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NFPA Statistical ToolkitNFPA is excited to announce the release of NFPA’s Electronic Statistical Toolkit 7, the new edition of NFPA’s popular Excel-based market analysis software package that is continuously evolving based on member input. Toolkit 7 offers a new custom global forecast application and expanded custom U.S. forecast features, while continuing to allow users to automate time-consuming […]

Nashville, TN to Host this Year’s Premier Fluid Power Research Conference

CCEFP Annual MeetingThe NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Power (CCEFP) and Vanderbilt University will host the most innovative minds in fluid power at its upcoming Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, October 13- 15, 2014. Join the CCEFP to learn the latest in creative solutions to overcome both hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges. Meet one-on-one with fluid […]

NFPA Member Company News – April 23, 2014

newsConcentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing at Concentric Rockford Inc. Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa State University, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Matt began his career with Concentric, in 1998 and returned in 2008 as OEM Account Manager. He will now take on […]

Standards Development Activity for April 15, 2014

Hydraulic CylindersTwo ISO draft International Standards related to cylinders have been circulated for ballot: ISO/DIS 4393 (basic series of piston strokes for fluid power cylinders [revision of ISO 4393:1978]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes 2014-05-12. ISO/DIS 6020-2 (mounting dimensions for 16 MPa compact hydraulic single rod cylinders [revision of ISO 6020-2:2006]) – U.S. TAG ballot closes […]

NFPA Member News – April 15, 2014

NFPA Member Company NewsGates Corporation to be sold to private equity funds managed by Blackstone. Blackstone entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in Pinafore Holdings B.V., the parent company of Gates Corporation (“Gates”). The transaction is expected to close later […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

NFPA membership continues to growAngelina College Lufkin, TX – Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,900 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serves twelve counties of East Texas. Angelina College offers a strong slate of programs for fluid power including fluid power system design, basic hydraulics, pneumatics and advanced courses. Member since 2/25/2014. Bailey International […]

2014 Detroit Regional Meeting May 21st

NFPA Detroit Regional MeetingRegistration is open for the Detroit Regional Meeting in Troy, MI at the Somerset Inn. Always free and scheduled to fit within your busy workday.  Plus for 2014, we are excited to have David Littmann, formerly of Comerica Bank, back to present. Details and registration can be found here. For more information, contact Leslie Miller […]

Getting Machinery Builders Engaged in ISO Project for Gas-Loaded Accumulators

ISO StandardsThe ISO working group on accumulators is developing an ISO document for requirements, especially for performance, for gas-loaded accumulators (ISO/TS 16920). The intention of the project is to create a single document to replace the current regional and national standards that limit global trade in and use of accumulators on machinery (including construction and agricultural […]

NFPA Member Company News – April

NEWSKaman Corporation announced that its Distribution Segment, Kaman Distribution Group (Kaman), has executed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the operating assets of B.W. Rogers Company and certain affiliated entities (collectively, B.W. Rogers). The acquisition significantly expands Kaman’s footprint in both fluid power and automation. The transaction is expected to close early in the […]

Standards Development Activity for April

Standards Development  A proposal to revise ISO 11943:1999 (methods of calibration and validation of on-line automatic particle-counting systems) is out for ballot.  The U.S. TAG ballot to determine the USA vote closes 2014-04-09. ISO/FDIS 7241-1 (hydraulic quick-action coupling dimensions and requirements [revision of ISO 7241-1:1987]) is out for ballot.  The U.S. TAG ballot to determine the USA […]

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