Registration Closing Soon for October CCEFP Summit

CCEFP Summit

The next CCEFP Summit will take place at the University of Minnesota, October 16-18, 2018. Registration closes September 28, 2018. Attendees will get the latest developments in fluid power research, including from the projects recently awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation. Presentation topics include: energy conversion, storage, fluid power components, surface modification, and more. This Summit will…

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Hydraulics and the Internet of Things – Webinar

NFPA membership continues to grow

You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things…but do you know what it will mean for fluid power in coming years?  Machine connectivity and data flow via the web could have wide-ranging effects on products, systems, service, as well as customer expectations. NFPA commissioned a survey-based study by IHS Markit to take a look at several key…

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Stay Ahead of the Curve 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)    In addition to FPIRC’s collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and local industry and laboratory tours, keynote presentations provide another opportunity for attendees to learn…

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Registration Open for FPIRC 2016

October 10-12, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minnesota The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. Conference presenters include industry practitioners and leaders,…

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IMTS 2016 – IFPE Fluid Power Zone Exhibiting Space Filling Fast

Hosted by NFPA within the Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) and Industrial Automation North America (IANA) shows, the IFPE Fluid Power Zone will once again be the fluid power hub during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, September 12-17, 2016. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone will showcase new and recently launched fluid…

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FPIRC Recap – The Intersection of Fluid Power Technology, Workforce and Innovation

FPIRC Poster Show

The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference, FPIRC, held October 14 – 16 in Chicago, had a record number of international attendees from industry, research faculty, students and the media.   The event featured technical breakout sessions on advanced fluid power research, a keynote talk on organized innovation, tours of local engineering and national laboratories and…

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Latest Pneumatic Research Featured in “Future of Pneumatics” PACK EXPO Las Vegas Exhibit

Visitors to Future of Pneumatics at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily need to stay in Vegas.  The word is out – NFPA, Vanderbilt University, and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) made a second appearance this year before the advanced processing and packaging machine builders  – this time in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention. Last week,…

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NFPA Publishes 2015 Update to its Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry

Education Roadmap road to horizon

By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   A new publication, the 2015 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: https://www.nfpa.com/aboutnfpa/technology-roadmap_2015.aspx  The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that…

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