NFPA/FPIC Regional Conferences

Upcoming NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conferences Schedule

NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conferences (formerly “Regional Conferences”) combine two of the most vital priorities of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) and NFPA: enriching presentations on the latest in fluid power intelligence/insights and casual networking to grow and strengthen our industry. These events allow NFPA and FPIC members to meet others in the industry while also taking home actionable insights.

March 4, 2021 | Virtual, “Advanced Technologies for Improving Pneumatic Systems Efficiency”

This session will feature presentations ranging from the system supply end, to the system demand end, and out to the cloud with internet connected systems and use of artificial intelligence concepts for real-time predictive system adaptation.  And, realize the unique networking value of these Quarterly Conferences, which are built on a platform that makes it possible to move from virtual table to table, see people, and converse with them.

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June 3, 2021 | Location and Topic TBD

September 2, 2021 | Location and Topic TBD

December 2, 2021 | Location and Topic TBD

 

Past Presentations Available

Past presentations are available to NFPA members in the FPIC presentation archives.*

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*NFPA member login required to access archives. FPIC members who are not NFPA members can access the presentations here.

 

What is an NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference? Why should I attend?

NFPA and FPIC have partnered together to offer a quarterly series of half-day conferences on the latest fluid power technology advances with immediate implementation. The NFPA / FPIC Quarterly Conferences are designed to provide a platform for fluid power OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, and distributors to network, problem solve, and access cutting edge technology. NFPA is a supporting partner of FPIC, which means NFPA member companies are exempt from the annual FPIC membership fee and can participate freely in the seminars. NFPA members can attend the conferences at no charge.

Archives of previous presentations are below. For questions, please contact Eric Lanke at (414) 778-3351 or elanke@nfpa.com.

 

What is FPIC? Who’s already a member? How do I become a member?

FPICEstablished in 1962, the Fluid Power Institute™ (FPI) at MSOE is a leader in fluid power education, motion control, research and evaluation, distinguishing itself as one of the nation’s foremost academic fluid power research laboratories.

To further support its industrial partners, the FPI has established the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) to provide quarterly half-day seminars on the latest fluid power technology advances with immediate implementation.

The annual membership fee of $2,000 enables a company to send up to four (4) of its employees to the quarterly seminars. With a combination of OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, distributors, etc., the consortium provides a platform for networking, problem solving and access to cutting edge technology. Presenters will be leaders from their specific areas of expertise.

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is a supporting partner of the FPIC. As a result, NFPA member companies are exempt from the annual FPIC membership fee and are able to participate freely in the quarterly seminars. Members of NFPA’s Roadmap Committee, who assist the association in maintaining the NFPA Technology Roadmap, are especially encouraged to participate. It is expected that FPIC seminar topics will provide Roadmap Committee members with an ideal way to stay abreast of the technological advancements that will help meet the future needs of fluid power customers, expand fluid power into new customer markets, and attract the best and brightest young engineers to fluid power.