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    Alex Shikany, Vice President of Membership & Business Intelligence, (left) and Clarissa Schwendeman, Director of Marketing (right) at A3

    Automation has a Bright Future Ahead of It

    May 15, 2024
    New technological developments and use cases will lead to the continued adoption of robotics and other automation solutions for the foreseeable future.
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    Global industrialization will drive market growth for air compressors
    Air Compressors

    Global Manufacturing Investments to Benefit Air Compressor Market

    May 7, 2024
    The air compressor market is projected to be worth $68.86 billion by 2030 due to investments in manufacturing which will help drive future growth.
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    Metalforming manufacturers continue to see positive business activity

    Consistent Business Activity for Metalformers in April 2024

    April 30, 2024
    The April 2024 PMA Business Conditions Report shows metalforming manufacturers anticipate economic activity to remain stable in the coming months.
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    Pneumatic cylinders can provide a cost-effective solution for many applications

    Pneumatics Will Remain a Relevant Power Transmission Technology

    April 22, 2024
    The many benefits offered by pneumatics as well as their ongoing technological advancement will ensure their continued use in a range of applications.
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    Stable business activity expected for metalforming manufacturers

    Metalformer Business Activity Remains Steady in March 2024

    April 11, 2024
    Stable business conditions are anticipated for metalforming manufacturers in the coming months according to the March PMA Business Conditions Report.

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    Revenue Potential Increasing for Electric Truck Powertrain Components

    March 25, 2024
    Development of electric trucks is growing, creating increased revenue opportunities for the powertrain components used in these vehicles.
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    3D Printing

    The Top 4 Trends Impacting 3D Printing

    March 13, 2024
    IDTechEx has outlined four major trends which will drive continued growth of the 3D printing market.
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    Pneumatics Remain a Valuable Technology

    March 6, 2024
    Systems which employ pneumatics offer several advantages, especially as the technology continues to evolve.
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    Optimism Increases for Metalforming Business Conditions

    March 5, 2024
    The February 2024 PMA Business Conditions Report shows metalforming manufacturers are increasingly optimistic about business activity in the coming months.
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    Linear Actuation

    Automation to Drive Growth for Linear Actuator Market

    Feb. 29, 2024
    The global linear actuator market is forecast to experience a high level of growth in the coming years due in large part to use of these actuators in various automation solutions...
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    Sensors & Software

    How Connected and Software-Defined Vehicles are Reshaping System Architectures

    Feb. 27, 2024
    As vehicles become increasingly connected and software driven, there are opportunities to create more streamlined system architectures.
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    Sensors: New Technologies and Trends

    Feb. 22, 2024
    Learn about the latest sensor technologies and their growing use within fluid power and electric motion control systems.
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    How Does Your Salary Compare with Other Engineers?

    Feb. 21, 2024
    Use our new comparison tool to see how region, education level and years of engineering experience may impact your salary potential.
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    Sensors & Software

    Sensors in Fluid Power Bring a Range of Design Opportunities

    Feb. 12, 2024
    Benefits ranging from improved precision and control to enhanced machine monitoring are possible when integrating sensors into fluid power systems.
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    Vision Systems

    Machine Vision Market to Grow Through 2028

    Feb. 7, 2024
    The global machine vision market is forecast to grow 6.4% through 2028, driven by increasing automation in various industries.
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    Metalformers Start 2024 on Positive Footing

    Jan. 29, 2024
    Metalforming companies are optimistic about business activity during the first 3 months of 2024.
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    Geared Products Market to Slow Before Rebounding in 2025

    Jan. 10, 2024
    Demand for geared motors and industrial gears is forecast to slow in 2024 before rising again over the next 4 years.
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    2024 Recession Presents Fluid Power Industry Opportunities for Investment

    Dec. 12, 2023
    With a mild recession predicted for 2024, fluid power manufacturers should use this time to invest in their business and prepare for the rebound coming in the second half of the...

    2023 Salary & Career Survey Report from Power & Motion

    Dec. 11, 2023
    This e-book delves into the trends impacting those in the fluid power as well as broader design and engineering community.

