IFPS Upgrades Electronic Controls Specialist Certification IFPS, Cross-Industry Advisory Committee Upgrades Electronic Controls Specialist Certification to Verify Competency Skills Associated with the Successful Application of Electronic Controls

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ -- The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS): www.ifps.org the only organization to provide comprehensive technical certifications for professionals in the fluid power and motion control industry, has recently upgraded its 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.

With support from the fluid power community, many companies and individuals spent countless hours researching, constructing, and financing the certification to reflect this technology. The development process included a rigorous psychometric evaluation and beta testing.

"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."

The newly revised accompanying study manual not only helps certification test preparation, it is also a stand-alone reference guide. It contains vital and practical information on best practices for anyone responsible for designing, analyzing, or selecting components for the electronic control of fluid power systems.

A few things included in the manual are:

  • An overview of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles
  • In-depth examples of electronics for mobile and industrial fluid power equipment
  • Summarization of applicable pneumatic and hydraulic principles

Candidates may register for the ECS certification test by visiting http://www.ifps.org/docs/certification/certifications_offered/fluid_power_specialist/default.aspx?utm_source=ifps%20certification&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=specialist%20certification . This Certification requires successful completion of a three-hour written test.

About the IFPS: Recognized as an industry leader in fluid power and motion control certifications, IFPS currently offers several different certifications. These certifications cover diverse job descriptions within the industry including mechanic, technician, specialist, system designer and engineer. IFPS has nearly 10,000 active certifications both domestically and internationally. The Society's services include membership, education, and certification.  For more information visit www.ifps.org or call 800-308-6005.

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SOURCE International Fluid Power Society

For further information: Adele Kayser, Communications Manager, International Fluid Power Society, 800-308-6005 (ext. 112), akayser@ifps.org, http://www.ifps.org

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