NFPA News
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) recently announced the release of a new Fluid Power Reference Handbook, a resource for hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control professionals. This handbook not only helps current professionals but also future fluid power professionals. The resource will be provided to student teams that participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge...

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The entire NFPA staff recently attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s “Introduction to Hydraulics for Industry Professionals” led by Dr. Medhat Khalil, the Director of Professional Education & Research Development. The course was held at NFPA member GS Global Resource’s headquarters in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The one-day seminar introduced hydraulic systems from the basic concepts to...

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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 Motion Industries. Motion Industries recently announced the promotion of Chris Pacer to Vice President of the company's newly formed Central Group as of January 1, 2020. Pacer...

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2020 Annual Conference Suite Deal
2020 NFPA Annual Conference February 11-13, 2020 Mandarin Oriental Miami, Miami, Florida Learn More | Register | Book Hotel Room The 2020 Annual Conference hotel rooms at the Mandarin Oriental Miami are going fast! The deadline for the NFPA hotel room rate is January 17, 2020, or when sold out. Scheduled for February 11-13, the 2020 Annual Conference includes expanded general session programming...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
2020 Detroit NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference March 5, 2020 | 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan Register Here Expand your knowledge of advanced sensor technologies for fluid power systems at the March 5 NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference, presented by NFPA and MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). The speaker lineup for this event has...

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Fluid Power Forum Podcast - Episode 12 - IoT-Enabled Telematics
Episode 12 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Chad Repp of HED Inc. who presents use cases from his work with heavy equipment and automotive OEMs to design IoT-enabled telematic solutions for fluid power systems. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry...

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Programs like the Power Partner University Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Fluid Power Careers Information Session April 2, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Purdue University 610 Purdue...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge final Design and Specification Midway Reviews are coming up in the next few...

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Stats Deep Dive
Some time ago, in an article titled "'A Sure Thing' in Future Trends of Fluid Power Shipments", I identified three very consistent trends in fluid power shipments spanning a ten-year period (2008 – 2017) using “month-to-month % change” analysis on historical shipments index data from NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics Program.  Those trends and historical analysis...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In pursuing our mission of strengthening the fluid power industry, NFPA is focused on four key strategic objectives. Here’s a quick summary of the ways NFPA members can benefit from the programs associated with the first of those objectives. We call that objective Effective Forum, and it’s where NFPA...

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