IFPE show floor with attendees

IFPE 2023 is slated for March 14 -18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada and will again serve as a platform for highlighting fluid power in front of potential customers. Space sales are officially open, and companies planning to exhibit can now fill out the online space application and submit their deposit. Applications with deposits received…

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Fluid power-focused organizations from across the globe came together in late April for the virtually held Fluid Power Summit, hosted by the VDMA. Twenty-seven representatives from 16 countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States – participated and shared information…

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Apples

Episode 46 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Stavros Vougioukas and Dennis Sadowski of UC Davis. Listen below to hear about their hydraulically actuated agricultural cobot which improves fruit harvesting efficiency by automatically raising and lowering human pickers. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique…

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Researchers

Episode 45 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Tim Kerrigan of MSOE’s Fluid Power Institute (FPI). Listen below to hear how the FPI is preparing its student staff members for the fluid power workforce. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving…

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Fluid Power Machinery

Did you know the fluid power industry employs over 66,000 people in the U.S.? If that figure includes you, there may be more industry information that you should have access to. One way to source data on the fluid power industry is to download NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. By downloading this free…

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Board of Directors

By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During NFPA’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with our February 23-26 Annual Conference, NFPA members elected the Board of Directors for the 2021-22 fiscal year. At the Business Meeting, our Board Chair, Ray Chambers of Muncie Power Products, read the slate of 2021-22 Board candidates identified by our Nominating Committee,…

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NFPA News

By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to provide our members with opportunities and resources to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this objective. As we’ve…

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Stats Toolkit Pro

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to provide our members with timely and accurate industry statistics and business intelligence that support improved decision-making. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this objective. Our Participation-Based Programs provide unique value to…

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Episode 44 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Dan Baker of York Precision Machining & Hydraulics. Listen below to hear about the need for increased safety measures in industrial and mobile settings and how devices, like the Bear-Loc®, address those concerns in hydraulic systems. This fluid power industry-focused…

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Fluid Power Machinery

International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is accepting nominations for this year’s Fluid Power Hall of Fame. Last year, IFPS reviewed applications and inducted five industry leaders in recognition of individuals – innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel – who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the fluid power industry.…

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