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BEST of Industry Awards

NFPA Members Recognized with Best of Industry Awards at IFPE 2014

Congratulations to all recipients of Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ inaugural Best of Industry Awards presented at the 2014 IFPE show. These awards were created to recognize those in the industry that have done a great job evolving to help provide engineers with the critical information they need. New media have taken many forms, so they asked…
Gaurav Singh

Researcher Profile: Gaurav Singh

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One student benefiting from the funding is Gaurav Singh, a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign who is working on the Portable Pneumatically Powered…

IFPE Fluid Power Zone Poised to be Hydraulics & Pneumatics Hub at IMTS 2014

Registration for IMTS 2014 is now OPEN. Planning on walking the show?  Join the IFPE Fluid Power Zone exhibitors in the East Hall at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8-13, to see the latest in industrial automation solutions to their manufacturing technology needs. The 2014 IFPE Fluid Power Zone will be hosted by NFPA…
Harvester

Fluid Power’s Role in Our Nation’s Energy Efficient Future Part 3: Determining the Energy Consumption of Fluid Power Systems

Third in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,…
MAPI Summit

2nd Annual MAPI Executive Summit

The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation (MAPI) has extended a special invitation, along with a special discount, to CEOs and senior executives of NFPA manufacturing members to attend the MAPI Executive Summit being held May 15-16 in Chicago. The event will feature case studies from companies like Siemens, Parker Hannifin, Johnson Controls, and Caterpillar,…
Georgia Tech fluid power research

March Insights and Happenings in the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power

by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer Perhaps the most frequent feedback we get from our industry contacts at the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is the widespread need for increased fluid power education. Last month I talked about the Fluid Power Scholars Internship Program and how easy it is for your company…
Matt Alagna Thomas Magnete

Engineering Career Night Educates Students

On February 17, 2014, Mathew Alagna, CEO of Thomas Magnete USA LLC in Brookfield, WI spoke to students in grade 6 through seniors in high school at Engineering Career Night at Wauwatosa West High School. Matt talked about his education and career, their customer base, mechanical and electrical engineering and what a typical day at…
John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago

Hydraulics Demonstrated to High School Students

On February 24, 2014, John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago, WI spoke to forty sophomores, juniors and seniors at New Berlin West Middle/High School. These students had just started classes in fluid power. John talked about the basics of  hydraulics/fluid power, engineering careers and salaries, and showed videos of how hydraulics is used.…
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NFPA Unveils NFPA News: Online News Magazine

You Talked, We Listened Check out your NFPA News where you’ll find: Headlines Market Reports NFPA Events Member News Standards Workforce + Foundation News Online. All the time. Optimized for all devices.  NFPA News has been designed to give you quick, bite-size nuggets of information. Each week you will receive an email with just the headlines to…
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March MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief China’s Economic Reform Proposals Have Strategic Implications for Multinationals China’s new leaders recently revealed their economic reform agenda for the coming decade, and proposals cover the financial system, fiscal and tax policy, state-owned enterprises, urbanization…
NFPA Member Company News

Member Company News for March

In Memoriam Alan C. Warneke, formerly President of Ortman Fluid Power, passed away March 2, 2014 from lung cancer—he would have been 87 this month. Warneke started his career with the Parker Press Division. In 1972 he moved to Ortman Fluid Power, as the Sales Manager. Shortly after that, he was promoted to VP of…

NFPA to Host Two Regional Meetings This Spring

Minneapolis, MN | Hennepin Technical College April 1, 2014 Troy, MI | Somerset Inn May 21, 2014 NFPA Regional Meetings are free, networking/educational events designed to bring together NFPA members and non-members alike. This year along with our May Regional Meeting in Troy, MI, we added a Minneapolis, MN meeting to our roster.  Details and registration…