For the first time ever, we’re offering an Annual Conference early bird rate, and you don’t have to camp overnight on the sidewalk of your favorite big box store to get it! Just go online now, or by December 16, and register from the safety and comfort of your desk chair or barcalounger to save […]
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After a long hiatus, NFPA came back to Cleveland for a very successful Regional Meeting. Long a hub of the fluid power industry, the Cleveland fluid power community came out in force to support this networking and educational event. Over 50 people convened at the historic City Club in downtown Cleveland. The program featured two […]
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Fall has been a busy time for the ISO/TC 131 – fluid power systems working groups. Forty-seven delegates representing the U.S. and other international member bodies around the globe met in October in Frankfurt, Germany and in November in Milan, Italy (pictured above) to further the work of hydraulic and pneumatic standards development. The discussions revealed […]
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CCEFP Strategy Led by Faculty Experts and Industry Leaders The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) continues to make progress toward its three strategic research priorities, those being the creation of fluid power funding opportunities within government agencies, such as off-highway vehicles through the Department of Energy (DOE), human-scale systems through the Department of […]
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In the beginning of October, the US celebrated Manufacturing Day nationwide. Every year, Manufacturing Day celebrations include manufacturers and distributors opening their doors to host students who have an interest in learning more about careers in the different industries. This year, NFPA member company and educational partner events across the country reached more than 500 students […]
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We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Variable AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor project, which was presented at the 2016 Fluid Power Research and Innovation Conference. See the presentation […]
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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 Brevini. Brevini Group S.p.A. reached a definitive agreement earlier this month for Dana Incorporated to buy 80 percent of its power transmission and fluid power businesses. The […]
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The NFPA 2016 Chicago Regional Meeting is coming up December 7 and this year’s program is too good to miss. Brad Terry, Principal with The Keystone Group, will review common pitfalls that manufacturing companies face in the sales & operations planning process. Brad has helped many companies find solutions and will share ideas that will ensure a […]
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Fluid Power Action Challenges continue to be a popular tradition for some of our educational partners and committed company members. Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) successfully organized and ran their 2016 Fluid Power Action Challenge on November 7. This was MSOE’s 9th challenge! This year they had 41 teams competing, which added up to about […]
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We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Four-Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor project, which was presented by John Lumkes of Purdue University at the 2016 Fluid Power Research and […]
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