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Hydraulic Solutions for Blueberry Production

Hydraulic Solutions for Blueberry Production

The United States, along with the rest of the world, is trying to eat healthier. In our search for tasty food with lower calories, we …



richard-bullers Making a Difference (5/23/2016)

Ever know one of those kids who made a mistake he or she didn’t recover from?  Someone you knew or loved who blindly got caught up in things by making bad choices? Ever wonder what might have been? Nobody wants to start the story of their own life with the words “I almost made a […] Read More

vacuum feat Vacuum Lifting Fundamentals (5/19/2016)

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the vacuum level being generated in an application. This article explains which ones are the most common, their origins, where one should be used instead of another, and how to convert between them. The most common unit of vacuum measurement used in […] Read More

stillwater Stillwater Elevates Engineering (5/18/2016)

Industry, government, and academic leaders from the greater Stillwater region in Oklahoma gathered for a National Engineering Forum (NEF) regional dialogue, marking Stillwater’s place in American engineering. Oklahoma State University (OSU) and its president, Burns Hargis, hosted the event on OSU’s campus, with Devon Energy CEO David Hager delivering the keynote address. Headquartered in Oklahoma […] Read More

jim morgan In Memoriam: James Irenaeus “Jim” Morgan (5/18/2016)

James Morgan, formerly of Kenosha and Hales Corners (Milwaukee), Wis., died on March 24, 2016 at the age of 92. In 1960, Mr. Morgan was a Founding Member of the Fluid Power Society. He came out of retirement in 1992 to help support the Society’s certification and training programs, and he was among the leadership […] Read More

nfpa challenge Fluid Power Challenge Re-Cap: Alexandria Technical and Community College (5/17/2016)

Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) hosted an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge event for the first time on its campus on February 24, 2016, where 68 eighth-grade students from 10 local schools competed in a competition to solve a real-life engineering problem using fluid power. During the Workshop Day, held on January 6, 2016, teams […] Read More

nfpa trisha fulton NFPA Elects Tricia Fulton to be Chairwoman of the Board of Directors (5/17/2016)

The NFPA officially has elected Tricia Fulton, the CFO at Sun Hydraulics, to be the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Fulton is the first woman to hold the position in the Association. The election took place during NFPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio in early March. Her appointment […] Read More

nfpa capital hill NFPA’s Day on Capitol Hill (5/17/2016)

by Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO Thanks to all the NFPA members who joined me February 9-10 for our first “day” on Capitol Hill. Representatives of Caterpillar, Bosch Rexroth, Danfoss Power Solutions, Deltrol Fluid Products, Eaton, Hydra-Power Systems, Parker Hannifin, and Moog teamed up with NFPA and with Kim Stelson and Mike Gust of the CCEFP […] Read More

fpef scholarship FPEF Fundraising Initiative that GIVES money (5/17/2016)

FPEF raised over $2,500 (more than enough for a full scholarship) with its 2016 Calendar Lottery. One fluid power student will receive a scholarship in April. One weekly lottery winner won $50, and one monthly lottery winner won $100. April 2016 Winners Marisa White  –  Tacoma, WA  –  $100 Jean Lidinsky  –  Tampa, FL  –  […] Read More

ifps feat 2016 IFPS Spring Meeting (5/17/2016)

Special thanks to the 35 IFPS members who recently met in San Diego, California, to conduct the IFPS 2016 spring meeting. These dedicated members steer the Board of Directors meeting, committee meetings, and strategic planning sessions, and are instrumental in driving the IFPS forward in its mission. The Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) Board of […] Read More

eaton-interview Managing Software Updates (5/16/2016)

An interview of Yolanda Petre, Software Engineering Manager at Eaton Can you describe your group and its role in software development? We have a team of approximately 25 software engineers, in the U.S. and overseas, developing software. We develop embedded software for hydraulic components, such as pumps, valves, and hydraulic systems, as well as a […] Read More

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