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NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants

Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants
fluid power scholarships

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Paton DeSha

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships 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 Board of Directors convened in Massachusetts in June 2022 to review NFPA’s performance over the past fiscal year and to make strategic…
Education Roadmap road to horizon

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…

Prepare for Networking at the 2022 IEOC with Conference Attendee List

2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)August 16 – 17, 2022The Westin Chicago Northwest Register | Book Your Hotel Room Fluid power professionals looking to connect with others in the industry will have ample opportunities at NFPA’s 2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. You can plan your networking strategy using the IEOC See Who’s Attending list to preview who will be…
fluid power standardization

ISO/TC 131 Standards Development Continues Virtually

U.S. engineers joined their global counterparts in May/June to continue the ISO/TC 131, Fluid power systems standards development work. Nine individual working groups met to discuss ballot results, update/revise, reaffirm, publish, or withdraw fluid power standards in pneumatic control products, hydraulic and pneumatic quick couplings, port and fitting ends, hydraulic installations and systems, and the energy…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Welcomes New Member: DGD Fluid Power

DGD Fluid Power is a partnership of specialists and engineers formed to develop new technology for use across all markets within the sphere of Fluid Power. We realized that there was a “gap” in available diagnostic instrumentation used to monitor the performance of hydraulic systems and components. We have filled that gap with new flow…

IEOC Early Bird Registration Deadline This Friday

2022 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)August 16 – 17, 2022The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, IL  NFPA members can save $150 on Industry & Economic Outlook Conference registration by taking advantage of early bird registration rates. Early bird registration for this year’s IEOC ends this Friday, July 8. This year’s IEOC will offer critical insight and…

Episode 77: Electrification of Hydraulic Wheel Loaders Maintains Relevance of Fluid Power

This episode features Marty Christianson, the Market Manager for E-Mobility and AE Cooling Systems at HYDAC, and we invited him into our forum to learn more about E-Mobility and the electrification of off-highway hydraulic equipment.  Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry…
Networking opportunities

NFPA Seeking Volunteers for Electrification in Fluid Power Task Force

Deadline to Respond is August 18, 2022 Electrification is a buzzword throughout most industries now and is a common topic being discussed at conferences, events, and board rooms. While many businesses and industries have already embraced electrification, others are still working to understand the impacts, opportunities, and decision points to make. To add further confusion,…
NFPA News

In Memoriam: Tom Wanke

The National Fluid Power Association is saddened to share the news that Tom Wanke, CFPE, director of the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium and Industry Relations at Milwaukee School of Engineering, passed away June 21, 2022. “Tom’s impact on the fluid power industry will be felt for generations,” said Eric Lanke, president and CEO of the…
Board of Directors

Message from the 2022-23 Board Chair

NFPA Well Positioned for Growth and Impactby Jim Kaas, President, IFP Motion Solutions, Inc. The NFPA Board of Directors convened in Massachusetts in June 2022 to review NFPA’s performance over the past fiscal year and to make strategic decisions for moving the association forward into the future. As Chair of the NFPA Board for 2022-23,…
fluid power scholarships

Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner – Brendan McCluskey

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships 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 Education and Technology Foundation has awarded nineteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brendan McCluskey.…