Schedule for IFPE Technical Conference has been released!

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We've been eagerly awaiting the release of the schedule for the IFPE Technical Conference, a key component of IFPE 2014 and ConExpo, which is coming up in Las Vegas in March of next year. Here's the schedule.

T1 Fluid Performance: Temperature, Film Thickness, Base Stock | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Study of Temperature and Lubricant Effects on the Efficiency of a Complete Hydrostatic Drive System
Shubhamita Basu, Technology Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation and Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corp

Effect of Base Stock Type on Film Thickness and Performance in Hydraulic Pumps
Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corp

Hydraulic Fluid Efficiency Effects in External Gear Pumps
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

T2 Modeling: Vane Pumps and Valves | 8:45 - 10:15 am

A Numerical Model for the Simulation of Flow in Radial Piston Machines
Pulkit Agarwal, Graduate Student, Purdue University

New Non-Linear Model for a 4-Way Directional Control Servo or Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

A Non-Linear Valve Model is Applied to a Highly Overlapped Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T3 Wireless Technology: Application, Performance, and Safety | 8:45 - 10:15 am

Connecting Your Vehicle to the World
Christopher Kolbe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hydro Electronic Devices

Applying Wireless Technology to Electro-Hydraulics: Architecture, Compliance, and Safety Considerations
Anthony M. Di Tommaso, Manager, Product Development, Cervis Inc.

CAN Be Safe
Brian Spranger, Software Engineer, Danfoss

T4 Hydraulic Hybrids: Simulation, Design, Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Control System Development for a Hydraulic Hybrid Lift Truck
Michael Olson, Lead Engineer - Controls and Modeling, Eaton Corp

Comparison of Two Different Electronic Feedback Methods to Increase the Damping in the Simulation Model of Electro-Hydraulic Hybrid Actuator System for Off-Highway Working Vehicles
Rafael Aman, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology

T5 Valves: Modeling, Performance, Contamination | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Control and Stability Analysis of a Practical Load-Sense Systems
Abhijit Das, Advanced Systems Engineer, Danfoss

Improvements in Controllability and Efficiency of Electronically Controlled Valve Systems
Gary LaFayette, Sr Engineer, Danfoss

Servo Valve Design for Faster Response in motion Systems and Also Low Contamination Susceptibility
K. Osaka, Design Engineer, R&D Department, Yuken Kogyo Co

T6 Fluids: Environment, Performance (Including Hybrids) | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Environmental Lubricants in the Fluid Power Industry
Mark Miller, Executive Vice President, Terresolve Technologies/RSC Biosolutions

The Effects of Fluid Properties on the Efficiency of Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
Steven Herzog, OEM Liaison Manager, Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc.

Improving Fuel Efficiency, Productivity and GHG Emissions of Off-Highway Equipment Through the Use of Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids
Thomas Schimmel, Business Segment Manager, Hydraulic Fluids, Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc.

Keynote Presentation

Hydraulic Hybrid Excavator – Customers, Diversity Drives Innovation 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Ken Gray, Global Product Manager, Large Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar Inc.
The fuel-saving Cat® 336E H Hybrid was launched in 2013 as the industry's first hydraulic hybrid excavator. With over 300 patents filed, the innovative hydraulic hybrid technology is a significant departure from the typical hybrid approach. To accomplish such a feat required an acute, intense focus on the customer and a diverse, global team empowered to drive an innovative solution. Learn the story behind the development of this game-changing product from Caterpillar.

T7 Hydraulic Hybrids: Energy Recovery and Reuse | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Towards a New Kind of Energy Recovery for Electric Vehicles
Jose Garcia, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Hydraulic Hybrid System for Swing Energy Recovery and Reuse
Jiao Zhang, Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar Inc.

Series Hybrid Hydraulic System
James O'Brien II, President, NRG Dynamix

T8 Fluids: Filter Testing, Water Monitoring and Control | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Got Water?
Jawad Khan, Data Analyst, Polaris Laboratories

Laboratory and Field Investigations of Water-Adsorbing Oil Filters and Relative Humidity Sensors
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Impact of the Use of Secondary Particle Counter Calibration Samples on Particle Count and Filter Test Results
Bryan Steffan, CV Test Engineer, Cummins Filtration Inc.

T9 Hydraulic Fan Drive Systems: Design and Performance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Improvements in Reversing Fan Drives
Stephen Frantz, Staff Engineer, Danfoss

Dedicated Closed Circuit Hydrostatic Fan Drive Control
Josh Cronbaugh, Product Engineer, Danfoss

Open Circuit Fan System Stability Analysis
Robert Harris, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

T10 Valves: Adjustment, Modeling, Empirical Evaluation | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Methods to Adjust the Characteristic Curves of Electro-Hydraulic Proportional Valves in Mobile Applications
Mark Jankowski, Engineering Manager, Thomas Magnete USA LLC

Empirical Method Produces Improved Consistency In Variable Discharge Coefficient Effects
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T11 Test Stands and Procedures: Digital Pumps/Motors, Air-Borne Noise | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Meeting ISO3744 – Determination of Airborne Noise Generated by Hydrostatic Unit
Jaromir Tvaruzek, NVH Senior Engineer, Danfoss

Development of a Digital Pump/Motor Test Stand
Farid Breidi, Student, Purdue University

T12 Sensors: Thermal Properties and Pressure Ripple Energy for Sensing | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Applications of Thermal Actuation Technologies within the Fluid Power Environment
Gary Swanson, President, Thermotion LLC

Pressure Ripple Energy Harvester Enabling Autonomous Sensing
Ellen Skow, Research Graduate Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

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