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Fluid power energy efficiency workshop
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended a workshop at the Argonne National Laboratory to discuss strategies for increasing the energy efficiency of off-road vehicles. The workshop was hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its new, $10 million research funding program dedicated to the same cause. I was...

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IoT Committee
Members of NFPA’s new Internet of Things Committee recently began scoping out activities to help NFPA bring useful information about IoT and fluid power to members. The committee agreed on two initial projects moving forward: An email-based survey of members to benchmark the current state of IoT activity within the fluid power industry. Respondents will...

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Collaboration
NFPA has partnered with the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) to provide fluid power technology and NFPA members a prominent place in the new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT EXPO). MPT Expo will take place in Detroit, Michigan, October 15-17, 2019. Become a member of the MPTE Advisory Committee to contribute to the success...

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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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