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DOE Fluid Power Research Program Funded

Capitol HillThe Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) recently announced a new $5,000,000 fluid power energy efficiency improvement research program for commercial off-highway vehicles. This program is the result of three years of hard work lobbying the Department of Energy (DOE) and Congress. The effort was led by CCEFP and supported by NFPA and […]

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Customer Market Survey: Evaluate Industry Sales by Customer Market

SurveyNFPA is currently collecting 2016 U.S. hydraulic and pneumatic sales figures from manufacturer members for the Customer Market Survey (CMS) as part of a continued effort to create a more complete information source about fluid power customer markets. The survey results, displayed in both dollar and percentage, will allow participants to properly measure industry sales by […]

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2017 Detroit Regional Meeting More Popular Than Ever

2017 Detroit Regional Meeting“…I wanted to pass along that the regional meeting was fantastic, and I’m so glad I took the time to attend.  Expect to see a face from our company at every regional meeting!” -Beth Gornowich, General Manager, National Filters, Inc.   Thanks Beth! Her great experience was due to over 50 additional fluid power professionals that […]

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Caterpillar Donates $40K to South Milwaukee High School

Donations, whether made to the NFPA Foundation to support grant and scholarship programs or directly to the schools themselves, help bring fluid power equipment and education to more students, which in turn helps strengthen the fluid power industry. One company making a difference in fluid power education is Caterpillar, which made a $40,000 donation to South […]

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Project Explores Fiber Reinforced Elastometric Enclosures in Human Scale Technology

human scale technology, portable pneumatically powered orthosesThe fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have continued to progress, and all ten of the newly funded projects were presented at the CCEFP Industry-University Summit in April 2017. The Portable Pneumatically Powered Orthoses project was presented by Girish Krishnan, and Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering student […]

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Researcher Profile: Keyan Liu

Keyan LiuWe’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 student benefiting from the funding is Keyan Liu, a student at the University of Minnesota who is working on the Free Piston Engine Based […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Murrelektronik, Inc.

NFPA membership connectionsMurrelektronik, Inc. develops and manufactures controls products for mobile equipment, including IO modules, controls, switch panels, high current switches, and other CAN J1939 items. The company offers a standard catalog of products and also excels at developing customer-specific solutions with an in-house engineering team. A global company established in 1975, Murrelektronik’s US offices, manufacturing, and warehouse […]

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Member News: Husco to Expand Waukesha Headquarters

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 Husco International Inc. Husco International Inc. is expanding its headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The plans include a 20,800-square-foot addition and renovations to more than ten percent of […]

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NFPA Members Invited to June 2 FPIC Seminar on Additive Manufacturing

Strategic Planning  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The next seminar of MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) will be held on June 2, 2017 at Precision Plus in Elkhorn, WI. The focus will be on the potential and actual use of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, in fluid power. A full agenda for the seminar can be […]

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Upgrade Your 2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference Experience

IEOC Suite Deal Industry & Economic Outlook Conference2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 15 – 16, 2017 Golf and welcome reception August 14 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, Illinois Attendees to the 2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) have multiple opportunities to go to the conference for less. The “Suite Deal” contest returns for the 2017 IEOC and new […]

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