Episode 77: Electrification of Hydraulic Wheel Loaders Maintains Relevance of Fluid Power

This episode features Marty Christianson, the Market Manager for E-Mobility and AE Cooling Systems at HYDAC, and we invited him into our forum to learn more about E-Mobility and the electrification of off-highway hydraulic equipment.  Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry…

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Episode 76: Iowa State University’s Power Partner Status Benefits Students and Members

This episode features Brian Steward, a professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Saxon Ryan, an assistant teaching professor, both at Iowa State University. On this episode, we invited them into our forum to learn more about ISU’s Power Partner University status and how it’s impacting their students and our members. Listen to Podcast Here…

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Member News: HUSCO Creating 50 New Jobs After Receiving New $113 Million Yearly Contract

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NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from BizTimes. After receiving the largest awarded contract in the company’s history, HUSCO announced that it is creating 50 new manufacturing, business, and engineering jobs. Expecting to run…

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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Project Phoenix

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Project Phoenix is proud to introduce its Independent Electrohydraulic System (IES), a servo-driven, drive-drive hydraulic gear pump. IES allows for the precise synchronization of an infinite number of IES using sophisticated motion control and algorithms. Its algorithms provide early-warning alerts relating, most significantly, to mechanical gear-teeth wear and system contamination. IES provides 15x better servo…

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Episode 75: Smart Pneumatics Aid in Energy Consumption Reduction for Packaging Processes

This episode features Sandro Quintero, a Business Driver for Automation at Festo. We invited him to our forum to learn more about how Smart Pneumatics is reducing energy consumption in this key market. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New…

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Episode 74: Fluid Power’s Unique Advantages Continue to Support Electric Truck Functions

This episode features D.J. O’Konek, the ESS Group Manager from Nott Company and Bob Grinstead, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer from Zeuss Electric Chassis. We invited them to our forum to learn about some of fluid power’s unique advantages to support electric truck functions. Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and…

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Member News: Gus Ramirez, Founder and Chairman of HUSCO, inducted into Georgia Tech Hall of Fame

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NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from HUSCO. HUSCO recently announced that Agustin “Gus” Ramirez was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Hall of Fame late April. Ramirez received both his Bachelor’s…

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NFPA Welcomes New Member: Mapal Inc.

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Mapal is a cutting tool manufacturer. Producing PCD, CBN, and Solid Carbide tools for manufacturing. World headquarters is located in Aalen Germany with multiple facilities worldwide including two in the US at Port Huron, Mi., and Fountain Inn, Sc. Mapal is the world leader and produces more PCD tools than any other company worldwide. Having…

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Michigan Students Experience Fluid Power at New Fast Track Hub

NFPA member company, Master Pneumatic, organized its sixth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. Since January 2022, nearly 250 middle school students from the Warren Consolidated School District’s Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center prepared for this year’s STEM competition to create a machine that uses fluid power to…

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Episode 73: Innovative Hydraulic Applications in Aerospace

This episode features Tim Olthoff, the Chief Engineer for Parker Hannifin Aerospace in their Hydraulic Systems Division. We invited Tim into our forum to learn about some innovative applications of hydraulics in the aerospace market.  Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward.…

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