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A “Don’t Miss” Industry Networking Opportunity – the NFPA Golf Invitational

GolfGet ready for the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference with the best way to get those brain cells clicking—golf!  Recharge,  refresh, and renew your mental agility with the 2017 NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament.  This fun-filled, casual scramble tournament will be played at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, Illinois.  This year Chevy Chase […]

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Detroit Regional Meeting Around the Corner

Detroit Regional MeetingThe 2017 NFPA Detroit Regional Meeting is just a few weeks away! Scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, at the Somerset Inn in Troy, Michigan, this year’s meeting will be held over breakfast, allowing you to make the most of your day. In addition to the usual casual networking and knowledge sharing among fluid power colleagues, […]

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NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Brings Students & Industry Together

2017 Fluid Power Vehicle ChallengeTeams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. NFPA member, Danfoss, hosted the event at their headquarters building and test track. Seven university teams competed, including Cal Poly […]

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Parker Hannifin Sponsors Fluid Power Action Challenge Event in Ohio

Parker Hannifin 2017 Fluid Power Action ChallengeIn March, Parker Hannifin Corporation sponsored and provided judges for a Fluid Power Action Challenge in Ohio. Twenty-three students from Chagrin Falls and Kenston Middle Schools participated in the event in which they designed and built their own pneumatic lifter and rotational device. According to a representative from Chagrin Falls Middle School, the event was very beneficial […]

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Project Provides Load-Handling Hydraulic Machines Oscillation Dampening with System Diagnostics

Control Prognostic Oscillation headerThe fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have continued to progress, and all ten of the newly funded projects were presented at the CCEFP Industry-University Summit in April 2017. The Control and Prognostic of Electrohydraulic Machines project was presented by Riccardo Bianchi, a PhD student at Purdue University. […]

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Researcher Profile: Nathan Hagstrom

Nathan HagstromWe’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One student benefiting from the funding is Nathan Hagstrom, a student at the University of Minnesota who is working on the Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Roth Hydraulics

NFPA membership connectionsBased in Syracuse, New York, Roth Hydraulics (formerly Bolenz & Schäfer) has been a leader in accumulation technology for more than 60 years. Serving as a full-range supplier and specialist for hydraulic accumulator technology, Roth Hydraulics’ product range includes hydraulic accumulators, ranging from diaphragm and bladder accumulators to piston accumulators, as well as storage facilities […]

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Member News: Sidener Engineering Acquired by Exotic Automation & Supply

NFPA Member Company NewsNFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from Sidener Engineering. Indiana-based Sidener Engineering was acquired by Michigan-based Exotic Automation & Supply in early April. Both companies are well-established fluid power suppliers. Sidener got its start […]

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Registration Open for the 2017 IEOC

IEOC2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 15 – 16, 2017 Golf and welcome reception August 14 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, Illinois The 2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts, and, as always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members […]

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New Industry Trends Update Available

industry trends, industry updateAs many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and Pneumatic […]

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