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DOE Issues Notice of Intent for New Fluid Power Research Program

NFPA member news  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5 million hydraulics research program for off-highway vehicles, two important documents have just been released. The first is a summary from […]

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New Industry Trend Data Released

Industry Trends: Shipments – Cumulative year‐to‐date % change (2016 vs. 2015)As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and Pneumatic […]

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NFPA Visits Fluid Systems Components Technology Day

Education Roadmap road to horizonThis past month I had the opportunity to visit the Fluid Systems Components division of Certified Power, in DePere, Wisconsin. Fluid Systems Components (FSC) is a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic products and a builder of systems in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. While I was there, FSC was holding its Power and Control – Technology Day, […]

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NFPA Visits Members and Prospects at ICUEE 2017

Last week, my colleague Pete Alles and I had a little roadtrip down to Louisville, Kentucky for the 2017 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition to walk the show floor to say hi to our exhibiting members as well as get to know some membership prospects. The biennial trade show attracted nearly 18,000 attendees from […]

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Fluid Power Research Update: Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing Webcast

CCEFP WebinarWe’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing project, which was presented by Paul Kalbfleisch and Dan Ding on the […]

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NFPA Welcomes New Manufacturer Member: Green Hydraulic Power, Inc.

NFPA membership connectionsBased in Huntington Beach, California, Green Hydraulic Power, Inc. designs and manufactures turnkey hydraulic power solutions using variable speed drives to significantly reduce energy consumption and noise emission. GHP units represent trusted technology in an inventive package, offering energy savings, limitless compatibility, and affordability.

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Member News: Expansions for Hydac Corp. and HUSCO International

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 Hydac Corp. and HUSCO International. Hydac Corp. recently announced a $3.7 million expansion of its southern Ontario manufacturing plant in Welland. The expansion will bring new capabilities […]

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Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids FPIC Seminar Presentations Available

September 2017 FPIC Seminar  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The presentations from the third seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) are now available. These presentations covered market-ready hydraulic fluids and the energy saving properties that they have demonstrated in field trials. Click the links to download copies of the presentation slides: Hydraulic Fluid Technologies for Enhanced […]

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Now Accepting Applications for the $40K Robotics Challenge Scholarship

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that brings awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and encourages increased use of fluid power products. This year’s Robotics Challenge Scholarship will also be available to high school seniors participating in the National Robotics League (NRL). In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics […]

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MFG Day is Here! How Are You Celebrating?

MFG DayManufacturing Day 2017 is finally here! Every fall, manufacturers across America open their doors to show their communities what manufacturing really looks like. Many NFPA member companies are involved in this year’s MFG Day celebration, which is on October 6, and a number of them are going beyond one-day events. For example, Aggressive Hydraulics is holding its […]

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