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Canimex Inc. Drummondville, Quebec, - Canimex works directly with OEMs all over North America assisting them in engineering, service and design. For over 30 years, Canimex has offered a complete range of products including DC power units, radio remote control kits, low speed high torque hydraulic motors, brakes and steering units, variable displacement piston pumps,...

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by Eric Lanke, CEO Second 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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STEP Ahead - Women in Manufacturing
NFPA congratulates Judy Wojanis, president, Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc. for being honored as one of the Manufacturing Institute 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Award recipients. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the...

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NFPA Workforce Program Manager, Lynn Beyer was a call-in on the Joy Cardin Show on National Public Radio on January 22. The topic was The Tech Race and Gender Gap and the guest speaker was Barbara Ericson, Director of Outreach, College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Lynn spoke about how the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge...

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By Jerry Merz, Consultant The Wauwatosa School District updated its 6th grade Technical Education program curriculum in 2013. The new curriculum incorporates pneumatics and hydraulics and the course culminating project utilizes the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Challenge.  480 6th grade students took the class during the 2012-13 school year and were exposed to fluid...

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For their senior capstone project, three students at Lawrence Technological University are working on a crane that uses fluid power to move large loads. The project, “A Gantry Crane Utilizing Fluid Power,” is being funded through a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The objective is to design a fluid powered device...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
The latest progress on International Standards Doc # Name Stage/Close Date Impact Contamination control ISO 3723:1976 Hydraulic filter element end load test International Standard circulated to the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131/SC 6 for systematic review; ballot closes 2014-02-14. Improves reliability Control products — hydraulic ISO 4401:2005 Mounting surfaces for four-port hydraulic directional control valves...

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[youtube id="tTATRFQTX4k" width="854" height="480"] [Exerpt of Peter Zeihan, Keynote at 2014 Annual Conference] You won't want to miss out on NFPA’s high-profile speakers to provide multiple perspectives. Speakers include: Federal Regulations are a Drag (on US Manufacturing Competitiveness) - Stephen Gold, President and CEO of MAPI; Why a Healthy Industry Needs Pre-Competitive Research - Kim...

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NFPA Member Company News
ACE Controls Inc. recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a reception that included their distributor base as well as their employees. Bosch Rexroth training specialist, Mike Bryan, was named Trainer of the Year by the German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC). The GACC Award recognizes outstanding German subsidiaries that demonstrate excellence in workforce training by...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
Five 2014 spring semester teaching grants have been awarded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. Each grant will help strengthen interest in fluid power and help the Foundation in its efforts to attract some of the best and brightest students to our field. This brings the number of teaching grants to 34, given out to...

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