CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge to thousands of fluid power professionals across the industry since 1960, which has made it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion controls industry certifications. These certifications help individuals and companies alike increase their credibility within...

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NFPA membership connections
VEST, Inc. is an innovation-driven company offering hydraulic systems engineering software solutions for distributors, system integrators, and select hydraulic OEMs. VEST has offered a variety of desktop solutions to the fluid power industry since 2000 that provide engineers with the end-to-end automation needed to perform 2D/3D CAD design of hydraulic circuits and manifold assemblies. VEST...

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NFPA Member Company News
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 Ross Controls. Troy, Michigan-based Ross Controls recently acquired Pneumatrol Ltd., a pneumatic component manufacturer headquartered in Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, UK. Pneumatrol started in 2013 and manufactures hazardous and safe-area...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
NFPA / Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference September 6, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here The best month to visit Milwaukee just got better! The second of four NFPA/FPIC Regional Conferences with an Internet of Things (IoT) focus is coming up fast, and it’s a great opportunity to: Learn about IoT design...

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IEOC
More than 320 attendees from over 193 companies in the fluid power industry attended the 2019 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort. NFPA’s commitment to the Internet of Things and other key technology trends affecting the industry came through in conference content in addition to overall industry forecasts from conference favorites...

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Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year’s MFG Day will be Friday, October 4. Because of its alignment with our workforce development objectives, NFPA will again support events related to MFG Day through our own programs and by encouraging member companies...

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Collaboration
NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute continues to provide resumes of program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. Maryland and Nebraska are new additions to the candidate pool, bringing the total number...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Maximus Addington. He is attending the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado this fall and is working on a degree in engineering. We asked Maximus about winning the scholarship . . ....

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NFPA member news
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. Cleveland, Ohio-based Applied Industrial Technologies recently agreed to acquire Olympus Controls Corp. Olympus is an automation solutions provider of motion control, machine vision, and...

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