Archive for June 2014

IFPE 2014 – Compact Linear Actuator

Read the transcript of the video below…

My name is Ben Hunger. I’m the vice president of IC-Fluid Power. We’re here at IFPE 2014 and IC-Fluid Power is celebrating 25 years this year. We’ve got a great booth and a lot of product [on display].

One of the features this year is this new compact linear actuator; a new German product with a built-in hydraulic power unit right on top of the cylinder that keeps things nice and compact.

All you have to do is run a power line and a data line and you can control the whole system. It is clean system since the air is removed out. Since there are no air compromises in the hydraulic oil, you don’t have to change the oil for long periods of time [up to 10 years].

There are options for built-in accumulators along with other customization. It can use a standard hydraulic cylinder or a custom-designed cylinder from any manufacturer.

One of the applications where this is used is strip mining where it’s difficult to run hydraulic lines all over the place. It’s much easier [safer and more economical] to run some electrical and data lines.

This new compact linear actuator is really good in rugged applications where you don’t need a lot frequency, things sit for a long time or distances [between the power unit and actuator] are really long.

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IC-Fluid Power Names Sales Director

Michael Ondrus

Michael Ondrus to lead North American sales team

IC-Fluid Power is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Ondrus to the position of Sales Director.

 Mr. Ondrus will be responsible for business development strategy and implementation for achieving sales and strategic goals. He will also manage the sales team, customer service and operations, as well as build and manage key customer and vendor relationships

 “I see significant potential with IC-Fluid Power, from their commitment to being North America’s premier sourcing partner of high quality, and in many cases, unique hydraulic components from around the globe, to their ongoing initiatives to provide the best possible customer experience,” commented Mr. Ondrus. “I look forward to working with the team going forward.”

 Mr. Ondrus has an MBA and has more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, strategic planning and raw materials manufacturing, fabrication and heavy equipment. In each position, he has shown strong, positive growth and leadership skills.

 “Michael brings both the depth and breadth of experience to lead our multi-faceted sales operation,” said IC-Fluid Power Vice President Bernd Hunger. “We are excited about the skills and leadership Michael brings to the IC team,” he continued.

IC-Fluid Power Continues to Grow Sales Team

Jason Sutherland brings more than 10 years of experience to IC-Fluid Power


Jason Sutherland

IC-Fluid Power announced recently the hiring of Jason Sutherland as its newest Product Manager.

Working from IC-Fluid Power headquarters in Rossford, Ohio, Mr. Sutherland will have product and business development responsibility for rotary actuators, hydraulic cylinders, rotary unions, electric actuators and ratio clamps.

Mr. Sutherland brings several years of fluid power experience as a technical specialist for an international coupling manufacturer and most recently held the position of account rep for an industrial overhead crane dealer. Mr. Sutherland holds an Associate Degree, specializing in sales and marketing, from Davis College.

“The addition of Jason allows IC-Fluid Power to better meet strong market demand and continue to develop and bring to market our industry-leading fluid-power solutions,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power.

As Product Manager, Mr. Sutherland’s job responsibilities include: 

  • Strengthening manufacturer relationships
  • Business and product development
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Market analysis and trend identification

“I wanted to get back into fluid power and the IC-Fluid Power opportunity presented itself and I could not be happier to be here,” said Mr. Sutherland. “There are big things happening at IC-Fluid Power and I’m excited to be a part of it.”