The Hope Group and Parker to Sponsor Motion & Control Technology Seminar

Northborough, MA (07-13-2009) – Tony Cantone, President of The Hope Group, today announced that in partnership with its principal supplier, Parker Hannifin, an all-day seminar focused on the latest in motion and control technologies will be offered on November 12, 2009 at its Northborough MA corporate headquarters. The seminar will be offered in multiple sections focusing on the electro-hydraulic, electro-mechanical, process filtration, pneumatic automation and hydraulic plumbing technologies emerging in the mobile and industrial marketplace worldwide.

“Our intention is to continue bringing the latest techniques in motion and fluid control technologies to our industrial, mobile, marine and process customers,” said Cantone. The Hope Group sponsors seminars regularly, conducting many of them at its in-house training center. The motion and control seminar is scheduled to run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a lunch buffet provided on site. The seminar is free to those who pre-register using the online registration provided through The Hope Group’s website:

According to John Moore, Automation Specialist, at The Hope Group, “The portion of the seminar titled: Pneumatic-Electro-Mechanical Automation will deal with the latest electric cylinder products and high-end servo positioning systems. The discussion will include basic pneumatic components, point of use vacuum automation, multi-axis systems and controls, PLC implementation and simple troubleshooting guidelines.” he added.

Other sections of the seminar series include Electro-Hydraulics, Hydraulic and Process Filtration and Hydraulic Plumbing for Zero Leakage, according to Phil Lund, Vice President for Hydraulics. “The Hope Group has partnered with Parker Hannifin for nearly 50 years, serving the motion and control requirements for the Marine, Mobile, Mining, Power Generation, Pulp & Paper, Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Semiconductor and Defense industries,” said Lund. “Our customers rely on us to bring the latest technologies to market and to instruct them on the benefits and efficiencies designed to meet their changing requirements,” he added.

Commenting on the Electro-Hydraulics section, John Moore said, “Wherever a customer’s requirements are high forces, accurate and repeatable positioning and superior performance, in an economical package, electro-hydraulic components and systems are the right choice.”

The Hope Group is a closely-held corporation established in 1933. Today it operates as an industrial distributor and motion and control custom machine control manufacturer serving the six New England states and worldwide for certain products. It operates five Parker Stores, one each in Bangor ME, Portland ME, Fitchburg MA, Manchester NH and Cranston RI. The Hope Group is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company. Its website is


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