Monday, August 31, 2015

2016 is taking shape

Based on what I heard at the 2015 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference put on by the NFPA a few weeks ago, 2016 should be a better year for fluid power component sales than 2015.  This has been a bit of a challenging year for our industry.  Look for an increase for next year.

Now is the time to plan to take advantage of that improvement and we can help you.  We have eight great issues of Fluid Power World magazine planned for next year plus our annual Leadership Issue in January published in conjunction with Design World magazine:  February, March, May, June Fluid Power Handbook, August, September, November, and December.

Every issue will cover mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics, and pneumatics.  We will report on energy efficiency, research & development, distribution, training, maintenance, and safety.  Every issue will be served in print and digitally, just click to read ...

Our digital network will work for your company again in 2016 to help your company to increase sales.  Increase sales and market share with a solid marketing plan in 2016.  We offer print, digital, and coming in 2016 in-person opportunities to reach your customers and find new ones.  We will launch our Fluid Power Technical Conference in June in Milwaukee.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air Systems

Every issue of Fluid Power World comes with a department titled Energy Efficiency by Ron Marshall of Compressed Air Challenge.  We are very happy to have Ron as a regular contributor to our content.

In August, the article is titled The Knowledge Gap and it refers to an application involving a manufacturer of computer hard drives.  You can read it in our digital edition.

If you like this content and would like to subscribe to Fluid Power World, access here.  We would love to have you as a reader either of our print edition or digital.  We also put our content on our four fluid power related websites.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A lot of content in August

Here is a link to the August 2015 edition of Fluid Power World.   It is full of great content, including:

Offshore Hydraulics:  Successful offshore sealing

Industrial Hydraulics:  Hydraulic press safety is vital in automotive manufacturing

Pneumatics:  New environments challenge pneumatic cylinders

Additionally, we have many updates and mini features on R&D, Associations, Distributors, Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, and more.

You can have the digital edition sent to your e-mail, click here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Face-to-face meetings

The best way to convey important information to a customer or a prospective new customer is with a face-to-face meeting.  While I am OK with the GoTo Meetings and now with Skype meetings, I still feel that the best way to bring the most value to my customers is with a face-to-face meeting.

Neither one of these guys is me but it looks like a good meeting.

With all of the media options that I have available, the best way that I can explain the value offered by Fluid Power World and WTWH Media is with a face-to-face meeting.  In putting together a media package that will work best for my clients, I like to be able to explain and discuss.

I am not in this picture either but it looks like these fellows are having an interesting discussion that involves some digital images.

If your company sells fluid power components and you would like to increase brand awareness and generate sales leads in 2016, then let's set up a meeting.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

From spoken to written

At WTWH Media, we really do surround the engineer with information.  We recently conducted and presented a podcast to our audience about the changing role of fluid power distributors.  We interviewed Bill Tulloch of FloDraulic Group.  It was very insightful.

Now some excerpts from that podcast discussion are available in print in our August issue of Fluid Power World and on our website, click here.  Send us your story so that we can share it.

Let's Skype

Wow, I am moving forward with technology.  Last year, I learned how to do a GoTo Meeting and held several meetings very successfully.

Now I have Skype in my tool box of ways to communicate with customers and prospects.  I would like to set up a Skype meeting with you to discuss ways that we can work together in 2016.  My contact info is michael.ference3

Give me a Skype call.

2016 Fluid Power Conference

There is a need in our fluid power industry for in-person training and education.  Ours is an evolving industry with smart controls making fluid power technology ever more productive.

To help answer the need, we at Fluid Power World will be launching our Fluid Power Conference in June of 2016.  The location will be a center for fluid power learning, the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  The dates will be June 21-22, 2016.

The event will feature keynote presentations as well as educational seminar sessions for all interested fluid power professionals including engineers and technicians.  It will be a day-and-a-half event held on the campus of MSOE.

There will be a fluid power exhibit area so we invite all component manufacturers and distributors to consider exhibiting at the Fluid Power Conference.  I will be sharing more details in the very near future, but please contact me at for information.