Tag Archives: research

CCEFP Webcast
The 2018 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include two of the recently funded research projects: the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuator project as well as the AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor project. Interested members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After registering,...

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CCEFP Webcast
The 2018 CCEFP Webcast Series kicked off Wednesday, January 24. University of Minnesota student Keyan Liu presented an update on the Free Piston Engine-Based Hydraulic Power Source project, and University of Minnesota student Nathan Hagstrom presented an update on the Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve project. Visit the webinar archives to view this and...

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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 Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines project, which was presented by Riccardo Bianchi on the November 15 CCEFP Webcast....

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Andrea Vacca at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center
Pictured above: Professor Vacca explains a test bench that was funded in part by NFPA. In September, NFPA Workforce Program Manager Stephanie Scaccianoce and I had the pleasure of visiting the Maha Fluid Power Research Center at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana.  Associate Professor Andrea Vacca hosted our visit and provided an overview of the...

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NFPA member news
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Three major government funding initiatives for fluid power research have so far come out of the fluid power industry’s successful partnership with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). One is the hydraulic research program for off-highway vehicles at the Department of Energy. The second is...

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CCEFP Webcast
The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. This penultimate webcast of the year will cover the funded Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines project from Purdue University. Registration is required to attend this free webinar. Interested NFPA members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link....

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NFPA member news
By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid power systems research for off-road vehicles. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been posted to the EERE Exchange website and can be accessed at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaIdb316f593-12df-4e13-8c28-a4f31d459976 According to the web posting, “The objective of...

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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 Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing project, which was presented by Paul Kalbfleisch and Dan Ding on the...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5 million hydraulics research program for off-highway vehicles, two important documents have just been released. The first is a summary from...

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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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