What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily need to stay in Vegas. The word is out – NFPA, Vanderbilt University, and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) made a second appearance this year before the advanced processing and packaging machine builders – this time in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention. Last week, […]
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NFPA’s monthly Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, continues to indicate an industry downturn at a pace that doesn’t look to slow anytime soon. Industry peers’ concerns have shifted from the weakening effects of industry conditions on 2015 to whether these conditions will carry […]
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The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge is continuing to expand, going beyond schools and into youth development programs. The inaugural 4-H Fluid Power Challenge provided Indiana 6-8th graders an opportunity to learn about hydraulics, fluid power, and other STEM skills. Erika Bonnett, science extension specialist from the Purdue 4-H Youth Development Program, and Jose Garcia, assistant professor […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO For this year’s Foundation Update, I re-recorded the presentation I gave at the 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference assuming that members not able to attend the event in person would be interested in hearing updates to the NFPA Foundation’s services and activities. In the presentation, I talk about various […]
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We’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the […]
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Each 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 Evonik Industries. NFPA members since 2003, Evonik Industries is a global supplier of Pour Point Depressants, Viscosity Index Improvers (VII) and Synthetic Base Stocks for use in hydraulic […]
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Although the Tech Blog has focused on pneumatic technology over the past several weeks, the following resource made its way across my desk – I found it too good to not share. I hope that you find the information useful in your quest for the best possible solution to your design needs. — Denise Rockhill, […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Based on 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data, ten industries dependent on fluid power—construction machinery, oil and gas machinery, food product machinery, metalworking machinery, material handling equipment, packaging machinery, automobile and light duty motor vehicles, heavy duty trucks, medical equipment, and other general purpose machinery—represent 23,900 companies in the United […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The industry members of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) consistently cite a lack of qualified fluid power technicians as a critical workforce need for their organizations. To help address this need, NFPA will soon be submitting a proposal for a planning grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced […]
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The 2015 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference (FPIRC) is set to connect industry to university resources and talent through its technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry. Beyond the Corporate Kiosk Reception and the Corporate Student Speed Meetings, this […]
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