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NFPA Reaches Wide Audience at IMTS

NFPA participated in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Ill, on September 8-13, 2014.

The IFPE Fluid Power Zone pavilion was hosted by NFPA within the Motion, Drive & Automation North America show, alongside IMTS and the Industrial Automation North America show. The companies that showcased their products included ARGO-HYTOS, Inc.; Bimba Manufacturing Co.; FESTO; HAWE Hydraulics; IC Flow Controls Inc.; Lynch Fluid Controls, Inc.; Sommer Automatic; Spectronics Corp.; Thermal Transfer Products; Tobul Accumulator, Inc.; and Wandfluh of America, Inc. The Zone helped exhibitors showcase the latest products, trends, and services in fluid power technology to a global buying audience.

NFPA sponsored a booth in the Smartforce Student Summit. Two students from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), along with NFPA staff, used a fluid power demonstrator, a pneumatic arm device, and classroom activity kits to talk to students, teachers, and parents about hydraulics and pneumatics. They also highlighted other NFPA Education and Technology Foundation initiatives that help promote and teach fluid power, as well as career opportunities in the industry. NFPA staff was pleased when several of the middle school students recognized the pneumatic arm; they had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at Harper College sponsored by Deltrol Fluid Products!

For further information on the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, contact Lynn Beyer at 414-778-3364 or lbeyer@nfpa.com. If you would like to exhibit in the IFPE Fluid Power Zone at the next IMTS Show in 2016, contact Denise Rockhill at 414-778-3354 or drockhill@nfpa.com.

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