    Hydraulics to Experience Soft Landing as Economy Slows

    Dec. 7, 2023
    Ken Baker, CEO of Bailey International, sees opportunities ahead for the hydraulics industry even as the global economy heads toward a slowdown.
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    Getting a Pulse on the Current State of Fluid Power

    Nov. 29, 2023
    The hydraulics and pneumatics sector remains optimistic about its future.

    A Slow but Steady Move Toward Electric Actuators

    Nov. 27, 2023
    The benefits provided by electric actuators over hydraulic and pneumatic options is increasing their adoption in a range of applications.
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    How 75 Years of Innovation Have Shaped Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    Nov. 21, 2023
    Members of the fluid power industry provide their insight on the technological innovations which have occurred in hydraulics and pneumatics as well as those yet to come.
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    Positive Outlook for Fluid Power Despite Electronics Making Inroads

    Nov. 20, 2023
    As more electric options come into play and an economic slowdown is expected, positive sentiments remain for the hydraulics and pneumatics industry.
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    Electrification of Hydraulic Circuits on Upward Trend

    Nov. 18, 2023
    The hydraulics industry continues to see greater integration of sensors, controls and other electronic elements to help monitor and improve performance.
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    75 Years of Hydraulic System Designs

    Nov. 17, 2023
    Greater integration of electronics and communication protocols have lead to various technology advancements in the hydraulics industry.
    Melissa Childers, Business Development Manager, Motion Systems Group, Pneumatic Division at Parker Hannifin

    Pneumatics Continue to Adapt to Market Needs

    Nov. 16, 2023
    Technological advancements in pneumatic systems are helping meet ever evolving customer and market requirements.

    Hydraulics Undergoing a Technological Revolution

    Nov. 16, 2023
    A desire for more efficient and sustainable hydraulic solutions is driving development of new components and systems.
    Tim Bankhead, Application Engineering Manager, North America at HydraForce/Rexroth, a Bosch Company

    New Design Opportunities for Hydraulics

    Nov. 14, 2023
    Customer requests for more connectivity and solutions which can be used in electric vehicles are bringing new design opportunities for hydraulic systems.
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    75 Years of Innovation in Pneumatics

    Nov. 13, 2023
    Over the past 75 years, pneumatic components and systems have continued to evolve to bring new capabilities and performance features to the market.
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    Pneumatic Designs Evolving to Meet Industry Trends

    Nov. 9, 2023
    Automation, sustainability and a desire for increased intelligence are driving an evolution in pneumatic system designs.
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    Engineering Remains Viable and Important Career Path

    Nov. 8, 2023
    The engineering community remains positive about the continued need for engineers as technologies evolve.
    Andrew Zaske, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tolomatic

    Increased Demand for Uptime and Reliability Driving Move to Electric Actuators

    Nov. 7, 2023
    Interest in electric actuators as an alternative to fluid power options is growing due to the many performance benefits possible.
    Jeff Herrin, senior vice president of Research, Development, and Engineering at Danfoss Power Solutions

    Demand for More Efficient Hydraulic Systems on the Rise

    Nov. 6, 2023
    Sustainability initiatives and other factors are leading to increased demand, and development of, more energy efficient hydraulics.
    Tom Diedrichs, Product Manager Actuators at Ewellix

    A Bright Future Ahead for Electric Actuators

    Nov. 2, 2023
    Significant investments by mobile and industrial machine manufacturers are increasing the adoption rate of electric actuators in a range of applications.
    Frank Langro, Director – Product Market Management, Pneumatic Automation, Festo North America

    Intelligent and Efficient Designs Key to Longevity of Pneumatics

    Nov. 1, 2023
    Development of low power consuming and intelligent pneumatic devices will ensure their continued use as industry requirements evolve.
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    Trends Impacting Agricultural Equipment Component and System Designs

    Oct. 31, 2023
    Electrification and automation are among the major trends influencing the design of hydraulics and other components for agricultural equipment.
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    What do the Next 75 Years Have in Store for Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems?

    Oct. 25, 2023
    Several industry trends are bringing new design needs, and thus opportunities, to the fluid power sector.
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    Hydraulic fittings are an important component within hydraulic systems used in a range of applications.
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    Growth Potential Ahead for Hydraulic Fittings Market

    Oct. 18, 2023
    Positive market conditions for the hydraulics sector and its various customer markets will drive growth for hydraulic fittings in the coming years.
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    Market growth in several customer sectors will benefit the pneumatic and electric motion control industries.

