NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO A new publication, the 2019 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design, Manufacture and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems, has been published by the National Fluid Power Association. Copies can be downloaded after a brief registration process from the following website: https://www.nfpa.com/home/workforce/Fluid-Power-Industry-Roadmap.htm The purpose of the Roadmap is to...

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fluid power podcast
Episode 2 of NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast is now live. This episode features David Gray of Evonik Oil Additives, who talks about polymers that can control the viscosity of hydraulic oil – keeping it thick as it warms up to deliver both system efficiency and productivity gains in both mobile and industrial equipment. This fluid power industry-focused...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
NFPA / Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference September 6, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI   It’s time to get hands-on with IoT and Fluid Power on September 6, at the NFPA and MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference. The FPIC portion of this regional conference will center around building practical IoT functionality,...

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Stats Fact of the Week
NFPA’s June 2019 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, displayed the first signs of inventory liquidation in the U.S. fluid power marketplace. A declining orders trend combined with numerous order cancellations resulted in large negative trend analysis indicators, year-to-year...

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CCEFP Summit
Registration is now open for the next CCEFP Summit, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 22-24, 2019. The program features the latest developments in fluid power research projects, including projects awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation in 2018. Topics include energy conversion, storage, fluid power components, and surface modification. Attendees...

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This year marks the 11th year of the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and together with NFPA, members, and educations partners, there have been over 100 events, introducing over 10,000 students to fluid power technology and careers in the industry. The Action Challenge is a design-and-build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies,...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brett Watson. He is the recipient of the Robert Mackey Memorial Award and is attending Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington for an Associates in Applied Science degree in Hydraulic and Pneumatic...

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Registration is now open for the 2020/21 cohort of the NFPA Executive Leadership Program, presented in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Registration for this cohort will close December 31, 2019. The program consists of a series of six full-day education sessions over the course of 18 months and is designed to...

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IFPE 2020
IFPE 2020 March 10-14, 2020 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada IFPE 2020 is not only set to offer opportunities for fluid power companies to show off their latest technologies to existing and potential customers, but will also provide opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike to learn about the latest breakthroughs in fluid power...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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