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NFPA Research Supplement Update: High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our…

Take Advantage of Exhibit Space Discounts at the Motion + Power Technology Expo

Exhibit Space Contract Now Available. Claim Your Space Today! Become one of the first to take advantage of the NFPA member discount to exhibit at the new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo). This unique trade show and conference will have: 3 days of education sessions, networking, and a full exhibit hall 4,000 attendees across the fluid…

Annual Conference Hotel Rooms Are Going Fast

The 2019 Annual Conference hotel rooms at the legendary Montage-Laguna Beach are selling out quickly! The deadline for the NFPA hotel room rate is February 15, but some room nights are already sold out! Scheduled for March 5-7, the 2019 Annual Conference includes expanded general session programming with more speakers on more diverse topics to…

NFPA Research Supplement Update: Science of Pattern Coating onto Heterogeneous Surfaces Using a Hybrid Tool

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our…
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NFPA Welcomes New Supplier Member: CSB Americas

CSB Americas is a high-tech enterprise specializing in R & D, production, and sale of self-lubricating bearings. The main products are bi-metal self-lubricating bearings, metallic-composite self-lubricating bearings, metal-based self-lubricating bearings, composite self-lubricating bearings, of which about 50 percent are exported to more than 30 countries and regions, such as Europe, Japan and the United States.…

Annual Conference Early Bird & Suite Deal Deadlines Fast Approaching

The 2019 Annual Conference registration is in full swing. You’ll find yourself in sunny and warm California in no time. Right now, NFPA members across the fluid power supply chain are taking advantage of the perks of registering early. Register for the Annual Conference by Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and you’ll receive the Early Bird Rate…
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Committee Members Help NFPA Succeed

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of the greatest strengths that NFPA has is its network of dedicated volunteers from our member companies that participate on our committees. These volunteers provide the critical expertise that is needed to help NFPA to stay on track with its mission and ultimately achieve its goals. All the…

NFPA Research Supplement Update: Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our…
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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Hansa-Flex USA

HANSA-FLEX is a leading global system provider in the field of fluid technology. Their 3,800 employees in over 420 locations on five continents service over 100,000 customers with one of the largest hydraulic and pneumatic product portfolios available. Products include pipe fittings, clamps, hose technology, ball valves, seals and measuring instrumentation. The company also manufactures…

NFPA Education Partner Seeking Tenure-Track Engineering Professor

NFPA works with a growing number of schools, educators, and students across the country to help grow fluid power education and workforce development. One of our partners, Purdue University, is looking for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering. This is an academic year, tenure track, research and teaching…
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Member News: Applied Industrial Technologies Acquires Fluid Power Sales

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. Applied Industrial Technologies recently announced its acquisition of Fluid Power Sales. Fluid Power Sales is a manufacturer and distributor of a variety of components,…

Registration Open for 2019 Annual Conference

Scheduled for March 5-7, the 2019 Annual Conference includes expanded general session programming with more speakers on more diverse topics to provide solid takeaways for companies throughout the fluid power supply chain. The conference will be held at the highest-rated location from NFPA Members—the Montage-Laguna Beach in sunny California! Registration and room block are now…