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Member Case Studies Needed for Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

hydraulics overhead  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Last year, as part of our efforts to speak with a louder voice on behalf of our industry, NFPA produced its first-ever Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. This brief overview of the size, economic impact, and future direction of our industry is a document intended for […]

2015 NFPA Annual Conference Hotel Alert

AC15 e-Alert imageNFPA 2015 Annual Conference registration is on a record pace with a solid representation of fluid power industry expected to be on-hand. You may view an up-to-the-minute list of registrants here. However, The Grand Del Mar is currently sold out over March 11 & 12—the conference peak dates. We are in contact with the hotel […]

NFPA Funded Research Developing Contaminant Sensor – Iowa State Tech Brief

Iowa State Univ. Research Grant ProjectStudents at Iowa State University are working on a research project, Dielectric Spectroscopic Sensor Development for Hydraulic Fluid Contaminant Detection, funded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The goal of the project is to develop a practical dielectric sensor for detecting contaminants in hydraulic fluids. The sensor was designed and fabricated to be low […]

The Future of Pneumatics at Vanderbilt University

Future of Pneumatics at Vanderbilt Universityby Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently attended the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Our host was Vanderbilt University in Nashville and, like all the universities engaged with the CCEFP, they had a lot to show us about how they […]

The 2015 Fluid Power Research Webcast Series Announced

Fluid Power Research Webcast SeriesA series of bi-weekly webcasts that highlight research progress and educational topics relevant to the fluid power industry is produced by the [Engineering Research] Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The Webcasts are held on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central. Here are the first six on the schedule: 1/28/2015 ♦  […]

NFPA 2015 Detroit & Minneapolis Regional Meetings—Mark Your Calendars

NFPA-Regional-MeetingsWe are excited to announce the following dates and locations have been set for the NFPA 2015 Detroit and Minneapolis Regional Meetings. Both of these meetings will be held in conjunction with other fluid power events at their respective locations, giving attendees even more reason to attend. On March 26 at Macomb Community College, 44 […]

Open Call for Participants – the First Meeting of the NFPA Membership Committee

NFPA committee meetingsNFPA’s new Membership Committee will help NFPA achieve our inclusive membership vision “in which manufacturers and distributors enjoy equal status as dues-paying, voting members, supported by substantial involvement from suppliers, educators and customers.” The NFPA Membership Committee is charged with helping NFPA achieve this vision by: Monitoring the extent to which membership is representative of […]

Celebrate Fluid Power Professional’s Day

Fluid Power Professionals' DayThe International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19 as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” to recognize those who work in the fluid power industry. The date was selected in honor of Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, inventor and physicist whose work in hydrodynamics and hydrostatics paved the way for fluid power. In celebration of […]

NFPA Member News

NEWSParker Hannifin Corp. announced that its Board of Directors has elected company veterans Thomas L. Williams as Chief Executive Officer and Lee C. Banks as President and Chief Operating Officer, each effective February 1, 2015. Donald E. Washkewicz, who served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, Chairman of the Board since 2004 and President since […]

The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Makes Some Very Successful First’s

CAT and Industrial Hard Chrome NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at JJCFirst’s. The first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, your first year away from home at college. Many times, First’s are not completely successful. That is not the case with the inaugural NFPA Fluid Power Challenge hosted at Joliet Junior College by Caterpillar, Inc., […]

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