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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Three major government funding initiatives for fluid power research have so far come out of the fluid power industry’s successful partnership with the Center for Compact and Efficient...

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    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In October, the NFPA Board of Directors gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to review our progress towards fulfilling the association’s mission of strengthening the fluid power industry as defined...

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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just announced up to $3 million of new funding for fluid power systems research for off-road vehicles. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In follow-up to my recent post on my experience at the DOE workshop held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to discuss the formation of a new, $5...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The presentations from the third seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) are now available. These presentations covered market-ready hydraulic fluids and the energy saving properties that they...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 12, 2017, I attended what is sure to be an important event in the history of fluid power research. The U.S. Department of Energy held a workshop...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On September 8, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the third seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). These quarterly, half-day seminars provide a platform for fluid...

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Video: 2017 NFPA Update

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference. The presentation covers basic information and updates from...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon

Video: 2017 Update to NFPA Technology Roadmap

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The latest CEO video is a re-recording of the presentation I gave at the 2017 Industry and Economic Outlook Conference Technology Roadmap Forum lunch session, which covered the content of...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   If you are already planning to attend the PTC Asia tradeshow, October 31 – November 3, 2017, in Shanghai, China, and would be willing to represent NFPA at...

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