The Fluid Power Technology Conference will move to Cleveland this November, bringing manufacturers and users of hydraulics and pneumatics technologies together in the heart of the industry.

Attendees will find a number of technical sessions from which to choose, with industry experts leading conversations about mobile hydraulics and electrification; how the Internet of Things will impact system design, maintenance and use; hydraulic system maintenance; load sense hydraulic functions; electrohydraulics troubleshooting for motion and force control; hydraulic system schematic reading skills; hydraulic hose standards including 100R2 and SAE J517; industrial hydraulics; pneumatics and automation; and more.

Check back soon for the full agenda!

Day 1
18 Nov 2019
Day 2
19 Nov 2019
Day 3
20 Nov 2019

Fluid Power Basic Workshop

MSOE’s Tom Wanke will once again be offering his “Fluid Power Basics Workshop.” This introductory level workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of using fluid power systems for power transmission and motion control. Physical laws that govern how and why fluid power systems function will be discussed. Individual components that comprise a fluid power system; including design and operational performance characteristics will be covered. ISO symbology used for representing individual components will be covered. The workshop will conclude with a brief overview of circuit architectures. Wanke is the Director of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Fluid Power Industrial Consortium...
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Your IIoT Roadmap: How Industry 4.0 will Shape the Future of Fluid Power

Experts from some of the industry’s foremost IoT development companies will discuss the concepts, methods and technologies being used to implement IIoT in fluid power. They will highlight who should be involved in implementing these technologies, what technologies should be considered and where in your machines and systems they should first be considered. In addition, the panelists will discuss how using IoT technologies to monitor and collect data will help users increase machine uptime, reduce maintenance time and costs, increase utilization and more. They will discuss how even older factories can bring their existing equipment into the IIoT age through...
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Mike Nager
Adam Livesay
Jeremy Drury
Rodney Rusk

Importance of Contamination Control in Hydraulic Systems

Experts agree that 70 to 80 present of all hydraulic system failures are a result of contaminants circulating within the hydraulic system. This presentation will cover the types, sources and effects of contaminants on hydraulic components and systems. Methods and technologies will be discussed that eliminate, reduce and/or control contamination levels for improving hydraulic system reliability and maintaining optimal performance.

100R2 Is Not a Star Wars Droid. Find Out What It and the Other SAE J517 Standards Mean

The SAE J517 hose standard defines common hydraulic hose construction types to help you avoid confusion while choosing the best hose type for your application. I break down the difference between 100R1 and 100R19 hose, and everything in between. Fluid type, pressure rating and even flexibility will come into play, so join me to discover the specifics of the sometimes confusing hose rating system you see so often.
Josh Cosford

Building on success in mobile hydraulics; preparing for an electrified future

The presentation will discuss the integration of mobile hydraulic and electric component technology to increase efficiency and productivity, while reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
Simon Nielsen

The Three Biggest Mistakes in Hydraulic System Maintenance

What does it really take to get long life and system reliability from a hydraulic system? Is it knowing when to change filters or change out components before failure, or is it matter of monitoring parameters and conditions? In this session Carl will draw on his firm’s twenty years of assistance with maintenance and system training for hydraulic systems across a broad range of industrial applications both mobile and stationary.
Carl Dyke

Do the Right Thing: Four Key Ethical Principles for Engineering Professionalism

In light of the many engineering disasters that have taken place over the last decade (the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the Boeing 737 MAX case), the engineering profession has ramped up efforts to encourage and promote ethical practice. In other words, how to ensure that design engineers “do the right thing?” This session will present a brief overview of the history of engineering ethics and will present four key ethical principles that can help guide engineers in making sound, moral choices in engineering practice.
Miles Budimir

Load Sense Hydraulic Functions in 3D

Learning the subtleties of load sense systems is not easy. A colorful exploration of the internal workings of a typical load sense system awaits as Carl shares 2D and 3D fly-through simulations. His team’s experiences with what goes wrong in the winter cold and the summer heat along with the challenges technicians face to understand and adjust these not so basic systems will provide the technical and human stories.
Carl Dyke

