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2018 Electronics Q&A

2018 Electronics Q&A

David Geiger, Moog David is an engineering manager for Moog Inc. He works with hydraulic, electromechanical and hybrid actuation systems …

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AW-LAKE Appoints Vogtlin Sales Channel Manager (4/26/2018) - AW-Lake COMPANY announces the appointment of Robert Murphy as Vogtlin Sales Channel Manager responsible for new international business growth and customer service.  Robert has more than 30 years of sales and service management experience with instrumentation companies, having served as regional sales manager in building new customer relationships while managing six rep firms throughout the […]
Famic automation software Dana Catalog Available in Famic Automation Studio™ Software (4/26/2018) - Famic Technologies has released the first Dana Catalog in Automation Studio™, its design and simulation software solution. This version contains all screw-in, logic and CETOP valves developed under Dana’s Brevini® brand, and Automation Studio™ users will be able to design system circuits using these Brevini-brand products. The catalog also includes a Product Configurator, allowing users […]
Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines (4/26/2018) - This column will bring you the progress of the pre-competitive research being conducted at member universities that are part of the CCEFP network. This research will help give insight into the future direction of fluid power. The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) holds a monthly forum, highlighting research, workforce, and special topic […]
nfpa tax cut What Will NFPA Members Do with Their Tax Cut? (4/25/2018) - By Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO Last week, I went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Council of Manufacturing Associations’ (CMA) leadership conference, held in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As a CMA Board Director, these meetings give me the opportunity to connect with other association presidents and CEOs in the manufacturing industry, which […]
Ohio Transmission Corporation Acquires Louisiana Compressed Air Company (4/24/2018) - Compressed Air Systems, LLC, headquartered in Lafayette, La., is a provider of compressed air products and services to various industries in south Louisiana and is a Quincy Compressor Master Distributor. Compressed Air Systems will continue to operate under the same name but as a division of Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service […]
hawe hydraulik and stw elektronik Partners for Integrated Control Solutions (4/23/2018) - HAWE Hydraulik and Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) have formed a partnership for integrated mechatronic control solutions for mobile machines. Together, the two partners implement complete systems from hydraulics to automation and cloud-based concepts. Manufacturers of mobile machines will now have a single point of contact for the entire drive solution, and those functionalities with a dedicated […]
Palletizing of a cardboard box Designing a Reliable and Efficient Vacuum System (4/23/2018) - By Mike Tuohey, Sales & Marketing Communications Manager, Piab USA Inc. A vacuum system is made up of more than a pump, and its design is dependent on the application. However, all applications need reliable and efficient designs, so to illustrate how to achieve that, we will focus on two types of applications and systems. […]
fluid power career options What Careers Are There In Fluid Power? (4/21/2018) - Aerospace  •  Agriculture  •  Automation  •  Biomedical  •  Construction  •  Energy  •  Recreation *Salaries represent median pay source: All statistics from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  
Robert Campbell NOSHOK Announces New Purchasing Manager (4/20/2018) - Robert Campbell has taken on the role of Purchasing Manager, which includes maintaining communication and strengthening NOSHOK’s partnerships with suppliers, contributing to product development, and providing input in developing, administering and implementing sourcing strategies.  Robert, who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, has nearly 30 years of experience with a […]
Dean Truitt Savigent Software Announces New CEO and CFO (4/20/2018) - This provider of event-driven Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) workflow automation software has named Dean Truitt as Chief Executive Officer. Truitt has an engineering background, and, prior to Savigent, he served as CEO and COO of several high-growth middle-market companies. Savigent also announced the appointment of John Mitchell, who most recently served […]
Donaldson Company Recognizes Patent Recipients and Inventor Award Winners (4/19/2018) - The winners of this year’s Inventor Awards from Donaldson Company, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts are: Emerging Innovator Award: Suresh Bommineni and Davis Moravec (both Bloomington, Minnesota);  Frank A. Donaldson Award (long-term engineering achievement): Sheila Peyraud (Minnetonka, Minnesota); Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award: Laura Lushin (Frankfort, Indiana, manufacturing facility); Technology […]
Chauntelle Baughman Education and New Talent in the Fluid Power Industry (4/19/2018) - By Chauntelle Baughman, CFPHS, President and Co-Founder of OneHydraulics, Inc. I vividly recall those days as a young woman fresh out of college and ready to take on the world, with my head stuck in my books, studying for my Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist (CFPHS) certification. Gaining that certification provided me with knowledge and credibility […]
echo engineering logo Echo Engineering Brings $2.4 Million and 60 Jobs to Michigan-based Location (4/18/2018) - Indianapolis, Ind., – Echo Engineering is investing $2.4 million into 60+ full-time jobs with additional real estate and automated manufacturing equipment in the recently acquired plastic injection molding facilities in Michigan. The two facilities, located in Monroe and Frenchtown Township, are expected to grow by 30% in the next year with the support of Echo’s […]
nfpa annual report Request a Custom Presentation for the Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry (4/18/2018) - The recently published report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry outlines the size and economic impact of the fluid power industry. It provides energy and efficiency information and also summarizes key research challenges and opportunities in fluid power technology and manufacturing. But did you know you can request a custom presentation specific to your company? […]
Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70 Years Elliott Equipment Company Celebrates 70 Years in Business (4/17/2018) - Founded in 1948 by Dick Elliott in Omaha, Nebraska, where it is still based, this company was one of the pioneers in developing truck-mounted aerial equipment. Elliott products enjoyed early adoption by electrical contractors and utilities, as post-war America constructed its electrical grid. For more than 65 years, Elliott Equipment Company has created solutions for […]
OTC 2018 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (4/16/2018) - Founded in 1969, 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 is the largest global event for the oil and gas sector, featuring approximately 2,000 exhibitors and attendees from across the globe. TECHNICAL PROGRAM OTC […]
Is Your Company Starting the Year Off Right? (4/13/2018) - Use the Best Data and Tools for Your Business Decision Making with NFPA Market Information Resources on nfpahub.com/stats Analyze the latest industry trends, determine industry size and industry segmentation, define customer markets, develop industry outlooks, and make overall better business decisions, all for FREE with your NFPA membership. The most popular programs and reports include: […]
Problem: Calculate Cylinder Size (4/12/2018) - Think you know the answer? Submit by e-mail to jhoffman@ifps.org This teaser is printed in the Fluid Power Journal. Those who submit the correct answer before the deadline will have their names printed in the Society Page newsletter and in Fluid Power Journal. The winners will also be entered into a drawing for a special […]
alex-bibaeff A Different Perspective: An Interview with Alexandra “Alex” Bibaeff, CFPHS, a Newly Certified Hydraulic Specialist (4/9/2018) - How did you first become involved in the fluid power industry? Well, I think I became involved in the fluid power industry when I was just a wee thing. My father was finishing up his degree in mechanical engineering, and, with every one’s busy schedules, I would sometimes end up going to class with him. […]
Subject Matter Experts & New Product/Technology Professionals (4/4/2018) - Are you a Fluid Power industry subject matter expert that would like to share your expertise, or do you have a new product or technology that you would like to showcase for others in the Fluid Power industry? We would like to hear from you. Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park Campus will be hosting […]



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