NCFP 2014 Proceedings Flash Drive
The 2014 Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power (NCFP) are now available. The technical papers were presented during IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5-7. With an emphasis on “green,” they contain improved and new concepts for basic design, application and system management of fluid power and power transmission. There...

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Fourth 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 technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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Kaman Corporation announced completion of the acquisition of the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers) by its Distribution Segment, acting through its subsidiary, Kaman Fluid Power, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  More information is available at www.kaman.com.
IEOC Golf Tournament
Where can you meet with customers, suppliers, distributors and just all-around great fluid power people while enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon? At the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL, for the 2014 NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament—that’s where.  The tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 11 with an 11:00 am shotgun start.  Set for the...

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fluid power students keep learning
Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications...

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CCEFP Annual Meeting
The NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Power (CCEFP) and Vanderbilt University will host the most innovative minds in fluid power at its upcoming Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, October 13- 15, 2014. Join the CCEFP to learn the latest in creative solutions to overcome both hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges. Meet one-on-one with fluid...

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NFPA Member Company News
Concentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing at Concentric Rockford Inc. Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Matt began his career with Concentric, in 1998 and returned in 2008 as OEM Account Manager. He will now take on...

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NFPA Statistical Toolkit
NFPA is excited to announce the release of NFPA’s Electronic Statistical Toolkit 7, the new edition of NFPA’s popular Excel-based market analysis software package that is continuously evolving based on member input. Toolkit 7 offers a new custom global forecast application and expanded custom U.S. forecast features, while continuing to allow users to automate time-consuming...

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NFPA Member Company News
Gates Corporation to be sold to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. Blackstone entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in Pinafore Holdings B.V., the parent company of Gates Corporation (“Gates”). The transaction is expected to close later...

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Hydraulic Cylinders
Two ISO draft International Standards related to cylinders have been circulated for ballot: ISO/DIS 4393 (basic series of piston strokes for fluid power cylinders [revision of ISO 4393:1978]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes 2014-05-12. ISO/DIS 6020-2 (mounting dimensions for 16 MPa compact hydraulic single rod cylinders [revision of ISO 6020-2:2006]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes...

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