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Why Fluid Power? Series by Power2Move

Power2Move-LogoEric Lanke, CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, has a great series about fluid power on their blog, Power2Move.

In his role he often gets asked the questions “What is fluid power?” and “Why should we care about fluid power?” He addresses these questions and more in this great 6 part series.

Fluid-powerLanke states that fluid power has numerous advantages, including force, power density, and flexibility, that make it a foundational technology for dozens of industries.

Fluid power is used extensively in manufacturing, mobile equipment, aerospace, mining, automotive, material handling, and medical equipment applications.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 1,700 U.S. companies that manufacture or distribute fluid power components, providing over 683,000 jobs.

Sales of fluid power components exceed $17 billion per year. Annual sales of systems that utilize fluid power exceed $225 billion.

Click here for Part 1 – Why Fluid Power?

Part 2 - Fluid power consumes 2-3% of our nation’s energy.

Part 3 - Fluid power represents a major opportunity for improving energy efficiency.

Part 4 – Fluid power has a strong industry base that is interested in technology advancement.

Part 5 - Fluid power has built an industry/academic coalition that focuses on research and emerging technology.

Part 6 - Fluid power is focused on market education

Check out NFPA’s blog, Power2Move, for more conversations about innovative uses of fluid power.

Tribute, Inc. is a provider of ERP business management software for industrial distributors with a special focus on the fluid power industry.

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