NFPA Helps ISO Work Toward Hydraulic Filter Energy Efficiency Standards

fluid power standardization

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Using a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors recently adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems.…

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NFPA, IFPS Members Educate DOE Assessors on Fluid Power Efficiency

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  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   The U.S. Department of Energy maintains more than twenty Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) around the United States—university programs where energy management engineering students perform no-cost assessments of industrial facilities and make recommendations for reducing their overall energy consumption. According to the data I saw when I attended an…

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NFPA Helps ISO Work Toward Fluid Power Energy Efficiency Standards

Standards Development

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   Utilizing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors recently adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and…

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Compressed air: the most expensive energy in a production facility

This is the second blog in a series, contributed by Festo Corporation, that focuses on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. According to Festo, “This is the goal of every manufacturer, but in order to optimize usage, machine builders and manufacturers alike…

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Innovative Air Cushion Solution Improves Actuator Productivity, Machine Reliability and Saves Money – Part 2

“A common goal throughout the business world is to increase productivity while reducing costs. This certainly applies to machine design, which means achieving the fastest possible cycle times. For pneumatic systems, this often requires running actuators as fast as possible without introducing excessive shock loads to the system.” This is the second post in series…

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Energy Efficient Fluid Power Conference Will Return at IFPE 2017

Fluid Power's Energy Efficient Future

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The Energy Efficient Hydraulics and Pneumatics Conference (EEHPC) is an event co-sponsored by NFPA, the FPDA Motion & Control Network, and the International Fluid Power Society. It has been held three times, in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Each time, content has been targeted to engineers and technicians in fluid power’s…

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ISO Technical Committee Works to Advance Energy Efficiency

The International Standards Organization (ISO) technical committee for fluid power (TC 131), along with 19 of its subcommittees and working groups, converged on Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Milan, Italy in October to foster standards development within the hydraulics and pneumatics industries. The delegates in each committee/working group worked diligently to resolve and move many fluid…

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