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Fluid Power Industry Products Shipments Increased by 7.8%

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) released latest industry reports helps allow members to understand trends and anticipate change with trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products. The report shows an increase of shipments when compared with February 2017 and February 2018. The charts are prepared by taking information from more than 85 manufacturers of fluid power products.

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NFPA Members elected Board of Directors for 2018-19 year.

NFPA’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting was held during February 20-22 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. During this meeting the members elected its board of directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Under executive committee following members were elected - Jon Goreham (Chair), John Stenz (Vice Chair), Ray Chambers (Treasurer), Jeff Hand (Secretary) and Marc Weston (Past Chair). Each of the...

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NFPA's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge 2017-18 will be held in April.

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competition Event is being conducted on April 12-13 at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa. On April 12 teams will present and demonstrates safe function of vehicles Final competition will take place on April 13 and includes three judged races such as Sprint Race, Challenge Race and Endurance Challenge Race. The event will also consist of nightly networking events, final...

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NFPA publishes annual U.S. Fluid Power Industry report.

According to Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a crosscutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. In 2015, the manufacture of fluid power components was a $19.3 billion industry. It is estimated that 846 companies in the U.S. employ more than 72,500 people in the manufacture of fluid power...

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NFPA releases FPIRC technical program details.

Official topics for the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference technical program have been announced. On October 10, program will include Breakout 1: Fluids & Lubrication and Breakout 2: Modeling & Control Systems. October 11 will feature Panel 1: Role of Start-Ups in a Healthy Industry and Panel 2: External Technology Trends. On October 12, program will cover Breakout 3: Mobile...

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Registration, Hotel Deadlines Approach for NFPA's 2016 IEOC.

Deadlines are approaching for NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC), which will take place August 15–17, 2016 at Westin Chicago North Shore. Early bird registration ends July 15, and hotel reservation deadline is July 25. This conference will offer fluid power business leaders insight and opportunities in economics, market forecasts, technology, and networking to...

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NFPA elects Tricia Fulton as Chair of Board of Directors.

NFPA has elected Tricia Fulton, the CFO at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chair of the Board of Directors for 2016–17 fiscal year. FultonÂ- became part of NFPA Board of Directors in 2012 and was elected to Executive Committee in 2014. During her time on Board, she was particularly involved in the Inclusiveness Strategic Task Force, which set recruiting strategy, particularly aimed at...

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NFPA announces details of FPIRC technical program.

Scheduled for Oct 14–16, the 2015 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference will be hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power and NFPA. Technical presentations will cover topics such as Hydraulic Hybrid Systems and Applications, Tribology and Fluids, Biomedical Applications, Control Design and Analysis,Â- and Pneumatic Components and Systems. Conference highlights also...

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NFPA Publishes Update to fluid power industry technology roadmap.

Available for download, National Fluid Power Association (NFPA has published 2015 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems. This document describesÂ- research and technology development agenda intended to realize industry advancements in mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics, and pneumatics. for helping meet future customer needs,...

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