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5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of Timers: Part 2

5 Benefits to Using Switches in Place of TimersThe following is the second entry (Part 1) in a four-part blog series contributed by Bimba Manufacturing Company. The series looks to identify some of the advantages to using electrical switches in place of timers in machine controls circuits.           2. Simple Setup  Switch output signals simplify machine set up. Installed […]

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IEOC 2016 Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament Registration Now Open

GolfAttention ALL golfers—weekend hackers to club pros—registration for the IEOC Invitational Golf Tournament is now open. This is a golf outing you don’t want to miss.  Scheduled for a shotgun start at noon on Monday, August 15, this event is the perfect way to network with your fluid power industry colleagues while enjoying a summer […]

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Members Encouraged to Attend Industry/University Engagement Summit for Fluid Power Research

SummitThe Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State University, June 6 – 8, 2016, to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. The summit is one of two per year that the Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) of the CCEFP holds at […]

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MAPI — Manufacturers Alliance News and Reports — Virtual Reality in the Future of Manufacturing and More

MAPI_weekly_updateA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief Infographic: A New Model for Manufacturing’s Multiplier Effect While traditional measurement methods suggest that manufacturing is responsible for only 11% of U.S. GDP, my recent research reveals this is not the case. Virtual Reality and […]

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NFPA, FPDA and IFPS Determine Framework for Collaboration

Collaboration  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The leadership of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the FPDA Motion and Control Network (FPDA), and the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) meet regularly to discuss how our three organizations can enhance our working partnership for the benefit of the fluid power industry. We recognize that confusion exists […]

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Commercialization Opportunity: Industrial Pneumatics Strain Energy Accumulator

64916_NFPA prf3The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) has sponsored more than 240 pre-competitive fluid power research projects in its 10-year history. Some prove to be promising candidates for commercialization by an engaged industry partner. The CCEFP’s Industry Engagement Committee recently reviewed the current projects and identified some that meet that test. Here’s one: […]

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2016 NFPA Foundation Report Presentation Available

NFPA Member news  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I re-recorded the NFPA Foundation Report presentation I gave at the NFPA Annual Conference on March 11, 2016, at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, on the assumption that NFPA members not able to attend the event would be interested in hearing about what our Foundation has accomplished […]

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NFPA’s Capacity Utilization Gets a Little Respect

8205416181_0e2bcabed5_zIt’s been over a decade now that NFPA has been producing a report that takes federal capacity utilization data for key markets and summarizes it for members.  Capacity utilization is an indicator of likely equipment need for markets.  The higher percent utilized, the more likely additional equipment will be needed, in coming months. The quarterly […]

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NFPA Member Company Profile: Cummins Filtration Inc.

NFPA member newsEach week we publish a short company profile of an NFPA member as a way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is Cummins Filtration Inc. Cummins Filtration Inc. has been an NFPA member since 1974—over 40 years!  Throughout their years of membership, the company has been a staunch supporter […]

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Member News: Motion Industries Acquires Colmar Belting Company

NFPA Member Company NewsNFPA 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 Motion Industries Inc. Motion Industries Inc. acquired Colmar Belting Company earlier this month. Colmar Belting is a distributor in the Northeast with a focus on power transmission […]

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