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NFPA Launches Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmap Project

Manufacturing Technology MachiningBy Eric Lanke NFPA CEO NFPA first published a Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry in 2009. The purpose of this Roadmap is to provide NFPA member companies and their research partners with an industry-wide consensus regarding the research and development needs of the fluid power industry. Since its publication in 2009, and a […]

NFPA Funded Research to Examine Hydraulics and Variable Speed Drive Technology Use in Industrial Automation

Variable speed hydraulic driveA couple years ago, in an effort to bring “voice of customer” information to our members, NFPA began funding a series of studies we began calling Customer Technology Trends reports. This year we’re focusing our attention on industrial hydraulics. We recently signed an agreement with IHS Global to conduct a study on the impact of […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Membership continues to growWeber-Hydraulik—Hyco Alabama, LLC Arab, AL – Weber-Hydraulik—Hyco Alabama, LLC, based in Arab, Alabama, is a manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, valves, manifolds and electronic controls offering system engineering and design specific to customer requirements. They are a global supplier of hydraulic solutions. Member since 2/18/2015.

Help students learn about hydraulics and pneumatics—Adopt a fluid power lab

2013-04-25 21.39.33A new NFPA workforce program will connect industry with educators to help develop and maintain fluid power labs at universities and community colleges. The Adopt-A-Lab program will foster learning about fluid power and help build a potential pipeline for new hires. The program will match-make companies with a school in their area that already teaches hydraulics […]

NFPA Company Profile: Hartmann Controls, Inc.

Company ProfileNFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News With NFPA membership at an all-time high, publishing a short profile of an NFPA member each week is one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Hartmann Controls, Inc. Hartmann Controls, Inc. manufactures a variety of products for the fluid power industry. […]

Michael J. Coast to Discuss “Adapting for Success” at Detroit Regional Meeting

NFPA-Regional-MeetingsThe 2015 NFPA Detroit Regional Meeting scheduled for March 26 at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI, will include a special presentation by Michael J. Coast, President and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center.  Mike’s presentation, “Adapting for Success” will be relevant for all companies whether based in Michigan or elsewhere. Also scheduled at […]

NFPA Member News – February 26, 2015

NEWSMotion Industries, Inc. announced the retirement of Chairman Bill Stevens, effective March 1, 2015. Tim Breen, named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013, then President and Chief Executive Officer in 2014, succeeds Mr. Stevens to lead the company. Read more…

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

trees growing looking upLeanWerks Ogden, UT - Leanwerks engineers, designs, and manufactures a proprietary line of fluid end valves for the pressure pumping segment of the upstream oil and gas industry under the brand “Vex Valve.” The Vex Valve incorporates a hardened steel seat, billet machined poppet, and engineered urethane insert. In addition to the Vex Valve product, […]

Member Visit Underscores Need for Innovation, Diversity in the Fluid Power Industry

Cummins Filtration Madison Wisconsin  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO My travels recently took me to Madison, WI, so I decided to swing by Cummins Filtration in a little town outside of Madison called Stoughton. Barry Verdegan was my host, who has been involved in fluid power standards for a long time, and is now the chair of the […]

Standards Development Activity for February 2015

Standards DevelopmentThe U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of new projects that will eventually become published ISO Standards. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Committee Draft of ISO 3968 – Hydraulic fluid power — Filters — Evaluation of differential pressure versus […]

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