CCEFP Webcast
The 2018 CCEFP Webcast Series continued Wednesday, May 23. Jonathon Slightam of Marquette University presented an update on the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators project, and Seth Thomas of Vanderbilt University presented an update on the Controlled Stirling Power Unit project. The webcast schedule has been set through June 2018. The next webinar will take place...

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NFPA membership connections
Wetherell Mfg is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1966. In 1975, Wetherell Mfg outgrew its original location and expanded operations to the now more than 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing facility space and an extensive warehouse operation. In addition to many products for the agriculture industry, the company also provides custom hydraulic...

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Strategic Planning
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Webinar “Advanced Hydraulic Fluids for Enhanced System Reliability” June 1, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm CST Register Here For the first time since starting the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium seminar series, NFPA members who cannot attend the in-person event can listen to the presentations in webinar format. The “Advanced Hydraulic...

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2018 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 13– 15, 2018 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, Illinois The NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) regularly attracts nearly 300 attendees from more than 180 member and non-member companies. Make sure your company stands out from the rest! Your company name and logo get plenty of...

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NFPA Customer Market Survey
NFPA is collecting 2017 U.S. hydraulic and pneumatic sales figures from manufacturer members in a continued effort to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets. NFPA’s Customer Market Survey (CMS) results, displayed in both dollar and percentage, will allow participants to properly measure industry sales by customer market, which is a critical...

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Minneapolis Regional
The meeting room was full on Thursday, May 10, when MTS Corporation opened its headquarters for the NFPA 2018 Minneapolis Regional Meeting. Bringing in people from not only the Minneapolis region, this meeting’s attendees also came from upstate New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and the greater Detroit area. The diverse group represented fluid power manufacturers, distributors,...

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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 published this past month: Subcommittee 4 – Connectors (couplings) ISO/TS 18409:2018 Hydraulic fluid...

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Industry members and educators work together in a variety of ways to ensure students are learning the skills they need to successfully join the fluid power workforce upon graduation. One member that has been a particularly active collaborator is Price Engineering. Several of Price Engineering’s employees serve on the advisory board and have helped shape...

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NFPA Member Company 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 Poclain Hydraulics. Poclain Hydraulics is expanding its Sturtevant, Wisconsin facility by over 60,000 square feet in 2018. A ground breaking ceremony for the facility addition is scheduled...

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STEM education
Annual Conference speaker Jeremy Drury returns with more on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a special webinar on Wednesday, June 13 at 10am CST. Registration is now open and available to NFPA members.   Webinar Summary IoT: Are We There Yet? Where we've been. Where we are. And where we need to go...

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