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Next NFPA Economic Update Webinar May 26

NFPA's Economic Update WebinarAre you looking for expert analysis and hard data concerning the current and future state of our industry? Find the answers you need at NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar, May 26, 2016 at 10am Central. The webinar will feature Jon Murphy of ITR Economics. To register, please click HERE. Mr. Murphy, who is an economist, will help members […]

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World’s First 3-D Printed Excavator Coming to IFPE 2017

IFPEThe world’s first 3-D printed construction excavator is set to be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, March 7-11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A second excavator will also be printed live from the show floor. Not only will this be the first fully functional 3-D printed excavator, it will also be […]

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Industry Invited to NSF Workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing

NFPA Member NewsThe rapid advance of new manufacturing technologies, such as additive and hybrid manufacturing, provides exciting opportunities to improve the performance, reliability and cost of many products.  The fluid power industry is actively working to adopt many of these advanced manufacturing technologies into their products.  The University of Minnesota and the Center for Compact and Efficient […]

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Minneapolis Regional Meeting Highlights FAMTEC

Minneapolis Regional Meetingby Lynn Beyer and Denise Rockhill On April 28th, 40+ NFPA members and guests descended upon the Donaldson Company Global Headquarters in Bloomington, MN to attend the NFPA 2016 Minneapolis Regional Meeting.  The event began with a delicious luncheon hosted by Donaldson and a lively round of introductions and business updates from all attendees. Our […]

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Fluid Power Industry Selects Research Projects for CCEFP – Part 3

CCEFP Research Homepage  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I provided background on how industry is involved in pre-competitive research project selection for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP).  The process begins with industry representatives identifying major research challenges facing our industry that are documented on […]

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CCEFP and NFPA Submit Report Supporting Fluid Power’s Inclusion in Soft Robotics Research

NFPA member news  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO One of the three major areas of future government-funded research being pursued by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and the NFPA is human scale fluid power systems for assistive and collaborative robots. To that end, we recently organized an effort to respond to a Request […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Kendrion (Shelby) Inc.

NFPA membership connectionsKendrion (Shelby) Inc. develops, manufactures and markets high-quality electromagnetic and mechatronic systems and components for industrial and automotive applications. Kendrion (Shelby) Inc. provides valves, switches, actuating devices, light and control components to the automotive, heavy truck, recreational vehicle, off-road, engine and industrial markets.

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Member News: Board of Directors Changes at Donaldson and Quaker Chemical

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 updates come from Donaldson Company and Quaker Chemical Corporation. A few changes went into effect on the Donaldson Company Board of Directors last month. Bill Cook, the Executive Chairman of […]

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Machine level audits compared to compressor audits

Screen-Shot-2012-08-22-at-11.00.29-AMIn their final blog on this topic, Festo Corporation continues to focus on reducing the operational costs of pneumatic systems and discusses how users can get more throughput while using less energy. Everyone wins; the compressor company, the pneumatics company, the environment, and most importantly, the customer. The goal is to ensure that compressed air […]

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NFPA Board Adopts Standardization Advocacy Position for Energy Efficient Fluid Power Components and Systems

megaphone-large  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Shortly after establishing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives (see this NFPA News post), the NFPA Board of Directors has adopted the association’s first advocacy position utilizing that process. The position focuses on the need for energy efficiency improvements in fluid power components […]

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