Tag Archives: pneumatics

fluid power standardization
Since its founding, the NFPA and the fluid power industry have recognized the value of standards development to simplify the use of fluid power and help assure fluid power system integrity and safety. NFPA continues to serve as the focal point in representing U.S. interests in international standards development as the TC 131 fluid power...

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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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For 18 years, the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) in the greater Detroit, Michigan area has been facilitating robotics tournaments for local high school students. I recently attended their Diversity tournament, which is unique to OCCRA with all-girls matches required as part of the total scoring. I had the pleasure of walking the pits...

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NFPA Board of Directors
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In October, the NFPA Board of Directors gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to review our progress towards fulfilling the association’s mission of strengthening the fluid power industry as defined in the five strategic objectives approved by the Board back in June: NFPA provides an effective forum for fluid power...

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Participant in apprenticeships program
Preparing students for real-life work while they're still in school can be tough, but apprenticeship programs have proven effective in helping to fill this gap. One such program is the Youth Apprenticeships program through Milwaukee Public Schools, which offers statewide school-to-work opportunities. In a recent information session for industry representatives, a panel of speakers shared...

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ISO standards development meetings in Switzerland
The Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) in Winterthur, Switzerland was the host of the fall TC 131 fluid power systems ISO standards development meetings. Two subcommittees (Connectors and Contamination Control) and 11 working groups met to further the developmental progress on new work item proposals, systematic reviews of published standards, interlaboratory testing to validate current...

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CCEFP Webcast
We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Controlled Stirling Power Unit project, which was presented by Seth Thomas on the September 27 CCEFP Webcast. View the...

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NFPA's Economic Update Webinar
Chris Steele, ITR Economics Thursday, October 26, 10:00 am CST Free to NFPA members! Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, returns this October to help NFPA members better understand the latest economic risks and opportunities their companies are facing in the current economic climate. This webinar will provide insights into the latest economic developments...

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NFPA Board of Directors
NFPA Strengthens the Fluid Power Industry by Marc Weston Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer, Danfoss Each June, the NFPA Board of Directors holds a strategic retreat where we talk about the many challenges facing the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should be doing to help our members address them. It is at...

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CCEFP Webcast
The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. The entire webcast will be dedicated to an update on fluid power research opportunities in the federal government. Registration is required to attend this free webinar. Interested NFPA members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After registering,...

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