IFP offers complete fluid power solutions for industry. Our trained hydraulic engineering experts work with our customers to offer the best-engineered solutions for your application.

IFP Automation leverages Parker’s hydraulic innovation and reliability to help to solve your greatest engineering challenges.

Parker can be found on and around everything that moves. IFP Automation utilizes Parker’s highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gasses for a wide variety of global markets. (1.5 minute video)

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Accumulators & Coolers

Piston, Bladder & Diaphragm Accumulators

IFP offers a wide range of products designed to reduce shock and vibration in fluid handling systems.

Air Oil Coolers

Our range includes AC, DC, Hydraulic, and Engine Driven Fans for Industrial and Mobile Applications. Our bar and plate construction is more efficient, compact, and durable than traditional tube and fin offerings.

Actuators & Cylinders

Industrial Hydraulic Cylinders

Parker’s Industrial Cylinder Division manufactures the largest and most complete selection of cylinders and actuators in the world. Compact, Custom, Electrohydraulic, Electromechanical, ISO, Mill Duty, Roundline, Stainless Steel, Tie Rod, Rotary Actuators and Cylinder Accessories.

ETH Series Electromechanical Actuators

The Parker ETH Series is the next generation version of the well-known, widely used ET Series. The ETH design offers unrivaled power density due to larger screw and bearing designs in smaller packages. The result is a product that offers increased force output from a given frame size or increased product life at the same force output.

Available in three profile sizes with both in-line and parallel motor configurations. ETH cylinders provide stroke lengths up to 1600 mm and speeds to 1.7 m/sec.

XFC Extreme Force Electromechanical Actuators

The XFC provides machinery builders a high force electro-mechanical solution offering long life, minimal maintenance, and low operating costs while still maintaining structural rigidity.

Available in six frame sizes (75mm-190mm), continuous thrust to 178 kN (40,000 pounds), strokes from 50mm to 2000mm and speeds up to 40 inches per second.

Linear Position Sensors

The Gemco line of Linear Displacement Transducers use advanced field proven Magnetostrictive technology to solve complex linear positioning applications. Engineered to perform and built to last, the Gemco linear displacement products and their complementary components will meet and exceed your process and positioning needs.

IntellinderAbsolute Position

The evolution of position sensing technology has taken a smart step forward with the Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor design. By integrating a highly engineered sensor into the hydraulic cylinder, this Parker design eliminates the time and cost associated with gun drilling, as well as unprotected external sensors with complex linkages. Cylinder feedback installation is virtually plug-and-play.

Standard & Custom Hydraulic Systems

Custom Systems

Our power unit facility, located in our Ft Wayne Indiana headquarters, can design, build and test standard or custom hydraulic power units for a variety of applications. In addition we also design and build other custom products such as test stands and can provide and integrate a full controls package with our hydraulic units.

Variable Speed Drives

IFP Engineers can help you improve efficiency in hydraulic systems with electronic control technologies. In many industrial processes involving a hydraulic pump, an unregulated motor running at maximum speed is probably wasting energy.

Reducing the motor speed during low flow demand or parts of the cycle requiring pressure to be held can achieve significant energy savings. By using variable speed drive technology, instant savings can be realized. By automatically adapting the pump’s speed to match changes in demand, variable speed drives are the perfect addition to many hydraulic systems.

Integrated Circuits & Custom Manifold Systems

IFP engineers are trained to provide application assistance as well as circuit & custom manifold design. Our Ft Wayne facility is also fully equipped to build and test complete integrated circuits and IFP custom manifold products.

Parker Standard Hydraulic Power Units

Parker Hydraulic Power Units are ideal for many industrial applications and are available in a large variety of pressure and flow ranges, reservoir capacities, materials and fluid compatibility. Space saving vertical style units are available with gear pumps and are designed for quiet and leak-free operation. Standard Parker filtration on each unit will help ensure a long service life.

Hydraulic Valves

Industrial Hydraulic Valves

Directional Control, Pressure Control, Sandwich, Subplates & Manifolds, Accessories

Electrohydraulic Valves

Proportional Directional & Pressure Control Valves Servovalves, Accessories

Cartridge Valves

Directional Control Valves, Logic Elements & Flow Controls, Pressure Controls, Proportional, Load Holding, Check, Shuttle & Solenoid Operated Hydraulic Cartridge Valves & Valve Bodies.

Integrated Circuits & Custom Manifold Systems

IFP engineers are trained to provide application assistance as well as circuit & custom manifold design. Our Ft Wayne facility is also fully equipped to build and test complete integrated circuits and IFP custom manifold products.

Colorflow & Ball Valves

Industrial Flow, Needle and Check Valves

Pumps & Motors

Piston pumps

PD Series:     Variable displacement, axial piston pumps for open-circuit applications. Medium pressure, continuous operation at pressures up to 4060 PSI (280 BAR). Compact, quiet and efficient control.

PVplus Series:     PVplus piston pumps are ideal for heavy-duty industrial applications with operating pressure up to
 5000 PSI (350 BAR). These pumps respond quickly to system demands and, with the use of “ripple chamber” technology, are some of the quietest piston pumps available.

PAVC Series:     PAVC piston pumps are ideal for many industrial applications with operating pressure up to 3000 psi. These compact pumps feature convenient cartridge style controls and carry a full pressure rating on most water glycol fluids.

Variable Speed Drives:

IFP Engineers can help you improve efficiency in hydraulic systems with electronic control technologies. In many industrial processes involving a hydraulic pump, an unregulated motor running at maximum speed is probably wasting energy.

Reducing the motor speed during low flow demand or parts of the cycle requiring pressure to be held can achieve significant energy savings. By using variable speed drive technology, instant savings can be realized. By automatically adapting the pump’s speed to match changes in demand, variable speed drives are the perfect addition to many hydraulic systems.

Example of energy saving

Tests run on a hydraulic press system clearly show that substantial savings on energy are possible using our variable speed drive to reduce motor speed during parts of the machine cycle with low flow demand. Plus, by over-speeding a pump at times of low pressure demand, a second pump could be eliminated. The result in this case was an average power need of just 34 HP (25kW) compared to 50 HP (38kW) using an unregulated pump, over the entire press cycle.

An energy savings example using a variable speed drive in a hydraulic system designed by IFP Automation (click image to expand).

Hydraulic Pumps & Motors for Industrial Applications

Gear, Vane and Piston Pumps & Motors. Low speed high torque motors.

Electric Motors for Industrial Applications

IFP offers a large selection of electric motors from major manufacturers to support our product and system offerings.

Hydraulic Filters

Hydraulic Filtration 

High, medium & low pressure hydraulic filters. Fluid condition monitoring systems, portable filtration and off-line filtration systems.