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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers: Part 2

5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of TimersThe following is the second entry (Part 1) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify five of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits. Simple Setup Switch output signals simplify machine set up. Installed switches can help determine the proper distances […]

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May Hydraulic and Pneumatic Industry Trends Update

ReportsData_3DCharts_NewsAs many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Pneumatic, Mobile and […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Industry/University Summit

NFPA member news  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Every NFPA member with an interest advancing fluid power technology and connecting with a better educated workforce should send a representative to the upcoming Industry/University Summit NFPA and CCEFP are organizing at Iowa State University. Full details and the link for registration can be found here: http://nfpahub.com/events/ccefp-industry-university-engagement-summit/ NFPA has been […]

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NFPA Classroom Grant Gets Students Interested

grantA $250 grant can go a long way. This is a thank you that I received from one Pittsburgh-area teacher whose school was awarded an NFPA grant: The Moon Area Middle School is thankful for the grant for Fluid Power Challenge Education.  We were able to purchase 9 of each of these kits: Rotational Arm, Clamp, […]

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Improving Industry Standard Through IFPS Certification

desk-office-pen-rulerIn recent months, NFPA has made a concerted effort to promote IFPS certification to members. Last month featured an article about the wide range of IFPS certifications available and how quickly and easily members can find out which ones would be beneficial to their company. The previous month highlighted flexible certification options and corporate packages.   […]

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IEOC 2016 Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament Registration Now Open

GolfAttention ALL golfers—weekend hackers to club pros—registration for the IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament is now open. This is a golf outing you don’t want to miss.  Scheduled for a shotgun start at noon on Monday, August 15, this event is the perfect way to network with your fluid power industry colleagues while enjoying a summer […]

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Members Encouraged to Attend Industry/University Engagement Summit for Fluid Power Research

SummitThe Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State University, June 6 – 8, 2016, to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. The summit is one of two per year that the Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) of the CCEFP holds at […]

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MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — Virtual Reality in the Future of Manufacturing and More

MAPI_weekly_updateA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Infographic: A New Model for Manufacturing’s Multiplier Effect While traditional measurement methods suggest that manufacturing is responsible for only 11% of U.S. GDP, my recent research reveals this is not the case. Virtual Reality and […]

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NFPA, FPDA and IFPS Determine Framework for Collaboration

Collaboration  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The leadership of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) meet regularly to discuss how our three organizations can enhance our working partnership for the benefit of the fluid power industry. We recognize that confusion exists […]

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Commercialization Opportunity: Industrial Pneumatics Strain Energy Accumulator

64916_NFPA prf3The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has sponsored more than 240 pre-competitive fluid power research projects in its 10-year history. Some prove to be promising candidates for commercialization by an engaged industry partner. The CCEFP’s Industry Engagement Committee recently reviewed the current projects and identified some that meet that test. Here’s one: […]

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