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NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Membership continues to growHoneywell Sensing & Control Golden Valley, MN – Honeywell S&C offers more than 50,000 products ranging from snap action, limit, toggle and pressure switches to position, speed and airflow sensors to meet any industry’s requirements and any company’s needs. While our switch and sensor solutions meet a wide array of basic and complex applications, our […]

NFPA Confidential Shipment Statistics — Market Trends

NFPA Confidential Shipment StatisticsNFPA is a source for data that can help you identify industry trends. The data used in the trend charts are just a few examples drawn from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. The full CSS report is available only to NFPA members who participate in the CSS program. To participate and start getting the […]

NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets

NFPA_Forecast_Report_US_Customer MarketsLook ahead and anticipate change with the NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets. This quarterly report, supplied by Alan Beaulieu and the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), includes an outlook, trend graph and commentary on the current year and next two years ahead for all of fluid power’s most popular customer markets, hydraulics, pneumatics, and […]

Fluid Power Challenge Is Going Global

Teaching_fluid_power_in_IndiaOn Pascal Day, June 19, the Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) began teaching fluid power to 7th and 8th grade students in Pune, India. The curriculum they used was provided by NFPA and was from the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin School District. Danfoss India sponsored the hydraulic kits and Eaton volunteers participated. The group has held […]

Hydraulic Fluid Power — Dimensions and Requirements of Quick-Action Couplings Standard Updated

ISOISO 7241:2014 which specifies the interface dimensions and basic performance requirements for two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings has recently been published. This Standard provides users of hydraulic components with a standardized method to help reduce the environmental impact of fluid power components and systems. The two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings are in widespread […]

NFPA Member News – August 20, 2014

NFPA-News_News-headline-and-keywords_mlApplied Industrial Technologies reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 year ended June 30. Net sales for the quarter were $654.6 million, an increase of 2.2 percent compared with $640.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $29.7 million, or $0.71 per share, compared with $32.3 […]

Fluid Power Industry Leaders Invited to Attend 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit

2014-AEMC-National Summitby Eric Lanke, CEO I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness […]

NFPA Foundation supports MSOE Rearin’ Raiders Team Project

MSOE Wordpress PIXThis spring, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) received a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to help the Rearin’ Raiders team improve the design and functionality of the 2011 model of their Electrohydraulic Performance Puller (EHPP), and then bring the tractor to the ASABE International […]

FPIRC14 to Feature Panel on Fluid Power Innovation, Marketplace and Workforce Development

Fluid Power Innovation & Research ConferenceAs the only consortium of its kind in North America, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the first annual Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) to connect with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology. The […]

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 8: Technologies Driving the U.S. to Our Energy Future

american-energy-and-manufacturing-competitiveness-summit-introductionby Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power […]

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