Lynch is committed to helping educate youth about the world of work. Research suggests that today’s students will have multiple careers over the span of their working years. To be successful, they will need to master both new technologies and complex social and organizational systems.
Learning in school becomes more effective and relevant if students can see where their education might lead them in the future. Spending a ‘day in the life’ of a profession or workplace is a fun and fascinating way to explore the world of work, think about career options, and make informed educational decisions.
Each year, Grade 9 students across Canada spend a day job shadowing in the workplace of a parent, relative, or friend. Highlights of this year’s Take Our Kids to Work Day held at Lynch Headquarters included team activities, engineering software training, employee presentations, a tour of our automated facility and a meet and greet with our President.
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.
Lynch Fluid Controls was named a finalist for the Clean Technology Award at the 2014 Ontario Export Awards. These are the province’s most prestigious accolades, paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of Ontario export companies. Extending across industries and including both rural and urban representation, Ontario Export Awards are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy.
We are proud to announce that our president Ernie Lynch was one of four Finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur OfThe Year 2013 under the Cleantech and Manufacturing category in Ontario. 2013 marked the award’s 20th anniversary of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs. Ernie Lynch is known as an entrepreneur driven by perfection and can be considered a futuristic visionary in terms of global trends “To continue our growth, we are focusing a large portion of our efforts on our international distributors and partners.” says Ernie. Ernie has been investing new resources and technology to strengthen the company’s state-of-the-art facility. He takes great pride in his employees, stating; “Our employees are a key part of everything that we do and achieve. We hire people with energy, flexibility, adaptability and staff who are not afraid to change.” Ernie also points out that, “The Lynch team knows that we are on the path from good to great and I feel that it is energising for them to belong to a winning team.”
“Our Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists are helping lay the foundation for a better working world”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award is presented to risk takers who set high standards and demonstrate a desire to be successful through overcoming obstacles. “Our Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists are helping lay the foundation for a better working world,” says Colleen McMorrow, National Entrepreneur Of The Year program director. “In North America, their contributions go well beyond the bottom line — they’re job creators.”
The Canadian Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Edward Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, British Columbia and Brad Butt, the local Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mississauga-Streetsville riding, visited Lynch Headquarters.
“(Lynch is) one of those companies that we, as a government, are so proud of”
Following a meeting with President Ernie Lynch, the company’s CEO/president, the Minister of International Trade was impressed with Lynch’s ability to export its products to over 50 countries. “(Lynch is) one of those companies that we, as a government, are so proud of,” he said, adding that most small to medium-sized enterprises are reluctant to make the leap to international trade. “Canadians are a cautious lot. For us to venture into something new, we need a bit of a nudge.”
Fast said that the government can help Canadian companies trade with international markets by putting in place policy framework agreements, which overcome barriers such as tariffs and red tape. “We want to make sure that when Canadian companies invest all over the world, those investments are secure,” he said. Along with the Minister, Lynch Fluid Controls was host to numerous media representatives including The Canadian Business Journal, South Asian Weekly, Polish, Italian media, as well as Mississauga News.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award is presented to risk takers who set high standards and demonstrate a desire to be successful through overcoming obstacles. We are proud to announce that our president Ernie Lynch was one of four Finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 under the Cleantech and Manufacturing category in Ontario. 2013 marked the award’s 20th anniversary of honouring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs.
As written by the Mississauga Business Times – April 2012
Mississauga’s Lynch Fluid Controls Inc. has, for a quarter-century, been a North American leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of hydraulic motion control manifolds, and integrated hydraulic systems.
From its cutting-edge, 40,000-square-foot facility at 1799 Argentia Rd., Lynch supplies motion control to industries such as: automotive, aerospace, material handling, mining, logging, industrial, mobile equipment, plastics, medical, and even entertainment – from hit productions like Miss Saigon, the Phantom of the Opera, Cirque de Soleil, to movies like Terminator 2 and Universal Studios’ productions.
This kaleidoscope of business interests comes to a head in April when Lynch celebrates 25 years serving its growing list of customers.
“We sell into 48 countries, and have a goal of one hundred by 2020,” says president and CEO Ernie Lynch.
At present, exports account for approximately 30 per cent of the firm’s total sales, and Lynch is eager to up that to 80 percent by 2020.ISO 9001 and AS9100B certified, the Lynch Group of Companies is divided into Lynch Fluid Controls Inc. (manufacturing and distributing for mobile and industrial markets), and Lynch Dynamics Inc. (design and manufacturing for the aerospace and medical industries).
Lynch’s exclusive distribution arrangement with the Florida-based Sun Hydraulics – a leading designer and maker of high performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, and manifolds – has been the backbone of its manifold manufacturing division. They’ve been able to take valve integration to a new level and are now suppliers to many well-recognized fluid power establishments and OEM’s.
“We’re the master integrator/distributor for Sun Hydraulics Corp,” explains Lynch.
“That’s a huge help, having that relationship with a publicly traded company on NASDAQ. “We’re also a certified manufacturing partner with Sun Hydraulics.”
Lynch provides complete and fully functional manifolds ready for the customer’s application – both from its standard product line, or customised to specifications.
Lynch’s support of the customer includes conceptualization, engineering, component selection, 3D modeling/design, machining, assembly, documentation and validation. They have a marketing department and re-seller location system in-house. Continue reading “Best in Business: Celebrating 25 Years!”