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IC-Fluid Power Preps for 2015 Offshore Technology Conference

Offshore Technology ConferenceIC-Fluid Power, a privately-held specialty hydraulic sourcing firm, today announced their participation in the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference, May 4-7 in Houston, TX. Their booth number is 10138.

IC-Fluid Power will be showcasing the robust yet compact HyRav hydraulic rotary actuator for valve and industrial applications, as well as other innovative products.

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.

When asked about the importance of attending, Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power commented, “OTC gives us access to executives, operators, engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from the oil and gas industry and provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and make valuable new professional contacts from around the world.”

Based in Northwood, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is the North American sourcing, sales and marketing hub for numerous German and European hydraulic manufacturers. For 25 years, IC-Fluid Power has combined in-house technical expertise with long-standing relationships to deliver off-the-shelf and custom hydraulic systems and components to customers throughout North America. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluidpower.com.

IC-Fluid Power Breaks Ground on New Building

IC-Fluid Power Groundbreaking

(L-R) Klaus Hunger, Armin Hunger, Catherine Hunger, Ben Hunger

IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts firm, held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, November 22 for a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility located in Northwood, Ohio. The new 14,080 square foot facility is expected to be completed spring 2014.

 IC-Fluid Power has outgrown its current space in Rossford, Ohio and is expanding its partnership with one of its suppliers Universal Hydraulik to manufacture heat exchangers at the new facility specifically for the North American market. The new building features open-plan office and warehouse to allow easy reconfiguration and expansion as well as creating a welcoming, clean and comfortable space for employees.

Design was completed by Duket Architects Planners and Rudolph/Libbe Inc., a Walbridge-based general contractor, is the construction company responsible for building.

Attendees of the groundbreaking included IC-Fluid Power President, Armin Hunger and Vice President, Bernd Hunger, Mike Duket and Jeff Brummel of Duket Architects Planners, as well as Dick Kelsey, Troy Fritch and Carla Klatt from Rudolph Libbe. Markus Rasmus from 5/3 Bank, Charles Bloom Manore Bloom & Csomos, City of Northwood Administrator, Bob Anderson and Northwood Chief of Police Thomas Cairl, were also in attendance.

“We are excited for this next step in the growth of IC-Fluid Power,” commented Armin Hunger, president of IC-Fluid Power. “We continually adjust our supplier base to provide world-class hydraulic products and engineering to the North American market. The completion of this building next spring also coincides with IC-Fluid Power celebrating 25 years in business.”

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair for European-engineered product lines to clients throughout North America. Since 1989, IC-Fluid Power has successfully provided engineering solutions and peace of mind. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluid.com.

IC Fluid Power Now Offers ZEC Thermoplastic Hoses

ZEC Thermoplastic HosesRossford, Ohio (December 31, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power, a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced they now offer ZEC® flexible, thermoplastic hoses. Since 1961, ZEC has been synonymous with high-quality flexible thermoplastic hoses for the hydraulics, pneumatics, lubricants, solvents, paints, chemicals and gas sectors.

“ZEC manufacturers an impressive breadth of both standard and special linear, single, multiple and spiral thermoplastic hoses,” commented Bernd Hunger, Vice President, IC-Fluid Power. “We are most pleased with ZEC’s compliance with the major international specifications, such as SAE, EN and ISO. This allows us to offer the highest possible guarantees of quality and reliability,” he continued.

ZEC hose benefits include:

 • Reduced weight and size

• Excellent resistance to fatigue stress, alternating flexing and vibrations

• Minimum head-loss

• Long lifespan due to anti-aging qualities of the techno polymers used

IC-Fluid Power Adds Universal Hydraulik to Supplier Network

Universal HydraulikRossford, Ohio (December 21, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced a new supplier relationship with Universal Hydraulik, Neu-Anspach, Germany. The new partnership grants IC-Fluid Power exclusive North American distribution rights to Universal Hydraulik’s full line of heat exchangers.

“We could not be happier about our new supplier relationship with Universal Hydraulik,” said Bernd Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “We were immediately impressed with their level of service and quality,” he continued. “Universal Hydraulik heat exchangers are available as catalog products or can be customized to meet specific criteria.”

For more than 25 years, Universal Hydraulik has been designing hydraulic systems, cooling systems and heat exchangers that are used all over the world. Known for customized heat exchanger solutions, Universal Hydraulic has been continuously certified to DIN ISO 9001 since 1997 and holds certificates for Germanischer Lloyd and others.

IC Fluid Power Now Offers Eckart HyRAV Series Hydraulic Valve Actuators

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

HyRAV Series Valve Actuator

HyRAV Valve Actuator

Rossford, Ohio (December 9, 2012) – IC-Fluid Power a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics and replacement spare parts to clients throughout North America, announced they now offer the HyRAV® Series hydraulic valve actuators by Eckart®.

“We are excited to add the HyRAV Series of hydraulic valve actuators from Eckart to our offerings,” commented Bernd “Ben” Hunger, Vice President of IC-Fluid Power. “Eckart is an innovative and dynamic, German-based, mechanical engineering company and we are proud to be their North American distributor and look forward to offering this product to the competitive valve actuation field due to the many benefits of using an Eckart hydraulic actuator,” he continued. 

Eckart HyRAV valve actuators comprise a full series of double-acting actuators and can be applied in conditions with high vibrations and severe environmental locations. The HyRAV Series provides a powerful, safe solution and is easily adapted to all types of valves.

Advantages of the HyRAV Series of hydraulic valve actuators include:

  • 12 drive sizes with torques up to 250.000 Nm at 210 bar
  • Small dimensions, slim and compact style
  • Smallest footprint to torque ratio
  • By concentric design are no radial forces transmitted to the valve
  • Optimum cushioning protects the valve and actuator
  • Easy installation and adjustment to each valve
  • Maintenance free, no lubrication required
  • Suitable for on/off, control and failsafe operation
  • High repeat accurancy and very simple control of the flow rates
  • Extremely trip possible (eg. 90° in 0,2 sec.)
  • Robust against extreme environmental conditions
  • Durable against vibrations

About IC-Fluid Power

Based in Rossford, Ohio, IC-Fluid Power is a privately-held firm providing custom hydraulics, replacement parts, technical expertise and repair for European-engineered product lines to clients throughout North America. Since 1989, IC-Fluid Power has successfully provided engineering solutions and peace of mind. For more information on IC-Fluid Power, call 877-ICFLUID or visit www.icfluidpower.com.