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NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting
Almost 50 attendees filled the City Club for the 2017 NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting. Attendees had the opportunity to network with NFPA members from all areas of the fluid power industry. As attendees went around the room to provide updates on their companies, one thing was made clear—the fluid power industry is still seeing growth!...

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Haven’t tried the Toolkit yet? More than 114 Toolkit users at 74 companies have already taken advantage of the service. Access the tool today and compare your unique company data to newly updated market trends in the fluid power industry. This is an exclusive benefit for NFPA members at no additional charge. Access the Toolkit Here* ...

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The Stats Toolkit Pro, NFPA's next generation toolkit that boasts a new platform, an upgraded interface, and increased data capabilities, is now completely replacing the Stats Toolkit Excel. Support and downloads for the Stats Toolkit Excel will end on Dec 31, 2016. The new Stats Toolkit Pro offers statistical tools exclusively to NFPA members. This cloud-based platform is...

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In this blog Mr. Winston Wong, Bimba's Medical Segment, introduces the importance of using effective technologies to better automate, service and increase production efficiency in systems while ensuring a high level of customer safety. Introduction One important focus of the food and beverage market is ensuring that its consumer products are created, packaged and consumed...

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This blog is the last in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. In this series Mr. Wahl introduced valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  Today he is giving us a valve selection aid to help us...

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Poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle -- what you need to know This blog is the next in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle....

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This blog is the next in a series of blog posts contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  He will also give us a valve selection aid to help us determine which valve type suits...

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The next several blog posts are contributed by Philipp Wahl, Festo AG & Co. KG. Mr. Wahl introduces valve technologies, what we need to know about poppet valves, piston spool valves and the cartridge principle.  He will also give us a valve selection aid to help us determine which valve type suits us best. Piston Spool Valves...

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CCEFP fluid power researcher Elvira Rakova
We’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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In part one of the blog series I talked about the dynamics of single piece or modular suction cups.  In part two we will continue our discussion. Suction cups that don't come apart during the higher accelerations that are needed to facilitate fast cycle times can be attributed to the physical properties of single piece...

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