2020 Annual Conference
2021 NFPA Annual Conference & Power of Association Event February 24-26, 2021 Virtual and In-Person Options Now Available Learn More | Register The 2021 Annual Conference will be more accessible than ever now with both virtual and in-person opportunities. Attendees who opt for virtual-only registration will have access to the conference presentations, online networking platform and entertainment activities. Those who register for...

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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...

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Fluid Power Machinery
There’s no denying the importance of fluid power in our country. From food processing to life-saving equipment, so much of our society relies on hydraulics and pneumatics — but do your customers know that? One great way to communicate the value of your work is through NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. By downloading...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded fourteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Jordyn...

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Wisconsin-based Basin Precision Machine manufactures custom steel, ductile iron and aluminum hydraulic manifold blocks for mobile and industrial applications using four FMS systems, three stand-alone horizontals and thermal deburring to allow for minimal set-up, short lead times, high quality and high product mix. With over 100 team members, Basin has completed projects large and small,...

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NFPA News
In Memoriam Luis (Lou) Moreiras Sr., TC 131/SC4 Chairman until December 2020, recently passed away. Lou began his career in engineering in the 1970s and spent 32 years of his career at Parker Hannifin before retiring in 2009. He started his consulting company, Hydraulic Technical Services, LLC, the same year. In addition, he served as...

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2020 Annual Conference
2021 NFPA Annual Conference & Power of Association Event February 24-26, 2021 Virtual and In-Person Options Now Available Learn More | Register NFPA’s 2021 Annual Conference is expected to deliver the enriching content and networking our members expect while also exceeding the interactivity capabilities of the typical virtual experience. Features of the upcoming event include: Virtual Networking Ballroom: What sets this...

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Join us on Monday, January 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM CT for a presentation on NFPA’s partnership with The Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) program called Heroes MAKE America (HMA). The program offers industry training designed to help our nation’s service members transition into manufacturing careers. NFPA members have access to these candidates because of NFPA’s financial support of the HMA program. The presentation will...

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Episode 38 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Narendra Gupta of Hyster-Yale Group. Listen below to hear why electrifying hydraulic systems is the key to efficient material handling. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes will...

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Stats Deep Dive
In a continued annual news series on trends in fluid power shipments, we again examine three very consistent trends worth watching over the last twelve years using “month-to-month % change” analysis on historical shipments index data from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics Program. First, let us revisit the trends and historical analysis from last year’s article:...

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