Regional Meeting
Events in Detroit and Minneapolis offer free networking and educational opportunities for professionals across the fluid power supply chain. NFPA members and non-members alike are invited to attend the upcoming NFPA Regional Meetings in Detroit and Minneapolis. Held over breakfast or lunch, both meetings are free and offer networking and educational opportunities for all fluid...

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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 in the past six months: Subcommittee 4 – Connectors (couplings) ISO 6162-2:2018 Hydraulic...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO     The latest CEO videos are re-recordings of the presentations I gave at the 2018 Annual Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from the past year at the NFPA. NFPA March 2018 Updates Learn more about how the association is doing financially as well as where...

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HydraForce donates to Wheeling High School lab
Wheeling High School has an Advanced Manufacturing pathway that allows students who are interested in pursuing careers in the industry the opportunity to get engaged as early their freshman year. According to their website, "students who complete this program can earn NIMS Certification, MSSC Safety Certification, receive a National Career Readiness Certificate and participate in...

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MAPI Economic Roundtable
A round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI.  Issues in the Brief Changing Nature of Ocean Traffic After Panama Canal Enlargement The 2016 Panama Canal expansion added a third set of locks while doubling its shipping capacity. With the physical enlargement came a new transit booking system and...

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NFPA membership connections
ATOS North America, in York, Pennsylvania, is the North American facility for ATOS Electrohydraulics, which manufactures a wide range of industrial valves, cylinders, pumps, and systems. ATOS has a focus on high-tech electrohydraulics, in particular servo-proportional valves in subplate and DIN ISO cartridge styles. ATOS also has a wide range of specialty products such as...

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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 Texas Hydraulics Holdings. Texas Hydraulics Holdings recently announced the appointment of William Jones as EVP and General Manager. Jones will be responsible for the leadership of both...

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Regional Meeting
NFPA’s 2018 Minneapolis Regional Meeting is set for Thursday, May 10 and will be held at MTS Corporation’s Headquarters at 14000 Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. MTS Corporation has been an active NFPA member since joining in 1993, and we are delighted they are putting out the welcome mat for this year’s Minneapolis Regional....

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Survey
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During NFPA’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with our February 20-22 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, NFPA members elected the Board of Directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Although new Board terms don’t begin until the start of our new fiscal year on July 1, we...

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Standards Development
Savannah, Georgia was the site of the spring 2018 U.S. Technical Advisory (TAG) to Subcommittee 4 - Connectors and Couplings meeting.  Over 30 committee members came together to continue the U.S. ISO standards development work on all things fluid power connectors-related. The subcommittee is currently working on 28 standards at various stages of development. The...

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