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SCHUNK Opens Service and Technology Center in Houston

SCHUNK held its grand opening to launch its new Service and Technology Center in Houston, Tex. The center has a milling machine, lathe, air chuck display, and …

Plattco Partners with Nexmatix for Energy-Saving Valve

Plattco Corp., through a partnership with Nexmatix, is introducing an energy-efficient Double Flap Airlock® valve for material handling. The valve, built with …

Monster Truck Event Calls in PIRTEK to Keep Show on Schedule

A front-end loader had blown a hose while preparing the ground for a New Orleans Monster Jam competition at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, prompting a call to …

Siemens Partners with U.S. Technical Schools for L.E.A.P. Initiative

Siemens, through its Siemens Cooperates with Education, is launching a workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called …

Peninsular Cylinder Company Announces New Partnership with Amlok!

Peninsular Cylinder Company is proud to announce their new partnership with Amlok! This allows Peninsular the ability to incorporate the rod lock, providing a …

Coxreels Expands Current UL-Approved Products

Coxreels received approval on current UL-Listed Power Cord (PC) reels to show compliance with Canadian Safety Standards. This is effective on the company’s …

Electro-Matic Completes Acquisition of RAF Automation

Electro-Matic Ventures, Inc., Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired RAF Fluid Power, a provider of advanced automation with a focus on pneumatics and robotics …

PIRTEK Continues Expansion in Michigan

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 …

NFPA Forms Strategic Alliance with FIRST®

NFPA started a strategic alliance collaboration with FIRST® that will harness the similarities between the mission of FIRST and those of NFPA’s workforce …

Local Students Challenged by Fluid Power Industry

After weeks of preparation, Jimtown Junior High took home the Overall Champion trophy from Daman Products’ 2017 Fluid Power Action Challenge held at Bethel …

Hydradyne Purchases Baumgardner Service, Inc.

Hydradyne LLC, Fort Worth, Tex., completed an agreement on December 30, 2016 to acquire Baumgardner Service Inc., headquartered in Boiling Springs, S.C. …

CCEFP Universities and Companies Awarded DOD Robotics Funding

The Department of Defense announced that the 14th Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute for “Robotics in Manufacturing Environments” has been awarded to …

Renishaw Establishes New Headquarters in Illinois

Renishaw Inc. established a new 133,000 ft2 office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Ill, about 40 miles from Chicago. The two-story facility will be the …

Chemtura Enters Product Distribution Partnership

Chemtura Corp., Philadelphia, Pa., announced a partnership where Univar USA will be its distributor for BARINATE®, CALCINATE®, HYBASE®, LOBASE®, SURCHEM®, …

Parker Acquires Helac Corp.

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, acquired Helac Corp., headquartered in Enumclaw, Wash. Helac specializes in the design and manufacture of helical …

Global Motion Control Shipments Grow 10.3% in 2016

Global shipments for motion control products increased by 10.3% to $3.3 billon in 2016, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor …

Bill Tulloch Appointed as Peninsular Cylinder Company’s New Customer Service Manager

Roseville, MI—Peninsular Cylinder Company is excited to announce that Mr. Bill Tulloch will now serve as their Customer Service Manager. In holding over 40 …

CANopen Fluid Control Profile Updated

The CAN in Automation (CiA) international users’ and manufacturers’ group has released version 2.1 of the CANopen device profile for fluid power …

Parker to Acquire Filtration Company CLARCOR

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio, and CLARCOR Inc., Franklin, Tenn., announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement under with …

Fluid Power Grant Awarded to Middle School

River Road Middle School in North Carolina was awarded a matching grant for technology integration by Goldenrod Research Corp. Through the grant, high-tech …

FPDA Announces New Executive Director

The FPDA Motion & Control Network has appointed Barbara Dunlavey, CMP, CAE, as its new executive director. With more than 20 years of experience managing …

ControlAir Announces Changes and Additions to Management Team

ControlAir Inc., Amherst, N.H., announced that Jon Daley has joined the company’s as director of sales and marketing, and Cameron Crooks has joined as …

Agenda Announced for World Fluid Power Summit at IFPE 2017

The world of fluid power is getting ready to gather at IFPE 2017, but one event hosted by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) will truly bring the …

Innovative Hydraulics Launches New Website Resource

Innovative Hydraulics, Wausau, Wis., launched www.innovativehyd.com, a website dedicated to the company’s custom hydraulic cylinder business. It showcases …

Hydraulic Systems Volume 2 Book Released

Hydraulic Systems Volume 2: Electro-Hydraulic Components and Systems by Dr. Medhat Khalil, Ph.D., CFPHS, CFPAI, from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) …

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