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Protecting our Customers and Employees

Protecting our Customers and Employees
Safety is a fundamental part of the success of our company. As we continue to monitor the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic, CFI is taking precautionary health and safety measures to protect our employees and customers. To ensure the well-being of all individuals, we are actively implementing the following:

  • Heightening the awareness of health and safety preventative measures
  • Responsibly practicing social distancing as most employees work remotely
  • Enhancing sanitation and Hygiene protocols throughout our facilities
  • Minimizing physical contact including shaking hands, passing or handing items back and forth, etc.
  • Temporarily restricting onsite meetings and customer-facing events and encouraging phone/email communications instead

Continuing to Serve You

As a service provider to customers who are considered an essential business to the industry, it is our responsibility to maintain regular operating hours to support you during this time. Although we may be unable to physically join you in the field, we are continuing to provide exceptional service and products as well as 24/7 on-call support to make sure your needs are taken care of during this time.

To make sure your operations remain successful during this time, your sales contact and our customer service teams are actively responding and available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with regard to your orders and support.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 AM – 5 PM M-F

24/7 On-Call Support: (800) 722-2630

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Improve Rig Up Safety and Performance

Rig Up


A few tons of equipment suspended during a rig up isn’t an ideal situation for worker safety or rig health.  This means more danger for people on the ground through the risk of falling objects.  In addition, prolonging the mast raise sequence places additional strain the mast’s structure and hydraulic lifting cylinders.  Simply put, the longer it takes to position a rig mast, the higher the chances of injury or rig damage.  Thus, a rig up is something you want done quickly, safely, and with as few people as possible.

Improving Rig Up Efficiency and Safety:

Consistent and synchronized cylinder control is a solution to help minimize potential risks during a rig up.  This integrates the telescoping cylinders’ internal positioning sensors with an human machine interface package.  The system optimizes cylinder scaling and performance by improving communication between the lifting cylinders, hydraulic power unit, and control interface.  This control package results in more consistent and synchronized control of the mast raise cylinders to <1″ variance between each cylinder.  This allows the rig up to be completed quickly by reducing cylinder positioning differentials that can stall the mast raise sequence.  The end result is enhanced worker safety and reduced risk of rig damage through an expedited mast raise sequence.

This system improves worker safety by minimizing the amount of people required to complete a rig up.  By synchronizing the lifting cylinders and providing a central point of control, the whole mast raising sequence can be controlled by one person.  In addition, the human machine interface and respective wireless remotes means that operators can control the overall sequence from a safe location should anything go wrong.

Finding Your Hydraulic Automatic Solution:

Providing such a system requires a unique combination of expertise in hydraulics and human machine interfaces to design an automated motion control solution.  Moreover, no two hydraulic control applications are the same and a solutions provider must work with a a customer to provide a solution tailored to a specific application.  Contact us to learn how CFI can help with your hydraulic automation and improve rig performance and safety.

Learn More About CFI’s Mast Raise Automation Solutions

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CFI Is Now A Distributor For Aventics


CFI is proud to announce that we are now a distributor of Aventics pneumatic, hydraulic, air, and cylinder products. We are excited to incorporate Aventics products into our custom designed hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The addition of Aventics products to our product line will certainly give CFI the ability to provide motion control solutions to a wide range of fluid power applications. In addition, the inclusion of Aventicsproducts to our product line will greatly benefit our customers by providing them with a wider range of quality products to choose from.

Aventics is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic components. With over 150 years of expertise in pneumatics, Aventics employs around 2,000 people worldwide. The Aventics Group has received multiple certifications, including ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 for quality, ISO 50001 for energy management, and ISO 14001 for environmental management.

Aventics is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic components, systems, and customer-specific applications. These pneumatic products and services are intended for industrial automation, additionally focusing on the sectors of commercial vehicles, food and beverage, railway technology, life sciences, energy, and marine technology. By integrating electronics, the use of innovative materials Aventics is a pioneer in intelligent and easy-to-use solutions.

If you would like more information on Aventic’s lines of motion control products, or if would like to incorporate these products into your systems, please contact CFI at (800) 722-2630.

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Source Automation Is Now CFI


We are excited to announce that Source Automation, Inc. located at 2009 N. Willow Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK is now Controlled Fluids, Inc. (CFI), effective August 22, 2016. You will continue to work with the same staff and receive the same fine service and products, plus much more.

