The 2016 NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will feature two experts from the industry with experience and solid information regarding important challenges that fluid power users may encounter. “The Value of Leak Testing in Preventing Hydraulic Fluid Leaks” will be presented by Thomas Braun of Fastest, […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO In our attempt to raise the profile of the fluid power industry in the general public and public policy arena, NFPA has begun publishing an Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, which broadly describes the size and economic impact of the industry and also explores the energy […]
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The full report – Hydraulic Components and IoT in Mobile Machinery – by IHS Markit, is now available to all members on the NFPA website at http://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/customertrends-secure.aspx. The report was commissioned by NFPA to develop an understanding of the current state and expected evolution of IoT (Internet of Things) technology on hydraulics for mobile applications and […]
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Thirty-one members of the U.S. technical advisory group (TAG) on filtration standards met in Minneapolis last week to discuss hydraulics, fuel, lube oil, and air filtration test standards related to fluid power and automotive engines. Members of this group are from various parts of the filtration industry: media suppliers (Ahlstrom, H&V, Lydall), filter manufacturers (Donaldson, Mann+Hummel, […]
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Early last week, my colleagues Pete Alles and Leslie Miller and I walked the show floor at IMTS 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The biennial event is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world with thousands of exhibitors and more than 100,000 attendees. The show took place September 12-17, and we were there […]
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IFPE is now on Facebook. The trade show’s new page, which was launched last week, will feature news, show information, and industry trends leading up to the event, held March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It already features pictures from the recent Project AME media event in which parts of the excavator […]
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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 update comes from Manuli Hydraulics. Manuli Hydraulics recently announced the acquisition of the majority of shares of the Indian company, PSI Hydraulics Private Limited. PSI is India’s third-largest company for […]
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The lineup of presentations and activities at the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC16) October 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis offers a variety of ways to keep ahead of the competition for the long term. At FPIRC16, you can: Meet with Future Engineers Many of the students attending the conference want to […]
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We regularly publish a short company profile of an NFPA member as a way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Kraft Fluid Systems. Kraft Fluid Systems, Inc., located in the Cleveland, OH area, is a distributor of hydraulic and power transmission equipment, mobile electronics and radio controls. Products […]
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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 Epicor Software Corporation and Donaldson Company, Inc. Epicor Software Corporation announced earlier this month the completion of its acquisition by global investment firm KKR. The acquisition completion […]
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