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NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference

2022 IEOC Speaker Lineup Finalized

2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference August 16-17, 2022 Register for IEOC  NFPA’s 2022 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference is slated to offer an enriching experience to connect with key industry players as well as learn from some of the brightest minds in economics. Learn about industry forecasts, geopolitical trends, the global marketplace and more from the…
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ISO Standards Impact Our World – U.S. Fluid Power Industry Needs Experts

NFPA is looking for engineers interested in participating in standards development activities as experts in ISO/TC 131 and/or the U.S. TAG to TC 131. One of the strengths of ISO standardization is that the standards are created by the people who need them. In the United States, 133 industry experts participate on 11 technical advisory…
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NFPA Welcomes New Member: SIKO

SIKO Products is a manufacturer of precision positioning systems for hydraulic cylinders and accumulators. SIKO Products positioning systems are draw wire encoder based, utilizing various analog and CAN based communication protocols. Designed for both industrial and mobile hydraulics, with available safety performance level PLd for critical safety applications and E1 certification for over the road…
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Register Today for Meeting Customer Needs: An Analysis from the NFPA Technology Roadmap

Meeting Customer Needs: An Analysis from the NFPA Technology RoadmapSeptember 28, 2022 – 10 AM CTWebinarRegister Today NFPA and PTDA members alike participated in the development of the 2021 NFPA Technology Roadmap, a document that, in part, describes the needs of 20 customer markets across the fluid power and power transmission spectrum. In this 60-minute…

Only a Few Spots Left at Murray State Career Fair

There are only a few spots left for Murray State University’s STEM Career Fair on September 28th from 2 PM – 5 PM CDT. Murray State University in Kentucky is set to become NFPA’s next Power Partner university and for its inaugural year as a Power Partner, Registration is free for NFPA member companies to…

Registration Now Open for September 2022 NFPA/FPIC/AEM Quarterly Conference

September 1, 2022 | 8:00am– 12:30pm (Central)Virtual Delivery It’s time to start making your plans to attend the September NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place September 1, 2022 and will be held jointly with the Association for Equipment Manufactures. The conference focus is on increasing efficiency and reducing emissions with electric-powered hydraulics…

Latest Industry Trends Data Now Available

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Plan Your Next Move NFPA’s industry reports, outlook surveys, forecasts, and data sources allow our members to understand trends and anticipate change with a variety of trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products, customer markets, and economic…

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Advocacy Toplines

NFPA’s membership in the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and its Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) gives NFPA members access to a wealth of information regarding the regulatory and government advocacy issues that NAM and CMA pursue on behalf of manufacturers. Check out the latest headlines and initiatives in this issue of NAM Advocacy Toplines…
2015 NFPA Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament Registration is OPEN

IEOC Golf Fundraiser – See Who’s Attending

NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser at the 2022 IEOCAugust 15, 2022The Schaumburg Golf ClubRegister for Golf  NFPA’s Industry and Economic Outlook Conference is best known for its premier networking, enriching educational content and, of course, the NFPA Foundation Golf Fundraiser. You can now plan your networking in advance by seeing who’s attending this years fundraiser. The Schaumburg Golf Club…

Episode 78: Pneumatic Cobots Create Repeatable Results for Crucial Industries

This episode features Jesse DeSanto, a National Product Development Manager for Cobots and Soft Robotics at SMC Corporation of America, and we invited him into our forum to learn about the pneumatic Cobots that are ensuring accurate and repeatable results in medical industry automation. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people,…

Meet the 2022 Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner

Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship 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. Colton Seitz of Collierville, Tennessee is the winner of the 2022 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship program received strong applications from…
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Oxford Economics: New Fluid Power Forecast and IEOC Speaker Preview

NFPA’s member hub has been updated with Oxford Economics’ Summer Global Fluid Power Report and Forecast. This report contains by-country customer market and fluid power forecasts. See the latest macro summaries and analysis of over 20 different countries with this update. Highlights from the latest report include: U.S. hydraulic demand growth is expected to end…