Exporter Insights 2018 is a national report by CanadianManufacturing.com focused on industrial businesses that export their products and services overseas. This year’s report included a number of top Canadian exporters including Ernie Lynch. His contribution can be viewed on pages 12-14 of the report. Below is a short excerpt.
Meanwhile, what works for one exporting business, might not work for another. Lynch Fluid Controls, for instance, recently set up a new facility in the U.S. to handle shipments from its Canadian manufacturing plant, mainly because it didn’t want to rely on a third-party logistics provider, better known as a 3PL. “We wanted to have our own people handling our own goods without any interference from the states happening,” Ernie Lynch said. “We’re very tight on quality control so if our own people are trained the way we want them to be trained then there’s a higher probability of success in doing it that way.” While the hydraulic equipment manufacturer has been shipping product to the U.S. for years, the company decided it was time to establish a bricks and mortar presence south of the border, partly as a result of the changing political climate.
Invest Buffalo Niagara worked with Lynch to set up cross border meetings so that they could get information on incorporation, tax and accounting, banking, immigration, and human resource compliance in the U.S. Research concerning workforce, and colleges and universities was given to help the business case.
“Owning A business is like making a painting that never dries” – Ernie Lynch
Invest Buffalo Niagara also coordinated the site selection process and helped find their ideal site. In their first phase, they have set up a warehousing and distribution space. In each of their first 10 months, LynchUSA has hit targets set, reaching 210% of their goal in June. Their current location in Niagara County has space for eventual expansion into manufacturing.
Sun Hydraulics has launched its new Sun FLeX™ family of competitively priced, high-performance electro-hydraulic products. These 16 completely new solenoid-operated cartridge valves and three new coils are the first products in the FLeX Series Solenoid Valves for both the mobile and industrial hydraulics markets.
Such an exciting new product line! The interchangeability of the FleX line makes it very versatile & cost effective.
Designed to outperform comparable valves in the market, FLeX Series solenoid valves deliver what you’re looking for in a range of solenoid valves:
Consistently better pressure drop in a virtually leak-proof poppet-style valve
Designed and tested to exceed 10-million-cycle operations
Zinc-nickel plating standard (1000-hour salt fog) on valve and coil
Coil options that include interchangeable low-power, high-power and hazardous location (explosion-proof) versions for expanded configuration flexibility.
Valve and coil package that delivers a perfect market-priced solution.
The FLeX Series valves use Sun’s unique floating-style design, adding an extra layer of security in those harsh applications where torque and force can become excessive. FLeX Series products are available for order now from Lynch and begin shipping in January, 2018.
The Canadian Manufacturing and Technology Show (CMTS) is Canada’s largest display of manufacturing equipment and technology attended by over 8,000 professionals.
For more than 30 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. Lynch Fluid Controls is looking forward to seeing you there!
September 25 – 28, 2017
The International Centre, Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario
Booth 1025, Hall 1
Lynch is proud to support #TheLearningPartnership: a nationally recognized organization. It is critical to provide young people with career exploration experiences, so that they are able to discover their professional interests and identify the skills they will require to be successful after school. The students of Glen Forest Secondary School were awarded a fabulous opportunity to learn about the art of engineering, hydraulics and fluid motion, the careers available to them in those sectors and their remarkable applications.
Lynch Fluid Controls attended the 2016 Fluid Power Conference held at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). During the annual event we had the opportunity to speak with a Fluid Power World representative about Lynch’s newest electronic devices. The Lynch Potted Driver (LEPBX – single model and LEPTX – dual model), ME 7073 (HandPro), and the yet to be released LE PSX Slim housing are all highlighted in the interview.
Best of luck to all Lynch partners who are exhibiting at Hannover 2017. Unfortunately, Lynch will not be in attendance this year as we set a laser focus on strengthening relationships within North America. We greatly look forward to seeing all our international partners at Hannover 2019. All the best for a great show and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!
In some ways, hydraulics is an ignored technology. The research dollars going into fluid power is miniscule compared to electronics, and although it’s partly because hydraulics is a mature industry, I don’t foresee this changing any time soon. Regardless, the benefits of hydraulics are high, so it will always have a place in our world, and I feel strongly enough about this to share my list of 7 reasons hydraulics will still be around in 2116.
1. Hydraulics have the highest power density of any mechanical transmission system in existence. This means the most force and power can be created from the smallest possible actuator. A medium-duty hydraulic cylinder with a 2-in. diameter piston will operate in the range of 1500 psi. A 2-in. diameter piston has an effective area of 3.14 in.², and every one of those 1500 pounds per square inch will work upon every one of those 3.14 square inches on the piston. Quick math results in that little 2-in. cylinder being able to push more than 4700 pounds of force, which could lift your 7-series BMW without breaking a sweat.
To be honest, 1500 psi is not a lot of pressure. Most off-highway machinery runs over 4000 psi, such as in excavators or loaders. This same 2-in. bore cylinder could now lift over 12,500 lbs, which is enough to elevate a John Deere 50D excavator itself. If you think that’s awesome, consider the cylinders used in the compact hydraulic tools industry, where they drop “pounds” altogether and start talking in “tons.” A single, 2-in. bore cylinder operating at 10,000 psi can create force to the tune of 15 tons; that’s 15 tons from something the diameter of a lemon.