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0.67 CFM @ 40 PSI / 12V 0.49 CFM @ 90 PSI / 12V Max. Amp Draw 11A / 12V 0.71 CFM @ 40 PSI / 24V 0.49 CFM @ 90 PSI / 24V Max. Amp Draw 6A / 24V Duty Cycle 100% @ 100 PSI

EXCAVATOR CAB OF THE FUTURE DESIGN CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED The student engineering team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won the cab design contest for the 3-D printed excavator to be put on display at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas in March 2017. The team was one of many from across the country to submit a futuristic cab and human machine interface design. Design submissions were judged by industry experts. Members of the winning team will receive a $2,000 cash prize from the NFPA and have the opportunity to see their design printed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The contest was sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, NFPA, ORNL, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The finished excavator will be the first to use 3-D printed steel and is part of the 2017 show theme, “Imagine What’s Next.” Attendees will also be able to see 3-D printing in action at the show. The NSF awarded the CCEFP a grant to 3-D print a full-scale operational excavator to display at the shows, and the ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility will print the machine. Teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota are working on the excavator design for 3-D manufacturing.



250C-IG 12V / 24V


330C-IG 12V / 24V

by Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO

Utilizing a new process for determining positions of public advocacy for standardization initiatives, the NFPA Board of Directors recently adopted the following position: “The fluid power industry needs a standardized way to measure the energy consumption and efficiency of fluid power components and systems. As energy efficiency increasingly becomes a driver in fluid power’s core customer markets, such standards would provide an objective method for determining the efficiency contributions of fluid power products and for bringing new technologies more quickly to market.” Work in this important area has been going on for some time in the various committees and task forces that produce international fluid power standards. Since November 2013, for example, an ad hoc group of the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 131 for Fluid Power Systems led by John Berninger, TC 131 past chairperson and Parker Hannifin retiree, has met both at the national and international level to suggest proposals for adding component power loss measurement to current standards. As a result of these activities, there are currently five active proposals being pursued for addressing energy consumption and efficiency in fluid power components—one each in the areas of hydraulic filters, hydraulic valves, pneumatic valves, hydraulic cylinders, and hydraulic pumps. A sixth area, pneumatic cylinders, is also starting to gain some traction. NFPA will continue to look for ways to advance these activities forward. In our interactions with public-policy professionals and wider industry networks, we will be speaking out about the need for these standards and, where appropriate, convening forums where interested parties—in and out of the ISO structure—can explore ways to advance the initiative.

0.76 CFM @ 40 PSI / 12V 0.62 CFM @ 90 PSI / 12V Max. Amp Draw 16A / 12V 0.81 CFM @ 40 PSI / 24V 0.66 CFM @ 90 PSI / 24V Max. Amp Draw 9A / 24V Duty Cycle 100% @ 100 PSI

1.39 CFM @ 40 PSI / 12V 0.97 CFM @ 90 PSI / 12V Max. Amp Draw 23A / 12V 1.69 CFM @ 40 PSI / 24V 1.31 CFM @ 90 PSI / 24V Max. Amp Draw 13A / 24V Duty Cycle 100% @ 100 PSI


450C-IG 12V / 24V



Comments and feedback from NFPA members on this advocacy position are welcome. Please direct your comments to Eric Lanke at • Manufacturers Directory 2016 •



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