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Updated Industry Trends Data Available

As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and…
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Fluid Power Forum Discusses Student Opportunities at Fluid Power Institute

Episode 45 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Tim Kerrigan of MSOE’s Fluid Power Institute (FPI). Listen below to hear how the FPI is preparing its student staff members for the fluid power workforce. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving…
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See the Economic Impact of the U.S. Fluid Power Industry

Did you know the fluid power industry employs over 66,000 people in the U.S.? If that figure includes you, there may be more industry information that you should have access to. One way to source data on the fluid power industry is to download NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry. By downloading this free…
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Now Accepting Proposals for University Grants

Programs like the University Fluid Power Grant Program is 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 is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs that train the…
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NFPA Membership Elects 2021-22 Board of Directors

By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During NFPA’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with our February 23-26 Annual Conference, NFPA members elected the Board of Directors for the 2021-22 fiscal year. At the Business Meeting, our Board Chair, Ray Chambers of Muncie Power Products, read the slate of 2021-22 Board candidates identified by our Nominating Committee,…
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NFPA Provides Opportunities to Promote Fluid Power Technology

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 we’ve…
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Meet Customers in Person at Motion + Power Technology Expo

2021 Motion + Power Technology Expo September 14 – 16, 2021 St. Louis, Missouri AGMA’s Motion + Power Technology (MPT) Expo, supported by NFPA, is set to take place in-person in St. Louis, Missouri on September 14 – 16, 2021. Digital tools have helped facilitate vital group meetings and one-on-one interactions during the past year, but AGMA…
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Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner—Ben Bersie

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, Ben…
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As Economy Improves, Trade Data Shows Positive Signs for Fluid Power

U.S. fluid power product imports fell 16.9% when compared to last year, sinking to 7.4 billion dollars in 2020. With a decline of one and half billion dollars since 2019, U.S. fluid power imports faced many of the same challenges as U.S. fluid power exports, including a recessionary economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and…
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NFPA Provides Industry Statistics That Improve Your Decision Making

By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to provide our members with timely and accurate industry statistics and business intelligence that support improved decision-making. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this objective. Our Participation-Based Programs provide unique value to…

Fluid Power Forum Evaluates Safety Features Of Rod Locks

Episode 44 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Dan Baker of York Precision Machining & Hydraulics. Listen below to hear about the need for increased safety measures in industrial and mobile settings and how devices, like the Bear-Loc®, address those concerns in hydraulic systems. This fluid power industry-focused…
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ISO Standards Impact Our World – U.S. Fluid Power Industry Needs Experts

NFPA is looking for engineers interested in participating in standards development activities as experts in ISO/TC 131 and/or the U.S. TAG to TC 131. One of the strengths of ISO standardization is that the standards are created by the people who need them. In the United States, 153 industry experts participate on 11 technical advisory groups…