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Keep up to date with the latest in member benefits, what's happening in the association, and updates about the fluid power industry.

Board of Directors

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,…
NFPA News

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…
Collaboration

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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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…
fluid power scholarships

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…
Stats Deep Dive

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…
Stats Toolkit Pro

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…
fluid power standardization

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…
Fluid Power Machinery

Nominate Someone to the Fluid Power Hall of Fame, Deadline April 15

International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is accepting nominations for this year’s Fluid Power Hall of Fame. Last year, IFPS reviewed applications and inducted five industry leaders in recognition of individuals – innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel – who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the fluid power industry.…
Stats Toolkit Pro

New Economic Indicator Data Boosts Value of NFPA Stats Toolkit

The Stats Toolkit, NFPA’s online data support tool available exclusively to NFPA members, has just received a major upgrade and now features Economic Indicator Data. NFPA’s latest data resource addition to the Stats Toolkit offers a competitive advantage to those looking to get even more out of the Stats Toolkit. Coupled with the “Correlation Analysis” report application, the…

Fast Stats Feature: Foreign Trade Report

NFPA’s 2020 U.S. Foreign Trade Data for Fluid Power Products Report breaks down U.S. fluid power foreign trade data by both country and product, with key pieces highlighted in a trade data summary sheet and a variety of foreign trade trend graphs for a quick and easy snapshot of our industry’s foreign trade activity in 2020. A few findings…