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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Many thanks to David Price and HydraForce for inviting me to speak on the state of the fluid power industry at their recent sales meeting in Itasca, Illinois. It...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On June 2, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the second seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). Through a quarterly series of half-day seminars on...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The next seminar of MSOE’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) will be held on June 2, 2017 at Precision Plus in Elkhorn, WI. The focus will be on the...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On April 28, 2017, I attended the Fluid Power Action Challenge hosted by Caterpillar and Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. If you’re not familiar with the program, the...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Looking back at another successful IFPE show, there are several observations that spring to mind. First, IFPE and its larger partner show, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, continue to be highly successful platforms...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Attention FPEF supporters:                        I want to make sure that NFPA members who are also Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) supporters are aware of the recent announcement about the...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that describes an industry-wide consensus regarding the pre-competitive research and development needs associated with improving the design and function of fluid...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   On March 31, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the first seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). Through a quarterly series of half-day seminars...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Improving fluid power manufacturing and the use of fluid power in manufacturing are key strategies of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). In support of these...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Take the Quick Survey on Entry-Level Engineering Skills and Competencies Please respond by Friday, April 7, 2017 Through its Curriculum Grants program, the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is...

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