Author Archives: Pete Alles

March 1 FPIC Seminar
On March 1, the Milwaukee School of Engineering hosted the latest Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar in Milwaukee. As a partner organization, a large number of NFPA members attended at no charge. The presentation content focused on recent developments in the electrification of fluid power systems, across the entire landscape, from mobile hydraulics, to...

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Regional Meeting
2019 Detroit Regional Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2019 John Wayne Lewis Center of Macomb Community College Warren, Michigan This year’s Detroit Regional Meeting highlights two key areas that are affecting the future of the fluid power industry: the Internet of Things and workforce development. Covering the Internet of Things will be “A Practical Approach to Innovation – Theories...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
In June 2018, as part of the ongoing efforts to help members keep up with key trends affecting the fluid power industry, the NFPA Board of Directors set a goal to recruit five companies that provide services and products related to the Internet of Things into NFPA membership by the end of June 2019. Since...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
At its June 2018 strategic planning meeting, the NFPA Board of Directors identified the Industrial Internet of Things as a key trend affecting the industry about which NFPA should seek to provide information to members. We’ve moved forward on several fronts; With Board approval, we altered the definition of the NFPA supplier membership to specifically...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
The NFPA Internet of Things Committee held a conference call December 12 to discuss the results of the recent survey of members concerning IoT capabilities and what the results mean for plans going forward. The conclusions they made, based in part on the survey, are that: There’s an opportunity for the Committee to create a...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
NFPA’s Internet of Things Committee is moving forward in developing resources and programming aimed at building a stronger awareness of IoT and IoT approaches for fluid power, including: Web-based IoT resources for members; Conference and webinar programming on IoT strategy and tactics; Recruiting IoT service providers into membership; Surveying members to benchmark the current state...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
Members of NFPA’s new Internet of Things Committee recently began scoping out activities to help NFPA bring useful information about IoT and fluid power to members. The committee agreed on two initial projects moving forward: An email-based survey of members to benchmark the current state of IoT activity within the fluid power industry. Respondents will...

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Collaboration
The Industrial Internet of Things is developing rapidly, with the potential to transform products, services, markets, and how people and businesses function. Fluid power as a technology, and as an industry, is no exception. Explore ways to make your company as well as the fluid power industry survive and thrive during these times of change...

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Industrial Internet of Things
Back in February, the NFPA Board of Directors identified the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a development trend NFPA should be watching in order to consider how we might help members and the industry leverage IIoT as part of our mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. NFPA’s Supplier membership was also recently rewritten...

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NFPA News
It’s been a solid growth year for the fluid power industry overall, and if you missed the 2018 NFPA Annual Report, it’s been a great year for the association as well. Thanks to member support, NFPA market information programs, many of which depend on member participation, continue to be a reliable source of predictive information:...

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