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Save Money and Improve Productivity and Machine Reliability with Pneumatic Actuators

AirCushion_WhitePaper“A common goal throughout the business world is to increase productivity while reducing costs. This certainly applies to machine design, which means achieving the fastest possible cycle times. For pneumatic systems, this often requires running actuators as fast as possible without introducing excessive shock loads to the system.” This next series of blogs are from […]

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See Who’s Attending the 2016 Annual Conference

2016 Annual ConferenceClick here to view the 2016 Annual Conference attendee list. Over 150 attendees and 60+ guests representing 96 fluid power industry companies are registered for the 2016 Annual Conference March 9-11 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.  What will they come away with that you don’t want to miss? Information on […]

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Board Adopts New Process for Determining Standardization Advocacy Positions

NFPA member news  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Standards development is a key activity that contributes to the fulfillment of NFPA’s mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. As a result, our Board of Directors recently determined that it may from time to time be appropriate for NFPA to take a position of public advocacy for a […]

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Partner with a Local School to Make a Difference in Your Community

Student Career Connections Oval - CopyThe NFPA is looking for member companies to pair with high schools in their local community! Newly established early last year, NFPA’s Student Career Connections program allows for companies to host area classrooms for a few hours at their facility. Student Career Connections is very flexible, allowing for the member company to provide however much […]

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Members Start School Year Strong with Fluid Power Challenge Events

MSOE Fluid Power ChallengeNFPA Fluid Power Challenge veterans started the school year out with a bang! The Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. They work in teams of four to design and build a fluid power mechanism and then compete against other teams in a timed competition. […]

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A Short Guide to Understanding NAICS Codes

graph-icon1If you’re involved in manufacturing, then there is a good chance you have or will encounter NAICS Codes.  Several NFPA market reports organize and analyze data by NAICS codes, so a basic understanding of these unique series of numbers can be extremely helpful in interpreting the information contained in these reports and resources. What are NAICS […]

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Waiting for Godot…or the New Stats Toolkit Pro

14561753323_70cda008bf_kOur recent communications survey indicated at least some members want more “inside NFPA” type stories in our news feed.  Here it is… Some of us are getting impatient, and maybe a little crabby, here at the NFPA office.  Like a road-weary traveler standing at an empty baggage carousel, we have a growing sense of anxiety […]

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Member News: Price Engineering Acquires Fox Valley Fluid Power

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 Price Engineering Company. Price Engineering Company, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, announced its acquisition of Fox Valley Fluid Power in late January. Fox […]

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NFPA Welcomes New International Member: Montanhydraulik

NFPA membership connectionsMontanhydraulik GmbH was formed in 1952 as a repair and servicing business for railway car hydraulics. In the years that followed, the company developed rapidly into one of the world’s leading producers of special-purpose hydraulic cylinders. Today, the group maintains both offices and ultra-modern production facilities around the world and operates successfully in several different […]

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With Equipment Running at Maximum Loads, How Can You Avoid Breakdowns in Pneumatic Components?

Bimba_EF1Today’s blog is written by Jeremy King, Bimba Manufacturing, and addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to obtain performance-related data from which more […]

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