Not only is a broader range of products and services now available to you, but CFI also brings a host of new capabilities to expand upon the great service you’ve received from Source Automation. CFI is an ISO 9001:2008 registered industrial fluid power and lubrication systems distributor offering quality products, systems design, engineering support, fabrication, component repair capabilities, and 24 hour service. Founded in 1984, CFI has years of experience servicing a variety of industries including oil & gas, power generation, metals, and forest products. To better serve our customers we now have 4 locations to service customers in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Over the years we have found that the following core values have been the keys to our success:

  • We are flexible
  • We are team players
  • We look out for the good of the company
  • We serve the customer above all else
  • We have a “can do” attitude
  • We take ownership

In the past you have relied upon Source Automation to assist you with your fluid power needs and we are confident that CFI will exceed your expectations with the combination of our team, expertise, and offerings. We pride ourselves on being passionate problem solvers for industrial motion control applications and we look forward to working with you and earning your business.

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CFI Introduces A New Logo


We are proud to announce the launch of a new company logo and brand name as part of the continuing evolution of our company’s image. Not only have we updated our logo, but we have adjusted our primary brand name from Controlled Fluid, Inc. to simply CFI.

Over the past three years, we have hit some exciting milestones. This year not only marks thirty two years of providing innovative fluid power solutions, but also recent expansions into Louisiana and Oklahoma, our footprint has expanded to include four offices in three states. We look forward to continuing achieving our goals as we move forward with our new brand.

With our recent successes and the goals we have for coming years, this is the perfect time to reevaluate our company’s brand and logo to ensure it is in line with who we are and where we are going. After reviewing multiple options, we chose a new logo that represents fluid in motion with a more modern and balanced look that captures the future direction. The spiral shape presents an abstract depiction of motion, whether it be a wind turbine, saw blade, drill bit, or whatever else we move through hydraulic power. We are proud to announce the launch of a new logo as part of the modernization of our company’s brand.

Although we have updated our look, our commitment to customer service and finding the motion control solutions that others have missed remains unchanged. CFI is determined to be your knowledge center for fluid power issues and we will continue to provide innovative solutions for your unique applications.

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CFI President Dixon Conn Featured on Texas Business Radio


Dixon Conn, President of Controlled Fluids in Beaumont, talks with Matt Register and Jay W. Curry,Hosts of “Texas Business Radio,” about his company’s decision to implement this system and the changes he has seen come from it.

Texas Business Radio is a business news and information talk show focused on the middle market and can be heard on KPRC AM 950 in Houston.

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CFI Receives ISO Certification


We are proud to announce that CFI. has recently received ISO 9001:2008 registration from World Certification Services for the design, fabrication, component repair and distribution of fluid conditioning systems. We received our ISO certificate #7874 on November 3, 2015 and it is valid until September 14, 2018.

ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization and an ISO 9001:2008 certificate indicates that a company demonstrates a consistent adherence to quality management protocols. To become recognized as ISO 9001:2008 certified, CFI underwent a thorough evaluation process that included quality systems development, a systems documentation review, pre-audit, and an assessment demonstrating full conformance to ISO standards. This standard ensures consistent application of our quality management protocols. The process culminated in a comprehensive registration audit by the ISO registrar in October during which all of our quality management systems underwent intense scrutiny.

This certification represents the culmination of years of hard work and a commitment to quality and consistency by CFI staff at all levels of our organization. We believe that our effort to become ISO 9001:2008 certified is a proactive one, as it anticipates the demands of future industry movements while embodying our commitment to ensure consistent products and service to our customers.

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CFI Is Now A Distributor Of Kawasaki Hydraulics


CFI is proud to announce that we are now a distributor of Kawasaki Hydraulic products. We are excited to incorporate Kawasaki hydraulic products into our custom designed hydraulic systems. The addition of Kawasaki hydraulic products to our product line will certainly give CFI the ability to provide hydraulic solutions to a wide range of fluid power applications. In addition to supplementing our hydraulic design and fabrication capabilities, the inclusion of Kawasaki products to our product line will greatly benefit our customers by providing them with a wider range of quality hydraulic pumps to choose from.

Kawasaki is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic systems and components. With more than 93 years of experience in the hydraulics industry, Kawasaki’s technological leadership and customer-centered philosophy have resulted in building long-term relationships with top companies around the world.

Kawasaki manufactures a wide variety of hydraulic products for mobile, industrial, marine, mining, and various other applications. Renowned products including K3V and K3VL axial piston pumps, PV48 and RCV remote control valves, M5X swing motors, and Staffa high-torque motors are examples of Kawasaki’s success in the hydraulics industry.

If you would like more information on Kawasaki’s line of pumps and other hydraulic products, or if would like to incorporate these products into your systems, please contact Controlled Fluids at (800) 722-2630.