Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NAHAD and Hose Assembly Tips

NAHAD is the Association for Hose and Accessory Distribution and they are the primary and main association for hose and accessories.  They offer a wealth of information on hose assemblies and hose safety.  Please visit their website for more information at

NAHAD will be holding their Annual Convention this week with lots of great plans on the schedule.  For more information, visit their website.  Two of the featured speakers on the first day are Brian Beaulieu of ITR Economics, a frequent speaker at association events.  Brian and ITR have keen observations and insights about the industries involving hose assemblies specifically and fluid power in general.

The other headline speaker on Thursday will be Jack Uldrich of  Jack is a highly regarded keynote speaker with authoritative presentations on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, change management and leadership.  He will be a big hit on the NAHAD stage.

Hose Assembly Tips is a website managed by WTWH Media to work together with Fluid Power World, our magazine, website, and e-newsletter.  There you will find a review of hose, fittings, couplings, assemblies, crimpers, and much more.

The combination of NAHAD and HAT will provide engineers, maintenance personnel, and supply chain professionals with insight and knowledge about current hose technology.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How about a podcast

Here is a link to our latest podcast from WTWH Media.  The topic is fluid power distribution and the speaker is Bill Tulloch of Flodraulic Group.  Bill shares his expertise with our audience on the subject of where we are with distribution.

This podcast is provided free to our audience.  Bill shares some very interesting insights about the supply chain along with points about the integration of electric and electronic technology as they relate to fluid power systems.

Check it out.  Perhaps you would want to do one too?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Share Your Tips

In any fluid power system, hydraulic or pneumatic, making solid connections in the lines that carry the fluid is very important.  Whether it is hydraulic fluid or air, preventing leakage and making connection access simple is essential to safe and efficient operation of machinery.  With that in mind, we created our website and e-newsletter titled Hose Assembly Tips

Designers, maintenance professionals, and machine operators have a lot to consider when selecting the right hose, fitting, assembly, crimper, hose material, quick couplings, or any of the conductors that carry fluid.  If your company has tips on how to do it best, please share them with our audience by sending your information to me at

Our audience needs to know about your success stories and product innovations.  Share your tips with them by having your photos and descriptions posted on Hose Assembly Tips.

Above is sample post from Hose Assembly Tips, for more information click here.

We also send these tips out to an interested and opted-in audience via our monthly Hose Assembly Tips e-newsletter.  To subscribe, click here.

This combination of Hose Assembly Tips, our website and e-newsletter will continue to provide useful information to users of all kinds of connectors and conductors.  If you are a user, please sign up for our e-newsletter and visit our website often.  If you are a supplier, please send us your Tips for inclusion.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Content and Social

I would like to be very clear that I believe in magazines, websites, and e-newsletters as the best means available for a fluid power company to send their sales message to prospective new customers.  We at Fluid Power World offer all of that.  But, we can go well beyond that to help your company to market your products.

Content marketing is very popular now and most companies are involved in some way.  Your entry is actually very simple, write a white paper.  We can take it from there and make that white paper work for your marketing program.

Marketers of fluid power components know their products and value proposition better than anyone.  Why not share that knowledge with prospective new customers through a white paper?  Let the audience know what you know so that you can go to work for them with your products.

We at Fluid Power World can use your content for your benefit.  Let us do that, contact me

What about Social Media?  We have that too.  We use it already in the promotion of everything we do.  We can use our SM structure to promote your content too.  Let's talk.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Solid Year for Shows

If you are involved at all in the fluid power industry, construction market, any mobile hydraulic market, or any fluid power market, you know that the IFPE is the big show.  You probably also know that it only happens every third year and 2015 is not one of those.  The next IFPE will be held in Las Vegas in 2017 and for more details visit the NFPA Events Page.

With that being said, 2015 is still a solid year for trade shows that feature at least some fluid power exhibits.  The Pacific Design Show in February and the Work Truck Show in March are two good examples of trade shows that include fluid power technology.

Coming up in May, the OTC Show in Houston will feature fluid power technology as it relates to oil exploration and production.  For more information about that, visit the OTC website.

In terms of the number of fluid power related exhibitors, this is one of the major shows taking place in 2015.  OTC happens every May in Houston at NRG Park.

If you are involved with the hydraulic systems of garbage trucks and recycling equipment, WasteExpo might just be the place to look.  It will be held on June 1-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and for more information, click here.

There are other shows with fluid power exhibits as well but the one that stands out as a larger display of our technology is ICUEE, the International Construction Utility Equipment Expo, also referred to as The Demo Expo.  I guess they call it that because a large portion of the show takes place outside to allow for demonstrations of the machinery.

ICUEE is held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville

So, even though our big event, IFPE, does not take place this year, 2015 is a solid year for trade shows featuring fluid power technology.  

Thursday, April 2, 2015


What is a tutorial?  Well a simple definition is a transfer of knowledge or information.  The definition can be expanded to mean information presented by a tutor.  We think of tutors as individuals who are knowledgable about certain subjects that they help others to learn.

With our current communication technology, tutorials can be presented live, in print, via web, e-mail, video, podcast and more.  We at WTWH Media offer many options for transferring expert information to interested learners.  The tutors are the authors and editors of the articles including experts from industry and education.

In June, we will publish our Fluid Power Handbook and the content found in this issue, presented in print and digitally, is in the form of tutorials.  For example, we have sections on filters, hose, grippers, and so on.  We also offer tutorials on Fluid Power Safety and Education.

Our product sections offer in depth explanations of cylinders, motors, frls and much more.  If you are interested in receiving our June Fluid Power Handbook, please sign up now for a subscription to Fluid Power World

If your company manufactures or sells fluid power components, then it makes sense to advertise in our Fluid Power Handbook.  I can help you with that.  Simply contact me at


Monday, March 30, 2015

Fluid Power Handbook

In June, we at Fluid Power World  will publish our annual Fluid Power Handbook.  This year, for the first time, it will be an FPW publication, our regular June issue.

The issue kicks off with an overview of the industry.  Our audience of fluid power design engineers, maintenance experts, and supply chain professionals are interested to know the state of the industry.  Our Editor, Paul Heney, an industry expert, will a review or where we are and where we are going.

Also featured in our Fluid Power Handbook will be reviews of all major fluid power product categories.  No matter where an engineer is in their profession, it is always good to have a refresher on the basics of fluid power.  Our June issue will provide that.

If you are a reader, I am confident that this issue will be a great asset to you in terms of providing a reference guide that can be used all year long.  If you are a component manufacturer, please consider making your product information a part of this important issue by reserving your ad space before May 20, 2015.  Please contact me at