The IFPE Fluid Power Zone made its inaugural debut at the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) tradeshow held in parallel with IMTS 2012 at the McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois.
The NFPA Lounge, centrally located in the IFPE Fluid Power Zone, served as a gathering place for NFPA members, their customers, and other IANA attendees. NFPA members conducted small, informal meetings with their industry colleagues and customers in the NFPA lounge. A special member reception was held at the NFPA lounge.
While there, attendees checked out the Motion, Drives & Automation Conference to hear about the latest innovations in hydraulics and pneumatics. The conference program included two tracks—Motion Control in Automation and
Hydraulics and Pneumatics in Automation—that explained how to improve the efficiency, performance, productivity, lifespan and environmental footprint of manufacturing equipment and industrial automation systems. Topics included energy efficiency, equipment monitoring, machine efficiency, noise reduction, safety and security.