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HUSCO International’s Agustin “Gus” Ramirez has been inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have blazed a trail of innovation and industriousness that have had an impact on the off-road equipment industry. In 1985 Ramirez was the division general manager of what eventually became...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has...

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  At CCEFP's Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) at Vanderbilt University in October, Lynn Beyer and I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Jose Riofrio, Assistant Professor at Western New England University (WNE). He attended Vanderbilt University and has made many important contacts through CCEFP during his career. CCEFP is the...

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l l By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year I attended a meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). It wasn’t a hard decision for me to attend this event. First, it was held in Milwaukee, where NFPA is headquartered and where I live,...

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MRI-compatible pneumatically powered robot for epilepsy brain surgery Vanderbilt University
  By Mike Gust CCEFP The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is not only pursuing research to improve existing fluid power applications, it is also exploring applications entirely new to the world as well. One excellent example of such research is Vanderbilt University’s MRI-compatible, steerable-needle medical robotic device that is pneumatically powered....

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CCEFP's FPIRC14 a huge success
  By Mike Gust CCEFP The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held last week at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. By all accounts it was a huge success! Attendance was nearly double from previous annual meetings with almost two hundred participants…half of which were from industry. This annual three-day event...

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Roxanne Moore CCEFP
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has...

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Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
October 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout...

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CCEFP_Orthosis
  By Eric Lanke CEO, NFPA I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has...

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