NFPA will once again have a strong presence at IFPE 2014 being held March 4-8, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, IFPE provides a perfect platform for interaction between engineers in fluid power and its key end-use markets.

A Gathering Place

The NFPA booth, centrally located on the IFPE show floor, will serve as a gathering place for NFPA members and other IFPE attendees. NFPA members are invited to conduct small, informal meetings with their industry colleagues and customers in the NFPA booth. A special reception will be held at the NFPA booth, S81730, on Wednesday, March 5, at 5:00 PM, immediately following the close of the show. All NFPA members, whether exhibiting or not, are invited to attend the reception.

A Powerful Forum for the Fluid Power Industry

As an association with a diverse membership representing the full spectrum of the fluid power industry—hydraulic and pneumatic; large and small; manufacturer, supplier, distributor and educator—IFPE helps NFPA achieve its mission of strengthening the fluid power industry. Visit the NFPA booth to learn more about NFPA’s activities in support of its strategic plan, which is focused on realizing three visions:

  •     Workforce: Building and connecting our members to an educated fluid power workforce.

  •     Technology: Promoting fluid power technology and fostering an innovative environment for the fluid power industry.
  •     Inclusiveness: Serving as a forum where all fluid power channel partners work together.

A Meeting of International Fluid Power Leaders

On Thursday, March 6th NFPA will be hosting the 2014 International Fluid Power Summit, a meeting of leaders from fluid power associations across the globe. The International Fluid Power Summit typically attracts key association leaders from countries including Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The Summit provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer discussion on a worldwide basis, with the aim of developing strategies that effectively address global challenges facing the fluid power industry.

On March 6th NFPA will also host the International Statistics Committee meeting where representatives from fluid power associations around the world will meet to discuss international statistical/data collection programs.

Educational Opportunities
IFPE 2014 features its prestigious Technical Conference, the leading research resource for the design engineering community, with IFPE college-level courses also offered for hands-on technical knowledge on fluid power and hydraulics.

Technical Conference: March 5-7, 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center
IFPE’s Technical Conference is the #1 resource for information on the latest research for the design engineering community. The technical conference will emphasize new technologies and methods related to improved analysis, design, manufacture, and performance of fluid power components and systems for mobile and industrial markets. Wednesday and Thursday presentations will include keynote addresses from leading industry experts.

Courses:  March 3-4, 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center
IFPE’s college-level courses offer hands-on technical knowledge on fluid power and hydraulics. These half-day courses will benefit practicing engineers and others involved in design and manufacturing processes.

Monday, March 3
8am-12pm Overview of Fluid Power Systems
1-4pm Sizing a Hydrostatic Transmission Using Calculations

Tuesday, March 4
8am-12pm Condition Monitoring of Hydraulic Fluids
1-4pm Design of Hybrid Systems

New for 2014: a Fluid Power Seminar Series, focused on industry trends and issues affecting the future of fluid power, with real-world solutions for current and future design applications, and presented by Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine.

To register and/or for more information on the education programs, go to www.ifpe.com.

For more information regarding the NFPA booth at IFPE 2014 or NFPA’s activities in support of its strategic plan contact Eric Lanke at elanke@nfpa.com or (414) 778-3351.