Tag Archives: fluid power

Annual Conference Education Session
2018 Annual Conference February 20-22, 2018 Four Seasons Orlando Resort Orlando, FL Joe Ellers, Director at Palmetto Associates, will provide extra educational value to both manufacturer and distributor attendees during a special lunch session on Wednesday, February 21. His presentation, "Get Sales Under Control," will give the audience ideas they can easily implement when they...

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Last year, middle school student Samantha Stack was among the 388 participants in the 2016-17 Fluid Power Action Challenge organized by Deltrol Fluid Products and hosted at Harper College in Illinois. Her experience within the challenge was pretty typical. On Workshop Day of the six-week competition, teams were first given their initial kit of materials....

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2018 Annual Conference
2018 Annual Conference February 20-22, 2018 Four Seasons Orlando Resort Orlando, FL If you haven’t registered for the 2018 Annual Conference yet, here are 10 reasons you should not miss this event! Meet more fluid power industry leaders all in one place. [See who you could meet.] Develop a new global energy perspective from Peter...

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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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Member volunteer hours and donations help keep NFPA's various workforce development programs growing and effective. One program that helps schools teach fluid power at the middle and high school levels is the Fluid Power Action Challenge Classroom Activities Grant Application. Middle and high schools are invited to apply to offset the costs related to the...

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In December, the Florida Chapter of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) hosted their first-ever Fluid Power Action Challenge. The seven teams were comprised of about 30 high school students who are also involved in FIRST® Robotics. As an additional incentive, IFPS Chapter President, Jordan Kimelman, arranged for a scholarship award system for each team in...

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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold—Book Your Annual Conference Hotel Reservation Now
Registrations for the NFPA Annual Conference are strong and keep coming in, which means rooms at the host hotel—The Four Seasons Orlando at Disney—may soon be on the endangered list. NFPA Annual Conferences are known not only for their scheduled networking opportunities, but also for those unexpected chance conversations that can build long-lasting business relationships, and that’s...

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2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the midway reports of the student teams competing in this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. The Vehicle Challenge is a competitive workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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2018 FIRST Robotics Competition
The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition officially kicks off this Saturday, January 6. Teams will be able to begin designing and building their machines, find mentors, and learn more about this year's competition. Many NFPA members use this program as an opportunity to work as mentors to local students and get them interested in pneumatics, a method...

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2018 Fluid Power Professional's Day photo contest
The 2018 Fluid Power Professional's Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and Fluid Power Journal. The deadline for submissions is March 31, and the winners will be announced on Fluid Power Professional's Day (June 19). This year's categories include New Perspective, Teamwork, Fun with...

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