Author Archives: Alex Hintz

is the NFPA's Industry Marketing Manager. He helps to develop, execute, and support the associations marketing strategy by organizing and delivering communications about fluid power to industry partners, future industry employees, and other external audiences.
Stats Toolkit Pro
After months of planning and development, the National Fluid Power Association has released its newest statistical software, Stats Toolkit Pro. The new Toolkit provides users a new level of insight into valuable and exclusive industry statistics. The software, which works in conjunction with NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program, can automate time-consuming calculations, perform trend analysis,...

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Fluid Power Design Blog
As NFPA Industry Marketing Manager, I often search out blog posts and articles relating to hydraulics and pneumatics.  I recently discovered an article posted on the Parker Hannifin blog that pertains to the type of content typically published on our Fluid Power Design Tech Blog. In his article entitled, “How Manufacturers Find Savings in Compressed Air”,...

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NFPA’s Membership Committee recently met via conference call on May 18, 2016. Following up on the committee's previous meeting, the main topic of discussion was membership engagement and retention. The conversation revolved around an internal member engagement statistics report compiled by NFPA. The report details all of the various programs and services offered by the association,...

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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the final entry (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify some of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits. 5. Safety Switch output signals provide necessary inputs to safety circuits. Switch...

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The CCEFP will host its fifth webinar of the 2016 Webinar Series on June 8. Topics will be “Human Assist Devices-Fluid Power Assisted Orthosis” and “Novel Pressure-Controlled Hydro-mechanical Transmission.” Interested NFPA members can sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and relevant reminders containing information about joining the...

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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the third entry (Part 1, Part 2) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify some of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits. 4. Machine Troubleshooting Switch output signals simplify machine troubleshooting. Switches can be used in...

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Categories: Tech Blog
5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the second entry (Part 1) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify five of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits. 2. Simple Setup Switch output signals simplify machine set up. Installed switches can help determine the proper...

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Categories: Tech Blog
In recent months, NFPA has made a concerted effort to promote IFPS certification to members. Last month featured an article about the wide range of IFPS certifications available and how quickly and easily members can find out which ones would be beneficial to their company. The previous month highlighted flexible certification options and corporate packages.  ...

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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers
The following is the first of a five-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify some of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits.   Real Time Feedback Switches provide real time electrical feedback on machine component positions; timers do not. Switches are...

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Last month, we notified members of the different flexible training programs and corporate packages that the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) offers to those seeking certification. This month, the goal is to broadcast the wide range of IFPS certifications available and how quickly and easily members can find out which ones would be beneficial to their...

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