Episode 77: Electrification of Hydraulic Wheel Loaders Maintains Relevance of Fluid Power

This episode features Marty Christianson, the Market Manager for E-Mobility and AE Cooling Systems at HYDAC, and we invited him into our forum to learn more about E-Mobility and the electrification of off-highway hydraulic equipment.  Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry…

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Latest Industry Trends Data Now Available

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Plan Your Next Move NFPA’s industry reports, outlook surveys, forecasts, and data sources allow our members to understand trends and anticipate change with a variety of trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products, customer markets, and economic…

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Episode 76: Iowa State University’s Power Partner Status Benefits Students and Members

This episode features Brian Steward, a professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Saxon Ryan, an assistant teaching professor, both at Iowa State University. On this episode, we invited them into our forum to learn more about ISU’s Power Partner University status and how it’s impacting their students and our members. Listen to Podcast Here…

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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Project Phoenix

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Project Phoenix is proud to introduce its Independent Electrohydraulic System (IES), a servo-driven, drive-drive hydraulic gear pump. IES allows for the precise synchronization of an infinite number of IES using sophisticated motion control and algorithms. Its algorithms provide early-warning alerts relating, most significantly, to mechanical gear-teeth wear and system contamination. IES provides 15x better servo…

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Episode 75: Smart Pneumatics Aid in Energy Consumption Reduction for Packaging Processes

This episode features Sandro Quintero, a Business Driver for Automation at Festo. We invited him to our forum to learn more about how Smart Pneumatics is reducing energy consumption in this key market. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New…

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Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging and Processing Technology – Virtual Event

NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting discussion about workforce development and hiring

June 2nd, 2022 | 8:00am– 12:00pm (Central)Virtual Delivery This is your last chance to register for the June NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place June 2nd, 2022, in NFPA’s online networking platform and will be held jointly with the Association for Packaging and Processing Technology. The conference focus is “Advanced Pneumatic Solutions…

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Episode 74: Fluid Power’s Unique Advantages Continue to Support Electric Truck Functions

This episode features D.J. O’Konek, the ESS Group Manager from Nott Company and Bob Grinstead, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer from Zeuss Electric Chassis. We invited them to our forum to learn about some of fluid power’s unique advantages to support electric truck functions. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and…

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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Mapal Inc.

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Mapal is a cutting tool manufacturer. Producing PCD, CBN, and Solid Carbide tools for manufacturing. World headquarters is located in Aalen Germany with multiple facilities worldwide including two in the US at Port Huron, Mi., and Fountain Inn, Sc. Mapal is the world leader and produces more PCD tools than any other company worldwide. Having…

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NFPA Shipments and Orders Hit All-Time High

In the most recent edition of NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS), members collectively reported the highest value of shipments and orders in the history of the program. Seasonally, March is the strongest month of the year which plays a part in the high numbers. However, despite lingering supply chain problems, fluid power shipments and orders…

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