Tag Archives: hydraulics

Stats Deep Dive
NFPA’s Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) delivers a variety of industry expert-identified indicators for the fluid power industry every year. Whether short-term leading indicators, long-term leading indicators, or coincident indicators, attendees always walk away from this event with quite a few options. But before attendees apply these new resources back at the office, I...

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Stats Deep Dive
For over 50 years, NFPA manufacturer members have contributed monthly data to the  Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) program to get the aggregated industry results for tracking the latest market trends in pneumatic, industrial hydraulic, and mobile hydraulic products. That same market data also offers insights into your own company’s performance against the rest of the industry. While...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of November 7, 2018 Growth and decline trends for segments of the fluid power industry is something that fluid power manufacturers consistently seek to increase business intelligence and improve strategic planning. While NFPA performs numerous types of analysis on multiple data sources to assist members in gathering this type...

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fluid power standardization
The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to Subcommittee 6 - Contamination Control recently met in Memphis, Tennessee. Twenty-nine committee members came together to continue work on contamination-related standards, focusing on deliverables for the upcoming TC 131/SC6 meetings in Xinxiang, China, where three representatives from the U.S. TAG will meet with worldwide engineering counterparts. Two major...

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fluid power standardization
Work continues in the ISO Technical Committee 131 – Fluid power systems, Subcommittee 6 – Contamination Control and in the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to this subcommittee to revise ISO 11171, Calibration of automatic particle counters for liquids. Round robin testing is being conducted in parallel with the revision to support NIST’s development of SRM 2806d...

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NFPA News
A new book, Hydraulic Pumps & Motors and Their Applications, was released earlier this year. The book, written by former NFPA member P.K. Guha, gives historical background as well as modern applications of hydraulic pumps and motors. The content is meant to help fill knowledge gaps for engineers entering the fluid power industry and to...

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fluid power standardization
Standardization development continues in the field of fluid power systems and components. TC 131 - the technical committee directly responsible for fluid power has 224 published ISO standards to date. There are 49 currently under development. The following ISO standards were published this past month: Subcommittee 4 – Connectors (couplings) ISO 6164:2018 Hydraulic fluid power...

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Salt Lake City
The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on contamination control continued development of several fluid power filter-related ISO standards and interlaboratory tests at its recent meetings in Salt Lake City. Three projects in particular came to the forefront: Work continues in the revision of ISO 11171, Calibration of automatic particle counters for liquids. A round robin is going on...

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Strategic Planning
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On Friday June 1, 2018, NFPA held its quarterly Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar series at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. Having this half-day FPIC seminar at Argonne National Laboratory for the first time is significant because Argonne will be receiving funding from the Department of Energy...

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Strategic Planning
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Webinar “Advanced Hydraulic Fluids for Enhanced System Reliability” June 1, 2018; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm CST Register Here For the first time since starting the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium seminar series, NFPA members who cannot attend the in-person event can listen to the presentations in webinar format. The “Advanced Hydraulic...

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