Tag Archives: fluid power

IoT in Fluid Power, Fluid Power Forum podcast
Episode 18 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Adam Livesay of Elevat, who talks about IoT applications for the fluid power industry, including how to use it to grow different aspects of your business. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry...

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IFPS Certification
In response to COVID-19, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has implemented some changes to accommodate those who are seeking fluid power certification, looking to re-certify or those who are in need of study materials. New – Free Online Certification Study Groups – Every Tuesday and Thursday, an IFPS Accredited Instructor will lead a one-hour, free, online...

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FORCE America reached a new Challenge Champion milestone earlier this year and celebrated five years of facilitating the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted at Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota. Each year, this design and build competition introduces middle school students to hydraulics, pneumatics, engineering and careers in the fluid power industry. New...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Ilaisaane Summers. She...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA recently released the 2019 U.S. Foreign Trade Data for Fluid Power Products, an annual report that summarizes foreign trade data focused on fluid power products using data collected by the United States International Trade Commission. This U.S. fluid power foreign trade data is broken down by country and product and includes a trade summary...

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IFPE 2020
A number of industry segments in fluid power, power transmission and motion control came together earlier this month for the co-located 2020 IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade shows to display the latest in new technologies and products, share knowledge, network and buy equipment. According to IFPE Show Chairperson David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc.,...

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NFPA Member News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the fourth of those objectives. We call that objective Educated Workforce, and it’s where NFPA...

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3D printing in fluid power
Episode 17 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Kirk Keithly of The ExOne Company, who talks about 3D printing applications as they relate to the fluid power industry. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes will be...

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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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Hydraquip recently launched their first Fluid Power Action Challenge at The Colorado STEM Academy earlier this year. Eighteen students participated in this middle school competition. The goal of the Action Challenge is not only to introduce students to the concepts of engineering and learning by experimentation, but also to show them the value of teamwork...

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