IFPE Preview: Unique Role that Distributors Play in the Electrification of Mobile Machines – Fluid Power Forum Episode 92 Now Live 

This episode features Jim Kaas, the President of IFP Motion Solutions, Inc. IFP is a distributor of hydraulic power units and automation systems. Listen to the Podcast Here IFP is NFPA’s Gold Sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship one can have within our organization. Jim is also Chair of the NFPA Board of Directors for…

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Pack Expo Presentation: Smart Pneumatics for Packaging Machines – Fluid Power Forum Episode 91 Now Live 

This episode features Frank Langro, the Director of Product Market Management, Pneumatic Automation, North America at Festo. Listen to the Podcast Here Fluid Power Forum recently hosted an education program at PACK EXPO, the large trade show for the processing and packaging industry. Our event focused on Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging Machines. We had three great presenters…

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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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Properly Adjusted Air Cushion Solution Improves Actuator Productivity, Machine Reliability and Saves Money – Part Three

“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 third post in series…

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