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NCFP 2014 Proceedings Flash Drive
The 2014 Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power (NCFP) are now available. The technical papers were presented during IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5-7. With an emphasis on “green,” they contain improved and new concepts for basic design, application and system management of fluid power and power transmission. There...

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fluid power students keep learning
Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications...

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Hydraulic Cylinders
Two ISO draft International Standards related to cylinders have been circulated for ballot: ISO/DIS 4393 (basic series of piston strokes for fluid power cylinders [revision of ISO 4393:1978]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes 2014-05-12. ISO/DIS 6020-2 (mounting dimensions for 16 MPa compact hydraulic single rod cylinders [revision of ISO 6020-2:2006]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes...

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Montanta State University Servo Arm
Last semester, students in the ETME 430 Fluid Power Systems Design class at Montana State University constructed three lab apparatus projects. The entire effort, Automation Lab Project, was made possible through a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. With the funds, the school purchased a programmable logic controller (PLC), sensors and valves,...

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BEST of Industry Awards
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...

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Matt Alagna Thomas Magnete
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...

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STEM classes
On February 10, 2014, NFPA member, Tom Price, Jr., President of Price Engineering in Hartland, WI spoke to fifty 7th and 8th graders involved in STEM classes at North Lake School. Tom talked about his career and engineering careers, Price Engineering projects, and demonstrated hydraulics with a syringe. He fielded questions  from students about his...

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STEP Ahead - Women in Manufacturing
NFPA congratulates Judy Wojanis, president, Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc. for being honored as one of the Manufacturing Institute 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Award recipients. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the...

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