    How are the Fluid Power and Electric Motion Control Markets Performing?

    Oct. 11, 2023
    Several market factors are benefitting the hydraulics, pneumatics and electric motion technology sectors.
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    Manufacturers are developing more compact hydraulic systems to help improve efficiency and better fit into space constrained machine envelopes.

    A Shift Toward Compact Hydraulic Systems

    Oct. 9, 2023
    Improved efficiency and space claim are among the market factors driving development of hydraulic components and systems which are more compact in size.
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    Hydraulic and pneumatic shipments rose in August 2023.

    Fluid Power Shipments Rise in August 2023

    Oct. 9, 2023
    NFPA data shows shipments of hydraulics and pneumatics increased compared to the previous month.
    National Fluid Power Association
    Hydraulic and pneumatic shipments in July 2023.

    Pneumatic Shipments Continue on Positive Trajectory

    Sept. 19, 2023
    NFPA data shows pneumatics remain a positive sector for fluid power as shipments continued to increase in July 2023.
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    Autonomous mobile robots like those available from OTTO Motors can help to increase the flow of goods through manufacturing facilities and other applications.

    Rockwell Acquisition of Clearpath Robotics Demonstrates Growth of Mobile Robots

    Sept. 13, 2023
    The acquisition of Clearpath Robotics by Rockwell Automation shows interest in mobile robots is growing in manufacturing and other applications.
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    Advancements in hydraulic component and system designs will help to ensure they remain a vital part of various machine and vehicle designs.

    Assessing Future Design Needs for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    Aug. 30, 2023
    The 2023 NFPA Technology Roadmap outlines the key areas in which the fluid power industry should focus future development initiatives.
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    The mobile robot components market is expected to see high levels of growth over the next 5 years.

    Rapid Growth Ahead for Mobile Robot Components Market

    Aug. 21, 2023
    Increased deployment of mobile robots in various industries will lead to growth opportunities for the components which enable their operation.
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    Hydraulic shipments for construction equipment and other heavy machinery remained positive in the second quarter of 2023.

    Strong Second Quarter for Fluid Power and Customer Markets

    Aug. 15, 2023
    Manufacturers in the fluid power industry and its customer markets report a strong second quarter but anticipate a potential cooling in demand for the second half of 2023.
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    Hydraulic Fluids

    3 Key Trends Impacting Tribology and Lubrication

    Aug. 14, 2023
    Electric vehicles, digitalization and supply chains are among the key trends presenting new opportunities as well as challenges for the tribology and lubrication industry.
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    Increasing investments in automation, such as robots, will aid growth of motion controls which play a key part in these systems.

    Steady Growth Expected for Motion Controls Market

    Aug. 10, 2023
    Investments in automation and new application uses will drive growth for the motion controls market in the coming years.
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    Q&A: An Exciting Time for Tribology and Lubrication

    July 19, 2023
    The technological challenges brought about by industry trends such as sustainability and digitalization are making it an exciting time to work in the fields of tribology and lubrication...
    Hydraulics and pneumatics are forecast to weather the current recession better than other sectors.

    A “Good” Recession for Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    April 3, 2023
    Although the economy is in a mild recession, the fluid power industry and most of its customer markets are forecast to be minimally impacted.

    Increased Demand for Electronic Controls Driving Hydraulic System Designs

    March 14, 2023
    Growing use of electronic controls is enabling hydraulics to meet the performance requirements of increasingly electrified and automated mobile equipment.
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    Hydraulic and pneumatic components have evolved over the past 75 years to become a powerful tool for transmitting power.

    The Continued Evolution of Hydraulics and Pneumatics

    March 1, 2023
    As Power & Motion enters its 75th year, our team looks to examine the ongoing advancements taking place in fluid power systems.

    Demand for O-Rings to Remain Strong

    Jan. 17, 2023
    Corey Holloway of anyseals provides insight into the current market conditions for O-rings.
    The hydraulics market is expected to end 2022 at a growth rate of 17.7% but dip in 2023 before rising again in 2024.

    2023 Fluid Power Market Outlook: Slowing Growth Cycle Ahead

    Nov. 14, 2022
    The slower growth trends forecasted for 2023 will provide opportunities for manufacturers to catch up and potentially ease supply chain pressures.