May 2013 Issue
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NFPA Releases Updated Pre-Competitive Research Agenda for the Fluid Power Industry

In August 2009, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) published the Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The purpose of the Roadmap was 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, the Roadmap has been used by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to guide their respective research efforts, by NFPA to guide its standards development work, and by numerous NFPA members to inform decisions about research partnerships and product development.Now, three years later, NFPA is releasing an updated document that revisits the six broad areas of Research Challenge identified by the original Roadmap. The update is the product of an NFPA task force comprised of fluid power component manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and end-user representatives. In preparing its ...

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