Friday, August 1, 2014

A fluid-power-friendly FB Page

I hope that you will visit my Facebook page



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Ference-Fluid-Power-News-Comments/562381453838583?ref_type=bookmark where I have posted many fluid power items.

If you would like to have me share any fluid power information on my page, just send it to me.

Thanks

Nice Job Mary!

It is so great to have Mary Gannon on the team that produces Fluid Power World magazine and our digital network.  I have worked with Mary for many years in the past and I am really glad to be reunited with her at Fluid Power World.  Mary has actually helped me personally to get involved with social media.

Mary does really great work for FPW including her latest post on one of our websites MobileHydraulicTips.  In this post, Mary tells of her visit to a training center at Eaton.  The title of the post is Eaton Trains the Trainers and it reviews their training facility in Maumee, OH.



We at Fluid Power World and WTWH Media are strong advocates of continuing education and that is why we help by providing a wealth of information in our publications, on our websites, and through our e-based content.  If you have not yet registered for one of our fluid power e-newsletters, please go to this link and choose the ones of interest to  you.

In the meantime, Mary and the rest of our team will be busy preparing great content for our qualified audience.  Our website posts are also promoted through our social media program.  We deliver educational content to engineers in a format that they choose.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pressure Gauges @PneumaticTips

If you have not had a chance to check our our PneumaticTips website, please do.  We currently are featuring an article about pressure gauges by our Contributing Editor, Josh Cosford.  This fairly simple device is essential to efficient operation of both pneumatic and hydraulic systems.



This article can also be found on page 59 of our first ever Fluid Power World just fresh off the presses.  If you are interested in reading more great content from Josh Cosford, go to this link to subscribe to our magazine.


You can also subscribe to our e-newsletters for up-to-date fluid power information on hydraulics, pneumatics, hose assemblies, and more.  We offer many great fluid power resources.

Learning by Video

There are many ways to learn including visual and auditory as well as by experience.  One great resource that we offer at Fluid Power World is our video library.  We have an ever growing collection of videos about fluid power components provided by experts from industry.

If video is a key learning tool for you, I invite you to visit our Fluid Power Video Library for great resources on how components work and how they can improve your company's machinery.  If your company manufactures and sells fluid power components, then I encourage you to send me your video for inclusion in our library.


Your company and products will receive attention by a qualified buying audience of engineering professionals.  Just go to Fluid Power World and you will find  many examples.  If your company would like some assistance with video, we can help you.  Just contact me at mference@wtwhmedia.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Bounce Back is Good News - GDP

Macro economic news does have an effect on our fluid power industry.  We may not always follow the economic swings exactly but there is a correlation with the overall economy.

That is why today's report on a 4 percent growth in our Gross Domestic Product is such good news.  After a weak first quarter, our economy seems much more robust now.  This should translate to continued strength in markets served by fluid power.

I am no economist, however, Alan Beaulieu is.  You can find out what he projects for the macro and fluid power economy at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference.  The event will be held in Wheeling, IL on August 11-13, 2014.  Visit the NFPA Website for more details.

Our timing is good for the launch of Fluid Power World magazine.  We will have our digital edition available on our websites shortly but feel free to visit now for more fluid power content Fluid Power World Mobile Hydraulic Tips Pneumatic Tips Hose Assembly Tips

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fluid Power World

We now have a brand new magazine, Fluid Power World, with the first-ever issue published.  In addition to the main feature articles, we have a Research & Development page.  In our first issue, we have an article from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) about varying pump flow rates.


Our Association Watch page reports on the Fluid Power Education Foundation and the scholarships they have awarded.  Our new publication now becomes part of the overall fluid power education mix.  We are thrilled to add to the education of engineers.

This new publication also features a distributor update with a report on the 30th Anniversary NAHAD Convention.  This is the Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution.  I had the privilege of attending this meeting with our Editorial Director, Paul Heney.

We will have many great features in coming issues.  If your company sells fluid power components, please consider advertising in our next edition.  Please contact me for details at mference@wtwhmedia.com

Please take a moment to visit one of our websites associated with Fluid Power World, it is simply called FluidPowerWorld.  Send us your product reviews to be included on this new website.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great News! Our first issue is out!

The first-ever issue of Fluid Power World has been published and sent in the mail to our qualified reading audience.  It is also being sent to our digital subscribers.



This is a very exciting time because our dedicated team of professionals here at WTWH Media LLC have put a great deal of time and effort to produce the very best product possible.  This first issue is full of great fluid power content including mobile hydraulics in mining, variable speed pump drives saving energy, choosing air-driven ejectors, and the importance of durable seals.

We also feature departments on fluid power research & development, associations, distributors, energy efficiency, and much more.  If you would like me to send you a copy of this inaugural issue, please send me a note to mference@wtwhmedia.com.