with the first Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist Certification in 1980, the IFPS has become the recognized industry leader in fluid power and motion control certifications. Several different certifications are currently offered. These certifications cover diverse job descriptions within the industry including mechanic, technician, specialist, and engineer. The IFPS has nearly 10,000 active certifications throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. The Society’s services include membership, education, and certification. Visit for further information.

International Fluid Power Society
Adele Kayser, 856-424-8983 (ext. 112)
Communications Manager


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