Friday, May 6, 2016

Register today ...

... for the 2016 Fluid Power Technical Conference being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on June 21 and 22.  Register

If you are interested in receiving fluid power lessons from experts, register today and attend our Fluid Power Technical Conference in June.  For full information, please visit our website

In the unique format that we have planned, there will be exhibits from fluid power component manufacturers and distributors surrounding the conference room with the audience in the center.  The seminar sessions will be given from the stage with plenty of time for Q and A and networking.  We will feed you breakfast and lunch on the second day and a reception at the end of the first day.

We hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

NAHAD 2016 under way in Colorado

The 2016 NAHAD Annual Meeting and Convention got underway yesterday at the beautiful Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, CO.  It it the 32nd annual event and it started with the Opening Session presided over by outgoing president, Jim Reilly.

Congratulations to Jim on an excellent term as president of the Association.  He is succeeded by Skip Bruce who was introduced on Sunday as the incoming President.

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution hosts hundreds of delegates every year consisting of distributors, manufacturers, associates, and affiliates.  The event returns to the Broadmoor 10 years since the last meeting at this unique resort.

The first full day of activities at the annual convention includes sessions of the UID, University in a Day with three concurrent sessions including Inside Sales, Know More! Relationships, and Improving the Bottom Line.  Those were the morning sessions.  In the afternoon, NAHAD featured Value Added Selling, Know More! Relationships - part 2, and The Real Profit Drivers.

The evening is highlighted with Manufacturer and Associate Hospitality Suites offering networking opportunities to everyone.  For more information about NAHAD, visit their website at

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to handle the heat

One of our regular features in Fluid Power World is our Maintenance department.  In our April issue, Editorial Director, Paul Heney, covers the subject of heat in a hydraulic system and does a great job of it.

By starting the presentation talking about heat, he draws in a tutorial bout heat exchangers, a major component to many hydraulic systems.  This is an example of the editorial content that our readers can expect in every issue of our print magazine as well as from our websites and e-newsletters.

If you have not already done so, I invite you to subscribe



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Would you like to visit a fluid power lab?

As a part of our upcoming Fluid Power Technical Conference taking place at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on June 21 and 22, we are offering all of our attendees a free tour of the fluid power labs a the Fluid Power Institute.  Tom Wanke of MSOE will be conducting tours of the labs at MSOE for all who are interested.

There is a lot to learn from a lab tour and there is no better teacher than Tom Wanke.  If you would like to sign up for the free tours being given on Tuesday morning, June 21, please go to our registration page for the Fluid Power Technical Conference.

This two-day event will be held on the campus of MSOE at the Kern Center beginning with tours of the Fluid Power Institute and the Grohmann Museum.  The seminars will kickoff at 1:00 pm with a keynote address from Aleksandar Egelja of Caterpillar.

There will be a series of seminar sessions given on Tuesday afternoon followed by a reception right on at the Conference.  A full day of technical sessions are scheduled for Wednesday including a continental breakfast and lunch right on site.  Tom Price of Price Engineering will give a opening keynote address on Wednesday.

So, register today and be prepared for two full days of activities and educational sessions.  We also will feature exhibits from our sponsors for the event.  They are listed below.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Do the Art Walk at the 2016 Fluid Power Technical Conference

One of the side excursions taking place at this year's Fluid Power Technical Conference will be a tour of the Grohmann Museum of art.  This very interesting and unique museum sits on the campus of the Milwaukee School of engineering and houses over 1,000 paintings and sculptures of the evolution of human work.  You won't want to miss it.

Sign up today to attend the 2016 Fluid Power Technical Conference and when you do, make sure to include the Grohmann tour part of your experience.  Click here to register.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is Sprung ... Our April Issue is Here ...

The April Issue of Fluid Power World magazine is now out there in the hands of our audience!  It is another fantastic issue.  I believe that our content just keeps getting better with each issue.

In this issue click here you will find:

In this issue:

Hydraulics define the evolution of construction machinery
Electrohydraulic controls improve ship stability
Understanding proper air preparation
Spotlight on offline filtration

 You will also be able to read an editorial by our Contributing Editor, Ken Korane, about the Looming Crisis in Hydraulic Repair, great insights for our audience.  Then you will also be able to read about the first woman elected to be the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Fluid Power Association, our friend, Tricia Fulton of Sun Hydraulics.

You can subscribe to our magazine in print or digital format by clicking here.  Every issue is full of great content that is both interesting and educational.  Thank you for reading!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Canadian Fluid Power Association

The Canadian Fluid Power Association CFPA will hold its annual conference on May 4-6, 2016 in Montebello, Quebec.  The association is dedicated to promoting fluid power technology in Canada and providing its member with the knowledge, skills and networking opportunities.

The event is called the CFPA AGM 2016 as it is the Annual General Meeting.  It features a great list of speakers and topics 

Scott Campbell - The Captain Has Turned On the Seatbelt Sign Navigating Your People Through Turbulent Times

Simon Fridyland -  Safe Engineering How to EnsureYou are in Compliance with Safety Regulations

Jordan Vickers:  Senior Economist at Eaton, The Economy of Fluid Power

Stuart Bergman -  Export Development Canada's EDC

Brian Lane - Certech Registration

There will be many networking opportunities and really great accommodations at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, the world's largest log cabin!

For more information, visit