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fluid power standardization

ISO/TC 131 Fluid Power Systems Spring Meetings Held in Paris

Six TC 131 working groups focused on hydraulic and pneumatic systems, pneumatic control products, treatment of air, accumulators, and water hydraulics met in Paris in mid-May to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development. Participating countries included France, Italy, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, and Turkey. NFPA would like to thank…
Master Pneumatic Fluid Power Action Challenge

Action Challenge Enhances Project-Based Learning for Middle Schools

Master Pneumatic held its fifth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College this spring. While Master Pneumatic welcomed a new middle school, Detroit Waldorf, to compete this year, Warren Consolidated school district has been participating since the beginning. The director of MMSTC, (MS)2TC, MSVPA, and Special Programs for Warren Consolidated had this to…
Golf

Get Ready for the 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament

August 12, 2019 Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, IL Registration is now open for the 2019 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament will be held at the Willow Crest Golf Club, which is on the grounds of the host hotel of the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. Played in a “Four Player Modified Scramble”…

Get Hands-On with IoT and Fluid Power

Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 7, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here The June 7 half-day Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar will feature a number of experts on IoT applications in the fluid power industry, including Jeremy Drury, Vice President, IoT Diagnostics. Drury’s presentation will center around an IoT-enabled fluid power system…

University Fluid Power Clubs Will Connect Students to Local Industry

NFPA is building resources for students at all grade levels to be educated in fluid power and working to connect these students to NFPA industry members for career information and jobs. Most recently, we have begun helping support fluid power clubs at universities in order for engineering students to explore fluid power in greater depth…

MSOE Dedicates New Motion Control Lab

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On May 13, I attended a dedication event for the new Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Motion Control Lab. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation supported the project by giving MSOE a $97,000 Lab Grant in 2013, which they used to rebuild and upgrade the existing lab to reflect…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: Ingersoll-Rand Acquires Precision Flow Systems

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 Ingersoll-Rand. Ingersoll-Rand recently announced its acquisition of Precision Flow Systems in a transaction that was completed May 15. The acquisition will complement the company’s ARO brand of…

2019 Vehicle Challenge Students Win Major College Award

After this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, the Director of Senior Design at Cleveland State University (CSU) followed up to share that out of the 75 projects on display at Cleveland State’s 2019 Senior Design Symposium and poster competition, this year’s Cleveland State Vehicle Challenge team won! Seven industry reps representing each of the…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: HAWE Acquires HOERBIGER’s Automation Technology Division

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 HAWE Hydraulik. HAWE Hydraulik recently announced its acquisition of HOERBIGER’s Automation Technology Division, effective May 1, 2019. HAWE is taking over all employees at the three existing…

Expand Your IoT Knowledge at June 7 FPIC Seminar

Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 7, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Expand your knowledge of the Internet of Things in fluid power at the June 7 half-day Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar. This seminar will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee and will kick off with breakfast and networking. The presentations for…
IFPE 2020

Keep on Track for a Strong IFPE 2020

IFPE 2020 March 10-14, 2020 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada IFPE 2020 is less than a year away, but now is the time to start planning your show presence and letting your customers know you’ll be there. Here are some ways to get a start: Explore the exhibitor resources on IFPE.com. More will…
Detroit Regional Meeting

Fluid Power Professionals Explore Creative Recruitment Strategies at Minneapolis Regional

Over 40 fluid power professionals, as well as a few students, met over lunch this year for the 2019 Minneapolis Regional Meeting, which was hosted at the Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Campus. This year’s featured speakers were John Stenz, CEO, and Karen Friary, PHR, both of NFPA member company, FORCE America. John and Karen’s…