Tag Archives: research

NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO A new publication, the 2019 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design, Manufacture and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems, has been published by the National Fluid Power Association. Copies can be downloaded after a brief registration process from the following website: https://www.nfpa.com/home/workforce/Fluid-Power-Industry-Roadmap.htm The purpose of the Roadmap is to...

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fluid power podcast
Episode 2 of NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast is now live. This episode features David Gray of Evonik Oil Additives, who talks about polymers that can control the viscosity of hydraulic oil – keeping it thick as it warms up to deliver both system efficiency and productivity gains in both mobile and industrial equipment. This fluid power industry-focused...

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CCEFP Summit
Registration is now open for the next CCEFP Summit, which will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 22-24, 2019. The program features the latest developments in fluid power research projects, including projects awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation in 2018. Topics include energy conversion, storage, fluid power components, and surface modification. Attendees...

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IFPE 2020
IFPE 2020 March 10-14, 2020 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada IFPE 2020 is not only set to offer opportunities for fluid power companies to show off their latest technologies to existing and potential customers, but will also provide opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike to learn about the latest breakthroughs in fluid power...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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fluid power podcast
NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast has officially launched. This episode features Mike Stewart of Steelhead Composites, who talks about lightweight hydraulic accumulators and some of their unique applications, ranging from launching things into space to operating subsea and everywhere in between.   The industry-focused podcast series highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
NFPA / Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) Regional Conference September 6, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Expand your knowledge of IoT enablers and how to make, move, and view data at the September 6 NFPA / FPIC Regional Conference, presented by NFPA and MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). This half day conference, which...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO At our recent Annual Conference in Laguna Beach, California, I shared the key ways NFPA is fulfilling its mission to strengthen the fluid power industry. In this, the fifth and final NFPA News post in this series, I’d like to share some of the things I said regarding NFPA’s...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 7, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Make connections with other fluid power professionals and learn more about the Internet of Things in the fluid power industry at the upcoming MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee on June 7. NFPA members are able to register for...

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