NFPA conference offers economic outlook

June 1, 2004
The National Fluid Power Association's annual Economic Out-look Conference will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Several speakers will provide forecasts for the U.S. and world economies, as well as analyses of domestic and internation

The National Fluid Power Association's annual Economic Out-look Conference will be held Aug. 17-18 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Several speakers will provide forecasts for the U.S. and world economies, as well as analyses of domestic and international markets.

Speakers and topics include: End Use Market Forecast
Eli Lustgarten, senior vice president/director, Institutional Equity Research
J.B. Hanaver & Co.

International Market Forecast
Alan Beaulieu, economist Institute for Trend Research

North America Macroeconomic Forecast
Larry Chimerine, president
Radnor International Consulting Inc.

Fluid Power Market Forecast
Jim Meil, chief economist Eaton Corp.

Automotive Manufacturing Market Forecast
John Cleveland, vice president International Resource Network Inc.

During two sessions on mobile and industrial markets, five additional experts will share their insights into different segments of the hydraulic and pneumatic industries. The following are scheduled:

Construction & Agricultural Machinery Forecasts
Chuck Yengst, president Yengst Associates Inc.

Machine Tools Market Forecast
Nathan Weaks, treasurer Automatic Feed Co.

For more information or to register, contact Eric Armstrong at (414) 778- 3372 or [email protected]. Register on-line at www.nfpa.com, and click on "Events."

Fluid power at PTC Asia, IMTS

NFPA is sponsoring a pavilion at PTC Asia 2004, running Oct. 12-15 at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

NPFA, in partner-ship with the Association for Manufacturing Technology, will also have a fluid power pavilion at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2004 held Sept. 8- 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

IFPE call for papers ... again

A second call for papers has been issued for the International Exposition for Power Transmission 2005 Technical Conference, seeking paper abstracts on innovations in the power transmission industry. Possible conference topics are available in the events and education area of the IFPE Web site at www.ifpe.com. Call (414) 298-4141 to request a call for papers brochure or email [email protected] with questions. Abstracts must be submitted by July 1.

Teamwork in research

NFPA is continuing its efforts to develop a Cooperative Network for Research in Motion Control through Fluid Power (CNR). The purpose of the initiative is to foster research at leading engineering schools in areas important to the fluid power industry.

So far, 10 NFPA member companies, along with NFPA, have pledged support totaling more than $300,000 for each of two years.

Current supporters have compiled and voted on a list of priori-tized research areas. Highest priority goes to:

  • Robust low-cost sensors
  • True zero-leak solutions on all sealing surfaces
  • Lightweight and high-strength materials, and
  • Component and systems simulation modeling.

Learn more about the program at www.nfpa.com.

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