NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference
March 2021 NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference March 4, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:50 AM (Central Time) Virtual Delivery Register Now It’s time to register for the virtual March 4 NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place March 4, 2021 and be focused on Advanced Technologies for Improving Pneumatic Systems Efficiency and will provide the insights...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Eighty-eight members of the NFPA Roadmap Committee met virtually on January 21, 2021, to review the results of a recent survey NFPA conducted on technology drivers in the twenty largest fluid power customer markets. The survey received responses from 113 individuals across the fluid power supply chain, including many...

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Episode 40 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Dr. Eric Barth, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Listen below to hear about his new servo pump, developed to advance hydraulically actuated soft robotics technology. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications...

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Future Leaders Webinar
2021 NFPA Annual Conference  February 24-26, 2021 Virtual & In-Person Options Available Learn More | Register  Underlining the key benefits of NFPA’s Future Leaders Network, the 2021 Annual Conference will offer lots of great opportunities for education and networking, plus some fun! On Wednesday, February 24, the Future Leaders will convene virtually for a short meeting featuring Paul Cooke, formerly Regional President...

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Stats Deep Dive
What you should know: CU data can predict turning points in general manufacturing trends, anticipate price inflation and foresee supply bottlenecks. CU data is included in NFPA’s Trends in Capacity Utilization. CU data is a strong economic indicator for fluid power. CU has an 91.8% correlation with Total Fluid Power Shipments. Capacity utilization index (CU),...

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As many of you know, the Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. Without donations from Pascal members, NFPA would not be able to fund all of our workforce programs that help...

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The 2021 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and Fluid Power Journal, and the deadline for submissions is March 31. There will be a one week voting period for People's Choice Winner after March 31, and there will be three winners for each category. This year’s categories include...

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NFPA Member Company 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 Kraft Fluid Systems. Kraft Fluid Systems recently announced the promotion of Scott Durand to president and Melissa Book to chief financial officer. Durand joined Kraft in 2001...

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Networking opportunities
2021 NFPA Annual Conference  February 24-26, 2021 Virtual & In-Person Options Available Learn More | Register  The NFPA Annual Conference is an event that features fascinating speakers, valuable networking and an array of networking activities. Past Annual Conference attendees could choose to go golfing or sight-seeing with other attendees, but this year’s virtual version of the conference (running concurrently with the in-person...

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Fluid Power Forum Podcast
NFPA is now in its third year of producing our podcast, Fluid Power Forum. The podcast (which you can listen to here) aims to showcase the crucial role of hydraulics and pneumatics in our world. We’re now looking for NFPA members who are interested in being interviewed about the implementation of their company’s products. The podcast...

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