NFPA's 2018 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, Jacob Barnes, is diving into college life at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). I caught up with him a few weeks ago and this is what he had to say about his activities so far: "Things are going great here at Cal Poly. It's about a month into our...

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fluid power standardization
Standardization development continues in the field of fluid power systems and components. TC 131 - the technical committee directly responsible for fluid power has 224 published ISO standards to date.  There are 49 standards currently under development. The following ISO standards were recently published: Subcommittee 3 – Cylinders ISO 6099:2018 Fluid power systems and components...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
NFPA’s Internet of Things Committee is moving forward in developing resources and programming aimed at building a stronger awareness of IoT and IoT approaches for fluid power, including: Web-based IoT resources for members; Conference and webinar programming on IoT strategy and tactics; Recruiting IoT service providers into membership; Surveying members to benchmark the current state...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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industry trends, industry update
As 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: Hydraulic and...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 19, 2018 Today’s fluid power marketplace is more competitive than ever. Developing different methods of identifying new opportunities is a continuous effort, and these methods typically revolve around different measures of potential customer product shipments and consumption. Tracking potential customer market activity outside of the plant is...

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On November 9, 2018, Caterpillar sponsored a Fluid Power Action Challenge at Joliet Junior College (JJC) in Joliet, Illinois. It was the fourth annual event for Caterpillar, who worked closely with the staff at JJC. Altogether, 12 teams from five schools participated—Immaculate Conception School (Morris), Richard Ira Jones Middle School, Aux Sable Middle School, Washington Junior...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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NFPA member news
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's update comes from Stauff Corporation. Stauff Corporation recently announced the promotion of Shawn Scott to Director of Sales - Distribution for the U.S. and Canada. The promotion is effective January...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) December 7, 2018 InterContinental Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Learn more about advanced sealing technologies and how they can improve fluid power system reliability at the upcoming MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar at the InterContinental Milwaukee on December 7. The presentations for this seminar are: Assessing and Managing Rod Seal Friction in Hydraulic Applications:...

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