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Machine level audits compared to compressor audits

Screen-Shot-2012-08-22-at-11.00.29-AMIn their final blog on this topic, Festo Corporation continues to focus on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. Everyone wins; the compressor company, the pneumatics company, the environment, and most importantly, the customer. The goal is to ensure that compressed air […]

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NFPA Board Adopts Standardization Advocacy Position for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Components and Systems

megaphone-large  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Shortly after establishing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the association’s first advocacy position utilizing that process. The position focuses on the need for energy efficiency improvements in fluid power components […]

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Membership Committee Reviews New Directions Initiative – Begins Charting Final Steps

MultiplePathsThe vision of NFPA’s New Directions Initiative, when rolled out in 2004 and 2005, was to engage the entire fluid power supply chain in the association and begin moving distributor members from associate to “full” membership.  Since that time, a lot has been done to advance the role distributors play in association governance, with representation […]

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MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — Manufacturing Strategy Survey and More

MAPI Economic RoundtableA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Manufacturing Strategy Survey MAPI recently polled members of the Manufacturing Council to understand what other manufacturers perceive as the current state and future needs of their manufacturing processes to ensure competitiveness over the next five […]

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CCEFP Fluid Power Webinar Series Continues Next Week

apple-desk-laptop-working-1024x683The CCEFP hosted the third installment of their 2016 Webinar Series on April 13th. The webinar featured two presentations. The first project, “New Directions in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication,” was presented by Dr. Scott Bair from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The goal of the project is to transform elastohydrodynamic lubrication into a quantitative field, able to provide solutions to […]

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IFPS Makes Determining Certification Needs Easy

IFPS certification booksLast month, we notified members of the different flexible training programs and corporate packages that the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) offers to those seeking certification. This month, the goal is to broadcast the wide range of IFPS certifications available and how quickly and easily members can find out which ones would be beneficial to their […]

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NFPA Foundation Impact Growing

Foundation Impact VideoThe 5-minute Foundation Impact Video that premiered last month at the 2016 NFPA Annual Conference in San Antonio is available for viewing. Thanks to the support of our donors, the Foundation has been able to continue its work in helping the industry meet its education and workforce development needs. The video quickly outlines the impact […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Distributor Member: K.R. West Company Inc.

NFPA membership connectionsK.R. West Company Inc., based in Kaukauna, WI, is a hydraulic and pneumatic distributor of many industry brands such as Milwaukee Cylinder, Enerpac, Wandfluh, Monnier, Stauff, Stucchi, Continental Hydraulics, Norgren/Herion, Murr, Hallite and more.  The company also has in-house repair capabilities as well as onsite installation, startup and troubleshooting.  K.R. West also specializes in custom […]

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Member News: Key Leadership Changes at IMI Precision Engineering and Sun Hydraulics

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 updates come from IMI Precision Engineering and Sun Hydraulics Corp.  IMI Precision Engineering announced Ryan Schroeder as the new President for the America’s Region last month. Schroeder brings an extensive background in the […]

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NFPA 2016 Minneapolis Regional – Register by April 22 Deadline

NFPA's Minneapolis Regional MeetingAre you considering attending the April 28, NFPA Regional Lunch Meeting but haven’t registered yet?  Don’t wait much longer!  Friday, April 22 is the registration deadline. The host for the 2016 Minneapolis Regional is the Donaldson Company and will be held at their Global Headquarters in Bloomington.  A list of registered attendees will be provided to […]

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