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2017 Salary Survey

2017 Salary Survey

The Fluid Power Journal, in collaboration with the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS), established an online salary survey for 2017 …

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msoe Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) (4/24/2017)

The new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium at MSOE provides educational and networking opportunities for members of the fluid power industry in a non-compete environment. Membership benefits include: Access to the latest technology advances in fluid power vetted for no-sales pitch Presentations focusing on the latest technological advances that can be applied immediately to overcome fluid […] Read More

nfpa challenge Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge: Final Competition Moves to Iowa (4/22/2017)

The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone design project or extracurricularly) as they develop a fluid-powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts. Nine teams are participating in the program from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Cleveland State […] Read More

neil-mcculloch Dangerous Goods Regulations Updated to Reflect 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions (4/20/2017)

Businesses need and want predictability—particularly when it comes to government regulations. So the fact that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) updates its technical instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods every two years is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because industry knows the changes are coming and a curse because […] Read More

cac feat Storage Receivers: Wet or Dry? (4/19/2017)

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A common question asked when compressed air systems are being installed is where to locate the storage receiver. Should you put it right at the discharge of the air compressor, or should it be after the air dryer and main filters? Each location has its good and […] Read More

Electro-Matic Completes Acquisition of RAF Automation (4/18/2017)

Electro-Matic Ventures, Inc., Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired RAF Fluid Power, a provider of advanced automation with a focus on pneumatics and robotics located outside of Cleveland in Solon, Ohio. This is the first acquisition for Electro-Matic Ventures, which has three other subsidiaries: Electro-Matic Products, Electro-Matic Integrated, and Electro-Matic Visual. Read More

airteaser-icon Problem: How Many SCFM? (4/17/2017)

If the available pressure is 100 psig, how many SCFM would be saved by using an air regulator as shown in the circuit? Also what is the cost savings per year running 24/7 based on $.40 / 1000 SCF? Assume no hose volume. Given: 2″ x 10″ x 1″ cylinder 15 Cycles per minute 1 […] Read More

Eric Lanke to Serve on the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations Board of Directors (4/15/2017)

Eric Lanke, President/CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The CMA is made up of over 260 manufacturing trade associations that work together on behalf of manufacturing in the United States. […] Read More

PIRTEK Continues Expansion in Michigan (4/14/2017)

PIRTEK is continuing to expand its presence in Michigan with a new location in Grand Rapids. Franchise owner Oliver Romano is also a shareholder in four other Michigan locations, all in metro Detroit: Madison Heights, Sterling Heights, Westland, and Wixom. The Grand Rapids location is a Tier 2 franchise, part of a mobile-only program rolled […] Read More

otc3 Offshore Technology Conference 2017 (4/13/2017)

May 1-4, 2017 • NRG Park, Houston, TX The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC features more than 2,300 exhibitors and attendees representing 100 countries. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in […] Read More

iso2 Select The Right Hydraulic Component Using Hydraulic Pump & Motor ISO Standards (4/12/2017)

By Jose M. Garcia Bravo, Ph.D., CFPS The International Standards Organization (ISO) helps hydraulic pump and motor users, manufacturers, and researchers identify key performance characteristics of these components. Hydraulic pumps and motors are widely used in heavy mobile equipment and industrial applications, where pumps are used to transmit power hydraulically to different functions of a […] Read More

NFPA Forms Strategic Alliance with FIRST® (4/11/2017)

NFPA started a strategic alliance collaboration with FIRST® that will harness the similarities between the mission of FIRST and those of NFPA’s workforce development to get more students aware of and interested in fluid power and engineering. The partnership will not only promote FIRST programs to NFPA’s membership and education partners, but will also encourage […] Read More

Local Students Challenged by Fluid Power Industry (4/11/2017)

After weeks of preparation, Jimtown Junior High took home the Overall Champion trophy from Daman Products’ 2017 Fluid Power Action Challenge held at Bethel College on March 3. They also captured the Team Challenge Award, earning 45 points by moving a canister with their machine. Trophies were awarded to the top 5 teams in the […] Read More

clean fuel feat Off-Road Diesel Mandate Exposes Need: Cleaner Fuel (4/10/2017)

By Aaron Keck and Rob Sabo, HYDAC New diesel engines used in off-road equipment for construction, agriculture, and power generation must be “Tier 4” compliant by 2018 to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards that reduce the allowable levels of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The Tier 4 standards have been required since […] Read More

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