NFPA and CCEFP Form Collaborative Staffing Plan to Support Fluid Power Research, Education, and Promotion

Future of Pneumatics at Vanderbilt University

Months after launching a new giving and recognition society within the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to increase support for fluid power education and research, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have formed a collaborative, synergistic staffing plan to provide administrative support for those activities…

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2015 NFPA Industry & Economic Outlook Conference

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August 10-12, 2015 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is NFPA’s highly anticipated economic event for everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members alike—all are invited to attend. Focusing on the opportunities and threats associated with the economy, as they relate specifically to the…

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Market Information Programs by Member Type: MANUFACTURER

One of the most common questions asked by NFPA members when it comes to market information, as it relates to their membership benefits, is “What reports are available to my company?” In most cases, this is dependent on your membership type, i.e. manufacturer, distributor, product supplier, etc. NFPA’s market information programs are generally broken into…

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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Trends From Year 1 of Conflict Minerals Reporting In a recent webinar, two Deloitte CPAs provided a comprehensive review of manufacturers’ reporting practices and expectations for year two’s disclosure requirements. Watch the full recording for…

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NFPA is Piecing Together Your Global Marketplace

NFPA Global Fluid Power Reports and Forecast

In today’s fluid power industry, it’s rare to find organizations that don’t have some kind of global presence, which often has executives scrambling to find market information that identifies which international locations may be best suited for their company’s global business ventures. Well, look no further than NFPA for your global market information and data…

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NFPA is Piecing Together Your Global Marketplace

NFPA Global Fluid Power Reports and Forecast

In today’s fluid power industry, it’s rare to find organizations that don’t have some kind of global presence, which often has executives scrambling to find market information that identifies which international locations may be best suited for their company’s global business ventures. Well, look no further than NFPA for your global market information and data…

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Using Standards to Ease the Use of Fluid Power

Energy Efficient Hydraulics

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic…

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Using Standards to Ease the Use of Fluid Power

Energy Efficient Hydraulics

ISO Technical Committee (TC) 131 is responsible for standardization in the field of fluid power systems and components. The scope of the technical committee, its subcommittees and working groups comprises terminology, construction, principal dimensions, safety requirements and testing and inspection methods including such components as: accumulators, compressed air dryers, conductors (rigid and flexible), cylinders, electro-hydraulic…

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Communications Survey: Lack of Confidence in Social Media Success

I’ve been writing about different aspects of social media usage among NFPA members using both my own observations and survey data about member habits. While it’s easy to tell who is using social media for marketing, it’s harder to tell whose efforts are successful. Like the Facebook friend who posts every day but rarely gets…

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Communications Survey: Why do members use social media?

In my last article about social media, I wrote about what the results of the communications survey told us about the limited importance of social media in members’ marketing communications strategies. The survey results also gave some insight as to the intended purpose of member companies’ social media efforts. Based on my previous observations of…

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