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April Hydraulic and Pneumatic Industry Trends Update

As 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: Pneumatic, Mobile and […]

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CCEFP Steering Committee Continues to Chart Course for Government Funding of Fluid Power Research

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO With the National Science Foundation funding for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) coming to a close this year, NFPA and CCEFP have been working in active partnership to identify and pursue new sources of government funding for this important technology and workforce development program. One […]

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NFPA Announces Call for Proposals on Fluid Power Curriculum Development

Curriculum GrantsThe National Fluid Power Association’s Education and Technology Foundation has announced funding availability for fluid power course modules and curriculum development for university level students.  Faculty from U.S. colleges and universities with undergraduate mechanical engineering programs are invited to apply for the NFPA Fluid Power Curriculum Grants Program. The program objective is to create awareness and […]

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NFPA Staff Visits Fluidyne in Fraser, Michigan

Another stop while in Michigan for the 2016 Detroit Regional Meeting was a visit to Fluidyne Fluid Power in Fraser, MI, an NFPA member since 1997.  Fluidyne remanufactures and distributes hydraulic open loop pumps, motors and valves to channels serving fluid power OEM’s and other users.  The company supports a wide network of distributors and […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Product Supplier Member: Salem Steel, NA LLC

NFPA membership connectionsSalem Steel is a supplier of CDS and DOM tubing.  Products are used in a wide variety of demanding applications and industries, from aircraft and automotive, to medical uses, to oil and natural gas.  In addition, Salem offers value-added services for the fluid power industry such as honing, skiving and burnishing, centerless grinding and cutting to […]

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Member News: PULSCO Moves, MW Industries Announces Acquisition, Texas Hydraulics Acquired

NFPA 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 updates come from PULSCO, MW Industries, Inc., and Texas Hydraulics. PULSCO officially relocated its corporate headquarters last month. The company offices moved to the Carnegie Business Park in Santa Ana, California from […]

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New Air Services Reduce the Operational Costs of Pneumatic Systems

FESTO1This next blog series, contributed by Festo Corporation, focuses on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. According to Festo, “This is the goal of every manufacturer, but in order to optimize usage, machine builders and manufacturers alike need accurate information on the […]

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference

2016 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference August 15-17, 2016 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike—all are invited to attend. Focusing on the opportunities and threats associated with the economy, as they relate specifically […]

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NFPA Members Encouraged to Attend CCEFP Industry University Engagement Summit for Fluid Power Research

The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the Industry University Engagement Summit at Iowa State University, June 6 – 8, 2016 to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. The Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) of the CCEFP is part of the industry oversight structure […]

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NFPA 2016 Detroit Regional Meeting Mixes Networking, Education & 6th Graders

On March 30, Macomb Community College in Warren, MI, was the place to be for fluid power. Starting off the day, 170 sixth grade students arrived to compete in the Master Pneumatic-sponsored 2016 Fluid Power Challenge. As these 42 teams worked to complete their fluid power mechanism, NFPA members were on-hand to applaud their enthusiasm. […]

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