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CKD USA Corporation Rolling Meadows, IL - CKD USA Corporation is the US headquarters for CKD Corporation. For more than 70 years CKD has been engineering solutions for companies in the automotive, semiconductor, machine tool and general factory automation fields. CKD is a full line pneumatic, process control and electromechanical manufacturer serving the Global Market...

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by Eric Lanke, CEO Did you know that NFPA has been engaging in a dialogue with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)? You didn't? Well, I'm not surprised. After all, I haven't been writing very much about it. What's it all about, you ask? Well, at the highest level, it’s very simple. We would like...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
Five 2014 spring semester teaching grants have been awarded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. Each grant will help strengthen interest in fluid power and help the Foundation in its efforts to attract some of the best and brightest students to our field. This brings the number of teaching grants to 34, given out to...

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A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Thwarting the IP Grinches Intellectual property protection is critical, and the barrage of threats from trolls, pirates and hackers means that companies are litigating, not innovating. What's missing is a viable solution. Giving the PTO...

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Do you want to be sure that the fluid power graphical symbols you use every day are the latest and most accurate?  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) offers subscriptions to its graphical symbols collections via its Online Browsing Platform (OBP).  Users can purchase a yearly subscription to have online access to either the entire...

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Doc # Name Stage/Close Date Impact Cylinders ISO 3320: 2013 Metric fluid power cylinder bores, piston rod diameters and area ratios Third edition of International Standard published 2013-12-01, superseding ISO 3320:1987 and ISO 7181:1991. Provides a globally-agreed series of dimensions and area ratios from which to select If you would like more information about these...

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According to the recent NFPA Communications Survey, creating and maintaining a social media presence is becoming more and more critical to our member company's overall operations. Beginning with this issue of the Reporter Kari-Lynn will share social media news and updates as well as helpful "tools of the trade" to assist members in navigating the...

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Upcoming Events

2014 NFPA Annual Conference February 3-5, 2014 Eau Palm Beach, Manalapan, FL 2014 IFPE March 4-8, 2014 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Save the Date IFPS has dedicated June 19th as “Fluid Power Professionals' Day” - a day of recognition for all who work in the fluid power industry! Click here for more...

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