Author Archives: Katrina Schwarz

2016 IEOC
2020 NFPA Annual Conference February 11-13, 2020 Mandarin Oriental Miami Miami, Florida The 2020 NFPA Annual Conference is coming fast. Consistently one of the best industry networking events that attracts more than 200 attendees from across the fluid power supply chain, the 2020 conference will take place February 11-13, 2020 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami....

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fluid power podcast
Episode 3 of NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast is now live. This episode features Mike Terzo of Terzo Power Systems, who talks about a new generation of electro-hydraulic smart pumps and power units, and how they defy easy categorization. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry forward....

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New Market Information Website Launched
The annual Industry & Economic Outlook Conference is now over and left attendees with many actionable insights to guide them through the coming months, but several NFPA Market Reports can help take those insights a step further for an even stronger ending to 2019. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we move into the...

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The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge to thousands of fluid power professionals across the industry since 1960, which has made it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion controls industry certifications. These certifications help individuals and companies alike increase their credibility within...

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NFPA Member Company News
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's update comes from Ross Controls. Troy, Michigan-based Ross Controls recently acquired Pneumatrol Ltd., a pneumatic component manufacturer headquartered in Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, UK. Pneumatrol started in 2013 and manufactures hazardous and safe-area...

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IEOC
More than 320 attendees from over 193 companies in the fluid power industry attended the 2019 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort. NFPA’s commitment to the Internet of Things and other key technology trends affecting the industry came through in conference content in addition to overall industry forecasts from conference favorites...

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NFPA member news
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's update comes from Applied Industrial Technologies. Cleveland, Ohio-based Applied Industrial Technologies recently agreed to acquire Olympus Controls Corp. Olympus is an automation solutions provider of motion control, machine vision, and...

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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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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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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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