CEO_video_strategy_agenda update
A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, providing an update to the NFPA Strategy Agenda, the Board members working to define it, and some highlights of its success over the past year. Watch the video below: [youtube id="n08AMFaROMY" width="620" height="360"]
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Surges in the Second Quarter The second quarter data for U.S. and Chinese global trade in manufactures indicates momentum toward double-digit deficit growth for the U.S. in 2014. The Chinese surplus...

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CCEFP_Orthosis
By Mike Gust One of the many ways that the NFPA Foundation supports the workforce development needs of our industry is through its fluid power research grant award program. These awards are designed to connect graduate students from universities across the country to our industry through pre-competitive research targeting potential breakthrough technologies. I am pleased...

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NFPA membership continues to grow
AAH Fluid Power Chesterfield, MI - AAH Fluid Power is a provider of remanufactured and new replacement piston and vane pumps, motors and valves. Their key brands include: Denison, Oilgear, Racine, Rexroth and Vickers. They also offer a full repair service program. Member since 8/22/2014. Greenco Manufacturing Corporation Tampa, FL - Greenco Corporation manufactures pneumatic...

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Energy Efficiency in construction equipment
This is the first article in a series being written in NFPA News to keep our members better informed about Standards development and to also report on the progress of this energy efficiency initiative as it relates to ISO Standards. In an effort to ensure a better design and maintenance in existing fluid power components...

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Membership continues to grow
Honeywell Sensing & Control Golden Valley, MN - Honeywell S&C offers more than 50,000 products ranging from snap action, limit, toggle and pressure switches to position, speed and airflow sensors to meet any industry's requirements and any company's needs. While our switch and sensor solutions meet a wide array of basic and complex applications, our...

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NFPA Confidential Shipment Statistics
NFPA is a source for data that can help you identify industry trends. The data used in the trend charts are just a few examples drawn from NFPA's Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program. The full CSS report is available only to NFPA members who participate in the CSS program. To participate and start getting the...

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NFPA_Forecast_Report_US_Customer Markets
Look ahead and anticipate change with the NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets. This quarterly report, supplied by Alan Beaulieu and the Institute for Trend Research (ITR), includes an outlook, trend graph and commentary on the current year and next two years ahead for all of fluid power’s most popular customer markets, hydraulics, pneumatics, and...

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ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
ISO 7241:2014 which specifies the interface dimensions and basic performance requirements for two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings has recently been published. This Standard provides users of hydraulic components with a standardized method to help reduce the environmental impact of fluid power components and systems. The two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings are in widespread...

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Danfoss India and Eaton Teaching Fluid Power in India
On Pascal Day, June 19, the Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) began teaching fluid power to 7th and 8th grade students in Pune, India. The curriculum they used was provided by NFPA and was from the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin School District. Danfoss India sponsored the hydraulic kits and Eaton volunteers participated. The group has held...

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