The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is made possible through the generous support of Pascal Society donors!

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Danfoss Power Solutions is serving as a Final Competition Event host. Danfoss will host half of the participating teams at their facility in Ames, Iowa, April 14-16, 2021.

Danfoss Power Solutions is a global industry leader in providing mobile hydraulics and a complete range of energy-efficient hydraulic, electronic, and electrical solutions for the construction, agriculture, and other off-highway vehicle markets.  

Eaton Corporation is serving as a Product Supplier.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Iowa Fluid Power is serving as a Program Sponsor.

Iowa Fluid Power is a distributor of hydraulic power units and automation systems. They specialize in field service, repairs, engineering and electronic integration. They provide a complete line of industrial and mobile hydraulics and pneumatics.

Lubrizol is serving as a Product Supplier.

Lubrizol is a global, fluid technology company concentrating on high-performance chemicals, systems and services for industry and transportation. Its products are found in the hydraulic fluids, circulating, turbine, engine, transmission, and gear oils, metalworking fluids and greases used in the fluid power industry.

Thank you to the many companies that contribute to the Pascal Society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation.

Norgren, a part of IMI plc, will host half of the participating teams at their facility in Littleton, Colorado, April 7 – 9, 2021.

Norgren, as a part of IMI plc, has a proud history of innovative engineering in motion control and fluid technology. Norgren collaborates with customers globally to address the complex and ever-changing needs of modern manufacturing. The Norgren enterprise develops solutions that continually improve factory automation, material handling, process control, and more. 

The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is based on the Chainless Challenge program, pioneered and managed by Parker Hannifin Corporation from 2004-2016. Many thanks to Parker for their continued support.

Source Fluid Power is serving as a Product Supplier.

Source Fluid Power designs and manufactures custom hydraulic products, manifolds, cylinders and valves for the medical, industrial, agricultural, and mobile OEM markets. Source Fluid Power is a solutions partner, and can handle everything from the design to the completion of the final product.

SunSource is serving as a Program Sponsor.

SunSource provides solutions to customers in the areas of industrial and mobile hydraulics, pneumatics, motion control, electronics, lubrication, fasteners and related technologies. It offers total on-site integrated materials management of MRO and “class C” OEM products. Other services include systems design, application engineering, repair services and proactive plant maintenance.

VEST, Inc. is an innovation-driven company offering hydraulic systems engineering software solutions for distributors, system integrator, and select hydraulic OEMs. VEST has offered a variety of desktop solutions to the fluid power industry since 2000 providing engineers with end-to-end automation needed to perform 2D/3D CAD design of hydraulic circuits (HyDraw CAD®) and manifold assemblies (MDTools®). VEST has more recently hosted web-based schematic (WebCAD®) and automated manifold design (QuickManifolds®) solutions which seamlessly support OEM service offerings. VEST is preparing multiple 2D/3D cloud-based solutions for general market release in 2019/2020.