Did You Know? Fluid Power Has a Significant Downstream Economic Impact

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO

 

by Eric Lanke
NFPA CEO

Dozens of U.S. industries depend on fluid power technology for their operations and for the competitiveness of their products.

The top six hydraulic markets, representing 73% of all hydraulic component sales, are:

  • Construction machinery
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Material handling
  • Class 4-8 trucks
  • Automotive
  • Metalworking and machine tools

The top six pneumatic markets, representing 49% of all pneumatic component sales, are:

  • Class 4-8 trucks
  • Automotive
  • Packaging machinery
  • Oil and gas machinery
  • Medical equipment
  • Food processing

These and other facts about fluid power can be found in the 2014 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of the industry, as well as explores the energy consumption, best practices and current R&D directions of fluid power technology. Copies of the report can be downloaded from the NFPA website at: https://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/annual-report-on-fluidpower-industry.aspx

 

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