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  By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Every other year, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) engages with stakeholders across the fluid power supply chain to refresh and re-publish its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry. The NFPA Roadmap is a document that describes the evolving needs of companies in fluid power’s many customer markets,...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO After an initial call for volunteers, more than 80 industry professionals from across the fluid power supply chain have signed up to be part of the 2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee. They will work together in the first half of 2021 to discuss and produce the 2021 NFPA Technology Roadmap, a...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA is calling on all members to help populate the roster of the 2021 NFPA Roadmap Committee. We specifically need professionals from across the fluid power supply chain – including from our primary customer markets – to serve on next year’s committee and help us produce the 2021 NFPA...

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Programs like the NFPA Research Supplement Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently had the pleasure of attending the October 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid...

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fluid power podcast
Episode 6 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s new fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Mark Bokorney of Sun Hydraulics who, as the chair of NFPA’s Roadmap Committee, led the committee's 2019 update to the Technology Roadmap for the U.S. Fluid Power Industry – a document that lays out a pre-competitive R&D agenda for fluid power technology to better...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I hope everyone is downloading and enjoying our bi-weekly episodes of Fluid Power Forum – NFPA’s new podcast focused on interesting and innovative uses of fluid power, and the people behind them. With the publication of the 2019 NFPA Technology Roadmap (download your copy here), there’s a new laundry...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) June 7, 2019 Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Register Here Expand your knowledge of the Internet of Things in fluid power at the June 7 half-day Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar. This seminar will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee and will kick off with breakfast and networking. The presentations for...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference Technology Roadmap Forum lunch session, which covered the content of 2017 NFPA Technology Roadmap updates. The NFPA Technology Roadmap was created to provide an industry-wide consensus on the pre-competitive research...

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NFPA member news
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   A new publication, the 2017 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design 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: http://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/fluidpowertechnologyroadmaps.aspx The purpose of the Roadmap is to...

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MSOE FPIC
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) September 8, 2017 InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee, WI Register Here Learn more about energy efficient hydraulic fluids at MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC), September 8, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A full agenda for the seminar is available here. All NFPA members are able to attend free, but members...

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