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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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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Fluid Power Forum Discusses Digitization of Industrial Pneumatics

Episode 69 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Justin Katz of Schmalz. Listen below to hear how digitizing industrial vacuum technology has prepared fluid power for Industry 4.0. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes will…

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Fluid Power Forum Discusses Advancements in Pneumatic Packaging Technology

Episode 67 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Daniella Gonzalez-Olgren of Festo. Listen below to hear about how the digitization of a unique pneumatic food packaging process has led to significant money and space savings. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are…

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NFPA Adds VEX Robotics to Robotics Challenge Scholarship Eligibility

Fluid Power Robotics Challenge

One of the ways the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) invests in tomorrow’s workforce is by supporting students in their pursuit of fluid power education, like we do with the Robotics Challenge Scholarship Program. In an effort to help more students, NFPA has expanded eligibility for the Robotics Challenge Scholarship to include students who participate…

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NFPA Seeking Judges for 2022 Robotics Challenge

Fluid Power Robotics Challenge

NFPA is in need of judges for the upcoming 2022 Robotics Challenge. The program offers a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) to a high school senior who participates in a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in the competition. The scholarship must be used…

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Fluid Power Forum Explores Intelligent Sensors Used to Increase Pneumatic Systems’ Efficiency

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Episode 52 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Jeremy King of Norgren. Listen below to hear about advancements in pneumatic sensor technology and the various industrial systems they improve. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes…

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2021 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Announced

Fluid Power Robotics Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Caleb Qiu of Midland, Michigan is the winner of the 2021 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. Despite a number of FIRST® Robotics…

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Fluid Power Forum Discusses Unique Advantages of Pneumatic Grippers

Episode 42 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Mike Guelker, a Product Manager at Festo. Listen below to hear what makes pneumatic grippers crucial to industrial applications and beyond. Listen to the Podcast This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the…

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Fluid Power Forum Explores Capabilities of Military ‘Robot Worm’

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Episode 39 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Dr. Andrew Nuss of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Listen below to hear how studying earthworms has led to the design of innovative tactical tunneling technology. Listen to the Podcast This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and…

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