The National Fluid Power Association is providing an opportunity for anyone in the fluid power industry to attend the PTC Asia convention in Shanghai, China, from Oct. 12-15. NFPA says the Asian fluid power market increased its sales 18 percent between 2001 and 2002. Thus NFPA decided to sponsor a pavilion at the event. The pavilion was formed for logistical reasons to help multiple companies attend the event in a cost-effective manner. There are nine major categories under which an exhibit can fall: anti-friction bearings, compressed air technology, electrical power transmission, hydraulics, internal combustion engines & small gas turbines, linear motion systems, mechanical power transmission, pneumatics, and sealing technology. To find out more information about the convention, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3852-510.
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