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

IoT panel

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.
Thomas Wanke, CFPAI

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

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

The Future of Mobile Hydraulics

Mobile hydraulics is often the elephant in the room when people talk about fluid power. This portion of the industry is one that’s fast moving, innovative and gets people’s attention. Even little kids dream of someday driving a backhoe or a huge hydraulic dump truck. But what’s new in the field today, and how will mobile hydraulics change in the coming decade? That’s the focus of another exciting mobile hydraulics panel at the Cleveland Fluid Power Technology Conference in November. The Future of Mobile Hydraulics will have great speakers from top mobile equipment manufacturers and component specialists, including: Liebherr Machines...
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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