The Missing Link Between Lubrication and Vibration Analysis

Getting beyond run-to-fail and reactive reliability and maintenance programs requires time, staff, and training that is difficult to prioritize in the resource-conscious industries that leverage Fluid Power. Therefore we rely heavily on service and vendor organizations to support with guided expertise – but how do we know the optimal choice between vibration and lubrication analysis when it comes to our overall equipment effectiveness? They often position against each other on being the preeminent leader in first failure detection. Now, with the introduction of the IoT, there’s new information suggesting another path to preserve the most uptime.
Will Tudoroff
Jeremy Drury

Determine the State of Your business by Measuring Key Performance Indicators

Industrial distribution is a competitive industry and every percentage point in profits is significant. TrulinX ERP software is designed specifically for industrial distributors who provide value-add services and has the industry-specific tools to help you maximize profit margins. In this overview, Bill Horrigan will show you how TrulinX can help you manage your inventory and determine the state of your business by measuring key performance indicators.
Bill Horrigan

Analyzing Seal Component Interactions to Maximize Performance and Reliability

Through examination of the interactions between sealing components during the design phase of a cylinder, it is possible to minimize the risk of cylinder failure. Performance and reliability of the sealing components can be maximized by expanding this concept further through a sequential process approach that includes analyzing side load, chemical compatibility, surface finish as well as other considerations.
Tim Girardi

The Future of Mobile Hydraulics

What’s new in the field of mobile hydraulics today, and how will it change in the coming decade? The discussion will include how the hydraulics versus electrics debate has been playing out the last few years, what’s on the horizon for mobile hydraulics technology, what OEMs want to see from hydraulic component manufacturers in the next couple of years, and how the IoT will change this technology. The panel will have speakers from top mobile equipment manufacturers and component specialists, including: Liebherr Machines Bulle SA, Danfoss Power Solutions, Hydrotech, and CD Industrial Group
Thomas Fischer
Simon Nielsen
Charles Schreiner
Carl Dyke

Tackling Hydraulic Challenges with Technology

Kovach will focus on the key reasons why “hydraulics will be around for a long time” as well as five of the challenges currently facing hydraulics (leaks, noise, efficiency, control, and weight). To address these challenges numerous technologies have been recently developed with additional breakthroughs on the horizon. Clearly, the movement toward electrification has resolved some of these issues – including the use of ePumps, EHA (electro hydrostatic actuators), hybridized and integrated systems. Also, innovations in fluid connectors and hydraulic fluid technology play a key role. Beyond this, developments in pump technology, simulation, and power transmission systems have improved overall...
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Dr. Joseph A. Kovach

Product Trends in Mobile Hydraulics

Striving to offer our customers the best solutions for their machines, we developed what we call the hydraulic supermarket. Taking into consideration the customer’s needs and market developments, in this presentation, we will discuss the importance of performance increase, flexibility through modular systems and electrification of controls.
Thomas Fischer

Electro-Hydraulics Troubleshooting for Motion and Force Control

Proportional valves, servo valves and fine motion control systems offer challenges to the maintainer and troubleshooter. Many proportional valves are used for functions with little to no motion at all. These force control systems come with their own unique challenges. The emphasis will be on understanding the internal workings and normal operating characteristics of electro-hydraulic valves, making system adjustments and maintenance checks for proper operation, and also troubleshooting tips.
Carl Dyke

Electronification of Mobile Equipment

What it is (and isn’t), benefits to look for when considering implementing electronics on equipment, software and hardware selection considerations, and real world examples.
Charles Schreiner

Hydraulic System Schematic Reading Skills with Live Schematics

If all symbols were meant to be animated in your mind’s eye, then many symbols still present some real challenges, even for the most active imaginations. Making sense of the symbols and the interconnections on hydraulic system schematic diagrams can be challenging. Join Carl Dyke for an interactive presentation that examines the very brief and recent history of hydraulic symbol standards. Carl will be using Live Schematics simulations to simplify the reading of mining machine and pulp mill hydraulic schematics. Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to the session to interact with the same systems used in the presentation and...
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Carl Dyke

Next Generation Electro-Hydraulic Technology

Bringing fluid power into the digital age with the next generation of electro-hydraulic technology. By integrating the most advanced motor control technology, powerful machine intelligence, and precise fluid control, this next generation of “smart” pump provides a complete hydraulic power unit solution that is unheard of in terms of cost, function, efficiency, intelligences, size, and performance. We will discuss how it addresses current and future challenges in the fluid power industry.
Michael Terzo