See Innovative Technology in Action at FPIRC16

Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2016 (FPIRC16)
October 10-12
Minneapolis, MN
Co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)   

FPIRC allows attendees to engage with the best and the brightest research faculty, trained students, and practitioners in the field of fluid power technology.   Two such engagement opportunities include the optional tours that will take place after the event, Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  Each tour costs $75 to attend.  Both tours have optional transportation provided.  See details here.

  • Tour 1 – Cummins Power Generation and University of Minnesota Research Facilities
    Cummins Power Generation (CPG) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of power generation equipment, including PowerCommand standby and prime power systems.  Part of the world-wide power systems business which has annual sales of more than $1.2 billion, CPGs strength comes from being a division of Cummins Inc.  This tour will focus on the engineering test facilities at CPG’s world headquarters in Fridley, MN.The University of Minnesota is home to CCEFP headquarters and several fluid power research laboratories ranging from human-scale to large wind power applications. This tour will provide access to a variety of research facilitates in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

    More tour information available HERE.

  • Tour 2 – Eaton Hydraulics and MTS Systems
    Eaton Hydraulics is a leading provider of fluid power components and engineered systems. The primary research and development center for this global organization is in Eden Prairie, MN. This tour will focus on Eaton’s capability in product development, testing and system integration.MTS is a recognized global leader in providing custom, industry-leading test and simulation solutions, all precisely engineered to meet unique customer specifications. MTS’s expertise and deployment of fluid power in providing these solutions are unique to the industry. This tour will cover some of the unique applications, with a focus on fluid power technology, that are currently assembled.

    More tour information available HERE.

Learn more and register for the conference here.

Recent Posts

Catching Up With NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winners; 2022 Winner Seeking Fluid Power Internship

By: Haley Nemeth The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six scholarships to students through the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship awards $30,000 ($7,500 per year for four years) to high school seniors who participate in a VEX, FIRST®, or NRL Robotics Competition Team and uses pneumatics in the competition robot. The goal of…

Read More

NFPA Invites Members to Update Their Member Directory Listing

As part of an effort to update the online NFPA Member Directory, to include more member company branches in NFPA events taking place across North America, we would like to collect your updated member company information – including current staff and affiliate branch locations. The most valuable information to update is as follows: Member company…

Read More

2023 Spring Economic Update Webinar – Register Today!

NFPA Economic Update WebinarFeaturing Jim Meil of ACT ResearchWednesday, March 29, 10:00am CSTRegistration Open Registration is now open for the March 29th Economic Update webinar featuring Jim Meil (Principal, Industry Analysis – ACT Research.) The event will take place virtually. This event will provide insights into the latest economic developments & future trends for the…

Read More