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The second edition of the International Standard for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators, ISO 19973-4:2014, was published in March 2014. The standard provides test procedures for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using the general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. ISO 19973-4 applies to manually adjustable and...

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August  11-13, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 11th. The 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations. We also...

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NCFP 2014 Proceedings Flash Drive
The 2014 Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power (NCFP) are now available. The technical papers were presented during IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5-7. With an emphasis on “green,” they contain improved and new concepts for basic design, application and system management of fluid power and power transmission. There...

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Fourth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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Kaman Corporation announced completion of the acquisition of the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers) by its Distribution Segment, acting through its subsidiary, Kaman Fluid Power, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  More information is available at www.kaman.com.
IEOC Golf Tournament
Where can you meet with customers, suppliers, distributors and just all-around great fluid power people while enjoying a beautiful summer afternoon? At the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling, IL, for the 2014 NFPA Invitational Golf Tournament—that’s where.  The tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 11 with an 11:00 am shotgun start.  Set for the...

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Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications...

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CCEFP Annual Meeting
The NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Power (CCEFP) and Vanderbilt University will host the most innovative minds in fluid power at its upcoming Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, October 13- 15, 2014. Join the CCEFP to learn the latest in creative solutions to overcome both hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges. Meet one-on-one with fluid...

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NFPA Member Company News
Concentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing at Concentric Rockford Inc. Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Matt began his career with Concentric, in 1998 and returned in 2008 as OEM Account Manager. He will now take on...

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