IFPE 2014 will be the place to be to learn about all things fluid power. As in they have since 2002, IFPE and ConExpo will be held simultaneously at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4 through Saturday, March 8, with the IFPE Technical Conference running Wednesday, March 5 through Friday, March 7. Specifically, conference sessions will be held in the South Hall Bridge Meeting Complex. In addition, four-hour short courses will be conducted Tuesday, March 4, and a series of free fluid power seminars will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6. The IFPE Technical Conference will emphasize new technologies and methods related to improved analysis, design, manufacture, and performance of fluid power components and systems.

Registration for the IFPE Technical Conference is $85, which includes admission to all technical presentations, two keynote presentations, a flash drive with the Conference, and a certificate for PDH or CEUs.


Wednesday, March 5

W1 Modeling: Hybrid (Green), PCB Stability, Controls | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

PCB System Dynamic Stability Utilizing Digital Protyping
Michael Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corp.

Innovative Hybrid Modeling Approach to Enhance Green Design Based on Fully Integrated Mechatronic System
Vincent Remillard, Application Engineer/Technical Manager, Famic Technologies Inc.

Using Simulation to Create Real Efficiency in Hydraulic Control Systems
David Ruxton, Applications Engineer, HydraForce and Nick Stabile, Design Engineer Group Leader, HydraForce

W2 Wireless Technology: Applications, Performance, Safety | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

High Speed Real-Time Industrial Ethernet Technology Revolutionizes Off-Highway Vehicle Automation Architectures
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technologies for Off-Highway Agricultural Vehicles: The Benefits of Using State-of-the- Art Mobile Hydraulics Technology
Leroy Garciano, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

Machine Control with Only Two Hoses
Douglas Anderson, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

W3 Controls: Analysis, Performance, Systems | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Servo Motion Control with Custom Feedback Increases Operation Uptime, Reduces Maintenance, and Improves Monitoring of Machine Parameters
Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems Inc.

Practical Solutions for Open Circuit System Instability
Chad Daniel, Manager, BA Sales Americas, Danfoss

Hydraulic “Jerk” on Articulated Vehicles
Jared Cave, Systems and Applications Engineer, Danfoss

W4 Modeling Pumps for Design and Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Comparison of Steady State Flow Loss Models for Axial Piston Pumps
Samuel Hall, System and Application Engineer, Danfoss

On the Hydraulic Pumps Modeling for Applications Engineers
Medhat Khalil, Director of Professional Education, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Research on Influence of Improved Stator Curve on the Characteristic of Vane Pump
Radovan Petrovic, Professor, College of Applied Engineering, Center for Power Control Hydraulics

W5 Noise Control: Modeling and In-Line Supression | 10:30 am - 12: 00 pm

Prediction of the Acoustic Radiation from a Hydraulic Piston
Michael Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corp

Optimization of Dissimilarly-Sized Dual In-Line Suppressors
Elliott Gruber, Graduate Student, Georgia Institute of Technology

W6 Hydraulic Energy Storage Methods | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fluid Power in Transportation
Charles Juhasz, Director of Engineering, Scientific Services Inc

Experimental Studies of Viscous Loss in a Hydraulic Flywheel Accumulator
Kyle Strohmaier, Master's Student, University of Minnesota

Industrial Application of an Intelligent and Efficient Fluid Power Storage System
Leonid Sheshin, Head of Fluid Power Department, Lumex-Marketing Ltd

Wednesday 1:00 to 2:00

Keynote Presentation

Energy Consumption in Fluid Power

The Impact and Potential Savings in Mobile Machine Applications - Lonnie Love, Ph.D., Group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Group

Fluid power is a foundational technology for both the manufacture and operation of mobile machines. However, there are many areas where fluid power can improve. A recent ORNL/NFPA study suggests that between 2 and 3% of U. S. energy consumption is derived from fluid-power components and systems. Furthermore, the average efficiency of fluid-power systems is approximately 21% — although typically higher in mobile machines. Therefore, moderate improvements in efficiency can yield tremendous energy savings. Emerging trends in advanced manufacturing can simultaneously increase efficiency as well as improve competitiveness. Another challenge is workforce development. How can we inspire youth to consider careers in science and engineering, and become knowledgeable about the potential in fluid power?


W7 New Pump Designs (Digital/Discrete) and Applications | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Midsize Wind Turbines with Hydraulic Transmissions
Feng Wang, PhD, University of Minnesota

Applications for Discrete Flow Pumps
Matt Kronlage, Product Applications Engineer, Turolla OpenCircuitGear

DHTM475- The Evolution of Flow
Elton Bishop, Manager, DigitalHydraulic LLC

W8 Using Hydraulics for Tier 4 Off Highway Compliance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Engine Overspeed Protection for Tier 4 Machines with Hydrostatic Transmissions
Simon Nielsen, Systems Engineer, Danfoss

Modern Hydrostatic Propel Drives Change Wheeled Off-Road Vehicles
Jӧrn Petersen, Sales Director Construction Machinery Sector, Bosch Rexroth

W9 Controls: Analysis, Performance, Systems | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Coordinating Subsystem to Maximize Efficiency
Timothy Post, Application Engineering Manager, Hydro Electronic Devices

Hydraulic Generator Drive Robust Control
Christian Daley, Engineer, Danfoss

Pressure Control in Pulsed Electrohydraulic Forming of Sheet Metal
Celestine Okoye, University Lecturer, Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters

W10 Novel Methodology for Analysis of Pumps and Motors | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Equations to Fluid Power Components
Nahum Goldenberg, CEO, HydroCAD-Nahum Goldenberg Ltd

A Novel Methodology of Displacement Calculation for the Swash Plate Axial Piston Pump with Conical Cylinder Block
Will Guo, Engineering Team Leader, Danfoss

W11 Pneumatics: Reusable Energy, Robotics, Orthotics | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Heat and Efficiency Considerations in Fluid-Powered Co-Robotics Applications
Douglas Cook, Staff Researcher, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Walking Energy Hydraulic Regeneration Potential to Extend Range of Active Orthotic Exoskeletons
Keith Fisher, Associate Professor, Montana State University

W12 Work/Duty Cycles: Determination and Optimization | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Establishing an Optimal Work Cycle for an Alternative Wheel Loader Concept
Bobbie Frank, Alternative Drivetrain Research Engineer, Volvo Construction Equipment and Lund University

Drive Cycle Formation Procedures for Off-Highway Vehicles
QingHui Yuan, Manager, Eaton Corp

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