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Meet NFPA's newest members

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Angelina College Lufkin, TX – Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,900 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serves twelve counties of East Texas. Angelina College offers a strong slate of programs for fluid power including fluid power system design, basic hydraulics, pneumatics and advanced courses. Member since 2/25/2014. Bailey International…
NFPA Detroit Regional Meeting

2014 Detroit Regional Meeting May 21st

Registration is open for the Detroit Regional Meeting in Troy, MI at the Somerset Inn. Always free and scheduled to fit within your busy workday.  Plus for 2014, we are excited to have David Littmann, formerly of Comerica Bank, back to present. Details and registration can be found here. For more information, contact Leslie Miller…
ISO Standards

Getting Machinery Builders Engaged in ISO Project for Gas-Loaded Accumulators

The ISO working group on accumulators is developing an ISO document for requirements, especially for performance, for gas-loaded accumulators (ISO/TS 16920). The intention of the project is to create a single document to replace the current regional and national standards that limit global trade in and use of accumulators on machinery (including construction and agricultural…
NFPA Member Company News

NFPA Member Company News – April

Kaman Corporation announced that its Distribution Segment, Kaman Distribution Group (Kaman), has executed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers). The acquisition significantly expands Kaman’s footprint in both fluid power and automation. The transaction is expected to close early in the…
Standards Development

Standards Development Activity for April

  A proposal to revise ISO 11943:1999 (methods of calibration and validation of on-line automatic particle-counting systems) is out for ballot.  The U.S. TAG ballot to determine the USA vote closes 2014-04-09. ISO/FDIS 7241-1 (hydraulic quick-action coupling dimensions and requirements [revision of ISO 7241-1:1987]) is out for ballot.  The U.S. TAG ballot to determine the USA…
MAPI April

April 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 Europe Slips in Rankings for Ease of Doing Business Between 2009 and 2014, international rankings for ease of doing business improved in only about a third of 29 European economies. This would justify the (cautious)…
Innovation Awards

NFPA Innovation Awards Help Members Build Powerful Relationships

The NFPA Innovation Awards were developed by the NFPA Marketing Committee as an industry-wide promotion to recognize “new, emerging or interesting applications of fluid power that demonstrate fluid power’s competitive advantages.” The goal of the program continues to be to increase the visibility of fluid power. In 2014 we are opening up the award nomination process to the…
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…

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,…