Welcome ! At Mechanical Kits Ltd. we endeavour to ensure the best quality products are available for students who are learning, “hands-on”, about Fluid Power.

Our mission is support hands-on learning by doing what we can to make it happen!

The purpose of our company is to supply good quality kits and services that promote hands-on learning. We are committed to improving our products and services based on feedback we receive from our customers. We are also committed to developing new products that will be used by students in the classroom and at events such as the North American Fluid Power Challenges. We will support the use of our product by working with our customers to satisfy their needs and offering support whenever possible.

Bluewater Challenge - see video of winning team

Watch this MP4 video of the winning team in the Bluewater Challenge

  • A 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that supports educational programs and research in fluid power
  • Mechanical Kits Ltd. supports the work of the Foundation by donating a royalty for every NFPA Challenge Event and NFPA Classroom kit sold,
STEM Scouts: science, technology, engineering, math

STEM Scouts is a new way to discover science, technology, engineering and math. Middle and High school STEM Scouts explore exciting STEM-related topics in six-week series of lessons called modules. They get their hands dirty in fun, fast-paced weekly labs, designed and vetted by STEM educators and professionals.

Florida TSA State Conference

In March 2019 teams from Florida middle schools will compete in a pilot Fluid Power Action Challenge at the Florida TSA State Conference. TSA is a Department of Education encouraged activity that can enhance a technology education program, build confidence, provide extra-curricular and leadership skills for students, and add an exciting dimension to the teaching profession.

Teams will use the new “National” Challenge Kits designed for school-based programs


What’s New ?

Fluid Power Challenges in school?

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge is proving to be a successful project, now involving 2000 students a year. In response to requests from teachers who are unable to be involved because they are not near a sponsored program, Mechanical Kits Ltd. has developed a smaller version of the kit that can be used in a school classroom with 28 students in teams of four. These kits are also being piloted at the Florida State TSA Convention in March 2019.

The “Selected Team” Kit for the team to represent the class in an in-school competition is shown below:

Welcome Caterpillar!

Caterpillar Hydraulic Reservoirs joined the other new sponsors this year – Lonestar Cy Fair and Komatsu Mining. Thank you for supporting the Fluid Power Action Challenge!