Latest Industry Trends Data Now Available

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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Save the Date for the 2022 IEOC

2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 16 – 17, 2022 The Westin Chicago Northwest NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Golf Fundraiser: Aug. 15, 2022 – Schaumburg Golf Club Registration is opening soon for the 2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC).  NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event is for everyone in the fluid power supply chain – NFPA members…

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NFPA Invites Members to Update Their Member Directory Listing

As part of an effort to update the online NFPA Member Directory, as well as to include more member company branches in NFPA events taking place across North America, we would like to collect your updated member company information – including current staff and affiliate branch locations. The most valuable information to update is as…

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March 2022 Economic Update Webinar Recording Available

Economic Update Webinar

The recent NFPA Economic Update Webinar featured Eric Post, a Senior Economist from ITR Economics. Eric ensures quality of forecast reports, including NFPA’s U.S. forecast report that members know and use today. Eric’s presentation gives an update on current economic challenges and the future of the fluid power industry. He uses leading indicators and NFPA…

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Registration Open for June’s 2022 NFPA/FPIC/PMMI Quarterly Conference

NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting discussion about workforce development and hiring

June 2nd, 2022 | 8:00am– 12:00pm (Central)Virtual Delivery It’s time to start making your plans to attend the June NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place June 2nd, 2022 and will be held jointly with the Association for Packaging and Processing Technology.  The conference focus is “Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging Machines.” Presentations will be broadcast…

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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Rubber Tree Systems

NFPA membership connections

NFPA’s newest supplier member, Rubber Tree Systems, is an Ohio-based software as a service (SaaS) company with over 450 distributor customers across North America. Together with the recently acquired, California-based WarehouseTWO, the company offers sales force mobilization, management dashboards, CRM, advanced reporting, cost-savings documentation, and inventory-sharing through software designed for distributors and manufacturers in industrial…

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International Fluid Power Experts Meet Virtually to Continue ISO Standards Development

fluid power standardization

October was a busy month for ISO/TC 131, Fluid power systems. A total of 16 subcommittees and working groups met throughout the month. Over 100 fluid power engineers from Italy, Sweden, France, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, China, Portugal and the United States came together to further the advancement of ISO standards.…

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Development of ISO Standards Continues for Contamination Control, Connectors, and Terms and Symbols Committees

fluid power standardization

The U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) for contamination control (TC 131/SC 6), connectors (TC 131/SC 4) and terms and symbols (SC 1/WG 2) met recently to continue the ISO standardization work in fluid power systems. More than 30 NFPA TAG and SAE connector and filter test engineering experts attended in-person or virtually. Both NFPA and…

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