Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Fluid power energy efficiency workshop
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended a workshop at the Argonne National Laboratory to discuss strategies for increasing the energy efficiency of off-road vehicles. The workshop was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its new, $10 million research funding program dedicated to the same cause. I was...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 12, 2017, I attended what is sure to be an important event in the history of fluid power research. The U.S. Department of Energy held a workshop for stakeholders to discuss their new $5 million research program focused on energy efficiency improvements in hydraulic systems for off-highway...

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Capitol Hill
    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Last February, NFPA partnered with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to coordinate visits to Congressional offices to advocate for new federal funding for fluid power research. Representatives from eight NFPA member companies joined NFPA and CCEFP on visits to 20 different offices on both the...

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NFPA member news
Attendees at IFPE 2017 have the opportunity to not only see existing technologies at work on the show floor, but also learn about new developments and emerging technologies during the Energy Efficient Hydraulics & Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC). The conference takes place March 8-10 and is aimed at professionals who design or maintain fluid power systems....

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Standards Development
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Utilizing a process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems....

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Standards Development
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Utilizing a process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems. As...

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We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Ten research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve project, led by Prof. Tom Chase at the University of Minnesota and presented on...

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Capitol Hill
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently wrote about a trip to Washington, DC with our partners in the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to discuss the form of a possible major new fluid power research program within the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). On that...

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Fluid Power Track at IMTS
The lineup for the Fluid Power Track of the Integrated Industries Conference at IMTS 2016 is set. The speakers will share their expertise regarding energy efficiency in fluid power and its uses in state-of-the-art technology on Wednesday, September 14. The presenters and topics include: Jon Jensen, Energy Conservation Group Manager of SMC Corporation will cover...

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fluid power standardization
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Using a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors recently adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems....

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