Tag Archives: technology

IFPE 2020
By Helen Horner, Education and Content for IFPE 2020 The world of fluid power and hydraulics has seen much disruption and change, and users are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. According to the NFPA Annual Report, the six things fluid power users want are: Increased productivity Enhanced performance More uptime Lower total equipment costs Easier, more...

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STEM education
Next week Wednesday, June 13 at 10am CST, Annual Conference speaker Jeremy Drury will cover the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a special webinar. The webinar will cover some of the background of IoT, where it stands now, and where it needs to go in the remainder of 2018. Listeners will learn more about Industry...

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Strategic Planning
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Webinar “Advanced Hydraulic Fluids for Enhanced System Reliability” June 1, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm CST Register Here For the first time since starting the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium seminar series, NFPA members who cannot attend the in-person event can listen to the presentations in webinar format. The “Advanced Hydraulic...

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STEM education
Annual Conference speaker Jeremy Drury returns with more on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in a special webinar on Wednesday, June 13 at 10am CST. Registration is now open and available to NFPA members.   Webinar Summary IoT: Are We There Yet? Where we've been. Where we are. And where we need to go...

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Strategic Planning
See what's new in fluid power at IFPE 2017. In addition to seeing state-of-the-art fluid power technologies in action on the show floor, attendees have multiple opportunities to learn about new developments and emerging technologies to stay ahead of the curve. 1. The Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) Taking place March 8-10, the EEHPC...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO With the launch of the new academic year, I’m thrilled to announce the a total of nine university teams have registered to participate in NFPA’s first-ever Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge in April 2017. Final dates and venue are still to be determined. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program...

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Project AME
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently made a trip down to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to check on the progress of Project AME—the world’s first 3D-printed hydraulic excavator. (That’s it under the tarp in the above photo.) And I wasn’t alone. It was actually a media event where we invited in members...

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Manufacturing Roadmap workshop
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The second workshop of the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) was held in March 2016, and continued to make progress on the creation of a detailed manufacturing roadmap for the fluid power industry. An earlier workshop had identified eight technology areas for further exploration, and the second workshop...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
The second annual Milwaukee Regional, held on September 27, 2016 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, brought together over 40 NFPA members and guests to network, hear presentations, and experience the new Grohmann Towers on the MSOE campus. This year’s Milwaukee Regional featured two NFPA members presenting on solutions to well-known challenges with fluid power...

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FPIRC16
The lineup of presentations and activities at the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC16) October 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis offers a variety of ways to keep ahead of the competition for the long term. At FPIRC16, you can: Meet with Future Engineers Many of the students attending the conference want to...

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